1001 Inspiring Quotes about Nature

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Nature quotes

Maya (deceit) means that one cannot see the nature of things as they are but sees them in a different form.

— Dada Bhagwan

My memories from my childhood are centered on my father’s medical conditions alongside my constant desire to understand the principles of the nature around me.

— Ada Yonath

It is too easy to call the church political. The nature of fallen people is political. And they happen to make up the church. So the church is innately political. This cannot be helped. But it can be navigated if not always stomached.

— Mea McMahon

There seems to be a sense of balance or equilibrium that nature attempts to achieve with the usage of cycles, leading us to the concept of self-organization and spontaneous order.

— Kat Lahr, Parallelism Of Cyclicality

Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours. This right flows from the very nature of man.

— William Godwin

We are now forced to actively pursue our struggles. If we do not go out of our way to stretch our comfort zones and grow, no one nor nature will do it for us.

— Chris Matakas

Whatever you are by 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 thousand times worse than nothing.

— Sydney Smith

String theory is an attempt at a deeper description of nature by thinking of an elementary particle not as a little point but as a little loop of vibrating string.

— Edward Witten

Are not half our lives spent in reproaches for foregone actions, of the true nature and consequences of which we were wholly ignorant at the time?

— Herman Melville, Mardi and a Voyage Thither

That everything in nature has “the appearance” of design is not exactly evidence against design. According to Dawkins, though, if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it is almost certainly something else.

— Paul Greene, A Time of Change

Each day I wake up with a naive perspective of life and universe, and walk towards understanding a little more about the true nature of human perception with all its vivacious nuances and behavioral expressions.

— Abhijit Naskar

Eventually we’ll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system.

— Bill Gates

If it is true that nature abhors a vacuum, then criminality regards it as a business opportunity.

— John Connolly, A Game of Ghosts

In the mind and nature of a man a secret is an ugly thing like a hidden physical defect.

— Isak Dinesen

A man shrinks or expands into the degree and nature of his ambition. Ambition needs to be cultivated and refined, and yet has no teachers.

— Neel Burton

It’s only human nature for dogs to chase motrobikes

— Peter Tinniswood

Any self-realized being has access to the dynamic genius which nature gives all beings.

— Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life

Nature surrounds us, from parks and backyards to streets and alleyways. Next time you go out for a walk, tread gently and remember that we are both inhabitants and stewards of nature in our neighbourhoods.

— David Suzuki

The act of creation, the impetus to undertake it, is always some kind of feeble attempt to understand one’s own creation, the nature of creation itself.

— Glenn Haybittle, The Way Back to Florence

Technology and industry have distanced people from nature and magic and human values.

— Laura Esquivel

It’s amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive.

— Barry Mann

I think… the history of civilization is an attempt to codify, classify and categorize aspects of human nature that hardly lend themselves to that process.

— Tom Stoppard

No matter how revolutionary people were, he said, they could not live without books. Without books, we would not understand the world; without books, we could not develop; without books, nature could not serve humanity.

— Xinran, The Good Women of China: Hidden Voices

The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice.

— Lady Gaga

In nature there are few sharp lines.

— A. R. Ammons

Part of me is drawn to the nature of sadness because I think life is sad, and sadness is not something that should be avoided or denied. It’s a fact of life, like contradictions are.

— Robert Redford

I am just like you, Destined to play my part.And leave, In the nature of my departure at least, Some kind of sweet message behindIn the fathomless pattern I make.

— Scott Hastie

To show our commitment to the future means to dedicate our time, efforts, resources, saving nature and to develop nice thoughts for better thinking.

— Auliq Ice

The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.

— Alexander Pope

I have always considered David Hume as approaching as nearly the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man as perhaps the nature of human frailty will allow.

— Adam Smith

A lot of things in nature answers to increase which is a law of nature

— Sunday Adelaja

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.

— Auguste Rodin

Nature is the reality, diverging from the nature counts runny from the truth, live on nature, walk under trustworthness

— Wilson M. Mukama

Joanna’s quietly intent nature contrasted sharply with Holly’s vibrancy. While Miss Brewster’s flirtation stroked his ego, the spiritual maturity Miss Robbin’s exhibited commanded his admiration and respect.

— Karen Witemeyer, Stealing the Preacher

Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger.

— Edgar Rice Burroughs

Prayer is the supreme activity of all that is noblest in our personality and the essential nature of prayer is faith.

— Oswald Chambers

Line in nature is not found;Unit and universe are round;In vain produced, all rays return;Evil will bless, and ice will burn.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is in the nature of helping and counselling to be a process moving towards something rather than arriving at a state of completion.

— Pete Sanders, First Steps In Counselling: A Student’s Companion for Basic Introductory Courses

Two tools are present to us daily; the one to speculate on the journey of life, the one to discern through the journey of life. The former is extends as far as nature does the latter stretches further than the limits of nature.

— Newton Gatambia

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.

— Linda Hogan

Her deep romantic nature prevented her from demanding, from asking for that quenching. She wanted it to come freely, like flowers that are sent and not requested.

— Sean Ferrer

Human nature is above all things lazy.

— Harriet Beecher Stowe

I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn.

— Gunter Grass

I would call myself a Gnostic. Which means, I’m interested in pursuing and understanding the spiritual nature of things. A Gnostic is somebody seeking knowledge of that aspect of reality.

— Robert Crumb

Human nature is seldom at a loss to find or create an excuse for pursuing the predominant bias of inclination.

— Helen Craik, Stella of the North

There is a power in nature that man has ignored. And the result has been heartache and pain.

— Anasazi Foundation, The Seven Paths: Changing One’s Way of Walking in the World

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.

— Virginia Woolf

An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship – it is a crime against our nature as human beings.

— Salman Rushdie

And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo – that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.

— Joyce Carol Oates

There be also many wicked men that have the comeliness of a beautiful countenance, and it seemeth that nature hath so shaped them because they may be the readier to deceive, and that this amiable look were like a bait that covereth the hook.

— Thomas Hoby, The Book of the Courtier

Whatever their future, at the dawn of their lives, men seek a noble vision of man’s nature and of life’s potential.

— Ayn Rand

[N]one of us drinks the chalice of our existence to the last drop. None of us is fully obedient. Each of us falls short of the human nature entrusted to us.

— Johann Baptist Metz, Poverty of Spirit

No fact in human nature is more characteristic than its willingness to live on a chance. The existence of the chance makes the difference… between a life of which the keynote is resignation and a life of which the keynote is hope.

— William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience

Knowledge (curriculum) and behavior (pedagogy) are embedded in everyone’s core beliefs about the nature of God, humanity, and the world.

— Abraham Kuyper

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.

— Alfred Adler

It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.

— Scott Westerfeld

The nature of Christ is love

— Sunday Adelaja

There’s a large strain of irony in our human affairs… Interwoven with our affairs is this wonderful spirit of irony which prevents us from ever being utterly and irretrievably serious, from being unaware of the mysterious nature of our existence.

— Malcolm Muggeridge, The End of Christendom

How does nature amplify the intelligence of groups? It forms swarms.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

He raised himself on his hands and looked at Irene’s face: the nudity of that feminine body had risen into her face, the body had reabsorbed it, as nature reabsorbs forsaken gardens.

— Jean-Paul Sartre, The Reprieve

To believe that there are difficult or unreachable things, doesn’t change the nature of those things, only our position towards them

— Daniel Marques

Is apathy not the nature of God?

— Lionel Suggs

Human nature is so complicated. Those who have little, want a lot. Those who have a lot, think others have more. Those who lose, blame others for the loss.

— Eraldo Banovac

Love by its very nature is unworldly and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.

— Hannah Arendt

Your unstoppable nature is becoming and blooming — you simply, are. Go easy.

— Bryant McGill

For me nature is not landscape, but the dynamism of visual forces.

— Bridget Riley

Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are. We are often like rivers: careless and forceful, timid and dangerous, lucid and muddied, eddying, gleaming, still.

— Gretel Ehrlich, The Solace of Open Spaces

Horrors of a nature most stern and most appalling would too frequently obtrude themselves upon my mind, and shake the innermost depths of my soul with the bare supposition of their possibility.

— Edgar Allan Poe, The Unparalleled Adventure of One Hans Pfaall

So is it just human nature to believe that things happen for a reason — to find some shred of meaning even in the worst experiences?” Molly asks when Vivian reads some of these stories aloud.”It certainly helps, ” Vivian says.

— Christina Baker Kline, Orphan Train

It is absolutely certain that we must act to protect nature much more efficiently than ever before. Tomorrow – when mankind will step forward to a totally uncertain future – will be too late.

— Eraldo Banovac

The big problem of our modern society is that we feel that we are separated from the nature. But it’s just the opposite. We are interrelated and our DNA is the same. And only when human beings understand that, the nature will not be obstacle.

— Marina Abramovic

I’m not a parent, but it seems to me the nature of parenting is contingent, full of unexpected challenges – which is one of the wonderful and amazing things about it.

— Stacey D’Erasmo

Those who looked with revulsion at the oppressive might of her arms, were obliged to marvel at the egalitarian nature of her social programmes.

— A.H. Septimius, Crowns Of Amara: The Return Of The Oracle

Violence is not the answer, it doesn’t work any more. We are at the end of the worst century in which the greatest atrocities in the history of the world have occurred… The nature of human beings must change. We must cultivate love and compassion.

— Martin Scorsese

Sky is grey, vegetation is plastic, and mankind is pale, for we have spent our days conceiving unnecessary tools for our arousal, and so we hide the nakedness of nature with brutal machinnes.

— Shawn Lukas

God produced great writing, a matter of first importance to a man like Lincoln, ever impressed with the nature of cause and forces.

— Richard Brookhiser, Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln

The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence.

— Walter Lippmann

When it comes to judging individuals, I do not like remarks such as ‘too good to be true.’ They speak as though one is rewarding the nature of evil. Yet, ironically, we still wonder where all the good people have gone.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Where there are large powers with little ambition… nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.

— Jonathan Swift

We’ve tried to live in balance with nature long enough. This time nature went too far. As soon as you and your fiance are safely out of here, I’m calling in an air strike to napalm this whole forest.

— Mykle Hansen, HELP! A Bear is Eating Me!

The selfishness of humanity is rooted in the self-destructive nature of man through sin. Romans 6:23

— Felix Wantang, God’s Blueprint of the Holy Bible

It is true that the church must be in many places and with many people, but it is the poor who will reveal to the church—dramatically and poignantly—the nature of its heart and mission.

— Gary Smith, Radical Compassion: Finding Christ in the Heart of the Poor

We ascribe meanings because it is our nature to do so..We can no more see a thing without searching for a meaning than we can see a snag in a robe without pulling on the loose thread.

— Kij Johnson, Fudoki

Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Devices which in some curious new way imitate nature are attractive to simple minds.

— Vladimir Nabokov, Bend Sinister

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

— William Shakespeare

when I was a kid I use to put a puzzle together over and over until I got really good at it so one day I turned all the pieces upside down and built it, then I understood the true nature of the puzzle

— Stanley Victor Paskavich

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.

— Euclid

Language is by its very nature a communal thing; that is, it expresses never the exact thing, but a compromise- that which is common to you, me, and everybody.

— Thomas Hulme

The nature of humanity, its essence, is to feel another’s pain as one’s own, and to act to take that pain away, . There is a nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness.

— John Connolly, The Killing Kind

In other words, it was a struggle with himself. And the product of that struggle: anger, bitterness, resentment, envy or transformation, aspiration, hope, decency..the product of that struggle is the quality of your life and the nature of your soul.

— Emma Forrest, Your Voice in My Head

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.

— John Stuart Mill

It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.

— Tacitus

Kindness and good nature unite men more effectually and with greater strength than any agreements whatsoever, since thereby the engagements of men’s hearts become stronger than the bond and obligation of words.

— Thomas More, Utopia

It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.

— Deepak Chopra

That was the nature of the waters. You never knew what lurked below.

— Brandon Sanderson, Sixth of the Dusk

Art as far as it is able follows nature as a pupil imitates his master thus your art must be as it were God’s grandchild.

— Dante Alighieri

I wish I’d been better able to resist the sense of obligation to write some of the poems I did. It’s in the nature of commissioned work to be written too much from the side of your mind that knows what it’s doing, which dries up the poetry.

— Andrew Motion

If you look at life with any honesty and intelligence, it’s clear that human nature is dark, vile, selfish, and despondent. But I also see a force in human nature, namely grace, that sometimes works against our natural moral entropy.

— Scott Derrickson

I study nature so as not to do foolish things.

— Mary Ruefle

Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy

— Isaac Newton

Because I’m attracted to you. Because you’re the poster child for contradictions and I enjoy each one of them. You’re funny when you’re being so damn serious. You have a kind heart and protective nature that reminds me so much of my father.

— N.D. Jones, Of Fear and Faith

Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things – it almost becomes second nature to do so.

— Adam Garcia

Humans by nature are promiscuous. Loyalty is an aberration!

— Sanjai Velayudhan, Dance of the Spirits: A Novel

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.

— Edwin H. Chapin

It’s hard not to stand in awe and enchantment with the beauty in which nature expresses herself.

— Steve Maraboli

As much as I hated to admit it, I kind of looked forward to seeing him. It made no sense, but something about his infuriating nature made me forget about my other worries. Weirdly, I felt like I could relax around him.

— Richelle Mead, Bloodlines

The philosophical study of nature endeavors, in the the vicissitudes of phenomena, to connect the present with the past.

— Alexander von Humboldt

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.

— Richard P. Feynman

Mary Fisher lives in a High Tower, on the edge of the sea: she writes a great deal about the nature of love. She tells lies.

— Faye Weldon

It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy.

— Franz Liszt

it is true that the nature of world is one but still you live in your world and i live in mine.

— Rishad sakhi

Love by its very nature is extravagant, but we poor human beings, so caught up in fear and worry, limit the very love we were created to bring into the world.

— Mary Morrell, Things My Father Taught Me About Love

Nothing befalls a man except what is in his nature to endure.

— Marcus Aurelius

Most of my interests in terms of writing are dark, so it’s discordant how much I try to lock into the vibe of wherever I’m at. Inhabiting the life of the imagination is the nature of survival strategy – you build yourself little worlds to enjoy.

— John Darnielle

Chance is the nature of our universe. […] madness represents a chaotic reservoir of surprises. Some surprises can be valuable.

— Frank Herbert, God Emperor of Dune

I know when to be sexy. I know when to be smart. I know when to make you think I believe you. It’s human nature to know these things. The only way you’ll truly survive.

— T.Taylor

You are too young, I think, to understand yet the nature of desire. You know what it is to want, perhaps even to yearn, but true desire is something else entirely.

— Augustus Rose, The Readymade Thief

You are totally at the mercy of nature in this country, mate. It’s just a fact of life.

— Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

Self-confidence has always been one of my good qualities. I am always very confident. It is in my nature to be confident, to be aggressive. And it applies in my batting as well as wicketkeeping.

— Mahendra Singh Dhoni

It’s human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn’t banging loudly on the door.

