Quotes About Nature
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
I think nature's imagination is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
Look into nature, and then you will understand it better.
Nature is not an engineer or a contractor, and I myself am a part of Nature.
How could this earth of ours, which is only a speck in the heavens, have so much variety of life, so many curious and exciting creatures?
All things in nature occur mathematically.
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
The first in time and the first in importance of the influences upon the mind is that of nature. Every day, the sun; and, after sunset, night and her stars.
I am the lover of uncontained and immortal beauty. In the wilderness, I find something more dear and connate than in streets or villages. In the tranquil landscape, and especially in the distant line of the horizon, man beholds somewhat as beautiful as his own nature.
Nature is loved by what is best in us.
Everything in nature goes by law, and not by luck.
I never saw a discontented tree.
Most people are on the world, not in it.
Who wouldn't be a mountaineer! Up here all the world's prizes seem nothing.
Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.
This curious world we inhabit is more wonderful than convenient; more beautiful than it is useful; it is more to be admired and enjoyed than used.
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
Nature, to be controlled, must be obeyed.
An inflexible tree breaks in a storm.
The earth is what we all have in common.
Be kind to everything that lives.
I love places that make you realize how tiny you and your problems are.
All good things are wild and free.
Go where you feel most alive.
The best views comes after the hardest climb.
It is in the still silence of nature where one will find true bliss.
Not all classrooms have four walls.
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
Butterflies are self-propelled flowers. Robert A.
Nature rarely surrenders one of her magnificent secrets.
Nothing is art if it does not come from nature.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
Wildness is the preservation of the world.
If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.
Men argue. Nature acts.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.
I am losing precious days. I am degenerating into a machine for making money. I am learning nothing in this trivial world of men. I must break away and get out into the mountains to learn the news.
It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
At one time in the world there were woods that no one owned.
We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
Nature abhors a vacuum, and if I can only walk with sufficient carelessness I am sure to be filled.
There is nothing pleasanter than spading when the ground is soft and damp.
The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?
Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water.
This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
We have lived our lives by the assumption that what was good for us would be good for the world. We have been wrong. We must change our lives so that it will be possible to live by the contrary assumption, that what is good for the world will be good for us. And that requires that we make the effort to know the world and learn what is good for it.
Go outside. Don't tell anyone and don't bring your phone. Start walking and keep walking until you no longer know the road like the palm of your hand, because we walk the same roads day in and day out, to the bus and back home and we cease to see.
Just walk, see, sit down if you like. And be. Just be, whatever you are with whatever you have, and realise that that is enough to be happy.
There's a whole world out there, right outside your window. You'd be a fool to miss it.
Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them.
Architects cannot teach nature anything.
In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so heroic.
I think it annoys God if you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
I love nature, I just don't want to get any of it on me.
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
A man on foot, on horseback or on a bicycle will see more, feel more, enjoy more in one mile than the motorized tourists can in a hundred miles.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees.
On every stem, on every leaf... and at the root of everything that grew, was a professional specialist in the shape of grub, caterpillar, aphis, or other expert, whose business it was to devour that particular part.
I never really understood the word 'loneliness'. As far as I was concerned, I was in an orgy with the sky and the ocean, and with nature.
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable.
It's the idea that people living close to nature tend to be noble. It's seeing all those sunsets that does it. You can't watch a sunset and then go off and set fire to your neighbor's tepee.
Maybe kissing is sort of like nature's coffee.
I was determined to know beans.
A flower is an educated weed.
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
There is an element of truth in everything. Nature teaches, although it can sometimes be misleading.
We need the tonic of wildness...At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.
I go to books and to nature as the bee goes to a flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey.
Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.
Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he's destroying is this God he's worshiping.
Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
Does anything in nature despair except man? An animal with a foot caught in a trap does not seem to despair. It is too busy trying to survive. It is all closed in, to a kind of still, intense waiting. Is this a key? Keep busy with survival. Imitate the trees. Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays the same for long, not even pain, psychic pain. Sit it out. Let it all pass. Let it go.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.
I felt like lying down by the side of the trail and remembering it all. The woods do that to you, they always look familiar, long lost, like the face of a long-dead relative, like an old dream, like a piece of forgotten song drifting across the water, most of all like golden eternities of past childhood or past manhood and all the living and the dying and the heartbreak that went on a million years ago and the clouds as they pass overhead seem to testify to this feeling.
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyong reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us, the only paradise we shall ever know, the only paradise we ever need, if only we had the eyes to see.
Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes, by making these the fruit of his character.
Art is the child of nature in whom we trace the features of the mothers face.
There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.
Adapt or perish, now as never, is nature's inexorable imperative.
If people think that nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.
Earth has no sorrow that earth can not heal.
Nature's law is stronger than any little law you have made for yourself.
The goal is to discover your nature and nature helps you do it.
Although we say mountains belong to the country, actually, they belong to those that love them.
Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it.
Never, no, never did nature say one thing and wisdom another.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
The day has eyes; the night has ears.
Nature never became a toy to a wise spirit. The flowers, the animals, the mountains, reflected the wisdom of his best hour, as much as they had delighted the simplicity of this childhood.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God's lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature.
Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.
The first wildflower of the year is like land after sea.
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.
I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.
I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter... to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring ” these are some of the rewards of the simple life.
Nature's beauty is a gift that cultivates appreciation and gratitude.
Some of nature's most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.
If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.
After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with color, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked - as I am surprisingly often - why I bother to get up in the mornings.
After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing, and life would not be worth living.
Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.
I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness.
I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.
The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.
The forest makes your heart gentle. You become one with it. No place for greed or anger there.
If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
He who hears the rippling of rivers in these degenerate days will not utterly despair.
Nature rejuvenates so quickly, so completely. Though we often view ourselves otherwise, we are nature.
Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation affirming my connection to the earth body.
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
One day's exposure to mountains is better than a cartload of books.
A nobler want of man is served by nature, namely, the love of beauty.
Man is by nature a political animal.
I can enjoy society in a room; but out of doors, nature is company enough for me.
In every walk in with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
By discovering nature, you discover yourself.
Going to the mountains is going home.
Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things.
We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.
The mountains are calling and I must go.
Between every two pines there is a doorway to a new world.
Time spent amongst trees is never time wasted.
I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.
It was for the best, so Nature had no choice but to do it.
Nature, time and patience are the three great physicians.
Leave the road, take the trails.
The most beautiful gift of nature is that it gives one pleasure to look around and try to comprehend what we see.
I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
Life sucks a lot less when you add mountain air, a campfire and some peace and quiet.
Nature never hurries. Atom by atom, little by little, she achieves her work.
Preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions.
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery - air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, This is what it is to be happy.
There I feel that nothing can befall me.
Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they would live a lot differently.
And then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.
Nature is an endless combination and repetition of a very few laws.
Nature is the art of God.
