Nature Quotes

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
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.

Nature is the most thrifty thing in the world; she never wastes anything; she undergoes change, but there is no annihilation, the essence remains - Matter is eternal.
Horace Binney
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Nature made him, and then broke the mold.
Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso
Plato - no man should bring children into the world who...

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
Aldous Huxley
Confucius - by nature, men are nearly alike by practice, they...
I believe it is the nature of people to be heroes, given the chance.
James A. Autry
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
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
Aristotle, Politics
Nature has a great simplicity and therefore a great beauty.
Richard Feynman
Human nature constitutes a part of the evidence in every case.
Elisha Potte
The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
Samuel Johnson
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James
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Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
Sydney Smith
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
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature.
George Bernard Shaw
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
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
Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manefestation of nature agree to find new shapes.
Kahlil Gibran
If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle
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
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
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.
William Wordsworth
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman
Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.
Jose Vasconcelos
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
Marcus Aureluis
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishment - There are consequences.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Some tension is necessary for the soul to grow, and we can put that tension to good use. We can look for every opportunity to give and receive love, to appreciate nature, to heal our wounds and the wounds of others, to forgive, and to serve.
Joan Borysenko
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Cyril Connolly
The only calendar I need is just outside my window. With eyes to see and ears to hear, nature keeps me posted.
Alfred A. Montapert
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
Alan Bleasdale
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A brother is a friend given by Nature.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon