Nature Quotes 

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Nature Quotes

1. Nature is neutral. – Adlai Stevenson I

2. I am two with nature. – Woody Allen

3. Sunlight is painting. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

4. Moonlight is sculpture. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

5. My nature just changes. – Jimi Hendrix

6. Custom is second nature. – Saint Augustine

7. Nature is the art of God. – Dante Alighieri

8. Autumn’s the mellow time. – William Allingham

9. Nature hates calculators. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

10. Nature abhors annihilation. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

11. Nature was my kindergarten. – William Christopher Handy

12. Human nature fascinates me. – Rush Limbaugh

13. The earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

14. Nature is not human hearted. – Lao Tzu

15. Nature does nothing in vain. – Aristotle

16. Land really is the best art. – Andy Warhol

17. It’s my nature to be fearless. – Giannis Antetokounmpo

18. Nature is wont to hide herself. – Heraclitus

19. There’s no night without stars. – Andre Norton

20. The world is always in movement. – V. S. Naipaul

21. The ocean is a mighty harmonist. – William Wordsworth

22. The view of Earth is spectacular. – Sally Ride

23. A forest bird never wants a cage. – Henrik Ibsen

24. Nature is a petrified magic city. – Novalis

25. Nature never breaks her own laws. – Leonardo da Vinci

26. What is art? Nature concentrated. – Honore de Balzac

27. There is no forgiveness in nature. – Ugo Betti

28. Sound is the vocabulary of nature. – Pierre Schaeffer

29. I think I have a dualistic nature. – Bob Dylan

30. You can’t just let nature run wild. – Walt Disney

31. All men by nature desire knowledge. – Aristotle

32. All art is but imitation of nature. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

33. For greed all nature is too little. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

34. Behind every cloud is another cloud. – Judy Garland

35. All nature wears one universal grin. – Henry Fielding

36. The groves were God’s first temples. – William Cullen Bryant

37. In nature there are few sharp lines. – A. R. Ammons

38. Man is by nature a political animal. – Aristotle

39. The nature of rumor is known to all. – Tertullian

40. The sea has neither meaning nor pity. – Anton Chekhov

41. The poetry of the earth is never dead. – John Keats

42. The Amen of nature is always a flower. – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

43. As the twig is bent the tree inclines. – Virgil

44. A tree is an incomprehensible mystery. – Jim Woodring

45. Human nature is not of itself vicious. – Thomas Paine

46. All nature is but art unknown to thee. – Alexander Pope

47. Human nature is above all things lazy. – Harriet Beecher Stowe

48. Earth is a flower and it’s pollinating. – Neil Young

49. Gray skies are just clouds passing over. – Duke Ellington

50. The mountains are calling and I must go. – John Muir

51. Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. – Francis Bacon

52. The bluebird carries the sky on his back. – Henry David Thoreau

53. Water is the driving force of all nature. – Leonardo da Vinci

54. I love not man the less, but Nature more. – Lord Byron

55. I believe in God, only I spell it Nature. – Frank Lloyd Wright

56. Nature provides exceptions to every rule. – Margaret Fuller

57. Read nature; nature is a friend to truth. – Edward Young

58. Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. – Marcus Aurelius

59. Everything in excess is opposed to nature. – Hippocrates

60. Sweet April showers do spring May flowers. – Thomas Tusser

61. Nature’s far too subtle to repeat herself. – Paul Muni

62. It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. – Deepak Chopra

63. Clouds symbolize the veils that shroud God. – Honore de Balzac

64. Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

65. With the coming of spring, I am calm again. – Gustav Mahler

66. Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation. – Sinclair Lewis

67. The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. – George Santayana

68. The stars that have most glory have no rest. – Samuel Daniel

69. Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature. – Gerard De Nerval

70. Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer. – John Keats

71. No speech can stain what is noble by nature. – Sophocles

72. By nature I am not tough, believe it or not. – Jennifer Lopez

73. Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

74. Self-preservation is the first law of nature. – Samuel Butler

75. One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – William Shakespeare

76. There is the sky, which is all men’s together. – Euripides

77. What’s a butterfly garden without butterflies? – Roy Rogers

78. The state of slavery is in its own nature bad. – Montesquieu

79. We cannot command Nature except by obeying her. – Francis Bacon

80. The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. – e. e. cummings

81. Light in Nature creates the movement of colors. – Robert Delaunay

82. Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time. – William Shakespeare

83. The good man is the friend of all living things. – Mahatma Gandhi

84. Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ – Robin Williams

85. Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. – Benjamin Disraeli

86. Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. – Theodore Roethke

87. Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. – Don Marquis

88. Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature. – Freya Stark

89. The method of nature: who could ever analyze it? – Ralph Waldo Emerson

90. Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. – Marilyn Monroe

91. Nature has always had more force than education. – Voltaire

92. Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. – Winston Churchill

93. I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet

94. A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg. – Samuel Butler

95. Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

96. Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm. – Emily Dickinson

97. Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. – William Wordsworth

98. People must help one another; it is nature’s law. – Jean de La Fontaine

99. It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. – Aesop

100. Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. – Roger Miller

101. It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact. – Edmund Burke

102. Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

103. Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? – Henry Ward Beecher

104. Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame. – Tertullian

105. O, wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind? – Percy Bysshe Shelley

106. Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature. – C. S. Lewis

107. The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks. – Tennessee Williams

108. I’ve always regarded nature as the clothing of God. – Alan Hovhaness

109. My boy, one small breeze doesn’t make a wind storm. – John McGraw

110. External nature is only internal nature writ large. – Swami Vivekananda

111. The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. – Moliere

112. The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea. – Vladimir Nabokov

113. I love the long grass coming up to meet the willows. – Jilly Cooper

114. Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality. – Eleanor Roosevelt

115. There are more men ennobled by study than by nature. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

116. Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax. – Arthur Schopenhauer

117. Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life. – Truman Capote

118. To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature. – Auguste Rodin

119. To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature. – Max Beerbohm

120. I don’t try to be bad as much as I just am by nature. – Marilyn Manson

121. My job has always been to hold a mirror up to nature. – Tom Hanks

122. Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting. – Gertrude Stein

123. Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu

124. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. – Albert Camus

125. One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star. – Loren Eiseley

126. Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star. – Paul Dirac

127. Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art. – Philip James Bailey

128. The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children. – Henry Morton Stanley

129. I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods. – Georg Trakl

130. Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death. – Blaise Pascal

131. In the state of nature profit is the measure of right. – Thomas Hobbes

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

133. Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation. – Mitt Romney

134. I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. – Joyce Kilmer

135. Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God. – William Cowper

136. The sun, too, shines into cesspools and is not polluted. – Diogenes

137. There are always flowers for those who want to see them. – Henri Matisse

138. Camping is nature’s way of promoting the motel business. – Dave Barry

139. Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! – Wallace Stevens

140. On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. – Jules Renard

141. All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God. – Thomas Browne

142. A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

143. Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices. – Jean-Paul Sartre

144. Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity. – Yoko Ono

145. Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

146. Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second. – Mattie Stepanek

147. I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees. – Pablo Neruda

148. Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises. – Emily Carr

149. Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star. – Lucy Maud Montgomery

150. The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass. – Elias Hicks

151. Two things control men’s nature, instinct and experience. – Blaise Pascal

152. The soul is one in its nature, but its entities are many. – Dayananda Saraswati

153. I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory. – Julius Caesar

154. It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured. – Tacitus

155. We have become frighteningly effective at altering nature. – Sylvia Earle

156. Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. – Richard Rohr

157. We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. – Jules Verne

158. Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight. – Daniel Boone

159. All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures. – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

160. England has always been disinclined to accept human nature. – E. M. Forster

161. Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced. – Marquis de Sade

162. In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. – Aristotle

163. The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor. – Zora Neale Hurston

164. Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature’s teachings. – William Cullen Bryant

165. We need a government, alas, because of the nature of humans. – P. J. O’Rourke

166. In presence of Nature’s grand convulsions, man is powerless. – Jules Verne

167. Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society. – Honore de Balzac

168. Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. – Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

169. I’m very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own. – Norman MacCaig

170. Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

171. Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

172. Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience. – Francis Bacon

173. Nothing exists from whose nature some effect does not follow. – Baruch Spinoza

174. When man decides he can control nature, he’s in deep trouble. – Laura Dern

175. There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me. – Thomas Jefferson

176. The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

177. Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art. – Samuel Daniel

178. Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. – Russell Baker

179. Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model. – Marilyn French

180. In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. – John Muir

181. When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

182. The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

183. Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. – Satchel Paige

184. Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit. – Edward Abbey

185. Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. – Andy Goldsworthy

186. A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

188. Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be. – Abraham Maslow

189. Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature’s mandates. – Marquis de Sade

190. What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain. – Victor Hugo

191. Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher. – William Wordsworth

192. Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative. – H. G. Wells

193. Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature. – Josiah Gilbert Holland

194. Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us. – Bhumibol Adulyadej

195. Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. – Marcus Aurelius

196. Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. – Francis Bacon

197. The flesh, or human nature, is generally lazy and self-centered. – Joyce Meyer

198. It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion. – Anatole France

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

200. Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

201. How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! – Emily Dickinson

202. The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. – Rabindranath Tagore

203. I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod. – Helen Hunt Jackson

204. Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it. – Christopher Heyerdahl

205. Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest. – Chen Shui-bian

206. Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. – Albert Einstein

207. We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

208. The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious. – Sigmund Freud

209. I was twice-born. I’m Mexican by nature and Hungarian by nurture. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

210. Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer. – Bryant H. McGill

211. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

212. Really I don’t like human nature unless all candied over with art. – Virginia Woolf

213. There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady’s head-dress. – Joseph Addison

214. When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees. – Joseph Joubert

215. The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world. – Georges Simenon

216. Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. – Marcus Aurelius

217. Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. – Napoleon Hill

218. Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature. – Charles Dickens

219. That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. – Marcus Aurelius

220. One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

221. Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue? – James Montgomery

222. This sunlight linked me through the ages to that past consciousness. – Richard Jefferies

223. By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments. – Thomas Aquinas

224. Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. – Voltaire

225. It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book. – Cyril Connolly

226. The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire. – Pamela Hansford Johnson

227. Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature. – Arthur Conan Doyle

228. Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. – Marcus Aurelius

229. Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein

230. Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. – Rabindranath Tagore

231. Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend. – Mao Zedong

232. Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. – Doug Larson

233. Though pleas’d to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way. – Matthew Green

234. I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum. – Desmond Tutu

235. I’m interested in human nature. That’s why I chose to become an actor. – Laura Dern

236. Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning. – Samuel Butler

237. Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well. – Alexander Smith

238. Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions. – Mary Webb

239. Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see. – Henri Rousseau

240. Light is the greatest disinfectant in nature and also in organizations. – Stephen Covey

241. Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

242. The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. – William James

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

244. If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way. – Aristotle

245. I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. – Walt Whitman

246. What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his? – Emil Cioran

247. There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another. – Edouard Manet

248. Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. – Frank Lloyd Wright

249. The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

250. A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine. – Anne Bronte

251. Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. – Elizabeth Bowen

252. What I find appalling is the intrusive nature towards my extended family. – Jeremy Corbyn

253. The nature of injustice is that we may not always see it in our own time. – Anthony Kennedy

254. Nature is the incarnation of thought. The world is the mind precipitated. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

