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A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Lord Dunsany /The Laughter of the Gods/

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.
Walt Whitman

Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.
Mark Twain

Every rule has an exception except the Rule of Exceptions.
/Murphy's Law/

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet.
Khalil Gibran /The Prophet /

Garbage abhors a vacuum. It will grow to fill available space. The more space you have, the more junk you'll have.
/Murphy's Law/

In nature, nothing is ever right. Therefore, if everything is going right ... something is wrong.
/Murphy's Law/

It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English -- up to fifty words used in correct context -- no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.
Carl Sagan

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
Niels Bohr

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature hates calculators.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau /Emile /

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Juvenal /Satires /

On a still night, when the campfire is low and the Pleiades have climbed over rimrocks, sit quietly and listen ... and think hard of everything you have seen and tried to understand.
Aldo Leopold

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Blaise Pascal

The fish are always biting....yesterday!
/Murphy's Law/

The great mountains of the world are a great remedy if men but did know it against our modern discontent and ambitions.
E. R. Eddison /The Worm Ouroboros/

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.
H. P. Lovecraft /The Call of Cthulhu/

Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home
John Muir

To demand 'sense' is the hallmark of nonsense. Nature does not make sense. Nothing makes sense.
Ayn Rand

Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
Immanuel Kant

We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way - an agreement that holds through our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language.
Benjamin Lee Whorf

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Albert Einstein

What is outside yourself does not convey much worth; Clothes do not make the man, the saddle not the horse.
Angelius Silesius

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
John Muir

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
Aldous Huxley

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