Nature Quotes

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.

William Sharp

What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it.

Joseph Conrad

It is not in the nature of man to accept permanent failure.

Edmund Cooper

Living virtuously is equal to living in accordance with one's experience of the actual course of nature.

Chrysippus

True law is right reason in agreement with nature; it is of universal application, unchanging and everlasting; it summons to duty by its commands, and averts from wrongdoing by its prohibitions.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Man is by nature a lover. Only he has yet to discover the real thing to love. This quest awakens him to the fulfillment of his real Self.

Sri Chinmoy

Love, like medicine, is only the art of encouraging nature.

Pierre Ambroise Franois Choderlos de Laclos

Human nature simply cannot subsist without a hope and aim of some kind; as the sanity of the Old Testament truly said, where there is no vision the people perisheth. But it is precisely because an ideal is necessary to man that the man without ideals is in permanent danger of fanaticism.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Writers are not, by nature, respectable: their function is to be subversive.

Anthony Burgess

We do not know what death is. If we know so little about life which we have experienced, how shall be know about death which we have not and in the nature of things never can?

Samuel Butler

To love God is to have good health, good looks, good sense, experience, a kindly nature and a fair balance of cash in hand.

Samuel Butler

Sketching from nature is very like trying to put a pinch of salt on her tail. And yet many manage to do it very nicely.

Samuel Butler

Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realizing sensations.

Paul Czanne

Conservatism is alien to the very nature of capitalism.

Whittaker Chambers

It is, indeed an incredible fact that what the human mind, at its deepest and most profound, perceives as beautiful finds its realization in external nature. What is intelligible is also beautiful.

Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
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