Nature is indifferent to our love, but never unfaithful.
Nature is cheaper than therapy.
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Nature is not our enemy, to be raped and conquered. Nature is ourselves, to be cherished and explored.
Nature is as well adapted to our weakness as to our strength.
Nature is not human hearted.
Nature is our mother.
Nature is the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, the landscape, and other features and products of the earth, as opposed to humans or human creations.
Nature, in the broadest sense, is the natural, physical, or material world or universe.
The stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me.
In the beauty and grandeur of individual trees, and in number and variety of species, the Sierra forests surpass all others.
The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can't.
The woods call to us with a hundred voices, but the sea has one only ” a mighty voice that drowns our souls in its majestic music. The woods are human, but the sea is of the company of the archangels.
The most tangible of all visible mysteries - fire.
Fire that's closest kept burns most of all.
Earth was created for all of us, not some of us.
We kill all the caterpillars, then complain there are no butterflies.
What is the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?
One of these days I will explore this forest. But then again I may not, for there are places which people should leave alone.
I don't believe in collective guilt, but I do believe in collective responsibility.
I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want.
For 200 years we've been conquering Nature. Now we're beating it to death.
We have met the enemy, and he is us.
But man is a part of nature and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe about us, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic, changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective.
One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, 'What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?'.
The human race is challenged more than ever before to demonstrate our mastery, not over nature but of ourselves.
It is a curious situation that the sea, from which life first arose should now be threatened by the activities of one form of that life. But the sea, though changed in a sinister way, will continue to exist; the threat is rather to life itself.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.
I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively, instead of skeptically and dictatorially.
The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it's still here.
A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.
The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book?
The environment is all we have. A healthy environment means a good life.
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
There is a great need for the introduction of new values in our society, where bigger is not necessarily better, where slower can be faster, and where less can be more.
However fragmented the world, however intense the national rivalries, it is an inexorable fact that we become more interdependent every day.
Today, more than ever before, life must be characterized by a sense of Universal responsibility, not only nation to nation and human to human, but also human to other forms of life.
We share the earth not only with our fellow human beings, but with all the other creatures.
Let us give Nature a chance; she knows her business better than we do.
I will find my joy - not in a bed of hothouse roses, but in a wayward roadside flower.
Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.
Who has not found the heaven below, will fail of it above. God's residence is next to mine, his furniture is love.
A large drop of sun lingered on the horizon and then dripped over and was gone, and the sky was brilliant over the spot where it had gone, and a torn cloud, like a bloody rag, hung over the spot of its going. And dusk crept over the sky from the eastern horizon, and darkness crept over the land from the east.
All this he saw, for one moment breathless and intense, vivid on the morning sky; and still, as he looked, he lived; and still, as he lived, he wondered.
To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
No one owns the water. No one owns the lands. No one owns the oceans. No one owns the sands. These are given by our Mother. Our planet provides for free. Only by hands of the greedy. Does the Earth require a fee.
Birth, life, and death - each took place on the hidden side of a leaf.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man.
Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes ” every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Standing on the bare ground - my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space - all mean egotism vanishes.
I become a transparent eyeball; I am nothing; I see all; the currents of the Universal Being circulate through me; I am part or parcel of God.
I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scriptures, I learned in woods and fields. I have no other masters than the beeches and the oaks.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature.
Nature is not benevolent: with ruthless indifference she makes all things serve their purposes.
Sometimes Mother Nature has the answers when you do not even know the questions.
As a scientist, I believe that nature is a perfect structure, seen from the standpoint of reason and logical analysis.
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mold myself?
Mother Nature presents neither a wrinkled face nor tottering form, but constantly renews the bloom of her youth, while time fills up the volumes of her history.
Our downfall as a species is that we are arrogant enough to think that we can control Mother Nature and stupid enough to think it is our job.
In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
One's true nature is revealed in time of difficulty.
Rivers and mountains may change; human nature, never.
Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything - except his own nature.
Man is not, by nature, deserving of all that he wants. When we think that we are automatically entitled to something, that is when we start walking all over others to get it.
It's very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.
Every living organism is fulfilled when it follows the right path for its own nature.
Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.
The different accidents of life are not so changeable as the feelings of human nature.
Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.
If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere.
Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.
I have loved the feel of the grass under my feet, and the sound of the running streams by my side. The hum of the wind in the tree-tops has always been good music to me, and the face of the fields has often comforted me more than the faces of men.
He that plants trees love others besides himself.
Explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
But especially he loved to run in the dim twilight of the summer midnights, listening to the subdued and sleepy murmurs of the forest, reading signs and sounds as a man may read a book, and seeking for the mysterious something that called, waking or sleeping, at all times, for him to come.
No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods. There is a rapture on the lonely shore. There is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but nature more.
Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.
No man fears what he has seen grow.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
It takes time for a fruit to mature and acquire sweetness and become eatable; time is a prime factor for most good fortunes.
I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
One should go to the woods for safety, if for nothing else.
If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature.
Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find.
How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.
An understanding of the natural world and what's in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment.
I am comforted by life's stability, by earth's unchangeableness. What has seemed new and frightening assumes its place in the unfolding of knowledge. It is good to know our universe. What is new is only new to us.
One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener's own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race.
Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.
If you have a garden and library, you have everything you need.
Every child is born a naturalist. Their eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life.
If you tend to a flower, it will bloom, no matter how many weeds surround it.
The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.
Spring is the time of plans and projects.
You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep spring from coming.
Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.
No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring.
If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is.
It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.
Days decrease - and autumn grows, autumn in everything.
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.
Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.
Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?
Autumn wins you best by this, its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Autumn's the mellow time.
Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
Winter is coming. George R.R.
Melancholy were the sounds on a winter's night.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
The ghostly winter silence had given way to the great spring murmur of awakening life.
Even the strongest blizzards start with a single snowflake.
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says 'Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again'.
Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence. Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance. Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence. Winter passes and one remembers one's perseverance.
Will you love me in December as you do in May?
I am not an atheist but an earthiest. Be true to the earth.
I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.
In every true searcher of Nature there is a kind of religious reverence, for he finds it impossible to imagine that he is the first to have thought out the exceedingly delicate threads that connect his perceptions.
Try and penetrate with our limited means the secrets of nature and you will find that, behind all the discernible concatenations, there remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable.
Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion. To that extent I am, in point of fact, religious.
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.
I perceive God everywhere in His works. I sense Him in me; I see Him all around me.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Something of God... flows into us from the blue of the sky, the taste of honey, the delicious embrace of water whether cold or hot, and even from sleep itself.
While we are actually subjected to them, the 'moods' and 'spirits' of nature point no morals. Overwhelming gaiety, insupportable grandeur, sombre desolation are flung at you. Make what you can of them, if you must make at all. The only imperative that nature utters is, 'Look. Listen. Attend'.
