nature quotes

“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.”

“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.”

“The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”

“Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.”

“Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.”

“Nature never breaks her own laws.”

“Water is the driving force of all nature.”

“If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out.”

“There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere.”

“All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.”

“The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.”