— David Hackworth

But the purpose and nature are never clearly revealed. Human behaviour is a series of lunges, of which, it is sometimes sensed, the direction is inevitable.

— Patrick White, Voss

It is not unusual for subjects diagnosed with a Dissociative Disorder on the SCID-D to be surprised at having their symptoms validated by a clinician who understands the nature of their disorder.

— Marlene Steinberg, Interviewer’s Guide to the Structured Clinical Interview for Dsm-IV (R) Dissociative Disorders (Scid-D)

What I can and cannot imagine is a psychological fact about me. It is not a deep metaphysical fact about the nature of the universe.

— Patricia S. Churchland

It’s perfectly normal, perfectly natural to live in sleep. But to wake up is a revolution in consciousness. To wake up is to break free of nature. To wake up is to rise and unite with the spirit, and nature doesn’t do that for us.

— Belsebuub

Those rare individuals society labels geniuses are almost always freaks of nature and are naturally gifted rather than being diligent students who became geniuses because of their education.

— James Morcan, The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.

— Albert Camus

The embryological record is almost always abbreviated in accordance with the tendency of nature (to be explained on the principle of survival of the fittest) to attain her needs by the easiest means.

— Francis Maitland Balfour

The nature of anguish is translated into different forms.

— Franz Kline

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.

— Tennessee Williams

Fire can destroy or purify, strengthen or weaken, all depending on the nature of the material being burned. Pain has the same effects on the human soul, and for the same reasons.

— Lance Conrad, The Price of Creation

The nature of God’s plan can be difficult to fathom when you are toiling in some small corner of it, but it is glorious from above, if you allow yourself the perspective.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Find What You Love and Let It Kill You

We all know the true nature of the human soul, because we have all looked into the eyes of children, and saw ourselves looking back.

— Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Here I find the true nature of the tree – not in the bulk of its shape but in the way its form alters my vision of the world.

— Stefanie Brook Trout, Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland

If man can take care of man, nature can take care of the rest.

— Edwin Way Teale, Circle of the Seasons: The Journal of a Naturalist’s Year

Data can bear on policy issues, but many of our opinions about policy are grounded in premises about the nature of human life and human society that are beyond the reach of data.

— Charles Murray, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010

People of limited intelligence are fond of talking about “these days, ” imagining that they have discovered and appraised the peculiarities of “these days” and that human nature changes with the times.

— Leo Tolstoy

When we place our immediate conflicts in the territory of an archetypal story we can better see the nature of our problems and find solutions that bring creative imagination to bear in the realm of hard facts and hardening dilemmas.

— Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

In peace there’s nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility; but when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger; stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favor’d rage.

— William Shakespeare, Henry V

For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.

— Martin Buber

It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.

— Hannah Arendt

The multifaceted nature of the strong points of the enemy in this brutal warfare calls for nothing less than a global scale collaborative response that is stubbornly radical, yet humanely civil.

— Ray Anyasi, How to Terrorize Terrorism: a more effective answer to global terrorism

Much of our lives are wasted by finding reality, even though we live in unstable nature and with many irrational laws.

— Hadas Moosazadeh, Author

I am one of those people who are blessed … with a nature which has to interfere. If I see a thing that needs doing I do it.

— Margery Allingham

Now, in the modern money economy everything in the nature of a social-economic occurrence consists in human actions and behaviour.

— Oskar Morgenstern

Web 2.0 ideas have a chirpy, cheerful rhetoric to them, but I think they consistently express a profound pessimism about humans, human nature and the human future.

— Jaron Lanier

This was not of the nature of a Christlike lesson for Owen Meany to learn, as he lay in the manger, that someone you hate can give you a hard-on.

— John Irving, A Prayer for Owen Meany

The nature of Nature is change.

— Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

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.

— Ansel Adams

It would be wrong to kill oneself if one did not know exactly the nature of one’s eyes.

— Kate Williams, The Storms of War

To find and enjoy profound happiness, learn from nature and emulate her stoic calmness.

— Debasish Mridha

Meditating on the nature and dignity of prayer can cause saying at least one thing to God: Lord, teach us to pray!

— Karl Rahner, The Need and the Blessing of Prayer

Take a close look at nature and you’ll see that every living creature is wired for mutation and variation. The fact that people can say, “I’m not the same person I used to be, ” is the greatest of all miracles.

— Toni Sorenson, The Great Brain Cleanse

In the fall nature informs us of its artistic side. It again confirms the beauty of the world. Nature is art perfected.

— Brent M. Jones

The world is emblematic. Parts of speech are metaphors, because the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

His [Morel’s] nature was really like a sheet of paper that has been folded so often in every direction that it is impossible to straighten it out.

— Marcel Proust, Sodom and Gomorrah

The problem with ID, of course, is that it leaves open the possibility that the intelligence behind nature may have a moral interest in us, having communicated already with humanity in the past, and might try to boss you around in your private af

— David Klinghoffer

Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow.

— Mary Wollstonecraft

I want a permanent relationship, and I might feel inclined to reject anything which of its nature could not be permanent.

— Alan Turing

When we pray “in the Name of Jesus” the answers are in accordance with His nature and if we think our prayers are unanswered it is because we are not interpreting the answer along this line.

— Oswald Chambers

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.

— Marcus Aurelius

Man is only a reed the weakest thing in nature but he is a thinking reed.

— Blaise Pascal

True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise it arises in the first place from the enjoyment of one’s self and in the next from the friendship and conversations of a few select companions.

— Joseph Addison

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

— Voltaire

It is a law of nature that every decent man on earth is bound to be a coward and a slave

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

Words tend to bounce off nature as they try to deliver nature’s language into the hands of another language foreign to it.

— Theodor Adorno

If you will look about you (which most people won’t do), ” says Sergeant Cuff, “you will see that the nature of a man’s tastes is, most times, as opposite as possible to the nature of a man’s business.

— Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone

We both loved the birds and animals and plants. We both felt far happier out of doors. I felt a peace in nature that I could never find in the human world, as you know.

— Tracy Rees, Amy Snow

When it comes to creating things, I compete with nature not with men.

— Amit Kalantri

Don’t Die™ Waiting to Be Brave is about the synchronistic nature of life, love, trust, gratitude, forgiveness and the crooked road of success.

— Andrea T. Goeglein, Don’t Die Waiting to Be Brave

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 love story for me was the nature of the love and not the age of the lovers.

— Kate Capshaw

To have risked so much in our efforts to mold nature to our satisfaction and yet to have failed in achieving our goal would indeed by the final irony. Yet this, it seems, is our situation.

— Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

Man masters nature not by force, but by understanding

— Jacob Bronowski

If you look deep enough you will see music the heart of nature being everywhere music.

— Thomas Carlyle

The brave man is not he who feels no fear For that were stupid and irrational But he whose noble soul its fear subdues And barely dares the danger nature shrinks from.

— Joanna Baillie

I wanted to give you a victory. But by their essential nature triumphs can’t be given.

— Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

Train yourself by blessing those who treat you badly and you will take on the nature of God.

— Sunday Adelaja

We cannot approach beauty. Its nature is like opaline doves’-neck lustres, hovering and evanescent. Herein it resembles the most excellent things, which all have this rainbow character, defying all attempts at appropriation and use.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist.

— Jacques Lipchitz

I began to feel that nature itself was nurturing me, reminding me that life still offered beauty and calm, and that I was also made out of these elements.

— Elizabeth Berrien, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick’s Path from Loss to Hope

If anything in nature was as beautiful as it was deadly, it was she.

— Randy C. Dockens, T-H-B

Public schoolboys are not merely conservatives, they are by nature totalitarian reactionaries.

— David Benedictus

Be YOU. There is nothing sexier than someone who is confident enough to be themselves, quirks and all. It is often your unique nature that separates you from the crowd in the best way possible for your romantic match to notice you.

— Alaric Hutchinson, Living Peace

I think it’s a shame that something as creative and vital to the nature of the human species as story-telling is largely controlled by the soulless cretins known as publishers.

— Piers Anthony

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.

— Michel de Montaigne

It is the nature of human beings to want, to desire.

— Brownell Landrum, A Chorus of Voices: DUET stories Volume III – Adult Version

Plant the trees just for beauty, If flowers bloom or fruits ripen, Enjoy it as a gift and appreciate nature as a universal giver.

— Debasish Mridha

She looks after him, feeling a wave of longing, loneliness. Not sexual particularly but to do with the nature of cities, the thousands of strangers you pass in a day, probably never to see again.

— William Gibson, Pattern Recognition

We are lucky because we still have a magnificent temple called nature where we can find peace of mind in it!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.

— Michel de Montaigne

Human nature is the same in all professions.

— Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman

Can we just be grateful for beauty & joy, fascination & tolerance, humour & love, nature & grace, and simply release any anger and pains?

— Jay Woodman

Their necks also beautifully demonstrate the jury-rigged nature of evolution while simultaneously refuting the notion that some divine Artificer intelligently designed organic life

— Brian Switek, My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs

In the state of nature profit is the measure of right.

— Thomas Hobbes

I don’t really believe anything I say. Because the nature of my work concerns the spaces between the words, rather than the words themselves.

— Ram Dass

The question is not whether our life is purposeful, but whether that purpose leads to a hope which is proper to our nature as human beings, for only then will life be meaningful.

— James Castleton, MD, Mending of a Broken Heart

Killing is decreed by law but nature loves eternal youth. Whatever she does, however unconscious and unfeeling the act, she seems to cry out: ‘Quick! Quick! Quick!’ And the more she destroys, the more she is renewed.

— Guy de Maupassant, The Complete Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Part One

The human carries the formation of the whole universe in him. The time, he begins to realize his own identity, slowly the nature of the universe is revealed to him.

— Roshan Sharma

It has become much harder, in the past century, to tell where the garden leaves off and pure nature begins.

— Michael Pollan, The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World

Destiny stays stuck in the cage of words and thoughts if it is not pulled by the effective and planed efforts with the touch of a true madness your nature sparks with the every single breath that you take.

— Mohsin Ali Shaukat

May all beings be free of pretended happiness.May all beings find their deepest lie.May all beings see the nature of their inner turmoil.May all beings realize what they are not.And through this, may all beings become who they already are.

— Christopher Zzenn Loren, Unspirituality: Permission to Be Human

ការរស់នៅក្នុងភាពអាត្មានិយមគឺជាការរស់នៅបញ្ច្រាសនឹងច្បាប់ធម្មជាតិ។It is against law of nature to live a selfish life

— Khem Veasna ខឹម វាសនា

It is the nature of physics to hear the loudest of mouths over the most comprehensive ones.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

We are to feed the new nature on the Word of God constantly, and we are to starve the old nature, which craves the world and the flesh. We are told to “make not provision for the flesh” [Romans 13:14 KJV].

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

For one to define and understand the nature of the universe, one must firstunderstand the nature of the force behind its existence.

— Reid A. Ashbaucher, Made in the Image of God: Understanding the Nature of God and Mankind in a Changing World

‘Hill Street, ‘ because of the wacky nature of many of our characters, really allowed us to indulge a kind of cheek-to-jowl juxtaposition of high drama with very low humor.

— Steven Bochco

…This remains the great deficiency of literature: its imitation of nature cannot prepare you for the main events. For the main events, only experience will answer.

— Martin Amis, Experience: A Memoir

It is human nature to strive.

— Temple Grandin

You never know the nature of another couple’s marriage, do you?

— Curtis Sittenfeld, American Wife

If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you.

— Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power

Ah, come now. I look like an angel, but I’m not. The old rules of nature encompass many creatures like me. We’re beautiful like the diamond-backed snake, or the striped tiger, yet we’re merciless killers

— Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire

When men follow justice the city blooms, the earth bears rich harvests, and children and flocks increase; but for the unjust all nature is hostile, the people waste away from famine, and a whole city may reap the evil fruit of one man’s ill deeds.

— Christopher Henry Dawson, Religion and World History: A Selection from the Works of Christopher Dawson

One pits his wits against apparently inscrutable nature, wooing her with ardor but nature is blind justice who cannot recognize personal identity.

— Charles Brenton Huggins

The Use of the Understanding, in endeavouring to find out the Meaning of any Proposition whatsoever, in considering the nature and Evidence for or against it, and in judging of it according to the seeming Force or Weakness of the Evidence.

— Anthony Collins

Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.

— Terry Riley

Science, like art, is not a copy of nature but a re-creation of her.

— Jacob Bronowski, Science & Human Values

God’s miracles are to be found in nature itself the wind and waves the wood that becomes a tree – all of these are explained biologically but behind them is the hand of God.

— Ronald Reagan

I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together.

— Carl von Clausewitz

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.

— Voltaire

Living with love for all humankind and worshiping nature’s immense beauty cures heartache and restores bliss. Respecting the splendor of nature awakens us to the beauty inscribing our own humanity.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

All we have, it seems to me, is the beauty of art and nature and life, and the love which that beauty inspires.

— Edward Abbey, The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

Animals shouldn’t be hunted and nature shouldn’t be disturbed, even destroyed, to benefit the whims of mankind

— Charles Manson

Existence is a priceless gift and the beauties of nature are the priceless gifts of the existence!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

From now on, how one arrives at a definition of the relationship of man’s basic nature to his culturally conditioned control systems (extensions) is of crucial importance. For in our shrinking globe man can ill afford cultural illiteracy.

— Edward T. Hall, Beyond Culture

And remember also that when we seek to learn from nature directly, our ultimate aim is to understand the world in which we live. We neither agree nor disagree with nature as we often do in the case of books.

— Adler Mortimer

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend’s success.

— Oscar Wilde

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.

— Ludwig Wittgenstein

All knowledge begins with an expression of curiosity pertaining to the unknown or unknowable. Expressions of uncertainty and a doubtful nature lead a person to useful discoveries.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Egoism’s nature is not Moha (Illusory attachment). Moha’s (Illusory attachment’s) nature is egoism. Moha is the origin of egoism.

— Dada Bhagwan

I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading it vexes me to choose another guide.

— Emily Bronte

Fear comes at me like a massive bull with lowered horns ready to gore. But I have learned of the insubstantial nature of fear: if I stand my ground, it will pass right through me.

— Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

The Golden Number is a mathematical definition of a proportional function which all of nature obeys, whether it be a mollusk shell, the leaves of plants, the proportions of the animal body, the human skeleton, or the ages of growth in man.

— R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, Nature Word

Should the whole frame of nature round him break, In ruin and confusion hurled, He, unconcerned, would hear the mighty crack, And stand secure amidst a falling world.

— Joseph Addison

Islam, or any religion, will become totalitarian if it is made into an ideology, because that is the nature of ideologies.

— Abdolkarim Soroush

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

— Aristotle

Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask ‘how’, while others of a more curious nature will ask ‘why’. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information.

— Man Ray

There are few uglier traits of human nature than this tendency—which I now witnessed in men no worse than their neighbours—to grow cruel, merely because they possessed the power of inflicting harm.

— Nathaniel Hawthorne

Man is by nature a civic animal.

