Nature Quotes

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

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.

Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus

There is no quality so contrary to any nature which one cannot affect, and put on upon occasion, in order to serve an interest.

Jonathan Swift

In the domain of Political Economy, free scientific inquiry meets not merely the same enemies as in all other domains. The peculiar nature of the material it deals with, summons as foes into the field of battle the most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest.

Karl Marx

All works are being done by the energy and power of nature, but due to delusion of ego people assume themselves to be the doer.

Bhagavad Gita

If due to ego you think: I shall not fight; this resolve of yours is vain. Your own nature will compel you.

Bhagavad Gita

Vice is man's nature: virtue is a habit -- or a mask. . . . The foregoing maxim shows the difference between truth and sarcasm.

William Hazlitt

Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.

Francis Bacon, Sr.

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.

Walt Disney

When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away.

Stewart Brand

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

Aristotle

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

Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Something in human nature causes us to start slacking off at our moment of greatest accomplishment. As you become successful, you will need a great deal of self-discipline not to lose your sense of balance, humility, and commitment.

H. Ross Perot

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 blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew!

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Among the propensities of human nature which almost exceed understanding come the parsimony of the rich and the extravagance of the poor.

Unknown

I don't know what it is about fecundity that so appalls. I suppose it is the teeming evidence that birth and growth, which we value, are ubiquitous and blind, that life itself is so astonishingly cheap, that nature is as careless as it is bountiful, and that with extravagance goes a crushing waste that will one day include our own cheap lives.

Annie Dillard

The trees that have it in their pent-up buds To darken nature and be summer woods -

Robert Frost

Water is the driving force of all nature.

Leonardo da Vinci

We live in a world of transgressions and selfishness, and no pictures that represent us otherwise can be true, though, happily, for human nature, gleamings of that pure spirit in whose likeness man has been fashioned are to be seen, relieving its deformities, and mitigating if not excusing its crimes.

James Fenimore Cooper
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