Nature Quotes

A person should go out on the water on a fine day to a small distance from a beautiful coast, if he would see Nature really smile. Never does she look so delightful, as when the sun is brightly reflected by the water, while the waves are gently rippling, and the prospect receives life and animation from the glancing transit of an occasional row-boat, and the quieter motion of a few small vessels. But the land must be well in sight; not only for its own sake, but because the immensity and awfulness of a mere sea-view would ill accord with the other parts of the glittering and joyous scene

Augustus William Hare

Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature. Never is life so low or so little as when occupied with the present.

Walter Savage Landor

Nature cares nothing for logic, our human logic: she has her own, which we do not recognize and do not acknowledge until we are crushed under its wheel

Ivan Turgenev

Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.

Alfred Austin

Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could.

Daniel Defoe

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.

Sydney Smith

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

Richard P. Feynman

Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God.

Seneca

A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature.

Alexander Pope

Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.

Samuel Johnson

Love is the only freedom in the world because it so elevates the spirit that the laws of humanity and the phenomena of nature do not alter its course

Kahlil Gibran

It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg

Revenge is a kind of wild justice; which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

Francis Bacon

A stern discipline pervades all nature, which is a little cruel that it may be very kind.

Herbert Spencer

When Nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.

Karl Wilhelm von Humboldt

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.

John Ruskin

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.

Marcus Aurelius Antonius

Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.

Napoleon Hill

The most excellent and divine counsel, the best and most profitable advertisement of all others, but the least practised, is to study and learn how to know ourselves. This is the foundation of wisdom and the highway to whatever is good. . . . God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself.

Pierre Charron

"Healing," Papa would tell me, "is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature."

W.H. Auden

Honesty, disinterestedness and good nature are indispensable to procure the esteem and confidence of those with whom we live, and on whose esteem our happiness depends.

Thomas Jefferson

Race hate isn't human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature.

Orson Welles
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