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When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.

Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

Jane Austen

The family is one of nature's masterpieces.

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

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

All men by nature desire to know.

Aristotle

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.

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

Albert Einstein

We have to handover the earth, the air, the land and the water to the children at least as it was handed over to us.

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

Plato

Stupidity is something unshakable, nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it, it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful natural wholesome things that money can buy.

Steve Martin

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.

A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office.

Hubert H. Humphrey

What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error, let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Albert Einstein

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.

Mahatma Gandhi

Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.

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

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.

Nature hates calculators.

Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her, before Father Time takes it away.

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is Nature's way.

I am in the habit of looking not so much to the nature of a gift, as to the spirit in which it is offered.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Art not only imitates nature but also completes its deficiencies.

A man's kiss is his signature.

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations that a young person who either marries or dies is sure of being kindly spoken of.

The ability to breathe the air and drink the water will be what the wars will be about from here on in. And it's coming with alarming rapidity.

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw.

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Kahlil Gibran

They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.

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

Men's natures are alike, it is their habits that separate them.

A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

William Hazlitt

By nature men are nearly alike, by practice they get to be wide apart.

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.

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

Ingrid Bergman

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.

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

Mahatma Gandhi

Americans are apocalyptic by nature. The reason why is that we've always had so much, so we live in deadly fear that people are going to take it away from us.

Stephen King

Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.

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

Complex statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple statistically probable things.

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

William Shakespeare

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.

Nature can be modified by nurture, even dogs can cease to relish meat when they are trained to relish only vegetarian food.

We need to find God and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass - grows in silence, see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Mother Teresa

I owned the world that hour, as I rode over it. Free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.

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

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead, his eyes are closed.

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.

Desire makes man forget his real nature and reduces him to be status of a beast.

Sai Baba

Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

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.

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.

To me, a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.

You and I are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

I say that habit is but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.

So it is naturally with the male and the female, the one is superior the other inferior, the one governs the other is governed, and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.

Richard M. Nixon

To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body, it is starvation of the soul the dweller in the body.

Mahatma Gandhi

Many secrets of art and nature are thought by the unlearned to be magical.

The savior who wants to turn men into angels is as much a hater of human nature as the totalitarian despot who wants to turn them into puppets.

A man's nature runs either to herbs or to weeds, therefore let him seasonably water the one and destroy the other.

Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says "I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway."

Virtue is the strong stem of man's nature and music is the blossoming of virtue.

If you're not a tree hugger then you're, a what, a tree hater?

What are men to rocks and mountains?

But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.

Money has never made man happy nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has, the more one wants.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?

Everything for me is sacred, beginning with earth, but also going to things made by man.

Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me.

Bob Marley

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

Forests, lakes and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence leaves its impress upon the soul of man.

Nature has always had more force than education.

Voltaire

Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Mahatma Gandhi

I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers the sky.

Audrey Hepburn

It is in the nature of things that joy arises in a person free from remorse.

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.

There will be little rubs and disappointments everywhere and we are all apt to expect too much, but then if one scheme of happiness fails human nature turns to another, if the first calculation is wrong we make a second better: we find comfort somewhere...

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

I'm definitely a Polaroid camera girl. For me, what I'm really excited about, is bringing back the artistry and the nature of Polaroid.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit, and gives a certain air to the countenance, which is more amiable than beauty.

Men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true and usually do arrive at the truth.

Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, desire.

Aristotle

The search for truth is in one way hard, and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur.

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood bones and hair.

As in nature things move violently to their place and calmly in their place so virtue in ambition is violent in authority settled and calm.

What is art? Nature concentrated.

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.

But Nature flies from the infinite, for the infinite is unending or imperfect and Nature ever seeks an end.

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty, it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.

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

Orson Welles

Oh nature's noblest gift my grey goose quill Slave of my thoughts obedient to my will Torn from the parent bird to form a pen That mighty instrument of little men

I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature, and that man will be myself.

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination nature is imagination itself.

A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Painting from nature is not copying the object, it is realizing one's sensations.

If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature do not forget that actions speak louder than words.

To be happy we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us.

William Hazlitt

Nature is perfect.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.

All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.

England has always been disinclined to accept human nature.

The pleasure and delight of knowledge and learning it far surpasseth all other in nature

Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured human nature will cure itself perhaps.

Honore de Balzac

The deepest urge in human nature is "the desire to be important"

Nature is relentless and unchangeable and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.

I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity.

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

It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.

In nature nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted bent in weird ways and they're still beautiful.

What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.

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

Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.

Aeschylus

Thus happiness depends as nature shows less on exterior things than most suppose.

William Cowper

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.

The world is too much with us, late and soon getting and spending we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.

Gravity is a contributing factor in nearly 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.

You may make some mistakes-but that doesn't make you a sinner. You've got the very nature of God on the inside of you.

Joel Osteen

Sighing that Nature formed but one such man and broke the die.

There are a lot of conservative people a lot of moderate people Republicans Democrats in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest. They do not go around hot dogging it.

