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Author: Pedro Calderon de la Barca
'Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.'


Author: Anais Nin
'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.'


Author: e. e. cummings
'I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.'


Author: Abraham Lincoln
'All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.'


Author: William Shakespeare
'And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.'


Author: Dale Carnegie
'One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.'


Author: Albert Camus
'In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.'


Author: Helen Keller
'Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.'


Author: Socrates
'He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.'


Author: Moliere
'The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.'


Author: John Ruskin
'Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.'


Author: Henri Matisse
'There are always flowers for those who want to see them.'


Author: Winston Churchill
'Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.'


Author: Khalil Gibran
'Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.'


Author: William Wordsworth
'Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.'


Author: Mahatma Gandhi
'The good man is the friend of all living things.'


Author: William Shakespeare
'Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land the great ones eat up the little ones.'


Author: Helen Keller
'To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Earth laughs in flowers.'


Author: William Shakespeare
'One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.'


Author: Albert Camus
'Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.'


Author: Aristotle
'In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.'


Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.'


Author: Aristotle
'If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.'


Author: Carl Sagan
'If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.'


Author: Lou Holtz
'A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.'


Author: Leo Buscaglia
'I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.'


Author: Robin Williams
'Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!''


Author: Anthony J. D'Angelo
'Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'The bluebird carries the sky on his back.'


Author: Richard Bach
'What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.'


Author: George Bernard Shaw
'Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.'


Author: Thomas Merton
'By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.'


Author: Carl Reiner
'A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.'


Author: Martin Luther
'For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.'


Author: John Burroughs
'I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.'


Author: John Muir
'The mountains are calling and I must go.'


Author: Rabindranath Tagore
'The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.'


Author: George Washington Carver
'I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.'


Author: Langston Hughes
'Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.'


Author: Edward Abbey
'May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.'


Author: Frederick Douglass
'It is not light that we need, but fire it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.'


Author: John Lubbock
'Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.'


Author: Rose Kennedy
'Birds sing after a storm why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?'


Author: Vincent Van Gogh
'When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.'


Author: George Eliot
'Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.'


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.'


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.'


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
'It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.'


Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.'


Author: George Washington Carver
'Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.'


Author: Galileo Galilei
'The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.'


Author: John Lubbock
'Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.'


Author: Kin Hubbard
'Don't knock the weather nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.'


Author: Walt Whitman
'I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.'


Author: e. e. cummings
'The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.'


Author: E. M. Forster
'What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?'


Author: Walt Whitman
'A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.'


Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
'I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.'


Author: Alice Walker
'I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.'


Author: Samuel Butler
'A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.'


Author: Bertrand Russell
'I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.'


Author: Walt Whitman
'Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.'


Author: Roger Miller
'Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.'


Author: Rabindranath Tagore
'Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.'


Author: John Muir
'The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.'


Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
'Everything is blooming most recklessly if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.'


Author: Victor Hugo
'What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.'


Author: Woody Allen
'As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.'


Author: H. G. Wells
'Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.'


Author: Ambrose Bierce
'Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.'


Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
'There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.'


Author: Toni Morrison
'All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.'


Author: Woody Allen
'I am two with nature.'


Author: Tennessee Williams
'The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.'


Author: Albert Schweitzer
'Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.'


Author: Satchel Paige
'Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.'


Author: Jane Austen
'To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.'


Author: Anton Chekhov
'Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.'


Author: William Hazlitt
'We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.'


Author: Robert Byrne
'Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours.''


Author: E. B. White
'I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.'


Author: Emily Dickinson
'How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!'


Author: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
'Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.'


Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
'Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.'


Author: Francis Bacon
'Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.'


Author: John Keats
'The poetry of the earth is never dead.'


Author: Emily Dickinson
'To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.'


Author: George Santayana
'To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.'


Author: Marshall McLuhan
'There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.'


Author: Russell Baker
'Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.'


Author: Thomas Browne
'All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.'


Author: Jules Verne
'We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.'


Author: Charles Lindbergh
'In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.'


Author: Francis Bacon
'We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.'


Author: John Ruskin
'It is written on the arched sky it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.'


Author: Hal Borland
'Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.'


Author: Andy Warhol
'Land really is the best art.'


Author: Ansel Adams
'Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.'


Author: Langston Hughes
'Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.'


Author: John Burroughs
'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.'


Author: Annie Leibovitz
'Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.'


Author: Gustave Flaubert
'I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.'


Author: Doug Larson
'Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.'


Author: Carl Sandburg
'Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.'


Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
'Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.'


Author: Dag Hammarskjold
'Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.'


Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
'Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.'


Author: Hal Borland
'A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.'


Author: Edward Steichen
'I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.'


Author: John Muir
'I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.'


Author: Jimmy Carter
'Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.'


Author: Thomas Moore
'And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.'


Author: Anne Bronte
'A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.'


Author: Hans Christian Anderson
'Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.'


Author: Georgia O'Keeffe
'I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.'


Author: Jules Verne
'The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.'


Author: Joseph Wood Krutch
'The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.'


Author: Pam Brown
'For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.'


Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.'


Author: Gerard De Nerval
'Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.'


Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
'Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.'


Author: Walter Scott
'Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.'


Author: Heraclitus
'Nature is wont to hide herself.'


Author: Edward Abbey
'For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!'


Author: Rupert Brooke
'Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.'


Author: Roger Tory Peterson
'Birds have wings they're free they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.'


Author: Hal Borland
'You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.'


Author: Havelock Ellis
'The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.'


Author: Jean Paul
'Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.'


Author: Ruth Bernhard
'The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.'


Author: Wallace Stevens
'Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.'


Author: Willa Cather
'I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.'


Author: Saint Basil
'Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.'


Author: Geraldo Rivera
'Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared.'


Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
'Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.'


Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
'Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.'


Author: Wendell Berry
'To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.'


Author: Joseph Conrad
'Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.'


Author: Diane Ackerman
'Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.'


Author: Claude Monet
'I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.'


Author: Wendell Berry
'I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.'


Author: Cyril Connolly
'It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.'


Author: Iris Murdoch
'People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.'


Author: Gerard Manley Hopkins
'Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.'


Author: Mao Zedong
'Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.'


Author: Wallace Stevens
'Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!'


Author: Sara Teasdale
'Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.'


Author: Don DeLillo
'There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.'


Author: John Fowles
'In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.'


Author: Jean Giraudoux
'The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.'


Author: William Ellery Channing
'The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.'


Author: Annie Dillard
'There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.'


