Nature Quotes

Marcus aurelius antoninus, meditations - think not disdainfully of death, but look on it...
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

William ellery channing - every mind was made for growth, for knowledge,...
Human subtelty will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.
Leonardo DaVinci
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
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

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
Aristotle, politics - it is the nature of desire not to be satisfied,...
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
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
I enjoyed my own nature to the fullest, and we all know that there lies happiness, although, to soothe one another mutually, we occasionally pretend to condemn such joys as selfishness.
Albert Camus
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
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
Politeness is one half good nature and the other half good lying.
Mary Wilson Little
All art is but imitation of nature.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature.
William Rotsle
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil Gibran
If any human being earnestly desire to push on to new discoveries instead of just retaining and using the old to win victories over Nature as a worker rather than over hostile critics as a disputant to attain, in fact, clear and demonstrative knowlegde instead of attractive and probable theory we invite him as a true son of Science to join our ranks.
Francis Bacon
Experience is the comb that nature gives us when we are bald.
Belgian Prove
Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.
Franoise Mallet - Joris
The love of nature is consolation against failure.
Berthe Morisot
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
The most enviable writers are those who, quite often unanalytically and unconsciously, have realized that there are different facets to their nature and are able to live and work with now one, now another, in the ascendant.
Dorothea Brande
Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back.
Horace
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
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
Spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
Clive Lewis
It is a secret both in nature and state, that it is safer to change many things than one.
Francis Bacon
Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
Athenus
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle, Parts of Animals
Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.
Jim Morrison
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
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
Nature is wont to hide herself.
Heraclitus, On the Universe
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Thomas Paine
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
Plato
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
We still do not know one - Thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Albert Einstein
As the moon retaineth her nature, though darkness spread itself before her face as a curtain, so the Soul remaineth perfect even in the bosom of the fool.
Akhenaton
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
Henry David Thoreau