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Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine. Options
Daemon
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Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine.

John Milton (1608-1674)
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It depends on your deeds.
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John Milton/Quotes
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
A mind not to be changed by place or time. The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a heav'n of hell, a hell of heav'n.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
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Daemon wrote:
Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine.

John Milton (1608-1674)


Yeah. Accuse not Nature, because she doesn’t give a damn about it, but being too picky or grumpy - it may graciously double its burden...
monamagda
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Paradise Lost
By John Milton

Book VIII

Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part;
Do thou but thine;
and be not diffident
Of Wisdom; she deserts thee not, if thou
Dismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh,
By attributing overmuch to things
Less excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
For, what admirest thou, what transports thee so,
An outside? fair, no doubt, and worthy well
Thy cherishing, thy honouring, and thy love;
Not thy subjection: Weigh with her thyself;
Then value: Oft-times nothing profits more
Than self-esteem, grounded on just and right
Well managed; of that skill the more thou knowest,
The more she will acknowledge thee her head,
And to realities yield all her shows:
Made so adorn for thy delight the more,
So awful, that with honour thou mayest love
Thy mate, who sees when thou art seen least wise.
But if the sense of touch, whereby mankind
Is propagated, seem such dear delight
Beyond all other; think the same vouchsafed
To cattle and each beast; which would not be
To them made common and divulged, if aught
Therein enjoyed were worthy to subdue
The soul of man, or passion in him move.
What higher in her society thou findest
Attractive, human, rational, love still;
In loving thou dost well, in passion not,
Wherein true love consists not: Love refines
The thoughts, and heart enlarges; hath his seat
In reason, and is judicious; is the scale
By which to heavenly love thou mayest ascend,
Not sunk in carnal pleasure; for which cause,
Among the beasts no mate for thee was found.
To whom thus, half abashed, Adam replied.

Read more: https://www.cliffsnotes.com/literature/p/paradise-lost/summary-and-analysis/book-viii/book-viii-5
Adyl Mouhei
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Our part is responsibility, commitment, and respect towards nature and towards our fellow men.
Nelson Cerqueira
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Don’t ask what Nature can do for, ask what are you doing to Nature and yourself!
Hope123
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Nature doesn't care about humans. The planet will survive without humans who are still fouling their own nest because of greed.

“Do thou thine” part = start looking after the environment and wildlife by doing your part to keep the land, sea, and air clean. We all need to work together and do our small part.

Write governments that loosen regulations for business so that the environment is harmed. If no regulations are in place, ask them to pass them.
Articulate Dreamer
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Singularly apt, these words for these times....
Verbatim
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 6:40:30 PM
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Daemon wrote:
Accuse not Nature, she hath done her part; do thou but thine.

John Milton (1608-1674)


Aside from the context, another way to read this quotation is this:

Accept what you were endowed by nature, work with what you have been given, build on it with your own effort.
Hans Wobbe
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 7:47:31 PM

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Division of labour.
ibj_ldn
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2020 10:33:31 PM

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And we are surely doing our part in destroying nature as a whole...
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