Search GIGA
Name Index
Name List
Name Index
Varying Hare
TOPICS:          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
PEOPLE:    #   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

 << Prev Page    Displaying page 10 of 11    Next Page >> 
[ Also see Agriculture Animals Art Autumn Birds Character Clouds Country Country Life Creation Day Dew Earth Evening Flowers Forests Fruits Gardens Grass Life Morning Mountains Night Plants Rain Rainbows Scenery Science Sea Snow Solitude Spring Stars Sun Sunrise Sunset Trees Twilight Weeds Wilderness Wind World Zephyrs ]

Yet neither spinnes, nor cards, ne cares nor fretts,
  But to her mother Nature all her care she letts.
      - Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
         (bk. II, canto VI)

For all that Nature by her mother-wit
  Could frame in earth.
      - Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
         (bk. IV, canto X, st. 21)

What more felicitie can fall to creature
  Than to enjoy delight with libertie,
    And to be lord of all the workes of Nature,
      To raine in th' aire from earth to highest skie,
        To feed on flowres and weeds of glorious feature.
      - Edmund Spenser, The Fate of the Butterfly
         (l. 209)

The best thing is to go from nature's God dawn to nature; and if you once get to nature's God, and believe Him, and love Him, it is surprising how easy it is to hear music in the waves, and songs in the wild whisperings of the winds; to see God everywhere in the stones, in the rocks, in the rippling brooks, and hear Him everywhere, in the lowing of cattle, in the rolling of thunder, and in the fury of tempests. Get Christ first, put Him in the right place, and you will find Him to be the wisdom of God in your own experience.
      - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Nature, like a loving mother, is ever trying to keep land and sea, mountain and valley, each in its place, to hush the angry winds and waves, balance the extremes of heat and cold, of rain and drought, that peace, harmony, and beauty may reign supreme.
      - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Once, when the days were ages,
  And the old Earth was young,
    The high gods and the sages
      From Nature's golden pages
        Her open secrets wrung.
      - Richard Henry Stoddard, Brahma's Answer

A voice of greeting from the wind was sent;
  The mists enfolded me with soft white arms;
    The birds did sing to lap me in content,
      The rivers wove their charms,--
        And every little daisy in the grass
          Did look up in my face, and smile to see me pass!
      - Richard Henry Stoddard,
        Hymn to the Beautiful (st. 4)

In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.
      - Rabindranath Tagore, Gardener (74)

Nothing in Nature is unbeautiful.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, Lover's Tale
         (l. 348)

Myriads of rivulets hurrying through the lawn,
  The moan of doves in immemorial elms,
    And murmuring of innumerable bees.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, Princess
         (canto VII, l. 205)

I care not, Fortune, what you me deny;
  You cannot rob me of free Nature's grace,
    You cannot shut the windows of the sky,
      Through which Aurora shows her brightening face;
        You cannot bar my constant feet to trace
          The woods and lawns, by living stream, at eve.
      - James Thomson (1), Castle of Indolence
         (canto II, st. 3)

O nature! . . .
  Enrich me with the knowledge of thy works;
    Snatch me to Heaven.
      - James Thomson (1), Seasons--Autumn
         (l. 1,352)

Rocks rich in gems, and Mountains big with mines,
  That on the high Equator, ridgy, rise,
    Whence many a bursting Stream auriferous plays.
      - James Thomson (1), Seasons--Summer
         (l. 646)

If we see nature as pausing, immediately all mortifies and decays; but seen as progressing, she is beautiful.
      - Henry David Thoreau

Nature is always wise in every part.
      - Lord Edward Thurlow (1), 1st Baron Thurlow,
        Select Poems--The Harvest Moon

Nature is the chart of God, mapping out all His attributes.
      - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Search out the wisdom of nature, there is depth in all her doings; she seemeth prodigal of power, yet her rules are the maxims of frugality.
      - Martin Farquhar Tupper

However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words.
      - Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev

No matter how often you knock at nature's door, she won't answer in words you can understand--for Nature is dumb. She'll vibrate and moan like a violin, but you mustn't expect a song.
      - Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev, On the Eve
         (ch. 1)

Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad; hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us.
      - John Updike

Talk not of temples, there is one
  Built without hands, to mankind given;
    Its lamps are the meridian sun
      And all the stars of heaven,
        Its walls are the cerulean sky,
          Its floor the earth so green and fair,
            The dome its vast immensity
              All Nature worships there!
      - David Vedder, Temple of Nature

Nature has always had more force than education.
  [Fr., La Nature a toujours ete en eux plus forte que l'education.]
      - Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire),
        Life of Moliere

Nature does not capriciously scatter her secrets as golden gifts to lazy pets and luxurious darlings, but imposes tasks when she presents opportunities, and uplifts him whom she would inform. The apple that she drops at the feet of Newton is but a coy invitation to follow her to the stars.
      - Edwin Percy Whipple

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
      - Walt Whitman

Nature eschews regular lines; she does not shape her lines by a common model. Not one of Eve's numerous progeny in all respects resembles her who first culled the flowers of Eden. To the infinite variety and picturesque inequality of nature we owe the great charm of her uncloying beauty.
      - John Greenleaf Whittier

Displaying page 10 of 11 for this topic:   << Prev  Next >>  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 [10] 11

 WWW.GIGA-USA.COM     Back to Top of Page 
The GIGA name and the GIGA logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
GIGA-USA and GIGA-USA.COM are servicemarks of the domain owner.
Copyright © 1999-2013 John C. Shepard. All Rights Reserved.
Last Revised: 2013 March 16
Click > HERE < to report errors

Buy a good book from
Varying Hare Books