255. And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

256. It’s not just human nature to associate in tribes. It’s deeper than that. – Jordan Peterson

257. It’s human nature to gripe, but I’m going ahead and doing the best I can. – Elvis Presley

258. Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. – Anatole France

259. If we can find God only as he is revealed in nature we have no moral God. – Reinhold Niebuhr

260. To me, the world’s rather beautiful if you look at it. Especially nature. – David Hockney

261. The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit. – Saint Teresa of Avila

262. Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur. – Matthew Arnold

263. Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light. – Joyce Carol Oates

264. Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient. – Thomas Aquinas

265. My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature. – Claude Monet

266. Pride is essentially competitive in nature. We pit our will against God’s. – Ezra Taft Benson

267. We now use the word ‘nature’ very much as our fathers used the word ‘God.’ – John Burroughs

268. How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean. – Arthur C. Clarke

269. When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. – E. O. Wilson

270. The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers. – Matsuo Basho

271. Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains. – Hosea Ballou

272. The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. – Jean Ingelow

273. All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child. – Marie Curie

274. Race hate isn’t human nature; race hate is the abandonment of human nature. – Orson Welles

275. The missing link in cosmology is the nature of dark matter and dark energy. – Stephen Hawking

276. If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy. – Kurt Vonnegut

277. Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. – Eric Hoffer

278. Man has demonstrated that he is master of everything except his own nature. – Henry Miller

279. A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower. – Kin Hubbard

280. Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. – Henry Ward Beecher

281. Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. – Anthony J. D’Angelo

282. I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. – John Burroughs

283. In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. – Robert Green Ingersoll

284. Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring? – William Cullen Bryant

285. A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. – Carl Reiner

286. The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet. – Rebecca Harding Davis

287. Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. – William Wordsworth

288. The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life. – Helena Blavatsky

289. A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. – Walt Whitman

290. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach

291. Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split one boulder. – Carl Sandburg

292. He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her. – Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

293. We are embedded in a biological world and related to the organisms around us. – Walter Gilbert

294. No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings. – Denis Diderot

295. There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. – R. Buckminster Fuller

296. Oh, the summer night, Has a smile of light, And she sits on a sapphire throne. – Bryan Procter

297. Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed. – Blaise Pascal

298. We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

299. In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness. – George Eliot

300. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? – James Madison

301. The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. – D. H. Lawrence

302. We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. – William Hazlitt

303. Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune; all these are names of the one and selfsame God. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

304. Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom? – Blaise Pascal

305. Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use. – Alexander Pope

306. In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. – Mark Twain

307. Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. – William Shakespeare

308. My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness. – Michelangelo

309. Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. – Arthur C. Clarke

310. Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow. – Antonio Porchia

311. There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages. – Henry David Thoreau

312. Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

313. We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. – Edmund Burke

314. Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled. – Richard P. Feynman

315. Nature is indifferent to the survival of the human species, including Americans. – Adlai Stevenson I

316. He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. – Socrates

317. My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. – Aldous Huxley

318. All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. – Toni Morrison

319. Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. – Theodore Roethke

320. Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

321. Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels. – Luigi Pirandello

322. It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

323. You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back. – Horace

324. If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. – Carl Sagan

325. All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul. – Alexander Pope

326. Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen

327. Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth. – Augustus Hare

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

329. Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it. – David Hume

330. Some people mistakenly think nature is very nice and benevolent and never betrays. – Margaret Atwood

331. I’m a country girl. I have to be in nature, so my daughter is exposed to it a lot. – Salma Hayek

332. Please don’t compare the nature and authenticity of ‘Queer Eye’ to ‘The Bachelor.’ – Jonathan Van Ness

333. In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. – Albert Camus

334. He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade. – Samuel Johnson

335. How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days. – John Burroughs

336. Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion. – Antoine Lavoisier

337. Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together. – John Webster

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

339. See that the imagination of nature is far, far greater than the imagination of man. – Richard P. Feynman

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

341. Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves. – Percy Bysshe Shelley

342. Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art. – Baltasar Gracian

343. Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue. – Thomas Campbell

344. Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. – Saint Augustine

345. Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children? – Marcus Tullius Cicero

346. Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little. – Samuel Johnson

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

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

349. Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do. – Michel de Montaigne

350. The day, water, sun, moon, night – I do not have to purchase these things with money. – Plautus

351. It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. – Henry David Thoreau

352. Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies. – Arthur Schopenhauer

353. Behold the child, by Nature’s kindly law pleased with a rattle, tickled with a straw. – Alexander Pope

354. America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That’s the nature of America, I think. – Jerry Garcia

355. I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy. – George Sand

356. Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. – Walt Whitman

357. If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god. – Napoleon Bonaparte

358. The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. – John Ruskin

359. What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. – Werner Heisenberg

360. The little windflower, whose just opened eye is blue as the spring heaven it gazes at. – William Cullen Bryant

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

362. Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected. – David Hume

363. There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author. – Marquis de Sade

364. Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal. – Will Durant

365. The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more. – Mary Shelley

366. I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. – Thomas Hood

367. If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music. – Thomas Carlyle

368. The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery. – Reinhold Niebuhr

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

370. You seize sentiment better when you get clear of nature. You breathe it in every sense! – Jules Verne

371. To strong, susceptible characters, the music of nature is not confined to sweet sounds. – John Burroughs

372. To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. – Jane Austen

373. The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love. – Sitting Bull

374. During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks. – John James Audubon

375. It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. – Epictetus

376. Nature is infinitely creative. It is always producing the possibility of new beginnings. – Marianne Williamson

377. We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds. – Ruth St. Denis

378. For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. – Vincent Van Gogh

379. The earth is yet the place of the domicile of man and all the offspring of the first man. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford

380. Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature’s God. – Alexander Pope

381. Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbours. – Rudyard Kipling

382. Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. – Henry Ward Beecher

383. Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

384. Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

385. The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better. – Thomas Carlyle

386. ‘Healing,’ Papa would tell me, ‘is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.’ – W. H. Auden

387. What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

388. A God without dominion, providence, and final causes, is nothing else but fate and nature. – Alexander Pope

389. Nature and nature’s laws lay hid in the night. God said, Let Newton be! and all was light! – Alexander Pope

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

391. Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. – Walter Scott

392. Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth. – Albert Schweitzer

393. Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond. – Ambrose Bierce

394. Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one’s wit at the expense of one’s better nature. – Montesquieu

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

396. Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

397. Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. – Ambrose Bierce

398. I think I have a normal threshold of anger, but it’s true that I am, by nature, belligerent. – Gore Vidal

399. Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere. – Blaise Pascal

400. I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty. – Georgia O’Keeffe

401. Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills. – Ambrose Bierce

402. Swans sing before they die – ’twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing. – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

403. Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life. – John Updike

404. If you violate Nature’s laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. – Luther Burbank

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

406. That’s the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not. – Miguel de Cervantes

407. Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. – H. P. Lovecraft

408. But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean. – H. P. Lovecraft

409. The air soft as that of Seville in April, and so fragrant that it was delicious to breathe it. – Christopher Columbus

410. And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow. – Roy Bean

411. What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

412. Art Nouveau got its inspiration from nature. The Bauhaus got its inspiration from engineering. – P. J. O’Rourke

413. Nature isn’t positive in that way. It doesn’t aim itself at you. It’s not being unkind to you. – David Attenborough

414. As with other phases of nature, I have probably loved the rocks more than I have studied them. – John Burroughs

415. Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction. – E. O. Wilson

416. I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. – Willa Cather

417. I had to live in the desert before I could understand the full value of grass in a green ditch. – Ella Maillart

418. Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

419. Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature. – Joseph Addison

420. The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life. – Jean Giraudoux

421. There are no rules, no models; rather, there are no rules other than the general laws of Nature. – Victor Hugo

422. Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive. – Margaret Mead

423. Nature has not got two voices, you know, one of them condemning all day what the other commands. – Marquis de Sade

424. The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. – Robert Frost

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425. Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. – H. P. Lovecraft

426. If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. – Bill Watterson

427. Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. – Hal Borland

428. Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven. – John Lubbock

429. The love of nature is a different thing from the love of science, though the two may go together. – John Burroughs

430. And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin’ brown and golden under a sinkin’ sun. – Roy Bean

431. I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. – Walt Disney

432. Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty. – Coco Chanel

433. I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it. – Alice Walker

434. I have seen the movement of the sinews of the sky, And the blood coursing in the veins of the moon. – Muhammad Iqbal

435. Spring won’t let me stay in this house any longer! I must get out and breathe the air deeply again. – Gustav Mahler

436. And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch’d by the thorns. – Thomas Moore

437. Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams. – Gilbert White

438. Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home. – John Dewey

439. Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. – Khalil Gibran

440. When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. – Vincent Van Gogh

441. The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. – Francis Bacon

442. Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it’s like that, then I want out. – Steven Weinberg

443. Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. – Henry David Thoreau

444. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead. – Aldous Huxley

445. Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time. – Claude Monet

446. The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

447. It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life. – P. D. James

448. Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution. – Henry David Thoreau

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

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

451. Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman. – Victor Hugo

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

453. Man was nature’s mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake. – Eric Hoffer

454. It is in my nature to give the work I have all the discipline and due diligence that I am capable of. – Priyanka Chopra

455. Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured. – Paul Cezanne

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

457. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

458. There’s a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical. – John Mayer

459. To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. – Wendell Berry

460. In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. – Charles Lindbergh

461. When you give directives to a child, especially a teenager, you must consider the nature of your child. – Zig Ziglar

462. Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd. – Baruch Spinoza

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

464. Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

465. I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. – Claude Monet

466. Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was. – Dag Hammarskjold

467. Fracking kills, and it doesn’t just kill us. It kills the land, nature and, eventually, the whole world. – Yoko Ono

468. It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise. – Henry Kissinger

469. By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality. – Hannah Arendt

470. No man can see God in this life and live because His glory would annihilate our poor, weak human nature. – Mother Angelica

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

472. It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial. – Edgar Allan Poe

473. The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

474. If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. – Charles Darwin

475. 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

476. Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. – W. Somerset Maugham

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

478. Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. – Jimmy Carter

479. And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Elizabeth Appell

480. Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it. – Henry Ward Beecher

481. By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop. – Brad Pitt

482. The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual. – John Muir

483. In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I’m always going to feel everything. It’s my nature. – Taylor Swift

484. The very nature of science is discoveries, and the best of those discoveries are the ones you don’t expect. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

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

486. Part of making any endeavour is that each one has its own special problems. It’s the nature of the process. – Martin Scorsese

487. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? – Rose Kennedy

488. 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

489. The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature. – Joseph Campbell

490. 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

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

492. There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. – Henry David Thoreau

493. But such is the irresistable nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants is the liberty of appearing. – Thomas Paine

494. For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. – Richard P. Feynman

495. Regarded zoologically, man is today an almost isolated figure in nature. In his cradle, he was less isolated. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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

497. To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. – George Santayana

498. Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. – Carl von Clausewitz

499. What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? – E. M. Forster

500. When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. – James Whitcomb Riley

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

502. To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, ‘human’ might be the greater insult. – Isaac Asimov

503. To discover and know has always been a deep tendency of our nature. Can we not recognize it already in caveman? – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

504. To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice. – Henry Ward Beecher

505. Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone? – Herman Melville

506. 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

507. 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

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

509. Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts. – Elizabeth I

510. As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. – Woody Allen

511. As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer. – Victor Hugo

512. Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. – Langston Hughes

513. Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. – George Bernard Shaw

514. Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground. – Alexander Pope

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

516. How many thorns of human nature are bristling conceits, buds of promise grown sharp for want of congenial climate. – John Burroughs

517. The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. – Orison Swett Marden

518. What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird? – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

