Nature Quotes

Licretius - there is no place in nature for extinction....
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

Ralph waldo emerson - a friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece...
We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
Werner Heisenberg
A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
Joseph Addison
It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats, to hide the truth in their breasts, and show, like jugglers, another thing in their mouths, to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest, and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Sallust

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
Lucius annaeus seneca - everything is the product of one universal...
Nature never says one thing, Wisdom another.
Juvenal
It is not the fruits of scientific research that elevate man and enrich his nature. but the urge to understand, the intellectual work, creative or receptive.
Albert Einstein
In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality.... The most ideal human passion is love, which is also the most absolute and animal and one of the most ephemeral.
George Santayana
Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race.
Henry G. Stott, 1907
Always begin anew with the day, just as nature does it is one of the sensible things that nature does.
George E. Woodbury
In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus
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
You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The true beauty of nature is her amplitude she exists neither for nor because of us, and possesses a staying power that all our nuclear arsenals cannot threaten much as we can easily destroy our puny selves.
Stephen Jay Gould
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Albert Einstein
By nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they get to be wide apart.
Confucius
Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.... Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller, The Open Door (1957)
What does reason demand of a man? A very easy thing - - To live in accord with his nature.
Seneca
A man is related to all nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
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
The world is too much with us late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powersLittle we see in Nature that is oursWe have given our hearts away, a sordid boon.
William Wordsworth
I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.
James A. Autry
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Socrates
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
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.
Because it is the very nature of Imperialism to turn humans into beasts.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
To me dreams are part of nature, which harbors no intention to deceive but expresses something as best it can.
Carl Jung
Great men are true men, the men in whom nature has succeeded. They are not extraordinary - They are in the true order. It is the other species of men who are not what they ought to be.
Henri - Frederic Amiel
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Edmund Burke
If thou live according to nature, thou wilt never be poor if according to the opinions of the world, thou wilt never be rich.
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
Love is an image of God, and not a lifeless image, but the living essence of the divine nature which beams full of all goodness.
Martin Luthe
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
Henry Ward Beeche