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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

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

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

In truth there is no such thing in man's nature as a settled and full resolve either for good or evil, except at the very moment of execution
Nathaniel Hawthorne

I love not man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

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

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Stephen Hawking

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

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

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

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

When the hoary old question of nature versus nurture comes around, sides form quickly.
Simon Blackburn

Human nature is good, just as water seeks low ground. There is no man who is not good, just as there is no water that does not flow downward.
Mencius

It has degenerated into a physical nature, especially on recent occasions where I have been spat upon. [On abuse suffered at the hands of Scotland fans]
Berti Vogts

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

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

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

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

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

The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
Galbraith

How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Emily Dickinson

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

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.
Henry David Thoreau

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

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
John Muir

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

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

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

Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.
Jessamyn West

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

The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.
E F Schumacher

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

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

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

Don't ever give up. That's what I want the next generation to understand. Everything doesn't come up all roses all the time. That is the nature of this athletics game
Tasha Danvers

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

But on and up, where Nature's heart
Beats strong amid the hills.
Richard Monckton Milnes

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

Man does not bring to God's altar the stuff of nature in itself, in its initial structure, but something he has made and moulded out of nature for the nourishment and the inspiration of men.
Wilford Cross

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

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

To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature.
Seneca

All art is an imitation of nature.
Seneca

Limited in his nature, infinite in his desires, man is a fallen god who remembers the heavens
Alphonse De Lamartine

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

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

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

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



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