Quotation by Thomas Browne

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Thomas Browne (1605–1682), British physician, author. Religio Medici, pt. 1, sct. 16 (1643).

A related idea was expressed earlier in the Enneads of Plotinus (bk. 3, ch. 2, sct. 16): "The energy of nature is artificial, as when a dancer moves."
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