Nature Quotes

John ruskin - this is the true nature of home - - it is the...
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Unknown
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
A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.
Edmund Spense
The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
Erich Fromm

Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back.
Horace
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
Auguste renoi - if the painter works directly from nature, he...
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher, Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit, 1887
We have to remember that what we observe is not nature in itself but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
Werner Heisenberg
Marcus aurelius antoninus, meditations - nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted...
Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding.
Jacob Brownowski
We go forth all to seek America. And in the seeking we create her. In the quality of our search shall be the nature of the America that we created.
Waldo Frank
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
Franois Auguste Ren Rodin
Because it is the very nature of Imperialism to turn humans into beasts.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
William Henry Harrison
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Edmund Burke
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus, The Histories of Herodotus
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
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
Henry Ward Beeche
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
It has always seemed to me extreme presumptuousness on the part of those who want to make human ability the measure of what nature can and knows how to do, since, when one comes down to it, there is not one effect in nature, no matter how small, that eve.
Galileo Galilei
I am at two with nature.
Woody Allen
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
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
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
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Thomas Paine
Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
Titus Livius
More men have become great through practice than by nature.
Democritus
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed.
Solomon Short
The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
William Wordsworth, The World is Too Much With Us
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.
B. F. Skinne
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
John Mui
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
His life was gentle and the elements So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up, And say to all the world, THIS WAS A MAN.
William Shakespeare
You cannot slander human nature it is worse than words can paint it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Aristotle, Politics