— Aristotle

Wild roses are fairest, and nature a better gardener than art.

— Louisa May Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase

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.

— Henry Beston

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship

— Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature

Deep inside, we still have a longing to be reconnected with the nature that shaped our imagination

— Janine Benyus

The Creator never singles out an individual for an important service to mankind without first testing him, through struggle, in proportion to the nature of the service he is to render.

— Napoleon Hill, You Can Work Your Own Miracles

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

Meeting Hettie again made him achingly conscious once more of the irrefutable nature of his obsession with her. Obsession – or love? Or was it something more unhealthy – a kind of craving, an addiction?

— William Boyd

We get so used to the gregarious nature of our towns and villages that we forget how crowded our existence has become.

— Fennel Hudson, Wild Carp – Fennel’s Journal – No. 4

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self-mastery.

— Reinhold Niebuhr

The history of atomism is one of reductionism – the effort to reduce all the operations of nature to a small number of laws governing a small number of primordial objects.

— Leon M. Lederman

I deeply believe that marriage is by nature between a man and a woman, but that conviction does not prevent me from recognising that other forms of affective relationships exist.

— Sebastian Pinera

The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual.

— James St. James

Green in nature is one thing, green in literature another.

— Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Humans are the unrivaled plague the nature has even seen.

— M.F. Moonzajer

True wit is nature to advantage dressed;What oft was thought, but ne’er so well expressed.

— Alexander Pope

Funny how the nature of a normal day is the first memory to fade.

— Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

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

Nature alone can lead to the understanding of art, just as art brings us back to nature with greater awarness. It is the source of all beauty, since it is the source of all life.

— Eugène Carrière

Under certain conditions, index numbers may do very useful service as an aid to investigation into the history and statistics of prices; for the extension of the theory of the nature and value of money they are unfortunately not very important.

— Ludwig von Mises, The Theory of Money and Credit

There are no barriers to poetry or prophecy; by their nature they are barrier-breakers, bursts of perceptions, lines into infinity. If the poet lies about his vision he lies about himself and in himself; this produces a true barrier.

— Lenore Kandel, Collected Poems of Lenore Kandel

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man.

— Tacitus

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.

— Lao Tzu

Sometimes nature can take its course and shove it. Our commitment to protecting our cat or dog is life-long and sadly, sometimes, that includes protection from discomfort and pain, even if, in the vet’s opinion, this means euthanasia.

— Nick Trout, Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humor, Healing, and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon

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.

— Leonardo da Vinci

One of humankind’s most enduring misconceptions is that of nature’s bounty… the belief that nature is such a powerful force that it is indestructible.

— Mark Kurlansky, World Without Fish

I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.

— Antoine Lavoisier

Losing you is most difficult for me, but the nature of my love for you is what matters. If it distorts into half-truth, then perhaps it is better not to love you. I must keep my mind but loose you.

— Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World

Be assured that any hurt to your spirit will pass in time. It is the nature of Death to take, but the nature of Life to give.

— Garth Nix, Lirael

We tend to believe that God’s commands are given to us merely for our own sake. But this is not true. As those created in the image of God, our very nature as image bearers explains the reasons behind God’s commands.

— Gerald Hiestand, Sex, Dating, And Relationships: A Fresh Approach

The character of the architectural forms and spaces which all people habitually encounter are powerful agencies in determining the nature of their thoughts, their emotions and their actions, however unconscious of this they may be.

— Hugh Ferriss, The Metropolis of Tomorrow

You can invoke neither time nor space nor matter not energy nor the laws of nature to explain the origin of the universe. General relativity points to the need for a cause that transcends those domains. ~Stephen C. Meyer, PHD~

— Lee Strobel

The utilization of flat roofs as ‘grounds’ offers us a means of re-acclimatizing nature amidst the stony deserts of our great towns for the plots from which she has been evicted to make room for buildings can be given back to her up aloft.

— Walter Gropius

Science fiction is very well suited to asking philosophical questions; questions about the nature of reality, what it means to be human, how do we know the things that we think we know.

— Ted Chiang

God works through angels, people, nature and animals.

— Eileen Anglin

Ethics, politics and psychology are all far more difficult to understand now that we know the depths to which human nature can sink.

— Ephraim Mirvis

In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.

— J. Paul Getty

I don’t know and probably never will know enough about the true nature of the universe to tell anyone else what to believe, and I’ve come to distrust the words of those who have presumed to do so.

— Pete Hautman

That’s the nature of any kind of rot. If you don’t stop it, it keeps going. It will keep going until it destroys the very organism that feeds it.

— F. H. Batacan

All things can be deadly to us, even the things made to serve us; as in nature walls can kill us, and stairs can kill us, if we do not walk circumspectly.

— Blaise Pascal, Pensées

So that the smile was not so much an attitude to be taken to life as the nature of the cruelty of life, a cruelty we cannot even choose to avoid, since it is human existence.

— John Fowles, The Magus

Nothing else in nature behaves so consistently and rigidly as a human being in pursuit of hell.

— Pete Townshend, Horse’s Neck

But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.

— Jose Marti

Reason forbade me many things which, Instinctively, my nature was attracted to;And a perpetual loss I feel if, knowing, I believe a falsehood or deny the truth.

— Abul ‘Ala’ Al-Ma’arri

People, places and experiences aren’t meant to be labeled and judged, they are meant to be loved and appreciated, since deep down inside, the nature we all share is love, light and happiness.

— Luminita D. Saviuc, 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy: An Inspiring Guide to Discovering Effortless Joy

When forces of nature are involved, fate gets all the blame.

— Maxine Clair, October Suite

Passion can transform the mind, body and spirit…Passion can align you with the wisdom of nature and the power of what is in your heart.

— JoLynne Valerie

Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That’s the nature of being a goalkeeper.

— Gary Speed

The purest form of thanksgiving unto God is a reflected in our knowledge and understanding about who He is, not what we receive from Him! Thanksgiving is a continuous celebration of God’s awesome nature and Supreme Being!

— Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan.

— Tadao Ando

People in third world countries aren’t living in poverty, they’re living pretty much as nature intended us to live it and putting us all to shame

— James Perrin, The Occasional Swearing Of Politician Perrin

It is human nature that rules the world not governments and regimes.

— Svetlana Alliluyeva

The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered.

— Arthur Kornberg

Nature has always been and always will be, as far as my tiny brain can understand, miraculous. Except, nature won’t last because the world won’t.

— Patrick Downes

I discovered in nature the non utilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception.

— Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

You understand the logic behind the illogical, Alyssa. It’s in your nature to find tranquility amid the madness. And that’s what we’re doing here. We are giving our food a fighting chance.

— A.G. Howard, Splintered

Even in expecting, one leaps away from the possible and gets a footing in the real. It is for its reality that what is expected is expected. By the very nature of expecting, the possible is drawn into the real, arising from it and returning to it.

— Martin Heidegger, Being and Time

The world’s a scene of changes and to be constant in nature is inconstancy.

— Abraham Cowley

Luck and nature shapes our imagination.

— Kishore Bansal

Can anyone maintain power without lying? It looks to me like living without breathing. Morality apart, I think some evils are part and parcel of nature and we cannot do without them. Sometimes evil is even necessary to run this evil nature.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

You can tell a lot about the intellectual and moral progress of a nation’s citizens, by the quality and nature of the films they watch.

— Abhijit Naskar, The Film Testament

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

— Ingrid Bergman

Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.

— Thomas Hobbes

The true nature of man left to himself without restraint is not nobility but savagery.

— Steven James, The King

Serenity is when I realized I’m blessed with beautiful nature around.

— divyaelizabeth

Ma Baxter rocked complacently. They were all pleased whenever she made a joke. Her good nature made the same difference in the house as the hearth-fire had made in the chill of the evening.

— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling

Birds themselves are so interesting and intelligent, and they give so many cues without being verbal, so they say such great things. Feathers are superior to fur, even. They’re so beautiful, and nature uses such amazing colors.

— Bibhu Mohapatra

I am acutely aware that like a slip of paper in the wind, something in his nature eludes my grasp.

— Christina Baker Kline, A Piece of the World

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.

— Anne Bronte

We live in a society where those that do the greatest damage to humanity and nature reap the greatest financial rewards.

— Steven Magee

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.

— Stephen Hawking

The cause of all trouble, the root of all sorrow, the dread of every man lies in this one small word—sin. It has crippled the nature of man . . .It has caused man to be caught in the devil’s trap.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

I think the attraction of ‘American Idol’ is about the basic human nature attitude that is, ‘We can put you up there. But we can take you down.’

— Quincy Jones

We must therefore take account of this changeable nature of things and of human institutions and prepare for them with enlightened foresight.

— Pope Pius XI

Everything in nature is a cause from which there flows some effect.

— Spinoza

He loved her. He loved her because nature willed it. Because they were already united and of one body. The bare flesh on every part of her belonged to him. The scent emitting from her skin was his.

— Alexandra Silber, After Anatevka: A Novel Inspired by Fiddler on the Roof

Let the sounds of nature amplify your vibrations of peace.

— Patrick Zeis

If he stays inside himself, if he is contained within his nature as he is participant in the larger force, he will be able to listen, and his hearing through himself will give him secrets objects share.

— Charles Olson

Come clean about your true nature before the day the body ceases. Hard not to cling to duality as the excuse, but every brain is manifesting duality as if it is some internal feature projected outward for the attention of others.

— James Emlund

Wisdom consists of knowing how to distinguish the nature of trouble, and in choosing the lesser evil.

— Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince

Only by pursuing the extremes in one’s nature with all its contradictions appetites aversions rages can one hope to understand a little … oh I admit only a very little … of what life is about.

— Francoise Sagan

It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all.

— Gerard Way

Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Everywhere man blames nature and fate, yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passions, his mistakes and weaknesses.

— Democritus

A writer walks in nature to wonder.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Baseball gives every American boy a chance to excel, not just to be as good as someone else but to be better than someone else. This is the nature of man and the name of the game.

— Ted Williams

It is in our nature to enjoy atrocity so long as it continues to shock and remains comfortably removed from our own lives.

— Paula Marantz Cohen, What Alice Knew: A Most Curious Tale of Henry James & Jack the Ripper

I abhor the supreme folly of those who blame the disciples of nature in defiance of those masters who were themselves her pupils

— Leonardo da Vinci, Thoughts on Art and Life

Many times you will fail. That is the nature of the world, and the truth of life. But when you find your horse again, will go back or will you go forward?

— Robert McCammon

Forget about letting nature taking its course to make you wealthy, Cosmic Ordering works faster.

— Stephen Richards, Cosmic Ordering Guide

Many a times, doctors, the worshipers of science, are helpless. They know a few technical things and perform their duty diligently. But they wait for nature to take its course as well.

— Anuradha Bhattacharyya, One Word

For of this world one never sees enough and to dine in harmony with nature is one of the gentlest and loveliest things we can do.

— James A. Michener, Iberia

To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age

— Isaac Newton

…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?

— Vincent van Gogh

It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.

— Denis Diderot

Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.

— Victor Hugo

The physical ego serves as its own worst enemy when, by delusive material behavior, it eclipses its true nature as the ever blessed soul.

— Paramahansa Yogananda

A choir is made up of many voices, including yours and mine. If one by one all go silent then all that will be left are the soloists.Don’t let a loud few determine the nature of the sound. It makes for poor harmony and diminishes the song.

— Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

An individual cannot be considered entirely sane if he is wholly ignorant of scientific method and structure of nature and so retains primitive semantic reactions.

— Alfred Korzybski

As we increase in our awareness and our integration of Self the process of integration grows and expands as we begin to incorporate the fullness of our nature, that of our spiritual nature or our Soul.

— Genevieve Gerard

Love is the primary nature of God

— Sunday Adelaja

Perhaps it’s simply the dual nature of marriage, the proximity of violence and love.

— Adam Ross, Mr. Peanut

The dynamic nature of knowledge is reflected in human progress and technological achievements.

— Eraldo Banovac

We can learn so much from nature by simply observing how it works through a flower. The flower knows it is part of nature’ we have forgotten that.

— Thomas Sterner

Horror is a feeling that cannot last long human nature is incapable of supporting it.

— James de Mille

In other words, any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term grown, health, or integrity. Or, expressed another way, any act that derives from our high nature instead of our lower. Any of these will elicit Resistance.

— Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks & Win Your Inner Creative Battles

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive.

— Margaret Mead

Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves.

— Werner Heisenberg

The usefulness or otherwise of wealth, status and power to a possessor depends only on a single factor: the nature and strength of his reason.

— Thiruman Archunan

It was as if someone had taken a tiny bead of pure life and decking it as lightly as possible with down and feathers, had set it dancing and zigzagging to show us the true nature of life.

— Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth and Other Essays

All men are by nature born equally free and independent.

— George Mason

Look to your heart and soul first, rather than looking to your head first, when choosing. Rather than what you think, consider instead how you feel. Look to the nature of things. Feel your choices and decisions. It just might change everything.

— Jeffrey R. Anderson, The Nature of Things – Navigating Everyday Life with Grace

At Baptism, I received grace – that quality that makes me share in the very nature of God.

— Mother Angelica

Sandra had studied psychiatry in order to understand the nature of despair, but all she had really learned was the pharmacology of it. The human mind was easier to medicate than to comprehend.

— Robert Charles Wilson, Vortex

It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

A child does not notice the greatness and the beauty of nature and the splendor of God in his works.

— Rudolf Otto

For greed all nature is too little.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

For a little while, hope made a show of reviving-not with any reason to back it, but only because it is its nature to revive when the spring has not been taken out of it by age and familiarity with failure.

— Mark Twain, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

I believe in a higher consciousness. I also believe that nature is supremely conscious. A tree is more conscious than we are.

— Debasish Mridha

Looking deeper, I see not subjugation, but a tool of power to control my fate in the world of man that symbolizes my ownership over both my nature spirit and wolf-self.

— Jazz Feylynn, Colorado State of Mind

The true nature of the world is energy not mass.

— Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Art is man’s nature nature is God’s art.

— P. J. Bailey

You can’t skip over nature by logic. Logic presupposes three possibilities, but there are millions! Cut away a million, and reduce it all to the question of comfort! That’s the easiest solution to the problem!

— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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

Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.

— Diane Ackerman

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.

— Søren Kierkegaard

It’s in the nature of the landscape to change, and it’s in the nature of people to help the process along…

— John Darnielle, Universal Harvester

A society which devastates its homelands’ nature no more has the right to live in that territories!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Our life has been joined, not by man, but by God. That union can only be severed by a crime, and a crime of that nature brings its own chastisement.

— Leo Tolstoy

As in everything, nature is the best instructor.

— Adolf Hitler

The greatest single achievement of nature to date was surely the invention of the molecule DNA.

— Lewis Thomas

What I hope my writing reflects… is a sense of the connections between all human beings… and a different perspective on the true nature of courage. For me, those are things worth exploring and writing about.