In the woods is perpetual youth. Within these plantations of God, a decorum and sanctify reign, a perennial festival is dressed, and the guest sees not how he should tire of them in a thousands years.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. Even so, God cannot save them from fools.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
Nature is my manifestation of God.
Flowers are the sweetest things that God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Every dewdrop and raindrop had a whole heaven within it.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.
This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
The stars awaken a certain reverence because though always present they are inaccessible.
Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.
Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.
To speak truly, few adults can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing.
Not the sun or the summer alone, but every hour and season yields its tribute of delight; for every hour and change corresponds to and authorizes a different state of the mind, from breathless noon to grimmest midnight.
Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there.
Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.
I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.
Do not complain beneath the stars about the lack of bright spots in your life.
Because I can count on my fingers the number of sunsets I have left, and I don't want to miss any of them.
No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.
The sun, with all those plants revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!
Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.
The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Rainbows apologize for angry skies.
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
Water is the driving force in nature.
We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.
Our forests are literally the lungs for the planet.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of autumn.
A week ago it was the mountains I thought the most wonderful, and today it's the plains. I guess it's the feeling of bigness in both that carries me away.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.
Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.
A flower you plant may not necessarily bloom; but the seed of a tree you happen to drop may grow into a forest.
Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men.
Even for a tree of 10000 feet, it's leaves return to the root when they fall.
If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
Earth laughs in flowers.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.
The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.
But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
The view of Earth is spectacular.
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower.
As the twig is bent the tree inclines.
Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split one boulder.
The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
There is the sky, which is all men's together.
When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
Giant oak trees... have deep root systems that can extend two-and-one-half times their height. Such trees rarely are blown down regardless of how violent the storms may be.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Sunlight is painting.
Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.
If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
Behind every cloud is another cloud.
Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
Earth is a flower and it's pollinating.
Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.
I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon.
Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.
With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by the sea.
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.
This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still.
What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Spring won't let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.
With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.
Nature hasn't gone anywhere. It is all around us, all the planets, galaxies and so on. We are nothing in comparison.
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
All nature wears one universal grin.
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?
The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at.
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight.
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth.
Nature was my kindergarten.
Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills.
Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art.
The stars that have most glory have no rest.
Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.
And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun.
And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.
Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives.
All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.
Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.
I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch.
I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.
Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.
There's no night without stars.
Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
In nature there are few sharp lines.
I love the long grass coming up to meet the willows.
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can't get away from it.
Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
This sunlight linked me through the ages to that past consciousness.
We are embedded in a biological world and related to the organisms around us.
The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.
Having plants and flowers in my space makes me feel very calm and Zen. For me, it's important to meditate every morning to be very clear in the head, and nature really helps me do the same thing.
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
A tree is an incomprehensible mystery.
The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass.
The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet.
Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.
The fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors. The sun is out, you get warmth on your skin but there's the coolness of the breeze. It's really comfortable.
The earth is yet the place of the domicile of man and all the offspring of the first man.
My boy, one small breeze doesn't make a wind storm.
Though pleas'd to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.
It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.
Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.
I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
The sea has neither meaning nor pity.
O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds.
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
It is not light that we need, but fire it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
Everything is blooming most recklessly if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
I am two with nature.
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours.'
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
It is written on the arched sky it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.
A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.
Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.
Birds have wings they're free they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.
Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.
Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared.
Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.
In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries no man can ignore all of them.
I'm very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.
Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.
Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Nature hates calculators.
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.
The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.
When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.
The groves were God's first temples.
The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.
We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways.
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.
Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out.
People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.
A peace is of the nature of a conquest for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
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.
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
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.
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.
It is better to do one's own duty, however defective it may be, than to follow the duty of another, however well one may perform it. He who does his duty as his own nature reveals it, never sins.
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance.
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.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.
It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded, but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
My nature just changes.
I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it.
I think I have a dualistic nature.
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.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price.
Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.
When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans - an avian flu pandemic.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
Nature's far too subtle to repeat herself.
I suppose we need not go mourning the buffaloes. In the nature of things, they had to give place to better cattle, though the change might have been made without barbarous wickedness.
To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another.
You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor.
Juvenile crime is not naturally born in the boy, but is largely due either to the spirit of adventure that is in him, to his own stupidity, or to his lack of discipline, according to the nature of the individual.
Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival.
The nature of the human mind is such that unless it is stimulated by images of things acting upon it from without, all remembrance of them passes easily away.
All the seven deadly sins are man's true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you're made to feel guilty for being human, then you're going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can't escape from.
Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm.
Eventually we'll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system.
I'm always surprised when people respond positively to what I am saying, given its seriousnessness and strange nature.
Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do.
Knowledge doesn't really form part of human nature. Conflict, combat, the outcome of the combat, and, consequently, risk and chance are what gives rise to knowledge. Knowledge is not instinctive; it is counter instinctive, just as it is not natural but counter natural.
The attention span of children may be one of the main reasons why an immersion in on-screen reading is so engaging, and it may also be why digital reading may ultimately prove antithetical to the long-in-development, reflective nature of the expert reading brain as we know it.
The rainbow is a part of nature, and you have to be in the right place to see it. It's beautiful, all of the colors, even the colors you can't see. That really fit us as a people because we are all of the colors. Our sexuality is all of the colors. We are all the genders, races, and ages.
The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of diseases.
The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own time.
The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce.
The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature.
Repeal the Missouri Compromise - repeal all compromises - repeal the Declaration of Independence - repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man's heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.
The smoothest curled courtier in the boudoirs of a palace has an animal nature, rude and aboriginal as a white bear.
Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves.
Nature is the incarnation of thought. The world is the mind precipitated.
When you give directives to a child, especially a teenager, you must consider the nature of your child.
Trust and value your own divinity as well as your connection to nature. Seeing God's work everywhere will be your reward.
Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.
The missing link in cosmology is the nature of dark matter and dark energy.
What is the Tao Te Ching? Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of existence.
Power doesn't back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It's not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power.
I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude.
Working conditions for me have always been those of the monastic life: solitude and frugality. Except for frugality, they are contrary to my nature, so much so that work is a violence I do to myself.
The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain - a magic wand in Nature's hand - every devout mountaineer knows its power; but the marvelous beauty value of what the Scotch call a breckan in a still dell, what poet has sung this?
Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature's forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle.
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.
I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature's loveliness. Heaven knows that John the Baptist was not more eager to get all his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of God's mountains.
The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle.
Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity.
It was Einstein's dream to discover the grand design of the universe, a single theory that explains everything. However, physicists in Einstein's day hadn't made enough progress in understanding the forces of nature for that to be a realistic goal.
Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization. It is a law of nature that two moving bodies in contact with each other create friction. This is as true for human beings as it is for inanimate objects.
It's not just human nature to associate in tribes. It's deeper than that.
In presence of Nature's grand convulsions, man is powerless.