Clint Eastwood

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

Mother Nature clearly intended for us to get our food from the "patty" group which includes hamburgers fish sticks and McNuggets- foods that have had all of their organs safely removed.

In the general course of human nature A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires since nature hath set none.

Nature holds the key to our aesthetic intellectual cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature, and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond and the lover makes the woman.

Victor Hugo

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.

Nature when she invented manufactured and patented her authors contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left.

True happiness is of a retired nature and an enemy to pomp and noise

But such is the irresistable nature of truth that all it asks and all it wants is the liberty of appearing.

Thomas Paine

We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.

A perfect tragedy is the noblest production of human nature.

If you don't know how to die don't worry, Nature will tell you what to do on the spot fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you, don't bother your head about it.

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

Water is the driving force of all nature.

Leonardo da Vinci

I thoroughly enjoy getting away from the game and going out fishing because it's so relaxing so quiet and peaceful. I mean there's no noise other than nature - and it's so different from what I do in a tournament situation that it just eases my mind.

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.

Albert Einstein

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure a cooler blue the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.

Blaise Pascal

Certainly it is the nature of extreme self-lovers as they will set an house on fire and it were but to roast their eggs.

Francis Bacon

I have no hostility to nature but a child's love to it. I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.

Henry David Thoreau

You must not be a bit of blotting paper absorbing all the passions and emotions all the joys and grief that the actress of Nature demonstrates of the stages of life.

Sai Baba

We are all full of weakness and errors, let us mutually pardon each other our follies - it is the first law of nature.

Voltaire

Mr. Collins was not a sensible man and the deficiency of nature had been but little assisted by education or society.

Jane Austen

We need a government alas because of the nature of humans.

P. J. O'Rourke

Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.

Zhuangzi

Observe constantly that all things take place by change and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are and to make new things like them.

Marcus Aurelius

For those who intend to discover and to understand not to indulge in conjectures and soothsaying and rather than contrive imitation and fabulous worlds plan to look deep into the nature of the real world and to dissect it -- for them everything must be sought in things themselves.

Francis Bacon

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

Then not only custom but also nature affirms that to do is more disgraceful than to suffer injustice and that justice is equality.

And although our bodies are bounded with skin, and we can differentiate between outside and inside, they cannot exist except in a certain kind of natural environment.

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.

You can hold yourself back from the sufferings of the world that is something you are free to do and it accords with your nature but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could avoid.

Franz Kafka

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature but by our institutions great is our sin.

Charles Darwin

Human values are born with man. They are not got from outside. Man in his ignorance is not aware of these values. when man sheds his ignorance he will experience his divine nature.

Sai Baba

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque or synagogue, seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.

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

I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.

The psychical whatever its nature may be is itself unconscious.

Sigmund Freud

Nature seems at each man's birth to have marked out the bounds of his virtues and vices and to have determined how good or how wicked that man shall be capable of being.

I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.

Henry Rollins

Nature never breaks her own laws.

Leonardo da Vinci

Caught up in life you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist in my opinion is a monstrosity something outside of nature.

We are by nature observers and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied and most men live only for the gratification of it.

Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature.

Henry Miller

Really I don't like human nature unless all candied over with art.

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

I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.

Michelangelo

Our natures are a lot like oil mix us with anything else and we strive to swim on top.

Joan Rivers

Man today is trying to master every kind of knowledge but is unable to discover his own true nature.

Sai Baba

In the Spring I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.

Eleanor Roosevelt

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.

C. S. Lewis

The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling.

Andre Gide

Subdue your appetites my dears and you've conquered human nature.

Charles Dickens

The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we're looking at may not be in fact there so the underlying nature of being is weird.

William Shatner

Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.

William Shakespeare

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

God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature and it has often been said by philosophers that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.

Frank Lloyd Wright

It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision to which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.

Aristotle

Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.

Francis Bacon

It is written on the arched sky, it looks out from every star. It is the poetry of Nature, it is that which uplifts the spirit within us.

Becoming emancipated at 14 my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company Flower Films and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30 I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography and I want to take an art history class.

Of all nature's gifts to the human race what is sweeter to a man than his children?

Marcus Tullius Cicero

To be in one's own heart in kindly sympathy with all things, this is the nature of righteousness

Confucius

It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.

Anatole France

Our nature consists in motion, complete rest is death.

Blaise Pascal

We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.

Leo Tolstoy

Death like birth is a secret of Nature.

Marcus Aurelius

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.

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

Adapt or perish now as ever is nature's inexorable imperative.

H. G. Wells

Nature knows no pause in progress and development and attaches her curse on all inaction.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whenever nature leaves a hole in a person's mind she generally plasters it over with a thick coat of self-conceit.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst but the best of our nature.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me I guess.

Walt Disney

Our character is not so much the product of race and heredity as of those circumstances by which nature forms our habits by which we are nurtured and live.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night. God said Let Newton be! and all was light!

Nature more of a stepmother than a mother in several ways has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals especially in the more thoughtful men which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another s.

