Nature Quotes

Francis bacon - it is a secret both in nature and state, that it...
It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that eve.
Galileo Galilei

L. m. k. boelter, 1957 - engineers participate in the activities which...
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Tacitus
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie
In the state of nature... all men are born equal, but they cannot continue in this equality. Society makes them lose it, and they recover it only by the protection of the law.
Charles de Montesquieu

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Edmund Burke
Dick gregory - nature is not affected by finance. if someone...
Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art.
Pietro Aretino
Nature gets credit which should in truth be reserved for ourselves: the rose for its scent, the nightingale for its song; and the sun for its radiance. The poets are entirely mistaken. They should address their lyrics to themselves and should turn them into odes of self congratulation on the excellence of the human mind.
Alfred North Whitehead
Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.
Jose Vasconcelos
What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it.
Joseph Conrad
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
William Henry Harrison
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
Mark Twain
Whoever desires to found a state and give it laws, must start with assuming that all men are bad and ever ready to display their vicious nature, whenever they may find occasion for it.
Niccolo Machiavelli, Discourse upon the First Ten Books of Livy
God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us we should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.
Johann von Goethe
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; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
William Wordsworth, The World is Too Much With Us
I am at two with nature.
Woody Allen
Nature loves a burst of energy.
Boe Lightman
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
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
Nature is earlier than man, but man is earlier than natural science.
Von Weizsacke
There is no place in nature for extinction.
Licretius
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.
E. B. White
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.
Voltaire
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
Franois Auguste Ren Rodin
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed.
Solomon Short
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James
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
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
Alfred Tennyson
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. We know that his play is always fair, just, and patient. But we also know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance.
Thomas Huxley
Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, and the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.
Henrik Ibsen
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.
George Gordon Byron
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.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Nature is wont to hide herself.
Heraclitus, On the Universe
Security is mostly superstition. It does not exist in nature Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold.
Hellen Kelle
Nothing happens to any thing which that thing is not made by nature to bear.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it.
Benjamin Lee Whorf