|A image from an NCCS.net article on how the 1776 Declaration of Independence established the premise that in America a people might assume the station "to which the laws of nature and nature's god entitle them…" and how Americas leaders of 1787 had studied Cicero, Polybius, Coke, Locke, Montesquieu, and Blackstone, among others, as well as the history of the rise and fall of governments, and they recognized underlying principles of natural law as those of the Decalogue (ten commandments), the golden rule, and the deepest thought of the ages. |
The following are related quotes:
“Nature will never follow people, but people will have to follow the laws of nature.”— Dioscorides (c.60), Of Material Medicine
“No one cares to dispute overly man’s free will, but no one yet has proved that man can thereby violate the laws of nature, despite the authentic accounts to the contrary as recorded in the Bible.”— Morris Zucker (1945), on the problem of the accident [Sorokin theory version] in history 
“To a materialist no thing is real but atoms in a void and we are but molecular people controlled by the actions of natural physicochemical law.”
— George Scott (1985), Atoms of the Living Flame
“The title of Goethe’s novel Elective Affinities refer to the chemical tenet of rapports between different bodies which, from Etienne-François Geoffroy’s works in 1718, emerge as a prevailing theory [see: affinity theory] in the eighteenth-century chemistry. Goethe does not limit his views to the analogy between love attractions which made and break up couples and chemical processes which determine bonds and precipitations of chemical substances. His excellent knowledge of chemical and alchemical tradition leads him to consider affinity as a law of nature having effects in chemistry as well as in the living being and in the mind.”— Bernard Joly (2006), “Goethe’s Elective Affinities: Between Science and Literature” (abs) 
1. Zucker, Morris. (1945). The Philosophy of American History: The Historical Field Theory (pg. 681). Arnold-Howard Publishing Co.
2. Natural law – National Center for Constitutional Studies.
3. Joly, Bernard. (2006). “Les Affinities elective de Goethe: entre science et literature” (French); “Goethe’s Elective Affinities: Between Science and Literature” (English), Methodos, 6.
● Law of nature (disambiguation) – Wikipedia.
● Laws of nature – Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.