Nature Quotes

Thomas h. huxley - it is an error to imagine that evolution...
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. By letting each thing act in accordance with its own nature, everything that needs to be done gets done.
Lao Tzu

William wordsworth, the world is too much with us - the world is too much with us; late and soon,...
There is no place in nature for extinction.
Licretius
One of the great dreams of man must be to find some place between the extremes of nature and civilization where it is possible to live without regret.
Barry Lopez
Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
Archibald Alexande

Always begin anew with the day, just as nature does it is one of the sensible things that nature does.
George E. Woodbury
Auguste rodin - the artist is the confidant of nature, flowers...
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
Cicero
Nature is the most thrifty thing in the world; she never wastes anything; she undergoes change, but there is no annihilation, the essence remains - Matter is eternal.
Horace Binney
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
Aristotle
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
If God did not exist it would be necessary to invent Him. But all nature cries aloud that He does exist that there is a supreme intelligence, an immense power, an admirable order, and everything teaches us our own dependence on it.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
Sydney Smith
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.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Nature is a mutable cloud, which is always and never the same.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Human nature constitutes a part of the evidence in every case.
Elisha Potte
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.
Washington Irving
Humanity is not a gift of nature, it is a spiritual achievement to be earned.
Richard Bach
There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste.
William A. Smith, 1908
Man... is a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill - Educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.
Plato
All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
Plato, The Republic
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Physics is becoming so unbelievably complex that it is taking longer and longer to train a physicist. It is taking so long, in fact, to train a physicist to the place where he understands the nature of physical problems that he is already too old to solve them.
Eugene Paul Wigne
The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself.
John Kenneth Galbraith
It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
Henry Kissinge
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishment - There are consequences.
Robert G. Ingersoll
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.
Denis Diderot
It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
Tacitus
No doubt Jack the Ripper excused himself on the grounds that it was human nature.
A. A. Milne
Pardon him, Theodotus: he is a barbarian, and thinks that the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
George Bernard Shaw, "Ceasar and Cleopatra".
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.
Fran Lebowitz
There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences.
Robert Ingersoll
I say that good painters imitated nature but that bad ones vomited it.
Miguel de Cervantes