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Nature Quotes

We still do not know one-thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein
There is nothing capricious in nature and the implanting of a desire indicates that its gratification is in the constitution of the creature that feel it. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle, Politics
It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. Edmund Burke
It is the great privilege of poverty to be happy and yet unenvied, to be healthy with physic, secure without a guard, and to obtain from the bounty of nature what the great and wealthy are compelled to procure by the help of art. Johnson
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Plato, The Republic
Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination. Voltaire
Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. John Updike
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
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire
Our future may lie beyond our vision, but it is not completely beyond our control. It is the shaping impulse of America that neither fate nor nature nor the irresistible tides of history, but the work of our own hands, matched to reason and principle, that will determine our destiny. There is pride in that, even arrogance, but there is also experience and truth. In any event, it is the only way we can live. Robert F. Kennedy, 1966 speech to South African young people
The evil implanted in man by nature spreads so imperceptibly, when the habit of wrong-doing is unchecked, that he himself can set no limit to his shamelessness. Cicero
Whatever you are from nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousands times worse than nothing. Sydney Smith
You cannot slander human nature it is worse than words can paint it. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
We dissect nature along lines laid down by our native language. Language is not simply a reporting device for experience but a defining framework for it. Benjamin Lee Whorf
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward. Thomas H. Huxley
Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation know the nature of joy. Maitri Upanishads
To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. Albert Einstein
Nothing, it appears to me is of greater value in a man than the power of judgement and the man who has it may be compared to a chest fulled with books, for he is the son of nature and the father of art. Pietro Aretino
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