— Chris Crutcher

That which is impenetrable to us really exists. Behind the secrets of nature remains something subtle, intangible, and inexplicable. Veneration for this force beyond anything that we can comprehend is my religion.

— Albert Einstein

I know enough about human nature to know that people generally prefer to find the most corrupt way of doing things possible, given enough incentive.

— Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones Ascent

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.

— Robert Browning

I firmly believe that nature can bring comfort to all who suffer.

— Anne Frank

Yet do I fear thy nature It is too full o’ the milk of human kindness.

— William Shakespeare

Facts are not truths they are not conclusions they are not even premisses but in the nature and parts of premisses.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Change is the one quality we can predicate of it.

— Oscar Wilde

Man’s nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been known to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

— Mahatma Gandhi

Coloron often pondered how a race, in which the stupid seemed more inclined to breed, had managed to come this far, and why human intelligence persisted—a discussion point in the nature vs nurture debate which had not died in half a millennium.

— Neal Asher, Polity Agent

(U)derneath all the complexity of human life that uneasy stare at an alien nature is still haunting us, and the problem of surmounting it is still with us.

— Northrop Frye, The Educated Imagination

Because normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history.

— Martin Cruz Smith

If you live in the desert, view the sun not as your enemy, but as your friend. If you live in the wilderness, view nature not as your adversary, but as your companion.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.

— Sai Baba

He who is of a 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

Vice is as much a part of human nature as folly and pornography may be as necessary to vent vice as satire is to vent folly.

— Mavor Moore

In efforts to soar above our nature we invariably fall below it.

— Edgar Allan Poe

God Provides by divine Power through knowledge of His Promises so that we Participate in divine nature in godliness.

— Corey M.K. Hughes

The purpose of salt is to change the nature of what it invades without calling attention to itself. Attracting attention to yourself in the Kingdom of God is like seducing the bride because you are the best man of the groom.

— Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

A nation is a detour of nature to arrive at five or six great men- yes, and then to get around them.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify – so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in the rubbish.

— John Keats

I know that what you call ‘God’ really exists, but not in the form you think; God is primal cosmic energy, the love in your body, your integrity, and your perception of the nature in you and outside of you.

— Wilhelm Reich, Listen, Little Man!

A poet ought not to pick nature’s pocket. Let him borrow, and so borrow as to repay by the very act of borrowing. Examine nature accurately, but write from recollection, and trust more to the imagination than the memory.

— Samuel Taylor Coleridge

My job as a writer is simple.Write a book I’m proud of, and present it as a gift to the world.Some will love it.Some will hate it.That’s the nature of art.

— Kathleen Baldwin

As I helped him up, I felt him shake all over, so I asked him to forgive me, without knowing what for, but that was my lot, asking forgiveness, I even asked forgiveness of myself for being what I was, what it was my nature to be.

— Bohumil Hrabal, Too Loud a Solitude

Don’t be nice to me. Be what your personality requires you to be. Be what your nature requires you to be. Be real. Don’t pressurize yourself.

— M. Danish

Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfil it according to the law of light.

— Aleister Crowley, The Complete Astrological Writings

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.

— Nicola Formichetti

The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged… and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion.

— Alan Greenspan

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

— Francis Bacon

Look deep deep into nature and then you will understand everything better.

— Albert Einstein

The nature of the ego is to misuse whatever authority one has.

— Dada Bhagwan

Aggression, Violence, Exploitation, Depression, Despair, Prejudice, War, Intolerance, Poverty, Are all a result of a misunderstanding of the nature of Self.

— Shoryu Bradley

Miracles are not contrary to nature but only contrary to what we know about nature.

— Augustine of Hippo

What is the nature of human beings? When someone does something wrong to them, they will go after him [to punish, to fight].

— Dada Bhagwan

Yoga makes you harmonious with nature and teaches you to be joyfully curious about your inner world.

— Debasish Mridha

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

— Henry Ward Beecher

The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution.

— Steven Pinker

Although yoga is supposedly noncompetitive, I can’t help that my Alpha nature requires that I go for the hardest variation of every pose, always pushing my limits as far as possible.

— Edward Vilga, Downward Dog

It is for the reader to see in the book the nature of the motives of human actions and perhaps learn something too of the motives behind the social forces which judge those actions and which, I take it, we call a system of morality.

— Anthony Burgess, Earthly Powers

If you ask a tree how he feels to know that he’s spreading his fragrance and making people happy, I don’t think a tree looks at it that way. I am just like that, and it is just my nature to be like this.

— Sadhguru

I have a firm belief in such things as, you know, the water, the Earth, the trees and sky. And I’m wondering, it is increasingly difficult to find those elements in nature, because it’s nature I believe in rather than some spiritual thing.

— Bill Blass

[Quantum mechanics] describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is – absurd.

— Richard Feynman

Regardless of the nature of the conflict, one basic rule translates into most Conflict Zone “Theatres” that doesn’t make it into Movie Theaters is that the food runs out faster than the bullets.

— Victor L. Machin, epocalypse

If the true nature of everything isn’t extraordinary, then God would be ordinary.

— Craig Smedley, Quantum Orchestra: distorting the notes of reality

Our founders got it right when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that our rights come from nature and nature’s God, not from government.

— Paul Ryan

We must imagine our lives well. We must engage our conscience. Conscience is the voice of God in the nature and heart of man.

— Laura Kasischke, The Life Before Her Eyes

Within the nature of every person is a desire to feel appreciated, to feel needed, and to be loved.

— Ellen J. Barrier, The Price We Must Pay for Our Father’s Sins

Delayed gratification is to have a strong faith in the laws of nature and the principles of God.

— Sunday Adelaja

It is our nature to be more moved by hope than fear.

— Francesco Guicciardini

It was not until much later when, after a deep and satisfying orgasm, I suddenly realised the true meaning of the fairy tale and the nature of the magic kiss of which it speaks.

— Germaine Greer, The Female Eunuch

With nature on your side, you don’t need numbers, you don’t need financing and you certainly don’t need to make friends with people you should be fightingagainst.

— Christopher Rankin, Creating Monsters

The future of wildlife and the habitat that they depend on is in being destroyed. It is time to make nature and all the beauty living within it our priority.

— Paul Oxton

People are like animals. Some are happiest penned in, some need to roam free. You go to recognize what’s in her nature and accept it.

— Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

It is my strong conviction that a realist conception of human nature should be made a servant of an ethic of progressive justice and should not be made into a bastion of conservatism, particularly a conservatism which defends unjust privileges.

— Reinhold Niebuhr, The Essential Reinhold Niebuhr: Selected Essays and Addresses

The life given us, by nature is short; but the memory of a well-spent life is eternal.

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep.

— Leon Jouhaux

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.

— David Gerrold

You can only fight what you are for so long. Eventually the hand that nature has dealt you will make you become what you were meant to be. You have no control over it.

— Lindsay J. Pryor, Blood Roses

Beauty is grace and confidence. I’ve learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.

— Lindsay Lohan

the run-down nature of the high-rise was a model of the world into which the future was carrying them, a landscape beyond technology where everything was either derelict or more ambiguously recombined in unexpected but more meaningful ways

— J.G. Ballard, High-Rise

It is the nature of the circumstances to disperse. If there is attachment with the circumstance, there will be abhorrence when they get dispersed.

— Dada Bhagwan

When you read to a child, when you put a book in a child’s hands, you are bringing that child news of the infinitely varied nature of life. You are an awakener.

— Paula Fox

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.

— Jacob Bronowski

Human nature is evil, and goodness is caused by intentional activity.

— Xun Kuang

A journey through nature is always a road to leads to self-discovery.

— Toni Sorenson

Children believe what you promise. They are excited and expectant. Your nature must be like theirs: bold, daring, unafraid and eager to experience the victory God has already assured.

— Thea Harris, Pour the Oil

Not because we think that it’s still about to happen, thus makes our future life as though yet to be exist.Human mind can’t yet perceive the nature of future.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

We might ‘conquer’ nature if we could first, or at the same time, conquer our own nature, though we do not see that human nature and ‘outside’ nature are all of a piece.

— Alan W. Watts, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

It’s man’s nature to abuse knowledge and power, be it in the realm of science, government, or Wall Street. Take God out of the picture, and you have real trouble.

— Frank Peretti

Sympathy with nature is part of a good person’s religion.

— Francis Herbert Hedge

Neither by nature, then, nor contrary to nature do the virtues arise in us; rather we are adapted by nature to receive them, and are made perfect by habit.

— Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

Charging [creation of new karma] is under ‘your’ control and discharge [disposal of karma] is in nature’s control. Therefore, if you want to charge, charge positively. Whatever you have charged, nature will not refrain from discharging.

— Dada Bhagwan

Love is the nature of who God is

— Sunday Adelaja

It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.

— Taylor Caldwell

Nothing in nature happens voluntarily. Everything is forced to happen. There is a hidden hand that forces things to move.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

The true champions of a nation’s freedom are those who reject the limitations of stereotypes and affirm the rich diversity of human nature to be found.

— Vasily Grossman, An Armenian Sketchbook

There are angels in nature walking amongst the trees and whispering the secret language of sacred things.

— Jodi Sky Rogers

Everyone wants to be the one to get the mattress pad. … We can do this. We all love to do. The more we can do, the less we have to sit and stare at trees and think about the transient nature of life.” – 131

— Robin Romm, The Mercy Papers

A bear does not change its nature because it shed its fur.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Our insight into the need of redemption will largely depend upon our knowledge of the terrible nature of the power that has entered our being.

— Andrew Murray, Humility

That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed but that our power to do has increased.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can find food and beverage companies most face the challenges in sales management due competition and nature of their product. Sales force is get tool for these companies at different level of sales.

— pepupsales.com

Always begin anew with the day just as nature does. It is one of the sensible things that nature does.

— George E. Woodberry

Love is not all about loving everything perfect, it is when someones corrosive nature is the only thing that glues you to them which you wished it were never there.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

Water may be extremely dirty, yet its nature remains clear.

— Dalai Lama XIV, How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships

Marriage is the best compromise between nature and culture.

— Thiruman Archunan

Race hate isn’t human nature race hate is the abandonment of human nature.

— Orson Welles

People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.

— Bodhidharma

People is, I think, it’s their nature – some people’s nature, in a way, to be angry or jealous or just spiteful about somebody else’s blessings.

— Jill Scott

Was it always my nature to take a bad time and block out the good times until any success became an accident and failure seemed the only truth?

— Lillian Hellman

Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.

— Kenzo Tange

When something horrible happens, it’s human nature to want to blame it on someone. We want someone to be held accountable, even though sometimes things just happen.

— Meg Cabot, Abandon

More focus has been placed on these subjects through human history than on anything else—mystery and mysticism, God, imagination, intuition, the nature of relationships, human purpose, happiness and salvation…

— Darrell Calkins

I am quite sure that no friendship yields its true pleasure and nobility of nature without frequent communication sympathy and service.

— George E. Woodberry

Sometimes the best thing about us isn’t what we’re gifted with, but what we can make others feel just by our very nature of existing.

— Sarah Noffke, Defects

In other living creatures the ignorance of themselves is nature but in men it is a vice.

— Boethius

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.

— Patti Smith

Every moment nature is serving fresh dishes with the items of happiness. It is our choice to recognize and taste it.

— Amit Ray, Mindfulness Living in the Moment – Living in the Breath

Both men accepted that the nature of the request, its intimacy and self-conscious reflection on their friendship, had created, for the moment, an uncomfortable emotional proximity which was best dealt with by their parting without another word.

— Ian McEwan, Amsterdam

I say you don’t need religion, or political ideology, to understand human nature. Science reveals that human nature is greedy and selfish, altruistic and helpful.

— Michael Shermer

Contrary to the ecologists, nature does not stand still and does not maintain the kind of equilibrium that guarantees the survival of any particular species – least of all the survival of her greatest and most fragile product: man.

— Ayn Rand

Those who understand the complexities of human nature know that joy and pain, ugliness and beauty, love and hate, mercy and cruelty and other conflicting emotions often blend and cannot be separated from each other.

— Isaac Bashevis Singer

Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man.

— Nikita Khrushchev

There are moments when we think nature happens just for us, and there are other moments when the ridiculousness of that notion is revealed.

— Elizabeth Berg

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

— R. Buckminster Fuller

But in my opinion, all things in nature occur mathematically.

— René Descartes

Nixon was by nature a excluder. Halderman like to exclude people. When Nixon’s need met Halderman’s abilities, you had the most perfect formula for disaster. – Jim Shepley

— David Pietrusza, 1960–LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies

The religious and scholarly alike arrive at conclusions as to Jesus’ nature based on the world-view they hold, the belief structure that shapes their interpretation. Inaccurate views of the function of reality can only lead to erroneous conclusions.

— Thomas Daniel Nehrer, The Illusion of “Truth”: The Real Jesus Behind the Grand Myth

So I learned two things that night, and the next day, from him: the perfection of a moment, and the fleeting nature of it.

— Margaret George, The Memoirs of Cleopatra

We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.

— Dejan Stojanovic

A journey through nature is always a road that leads to self-discovery.

— Toni Sorenson

The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.

— Alexander Pope

Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners. And necessity has made us allies. Those whom nature hath so joined together, let no man put asunder.

— John F. Kennedy

All my life, I’ve understood the nature of where I come from, but I never thought it might be wicked until now.

— Brenna Yovanoff, The Space Between

No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.

— Plato

If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.

— Henri Poincare

It is the nature of stories to leave out far more than they include.

— Marion Dane Bauer, The Very Little Princess

The doctrine of “exit strategy” fundamentally misunderstands the nature of war and, more generally, the nature of historical action. for the knowledge of the end is not given to us at the beginning.

— Leon Wieseltier

Human nature is universally imbued with a desire for liberty, and a hatred for servitude.

— Julius Ceasar

The trees and the nature are friendlier in today’s earth than commercial sick mass population.

— Vishal Chipkar, Enter Heaven

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.

— Edmund Burke

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.

— Adam Smith

When you by nature subscribe to the view that everyone except yourself is a berk or a wanker, it is hard to bond with anybody in any rational common cause.

— Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

It is a disturbing aspect of human nature that if there is a place where there are no consequences and where the most grotesque murders are tolerated in the name of a cult claiming to be a faith, a certain type of person will be attracted to it.

— Richard Engel, And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like.

— William Law

Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society.

— John Ralston Saul

Talk a walk with me through nature and let’s gaze on the marvelous wonders of creation.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Very few people in the USA realize that a nuclear war was waged with nature in the southwest by their own military.

— Steven Magee

Such is the nature of people: they regret that what was, although it wasn’t even nice, because they are afraid of what will be – the unknown.

— Osyp Nazaruk, Roxelana

In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life, — no disgrace, no calamity, (leaving me my eyes, ) which nature cannot repair.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

I don’t know what my future will bring me and it’s terrifying. To stand before this vast expanse and know that the future could take away what matters most simply because that is the nature of indifferent chaos in the hands of wanton boys.

