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Nature Quotes

To greed, all nature is insufficient. - Hercules Oetaeus Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire
Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. Thomas Paine
If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient; at others, so bewildered and so weak; and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond control! We are, to be sure, a miracle every way; but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting do seem peculiarly past finding out. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
It is human nature to hate him whom you have injured. Tacitus
The world is too much with us late and soon,Getting and spending, we lay waste our powersLittle we see in Nature that is oursWe have given our hearts away, a sordid boon William Wordsworth
There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere, and we are all apt to expect too much; but then, if one scheme of happiness fails, human nature turns to another; if the first calculation is wrong, we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishment - there are consequences. Robert G. Ingersoll
Naturam expellas furca, tamen usque revenit. You may drive nature out with a pitchfork, she will nevertheless come back. Horace
The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The artist, depicting man disdainful of the storm and stress of life, is no less reconciling and healing than the poet who, while endowing Nature and Humanity, rejoices in its measureless superiority to human passions and human sorrows. Berenson
Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality... the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else. Jose Ortega y Gasset
Engineering is the art of organizing and directing men and controlling the forces and materials of nature for the benefit of the human race. Henry G. Stott, 1907
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding. Jacob Brownowski
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle, Parts of Animals
Because it is the very nature of Imperialism to turn humans into beasts. Ernesto "Che" Guevara
You cannot slander human nature it is worse than words can paint it. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children. Herodotus
A painter told me that nobody could draw a tree without in some sort becoming a tree or draw a child by studying the outlines of its form merely ...but by watching for a time his motions and plays, the painter enters into his nature and can then draw him at every attitude . . . Ralph Waldo Emerson
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