Nature Quotes

Pregnancy demonstrates the deterministic character of woman's sexuality. Every pregnant woman has body and self taken over by a chthonian force beyond her control. In the welcome pregnancy, this is a happy sacrifice. But in the unwanted one, initiated by rape or misadventure, it is a horror. Such unfortunate women look directly into nature's heart of Darkness. For a fetus is a benign tumor, a vampire who steals in order to live. The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way.

Camille Paglia

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding

Joseph Addison

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Marcus Aurelius

I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John D. Rockefeller

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.

Alice Walker

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

Edward O. Wilson

Nature creates ability; luck provides it with opportunity.

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

There is one thing one has to have: either a soul that is cheerful by nature, or a soul made cheerful by work, love, art, and knowledge.

Friedrich Nietzsche

All men by nature desire knowledge.

Aristotle

I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.

Aristotle

I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.

John D. Rockefeller

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Zeno

My advice to gardeners is to believe what you see as temporal entertainment; a gift from nature. Do not pass on your interpretation as gospel. Do not seek interpretation from others.

Thomas Clothier

The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.

Unknown

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask "how," while others of a more curious nature will ask "why." Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.

Man Ray

Photography, fortunately, to me has not only been a profession but also a contact between people - to understand human nature and record, if possible, the best in each individual.

Nickolas Muray

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

George Washington Carver

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

Aristotle (384-322 BC)

Let everything be allowed to do what it naturally does, so that its nature will be satisfied.

Chuang Tzu

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

Voltaire

I knew that I had come face to face with some one whose mere personality was so fascinating that, if I allowed it to do so, it would absorb my whole nature, my whole soul, my very art itself.

Oscar Wilde

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language

Alfred North Whitehead

The first principle of full feminism is the simple equality of men and women. And it is an erroneous principle. For here nature steps in and forbids its achievement.

Correa Moylan Walsh

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.

Charles Dickens 1812
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