Author: Hamlin Garland
'I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.'


Author: Georges Simenon
'The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.'


Author: Aldo Leopold
'In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries no man can ignore all of them.'


Author: Norman MacCaig
'I'm very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.'


Author: Andy Goldsworthy
'Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.'


Author: Antonio Porchia
'Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.'


Author: Theodore Roethke
'Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.'


Author: David Gerrold
'Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.'


Author: Ugo Betti
'There is no forgiveness in nature.'


Author: Izaak Walton
'Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.'


Author: Robert Wilson Lynd
'There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.'


Author: Hal Boyle
'What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.'


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
'The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.'


Author: Gilbert White
'Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.'


Author: William Bartram
'Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.'


Author: William Bartram
'My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.'


Author: James Whitcomb Riley
'When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.'


Author: William C. Bryant
'The groves were God's first temples.'


Author: Eric Berne
'The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.'


Author: Hamlin Garland
'Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.'


Author: Clarence Day
'We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways.'


Author: Joyce Kilmer
'I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.'


Author: P. D. James
'It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.'


Author: Hamlin Garland
'My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.'


Author: Steven Weinberg
'Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out.'


Author: Henry Cantwell Wallace
'People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.'


Author: Ingrid Bergman
'A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.'


Author: Mother Teresa
'We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to to'


Author: Thomas Jefferson
'A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are t'


Author: Helen Keller
'Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.'


Author: Albert Einstein
'It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.'


Author: Benjamin Franklin
'Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.'


Author: Marcus Garvey
'God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.'


Author: William Shakespeare
'A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.'


Author: Mahatma Gandhi
'Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.'


Author: Marilyn Monroe
'Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.'


Author: Aristotle
'All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.'


Author: Anne Frank
'The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.'


Author: Mahatma Gandhi
'Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.'


Author: C. S. Lewis
'Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.'


Author: Mahatma Gandhi
'We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.'


Author: C. S. Lewis
'What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.'


Author: Mahatma Gandhi
'Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.'


Author: Eleanor Roosevelt
'Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.'


Author: William Shakespeare
'Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.'


Author: Lao Tzu
'Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.'


Author: Aristotle
'All men by nature desire knowledge.'


Author: Benjamin Franklin
'In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.'


Author: Plato
'All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.'


Author: John Muir
'Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.'


Author: Benjamin Britten
'It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.'


Author: John Adams
'All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.'


Author: Voltaire
'Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.'


Author: John Muir
'Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.'


Author: Joan Jett
'I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Nature hates calculators.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.'


Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?'


Author: Aristotle
'Man is by nature a political animal.'


Author: Aristotle
'Nature does nothing in vain.'


Author: Aristotle
'For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.'


Author: Aristotle
'The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.'


Author: Aristotle
'Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.'


Author: Stephen Hawking
'I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.'


Author: Aristotle
'He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.'


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
'Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.'


Author: Lao Tzu
'Nature is not human hearted.'


Author: Lao Tzu
'It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.'


Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
'Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.'


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
'Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name '


Author: Joseph Campbell
'The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.'


Author: Joel Osteen
'You may make some mistakes - but that doesn't make you a sinner. You've got the very nature of God on the inside of you.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.'


Author: Voltaire
'What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'What is human warfare but just this an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?'


Author: John Muir
'In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.'


Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.'


Author: Henry David Thoreau
'There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.'


Author: Bob Dylan
'I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.'


Author: Swami Vivekananda
'External nature is only internal nature writ large.'


Author: Tom Hanks
'Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or'


Author: Plato
'He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.'


Author: Plato
'No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.'


Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.'


Author: Albert Camus
'Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.'


Author: Coco Chanel
'Nature gives you the face you have at twenty it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.'


Author: Eric Hoffer
'The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.'


Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
'But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.'


Author: Jimi Hendrix
'My nature just changes.'


Author: Jimi Hendrix
'I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.'


Author: George Santayana
'The family is one of nature's masterpieces.'


Author: William Blake
'The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination'


Author: Voltaire
'The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.'


Author: Voltaire
'We are all full of weakness and errors let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.'


Author: Sai Baba
'Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.'


Author: Bob Dylan
'I think I have a dualistic nature.'


Author: John D. Rockefeller
'I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.'


Author: Plato
'To prefer evil to good is not in human nature and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.'


Author: Salvador Dali
'Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.'


Author: Walt Whitman
'After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.'


Author: Henry Norris Russell
'Just what future the Designer of the universe has provided for the souls of men I do not know, I cannot prove. But I find that the whole order of Nature confirms my confidence that, if it is not like our noblest hopes and dreams, it will transcend them.'


Author: Edgar Allan Poe
'It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.'


Author: Plato
'Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.'


Author: Napoleon Hill
'Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.'


Author: William James
'The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.'


Author: Charles Darwin
'If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.'


Author: Warren Buffett
'Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely conse'


Author: Jose Marti
'But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.'


Author: Sai Baba
'Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.'


Author: Barack Obama
'When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic.'


Author: Walt Disney
'I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.'


Author: Epictetus
'It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.'


Author: Walt Disney
'All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.'


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.'


Author: Charles Dickens
'To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.'


Author: Danielle Dax
'I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.'


Author: Leonardo da Vinci
'Water is the driving force of all nature.'


Author: Walt Disney
'You can't just let nature run wild.'


Author: Voltaire
'Nature has always had more force than education.'


Author: Thomas Carlyle
'If you look deep enough you will see music the heart of nature being everywhere music.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.'


Author: Marcus Aurelius
'Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.'


Author: Erich Fromm
'The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.'


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
'I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.'


Author: Victor Hugo
'Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.'


Author: Aldous Huxley
'Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.'


Author: Alexander Hamilton
'The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.'


Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.'


Author: Alexander Hamilton
'There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.'


Author: Adam Smith
'To feel much for others and little for ourselves to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.'


Author: Patrick Henry
'We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.'


Author: Leo Tolstoy
'One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.'


Author: Clint Eastwood
'There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.'


Author: Victor Hugo
'Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.'


Author: Franklin D. Roosevelt
'We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.'


Author: Leonardo da Vinci
'Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.'


Author: William James
'The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.'


Author: Leonardo da Vinci
'Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.'


Author: Soren Kierkegaard
'The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.'


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'All art is but imitation of nature.'


Author: Henry Ward Beecher
'Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?'


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.'


Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
'To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people.'


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'For greed all nature is too little.'


Author: Saint Augustine
'Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.'


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.'


