Is there anything, in fact, more joyful than the countryside, or much richer than nature, especially when the soul, that is as religious as it is sensitive, discovers, in every leaf and on the wing of each atom, the great name of the Eternal One.
Letter to Adolphe Tavernier, 12 October 1819, O.W. XV n.151
“Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.” John Burroughs