— Thomm Quackenbush, Pagan Standard Times: Essays on the Craft

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

The kingdom of God is a theocracy. And as it is the only form of government which will redeem and save mankind, it is necessary that every soul should be rightly and thoroughly instructed in regard to its nature and general characteristics.

— Orson Pratt

This is the chief thing: be not perturbed for all things are according to the nature of the universal.

— Marcus Aurelius

Read nature nature is a friend to truth.

— Edward Young

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.

— W. Somerset Maugham

When we understand the illusory nature of life and the profound power of eternal love, which enables us to create miracles and experience the presence of our deceased loved ones, we find ourselves living with joy, hope and peace.

— Susan Barbara Apollon, Touched by the Extraordinary, Book Two

He who has mastered the true nature of life does not labor over what life cannot do. He who has mastered the true nature of fate does not labor over what knowledge cannot change.

— Zhuangzi, The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu

Do not excited and take it easy if someone say “I love you”some people have nature to chance their love more fast than Chameleon change colors.

— Mohammed Zaki Ansari, “Zaki’s Gift Of Love”

It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control.

— Arthur Eddington

A love of nature is a consolation against failure.

— Berthe Morisot

Magnificent beauty of nature inviting you to long for her, to love her, and then purify your heart and mind with the illuminating beauty of nature.

— Debasish Mridha

Quite possibly, the purpose of the universe is to provide a congenial home for self-conscious creatures who can ask profound questions and who can probe the nature of the universe itself.

— Owen Gingerich

The drive behind life has lost none of its power; proof that, impelled by that drive, man can build as well as destroy; that in his nature is more of Vishnu the Creator than of Siva the Destroyer.

— George Amos Dorsey, Why We Behave like Human Beings

Working together in concert more smoothly not only helps us move more quickly; it changes the nature of what we can undertake. When we have the confidence that we can orchestrate the group effort required to realize them, we dare bigger dreams.

— Justin Rosenstein

Politeness is good nature regulated by good sense.

— Sydney Smith

The logical extension of synthetic nature is the irrelevance of “true” nature–the certainty that it’s not even worth looking at. (62)

— Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man, and our politicians take advantage of this prejudice by pretending to be even more stupid than nature made them.

— Bertrand Russell, New Hopes for a Changing World

By nature men are uncontrollable and wild, and it should be, but women have the key to control them, if they know how to use it.

— Debasish Mridha

It is the tragedy of a distinguished mind and a generous nature that have gone unappreciated in a conventional, unimaginative world. A victim of men’s incomprehension of women, a symptom of women’s mistrust of men.

— Francis Wyndham, Wide Sargasso Sea

There is nothing in man or nature that does not ask questions.

— Curtis Bill Pepper, Leonardo: A Biographical Novel

In following your inclinations and moving toward mastery, you make a great contribution to society, enriching it with discoveries and insights, and making the most of the diversity in nature and among human society.

— Robert Greene, Mastery

If you observe nature daily, it brings harmony with you and God.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.

— Adolf Loos

Who gives you pain? Your anger, pride, illusion and greed. Where is the fault of the nature in all this?

— Dada Bhagwan

The word grows mad on the fermentOf angry actions, the authorities can only inflictVisible punishments. Now regard with the unpracticedInner eye the unseen presence of Judgement thenYou will understand the nature of your soul’s torment

— Jalaluddin Rumi, Words of Paradise: Selected Poems

The nature of revolutions is to sweep the reluctant along.

— H.W. Brands, American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900

Even when I see a beautiful woman, I think, ‘Aw, her life must be amazing.’ Everyone does it. That’s human nature to believe that beauty is everything.

— Marina and the Diamonds

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments – there are consequences.

— Robert G. Ingersoll

I get my best ideas in a thunderstorm. I have the power and majesty of nature on my side.

— Ralph Steadman

Thus we find that the unconditioned condition of the goodness of anything is rational nature…To play this role, however, rational nature must itself be something of unconditional value–and end in itself.

— Christine M. Korsgaard, Creating the Kingdom of Ends

Nature is beautiful in all its chaos. However, a nature photograph is beautiful only in the absence of chaos.

— Mike MacDonald

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

— Francis Bacon

How silly then to imagine that the human mind, which is formed of the same elements as divine beings, objects to movement and change of abode, while the divine nature finds delight and even self-preservation in continual and very rapid change.

— Seneca

In his talk, Suzuki Roshi says that meditation and the whole process of finding your own true nature is one continuous mistake, and that rather than that being a reason for depression or discouragement, it’s actually the motivation.

— Pema Chödrön, The Wisdom of No Escape: How to Love Yourself and Your World

If there’s any greater exhibit of the malleability of human nature than the sight of someone standing, absently waiting for the light to change at a deserted intersection, I don’t know what it is.

— Christopher Sorrentino, The Fugitives

The nature of the world is to be calm, and enhance and support life, and evil is an absence of the inclination of matter to be at peace.

— Gregory Maguire, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism.

— Georg C. Lichtenberg

Enlightenment is nothing but to experience your own mind. The experience of the self too is experiencing the intrinsic nature of the mind.

— Roshan Sharma

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

— Joseph Addison

What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love’s the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning.

— Robert Burton

A day came when all the rebel in me knew itself beaten, and then my whole nature bowed down in humble resignation in the dust. And then I saw… I saw that he was as incomparable in beauty as he was in terror. I was saved, I was rescued.

— Rabindranath Tagore, The King of the Dark Chamber

The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.

— John Milton

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.

— Henri Rousseau

I know that my image and my clothing and my output are very colorful and can be arresting and startling in some respects. That is the nature of my work, but I am a simple farm boy, and I am very calm by nature.

— Jeremy Scott

I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide.

— Emily Bronte

Reading, conversation, environment, culture, heroes, mentors, nature – all are lottery tickets for creativity. Scratch away at them and you’ll find out how big a prize you’ve won.

— Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life

New clothes left Sylvia reeling with happiness. For Sylvia, a shopping list was a poem. She always shopped alone – it suited her deliberate nature and the artistic joy with which she approached all things aesthetic.

— Elizabeth Winder, Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953

The whole of nature is a conjugation of the verb to eat in the active and passive.

— Dean William R. Inge

Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap, nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.

— James D. Carswell

A person realizes inner calm and a state of rapturous peacefulness with nature whenever they stand in solitude and contemplate their existence in an infinite world filled with multiple galaxies.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

I leave my human nature to unfold according to its destiny. I remain as I AM.

— Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

Silence is the language of nature and beauty where perception and feelings are the only reality.

— Debasish Mridha

Love is not merely need alone, & what is more important is loving you, & making my true nature comprehensible to you.

— Qiu Miaojin, Last Words from Montmartre

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.

— Martin Luther

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.

— Georg Cantor

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another but women are by nature enemies.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

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.

— Ruth Bernhard

There can hardly be a plainer proof of the lowness of our nature, until we have laid hold of the higher nature that belongs to us by birthright, than this, that even a just anger tends to make us unjust and unkind.

— George MacDonald, Mary Marston

Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary.

— Siobhan Vivian, Same Difference

This is because the nature of this place is a strong emotion – “nostalgia” is their word for it – which means a longing for what has never been, or at least not in the form and shape imagined.

— Doris Lessing, Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta

Thinking is human nature and the connection to spiritual dimensions

— Vasilios Karpos

Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers.

— Samuel Smiles

With the harmonious balance between materialist nature and spiritual attitude, it is possible to be affluent yet with the soul of a saint. Such a state is a synthesis of matter and soul; the Rich Monk is a way to be rich in two ways.

— Vishwas Chavan, Vishwasutras: Universal Principles for Living: Inspired by Real-Life Experiences

In nature nothing can be given all things are sold.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

For even if we know very little that is certain about spirit or soul, the true nature of the body, of materiality, is totally unknown and incomprehensible to us.

— Wilhelm von Humboldt, Humanist Without Portfolio: An Anthology of the writings of Wilhelm von Humboldt

All nature wears one universal grin.

— Henry Fielding

Maybe human beings are programmed … to help one another, even to fall in love. But just because it’s human nature doesn’t make it bad, Tally. Besides, we had a whole city of pretties to choose from, and we chose each other.

— Scott Westerfeld, Pretties

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

— Albert Einstein

Bad peoples often hunts past un-resolve haunted projection in other people’s life and great peoples forgives haunted instinct nature of bad peoples let go and save the society but this war cycle will never ends. Human forgiveness will have limit.

— Atif Iqbal Khan

What a blessed thing it is that nature when she invented manufactured and patented her audiors contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left!

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

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.

— John Burroughs, The Summit of the Years

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts.

— Samuel Johnson

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

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.

— Washington Irving

Never subject to the rules, believing that the correct judgement and healthy nature keep her in the honesty she lived in.

— Émile Zola, The Ladies’ Paradise

Leadership is inherent in our nature and is fundamental to our origins, our human makeup –and our destiny.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Leaders’ Watchwords

Thankfully, the nature of pain reminds us of what the ease of pleasure foolishly allows us to forget.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

[T]he merciful adjustment which nature makes when what cannot be cured must be endured.

— Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

The ‘Mind’ in it’s nature is conditioned to ‘label’. From people, to situations, and circumstances to everything in between. When we allow the mind to shut down we let things be as they are.

— Matthew Donnelly

I hate the nature of humans, how much you get closer that much they run away.

— M.F. Moonzajer

No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.

— Denis Diderot

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

Of all the possible pathways of disorder, nature favors just a few.

— James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science

Men are more resilient than that, I think. Our belief is often strongest when it should be weakest. That is the nature of hope.

— Brandon Sanderson

What is the nature of egoism? It spends away everything in its power!

— Dada Bhagwan

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.

— Giacomo Casanova

Not to do as the child wishes would be wrong because he is born on a path, and it would be evil, a crime against nature to make him deny his spirit.

— Guy Vanderhaeghe, The Last Crossing

Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness?

— Daisaku Ikeda

Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe an unconditional state that characterizes human nature a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.

— Emily Hilburn Sell

When we understand the true nature of mind, we start to see these thoughts merely as thoughts instead of engaging with them. They arise, abide, and pass. They have no substance and certainly no power unless we git it to them.

— David Michie, Mindfulness Is Better Than Chocolate: A Practical Guide to Enhanced Focus and Lasting Happiness in a World of Distractions

In nature there is less death and destruction than death and transmutation.

— Edwin Way Teale

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

— Walt Disney

That which we persist in doing becomes easier to do, not that the nature of the thing has changed, but our power to do so is increased.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Human nature is always interesting… And it’s curious to see how certain types always tend to act in exactly the same way.” – Miss Marple, The Herb of Death, Pg. 167

— Agatha Christie, The Thirteen Problems

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.

— Alfred North Whitehead

The better angels of his nature told him that he wasn’t a good enough man to be her first, but the heaviness that was settling in his balls gave the devil a distinct advantage, demanding that he at least give it a try.

— Roselynn Randerod, Remote Resort: Runaway

Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.

— John Keats

What appears strange and complex becomes stranger and more complicated once you begin to investigate it. That’s the true nature of the world.

— Bilal Tanweer

Rockface sheer and imposing, emerges from the sea, reminding us nature makes no allowances.

— Marcia Meier, Ireland, Place Out of Time

Their spirituality was in nature, even though Emerson was a preacher on the pulpit, he ended up going out into nature for direct, face-to-face communication with God, if you want to call all of this creation part of God.

— Story Musgrave

A first premonition of the rich variety of life had come to him; for the first time he thought he had understood the nature of human beings – they needed each other even when they appeared hostile, and it was very sweet to be loved by them.

— Stefan Zweig, The Burning Secret and other stories

Humanity is defined by its struggles, not doomed by them. It is in the way we endure those struggles that we transcend our lower nature and enter a higher realm.

— D.J. Niko, The Oracle

When a fantasy turns you on, you’re obligated to God and nature to start doing it – right away.

— Stewart Brand

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.

— Juvenal

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

— Leonardo da Vinci

When we look at nature, we receive a sort of permission to be alive in this world, and our entire bodies get recharged. However often we’re ignored and pushed away by other people, nature will always give us a good big hug, here inside our hearts.

— Naoki Higashida, The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism

I believe in living healthily and sustainably, and looking to nature for renewal and inspiration.

— Jay Woodman

…women have done strange things; they are a far greater puzzle to the student of human nature than the sterner, less complex sex has ever been.

— Emmuska Orczy, The Old Man in the Corner

The nature of everything is, fair and based on justice. We make that unfair and unjust.

— Ehsan Sehgal

The love of nature begins with the love for God

— Lailah Gifty Akita

The left-hand path adept seeks to liberate him/herself from passive subjection to the illusory nature of Maya, thus freeing the consciousness from the binds of self-created delusion.

— Zeena Schreck, Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left Hand Path Sex Magic

A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Why do we decorate the world with the ugliness of war when nature is so beautiful and kind?

— Debasish Mridha

Vivid simplicity is the articulation, the nature of genius. Wisdom is greater than intelligence; intelligence is greater than philosobabble.

— Criss Jami, Killosophy

Daily walk in nature brings tranquility to one’s life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Losing myself is so second nature to me by now that I’m always surprised when it’s noticed by others.

— Amy Wilensky, Passing for Normal

What’s unnatural is homophobia. Homo sapiens is the only species in all of nature that responds with hate to homosexuality.

— Alex Sanchez, The God Box

But you have to admit it is human nature to only really appreciate something if you’ve worked for it, or if you know you can lose it. How are you going to make the inhabitants of your little heaven feel fulfilled if everything comes to them easily?

— Josephine Angelini, Goddess

If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment.

— Henri Poincare

Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.

— Steven Pinker

When the point of education becomes the production of credentials rather than the cultivation of knowledge, it forfeits the motive recognized by Aristotle: “All human beings by nature desire to know.

— Matthew B. Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

I think it is our nature to believe evil always has an ugly face, ” he said, ignoring my question. “Beauty is supposed to be good and kind, and to discover it otherwise is like a betrayal of trust. A violation of the nature of things.

— Danielle L. Jensen, Stolen Songbird

We are beasts, you know, beasts risen from the savannas and jungles and forests. We have come down from the trees and up out of the water, but you can never, ever fully remove the feral nature from our psyches.

— Yasmine Galenorn, Totem Magic: Dance of the Shape-Shifter

I think believing in something is what matters most.Believe in nature or believe in love or believe that bydoing the right thing you can make some differenceto another human being or an entire generation.

— Rachel C. Weingarten, Ancient Prayer: Channeling Your Faith 365 Days of the Year

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are consequences.

— Robert Green Ingersoll

Is it some law of human nature that you inevitably become whatever your first commander was?

— Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game

The moment you cross the border of your country to another, nature will blow you the breeze of revolution, no matter how long you may spend abroad, you will never return back home the same again, it is either greater or worse.

— Elijah Onyenmeriogu

Despite the violence and war, this world is the most peaceful place with the most beautiful nature in the universe.

— Debasish Mridha

The love for nature is the well-spring of life.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections.

— Joseph Butler

Spiritual realization is theoretically the easiest thing and in practice the most difficult thing there is. It is the easiest because it is enough to think of God. It is the most difficult because human nature is forgetfulness of God.