Author: Lord Byron
'As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.'


Author: Victor Hugo
'Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.'


Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
'Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.'


Author: Alexander Hamilton
'In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.'


Author: Victor Hugo
'As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.'


Author: Karl Marx
'It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.'


Author: Charles Dickens
'Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.'


Author: Thomas Paine
'Human nature is not of itself vicious.'


Author: Thomas Paine
'But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.'


Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
'Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.'


Author: Niels Bohr
'It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.'


Author: Jose Ortega y Gasset
'Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.'


Author: Ambrose Bierce
'Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.'


Author: Samuel Johnson
'He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.'


Author: Carrot Top
'It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.'


Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
'Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.'


Author: Washington Irving
'An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.'


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.'


Author: Phillips Brooks
'The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.'


Author: Billy Corgan
'I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It's a journey of recovery. It's a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It's already there.'


Author: Lucius Annaeus Seneca
'What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.'


Author: Hubert H. Humphrey
'A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.'


Author: Edmund Burke
'We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.'


Author: Neil Armstrong
'I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.'


Author: Vincent Van Gogh
'I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself, and the paintings appear as in a dream.'


Author: Leonardo da Vinci
'Nature never breaks her own laws.'


Author: Stanislaw Lec
'Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.'


Author: Vincent Van Gogh
'It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.'


Author: Alan Watts
'In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all.'


Author: Woody Allen
'Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.'


Author: Francis Bacon
'Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.'


Author: Alice Walker
'In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.'


Author: William Wordsworth
'For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.'


Author: Sigmund Freud
'The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.'


Author: William Wordsworth
'Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.'


Author: E. O. Wilson
'Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.'


Author: Edmund Burke
'There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.'


Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
'God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.'


Author: Isaac Asimov
'To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Two things control men's nature, instinct and experience.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Our nature consists in motion complete rest is death.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.'


Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld
'Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.'


Author: George MacDonald
'It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.'


Author: Charles Darwin
'What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!'


Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
'Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.'


Author: Robert Green Ingersoll
'In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are consequences.'


Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
'Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.'


Author: Orison Swett Marden
'You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.'


Author: Rudyard Kipling
'Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.'


Author: Margaret Mead
'Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.'


Author: Harry Crews
'There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.'


Author: Samuel Adams
'The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.'


Author: Margaret Cavendish
'A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?'


Author: Samuel Butler
'Self-preservation is the first law of nature.'


Author: Edmund Burke
'It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.'


Author: William Wordsworth
'Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.'


Author: Aleister Crowley
'Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.'


Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
'The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.'


Author: Charles Dickens
'Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.'


Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
'Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.'


Author: Pierre Corneille
'Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.'


Author: Blaise Pascal
'Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.'


Author: Bernard Meltzer
'Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Nature abhors annihilation.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.'


Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.'


Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld
'Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.'


Author: Richard Dawkins
'Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.'


Author: John Paul Jones
'It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.'


Author: Alan King
'Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.'


Author: Benjamin Disraeli
'Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.'


Author: George Eliot
'In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.'


Author: Francis Bacon
'Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.'


Author: James Dean
'I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.'


Author: Orson Welles
'Race hate isn't human nature race hate is the abandonment of human nature.'


Author: Leo Tolstoy
'Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.'


Author: Honore de Balzac
'Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.'


Author: Honore de Balzac
'What is art? Nature concentrated.'


Author: Richard P. Feynman
'Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.'


Author: Lord Byron
'I love not man the less, but Nature more.'


Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
'Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.'


Author: John Keats
'Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.'


Author: Karl Von Clausewitz
'Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.'


Author: Honore de Balzac
'Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.'


Author: William Wordsworth
'The world is too much with us late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.'


Author: Thomas Aquinas
'As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.'


Author: Thomas Huxley
'The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.'


Author: Harry Emerson Fosdick
'He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.'


Author: Sidney Sheldon
'I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.'


Author: Thomas Huxley
'Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing.'


Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
'Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.'


Author: Stephen King
'Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.'


Author: Virginia Woolf
'Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.'


Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery
'The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.'


Author: John Muir
'Take a course in good water and air and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone no harm will befall you.'


Author: John Ruskin
'An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.'


Author: John Keats
'There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.'


Author: Max Planck
'Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.'


Author: Fran Lebowitz
'If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.'


Author: Laurence Sterne
'Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave it is not in his nature.'


Author: John Ruskin
'The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.'


Author: Richard M. Nixon
'In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.'


Author: P. J. O'Rourke
'We need a government, alas, because of the nature of humans.'


Author: Stephen Hawking
'There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.'


Author: Francis Bacon
'Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.'


Author: Fran Lebowitz
'Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.'


Author: Calvin Coolidge
'Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws.'


Author: May Sarton
'Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.'


Author: Anatole France
'Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.'


Author: Anatole France
'It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.'


Author: Francis Bacon
'The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'Painting from nature is not copying the object it is realizing one's sensations.'


Author: Samuel Johnson
'I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man's virtues the means of deceiving him.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.'


Author: Denis Diderot
'There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts reflection combines them experimentation verifies the result of that combination.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.'


Author: John Muir
'The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.'


Author: Franz Kafka
'You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.'


Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
'Nature never deceives us it is we who deceive ourselves.'


Author: Samuel Johnson
'Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.'


Author: Max Beerbohm
'To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.'


Author: Neil Young
'I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'The learned is happy, nature to explore The fool is happy, that he knows no more.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light!'


Author: Virginia Woolf
'It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.'


Author: Ansel Adams
'To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.'


Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
'In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'All nature is but art unknown to thee.'


Author: Richard P. Feynman
'For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.'


Author: Henry Miller
'Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature.'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'If you don't know how to die, don't worry Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you don't bother your head about it.'


Author: Miriam Makeba
'I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.'


Author: Galileo Galilei
'Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.'


Author: Marcel Proust
'Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.'


Author: Arthur Keith
'Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.'


Author: Horace
'You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.'


Author: Adam Weishaupt
'When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.'


Author: James Madison
'What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.'


Author: Michel de Montaigne
'Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.'


Author: Mason Cooley
'Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.'


Author: Henry A. Kissinger
'It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.'


Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
'It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.'


Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson
'And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.'


Author: Desiderius Erasmus
'Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.'


Author: Henry Beston
'The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.'


Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
'Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.'


Author: Helen Garner
'The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.'


Author: Frank Lloyd Wright
'Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.'


Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
'Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'Extremes in nature equal ends produce In man they join to some mysterious use.'


Author: Alexander Pope
'Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.'