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

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

521. 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

522. But I’m a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I’m going to make something out of it. – Maynard James Keenan

523. I wish that all of nature’s magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed. – Annie Leibovitz

524. Nature hasn’t gone anywhere. It is all around us, all the planets, galaxies and so on. We are nothing in comparison. – Bjork

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

526. The smoothest curled courtier in the boudoirs of a palace has an animal nature, rude and aboriginal as a white bear. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

528. It is no small misfortune and disgrace that, through our own fault, we neither understand our nature nor our origin. – Saint Teresa of Avila

529. By nature’s kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man’s power to answer do not occur to him at all. – George Santayana

530. Look, when you’re the president, there’s all kinds of things said about us. I mean, it’s just the nature of the job. – George W. Bush

531. Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while. – Kin Hubbard

532. People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. – Iris Murdoch

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

534. 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

535. Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it. – Noam Chomsky

536. If you’ve worked in a factory, and you haven’t learned how to do something else, you’re obsolete. That’s just nature. – RuPaul

537. You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. – Hal Borland

538. Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God. – Guru Nanak

539. Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another? – Henry David Thoreau

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

541. We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature. – Voltaire

542. I’m always surprised when people respond positively to what I am saying, given its seriousnessness and strange nature. – Jordan Peterson

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

544. Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps. – Honore de Balzac

545. Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. – Ansel Adams

546. Man’s true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good. – Blaise Pascal

547. What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature! – Charles Darwin

548. 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

549. I was trying to do too many things at the same time, which is my nature. But I was enjoying it, and I still do enjoy it. – Jimi Hendrix

550. All the food that is put into the stomach that the system cannot derive benefit from, is a burden to nature in her work. – Ellen G. White

551. To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man. – Joseph Addison

552. The world is a Hobbesian state of nature in which the struggle for domination is the very essence of international life. – Charles Krauthammer

553. Trust and value your own divinity as well as your connection to nature. Seeing God’s work everywhere will be your reward. – Wayne Dyer

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

555. The sea is the vast reservoir of Nature. The globe began with sea, so to speak; and who knows if it will not end with it? – Jules Verne

556. Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds. – Niccolo Machiavelli

557. In nature, when you conduct science, it is the natural world that is the ultimate decider in what is true and what is not. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

558. I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That’s my fatal, absurd nature. – Shakira

559. I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. – Leo Buscaglia

560. The Nature Lover is not looking for mere facts but for meanings, for something he can translate into terms of his own life. – John Burroughs

561. Hopefully, film inspires you to think about human nature. It make us consider how we treat strangers and our most intimate. – Laura Dern

562. 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

563. Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone. – Baruch Spinoza

564. Birds have wings; they’re free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy. – Roger Tory Peterson

565. Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law. – Leonardo da Vinci

566. Nature cannot be tricked or cheated. She will give up to you the object of your struggles only after you have paid her price. – Napoleon Hill

567. To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. – Emily Dickinson

568. This magnificent butterfly finds a little heap of dirt and sits still on it; but man will never on his heap of mud keep still. – Joseph Conrad

569. Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments. – Marcel Proust

570. The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it. – James Allen

571. I’m aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic. – Isabel Allende

572. The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism. – Helena Blavatsky

573. 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. – John Burroughs

574. There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down. – Don DeLillo

575. We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways. – Clarence Day

576. 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

577. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot

578. 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

579. Beauty is nature’s brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship. – John Milton

580. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature. – Ezra Taft Benson

581. 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

582. 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

583. According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

584. In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. – Alice Walker

585. 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

586. The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. – Eric Berne

587. For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours. – Pam Brown

588. To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart. – Charles Dickens

589. 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. – William Wordsworth

590. Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods. – George W. Bush

591. Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things. – Richard Dawkins

592. 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

593. To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the prince, one must be of the people. – Niccolo Machiavelli

594. 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

595. I’m a bit of a loner, you know? I’m more quiet by nature. And coming from, you know, hillbilly country, I’m probably more reserved. – Brad Pitt

596. Americans take justifiable pride in the freedoms given to them by nature or God and enshrined in the Constitution’s Bill of Rights. – Ben Shapiro

597. Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. – Anton Chekhov

598. For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all. – Aristotle

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

600. 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

601. 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

602. Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying. – Langston Hughes

603. The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. – Havelock Ellis

604. The nature of motion capture is only going to work for certain films. It’s not going to put any other type of movies out of business. – Tom Hanks

605. The body is ready to have babies. Nature wants it done then, when the body can handle it, not after 40, when the income can handle it. – Toni Morrison

606. 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

607. 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. – Lady Gaga

608. Good nature is the cheapest commodity in the world, and love is the only thing that will pay ten percent, to borrower and lender both. – Robert Green Ingersoll

609. 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

610. It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. – Frederick Douglass

611. Humans have certain properties and characteristics which are intrinsic to them, just as every other organism does. That’s human nature. – Noam Chomsky

612. For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity. – William Wordsworth

613. 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

614. You cannot oppose reasoning to pride, the principal of all the vices, since, by its very nature, the proud man refuses to listen to it. – Jules Verne

615. I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. – John Muir

616. 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

617. I have always considered it as treason against the great republic of human nature, to make any man’s virtues the means of deceiving him. – Samuel Johnson

618. 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. – John Ruskin

619. There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. – Robert Wilson Lynd

620. He who can be, and therefore is, another’s, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature. – Aristotle

621. 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

622. 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

623. Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. – Henry David Thoreau

624. The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon, a pageant in the evening. – Wallace Stevens

625. The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight. – William Cullen Bryant

626. 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

627. The deviation of man from the state in which he was originally placed by nature seems to have proved to him a prolific source of diseases. – Edward Jenner

628. There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I. – John Steinbeck

629. Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature’s way of letting in only as much as we can handle. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

