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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

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

A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature, a piece of impertinent correspondence, an odious approximation, a haunting conscience, a preposterous shadow, lengthening in the noon-tide of our prosperity. He is known by his knock.
Charles Lamb

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

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

The whole of nature, as has been said, is a conjugation of the verb to eat, in the active and passive
William Ralph Inge

Nature made the fields and man the cities.
Marcus Terentius Varro

Great art picks up where nature ends.
Marc Chagall

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

Nature abhors a vacuum
Francois Rabelais

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire

Farewell, woman! I intend
Henceforth every night to sit
With my lewd, well-natured friend,
Drinking to engender wit.
John Wilmot

The art of cookery is the art of poisoning mankind, by rendering the appetite still importunate, when the wants of nature are supplied
Francois De Salignac Fenelon

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

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

Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
Aristotle

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Umberto Eco

There are two classes of poets - the poets by education and practice, these we respect; and poets by nature, these we love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. - Life and Human Nature
Logan Pearsall Smith

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

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

Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
John Keats

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Tennessee Williams

God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.
Joyce Cary

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

All nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding

A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought
Albert Einstein

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

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
Mary Sarton

General principles are not the less true or important because from their nature they elude immediate observation; they are like the air, which is not the less necessary because we neither see nor feel it.
William Hazlitt

You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.
Princess Anne

Nature has no cure for this sort of madness (Bolshevism), though I have known a legacy from a rich relative work wonders.
F E Smith (first Earl Of Birkenhead)

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Antonio Gaudi

Skilled to pull wires he baffles nature's hope, who sure intended him to stretch a rope
James Russell Lowell

Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures.
Theodore Roosevelt

Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them (A Treatise Upon Human Nature)
David Hume

What you don't understand is that it is possible to be an atheist, it is possible not to know if God exists or why He should, and yet to believe that man does not live in a state of nature but in history, and that history as we know it now began with Christ, it was founded by Him on the Gospels.
Boris Pasternak

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

Nature never makes excellent things for mean or no uses. (An Essay concerning Human Understanding.)
John Locke

It is human nature to stand in the middle of a thing.
Marianne Moore

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Karl Von Clausewitz

As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust.
Charles Chesnutt

Nature knows best, and she says, roar!
Maria Edgeworth

Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.
John Milton

The only way to do my job without optimism would be as a cynic, and that's not my nature.
Jon Snow

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

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

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
Frank Lloyd Wright

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



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