You cannot oppose reasoning to pride, the principal of all the vices, since, by its very nature, the proud man refuses to listen to it.
Because of its phantom nature, and despite elaborate defense mechanisms, the ego is very vulnerable and insecure, and it sees itself as constantly under threat. This, by the way, is the case even if the ego is outwardly very confident.
Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false.
Light is the greatest disinfectant in nature and also in organizations.
You're not a product of your nature. That is your genetic makeup or your nurture, the things that have happened to you. Of course those things affect you powerfully, but they do not determine you.
Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering.
In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God's nature to keep His promises. Therefore, go immediately to His throne and say, 'Do as You promised.'
Lord sanctify us. Oh! That Thy spirit might come and saturate every faculty, subdue every passion, and use every power of our nature for obedience to God.
Oh, this base heart of ours! Hath it not enough tinder in it to set on fire the course of nature? If a spark do but fall into it, any one of our members left to itself would dishonour Christ, deny the Lord that bought us, and turn back into perdition.
The selfsame procedure which zoology, a branch of the natural sciences, applies to the study of animals, anthropology must apply to the study of man; and by doing so, it enrolls itself as a science in the field of nature.
Speech is one of the marvels that characterize man, and also one of the most difficult spontaneous creations that have been accomplished by nature.
It is fortunate, I think, that nature is not bounded by human reason and by laboratory work and experimentation, for by the laws of pure reason and by microscopic investigation, it might easily have been proved, long before this, that children could not be born.
To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after you.
Absolute space, in its own nature, without regard to anything external, remains always similar and immovable. Relative space is some movable dimension or measure of the absolute spaces, which our senses determine by its position to bodies, and which is vulgarly taken for immovable space.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
There are no rules, no models; rather, there are no rules other than the general laws of Nature.
The flesh, or human nature, is generally lazy and self-centered.
It is reasonable that forces directed toward bodies depend on the nature and the quantity of matter of such bodies, as happens in the case of magnetic bodies.
We are certainly not to relinquish the evidence of experiments for the sake of dreams and vain fictions of our own devising; nor are we to recede from the analogy of Nature, which is wont to be simple and always consonant to itself.
If you're in favour of any policy - reform, revolution, stability, regression, whatever - if you're at least minimally moral, it's because you think it's somehow good for people. And good for people means conforming to their fundamental nature.
An individual's refusal to carry out the criminal acts of his government sets the stage, in the most effective way possible, for the attempt to demonstrate the criminal nature of these acts.
To summarize, draft resistance can make use of the inegalitarian nature of American society as a technique for increasing the cost of American aggression, and it threatens values that are important to those in a decision-making position.
The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. Disease will be eliminated. Death will be abolished. War will be eradicated. Nature will be transformed.
It's just human nature to try and figure things out. So, when we're in the midst of a situation, we usually try to reason our way through it.
It isn't generally the case that liberals dominate entire hierarchies. That isn't generally how it works, because the hierarchies are usually set up so that conservatives fill up the hierarchies; it's in the nature of hierarchy.
As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.
Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world?
It is very important when you judge to recognize that you have to stay impartial. That's what the nature of my job is. I have to unhook myself from my emotional responses and try to stay within my unemotional, objective persona.
You and I are, by birth, by nature, and by choice, inwardly depraved, which is to say that we are entirely corrupt. That's not to say that we have no good in us; we do. However, anything good in us has been tainted with evil. It touches everything. Without the redeeming power of Christ we cannot halt our own moral slide.
You seize sentiment better when you get clear of nature. You breathe it in every sense!
Fracking kills, and it doesn't just kill us. It kills the land, nature and, eventually, the whole world.
I don't try to be bad as much as I just am by nature.
Human nature fascinates me.
I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds.
I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware.
I was terrible in English. I couldn't stand the subject. It seemed to me ridiculous to worry about whether you spelled something wrong or not, because English spelling is just a human convention - it has nothing to do with anything real, anything from nature.
Trying to understand the way nature works involves a most terrible test of human reasoning ability. It involves subtle trickery, beautiful tightropes of logic on which one has to walk in order not to make a mistake in predicting what will happen. The quantum mechanical and the relativity ideas are examples of this.
See that the imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.
There is always another way to say the same thing that doesn't look at all like the way you said it before. I don't know what the reason for this is. I think it is somehow a representation of the simplicity of nature.
The extreme weakness of quantum gravitational effects now poses some philosophical problems; maybe nature is trying to tell us something new here: maybe we should not try to quantize gravity.
Each piece, or part, of the whole of nature is always merely an approximation to the complete truth, or the complete truth so far as we know it. In fact, everything we know is only some kind of approximation because we know that we do not know all the laws as yet.
When you say 'control freak' and 'OCD' and 'organized,' that suggests someone who's cold in nature, and I'm just not. Like, I'm really open when it comes to letting people in. But I just like my house to be neat, and I don't like to make big messes that would hurt people.
It's human nature to not say everything that's on your mind at the time you think it. Because we fear saying something that people will laugh at, people will think is dumb. We're afraid of being embarrassed.
The study of Nature brings into a harmonious whole the questions of the Infinite, the Historic, and the Microscopic as part of the Great Creator's work.
There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature. But, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit.
In nature, when you conduct science, it is the natural world that is the ultimate decider in what is true and what is not.
It is no small misfortune and disgrace that, through our own fault, we neither understand our nature nor our origin.
My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
Many readers fail to realize this, but 'The Color Purple' is a theological text. It is about the reclamation of one's original God: the earth and nature.
I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.
I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic - I use this metaphor a lot but I'll use it again - it's like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bush producing blackberries - it's just what happens with this being, now.
The methods and tools of science perennially breach barriers, granting me confidence that our epic march of insight into the operations of nature will continue without end.
Electrical science has revealed to us the true nature of light, has provided us with innumerable appliances and instruments of precision, and has thereby vastly added to the exactness of our knowledge.
Electrical science has disclosed to us the more intimate relation existing between widely different forces and phenomena and has thus led us to a more complete comprehension of Nature and its many manifestations to our senses.
As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in all branches of industry, alternating currents - electric wave motion - will have the sway.
The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified.
Modern science says: 'The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.' From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom.
The year 2100 will see eugenics universally established. In past ages, the law governing the survival of the fittest roughly weeded out the less desirable strains. Then man's new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. As a result, we continue to keep alive and to breed the unfit.
The skin of my character in 'The Man Who Fell to Earth' was some concoction, a spermatozoon of an alien nature that was obscene and weird-looking.
He who looks the higher is the more highly distinguished, and turning over the great book of nature (which is the proper object of philosophy) is the way to elevate one's gaze.
Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.
Regarded zoologically, man is today an almost isolated figure in nature. In his cradle, he was less isolated.
To discover and know has always been a deep tendency of our nature. Can we not recognize it already in caveman?
When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.