630. In athletics there’s always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you’re not cheating. I think that’s just a quirk of human nature. – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

631. Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she’s going to come around and whack you. You’ve got to be prepared. – Geraldo Rivera

632. Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. – John Muir

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

634. 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

635. 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

636. Even in rugged Scotland, nature is scarcely wilder than a mountain sheep, certainly a good way short of the ferity of the moose and caribou. – John Burroughs

637. 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. – Joseph Addison

638. And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. – William Shakespeare

639. 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

640. Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

641. It’s just human nature to try and figure things out. So, when we’re in the midst of a situation, we usually try to reason our way through it. – Joyce Meyer

642. Jeans fit the mature male one of two ways, both dirigible in nature. You make a public impression that’s either Hindenburg or Goodyear blimp. – P. J. O’Rourke

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

644. I think I’ve got a real love thing going. I love people, I love life, and I love nature, and I can’t see why other people can’t be like that. – Marvin Gaye

645. May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. – Edward Abbey

646. 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

647. Annual plants are nature’s emergency medical service, seeded in sounds and scars to hold the land until the perennial cover is re-established. – Wendell Berry

648. 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. – Albert Einstein

649. 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

650. 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. – Lord Byron

651. 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. – Eric Hoffer

652. 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

653. Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. – John Muir

654. 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

655. Nature is the source of all true knowledge. She has her own logic, her own laws, she has no effect without cause nor invention without necessity. – Leonardo da Vinci

656. Man is the unnatural animal, the rebel child of nature, and more and more does he turn himself against the harsh and fitful hand that reared him. – H. G. Wells

657. 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

658. Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. – Rainer Maria Rilke

659. 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

660. I was born poor and without religion, under a happy sky, feeling harmony, not hostility, in nature. I began not by feeling torn, but in plenitude. – Albert Camus

661. The skin of my character in ‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ was some concoction, a spermatozoon of an alien nature that was obscene and weird-looking. – David Bowie

662. 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

663. Callings in the church, as important as they are, by their very nature are only for a period of time, and then an appropriate release takes place. – Ezra Taft Benson

664. None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath. – Marian Anderson

665. Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them. – Jean Paul

666. A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. – Hal Borland

667. In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. – Aldo Leopold

668. 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

669. Speech is one of the marvels that characterize man, and also one of the most difficult spontaneous creations that have been accomplished by nature. – Maria Montessori

670. Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. – Richard P. Feynman

671. I was a gift to my mother. She was a remarkable person. God or nature, or whatever those forces are, smiled on her, then passed me the best of her. – Sidney Poitier

672. God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. – John Muir

673. There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. – Alfred Austin

674. Nature is filled with tendencies and obstructions. Extremes beget limitations, even as a river by its own swiftness creates obstructions for itself. – Robert Green Ingersoll

675. I must not permit the evil capabilities of human nature to sour my faith in the tremendous good that is possible despite the frailty of that nature. – Mother Angelica

676. 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

677. I like to play people who are deeply flawed, and I want to find the good nature in them. I even try to be kind to myself when I’ve made big mistakes. – Laura Dern

678. People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature’s memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely. – Henry Cantwell Wallace

679. There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by. – William Cullen Bryant

680. I am an environmentalist, but I’m not a wacko environmentalist. I believe that mankind and nature can live side-by-side for the mutual benefit of both. – Norman Schwarzkopf

681. 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. – Gustave Flaubert

682. The study of Nature brings into a harmonious whole the questions of the Infinite, the Historic, and the Microscopic as part of the Great Creator’s work. – Robert Baden-Powell

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683. Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature. – Baruch Spinoza

684. The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. – Joseph Wood Krutch

685. What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn’t have any doubt – it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn’t want to go anywhere else. – Hal Boyle

686. 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

687. 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

688. Many readers fail to realize this, but ‘The Color Purple’ is a theological text. It is about the reclamation of one’s original God: the earth and nature. – Alice Walker

689. Lord sanctify us. Oh! That Thy spirit might come and saturate every faculty, subdue every passion, and use every power of our nature for obedience to God. – Charles Spurgeon

690. 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

691. 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

692. The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. – Galileo Galilei

693. Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There’s something very powerful about finding snow in summer. – Andy Goldsworthy

694. 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

695. Sweeter than the perfume of roses is a reputation for a kind, charitable, unselfish nature; a ready disposition to do to others any good turn in your power. – Orison Swett Marden

696. If you look at the common denominator of all the comics who have had big success, it’s being true to their nature… that’s what takes a long time to learn. – Ron White

697. When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

698. In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope. – Henri Matisse

699. Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. – Diane Ackerman

700. 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

701. It is reasonable that forces directed toward bodies depend on the nature and the quantity of matter of such bodies, as happens in the case of magnetic bodies. – Isaac Newton

702. 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

703. What a blessed thing it is, that Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left! – Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

704. Life is the power that’s greater than I can ever comprehend. The way life runs through everything, even the tiniest elements of nature – that makes me humble. – Michael J. Fox

705. Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature. – Albert Einstein

706. I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware. – Hunter S. Thompson

707. I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature. – John D. Rockefeller

708. Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

709. 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

710. To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature. – Adam Smith

711. I am who I am, and I think I have a good nature, by and large. But if someone takes advantage of that good nature, well then, you know, I’m not that nice a guy. – Tom Hanks

712. 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

713. I often get letters, quite frequently, from people who say how they like the programmes a lot, but I never give credit to the almighty power that created nature. – David Attenborough

714. 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. – Plato

715. We talk of communing with Nature, but ’tis with ourselves we commune… Nature furnishes the conditions – the solitude – and the soul furnishes the entertainment. – John Burroughs

716. Man never had an idea – man will never have an idea, except those supplied to him by his surroundings. Every idea in the world that man has came to him by nature. – Robert Green Ingersoll

