category-Nature Quotes

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Obedience, as it regards the social relations, the rules of society, and the laws of nature and nature's God, should commence at the cradle and end only at the tomb.

Hosea Ballou

Ah, how unjust to Nature and himself Is thoughtless, thankless, inconsistent man!

Edward Young

What signifies knowing the names, if you know not the nature of things.

Benjamin Franklin

All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things.

Victor Cousin

Such is our impatience, our hatred of procrastination in everything but the amendment of our practices and the adornment of our nature, one would imagine we were dragging time along by force, and not he us.

Walter Savage Landor

For man, autumn is a time of harvest,of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad.

Edwin Way Tea

Simplicity is a pleasant thing in children, or at any age, but it is not necessarily admirable, nor is affectation altogether a thing of evil. To be normal, to be at home in the world, with a prospect of power, usefulness, or success, the person must have that imaginative insight into other minds that underlies tact and savoir-faire, morality and beneficence. This insight involves sophistication, some understanding and sharing of the clandestine impulses of human nature. A simplicity that is merely the lack of this insight indicates a sort of defect.

Charles Horton Cooley

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

Charles Dickens

To understand reality is not the same as to know about outward events. It is to perceive the essential nature of things. The best-informed man is not necessarily the wisest. Indeed there is a danger that precisely in the multiplicity of his knowledge he will lose sight of what is essential. But on the other hand, knowledge of an apparently trivial detail quite often makes it possible to see into the depth of things. And so the wise man will seek to acquire the best possible knowledge about events, but always without becoming dependent upon this knowledge. To recognize the.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.

Dennis Gabor

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?

James Thomson

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.

William Ruckelshaus

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

John Muir

Don't give your mind permission to get disturbed. A disturbed mind is easily influenced. This will cost you your peace. Learn to maintain your peace by freeing yourself from attachments. Competing or comparing yourself with others will not allow you to focus inwards. An inner focus allows you to keep your eye on your higher self. Remember your original nature. It allows you to forge a link with the Divine. Then it becomes easy to recognise useless thoughts and replace them with a spiritual perspective. A calm mind is not just peaceful, it is focused, self-directing and Divine.

Unknown

The evil is not that you cannot change human nature. The evil is that human nature cannot change you.

Barrows Dunham

Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France

Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.

D. H. Lawrence

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

William James

It is human nature to want to go back and fix things or change things that we regret.

John Gray

The realities of nature surpass our most ambitious dreams.

Francois Rodin

Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws

Calvin Coolidge

The greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life out of them, molding them into money.

Rabindranath Tagore

Destiny is our will, and our will is nature.

Benjamin Disraeli

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