Nature Quotes

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated.

William James

You don't really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around - and why his parents will always wave back.

William D. Tammeus

Time on its back bears all things far away - Full many a challenge is wrought by many a day - Shape, fortune, name, and nature all decay

Plato

The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration.

Jose Ortega Y Gasset

Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.

Georg Hegel

Among the numberless contradictions in our nature, hardly any is more glaring than this, between our sensitiveness to the slightest disgrace which we fancy cast upon us from without, and our callousness to what is wrong in ourselves. In truth, they who are the most sensitive to the one are often the most callous to the other.

Anonymous

Are you conscious of the restful influence which the stars exert? To me they are the most soothing things in Nature. I am proud to say that I don't know the name of one of them. The glamour and romance would pass away from them if they were all classified and ticketed in one's brain. But when a man is hot and flurried, and full of his own little ruffled dignities and infinitesimal misfortunes, then a star bath is the finest thing in the world.

Conan Doyle

I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated.

John Shirley

Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.

Mark Twain

What is tolerance? -- it is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly -- that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

Photo sharing, by its nature, is a high-bandwidth offering -- just the sort of Internet service that could be impacted by a lack of net neutrality.

Bernard Golden

A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils.

Margaret Cavendish

We have been told over and over that "you can't change human nature," but the study of emic realities shows, quite the contraty, that almost anything can become "human nature" if society defines it as such.

Robert Anton Wilson

The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.

Cyrano De Bergerac

Keep to moderation, keep the end in view, follow nature.

Lucan Lucan

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

Joseph Wood Krutch

A depression is a large-scale decline in production and trade... there is nothing in the nature of a free-market economy to cause such an event.

Nathaniel Branden

Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.

Francis Herbert Hedge

Sympathy is a virtue unknown in nature.

Paul Eipper

Golf gives you an insight into human nature, your own as well as your opponent's.

Grantland Rice

Man is by nature a political animal.

Aristotle

Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.

Cyril Connolly

Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.

Jeremy Collier

While the State may respectfully require obedience on many matters, it cannot violate the moral nature of a man, convert him into a serviceable criminal, and expect his loyalty and devotion.

Liane Norman
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