It is odd that we have so little relationship with nature, with the insects and the leaping frog and the owl that hoots among the hills calling for its mate. We never seem to have a feeling for all living things on the earth.
If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature, we would never kill an animal for our appetite; we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies.
Form can only be destroyed accidentally, i.e., on account of its connexion with substance, the true nature of which consists in the property of never being without a disposition to receive form.
There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.
We must realise that man's nature will remain the same so long as he remains man; that civilisation is but a slight coverlet beneath which the dominant beast sleeps lightly and ever ready to awake. To preserve civilisation, we must deal scientifically with the brute element, using only genuine biological principles.
From my experience, I cannot doubt but that man, when lost to terrestrial consciousness, is indeed sojourning in another and uncorporeal life of far different nature from the life we know; and of which only the slightest and most indistinct memories linger after waking.
Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature's way of letting in only as much as we can handle.
What a blessed thing it is, that Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left!
Nature teaches us that tens of billions of light years may have passed, and life in all of its expressions has always been subjected to an incredible combination of matter and radiation.
The Revolution did not assume a socialist nature because of support from the U.S.S.R.; it was the other way around: support from the U.S.S.R. was produced by the socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution. To such a degree, that when the U.S.S.R. disappears, Cuba keeps on being socialist.
It is a curious thing: man, the centre and creator of all science, is the only object which our science has not yet succeeded in including in a homogeneous representation of the universe. We know the history of his bones, but no ordered place has yet been found in nature for his reflective intelligence.
Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God's.
Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.
How many thorns of human nature are bristling conceits, buds of promise grown sharp for want of congenial climate.
To our critical eyes, the threads of which the past is woven are, by nature, endless and indivisible. Scientifically speaking, we cannot grasp the absolute beginning of anything: everything extends backwards to be prolonged by something else.
Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power.
I am an environmentalist, but I'm not a wacko environmentalist. I believe that mankind and nature can live side-by-side for the mutual benefit of both.
Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly.
What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?
There's a certain je ne sais quoi that Americans have in spades - a we-can-do-anything spirit that makes so many things possible for all of us. We're rugged individualists, aspirational in nature, and we like to think for ourselves.
Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings.
Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all men, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of Spirit. Yoga cannot know a barrier of East and West any more than does the healing and equitable light of the sun.
The Western day is indeed nearing when the inner science of self-control will be found as necessary as the outer conquest of nature. This new Atomic Age will see men's minds sobered and broadened by the now scientifically indisputable truth that matter is in reality a concentrate of energy.
The physical ego, the active consciousness in man, should uplift its body-identified self into unity with the soul, its true nature; it should not allow itself to remain mired in the lowly delusive strata of the senses and material entanglement.
The physical ego serves as its own worst enemy when, by delusive material behavior, it eclipses its true nature as the ever blessed soul.
Whether we or 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.
The state of slavery is in its own nature bad.
Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one's wit at the expense of one's better nature.
I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That's my fatal, absurd nature.
By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You've just got to keep moving. You can't stop.
If conservationists will attempt to resume responsibility for their need to eat, they will be led back fairly directly to all their previous concerns for the welfare of nature.
Annual plants are nature's emergency medical service, seeded in sounds and scars to hold the land until the perennial cover is re-established.
Jeans fit the mature male one of two ways, both dirigible in nature. You make a public impression that's either Hindenburg or Goodyear blimp.
It is not scientifically possible to accurately predict the outcome of an action. To suggest otherwise runs contrary to historical experience and the nature of war.
From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy.
You can't just let nature run wild.
I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift as to the spirit in which it is offered.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.
The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man.
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself and can never be erased.
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.
We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature, usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.
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.
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?
A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people.
For greed all nature is too little.
Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.
As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.
A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.
I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream.
Nature never breaks her own laws.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.
The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious.
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity - the law of nature and of nations.
To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.
Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices, and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are consequences.
Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused, and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.
Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours.
Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils.
Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
Self-preservation is the first law of nature.
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.
Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality.
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else.
Nature abhors annihilation.
Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits, by which we are nurtured and live.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
Race hate isn't human nature race hate is the abandonment of human nature.
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
The world is too much with us late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others.
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills, and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress, and what by a dome.
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words.
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave it is not in his nature.
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man.
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs.
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.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Painting from nature is not copying the object it is realizing one's sensations.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world, that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.
Nature never deceives us it is we who deceive ourselves.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
The learned is happy, nature to explore The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
If you don't know how to die, don't worry Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you don't bother your head about it.
I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.
It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men.
Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed.
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.
Extremes in nature equal ends produce In man they join to some mysterious use.
Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.
What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.
Nature, more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
I think that if people are instructed about anything, it should be about the nature of cruelty. And about why people behave so cruelly to each other. And what kind of satisfactions they derive from it. And why there is always a cost, and a price to be paid.
They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
Gossip is nature's telephone.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors.
We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
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.
Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.
It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy.
The artist produces for the liberation of his soul. It is his nature to create as it is the nature of water to run down the hill.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit.
If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker.
If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God.
I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.
Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.
I sit astride life like a bad rider on a horse. I only owe it to the horse's good nature that I am not thrown off at this very moment.
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
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.
Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature and the error is ineradicable.
No speech can stain what is noble by nature.
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.
You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
I think that in today's world, by nature, we are all self-centered. And that often leads to selfishness.
Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him.
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all.
To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
Nature has not got two voices, you know, one of them condemning all day what the other commands.
The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature.
Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself in no wise hath she need of an author.
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.
Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind, she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.
It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.
The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.
Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and most unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live. In all of nature, there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself.
Look, when you're the president, there's all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it's just the nature of the job.
If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake.
Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair.
My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.
Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions.
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we're looking at may not be in fact there, so the underlying nature of being is weird.
There's an easygoing nature that comes with a perspective of things that aren't as important as we make them sometimes.
Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I'm really excited about is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.
Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.
The elusive nature of love... it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.
The right of nature... is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature that is to say, of his own life.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it.
I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity.
Life is the power that's greater than I can ever comprehend. The way life runs through everything, even the tiniest elements of nature - that makes me humble.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious he learned the habit from Nature.
The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It's the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it - no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything.
Stupidity is something unshakable nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature and that man will be myself.
Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
Nature is perfect.
All, all is theft, all is unceasing and rigorous competition in nature the desire to make off with the substance of others is the foremost - the most legitimate - passion nature has bred into us and, without doubt, the most agreeable one.
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light every eye, looking on, finds its own.
America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
Man is the miracle in nature. God Is the One Miracle to man.
Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That's human nature.
When I'm off the road, my husband and I recharge our batteries. It's a day of deep rest and connection with the spiritual, and that can be anything - going for a walk in nature, being in silence, burning incense.
Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
The wit makes fun of other persons the satirist makes fun of the world the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people - that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.
Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all.
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.
But I'm a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I'm going to make something out of it.
