Nature Quotes

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

When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.

Albert Einstein

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

Voltaire

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

Voltaire

Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste.

William A. Smith

Engineering is the practice of safe and economic application of the scientific laws governing the forces and materials of nature by means of organization, design and construction, for the general benefit of mankind.

S. E. Lindsay

Without going out-of-doors, one can know all he needs to know. Without even looking out of his window, one can grasp the nature of everything. Without going beyond his own nature, one can achieve ultimate wisdom. Therefore, the intelligent man knows all he needs to know without going away, And sees all he needs to see without looking elsewhere, And does all he needs to do wihout undue exertion

Lao-Tzu

Borrow trouble for yourself if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbors.

Rudyard Kipling

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

Saint Augustine

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

C. S. Lewis

Necessity is the mistress and guardian of Nature.

Leonardo da Vinci

Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us

Wolfgang von Geothe

The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature; only then can he see clearly

Julian Barnes

What nature creates has eternity in it.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
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