nature quotes

“ a tame or civilized animal; never the less, he requires proper instruction and a fortunate nature, and then of all animals he becomes the most divine and most civilized; but if he be insufficiently or ill- educated he is the most savage of earthly creatures.”

“All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. ”

“He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.”

“No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.”

“To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.”

“Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.”

“Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

“Nature herself has never attempted to effect great changes rapidly.”

“Nature is wont to hide herself.”

“Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them. ”

“I am at two with nature.”

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. ”

“All men by nature desire knowledge.”

“Man is by nature a political animal.”

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ”

“Nature does nothing in vain.”

“For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all. ”

“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.”

“Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.”

“He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature. ”

“The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. ”

“The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.”

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.”

“All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.”

“Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.”

“The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly - that is what each of us is here for.”

“Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success.”

“The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.”

“Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.”

“The cause-effect sequences in our brains are just as determining, just as inescapable, as anywhere else in Nature.”