I mean, if a person acts irresponsibly in his own life, he will pay the consequences. And it's not so much divine retribution as it's built into the law of nature.
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Ayurveda is a sister philosophy to yoga. It is the science of life or longevity and it teaches about the power and the cycles of nature, as well as the elements.
If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow.
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.
It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
The addiction to sports, therefore, in a peculiar degree marks an arrested development in man's moral nature.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.
A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful, because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth, read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
People must help one another it is nature's law.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
The primary and most beautiful of Nature's qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only.
The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it's so relaxing, so quiet and peaceful. I mean, there's no noise other than nature - and it's so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.
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.
There's something in human nature, the trying-to-get-on-with-it quality of people, the struggle to maintain or keep the show going can be exhausting.
Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
There is a great deal of human nature in man.
Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant the only harmless great thing.
That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
The nature of rumor is known to all.
An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language.
I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial.
We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we're atheist.
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you're playing a tender love story that's set in a coffee shop or whether you're in 'The Avengers,' which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding.
Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature.
Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself.
He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.
I think the destructive, vicious, negative nature of much of the news media makes it harder to govern this country, harder to attract decent people to run for public office.
There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it.
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires.
Part of making any endeavour is that each one has its own special problems. It's the nature of the process.
By nature I'm not a brooder.
That's all about the natural order of things, the idea of nature protecting children but also children protecting nature.
I know I'm not known as method. By nature I'm not a brooder. What I continue to use is a mixture of the English school, which is traditionally outside-in, and the more American way of working from the inside out.
Chaos was the law of nature Order was the dream of man.
Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans.
No tendency is quite so strong in human nature as the desire to lay down rules of conduct for other people.
Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it's so clean.
Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it.
Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.
We are a people that have always celebrated other people's success so long as we always had the opportunity to meet that success ourselves. That is the American nature. That is the American character. That is one of the things that makes us different from the rest of the world. And I'm afraid we could lose that or are on the verge of losing that.
It's not in our nature. Americans have never been a people that drive through a nice neighborhood and say, 'Oh, I hate the people who live in these nice houses.'
We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying.
Loki in 'Thor' is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I'd built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters.
I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature.
What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.
God is each truly and exalted thing, therefore the individual himself to the highest degree. But are not nature and the world individuals?
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
I think when you win the national championship, it works throughout your team. Where human nature is to say, I did well. I got my quota this month. Now do I get some time off? Do I get a bonus? Do I get to go on a cruise? But it's not to keep trying to be the best. That's not necessarily human nature.
When we were in the Dark Ages, it was a question of humanity somehow managing to forget about itself. We put God in the centre of society, and people forgot about their own nature and desires. There was a huge deal of repression.
I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That's my fatal, absurd nature. Human beings are slaves to our dreams, and I am, too. Now I think I just want to share my musical proposal in its entire form.
We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution.
We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator.
The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself.
Experiences such as, 'I went; I came; I was; I did,' come naturally to everyone. From these experiences, does it not appear that the consciousness 'I' is the subject of those various acts? Enquiry into the true nature of that consciousness, and remaining as oneself, is the way to understand, through enquiry, one's true nature.
I'm a bit of a loner, you know? I'm more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I'm probably more reserved.
I think I have a normal threshold of anger, but it's true that I am, by nature, belligerent.
The sea is the vast reservoir of Nature. The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it?
The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world; when it becomes of the form of the Self through knowledge, there is release, which is of the nature of Brahman: this is the teaching.
As instruments for knowing the objects, the sense organs are outside, and so they are called outer senses; and the mind is called the inner sense because it is inside. But the distinction between inner and outer is only with reference to the body; in truth, there is neither inner nor outer. The mind's nature is to remain pure like ether.
There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control because the mind, like breath, is a part of air; because the nature of mobility is common to both; because the place of origin is the same for both; and because when one of them is controlled, the other gets controlled.
I would say that the directors that I've liked the most are all curious in nature - curious thinkers. They're all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost.
Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give?
Sweeter than the perfume of roses is a reputation for a kind, charitable, unselfish nature; a ready disposition to do to others any good turn in your power.
Usually when I go to a place for the first time, unless there's something historical or spectacular that nature has to offer, the first thing I like to do is see what's on the minds of the people.
Polaroid by its nature makes you frugal. You walk around with maybe two packs of film in your pocket. You have 20 shots, so each shot is a world.
If you look at the common denominator of all the comics who have had big success, it's being true to their nature... that's what takes a long time to learn.
There's a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can't measure. We can't find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it's there.
Callings in the church, as important as they are, by their very nature are only for a period of time, and then an appropriate release takes place.
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all - to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high.
The Nature Lover is not looking for mere facts but for meanings, for something he can translate into terms of his own life.
We now use the word 'nature' very much as our fathers used the word 'God.'
If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature. And the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature.
Why, we have invented the whole machinery of the supernatural, with its unseen spirits and powers, good and bad, to account for things, because we found the universal everyday nature too cheap, too common, too vulgar.
Women are about the best lovers of nature, after all; at least of nature in her milder and more familiar forms. The feminine character, the feminine perceptions, intuitions, delicacy, sympathy, quickness, are more responsive to natural forms and influences than is the masculine mind.
The love of nature is a different thing from the love of science, though the two may go together.
The Infinite cannot be measured. The plan of Nature is so immense, but she has no plan, no scheme, but to go on and on forever. What is size, what is time, distance, to the Infinite? Nothing. The Infinite knows no time, no space, no great, no small, no beginning, no end.
As with other phases of nature, I have probably loved the rocks more than I have studied them.
Next to the laborer in the fields, the walker holds the closest relation to the soil; and he holds a closer and more vital relation to nature because he is freer and his mind more at leisure.
Even in rugged Scotland, nature is scarcely wilder than a mountain sheep, certainly a good way short of the ferity of the moose and caribou.
It's my nature to be fearless.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
I concluded that all religions had the same foundation - a belief in the supernatural - a power above nature that man could influence by worship - by sacrifice and prayer.
Nature is filled with tendencies and obstructions. Extremes beget limitations, even as a river by its own swiftness creates obstructions for itself.
When men are prosperous, they are in love with life. Nature grows beautiful, the arts begin to flourish, there is work for painter and sculptor, the poet is born, the stage is erected - and this life with which men are in love is represented in a thousand forms.
Good nature is the cheapest commodity in the world, and love is the only thing that will pay ten percent, to borrower and lender both.
Some people mistakenly think nature is very nice and benevolent and never betrays.
Americans take justifiable pride in the freedoms given to them by nature or God and enshrined in the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
By nature I am not tough, believe it or not.
My job has always been to hold a mirror up to nature.
Man never had an idea - man will never have an idea, except those supplied to him by his surroundings. Every idea in the world that man has came to him by nature.
