Nature Quotes

Marcus aurelius antoninus - the happiness of your life depends upon the...
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

George bernard shaw - this is the true joy in life, the being used for...
Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
Belgian Prove
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Socrates
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

It is not true that equality is a law of nature. Nature has no equality. Its soverign law is subordination and dependence.
Marquis de Vauvenargues
Ralph w. sockman - good habits, which bring our lower passions and...
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
We shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.
Lynn White, Jr., "The Historical Roots of Our Ecologic Crisis", Science V. 155 No. 3767 (10 March 1967), pp. 1203 - 1207.
In nature there are neither rewards not punishments - - There are consequences.
Robert Green Ingersoll
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitalitythe supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
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
We are not enemies but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory shall swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of nature.
Abraham Lincoln
True gentleness is founded on a sense of what we owe to him who made us and to the common nature which we all share. It arises from reflection on our own failings and wants, and from just views of the condition and duty of man. It is native feeling heightened and improved by principle.
Hugh Blai
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Chapter 1: Economy
When a miracle happens, even if not to you, it? s nature is to naturally expand. You can almost feel the warmth on your face.
Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, 06 - 02 - 04
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887
By interpreting freedom as the propagation and immediate gratification of needs, people distort their own nature, for they engender in themselves a multitude of pointless and foolish desires, habits, and incongruous stratagems. Their lives are motivated only by mutual envy, sensuality, and ostentation.
Fyodor Dostoevsky
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Walter Bagehot
Has not Nature proved, in giving us the strength necessary to submit them to our desires, that we have the right to do so?
Marquis de Sade, Aline et Valcou
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.
Arnold J. Toynbee
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
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Edmund Burke
For those who intend to discover and to understand, not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying, and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it - - For them everything must be sought in things themselves.
Francis Bacon
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.
Henry David Thoreau
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller, Sr.
Nature hates calculators.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
Quintilian
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.
Oscar Wilde
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.
Helen Rowland
Nature loves a burst of energy.
Boe Lightman
Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.
Francis Bacon
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
Anatole France
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Thomas Paine
There is only one nature - The division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
Bill Wulf