717. Any fool can wash himself, but every wise man knows that it is an unnecessary labour, for nature will quickly reduce him to a natural and healthy dirtiness again. – James Stephens

718. These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night’s arms. – Pedro Calderon de la Barca

719. Observation, very general and wide-spread, has shown that small children are endowed with a special psychic nature. This shows us a new way of imparting education! – Maria Montessori

720. I am against nature. I don’t dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can’t touch with decay. – Bob Dylan

721. I would say that the directors that I’ve liked the most are all curious in nature – curious thinkers. They’re all big questioners, I would say, first and foremost. – Brad Pitt

722. For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! – Edward Abbey

723. Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. – Annie Leibovitz

724. 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

725. 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

726. 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

727. It is not scientifically possible to accurately predict the outcome of an action. To suggest otherwise runs contrary to historical experience and the nature of war. – Jim Mattis

728. The fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors. The sun is out, you get warmth on your skin but there’s the coolness of the breeze. It’s really comfortable. – Ricky Skaggs

729. 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

730. 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. – Jane Austen

731. 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

732. 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. – John Lubbock

733. The right of nature… is the liberty each man hath to use his own power, as he will himself, for the preservation of his own nature; that is to say, of his own life. – Thomas Hobbes

734. As in nature, all is ebb and tide, all is wave motion, so it seems that in all branches of industry, alternating currents – electric wave motion – will have the sway. – Nikola Tesla

735. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. – John Ruskin

736. 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

737. Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life. – Joseph Conrad

738. My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view. – William Bartram

739. The experience gathered from books, though often valuable, is but the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is one of the nature of wisdom. – Samuel Smiles

740. 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

741. In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. – John Fowles

742. You shall, I question not, find a way to the top if you diligently seek for it; for nature hath placed nothing so high that it is out of the reach of industry and valor. – Alexander the Great

743. But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

744. Nowadays the rage for possession has got to such a pitch that there is nothing in the realm of nature, whether sacred or profane, out of which profit cannot be squeezed. – Desiderius Erasmus

745. 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. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld

746. Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every conceived notion, follow humbly wherever and whatever abysses nature leads, or you will learn nothing. – Thomas Huxley

747. 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

748. Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so. – Franz Kafka

749. I concluded that all religions had the same foundation – a belief in the supernatural – a power above nature that man could influence by worship – by sacrifice and prayer. – Robert Green Ingersoll

750. Giant oak trees… have deep root systems that can extend two-and-one-half times their height. Such trees rarely are blown down regardless of how violent the storms may be. – Joseph B. Wirthlin

751. It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves. – Karl Marx

752. The methods and tools of science perennially breach barriers, granting me confidence that our epic march of insight into the operations of nature will continue without end. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

753. Who does not desire such a victory by which we shall join places in our Kingdom, so far divided by nature, and for which we shall set up trophies in another conquered world? – Alexander the Great

754. 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

755. 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

756. Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer. – D. H. Lawrence

757. The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man. – Erich Fromm

758. In other words, a person who is fanatic in matters of religion, and clings to certain ideas about the nature of God and the universe, becomes a person who has no faith at all. – Alan Watts

759. He who looks the higher is the more highly distinguished, and turning over the great book of nature (which is the proper object of philosophy) is the way to elevate one’s gaze. – Galileo Galilei

760. If conservationists will attempt to resume responsibility for their need to eat, they will be led back fairly directly to all their previous concerns for the welfare of nature. – Wendell Berry

761. The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane. – Dennis Prager

762. Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. – Wendell Berry

763. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. – Aristotle

764. Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. – Wendell Berry

765. 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

766. I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. – E. B. White

767. The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified. – Nikola Tesla

768. 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

769. An artist must possess Nature. He must identify himself with her rhythm, by efforts that will prepare the mastery which will later enable him to express himself in his own language. – Henri Matisse

770. 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

771. To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after you. – Isaac Newton

772. 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. – Michel de Montaigne

773. I’ve made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I’m convinced of the opposite. – Bertrand Russell

774. I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. – Wendell Berry

775. I suppose we need not go mourning the buffaloes. In the nature of things, they had to give place to better cattle, though the change might have been made without barbarous wickedness. – John Muir

776. Of course, when I say that human nature is gentleness, it is not 100 percent so. Every human being has that nature, but there are many people acting against their nature, being false. – Dalai Lama

777. Happiness is dependent on self-discipline. We are the biggest obstacles to our own happiness. It is much easier to do battle with society and with others than to fight our own nature. – Dennis Prager

778. With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you’re connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by the sea. – Sylvia Earle

779. A sense of the universe, a sense of the all, the nostalgia which seizes us when confronted by nature, beauty, music – these seem to be an expectation and awareness of a Great Presence. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

780. It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature’s gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever. – Jimmy Carter

781. The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. – Samuel Adams

782. I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them. – Roger Tory Peterson

783. 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. – Walt Whitman

784. Nature teaches us that tens of billions of light years may have passed, and life in all of its expressions has always been subjected to an incredible combination of matter and radiation. – Fidel Castro

785. If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I should say books, friends, and nature. And the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature. – John Burroughs

786. Zoos are becoming facsimiles – or perhaps caricatures – of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all. – Michael J. Fox

787. If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other’s nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth. – Havelock Ellis

788. 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

789. The more a person learns how to use the forces of nature for his own purposes, by means of perfecting the sciences and the invention and improvement of machines, the more he will produce. – Friedrich List

790. Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom. – William Bartram

791. I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself. – Edward Steichen

792. Nature has placed mankind under the governance of two sovereign masters, pain and pleasure. It is for them alone to point out what we ought to do, as well as to determine what we shall do. – Jeremy Bentham

793. Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best. – Bernard Meltzer

794. 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

795. 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. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

796. 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. – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

797. Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children’s faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. – Sara Teasdale