Suspicion is only another form of cowardice. The man who suspects constantly suspects because he is afraid. Whenever you find a man with a free, frank, generous, brave nature, you will find that man without suspicion.
Washington's birthday is worthy of celebration - he is one of the greatest men in history. But Washington himself would likely have seen celebration of the office of the presidency itself as monarchic in nature.
Current psychological priesthoods ignore the fact that the profession of psychology was originated by Gustav Theodor Fechner, a physicist who recognized that the key to understanding human nature was the relationship between external stimuli and the brain.
When I work, a lot of times I have to lose weight, and I do that, but in my regular life I was not eating right, and I was not getting enough exercise. But by the nature of my diet and that lifestyle - boom! The end result was high blood sugars that reach the levels where it becomes Type 2 diabetes. I share that with a gajillion other people.
I am who I am, and I think I have a good nature, by and large. But if someone takes advantage of that good nature, well then, you know, I'm not that nice a guy.
In the matter of learning, the difference between the earnest and the careless student stands out clearly. The same holds true in the mastering of passion and the weaknesses to which our nature is subject, as in the acquiring of virtue.
If you've worked in a factory, and you haven't learned how to do something else, you're obsolete. That's just nature.
I'm not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I'm an artist, and creativity seems to go hand in hand with spirituality. But I have a knee-jerk reaction against organized religions. Actually, I have knee-jerk reactions against anything that's organized.
I would ask: Given the nature of free-market capitalism - where the rule is to rise to the top at all costs - is it possible to have a financial industry hero? And by the way, this is not a pop-culture trend we're talking about. There aren't many financial heroes in literature, theater or cinema.
I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in mind that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow.
I'm like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life - in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.
The soul is one in its nature, but its entities are many.
Please don't compare the nature and authenticity of 'Queer Eye' to 'The Bachelor.'
When man decides he can control nature, he's in deep trouble.
As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place.
The sudden release of five million barrels of oil, enormous quantities of methane and two million gallons of toxic dispersants into an already greatly stressed Gulf of Mexico will permanently alter the nature of the area.
We have become frighteningly effective at altering nature.
Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors.
When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world.
I was twice-born. I'm Mexican by nature and Hungarian by nurture.
Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.
No man can see God in this life and live because His glory would annihilate our poor, weak human nature.
At Baptism, I received grace - that quality that makes me share in the very nature of God.
My god is all gods in one. When I see a beautiful sunset, I worship the god of Nature; when I see a hidden action brought to light, I worship the god of Truth; when I see a bad man punished and a good man go free, I worship the god of Justice; when I see a penitent forgiven, I worship the god of Mercy.
There is no limit to suffering human beings have been willing to inflict on others, no matter how innocent, no matter how young, and no matter how old. This fact must lead all reasonable human beings, that is, all human beings who take evidence seriously, to draw only one possible conclusion: Human nature is not basically good.
For American foreign aid to become more effective, it must embrace the power of partnerships, access the transformative nature of free enterprise, and leverage the abundant resources that can come from the private sector.
Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation.
I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.
It is in my nature to give the work I have all the discipline and due diligence that I am capable of.
I'm a country girl. I have to be in nature, so my daughter is exposed to it a lot.
The world is a Hobbesian state of nature in which the struggle for domination is the very essence of international life.
It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.
Trump's behavior is deeply disturbing but hardly surprising. His mercurial nature is not the product of a post-inaugural adder sting at Mar-a-Lago. It's been there all along. And the American electorate chose him nonetheless.
God is absolutely holy and wise. His nature, attributes, and power are all holy. He is omnipresent, incorporeal, unborn, immense, omniscient, omnipotent, merciful and just. He is the maker, protector, and destroyer of worlds.
Just by the nature of making the choice to be true to who I am, I'm political. Sometimes that's all you need to do: Show up and be black, gay and Christian in America and actually say it out loud. And refuse to let anything or anybody take that away from you.
Any fool can wash himself, but every wise man knows that it is an unnecessary labour, for nature will quickly reduce him to a natural and healthy dirtiness again.
I'm interested in human nature. That's why I chose to become an actor.
I like to play people who are deeply flawed, and I want to find the good nature in them. I even try to be kind to myself when I've made big mistakes.
Hopefully, film inspires you to think about human nature. It make us consider how we treat strangers and our most intimate.
Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
Although I'm an atheist who believes only in great nature, I recognize the spiritual richness and grandeur of the Roman Catholicism in which I was raised.
Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
Human Nature is the only science of man and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.
The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.
When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me.
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws.
He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life.
The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Nature is neutral.
Every formula which expresses a law of nature is a hymn of praise to God.
I think it's a very firm part of human nature that if you surround yourself with like-minded people, you'll end up thinking more extreme versions of what you thought before.
Nature can do more than physicians.
To me, the world's rather beautiful if you look at it. Especially nature.
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion.
Your nature is the Buddha.
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.
None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
God created the world the laws of nature were created by God. True science tries to find out what God put in the world. The trouble is where scientists speculate about theology and they don't know what they're talking about because they weren't there. They can't speculate about the origins of life because they weren't there.
To say to the painter that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player that he may sit on the piano.
It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.
It's incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves.
In antiquity the sage kings recognized that men's nature is bad and that their tendencies were not being corrected and their lawlessness controlled.
Nature, I have constantly argued in my work, is the real superpower of this godless universe. It is the ultimate disposer of human fate, randomly recarving geography over 10,000-year epochs.
High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces.
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature.
I'm so not stylish by nature, but I've learned to work with what I have.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society and we can't get out of it if we would.
We don't do things we aren't good at by nature. I wouldn't play basketball because I'm only 5' 1". Find what you enjoy - whether it's racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you've done that, you have the passion you need.
I think that the best way to explain that is that my mother gave me all the color and character and flare and liveliness, and my father gave me all the sanity and nature and all the things that helped me be a more rounded human being.
A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.
Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone.
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature.
Every corny thing that's said about living with nature - being in harmony with the earth, feeling the cycle of the seasons - happens to be true.
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
The beautiful spring came and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
It often happens that when a person possesses a particular ability to an extraordinary degree, nature makes up for it by leaving him or her incompetent in every other department.
You can tell the nature of the man by the words he chooses.
Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work.
The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it.
No one likes to have less than they had before. That's the nature of the human animal.
The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
We are more than just flesh and bones. There's a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can't measure. We can't find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it's there.
Nature is a petrified magic city.
It is a law of human nature that in victory even the coward may boast of his prowess, while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.
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.
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well.
No further evidence is needed to show that 'mental illness' is not the name of a biological condition whose nature awaits to be elucidated, but is the name of a concept whose purpose is to obscure the obvious.
Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere.
Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature.
If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature.
Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.
A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.
I believe that laughter is the best emotional Band-Aid in the world. It's like nature's Neosporin.
All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws.
Nature is the master of talents genius is the master of nature.
Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door.
Games, by nature, have more plot options and non-linear qualities than TV and film.
I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.
Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.
I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature.
The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with.
What I'm attempting to do is to show people that if I can spend some time with very dangerous spiders and snakes and scorpions, then maybe they'll feel different about the spiders and snakes they find around their areas. I don't need people to keep them as pets. I just like them to be respectful and see that everything in nature has its place.
I used to be such a militant city-ist, but more and more I've seen forests and nature and oceans, and I don't know any more if this is the awesomest way to live.
I mean, you always want everybody to pat you on the back and tell you you're wonderful every time you do something I think that's human nature.
A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
I'm a very analytical person, a somewhat introspective person that's the nature of the work I do.
There are times as a parent when you realize that your job is not to be the parent you always imagined you'd be, the parent you always wished you had. Your job is to be the parent your child needs, given the particulars of his or her own life and nature.
The thing that gave me the most pain in life, psychologically, and it gave me tremendous pain psychologically, is man's disrespect for nature.
I pity the young woman who will attempt to insinuate herself between my mama's boy and me. I sympathize with the monumental nature of her task. It will take a crowbar, two bulldozers and half a dozen Molotov cocktails to pry my Oedipus and me loose from one another.
Greed is a basic part of animal nature. Being against it is like being against breathing or eating. It means nothing.
The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life.
A poem need not have a meaning and like most things in nature often does not have.
Custom is second nature.
I'd love to go back to Europe in the '20s and '30s, for the beginning of the Psychoanalytic Movement, and Freud and Jung, and all that was going on with discoveries in quantum physics. The whole nature of reality was changing and being challenged.
Sound is the vocabulary of nature.
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
Now it is human nature to want to eat to ones fill when hungry, to want to warm up when cold, to want to rest when tired. These all are a part of people's emotional nature.
Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings.
Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve.
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature.
Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.
The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.
Over-commercialization and its resulting restrictions and limitations can be very damaging and distorting to the inherent nature of the individual. I did not deliberately abandon my fans, nor did I deliberately abandon any responsibilities.
I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed.
I can tell you for sure: people who are at their peak right now will not sustain that. You can't. It's against the law of nature.
Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead.
Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.
To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love.
Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures.
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
I never sort of thought of myself as a comedy writer, by nature.
Ninety percent of the students take the 'preferred lender.' Why? Because that's the nature of the relationship. You trust the school. The school is in a position of authority.
English majors understand human nature better than economists do.
Is human nature basically good or evil? No economist can embark upon his profession without considering this question, and yet they all seem to. And they all seem to think human nature is basically good, or they wouldn't be surprised by the effects of deregulation.
People have always wanted to be recognized, and that's human nature. But people used to want to be recognized for their accomplishments, and now they simply want to be visible.
There can never be such a thing as a free market, because it is human nature to cheat, monopolize, and buy off others so as to corner the market.
We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous.
Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything.
As parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts we need to start getting out into nature with the young people in our lives. Families play a key role in getting kids outside.
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
Nature never said to me: Do not be poor still less did she say: Be rich her cry to me was always: Be independent.
There is no doubt that religion had already waned under the onslaught of the Enlightenment, but it was Freud who provided the radically new understanding of human nature that made any religious explanation of the whats and whys of our personhood seem naive.
The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature.
Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling.
I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.
The skull is nature's sculpture.
Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe.
The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
Hidden nature is secret God.
Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need.
It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed, including war, more than I do, but it is still harder to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.
If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
To make a love story, you need a couple of young people, but to reflect on the nature of love, you're better off with old ones. That is a fact of life and literature - and of the novel ever since it fell in love with love in the 18th century.
It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.
Nature isn't positive in that way. It doesn't aim itself at you. It's not being unkind to you.
Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.
Most of us really aren't horribly unique. There are 6 billion of us. Put 'em all in one room and very few would stand out as individuals. So maybe we ought to think of worth in terms of our ability to get along as a part of nature, rather than being the lords over nature.
We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.
Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work.
The gifts of nature are infinite in their variety, and mind differs from mind almost as much as body from body.
I don't think I'll ever be able to stay in one place for more than a year or two. It's not in my nature.
The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels.
Nature chooses who will be transgender individuals don't choose this.
There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain.
Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes.
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow.
Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me.
Many artists and scholars have pointed out that ultimately art depends on human nature.
The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it.
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not.
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
I don't understand the notion that modern farming is anything do to with nature. It's a pretty gross interference with nature.
Art is about expressing the true nature of the human spirit in whatever way one wishes to express it. If it is honest, it is beautiful. If it is not honest, it is obvious.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it's a painful, difficult search within.
Love of man for woman - love of woman for man. That's the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself.
There's a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it's being staged then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience.
Whenever I get fed up with life I love to go wandering in nature.
Human nature is above all things lazy.
We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.
Growing hemp as nature designed it is vital to our urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the survival of our planet.
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.
Mencius said that human nature is good. I disagree with that.
Human nature is what Heaven supplies.
Human nature refers to what is in people but which they cannot study or work at achieving.
It's a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see bald eagles.
French is a foreign language, but I've been speaking it since I was 18 so it's second nature to me.
I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own.
I love romantic comedies. They're for me the easiest thing to do and the most natural to do. There's nothing natural about holding an uzi hanging out of a moving van shooting at people. That's not second nature to me, thank God.
There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century.
Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively, from a distance, and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world, and at myself, from many different points of view. I think many poets have this duality.
Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts, and go against the conventions and rules of society, and will end up a criminal.
Human nature is such that people are born with a love of profit If they follow these inclinations, they will struggle and snatch from each other, and inclinations to defer or yield will die.
I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources.
When I get recognized for 'Twilight,' it's usually a teenage girl, and they're usually really loud. So it certainly feels like I get recognized the most from that, but it could just be because of the nature of how vocal those fans are.
Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be orderly they must acquire ritual and moral principles.
I like figuring out where I need to be mentally so that I'm not thinking about the camera and that it's second nature. I want to get to a place where I can exist within the confines of what you can do with filmmaking and not have to think about it.
Some people just use beautiful things to just shop or to have a tribal feeling - 'Oh, blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Hermes blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Saint Laurent blah-blah blah' - because it's like a need, a tribe, recognition: 'Ahh, my Rolex.' But I run away from anything which is too recognizable - it's my nature.
Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process.
Assuming that man has a distinct spiritual nature, a soul, why should it be thought unnatural that under appropriate conditions of maladjustment, his soul might die before his body does or that his soul might die without his knowing it?
Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.
The fans know what's happened to me over the past couple of years. I lost my family. I pretty much got devastated financially and the fans know that I've had some hard times - and that's the nature of loyal fans. They want to see the people that they love and believe in get back on their feet.
There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature.
Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!
I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.
It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal.
I have a bit of a rebellious nature.
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.