Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
Of all the things that oppress me, this sense of the evil working of nature herself - my disgust at her barbarity - clumsiness - darkness - bitter mockery of herself - is the most desolating.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
It was, as I have said, a fine autumnal day; the sky was clear and serene, and nature wore that rich and golden livery which we always associate with the idea of abundance. The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.
A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.
Insanity is not a distinct and separate empire; our ordinary life borders upon it, and we cross the frontier in some part of our nature.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
Gambling is a principle inherent in nature.
Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Improvement is nature.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed
But a weed is simply a plant that wants to grow where people want something else. In blaming nature, people mistake the culprit. Weeds are people's idea, not nature's.
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
Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
Don't give your mind permission to get disturbed. A disturbed mind is easily influenced. This will cost you your peace. Learn to maintain your peace by freeing yourself from attachments. Competing or comparing yourself with others will not allow you to focus inwards. An inner focus allows you to keep your eye on your higher self. Remember your original nature. It allows you to forge a link with the Divine. Then it becomes easy to recognise useless thoughts and replace them with a spiritual perspective. A calm mind is not just peaceful, it is focused, self-directing and Divine.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.