Nature Quotes

The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

William James

Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.

Pierre Corneille

Recollect that the Almighty, who gave the dog to be companion of our pleasures and our toils, hath invested him with a nature noble and incapable of deceit

Sir Walter Scott

For what is more glorious than music, which modulates the heavenly system with its sonorous sweetness, and binds together with its virtue the concord of nature which is scattered everywhere?

Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

Wendell Berry

If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn.

Bernie Siegel

More and more as we come closer and closer in touch with nature and its teachings are we able to see the Divine and are therefore fitted to interpret correctly the various languages spoken by all forms of nature about us.

George Washington Carver

A living man can be enslaved and reduced to the historic condition of an object. But if he dies in refusing to be enslaved, he reaffirms the existence of another kind of human nature which refuses to be classified as an object.

Albert Camus

"Fools rush where Angels fear to tread!" Angels and Fools have equal claim To do what Nature bids them do, sans hope of praise, sans fear of blame!

Sir Richard Francis Burton

Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law.

Elisha Gray

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts, and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.

Helen Rowland

When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.

Lakota

The old Lakota was wise. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard.

Luther Standing Bear

To touch the earth is to have harmony with nature.

Oglala Sioux

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Frank Lloyd Wright

There is no need to express art in terms of nature. It can perfectly well be expressed in terms of geometry and the exact sciences.

Georges Vantongerloo

One is neither too scrupulous nor too sincere nor too submissive to nature; but one is more or less master of one\'s model, and, above all, of the means of expression.

Paul Cezanne

When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away.

Stewart Brand

Topographically the country is magnificent -- and terrifying. Why terrifying? Because nowhere else in the world is the divorce between man and nature so complete. Nowhere have I encountered such a dull, monotonous fabric of life as here in America. Here boredom reaches its peak.

Henry Miller

For beauty being the best of all we know Sums up the unsearchable and secret aims Of nature.

Robert Seymour Bridges

All pain is per se and especially in excess, destructive and ultimately fatal in its nature and effects.

James Young Simpson

Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

Hippocrates

Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another.

John Muir
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