Nature Quotes

Waldo frank - we go forth all to seek america. and in the...
The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong - Doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness.
Cicero

B. f. skinne - physics does not change the nature of the world...
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle, Metaphysics
What is a country without rabbits and partridges They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products ancient and venerable familes known to antiquity as to modern times of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the ground.
Henry David Thoreau
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
Marcus Aureluis

All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
Plato
Oscar wilde - at twilight, nature is not without loveliness,...
The history of the human race, viewed as a whole may be regarded as the realization of a hidden plan of nature to bring about a political constitution, internally, and for this purpose, also externally perfect, as the only state in which all the capacities implanted by her in mankind can be fully developed.
Immanuel Kant
The nature of men and women - Their essential nature - Is so vile and despicable that if you were to portray a person as he really is, no one would believe you.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured.
Tacitus
It is terrifying to see how easily, in certain people, all dignity collapses. Yet when you think about it, this is quite normal since they only maintain this dignity by constantly striving against their own nature.
Albert Camus
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 Huxley
It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise.
Henry Kissinge
A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.
Edmund Spense
Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
Margaret Fulle
I say that good painters imitated nature; but that bad ones vomited it.
Miguel de Cervantes, Exemplary Novels (1613)
Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back.
Horace
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil Gibran
Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
Vincent Van Gogh
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
Because it is the very nature of Imperialism to turn humans into beasts.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
Humanity is not a gift of nature, it is a spiritual achievement to be earned.
Richard Bach
There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Denis Diderot
Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal, and transformation in our lives.
Mary Ann Brussat
The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows.
Berenson
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.
Quintilian
Spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.
Clive Lewis
A man is related to all nature.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Fortunately science, like that nature to which it belongs, is neither limited by time nor by space. It belongs to the world, and is of no country and no age. The more we know, the more we feel our ignorance the more we feel how much remains unknown.
Humphrey Davy
Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
Marilyn Monroe
Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation know the nature of joy.
Maitri Upanishads
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
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
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
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Walter Bagehot
Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere.
Brigham Young
Man is to himself the most wonderful object in nature; for he cannot conceive what the body is, still less what the mind is, and least of all how a body should be united to a mind. This is the consummation of his difficulties, and yet it is his very being.
Blaise Pascal, Pensees(II, 72)