Author: Kurt Vonnegut
'If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.'


Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau
'What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.'


Author: E. M. Forster
'England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.'


Author: W. H. Auden
''Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.''


Author: Garrison Keillor
'Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.'


Author: Desiderius Erasmus
'Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.'


Author: Marie Curie
'All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.'


Author: Havelock Ellis
'If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other's nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.'


Author: Deepak Chopra
'It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.'


Author: Paul Ryan
'Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature's God, not from government.'


Author: Richard Russo
'I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be pai'


Author: Jane Austen
'They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.'


Author: Jane Austen
'Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.'


Author: Helen Rowland
'Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.'


Author: Mason Cooley
'Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.'


Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge
'A poet ought not to pick nature's pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.'


Author: Franz Liszt
'It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy.'


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
'The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.'


Author: Al Gore
'Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.'


Author: Thomas Huxley
'Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit.'


Author: Thomas Huxley
'If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker.'


Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
'If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.'


Author: Henry Rollins
'I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.'


Author: Ludwig Wittgenstein
'I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.'


Author: Eric Hoffer
'Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.'


Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
'The Amen of nature is always a flower.'


Author: Dante Alighieri
'Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.'


Author: Elizabeth I
'Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.'


Author: Ansel Adams
'There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define we can grasp them only in the depths of our perce'


Author: David Herbert Lawrence
'Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.'


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
'Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature and the error is ineradicable.'


Author: Sophocles
'No speech can stain what is noble by nature.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.'


Author: Hippocrates
'Everything in excess is opposed to nature.'


Author: Thomas Aquinas
'Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.'


Author: Jack LaLanne
'You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.'


Author: Isaac Bashevis Singer
'What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.'


Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
'The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.'


Author: Gary Chapman
'I think that in today's world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness.'


Author: William Hazlitt
'To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.'


Author: Sholom Aleichem
'Gossip is nature's telephone.'


Author: H. G. Wells
'Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.'


Author: George Santayana
'By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.'


Author: Arnold J. Toynbee
'As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.'


Author: Joseph Addison
'The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.'


Author: Marquis de Sade
'Nature has not got two voices, you know, one of them condemning all day what the other commands.'


Author: Alfred Adler
'The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.'


Author: William Hazlitt
'The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.'


Author: William Hazlitt
'The humblest painter is a true scholar and the best of scholars the scholar of nature.'


Author: William Hazlitt
'Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.'


Author: Werner Heisenberg
'What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.'


Author: Peter Ustinov
'Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy.'


Author: Michelangelo
'I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.'


Author: Marquis de Sade
'There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself in no wise hath she need of an author.'


Author: Thomas Aquinas
'By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.'


Author: Julius Caesar
'I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.'


Author: David Millar
'But human nature dictates that there will always be cheaters. That's inevitable. Where there's money involved and glory, there are going to be people that cheat, and there will always be ways to cheat.'


Author: Zac Efron
'I'm very competitive by nature. And I like to be the underdog - It's the best way to win. To come from behind and win is a great feeling!'


Author: Franz Kafka
'Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so.'


Author: Thomas Hobbes
'Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.'


Author: Sophocles
'All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.'


Author: Laurence J. Peter
'Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.'


Author: Lee Atwater
'My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.'


Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.'


Author: Zora Neale Hurston
'It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.'


Author: George W. Bush
'Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.'


Author: Tertullian
'Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame.'


Author: Frances Wright
'All that I say is, examine, inquire. Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against. Know why you believe, understand what you believe, and possess a reason for the faith that is in you.'


Author: Joseph Smith, Jr.
'Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault.'


Author: Marquis de Sade
'Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.'


Author: James Allen
'The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.'


Author: Jimmy Carter
'It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.'


Author: Desmond Tutu
'I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.'


Author: Lewis Thomas
'Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and most unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live. In all of nature, there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself.'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'Art is a harmony parallel with nature.'


Author: Lady Gaga
'I think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element.'


Author: George W. Bush
'Look, when you're the president, there's all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it's just the nature of the job.'


Author: Friedrich Schiller
'Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.'


Author: Edward Hopper
'If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.'


Author: Tennessee Williams
'A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.'


Author: Standing Bear
'Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.'


Author: Ovid
'Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.'


Author: Eric Hoffer
'Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.'


Author: Alex Noble
'If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.'


Author: Baltasar Gracian
'Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best for that we must have recourse to art.'


Author: David Herbert Lawrence
'The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.'


Author: Doug Coupland
'Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair.'


Author: Edward Hopper
'My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.'


Author: Edward Hopper
'Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.'


Author: Edward Hopper
'There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.'


Author: George Byron
'There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not Man the less, but Nature more.'


Author: Jonathan Swift
'Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.'


Author: William Shatner
'The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we're looking at may not be in fact there, so the underlying nature of being is weird.'


Author: Camille Paglia
'Beauty is our weapon against nature by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.'


Author: Isabel Allende
'I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic.'


Author: Marguerite Moreau
'There's an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of things that aren't as important as we make them sometimes.'


Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
'Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.'


Author: Thomas Hobbes
'The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature that is to say, of his own life.'


Author: Lord Chesterfield
'Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.'


Author: John Dewey
'Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.'


Author: Antonio Gaudi
'Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.'


Author: Eleanora Duse
'If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.'


Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
'In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.'


Author: Dave Barry
'Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.'


Author: Noam Chomsky
'The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.'


Author: Lady Gaga
'I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I'm really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.'


Author: Nikita Khrushchev
'Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.'


Author: Frank B. Kellogg
'It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day.'


Author: Mick Jagger
'The elusive nature of love... it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.'


Author: Taylor Swift
'In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I'm always going to feel everything. It's my nature.'


Author: Oliver Goldsmith
'Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!'


Author: Jacques Yves Cousteau
'The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters... and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.'


Author: Paul Cezanne
'I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.'


Author: Auguste Rodin
'There are unknown forces in nature when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she lends them to us she shows us these forms, which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect.'


Author: John Stuart Mill
'The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.'


Author: Fay Weldon
'Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.'


Author: Christina Aguilera
'I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity.'


Author: Michael J. Fox
'Life is the power that's greater than I can ever comprehend. The way life runs through everything, even the tiniest elements of nature - that makes me humble.'


Author: Christopher Morley
'It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious he learned the habit from Nature.'


Author: Pink
'The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It's the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it - no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything.'


Author: Gustave Flaubert
'Stupidity is something unshakable nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.'


Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
'I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature and that man will be myself.'


Author: Charles Baudelaire
'Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.'


Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
'Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.'


Author: William Cowper
'Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.'


Author: William Cowper
'Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose.'


Author: Percy Bysshe Shelley
'Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.'


Author: William Shatner
'Nature is perfect.'


Author: Camille Paglia
'Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.'


Author: Marquis de Sade
'All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.'


Author: Ellsworth Huntington
'We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers.'


Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
'Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light every eye, looking on, finds its own.'


Author: Jerry Garcia
'America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think.'


Author: Marc Chagall
'Great art picks up where nature ends.'


Author: Aeschylus
'Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.'


Author: Larry Wilcox
'Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It's very speci'


Author: Alanis Morissette
'When I'm off the road, my husband and I recharge our batteries. It's a day of deep rest and connection with the spiritual, and that can be anything - going for a walk in nature, being in silence, burning incense.'


Author: William Ames
'Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things.'


Author: Richard P. Feynman
'Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.'


Author: Thomas Guthrie
'As in nature, as in art, so in grace it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.'


Author: James Thurber
'The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their'


Author: Michael J. Fox
'Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.'


Author: Gustave Flaubert
'Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.'


Author: Maynard James Keenan
'But I'm a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I'm going to make something out of it.'


Author: Elvis Presley
'It's human nature to gripe, but I'm going ahead and doing the best I can.'


Author: Pat Robertson
'I mean, if a person acts irresponsibly in his own life, he will pay the consequences. And it's not so much divine retribution as it's built into the law of nature.'


Author: Luther Burbank
'We must return to nature and nature's god.'


Author: Denis Diderot
'No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.'


Author: Claude Monet
'I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.'


Author: Christy Turlington
'Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.'


Author: John B. S. Haldane
'If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.'


Author: Jon Meacham
'If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexual'


Author: Camille Paglia
'Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.'


Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
'No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.'


Author: Alfred Austin
'The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.'


Author: Will Durant
'Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.'


Author: Andrew Bernstein
'Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.'


Author: Max Beerbohm
'It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.'


Author: Adam Smith
'Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.'


Author: David Bailey
'It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.'


Author: Donna Leon
'Italians know about human nature - they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it to work around it.'


Author: Umberto Eco
'A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.'


Author: Thorstein Veblen
'The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.'


Author: Charles Baudelaire
'Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?'


Author: Charles Baudelaire
'Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.'


Author: Auguste Rodin
'To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.'


Author: Auguste Rodin
'To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.'


Author: Zhuangzi
'Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.'


Author: Christian Nestell Bovee
'We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.'


Author: Eleonora Duse
'If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.'


Author: Dennis Prager
'Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature.'


Author: Jean de La Fontaine
'People must help one another it is nature's law.'


Author: Alphonse de Lamartine
'Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.'


Author: Marquis de Sade
'Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.'


Author: Marquis de Sade
'The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.'


Author: Alan Kay
'The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.'


Author: Emily Bronte
'I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.'


Author: Drew Barrymore
'Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school, so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30, I would like to try other things '


Author: Tiger Woods
'I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it's so relaxing, so quiet and peaceful. I mean, there's no noise other than nature - and it's so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.'


Author: Wendell Berry
'Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.'


Author: Greg Kinnear
'There's something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting.'


Author: Pope Paul VI
'Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.'


Author: Gertrude Stein
'Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.'


Author: Henri Matisse
'An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.'


Author: Bryant H. McGill
'Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.'


Author: Charles Baudelaire
'I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.'


Author: Anthony Hopkins
'We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we're atheist.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature.'


Author: Auguste Rodin
'Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.'


Author: Jenny McCarthy
'Parents of recovered children, and I've met hundreds, all share the same experience of doubters and deniers telling us our child must have never even had autism or that the recovery was simply nature's course. We all know better, and frankly we're too bus'


Author: Tom Hiddleston
'Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you're playing a tender love story that's set in a coffee shop or whether you're in 'The Avengers,' which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.'


Author: Billy Corgan
'Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.'


Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlege
'Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself.'


Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlege
'He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.'


Author: Newt Gingrich
'I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office.'


Author: David Hume
'There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.'


Author: Marquis de Sade
'Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.'


Author: Martin Scorsese
'Part of making any endeavour is that each one has its own special problems. It's the nature of the process.'


Author: Dante Alighieri
'Nature is the art of God.'


Author: Hugh Jackman
'By nature I'm not a brooder.'


Author: Hugh Jackman
'I have two children and it's amazing how in tune they are with nature, with light, with smells, with time.'


Author: Hugh Jackman
'That's all about the natural order of things, the idea of nature protecting children but also children protecting nature.'


Author: Hugh Jackman
'I know I'm not known as method. By nature I'm not a brooder. What I continue to use is a mixture of the English school, which is traditionally outside-in, and the more American way of working from the inside out.'


Author: Henry Adams
'Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.'


Author: Adlai E. Stevenson
'Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.'


Author: David Seabury
'Nature is at work. Character and destiny are her handiwork. She gives us love and hate, jealousy and reverence. All that is ours is the power to choose which impulse we shall follow.'


Author: Jack Kingston
'Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.'


Author: William Howard Taft
'No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.'


Author: Satish Kumar
'If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.'


Author: Syd Barrett
'Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it's so clean.'


Author: Archibald Alexander
'Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.'


Author: Edward Thorndike
'Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature.'


Author: Marco Rubio
'We are a people that have always celebrated other people's success so long as we always had the opportunity to meet that success ourselves. That is the American nature. That is the American character. That is one of the things that makes us different from'


Author: Marco Rubio
'It's not in our nature. Americans have never been a people that drive through a nice neighborhood and say, 'Oh, I hate the people who live in these nice houses.''


Author: Sue Grafton
'We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.'


Author: William Lyon Phelps
'Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.'


Author: Charles Kingsley
'There is a great deal of human nature in man.'


Author: Tom Hiddleston
'Loki in 'Thor' is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I'd built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters.'


Author: Larry Bird
'While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course.'


Author: John Donne
'Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant the only harmless great thing.'


Author: Herbert Read
'I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature.'


Author: Hermann Hesse
'What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.'


Author: Miguel de Cervantes
'That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.'


Author: William Burroughs
'This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.'


Author: Jacob Bronowski
'Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.'


Author: Tertullian
'The nature of rumor is known to all.'


Author: Billy Corgan
'I like my home and I like the nature.'


