Nature

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
- Marilyn Monroe
God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.
- Marcus Garvey
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
- Aristotle
If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
- Henry David Thoreau
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
- Marcus Aurelius
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
- C. S. Lewis
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
- William Shakespeare
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should meet abuse by forbearance. Human nature is so constituted that if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse, the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu
Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.
- Bob Marley
Man is by nature a political animal.
- Aristotle
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature does nothing in vain.
- Aristotle
We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature hates calculators.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
- Aristotle
The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
- Benjamin Franklin
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
- John Muir
Nature is not human hearted.
- Lao Tzu
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
- Voltaire
The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.
- Joseph Campbell
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau
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.
- Aristotle
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.
- Plato
Our treasure lies in the beehive of our knowledge. We are perpetually on the way thither, being by nature winged insects and honey gatherers of the mind.
- Friedrich Nietzsche
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
- Henry David Thoreau
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
- Swami Vivekananda
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir
Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
- Henry David Thoreau
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
- Henry David Thoreau
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
- Henry David Thoreau
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
- Henry David Thoreau
There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
- Henry David Thoreau
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.
- John Adams
No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.
- Plato
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
- Coco Chanel
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
- Henry Ward Beecher
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
- Voltaire
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
- Albert Camus
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.
- Henry David Thoreau
Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
- Sai Baba
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.
- Voltaire
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
Religion is as necessary to reason as reason is to religion. The one cannot exist without the other. A reasoning being would lose his reason, in attempting to account for the great phenomena of nature, had he not a Supreme Being to refer to; and well has it been said, that if there had been no God,
- George Washington
Then not only custom, but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice, and that justice is equality.
- Plato
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- William James
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