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

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Death is the privilege of human nature, And life without it were not worth our taking.
Nicholas Rowe

Nature does not make jumps
Carl Linnaeus

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.
Hannah Arendt

Nature provides exceptions to every rule
Margaret Fuller

All other knowledge is hurtful to him who has not honesty and good-nature
Montaigne

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

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

I look upon enthusiasm, in all other points but that of religion, to be a very necessary turn of mind; as indeed it is a vein which nature seems to have marked with more or less strength, in the tempers of most men. No matter what the object is, whether business, pleasures or the fine arts: whoever pursues them to any purpose must do so con amore
William Melmoth

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

If you want to make good photographs, a camera has to be second nature to you. [Criticising over-emphasis on technical elements of what you are doing]
Robert Farber

Laughter is nothing else but sudden glory arising from some sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmity of others, or with our own formerly, (Human Nature)
Thomas Hobbes

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

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

'I used to dream I used to glance beyond the stars Now I don't know where we are although I know we've drifted far What about yesterday What about the seas The heavens are falling down I can't even breathe What about the bleeding Earth Can't we feel its wounds What about nature's worth? It's our planet's womb.'
Michael Jackson

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roarI love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, but it's up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Coco Chanel

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.
Frank Lloyd Wright

To renounce liberty is to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties. For he who renounces everything no indemnity is possible. Such a renunciation is incompatible with man's nature; to remove all liberty from his will is to remove all morality from his acts.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
Camille Paglia

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Epictetus

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

Creation sleeps. 'Tis as the general pulse
Of life stood still, and nature made a pause
Edward Young

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

Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
Aristotle

God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech
Quintilian

Except the blind forces of Nature, nothing moves in this world which is not Greek in its origin.
Sir Henry Maine

True art is but the anti-type of nature; the embodiment of discovered beauty in utility
James A Garfield

All nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding

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 confuses the skeptics and reason confutes the dogmatists
Blaise Pascal

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

A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.
J G Ballard

Law is born from despair of human nature.
Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Two honest and good-natured anglers have never met each other by the way without crying out, 'What luck?'
Henry Jackson Van Dyke

Reflect on death as in Jesus Christ, not as without Jesus Christ. Without Jesus Christ it is dreadful, it is alarming, it is the terror of nature. In Jesus Christ it is fair and lovely, it is good and holy, it is the joy of saints.
Blaise Pascal

We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do.
Jacob Bronowski

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

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

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

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

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie

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

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

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

The law cannot equalize men in spite of Nature.
Luc De Vauvanargues

Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature.
Marilyn Monroe

Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
Hosea Ballou



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