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It can't be Nature, for it is not sense
Charles Churchill

Art is Man's nature. Nature is God's art.
James Bailey

Pride of origin, whether high or low, springs from the same principle in human nature; one is but the positive, the other the negative, pole of a single weakness
James Russell Lowell

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Arthur C Clarke

The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life.
Thomas Hobbes

Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
Thomas Hardy

The absolute good is not a matter of opinion but of nature.
Cicero

Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense
William Lyon Phelps

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

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Baltasar Gracian

For in my nature I quested for beauty, but God, God hath sent me to sea for pearls (Jubilate Agno)
Christopher Smart

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
Galbraith

Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature.
Harold Coffin

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Marcus Aurelius

All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie

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 Toynbee

He turns into a madman. His plan hasn't worked, and like a lot of people in that situation he blames everyone but himself. Deep down he knows that he's as much to blame as anyone for what has happened but Sally is the closest person to him and it is in his nature to blame her. He's a very selfish man. [About his character Greg Kelly in Coronation Street]
Stephen Billington

From the level of pragmatic, everyday knowledge to modern natural science, the knowledge of nature derives from man's primary coming to grips with nature; at the same time it reacts back upon the system of social labour and stimulates its development.
Jurgen Habermas

A refined nature is vexed by knowing that some one owes it thanks, a coarse nature by knowing that it owes thanks to some one
Friedrich Nietzsche

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard Feynman

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Charles Darwin

Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness.
Alfred Nobel

Nature makes woman to be won and men to win.
George William Curtis

Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
Will Durant

Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
Rollo May

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
Lord Byron

I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity. People want someone to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy them because it makes them feel insecure.
Danielle Dax

The fundamentalists, by 'knowing' the answers before they start, and then forcing nature into the straitjacket of their discredited preconceptions, lie outside the domain of science-or of any honest intellectual inquiry.
Stephen Jay Gould

It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
Deepak Chopra

A spaceship is a delicately balanced environment. Every element that doesn't contribute to the overall functioning of the system is by definition working against it. The same is true of our planet – our mothership – though sadly, most architecture today is slowly fatal to nature's systems
Constance Adams

Every investigation which is guided by principles of Nature fixes it ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.
Athenaeus

The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.
André Gide

Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
Christian Nestell Bovee

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.
Thomas Merton

All art is an imitation of nature.
Seneca

To the dull mind nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature.
Robert Blair

It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes.
Svetlana Alliluyeva

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Desmond Tutu

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
H G Wells

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
Thomas Huxley

Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
Aldous Huxley

To understand the mysteries of life you must look around and within. You will see patterns everywhere; patterns that seem to manifest themselves over and over again. These patterns exist intertwined within nature and man bridging the gap between the enigma of self and universe. You see them in spiraling galaxies and the Mandelbrot fractal of fossilized Ammonoidea; growing from the unknown to atoms to molecules to solar systems to galaxies to the paradoxical expanses of the universe with origins and destinations unknown; just like us in birth and death. The similarities of tree branches, rivers and blood veins. The power of cellular division and nuclear fission, the patterns of finger prints like endoplasmic reticulum, or a black opal's play of fire like the nebula of supernova. Moon shots are like protoplasmic lurches, while simple thoughts and observations of the nature around us take us beyond the unknown. The clues to the great mystery are all around us and deep within us.
Bryant H McGill

There are all sorts of rumour in football all the time but that is the nature of the game at the top level.
Djibril Cisse

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.
Dave Barry

What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque.
Brendan Francis Behan

Players are not going to say sorry because, by their nature, they believe in themselves. I think they are quite arrogant people. They will blame everybody but themselves
David Sullivan

The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
John Muir

...I still expected to see Doreen's body lying there in the pool of vomit like an ugly, concrete testimony to my own dirty nature. - The Bell Jar
Sylvia Plath



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