— Frithjof Schuon, Spiritual Perspectives And Human Facts

W might ‘conquer’ nature if we could first, or at the same time, conquer our own nature, though we do not see that human nature and ‘outside’ nature are all of a piece.

— Alan W. Watts, The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are

I believe that there are parts to human nature that cannot be reached by either legislation or education, but require the power of God to deal with.

— Stephen R. Covey

The nature of yearning is urgent so as to guarantee evolution, change.

— Darrell Calkins, Re:

The Amen of nature is always a flower.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

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.

— Eleonora Duse

The best state for human nature is that in which, while no one is poor, no one desires to be richer, nor has any reason to fear being thrust back, by the efforts of others to push themselves forward.

— John Stuart Mill

It is no small misfortune and disgrace that, through our own fault, we neither understand our nature nor our origin.

— Saint Teresa of Avila

Consciousness of the world itself is nature. And when you destroy nature you block off consciousness from the world.

— Matthew Donnelly

People who are humble about their own nature are moral realists. Moral realists are aware that we are all built from “crooked timber”— from Immanuel Kant’s famous line, “Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made.

— David Brooks

As humanity progresses its technology on a global level, the observed degradation of natural processes and growth cycles are the alarm systems that nature uses to alert us that some of this progress is biologically toxic.

— Steven Magee

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

Myth and nature are the two great garments of the world, with nature being the living green garment that covers the planet and myth being the multidimensional, many-colored fabric that continually weaves human culture.

— Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

Everything in nature invites us constantly to be what we are.

— Gretel Ehrlich

Metagapism is the belief that love is the ultimate reality, literally god and the one shared soul, and the source, nature and destiny of all.

— John K. Brown

An individual cannot be considered entirely sane of he is wholly ignorant of scientific method and structure of nature and so retains primitive semantic reactions.

— Alfred Korzybski

If you cannot trust yourself, you cannot even trust your mistrust of yourself – so that without this underlying trust in the whole system of nature you are simply paralyzed

— Alan W. Watts

Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us.

— James Dyson

I dance to the beat of the earth the memories are the lyrics I write nature leads my soul through this existence I call life.

— Nikki Rowe, Once a Girl, Now a Woman

My particular grief Is of so flood-gate and o’erbearing nature That it engluts and swallows other sorrows, And it is still itself.

— William Shakespeare, Othello

The very nature of open innovation is to take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way and make a leap of innovation management to the next level.

— Pearl Zhu, Unpuzzling Innovation: Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way

Mother nature pushes you back the faster you go, same way people will full you back, the faster you succeed.

— Arlin Sailesh Kapadia

REVENGE is a kind of wild justice; which the more man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

— Francis Bacon

All men are by nature free; you have therefore an undoubted liberty to depart whenever you please, but will have many and great difficulties to encounter in passing the frontiers.

— Voltaire, Candide

It lies in human nature that where you experience your first laughs, you also remember the age kindly.

— Vaclav Havel

The law of nature is such that everyone gets happiness according to their needs. The ‘tender’ that everyone (of us) fills out, is indeed fulfilled.

— Dada Bhagwan

Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.

— Graham Greene

Scientific principles and laws do not lie on the surface of nature. They are hidden, and must be wrested from nature by an active and elaborate technique of inquiry.

— John Dewey, Reconstruction in Philosophy

There is no excuse for anyone to write fiction for public consumption unless he has been called to do so by the presence of a gift. It is the nature of fiction not to be good for much unless it is good in itself.

— Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Disquietude that springs from the fundamental nature of being a human being is vaster and more encompassing than depression, which has a cause and therefore a cure.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

A person must be in tune with the light and dark forces of their nature and remain in harmony with the bands of their own multivariate being.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

It is not in my nature to be interested in the living.But there are many things, I have found, that defy nature.

— Rin Chupeco, The Girl from the Well

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.

— Benjamin Franklin

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.

— Sydney Smith

Limited in his nature infinite in his desires man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.

— Alphonse de Lamartine

It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.

— F. H. Bradley

To so enter into it in nature and art that the enjoyed meanings of life may become a part of living is the attitude of aesthetic appreciation.

— George Herbert Mead

I’ve discovered that in life, it doesn’t matter how good of a person you are; it’s human nature to be judged and to judge others by the blood they carry and the company they keep.

— Mz. Robinson, The Lies We Tell for Love

Our true nature doesn’t need any explanation or demonstration to know itself. It just knows because knowing is part of its nature.

— Ilchi Lee, Change: Realizing Your Greatest Potential

Worrying is the greatest pride, which is why nature punishes one heavily. Nature punishes more the one who worries, than it does the one who curses God. The doer is some other entity and you are worrying? Are you mightier than even nature?

— Dada Bhagwan

It is human nature for self-doubt to occasionally creep in and take up residence. It happens to even the most successful people among us.

— Susan C. Young, The Art of Being: 8 Ways to Optimize Your Presence & Essence for Positive Impact

Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.

— Kahlil Gibran

Everything in contemporary society discourages interiority. More and more of our exchanges take place via circuits, and in their very nature those interactions are such as to keep us hovering in the virtual now, a place away from ourselves.

— Sven Birkerts, The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age

You can never make a city as clean as the nature itself. To do this, you must completely demolish the city and convert it into the pure nature.

— Mehmet Murat ildan

I can’t begin to tell you how fulfilling the perennial nature of ‘Elf’ on television has been for me. It’s great to be able to connect parents with children both emotionally and through humor.

— Jon Favreau

But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification.

— Thomas Day

Painting (like poetry) chooses from universals what is most apposite. It brings together, in a single imaginary being, circumstances and characteristics which occur in nature in many different persons.

— Francisco Goya

There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.

— Robert G. Ingersoll, The Christian Religion An Enquiry

Invention is the most important product of man’s creative brain. The ultimate purpose is the complete mastery of mind over the material world, the harnessing of human nature to human needs.

— Nikola Tesla, My Inventions

Nobody sane loves working in an office, It’s against human nature to be locked up in a cubicle all day long.

— Peter Clines, 14

See how forgiving – how brave nature is.

— Yusef Komunyakaa, The Emperor of Water Clocks

Perhaps a better explanation for why it’s so difficult to feel our feelings is that ALL emotion, positive or negative, opens the door to the nature of reality. All of us prefer to avoid pain — but even more, we want to escape reality.

— Dan B. Allender

Healing is a revolutionary act and we are here to awaken to the true nature of our own souls and the gifts we have to give to the world.

— Michael Meade, The Genius Myth

But Tik Tok believes everything’s circular, including men and women. He says nature seems to go around and around, and that we all have bits of everything.

— Jodi Lynn Anderson, Tiger Lily

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.

— Harry Emerson Fosdick

Mathematics is a wonderful common sense, To understand the harmony in nature magnificent; The wondrous language, & popular in terms of @ financeIts’ unique, and abundantly rich in terms of substance

— Priyavrat Thareja

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.

— Mark Twain

The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training.

— Carroll Quigley

These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed to the environmental message.

— Galen Rowell

Human nature being what it was, the only time you could really be sure you weren’t being lied to was when you were talking to yourself.

— Kenneth Eade, HOA Wire

The universe is infinite, and abundance is the default nature of things.

— Stephen Richards

Peace is a flawed logic. They believe that communication and understanding will create peace. However, just because you know and understand the nature of something or someone, does not mean that you will come to terms.

— Lionel Suggs

Everybody should be equal in a democracy – that is the nature of a democracy.

— Christina Engela, Fearotica: An Anthology of Erotic Horror

Everything keeps its best nature only by being put to its best use.

— Phillips Brooks

I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God.

— Alan Hovhaness

Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature.

— John Berger

The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the individual and not on any political system however apparently logical or respectable.

— William Golding, Lord of the Flies

See that the imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man.

— Richard P. Feynman

A part of me was hoping someone would wake up and hear, so I wouldn’t have to live with this lie anymore. But no one woke up and in the silence that followed, I understood the nature of my new curse: I was going to get away with it.

— Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner

Man is precisely what the Bible says he is. Human nature is behaving exactly as the Bible said it would. The course of human events is flowing just as Christ predicted.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Historically, nature has been very good at surprising us.

— Sean Carroll, The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

Scenery is fine -but human nature is finer

— John Keats

A new question for the psychotherapist to ask is whether a theory can go beyond mere effectiveness in achieving either a so-called cure or even personal growth into its implications for the nature of an evolving society.

— Erving Polster, Gestalt Therapy Integrated: Contours of Theory & Practice

How inferior the human machine is, compared to man-made machines. They can be decoked, unscrewed, oiled and parts replaced. Decidedly, nature is not a very wonderful thing.

— Joris-Karl Huysmans

Human beings may be inconsistent, but human nature is true to itself

— John Jakes

What does natural mean?Means non-artificial. Made by nature.But nature can’t make things. It’s not a person.Nature is the things that aren’t made by people.But we’re made by people, so what does that make us? Are we artificial?

— Rob Davis, The Motherless Oven

Why is it so difficult for us to think in relative terms? Well, for the good reason that human nature loves absoluteness, and erroneously considers it as a state of higher knowledge.

— Felix Alba-Juez, Who was Right: Ptolemy or Copernicus?

Could Denny have possibly appreciated the subjective nature of loneliness, which something nature of loneliness, which is something exist only in the mind, not in the world, and, like a virus, is unable to survive without a willing host.

— Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

What after all has maintained the human race on this old globe despite all the calamities of nature and all the tragic failings of mankind if not the faith in new possibilities and the courage to advocate them?

— Jane Adams

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.

— Isaac Bashevis Singer

The future of wildlife and the habitat that they depend on is being destroyed. It is time to make nature and all the beauty living within it our priority.

— Paul Oxton

If there is something that I have learned from my time on this planet of ours, something that I can share and that I know to be true, it’s that we disconnect ourselves from nature and the wilderness too many times. Our birthplace. Our home.

— Jellis Vaes

It is extremely Sad to think that while nature is talking, humankind is not listening.

— J.D. Masterson

A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience as can be imagined.

— David Hume

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life.

— Truman Capote

It is in our nature to destroy what we create. (Dr. Paul Kramer)

— Alex Scarrow, TimeRiders

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

Writers and other artists are mostly just historians, produced by nature to describe, decipher and thus historically represent the universe.

— Robert Black

The doctrine of original sin is the doctrine according to which divine forgiveness makes known the accidental nature of human mortality, thus permitting an entirely new anthropological understanding.

— James Alison, The Joy of Being Wrong: Original Sin Through Easter Eyes

And that’s when I first learned about evil. It is built in to the very nature of the universe. Every world spins in pain. If there is any kind of supreme being, I told myself, it is up to all of us to become his moral superior.

— Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

I am by nature an optimist and by intellectual conviction a pessimist.

— William Golding

The very nature of the gospel is Jesus inviting the disciples on an adventure. To do what they’d never done and go where they’d never gone. Never a dull moment! You cannot follow Jesus and be bored at the same time.

— Mark Batterson, A Trip Around the Sun: Turning Your Everyday Life Into the Adventure of a Lifetime

No matter how much you’ve done before, you wonder if there will be a light at the end of this particular tunnel. It’s the nature of the beast, and it’s a part of what compels us. Every movie is a new lesson you learn making your way through it.

— R. J. Cutler

There is no such thing as death In nature nothing dies: From each sad moment of decay Some forms of life arise.

— Charles Mackay

The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans.

— Sherwood Smith

May the stars guide you. May the winds cleanse all ills and remain at your back. May the earth protect you and give you strength. May fire guard you, and rain refresh you, may all nature be your friend until we meet again in this place.

— Elizabeth Haydon, The Merchant Emperor

…Cast yourself upon, abandon yourself to this Christ who lived that life of utter surrender to God that He might prepare a new nature which He could impart to you and in which He might make you like Himself.

— Andrew Murray, The Master’s Indwelling

For nature does things in good order: And birds and butterflies recognizeNo man-made border

— Ruskin Bond

Animals and nature are known to open our hearts, calm us, and reduce blood pressure and stress.

— Baptist de Pape, The Power Of The Heart: Finding Your True Purpose

I can never endorse sin any more than when I tell people it’s their nature to do it.

— D.R. Silva

In a natural environment, nature controls the breeding cycles. In the man-made environment, abnormal environmental conditions control the unnatural breeding cycles.

— Steven Magee

The nature of Paganism is that of exploring, evolution, and opening up.

— Gede Parma, Spirited: Taking Paganism Beyond the Circle

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.

— Marcus Aurelius

In our Impulsive nature to write and repulsive nature to read that has led to a decline in literary genius in our times!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.

— Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The world’s history is constant like the laws of nature and simple like the souls of men.

— J. C. F. von Schiller

It is love’s nature to be expressed.

— Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

When you’re young, you say what you feel.When you’re adult, you speak what you think.When you grow old, you listen to what nature says.

— Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

A pretty face may be enough to catch a man, but it takes character and good nature to hold him.

— Thomas More, Utopia

Satire’s nature is to be one-sided, contemptuous of ambiguity, and so unfairly selective as to find in the purity of ridicule an inarguable moral truth.

— E.L. Doctorow

You will not be rewarded for your good nature. Your good nature is your reward.

— Debasish Mridha

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

— Izaak Walton

The years I have squandered in puerile excitement, in going hither and thither, in seeking to force nature and time, I ought to have spent in solitude and meditation, in endeavoring to make myself worthy of being loved.

— Théophile Gautier, Mademoiselle de Maupin

As much as I don’t care about those things, I think it’s human nature to not want to feel totally insignificant.

— Megan McCafferty, Second Helpings

In every age the vilest specimens of human nature are to be found among demagogues.

— Macaulay

because women were also believed to be closer to the raw forces of nature than were males, controlling their power was, for the adult male, part of the larger project of creating human civilization itself.

— Thomas Van Nortwick, Imagining Men: Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Culture

When we first believe we think we can do it all; our passion is so strong. But after a time we start to learn that passion doesn’t equal strength, and our sinful nature rears its ugly head.

— Hayley DiMarco

I know many people who believe in God, and I expected to find Him on my way to the South Pole if he exists. My religious experiences were very different however, [only] involving myself, nature and the universe.

— Liv Arnesen

History is a record of human nature in action.

— James Carlos Blake

There’s something about human nature which draws us to people who are authentic and makes us want to repel those that aren’t.

— Rachael Bermingham

Yoga practices shift our identity away from the ego-personality and its struggles so that we can begin to reconnect with the essential nature of our being, which is bliss.

— Sharon Gannon, Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body and Soul

I actually think that history has fed off the restlessness of cyber space, of kind of the frantic, segmented nature of the way we lead our lives. People want to be connected.

— Simon Schama

Love doesn’t seem to follow a plan; it’s not a series of steps. It can hit with the force of nature – an earthquake, a tidal wave, a storm of wild, relentless energy that is beyond your simple attempts at control.

— Deb Caletti, The Nature of Jade

Christ’s vast benevolence must, from the very nature of things, have afforded Him the deepest possible delight, for benevolence is joy.

— Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Morning and Evening, Based on the English Standard Version

Our age not only does not have a very sharp eye for the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace, it no longer has much feeling for the nature of the violences which precede and follow them.

— Flannery O’Connor, Mystery and Manners: Occasional Prose

Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature.

— Bodhidharma

When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God.

— Kenneth L. Pike

A photograph of a woman crying tells me nothing about grief. Or a photograph of a woman ecstatic tells me nothing about ecstasy. What is the nature of these emotions? The problem with photography is that it only deals with appearances.

— Duane Michals

Oddly enough I never used to suffer from depression on cold, gray, cloudy days like this. I felt as if nature was in harmony with me, that it reflected my soul.

— Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die

Man’s nature and destiny are revealed in the Scriptures.

— Billy Graham, Billy Graham in Quotes

Withstanding the cold develops vigor for the relaxing days of spring and summer. Besides, in this matter as in many others, it is evident that nature abhors a quitter.

— Arthur C. Crandall, New England Joke Lore: The Tonic of Yankee Humor

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of creation it would appear that God has an inordinate fondness for stars and beetles.

— J.B.S. Haldane

I know the nature of women When you want to they don’t want to And when you don’t want to they desire exceedingly.

— Terence

It is perfectly banal to establish a city in the middle of nature but it is perfectly extraordinary to establish nature in the middle of a city! Ordinary nations do the first, extraordinary nations do the second!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Periods are a period when nature forces prostitutes to go on leave.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

The truth is always an insult or a joke, lies are generally tastier. We love them. The nature of lies is to please. Truth has no concern for anyone’s comfort

— Katherine Dunn, Geek Love

The perfect pop song is a 20th-century creation; it’s not a sonnet, it’s not an opera, it’s something short – three and a half minutes by nature – and has this ability to travel and to defy class and economic structures.

— Doug Aitken

The biggest changes in a women’s nature are brought by love; in man, by ambition

— Rabindranath Tagore

Risk is the universe’s way of pushing us to become more than what we are. Risk is faith at the edge. Risk is the pulsating nature of life.

— Sarah Strohmeyer, The Cinderella Pact

Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.

— Marshall McLuhan

…I always took the rearmost seat in the classroom – it gave me a good view of things. And I must confess, the location taught me more about human nature and justice than could be learned from the professors’ lectures.

— Rohinton Mistry, A Fine Balance

Given that the human soul is the very core of our human nature, we might note that, when we are guided by soul, we are guided by nature. Both soul and greater nature do guide us in our individual development, whether or not we ask for this guidance.

— Bill Plotkin, Nature and the Human Soul: Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World

Intelligence and stupidity have equal chance of taking a man to divinity! The blind nature has no such distinctions.

— Thiruman Archunan

You are Innocent, you can’t be otherwise, there is no other way, even in your lust, greed, hatred, cunningness, you’re INNOCENT, because you wanted to overpower others, nature with your stupidity. Stop this absurd ACT, Be Aware, Trust Existence!

— Ramana Pemmaraju

I held on to my better nature by my fingernails but I held on.

— Charlaine Harris, Dead as a Doornail

Your nature may carry deception and lies, but then it won’t stop me from loving you

— Alok Jagawat

I don’t believe that math and nature respond to democracy. Just because very clever people have rejected the role of the infinite, their collective opinions, however weighty, won’t persuade mother nature to alter her ways. Nature is never wrong.

— Janna Levin, How the Universe Got Its Spots: Diary of a Finite Time in a Finite Space

The movies I like to make are very rich and full of passion. Some people see me as an action director, but action is not the only thing in my movies. I always like to show human nature – something deep inside the heart.

— John Woo

It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing.

— Scott Westerfeld, Peeps

Human nature is pretty shabby stuff, as you may know from introspection.

— Peter De Vries

Understanding the true nature of things, or seeing things as they really are, is the ground of wisdom.

— Allan Lokos, Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

Passion is of the nature of seed, and finds nourishment within, tending to a predominance which determines all currents towards itself, and makes the whole life its tributary.

— George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

The natural world is built upon common motifs and patterns. Recognizing patterns in nature creates a map for locating yourself in change, and anticipation what is yet to come.

— Sharon Weil, ChangeAbility: How Artists, Activists, and Awakeners Navigate Change

Two things amazes me the most, the beauty of nature and the power of my thoughts.

— Debasish Mridha

Deep within the human constitution lie written laws of nature that should guide man in the conduct of his life.

— Herbert M. Shelton, Rubies in the Sand

For the Bible there is nothing numinous, no holy or divine presence, within nature itself. Nature is a fellow creature of man.

— Northrop Frye, Creation and Recreation

Flowers are the gift to us from nature, out gift to nature is our love.

— Debasish Mridha

I’m a real nature lover, so whenever possible, I like to get to the beach or get to a forest or get somewhere there’s fresh air. Apart from that, I’m a film addict and a DVD freak.

— Murray Bartlett

I get ideas from everywhere: movies, books, movies, nature – it comes into my brain, it sits there for a while, and it starts coming back out.

— Tony DiTerlizzi

His life was gentle and the elements So mixed in him that nature might stand up

— William Shakespeare

It ain’t technology that enhances the civilization..but the way mankind perceives nature from all standpoints.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

The standard of matrimony is erected by affection and purity, and does not depend upon the height, or bulk, or color, or wealth, or poverty of individuals. Water will seek its level; nature will have free course; and heart will answer to heart.

— William Lloyd Garrison

The love of nature is the love for the Creator.

— Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

It is the character of lived experience I want to explore, not the nature of man.

— Michael James Jackson

A journey through nature is always a road thatleads to self-discovery.

— Toni Sorenson

My height doesn’t define my skill set. To be a great quarterback, you have to have great leadership, great attention to detail and a relentless competitive nature – and I try to bring that on a daily basis.

— Russell Wilson

Maybe I need to immerse the fabric of my soul in torrential nature of Christmas, and in doing so to finally understand that it is the very thing that can make the world what I so wish it were.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough, An Intimate Collision: Encounters with Life and Jesus

To plunge one thing into the shape or nature of another is a fundamental gesture of creative insight, part of how we make for ourselves a world more expansive, deft, fertile, and startling in richness.

— Jane Hirshfield, Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World

My life is a work of art and nature is my temple!

— Maurice Spees

I shall love my kind of love anyway, doggedly, for I must certainly do the best I can with my own nature and if my nature is to love too well or from afar or to be grateful for crumbs…well, so be it.

— Carol Emshwiller, Carmen Dog

Science is exploration. The fundamental nature of exploration is that we don’t know what’s there. We can guess and hope and aim to find out certain things, but we have to expect surprises.

— Charles H. Townes

How do we still believe that human nature is not evil when 60 years old men rape 3 years innocent girls?

— M.F. Moonzajer

Understanding dissolves fear. When we understand the true nature of our being, fears dissipate. We are spiritual beings, not human beings.

— Brian Weiss

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.

— Sue Grafton

We are children of the eternity: But this world is an out-birth out of the eternal and its palpability taketh its original in the anger the eternal nature is its root.

— Jakob Bohme

I’ve been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line.

— Maria Sharapova

Loss taught me about the frailty and transient nature of man. It taught me humility. It taught me about the urgency of service, of touching lives, of mentoring, of legacy. Of making hay while there is still sunshine and life.

— Nana Awere Damoah, Excursions in my Mind

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.

— Sydney Smith

Telling people they don’t have a sin nature doesn’t promote sin anymore than telling a slave they are free promotes slavery.

— D.R. Silva

I usually don’t like to ‘spoon feed’ my audience, because I grew up idolizing story tellers who tell stories using symbolism, so it was in my nature to do the same.

— The Weeknd

In the absence of self-control, this primordial nature of the limbic brain often compels the mind to give in to evils of corruption.

— Abhijit Naskar, The Education Decree

If people think nature is their friend then they sure don’t need an enemy.

— Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The cultivated man wise to know and bold to perform is the end to which nature works.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

That is the fundamental nature of gifts: they move, and their value increases with their passage.

— Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

When you go against the flow of nature and betray the spiritual laws existing within, there will always be a negative reaction.

— Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

To respect my nature is to know my nature.

— Petra Hermans, Voor een betere wereld

Always reveal the nature of God to people

— Sunday Adelaja

You must understand that it is not in the nature of Man to be grateful. So in whatever you or I do for others we must never expect gratitude. If we do, we will only be disappointed.

— S R Nathan

A foolish environmentalist wants to save nature from the greed of the market by exposing it to the tragedy of the commons. A smart environmentalist wants to save nature from the tragedy of the commons by exposing it to the greed of the market.

— Jakub Bożydar Wiśniewski, The Pith of Life: Aphorisms in Honor of Liberty

To be a saint or a man of too good a nature in today’s pragmatic world, with everyone out to get the other fellow, was equivalent to being a fool, wasn’t it?

— Shūsaku Endō, Wonderful Fool

The eye of youth is very observant. Youth has its moments of keen intuition, even normal youth — but the intuition of those who stand mi-way between the sexes is so ruthless, so poignant, so deadly, as to be in the nature of an added scourge…

— Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

— Thomas Aquinas

Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.

— Cyril Connolly

To demonstrate the nature of one who would enter the kingdom is to use an illustration

— Sunday Adelaja

The idea that the Internet favors the oppressed rather than the oppressor is marred by what I call cyber-utopianism: a naive belief in the emancipatory nature of online communication that rests on a stubborn refusal to admit its downside.

— Evgeny Morozov

When there is in nature no fixed condition, how much less must there be in the life of a people, beings endowed with mobility and movement!

— Jose Rizal

Mr. Thomas, any scientist will tell you that in nature many systems appear to be chaotic, but when you study them long enough and closely enough, strange order always underlies the appearance of chaos.

— Dean Koontz, Brother Odd

Blue-Eyed One, never again shall you cover your shoulders. I declare your scars to be medals of gallantry great than any I could bestow, and it is my will that all the Black Land look upon them, and learn the nature of courage.

— Eloise Jarvis McGraw, Mara, Daughter of the Nile

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

— Dale Carnegie

The deep observation of nature can transform your consciousness into a higher consciousness that will awaken your true being.

— Debasish Mridha

…she doesn’t have to choose between being gentle or being fierce. Both exist in nature and both exist in her. That’s ok. She’ll know to nourish them both and when applicable, use each unapologetically.

— Steve Maraboli

Maybe nature is like you and me. It works like all of us. If the weather changes all the time, then it must be on duty. On this cold day winter has started it’s shift therefore let us leave it to do it’s job.

— Paballo Seipei

He had memorized the entire Qur’an and lectured on the nature of evil, which, like a shadow, cannot exist independently of the good silhouettes.

— Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena

There is nothing in nature which approximates to the idea of a hospice.

— Jim Crumley

Do we miss not only the past but every future the lost past describes? Is that just the nature of missing? All the lost might-have-beens? The certainty that those uncertain futures are gone?

— Mark Z. Danielewski, Honeysuckle & Pain

Nothing. We’re all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we’re dealing with, there’s usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that’s floating around.

— Richard Dean Anderson

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image.

— Stephen Hawking

In its complexity and sensuality, nature invites exploration, direct contact, and experience. But it also inspires a sense of awe, a glimpse of what is still “un-Googleable” . . . life’s mystery and magnitude.

— Kim John Payne, Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids

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.

— Andrew Bernstein

I wanted to capture what language ability tests could never reveal: her intent, her passion, her imagery, the rhythms of her speech and the nature of her thoughts.

— Amy Tan, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life

If you are capable, but not available, nature will raise a person with lesser ability to replace you soon.

— Israelmore Ayivor, Become a Better You

The inquisitive nature of youth should carry over into our adult lives. Challenging the status quo and enticing curiosity should be a daily practice of adult life.

— Farshad Asl, The “No Excuses” Mindset: A Life of Purpose, Passion, and Clarity

There are women to whom nature has granted the gift of silent emotion. They have mobile faces, changeful eyes, soft lips, which express joy or desolation naturally, and with the charm of perfect simplicity and truth.

— Sarah Doudney

Play is a sacred act. When we are playing, the essence of all creation flows freely through us. We are expressing our true nature and connecting with the very core of our existence. Nothing is more spiritual than that.

— Victor Shamas

Human nature if it healthy demands excitement and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way it will seek it in the wrong. God never makes bloodless stoics He makes no passionless saints.

— Oswald Chambers

A man with few friends is only half-developed there are whole sides of his nature which are locked up and have never been expressed. He cannot unlock them himself he cannot even discover them friends alone can stimulate him and open him.

— Randolph Bourne

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life — happiness, freedom, and peace of mind — are always attained by giving them to someone else.

— Peyton C. March

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

Horror is a feeling that cannot last long; human nature is incapable of supporting it. Sadness, whether it be from bereavement, or disappointment, or misfortune of any kind may linger on through life

— James De Mille, A Strange Manuscript found in a Copper Cylinder

I don’t think I set out to have a career in female groups, but it’s just kind of happened, and by nature of having worked with my sister – growing up with a sister who also plays, and being in communication with other female musicians.

— Emily Robison

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.

— Saint Ignatius

As a result of subduing the forces of nature with the tools that we invent, we find ourselves today at the point where the force of our tools has become a greater concern than the forces of nature.

— Elena Ferrante, The Story of a New Name

There’s nothing man can imagine that nature hasn’t already created a zillion times better.

— Stewart Stafford

By the grace of reality and the nature of life, man—every man—is an end in himself, he exists for his own sake, and the achievement of his own happiness is his highest moral purpose.

— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

Whenever you enjoy the bounties of nature like the sunrise or a blooming flower you are connecting yourself with the pure potentiality.

— Stephen Richards, Be First: Achieve Every Dream

Wasting time changes the nature of time. And the heart is stilled.

— Rose Tremain, The Gustav Sonata

The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system.

— Kevin Kelly

…and I wondered, not for the first time, if some of life’s tragedy arose when people put themselves in situations they were not by nature suited for.

— Charlotte Rogan

The most serious drawback to the telling-nothing approach is that it made that much more of a mystery of what had happened, and the nature of gossip abhors a vacuum of the unexplained.

— Robin McKinley, Sunshine

That was the nature of history, of course: notional, partial, unknowable, a record made by the victors.

— Kate Morton, The Forgotten Garden

The arduous nature of practical Christianity makes so many people choose theoretical Christianity! Both are however good, but the former is weightier, noble and solemn than the later! Many are called, but few are dedicated!

— Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.

— Steve Lacy

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

— Confucius, The Book of Rites

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.

— George Washington Carver

It is only by choice that our true nature is revealed.

— J.D. Netto, The Whispers of the Fallen

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

We’d rather have a grand spectacle of retribution of the ‘wicked’, than their silent walk towards redemption that our wishes questions the depth and nature of our love and hearts.

— Ufuoma Apoki

Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.

— Henry Adams

Our mind stops racing when we take a nature walk or just look at the clouds that disintegrate at the horizon.

