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Aug 31, 2011, 2:07pm

There is no trifling with nature,it is always true,grave,and severe:it is always in the right.

Aug 31, 2011, 2:09pm

And so the marvels of nature go on evolving,--wheels within wheels
William Beebe

Aug 31, 2011, 2:12pm

Man cannot change a single law of nature but can put himself into such relations to natural laws that he can profit by them
Edwin Grant Conklin

Aug 31, 2011, 2:13pm

Science never destroys wonder,it only shifts it higher and deeper.
J.Arthur Thompson

Aug 31, 2011, 2:16pm

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods,
there is a rapture on the lonely shore,
there is society where none intrudes,
By the deep sea,and music in it's roar
I love not man the less,but nature more.
George Gordon Byron

Aug 31, 2011, 2:46pm

Law of Compensation:
All infractions of love and equity in our social relations are speedily punished.They are punished by fear.Whilst I stand in simple relations to my fellow man,I have no displeasure in meeting him.We meet as water meets water,or as two currents of air mix,with perfect diffusion and interpentration of nature.But as soon as there is any departure from simplicity and attempt at halfness,or good for me that is not good for him,my neighbor feels the wrong:he shrinks from me as far as I have shrunk from him..
Ralph Waldo Emerson (essay Compensation)