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

It is the true nature of mankind to learn from mistakes, not from example.
Fred Hoyle

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

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

All art is an imitation of nature.
Seneca

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

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

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

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

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

I am not a miracle worker, but I have done things of this nature before. It's 95 per cent down to the team and the players themselves to win. There is a five per cent gap that the fans can close to bring success.
Uri Geller

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

Citrus labels went beyond nature and spoke directly to fantasy: apricot, purple, cobalt blue, sea green, cinnamon, cinnabar, mauve, yellow, orange.
Kevin Starr

Nature confuses the skeptics and reason confutes the dogmatists
Blaise Pascal

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
David Hare

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

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

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

'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

The laws of conscience, which we pretend to be derived from nature, proceed from custom
Montaigne

Pity those who nature abuses; never those who abuse nature.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
Johannes Kepler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature.
Eric Hoffer

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
Honore De Balzac

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

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

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

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
Samuel Johnson

Finally he paid the debt of nature (The New Chronicles of England and France)
Robert Fabyan

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

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

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

Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.
Virginia Woolf

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

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

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Aristotle

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

A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name.
Evan Esar

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

If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. - Mansfield Park
Jane Austen

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
Saint Augustine



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