Nature Quotes

Franoise mallet - joris - nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of...
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.

J. krishnamurti, beginnings of learning - when one loses the deep intimate relationship...
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 human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
Tacitus
Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
Athenus

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
John kenneth galbraith - the salary of the chief executive of the large...
To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art.
Johnson
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
Accuse not nature, she hath done her partDo thou but thine, and be not diffidentOf wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thouDismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
John Milton
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
Nature is not affected by finance. If someone offered you ten thousand dollars to let them touch your eyeball without blinking, you would never collect the money. At the very last moment, Nature would force you to blink your eye. Nature will protect her own.
Dick Gregory
Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.
Antoinette Brown Blackwell
Nature is not cruel, pitilessly, indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous - - Indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.
Richard Dawkins
It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment. He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upward, unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immortality which is his portion.
Robert Southey
Sit down before fact like a little child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion. Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Thomas Huxley
In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus
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
Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.
Nikita Khrushchev
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.
John Burroughs
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
John Mui
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 up to us.
A. J. Toynbee
To be a well - Flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature.
William Shakespeare
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
George Bernard Shaw
What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it.
Joseph Conrad
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph W. Sockman
There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences.
Robert Ingersoll
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.
Thomas H. Huxley
Many people believe they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.
William Ralph Inge
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
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
To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.
Seneca
There are two classes of poets - The poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.
John F. Kennedy
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 true nature.
James Thurbe
Ah, what shall I be at fifty, should nature keep me alive, if I find the world so bitter when I am but twenty - Five?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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
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