Author: Jean Ingelow
'Man is the miracle in nature. God Is the One Miracle to man.'


Author: Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlege
'God is each truly and exalted thing, therefore the individual himself to the highest degree. But are not nature and the world individuals?'


Author: Noam Chomsky
'Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That's human nature.'


Author: Albrecht Durer
'As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.'


Author: Marshall McLuhan
'Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.'


Author: Hosea Ballou
'Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.'


Author: Robert Fulghum
'I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.'


Author: Hannah Arendt
'By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.'


Author: Liam Neeson
'For all of nature's wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable.'


Author: Camille Paglia
'Although I'm an atheist who believes only in great nature, I recognize the spiritual richness and grandeur of the Roman Catholicism in which I was raised.'


Author: David Hume
'Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.'


Author: David Hume
'Human Nature is the only science of man and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.'


Author: Adolf Loos
'Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.'


Author: Zora Neale Hurston
'The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.'


Author: Tim Burton
'When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me.'


Author: Martha Graham
'I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle tha'


Author: Nicolas Chamfort
'When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human con'


Author: Henri Frederic Amiel
'He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.'


Author: Empedocles
'The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.'


Author: Denis Diderot
'It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.'


Author: Denis Diderot
'Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.'


Author: Adlai E. Stevenson
'Nature is neutral.'


Author: Maria Mitchell
'Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.'


Author: Daisaku Ikeda
'Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?'


Author: Cass Sunstein
'I think it's a very firm part of human nature that if you surround yourself with like-minded people, you'll end up thinking more extreme versions of what you thought before.'


Author: Dorothy Thompson
'Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.'


Author: Oliver Cromwell
'Nature can do more than physicians.'


Author: David Hockney
'To me, the world's rather beautiful if you look at it. Especially nature.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.'


Author: Bodhidharma
'Your nature is the Buddha.'


Author: Lord Acton
'Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.'


Author: Marian Anderson
'None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.'


Author: Paul Getty
'A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.'


Author: William Henry Harrison
'There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.'


Author: Dennis Prager
'The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane.'


Author: Yoko Ono
'Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.'


Author: Wallace Stevens
'In the world of words, the imagination is one of the forces of nature.'


Author: Pat Robertson
'God created the world the laws of nature were created by God. True science tries to find out what God put in the world. The trouble is where scientists speculate about theology and they don't know what they're talking about because they weren't there. The'


Author: Xun Zi
'In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.'


Author: Simon Mainwaring
'The creative destruction that social media is currently unleashing will change more than technology or the leader board of the Fortune 100. It is driving a qualitative shift in the nature of relationships between brands and their customers.'


Author: James Whistler
'To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.'


Author: Muhammad Iqbal
'It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.'


Author: Bjork
'It's incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves.'


Author: Camille Paglia
'Nature, I have constantly argued in my work, is the real superpower of this godless universe. It is the ultimate disposer of human fate, randomly recarving geography over 10,000-year epochs.'


Author: Camille Paglia
'High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.'


Author: Thor Heyerdahl
'I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist.'


Author: Octavio Paz
'Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.'


Author: Herbert Spencer
'An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.'


Author: Richard Le Gallienne
'There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report.'


Author: Paracelsus
'The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.'


Author: Walter Lippmann
'The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.'


Author: Julie Bowen
'I'm so not stylish by nature, but I've learned to work with what I have.'


Author: Thomas Hardy
'Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society and we can't get out of it if we would.'


Author: Danica Patrick
'We don't do things we aren't good at by nature. I wouldn't play basketball because I'm only 5' 1". Find what you enjoy - whether it's racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you've done that, you have the passion y'


Author: Julie Andrews
'I think that the best way to explain that is that my mother gave me all the color and character and flare and liveliness, and my father gave me all the sanity and nature and all the things that helped me be a more rounded human being.'


Author: Tacitus
'A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.'


Author: Tadao Ando
'When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan.'


Author: Rutherford B. Hayes
'Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.'


Author: Luc de Clapiers
'The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.'


Author: Lea Michele
'I don't stop. It's my nature. People have to tell me to slow down. I plan on playing every role on Broadway. I want to do 'Evita.' I want to do 'Sweeney Todd' with Chris Colfer. We want to do 'Wicked.' I'll be Elphaba and he wants to play 'Guy-linda.' I w'


Author: Malcolm De Chazal
'Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down.'


Author: Susan Orlean
'Every corny thing that's said about living with nature - being in harmony with the earth, feeling the cycle of the seasons - happens to be true.'


Author: Mary Webb
'Nature's music is never over her silences are pauses, not conclusions.'


Author: Edouard Manet
'There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.'


Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
'The beautiful spring came and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.'


Author: John Milton
'The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.'


Author: Robert Shea
'It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department.'


Author: Edwin Louis Cole
'You can tell the nature of the man by the words he chooses.'


Author: John Garamendi
'Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work.'


Author: Toni Morrison
'The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it.'


Author: Johannes Kepler
'The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.'


Author: Benjamin Carson
'We are more than just flesh and bones. There's a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can't measure. We can't find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it's there.'


Author: Novalis
'Nature is a petrified magic city.'


Author: Sallust
'It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.'


Author: Muhammad Iqbal
'The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time.'


Author: Robinson Jeffers
'Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.'


Author: Cyrano de Bergerac
'The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.'


Author: Hannah Arendt
'It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.'


Author: Andre Breton
'Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.'


Author: Thor Heyerdahl
'One learns more from listening than speaking.And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls.'


Author: Thomas Szasz
'No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.'


Author: Robert Bork
'Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.'


Author: Juvenal
'Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.'


Author: Michael Faraday
'Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.'


Author: Julian Assange
'If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.'


Author: Thomas Hardy
'Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.'


Author: Christopher Lasch
'Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.'


Author: Edwin Hubbel Chapin
'A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.'


Author: Maria Sharapova
'I've been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.'


Author: Matt LeBlanc
'I believe that laughter is the best emotional Band-Aid in the world. It's like nature's Neosporin.'


Author: Lindsay Lohan
'Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.'


Author: John Coltrane
'All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.'


Author: J. G. Holland
'Nature is the master of talents genius is the master of nature.'


Author: William Ralph Inge
'Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.'


Author: Edward Gibbon
'The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature.'


Author: Herman Melville
'Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?'


Author: Henri Matisse
'In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.'


Author: Horace Walpole
'Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.'