— Balroop Singh

As it is our nature to be more moved by hope than fear the example of one we see abundantly rewarded cheers and encourages us far more than the sight of many who have not been well treated disquiets us.

— Francesco Guicciardini

No matter how few possessions you own or how little money you have, loving wildlife and nature will make you rich beyond measure.

— Paul Oxton

But man by his nature is an unnatural animal. If any creature stands a chance of defeating death, it is man.

— Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

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

When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Fur Company may be called the exterminating medium of these wild and almost uninhabitable regions, which cupidity or the love of money alone would induce man to venture into. Where can I now go and find nature undisturbed?

— John James Audubon

It wasn’t human nature to leave things alone. It was normal for people to try to fix things that didn’t need to be fixed; or, infinitely worse, trying to fix things that were broken, because some things are meant to be broken–

— Tom Upton, Just Plain Weird

I think we need to do some deep soul searching about what’s important in our lives and renew our spirit and our spiritual thinking, whether it’s through faith-based religion or just through loving nature or helping your fellow man.

— Louie Schwartzberg

Witches escape to the forest to listen to the whispers of nature itself…

— Dacha Avelin, Embracing Your Inner Witch: The Maidens Guide to Old World Witchcraft

The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools.

— Thomas Eakins

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

— Voltaire

It seems to be a law of human nature that those who live by the sea are suspiciousof swimmers, just as those who live in the mountains are suspicious of mountainclimbers.

— Yann Martel, Life of Pi

Discerning the difference between a dictator and a leader is quite easy. The former cannot help but see ‘leading’ and ‘serving’ as stark contradictions that by their very nature are utterly incompatible. The latter can’t tell the difference

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

— Joseph Addison

Autos for years seemed to give us freedom and independence, but when they create traffic jams and other problems in the parks, the experience of serenity in nature that visitors expect is seriously diminished, if not destroyed.

— Michael Frome

Friendship which is of its nature a delicate thing fastidious slow of growth is easily checked will hesitate demur recoil where love good old blustering love bowls ahead and blunders through every obstacle.

— Colette

It is the nature of my dreams that determine the fabric of my existence – rjs

— rassool jibraeel snyman

The nature of love requires a recipient one who will respond by choice to the love given

— Sunday Adelaja

Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.

— Albert Einstein

Get lost in the beauty and tranquility of nature to find your true self again and again.

— Debasish Mridha

In nature there are neither rewards or punishments-there are consequences.

— Robert G. Ingersoll

Let your teaching reveal the nature of the kingdom of God

— Sunday Adelaja

Je hay entre autres vices, cruellement la cruauté, et par nature et par jugement, comme l’extreme de tous les vices.

— Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

Man is not the owner of mind but only a user. The nature owns mind, man hires only a small portion of it that too for a brief period.

— Thiruman Archunan

Man is by nature a curious animal. You can hide the truth from him temporarily, but not for ever.

— Teodor Flonta, A Luminous Future

She was tasked with guarding the doorway to the Otherworld, keeping the balance of nature (as much as anyone could in these modern times), and occasionally, helping a worthy seeker.

— Deborah Blake, Wickedly Magical

All that may be wished for, will by nature fade to nothing.

— Śāntideva

The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.

— Reinhold Niebuhr

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.

— Hannah Arendt

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.

— Standing Bear

By its nature a relationship was not an accomplishment. It was just a connection that happened to exist, for as long as it did exist.

— Caleb Crain, Necessary Errors

The concern of your brain is not to see the actual nature of reality, but to represent the reality to you in such a way that suits your needs.

— Abhijit Naskar

Our Higher Self: The part of us that is connected to nature and also humanity” from Cinderella in Focus: Cindy’s Secret

— hlbalcomb

Sometimes trials…Bring out the hard-hearted nature of a good person and make him unforgiving.And, sometimes trials…Help a socially snubbed person to live a humane life and make him appreciable!Its called TIME that exposes people truly.

— Salsabeel

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.

— Joan Jett

If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not.

— Henry W. Kendall

Come ye viewless ministers of this dread hour! Come from the fenny lake, the hanging rock, and the midnight cave! The moon is red – the stars are out – the sky is burning – and all nature stands aghast at what we do!

— William Mudford

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.

— Aleister Crowley

Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

— John Updike

The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

— Willem de Kooning

What common people call beauty is essentially nature. The moment nature abandons you, your beauty is lost forever.

— Anuradha Bhattacharyya, One Word

Such is the imperfect nature of man! such spots are there on the disc of the clearest planet; and eyes like Miss Scatcherd’s can only see those minute defects, and are blind to the full brightness of the orb.

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

To reteach a thing its loveliness is the nature of metta. Through lovingkindness, everyone & everything can flower again from within.

— Sharon Salzberg, Lovingkindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.

— Desmond Tutu

…the beautiful in nature is like a spark flashing momentarily and disappearing as soon as one tries to get hold of it.

— Theodor Adorno

Master Yourself and you master your environment! Such is the nature of wisdom.

— D. Nicole Williams, Change Your Posture! Change Your LIFE!: The Passion Fruit of Purposed Pursuit

I’m much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet.

— Michael Scheuer

I’ll walk where my own nature would be leading. It vexes me to choose another guide.

— Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And has the nature of infinity.

— William Wordsworth

The most mortifying infirmity in human nature … is perhaps cowardice.

— Charles Lamb

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.

— Nikola Tesla

What is the nature of the search? you ask. The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the search is to be onto something. Not to be onto something is to be in despair.

— Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.

— John Steinbeck

Mathematics is much more than a language for dealing with the physical world. It is a source of models and abstractions which will enable us to obtain amazing new insights into the way in which nature operates.

— Melvin Schwartz, Principles of Electrodynamics

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.

— Calvin Coolidge

Environmental concerns and feminism are locked together. Generally, women have closer connections to the organic nature of our lives.

— Carolyn Kizer

Her solitary nature means she needs a family to keep her from loneliness my gregarious nature means I will never have to worry about being alone…

— Elizabeth Gilbert

Women understand the workings of nature than men. They trust in their instincts while men consider this behavior weakness.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality.

— Harlan Stone

The nature of business is swindling.

— August Bebel

The learned is happy nature to explore the fool is happy that he knows no more.

— Alexander Pope

All we’ve got left to protect here is a system that’s set up to promote the meanest possibilities in human nature and make them look good.

— William Gaddis

For more irresponsible that human beings can be, nature always finds (not always healthy) a way to teach us how to be treated.

— Da Anunciação Marco

Painting is by nature a luminous language.

— Robert Delaunay

Philosophic questions are attempts to understand the root nature of reality, existence, and knowledge.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Beyond individual intelligence, nature has also cultivated intelligence through swarms. For example, bees, birds and fish act in a more intelligent way when acting together as a swarm, flock or school.

— Louis B. Rosenberg

Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language.

— Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Sketches Here and There

The nature of heaven is to provide a place there for all who lead good lives, no matter what their religion may be.

— Emanuel Swedenborg

The Appreciation Meditation is the first step towards allowing and encouraging your inner nature to come to the surface of your mind.

— Gyalwa Dokhampa, The Restful Mind

Multiculturalism destroys the true diversity which nature requires for the continued evolution of the species through the natural selection process of differentiation and competition between specialized populations within a group.

— Billy Roper, Hasten the Day: The First Year of the Balkanization of America

You can’t be loyal to others if you’re not loyal to your own nature first.

— Tor Seidler, Firstborn

I felt empowered by him, as if his very existence manipulated the balance of my nature from a shy little girl to wonder woman.

— Kellie Thacker, His Name is Moonlight

If the nature of her foes would speak to the credit of Bridget’s death, then surely the nature of her allies would speak even more loudly about clearly of her life.

— Jim Butcher, The Aeronaut’s Windlass

When people are free to do as they please they usually imitate each other. Originality is deliberate and forced and partakes of the nature of a protest.

— Eric Hoffer

With passions stilled and one’s nature firm, all destinies are in harmony; When the full moon of contemplation is reached you will be pure.

— Wu Cheng’en, Journey to the West

Is it reasonable to assume that the jarring nature of a particular consequence might be the very thing that strong-arms us away from making the poor choice that we didn’t see as a poor choice?

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

Human nature is all alike.

— Mark Twain, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1

To understand an issue or someone’s argument about anything, one needs to understand the very nature of the issue, which is thefoundational question concerning anything.

— Reid A. Ashbaucher, Made in the Image of God: Understanding the Nature of God and Mankind in a Changing World

The political nature of man made it highly unlikely that a society designed to meet regularly would remain peaceable. “The way to make friends quarrel is to pit them in disputation under the public eye, ” Jefferson said.

— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

…..The biggest mystery of nature is nature.

— Farooq A. Shiekh

Poetry is not a genre in harmony with the modern world; its innermost nature is hostile or indifferent to the dogmas of modern times, progress and the cult of the future.

— Octavio Paz

One’s nature is like a mountain

— Hisham Matar, In the Country of Men

Visible objects therefore do not perish utterly, since nature repairs one thing from another and allows nothing to be born without the aid of another’s death.

— Titus Lucretius Carus

An intelligent organization is not about the “cleverness” of one analytics team but the insightful nature of the entire business.

— Pearl Zhu, Digital Master: Debunk the Myths of Enterprise Digital Maturity

Carlin often said that history was everything, for it was in man’s nature to make the same mistakes over and over.

— Erika Johansen, The Queen of the Tearling

The nature of a true seeker after beauty is to overlook flaws.

— Ron Brackin

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.

— Marquis de Sade

Scientists have no proof that life was not the result of an act of creation, but they are driven by the nature of their profession to seek explanations for the origin of life that lie within the boundaries of natural law.

— Robert Jastrow, The Enchanted Loom

The real purpose of the scientific method is to make sure nature hasn’t misled you into thinking you know something you actually don’t know.

— Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

[They] pervert the course of nature [by saying] the sun does not move and that it is the earth that revolves and that it turns.[John Calvin illustrating his opposition to heliocentrism in a sermon due to the Bible’s support of geocentrism]

— John Calvin

There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.

— Jean Giraudoux

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

— Jimmy Carter

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.

— Galileo Galilei

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.

— William Hazlitt

If my mind was in your body going through the same circumstances. I would act differently, and likewise. Judging in nature is separation.

— Matthew Donnelly

Answer me, you who believe that animals are only machines. Has nature arranged for this animal to have all the machinery of feelings only in order for it not to have any at all?

— Voltaire

Most of our waking life is make believe. If there was a way to record every dream that crosses our minds, the true nature of humans would be laid bare

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains.

— Gregory Bateson

Most of the time things against nature are scarier than the scariest things of nature

— Munia Khan

Umpires are necessary evils. That’s just the nature of the beast. For years, people have looked on umpiring as a job they could get any postman to do.

— Doug Harvey

HEALTHY EATING isn’t about counting fat grams, dieting, cleanses, and antioxidants; Its about eating food untouched from the way we find it in nature in a balanced way; Whole foods give us all that we need to perfectly nourish ourselves.

— Pooja Mottl

…there is something demoniac in human nature that we are unable to stop revering.

— Adam Nevill, Last Days

A philosopher is a deep thinker and a meticulous observer of nature and events that reveal the beauty, truth, and meaning of existence.

— Debasish Mridha

Sexuality should not be seen as dualistic – all good or all bad – but as a good part of our created nature that is constantly in need of repair.

— David Kinnaman, unChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about Christianity… and Why It Matters

Nature doesn’t need people – people need nature; nature would survive the extinction of the human being and go on just fine, but human culture, human beings, cannot survive without nature.

— Harrison Ford

We incessantly vacillate between what’s behind us and what’s before us depending on the current barometer of our courage and the ambivalent nature of our vision.

— Craig D. Lounsbrough

When we were monkeys, we were more human because we were at least not destroying the nature those days!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

As humans, it is in our nature to focus on picking ourselves up while the whole world falls apart.

— Joshua Teya

Once you realize that everything in the Universe is connected then you will have a better understanding of the fundamental nature of manifesting.

— Stephen Richards, Ask and the Universe Will Provide: A Straightforward Guide to Manifesting Your Dreams

It is better to live presently. By living thus, perhaps we can learn to understand the nature of this fragile coexistence we share with the world around us.

— Colin Meloy

May God deliver us from every sinful nature of the soulful flesh.

— Lailah Gifty Akita

Dear God! how beauty varies in nature and art. In a woman the flesh must be like marble in a statue the marble must be like flesh.

— Victor Hugo

‘Rich by nature poor by policy’ might be written over Canada’s door.

— Goldwin Smith

If you see those pretty thingsthat nature likes to showRemember all those seals that singAnd leave them there to grow.

— Stephen Cosgrove, Trapper

The first step is to stop thinking of nature as something far away that we must save from someone else and start seeing it all around us. The first step is to open our eyes to the existence of nature in our daily lives.

— Nathanael Johnson, Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wilderness

Suffering is an essential component of life. No person escapes suffering, which is indivisible from life itself. Suffering is what places in in contact with the self; it is what allows us to understand the spiritual nature behind our existence.

— Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Human nature turns out to be more complicated than the idea that people will get along if only the rules are clear enough. Uncertainty, the ultimate evil that modern law seeks to eradicate, generally fosters cooperation, not the opposite.

— Philip K. Howard, The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America

We all judge. But when I realize that judgmental thoughts and actions are merely my primitive nature trying to “protect” me from being one-upped or making sure I am not one-upped, it makes it easier to laugh at my silliness. �

— Charles F. Glassman, Brain Drain The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life

Man is a product of nature, a part of the Universe. The Universe is operated under exact natural laws. Man is a product of millions of years of evolution. He adapts himself to the laws of nature or he perishes.

— James Hervey Johnson

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.

— Garrison Keillor

The nature of your work does not have to be the culture of your team.

— Janna Cachola

She breathed in the crisp autumn air, hoping the loveliness of nature would somehow cleanse her soul and overshadow her sorrow.

— J.E.B. Spredemann, Amish by Accident

It struck me, sharp and hard, that I had been given so many chances to save my soul that my entire life had been constructed around these chances! That was my nature – going from temptation to temptation, not to sin, but to be redeemed.

— Anne Rice, Blood Canticle

Plato believed that insanity was essential to our nature and assumed that it held esoteric knowledge about who we are.

— Michael Greenberg, Beg, Borrow, Steal: A Writer’s Life

Civilisation and the life of nations are governed by the same laws as prevail throughout nature and organic life.

— Ernst Haeckel

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.

— George Washington Carver

The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres.

— Bruno Bauer

…the controlling of the sex nature builds up a reservoir of strength, and it is this strength that opens the door to the Innermost.

— (None Given) M, The Dayspring of Youth

Their [cats] effortless passing between the wild and domestic worlds suggests the kind of grace we need as a species to move between nature and culture.

— Richard Mabey, Nature Cure

Husbands are always angry, that’s their nature.And the nature of us women, is not to pay a blind bit of notice.

— M.C. Beaton, Death of a Scriptwriter

We must believe there are places where tranquility still exists and nature is given back her power to speak

— Nanette L. Avery