Nature Quotes

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Curiosity in children Nature has provided to remove the ignorance they were born with
John Locke

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

Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
Cyril Connolly

Nature is always wise in every part.
Edward Second Baron Thurlow

Nature confuses the skeptics and reason confutes the dogmatists
Blaise Pascal

Nature intended women to be our slaves... THey are our property... They belong to us, just as a tree that bears fruit belongs to a gardener.
Napoleon Bonaparte

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
John Muir

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
Anatole France

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

We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
Jacob Bronowski

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
Walter Bagehot

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

We pine for kindred natures
To mingle with our own.
Felicia Hemans

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
George Washington Carver

Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry.
Peter Davison

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
Soren Kierkegaard

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.
Helen Keller

It is not contrary to reason to prefer the destruction of the whole world to the scratching of my finger. (A Treatise Upon Human Nature)
David Hume

Nature's music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
Mary Webb

Change is constant and therefore if we try to deny it then there is something about the nature of life we are denying at the same time.
Dennis Franz

Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things,
but just look what they can do when they stick together.
Vista M Kelly

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

Every citizen is king under a citizen king [ignoring that because of human nature being what it is, in practice that would never be true]
Charles Favart

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.
Alice Walker

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

Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience. Precepts and instruction are useful so far as they go, but, without the discipline of real life, they remain of the nature of theory only.
Samuel Smiles

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Good painters imitate nature, bad ones vomit it.
Miguel De Cervantes

Nature herself makes the wise man rich.
Cicero

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

For movie "Human Nature": "I made a pubic wig."
Patricia Arquette

Art is only Nature operating with the aid of the instruments she has made.
Paul Henri

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
Arthur Schopenhauer

All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Sir Thomas Browne

The thief and the murderer follow nature just as much as the philanthropist
Thomas Huxley

From this amphibious ill-born mob began That vain, ill-natured thing, an Englishman. (The True-Born Englishman)
Daniel Defoe

Sleep is perverse as human nature, Sleep is perverse as a legislature, Sleep is as forward as hives or goiters, And where it is least desired, it loiters.
Ogden Nash

Socrates gave no diplomas or degrees, and would have subjected any disciple who demanded one to a disconcerting catechism on the nature of true knowledge.
G M Trevelyan

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

Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak.
Epictetus

The Americans are optimistic by their nature. And they are hopeful.
Chaka Fattah

Ideas are the vegetation of the mental world. They flourish, according to their nature, in one soil or climate and droop in another.
Macneile Dixon

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Marcus Aurelius

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

Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Thomas Paine

All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.
Walter Landor

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Richard Feynman

Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Hannah Arendt



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