“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” – William Abby

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“I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.” – Edward Abbey

“Nature does nothing in vain.” – Aristotle

“I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children” – Wendell Berry

“When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his providence. Art is the perfection of nature. Were the world now as it was the sixth day, there were yet a chaos. Nature hath made one world, and art another. In brief, all things are artificial; for nature is the art of God.” – Sir Thomas Browne

“Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.” – Richard Feynman

“Nature always tends to act in the simplest way.” – Bernoulli