Author: David Attenborough
'I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature.'


Author: Giacomo Casanova
'The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.'


Author: Dominic Monaghan
'What I'm attempting to do is to show people that if I can spend some time with very dangerous spiders and snakes and scorpions, then maybe they'll feel different about the spiders and snakes they find around their areas. I don't need people to keep them a'


Author: David Hackworth
'It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door.'


Author: Regina Spektor
'I used to be such a militant city-ist, but more and more I've seen forests and nature and oceans, and I don't know any more if this is the awesomest way to live.'


Author: John Mayer
'There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical.'


Author: David Duchovny
'Games, by nature, have more plot options and non-linear qualities than TV and film.'


Author: David Duchovny
'I mean, you always want everybody to pat you on the back and tell you you're wonderful every time you do something I think that's human nature.'


Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
'We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.'


Author: Henry Fielding
'A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!'


Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
'What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.'


Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
'The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.'


Author: Elizabeth Edwards
'It's just a part of our nature to hope.'


Author: Auguste Rodin
'The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.'


Author: Jacqueline Bisset
'I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.'


Author: Adam Weishaupt
'It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination.'


Author: Joni Mitchell
'No one likes to have less than they had before. That's the nature of the human animal.'


Author: Joni Mitchell
'I'm a very analytical person, a somewhat introspective person that's the nature of the work I do.'


Author: Ayelet Waldman
'There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.'


Author: Joni Mitchell
'The thing that gave me the most pain in life, psychologically, and it gave me tremendous pain psychologically, is man's disrespect for nature.'


Author: Ayelet Waldman
'I pity the young woman who will attempt to insinuate herself between my mama's boy and me. I sympathize with the monumental nature of her task. It will take a crowbar, two bulldozers and half a dozen Molotov cocktails to pry my Oedipus and me loose from o'


Author: Graham Greene
'Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.'


Author: John Updike
'Dreams come true without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.'


Author: Ben Stein
'Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing.'


Author: H. P. Blavatsky
'The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life.'


Author: Wallace Stevens
'A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.'


Author: Michael Sheen
'I'd love to go back to Europe in the '20s and '30s, for the beginning of the Psychoanalytic Movement, and Freud and Jung, and all that was going on with discoveries in quantum physics. The whole nature of reality was changing and being challenged.'


Author: Pierre Schaeffer
'Sound is the vocabulary of nature.'


Author: Titus Livius
'Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.'


Author: Arthur C. Clarke
'Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people's emotional nature.'


Author: Wilhelm von Humboldt
'I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.'


Author: William C. Bryant
'Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings.'


Author: Sienna Miller
'Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve.'


Author: Baruch Spinoza
'Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.'


Author: C. Northcote Parkinson
'A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.'


Author: Baruch Spinoza
'Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.'


Author: Bhumibol Adulyadej
'Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.'


Author: Adam Weishaupt
'And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it.'


Author: Nathan Fillion
'You want to put out a TV show? If you have the money to do it on your own, by yourself, and you have a TV network, you can do it by yourself. But the nature of the beast is, art needs finance. That's how this industry works. So until the Internet becomes '


Author: Muhammad Iqbal
'The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.'


Author: Lauryn Hill
'Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities.'


Author: Annie Leibovitz
'I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.'


Author: Bryan Cranston
'I can tell you for sure: people who are at their peak right now will not sustain that. You can't. It's against the law of nature.'


Author: Bjork
'Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead.'


Author: Camille Pissarro
'Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.'


Author: Alex Grey
'To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, cele'


Author: Thor Heyerdahl
'A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other.'


Author: Samuel Richardson
'Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures.'


Author: Richard Dean Anderson
'Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around.'


Author: Walter Bagehot
'One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.'


Author: Lena Dunham
'I never sort of thought of myself as a comedy writer, by nature.'


Author: Augustine of Hippo
'Custom is second nature.'


Author: Jerome K. Jerome
'I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.'


Author: Jennifer Jason Leigh
'I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy.'


Author: Andrew Cuomo
'Ninety percent of the students take the 'preferred lender.' Why? Because that's the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority.'


Author: Herbert Spencer
'The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.'


Author: Willem de Kooning
'The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.'


Author: Jane Smiley
'English majors understand human nature better than economists do.'


Author: Ron Fournier
'Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change.'


Author: Jane Smiley
'Is human nature basically good or evil? No economist can embark upon his profession without considering this question, and yet they all seem to. And they all seem to think human nature is basically good, or they wouldn't be surprised by the effects of der'


Author: Diablo Cody
'People have always wanted to be recognized, and that's human nature. But people used to want to be recognized for their accomplishments, and now they simply want to be visible.'


Author: Jane Smiley
'There can never be such a thing as a free market, because it is human nature to cheat, monopolize, and buy off others so as to corner the market.'


Author: David Suzuki
'We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous.'


Author: Conor Cruise O'Brien
'Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything.'


Author: David Suzuki
'As parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts we need to start getting out into nature with the young people in our lives. Families play a key role in getting kids outside.'


Author: Steve Lacy
'I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.'


Author: Alan Hovhaness
'I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.'


Author: Nicolas Chamfort
'Nature never said to me: Do not be poor still less did she say: Be rich her cry to me was always: Be independent.'


Author: Tony Campolo
'While a case can be made for intelligent design, I can't figure out why some Christians are so thrilled about that possibility. First of all, it doesn't prove there's a God. If anything, intelligent design lends support to some form of pantheism that defi'


Author: Tony Campolo
'There is no doubt that religion had already waned under the onslaught of the Enlightenment, but it was Freud who provided the radically new understanding of human nature that made any religious explanation of the whats and whys of our personhood seem naiv'


Author: Vera Farmiga
'The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature.'


Author: Garry Kasparov
'Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.'


Author: Christopher Alexander
'The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling.'


Author: Francis Ford Coppola
'Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.'


Author: Georg Cantor
'I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.'


Author: David Bailey
'The skull is nature's sculpture.'


Author: Primo Levi
'Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.'


Author: Andrew Marvell
'Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.'


Author: John Cage
'The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.'


Author: Vladimir Nabokov
'It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.'


Author: Michael Pollan
'A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.'


Author: Sri Aurobindo
'Hidden nature is secret God.'


Author: Charlotte Bronte
'If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.'


