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Wisdom : Juvenal

Nature and wisdom always say the same. Juvenal  The illlustration is copyright: LilKar via Shutterstock Advertisements

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Nature: Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is rich, but the inexhaustible wealth of nature. She shows us only surfaces, but she is a million fathoms deep. Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 The illustration is copyright: Lightspring via Shutterstock

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Nature: Francis Bacon

Nature is not governed except by obeying her. Francis Bacon 1561-1626 The illustration is copyright: Ammit Jack via Shutterstock

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Nature: William Penn

It were happy if we studied nature and acted according to nature, whose rules are few, plain and most reasonable. William Penn 1644-1718 The illustration is copyright: beboy via Shutterstock

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Miracles: Walt Whitman

Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked … Continue reading

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Our Hold On The Planet: Robert Frost

We asked for rain. It didn’t flash and roar. It didn’t lose its temper at our demand And blow a gale. It didn’t misunderstand And give us more than our spokesman bargained for; And just because we owned to a … Continue reading

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Nature’s Gifts: Pamela Brown

May you, just once or twice in your lifetime, see something infinitely rare and strange and beautiful. I wish you delight of plants – the small miracles of graft and cutting, seed and bulb and corm. Of new life from … Continue reading

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A Song Of The Weather: Flanders and Swann

January brings the snow Makes your feet and fingers glow. February’s ice and sleet Freeze the toes right off your feet. Welcome March with wint’ry wind Would thou wert not so unkind. April brings the sweet Spring showers On and … Continue reading

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Spring Is Always Late: Anthony Trollope

The comic almanacs give us dreadful pictures of January and February; but, in truth, the months which should be made to look gloomy in England are March and April. Let no man boast himself that he has got through the … Continue reading

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Ripening Grapes: Galileo

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) The illustration is copyright: Konstantin Sutyagin … Continue reading

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