Nature Quotes

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

Charles Dickens

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.

Herbert Spencer

The only thing that makes life endurable in this world is human love, and yet, according to Christianity, that is the very thing that we are not to have in the other world. We are to be so taken up with Jesus and angels, that we shall care nothing about our brothers and sisters that have been damned. We shall be so carried away with the music of the harp that we shall not even hear the wail of father and mother. Such a religion is a disgrace to human nature.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Out of defeat can come the best in human nature. As Christians face storms of adversity, they may rise with more beauty. They are like trees that grow on mountain ridges -- battered by winds, yet trees in which we find the strongest wood.

Billy Graham

It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and, given the opportunity, women work iniquity

Buddha Sutta-Pitaka

We shall continue to have a worsening ecologic crisis until we reject the Christian axiom that nature has no reason for existence save to serve man.

Lynn White, Jr.

Nature is what she is - amoral and persistent.

Stephen Jay Gould

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.

David Gerrold

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

Walt Whitman

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

Francis Bacon

To be a well-flavored man is the gift of fortune, but to write or read comes by nature.

William Shakespeare

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.

Henry Ward Beecher

Self-defense is a part of the law of nature; nor can it be denied the community, even against the king himself.

William Barclay

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

Honore de Balzac

Many people are blind to trust, not so much to its benefits as to its nature and the practices that make it possible.

Robert C. Solomon
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