Moral and spiritual decay have brought about the demise of more great nations (empires) than any invading enemy force, plague, famine and nature disasters combined
The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature.
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.
Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to the path which nature has marked out for him.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
The scupltor does not work for the anatomist, but for the common observer of life and nature.
There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature.
When we understand that man is the only animal who must create meaning, who must open a wedge into neutral nature, we already understand the essence of love. Love is the problem of an animal who must find life, create a dialogue with nature in order to experience his own being.
Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature.
Every generation thinks it has the answers, and every generation is humbled by nature.
Many people are blind to trust, not so much to its benefits as to its nature and the practices that make it possible.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
The Republican form of government is the highest form of government: but because of this it requires the highest type of human nature, a type nowhere at present existing.
There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.
Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be, and similarly everything that depends on art or any rational cause, and especially if it depends on the best of all causes. To entrust to chance what is greatest and most noble would be a very defective arrangement.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire
Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.
Art is man added to Nature.
A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction.
Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
It is my experience that awareness of nearness of God and reverence for that power creates reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for the entire creation, and devotion as an expression of gratitude to God can turn into a social force to bring about transformative changes in all aspects of human life and at all levels of society.
I believe in God and in nature and in the triumph of good over evil.