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There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
Thomas Mann

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

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Ingrid Bergman

I return with feelings of misgiving from my third war-I was the first American commander to put his signature to a paper ending a war when we did not win it.
Mark W Clark

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

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

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

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

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

I don't know. People always think that there has got to be a dark side to everyone, a closet with skeletons, demons under the bed. People think all kinds of things about one another. They feel compelled to make up fears and false assumptions about their closest friends. Truth is, I'll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour.
Tom Hanks

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

All art is an imitation of nature.
Seneca

True popular ballads are the spontaneous products of nature.
Francis James Child

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Al Gore

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

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

Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
Herman Melville

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed
Edith Hamilton

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature
Michael Faraday

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
Lao Tzu

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

I am proud to have participated in a show of this nature and I will be bringing a large cheque to the charity of my choice. [on I'm A Celebrity]
Uri Geller

If you don't think there is a need for institutions like the UN, then you don't understand the nature of the world too well.
Sam Farr

If Everton finish in a Champions League place, they'll play in the Champions League [astonishingly piercing insight there from Bright by name but ... nature?]
Mark Bright

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

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

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

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

Nature is wont to hide herself.
Heraclitus

Man is but a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed
Blaise Pascal

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

Although to penetrate into the intimate mysteries of nature and thence to learn the true causes of phenomena is not allowed to us, nevertheless it can happen that a certain hypothesis may suffice for explaining many phenomena. [the famous Euler that set the foundation for mathematics]
Leonhard Euler

It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Virginia Woolf

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
E B White

Nothing can be more destructive to ambition, and the passion for conquest, than the true system of astronomy. What a poor thing is even the whole globe in comparison of the infinite extent of nature!
Bernard Fontenelle

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares if there seemed any danger of their coming true! - Life and Human Nature
Logan Pearsall Smith

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

Of what I call God, And fools call Nature.
Robert Browning

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

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
Ambrose Bierce

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

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

That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
Miguel De Cervantes

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

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

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
Jimmy Carter

Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.
Fran Lebowitz

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

Before man made us citizens, great Nature made us men
James Russell Lowell

I am who I am, and I don't want to be somebody else. Mother Nature made me the way I am, and I should be happy.
Karolina Kurkova



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