Author: James Buchan
'To make a love story, you need a couple of young people, but to reflect on the nature of love, you're better off with old ones. That is a fact of life and literature - and of the novel ever since it fell in love with love in the 18th century.'


Author: Taylor Caldwell
'It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.'


Author: Dee Dee Myers
'The exposed nature of life in the public square affects leaders' attitudes toward risk - and failure.'


Author: David Attenborough
'Nature isn't positive in that way. It doesn't aim itself at you. It's not being unkind to you.'


Author: Josef Albers
'Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.'


Author: Herbert Simon
'Most of us really aren't horribly unique. There are 6 billion of us. Put 'em all in one room and very few would stand out as individuals. So maybe we ought to think of worth in terms of our ability to get along as a part of nature, rather than being the l'


Author: David Ogden Stiers
'We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.'


Author: Pliny the Elder
'Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.'


Author: William Law
'Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like.'


Author: Hugh Hefner
'I'm very comfortable with the nature of life and death, and that we come to an end. What's most difficult to imagine is that those dreams and early yearnings and desires of childhood and adolescence will also disappear. But who knows? Maybe you become par'


Author: Quintilian
'The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.'


Author: Ricky Williams
'I don't think I'll ever be able to stay in one place for more than a year or two. It's not in my nature.'


Author: Thomas Frank
'Government is, by its very nature, a destroyer of liberties the Obama administration, specifically, is promising to interfere with the economy and the health care system so profoundly that Washington will soon have us all in chains.'


Author: Joseph Butler
'Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.'


Author: Rupert Sheldrake
'The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.'


Author: Mercedes Ruehl
'Nature chooses who will be transgender individuals don't choose this.'


Author: Mary Wollstonecraft
'Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.'


Author: Alex Trebek
'If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.'


Author: Margaret J. Wheatley
'The nature of the global business environment guarantees that no matter how hard we work to create a stable and healthy organisation, our organisation will continue to experience dramatic changes far beyond our control.'


Author: Stanislav Grof
'There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.'


Author: David Deutsch
'Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.'


Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
'Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.'


Author: Steven Pinker
'Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.'


Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
'The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.'


Author: Edvard Munch
'Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.'


Author: Patricia Highsmith
'For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not.'


Author: Louis Nizer
'A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.'


Author: George Whitefield
'Although believers by nature, are far from God, and children of wrath, even as others, yet it is amazing to think how nigh they are brought to him again by the blood of Jesus Christ.'


Author: Peter Singer
'I don't understand the notion that modern farming is anything do to with nature. It's a pretty gross interference with nature.'


Author: Corin Nemec
'Art is about expressing the true nature of the human spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it. If it is honest, it is beautiful. If it is not honest, it is obvious.'


Author: Noam Chomsky
'Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony.'


Author: John Milton
'Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.'


Author: Francois Rabelais
'Nature abhors a vacuum.'


Author: Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
'I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.'


Author: Pat Buckley
'I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.'


Author: Wole Soyinka
'But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That's why I call it the most social of the various art forms.'


Author: Zane Grey
'Love of man for woman - love of woman for man. That's the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself.'


Author: Wole Soyinka
'There's a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it's being staged then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience.'


Author: Andrea Arnold
'Whenever I get fed up with life I love to go wandering in nature.'


Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
'Human nature is above all things lazy.'


Author: Abdolkarim Soroush
'We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.'


Author: Jack Herer
'Growing hemp as nature designed it is vital to our urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the survival of our planet.'


Author: Henri Poincare
'The scientist does not study nature because it is useful he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.'


Author: Geoffrey Chaucer
'By nature, men love newfangledness.'


Author: Thomas Hobbes
'In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.'


Author: Arthur Erickson
'I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.'


Author: Gabrielle Union
'I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God.'


Author: Arthur Erickson
'No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems.'


Author: Arthur Erickson
'There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century.'


Author: Wislawa Szymborska
'Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively, from a distance, and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world, and at myself, from many different points of view. I think ma'


Author: Xun Zi
'Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.'


Author: George Lincoln Rockwell
'We must make it an imperative duty of our government to protect the gifts which Nature has bestowed on America and to insure the maintenance of a clean, healthy, wholesome environment for our people.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts, and go against the conventions and rules of society, and will end up a criminal.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die.'


Author: Yvon Chouinard
'I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resourc'


Author: Anna Kendrick
'When I get recognized for 'Twilight,' it's usually a teenage girl, and they're usually really loud. So it certainly feels like I get recognized the most from that, but it could just be because of the nature of how vocal those fans are.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they must acquire ritual and moral principles.'


Author: Anna Kendrick
'I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I'm not thinking about the camera and that it's second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with filmmaking and not have to think about it.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Human nature is what Heaven supplies.'


Author: Xun Zi
'Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.'


Author: Karen Armstrong
'It's a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see bald eagles.'


Author: Manolo Blahnik
'Some people just use beautiful things to just shop or to have a tribal feeling - 'Oh, blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Hermes blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Saint Laurent blah-blah blah' - because it's like a need, a tribe, recognition: 'Ahh, my Rolex.' But I'


Author: Kristin Scott Thomas
'French is a foreign language, but I've been speaking it since I was 18 so it's second nature to me.'


Author: Euclid
'The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.'


Author: Baruch Spinoza
'I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.'


Author: Baruch Spinoza
'Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.'


Author: Clyde Tombaugh
'I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.'


Author: Baruch Spinoza
'Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.'


Author: Thomas Edward Brown
'Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste.'


Author: Alfred North Whitehead
'Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.'


Author: Lauryn Hill
'Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true her'


Author: Albert J. Nock
'Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature, a soul, why should it be thought unnatural that under appropriate conditions of maladjustment, his soul might die before his body does or that his soul might die without his knowing it?'


Author: Leon Trotsky
'The historic ascent of humanity, taken as a whole, may be summarized as a succession of victories of consciousness over blind forces - in nature, in society, in man himself.'


Author: Werner Heisenberg
'Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.'


Author: Hulk Hogan
'The fans know what's happened to me over the past couple of years. I lost my family. I pretty much got devastated financially and the fans know that I've had some hard times - and that's the nature of loyal fans. They want to see the people that they love'


Author: Charles Eastman
'There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature.'


Author: Taslima Nasrin
'Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!'


Author: Alfred Austin
'There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.'


Author: Willie Stargell
'I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.'


Author: Amy Grant
'It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal.'


Author: John Cusack
'I have a bit of a rebellious nature.'

 

 

 

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