Desiderius Erasmus

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

Francis Bacon

Place where man laughs, sings, picks flowers, chases butterflies and pets birds, makes love with maidens and plays with children. Here he spontaneously reveals his nature, the base as well as the noble. Here also he buries his sorrows and difficulties and cherishes his ideals and hopes. It is in the garden that men discover themselves. Indeed, one discovers not only his real self but also his ideal self. He returns to his youth. Inevitably the garden is made the scene of man's merriment escapades, romantic abandonment, spiritual awakening or the perfection of his finer self.

Confucius

My nature just changes.

The Amen of nature is always a flower.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.

Anatole France

The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetated [i.e. mortal] body. This world of imagination is infinite and eternal whereas the world of generation is finite and temporal. There exist in that eternal world the eternal realities of everything which we see reflected in this vegetable glass of nature.

William Blake

All the perplexities confusion and distress in America arise not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

John Adams

And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature moulding men.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

How strange that nature does not knock and yet does not intrude!

Emily Dickinson

When God is reflected as Nature the reflection becomes Maya.

You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.

Orison Swett Marden

Men may change their climate but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits, and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.

Aristotle

Suffering is permanent obscure and dark And shares the nature of infinity.

William Wordsworth

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing. None is excluded but excludes himself. You have only to push aside the curtain.

Henry David Thoreau

Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit.

Thomas Huxley

I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory.

Julius Caesar

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We're going to shoot one Polaroid per show. I'm going to sign this before it even develops because I know that once it develops with my signature on it it's worth a fortune. I'll make this a work of magic warlock art.

Charlie Sheen

An architect should live as little in cities as a painter. Send him to our hills and let him study there what nature understands by a buttress and what by a dome.

John Ruskin

We do not see nature with our eyes but with our understandings and our hearts.

William Hazlitt

Were I called on to define very briefly the term Art I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation however accurate of what is in Nature entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'

What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy wasteful blundering low and horribly cruel work of nature!

Charles Darwin

The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I experience a period of frightening clarity in those moments when nature is so beautiful. I am no longer sure of myself and the paintings appear as in a dream.

Vincent Van Gogh

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore guard accordingly and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Marcus Aurelius

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise are good nature truth good sense and good breeding

Joseph Addison

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

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole the keyhole of nature trying to know what's going on.

Jacques Yves Cousteau

In nature we never see anything isolated but everything in connection with something else which is before it beside it under it and over it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The chess-board is the world the pieces are the phenomena of the universe the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.

Thomas Huxley

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body it gives boldness enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

Thomas Jefferson

The best remedy for those who are afraid lonely or unhappy is to go outside somewhere where they can be quiet alone with the heavens nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.

Anne Frank

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.

Blaise Pascal

It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and given the opportunity women work iniquity.

Buddha

Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.

Arthur Schopenhauer

Oil on water a secret communicated to a base man a gift given to a worthy receiver and scriptural instruction given to an intelligent man spread out by virtue of their nature.

Chanakya

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?

Henry Ward Beecher

Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to the feeling for the things themselves for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.

Vincent Van Gogh

Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best, for that we must have recourse to art.

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature

Joseph Addison

When I'm off the road my husband and I recharge our batteries. It's a day of deep rest and connection with the spiritual and that can be anything - going for a walk in nature being in silence burning incense.

Alanis Morissette

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

Alexander Pope

Our soul is cast into a body where it finds number time dimension. Thereupon it reasons and calls this nature necessity and can believe nothing else.

Blaise Pascal

It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact.

Edmund Burke

There are certain pursuits which if not wholly poetic and true do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees for instance.

Henry David Thoreau

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

Honore de Balzac

I am a leader by default only because nature does not allow a vacuum.

Desmond Tutu

To become an able and successful man in any profession three things are necessary nature study and practice.

Henry Ward Beecher

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them understand them thoroughly. After that it will be possible for you to sublimate them.

Salvador Dali

I think I have a dualistic nature.

Bob Dylan

After you have exhausted what there is in business politics conviviality and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.

My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature.

Edward Hopper

Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself.

Leo Tolstoy

It is the law of nature that woman should be held under the dominance of man.

Confucius

The human understanding from its peculiar nature easily supposes a greater degree of order and equality in things than it really finds

Francis Bacon

Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.

Thomas Aquinas

Where man is not nature is barren.

William Blake

Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature placed alongside thereof for its conquest.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The nature of the food determines the nature of one' s thoughts feelings and actions.

Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.

My Lord St. Albans said that Nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high and therefore that exceeding tall men had ever very empty heads.

Francis Bacon

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

Tennessee Williams

You can't just let nature run wild.

Walt Disney

I also became close to nature and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.

When nature has work to be done she creates a genius to do it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker.

Thomas Huxley

He does it with better grace, but I do it more natural.

William Shakespeare

They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.

Francis Bacon

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.

In truth you cannot understand the nature of My Reality either today or even after a thousand years of steady austerity or ardent inquiry even if all mankind joins in that effort.

Sai Baba

Self-preservation is the first law of nature.

Samuel Butler
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