Nature Quotes

Eleanor roosevelt - beautiful young people are accidents of nature,...
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance.
William Ellery Channing

Ralph waldo emerson - a painter told me that nobody could draw a tree...
This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
George Bernard Shaw
A thing continues to exist as long as is usual with things of that nature.
California Civil Code, "Maxims of Jurisprudence".
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security 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 exposure.
Helen Kelle

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
Henry Kissinge
Cicero - art is born of the observation and investigation...
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
Peggy Noonan
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Tacitus
Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
Archibald Alexande
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 has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.
Richard Feynman
Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.
Thomas Paine
Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
Marilyn Monroe
By nature, men are nearly alike; by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.
Cicero
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
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Arthur C. Clarke
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
R. Buckminster Fuller, Interview, April 30, 1978
Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousands times worse than nothing.
Sydney Smith
Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.
Franoise Mallet - Joris
At twilight, nature is not without loveliness, though perhaps its chief use is to illustrate quotations from the poets.
Oscar Wilde
Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind.
S. E. Lindsay, 1920
By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius
The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good.... God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.
Pierre Charron
Things happen according to the ordinary course of nature and the ordinary habits of life.
California Civil Code, "Maxims of Jurisprudence".
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Thomas Paine
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.
Jane Austen, Emma
Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle, Politics
A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
Joseph Addison
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
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.
Vincent Van Gogh
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
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
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Edmund Burke
Let the minor genius go his light way and enjoy his life - The great nature cannot so live, he is never really in holiday mood, even though he often plucks flowers by the wayside and ties them into knots and garlands like little children and lays out on a sunny morning.
W. B. Yeats
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
J. Krishnamurti, Beginnings of Learning
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Edmund Burke