798. 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

799. In the same way the sun never grows weary of shining, nor a stream of flowing, it is God’s nature to keep His promises. Therefore, go immediately to His throne and say, ‘Do as You promised.’ – Charles Spurgeon

800. An individual’s refusal to carry out the criminal acts of his government sets the stage, in the most effective way possible, for the attempt to demonstrate the criminal nature of these acts. – Noam Chomsky

801. I just think cities are unnatural, basically. I know there are people who live happily in them, and I have cities that I love, too. But it’s a disaster that we have moved so far from nature. – Alice Walker

802. My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. – Hamlin Garland

803. 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

804. The extreme weakness of quantum gravitational effects now poses some philosophical problems; maybe nature is trying to tell us something new here: maybe we should not try to quantize gravity. – Richard P. Feynman

805. There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature. But, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit. – Douglas Adams

806. There’s a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there. – Ben Carson

807. Next to the laborer in the fields, the walker holds the closest relation to the soil; and he holds a closer and more vital relation to nature because he is freer and his mind more at leisure. – John Burroughs

808. Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature. – Blaise Pascal

809. 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

810. It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual. – Zora Neale Hurston

811. Form can only be destroyed accidentally, i.e., on account of its connexion with substance, the true nature of which consists in the property of never being without a disposition to receive form. – Maimonides

812. 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

813. 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

814. 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

815. The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. – Jules Verne

816. 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. – Orison Swett Marden

817. The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring. – Burl Ives

818. You’re not a product of your nature. That is your genetic makeup or your nurture, the things that have happened to you. Of course those things affect you powerfully, but they do not determine you. – Stephen Covey

819. Usually when I go to a place for the first time, unless there’s something historical or spectacular that nature has to offer, the first thing I like to do is see what’s on the minds of the people. – Patti Smith

820. 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

821. There is a very remarkable inclination in human nature to bestow on external objects the same emotions which it observes in itself, and to find every where those ideas which are most present to it. – David Hume

822. There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. – Lord Byron

823. 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

824. 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

825. The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful. – Noam Chomsky

826. I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe. – Alice Walker

827. 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

828. The nature of the movies is different than it was five years ago, and they’re all driven by the possibilities of CGI, which means you can make anything happen on screen that you can possibly desire. – Tom Hanks

829. Power doesn’t back up in the face of a smile, or in the face of a threat of some kind of nonviolent loving action. It’s not the nature of power to back up in the face of anything but some more power. – Malcolm X

830. Working conditions for me have always been those of the monastic life: solitude and frugality. Except for frugality, they are contrary to my nature, so much so that work is a violence I do to myself. – Albert Camus

831. The primary and most beautiful of Nature’s qualities is motion, which agitates her at all times, but this motion is simply a perpetual consequence of crimes, she conserves it by means of crimes only. – Marquis de Sade

832. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy. – Hamlin Garland

833. I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused. – Baruch Spinoza

834. 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. – John Lubbock

835. 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

836. 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. – William James

837. 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

838. From the day of the Declaration, the people of the North American union, and of its constituent states, were associated bodies of civilized men and Christians, in a state of nature, but not of anarchy. – John Quincy Adams

839. The mind itself is of the form of all, i.e., of soul, God and world; when it becomes of the form of the Self through knowledge, there is release, which is of the nature of Brahman: this is the teaching. – Ramana Maharshi

840. I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. – Hamlin Garland

841. 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

842. Manners are the lubricating oil of an organization. It is a law of nature that two moving bodies in contact with each other create friction. This is as true for human beings as it is for inanimate objects. – Peter Drucker

843. Buddhism teaches us not to try to run away from suffering. You have to confront suffering. You have to look deeply into the nature of suffering in order to recognize its cause, the making of the suffering. – Thich Nhat Hanh

844. Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony. – Noam Chomsky

845. I think we’re going to the moon because it’s in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It’s by the nature of his deep inner soul… we’re required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream. – Neil Armstrong

846. As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place. – Bono

847. Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you’re playing a tender love story that’s set in a coffee shop or whether you’re in ‘The Avengers,’ which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding. – Tom Hiddleston

848. It’s human nature to not say everything that’s on your mind at the time you think it. Because we fear saying something that people will laugh at, people will think is dumb. We’re afraid of being embarrassed. – Taylor Swift

849. God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. – Marcus Garvey

850. Washington’s birthday is worthy of celebration – he is one of the greatest men in history. But Washington himself would likely have seen celebration of the office of the presidency itself as monarchic in nature. – Ben Shapiro

851. Juvenile crime is not naturally born in the boy, but is largely due either to the spirit of adventure that is in him, to his own stupidity, or to his lack of discipline, according to the nature of the individual. – Robert Baden-Powell

852. 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

853. Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires. – Marquis de Sade

854. 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

855. I think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn’t exist without the performance-art element. – Lady Gaga

856. 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

857. I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in mind that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow. – Marian Anderson

858. The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. Disease will be eliminated. Death will be abolished. War will be eradicated. Nature will be transformed. – Billy Graham

859. We need no fanciful teaching regarding the personality of God. What God desires us to know of Him is revealed in His word and His works. The beautiful things of nature reveal His character and His power as Creator. – Ellen G. White

860. As life nears its end with me, I find myself meditating more and more upon the mystery of its nature and origin, yet without the least hope that I can find out the ways of the Eternal in this or in any other world. – John Burroughs

861. The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself. – Ramana Maharshi

862. In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

863. Some people are born good-looking. Some have the gift of gab. And some are lucky enough to be born smarter than the rest of us. Whether we like it or not, Mother Nature does not dole these characteristics out evenly. – Simon Sinek

864. It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit. – Robert Louis Stevenson

865. 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

866. There is always another way to say the same thing that doesn’t look at all like the way you said it before. I don’t know what the reason for this is. I think it is somehow a representation of the simplicity of nature. – Richard P. Feynman

867. Why, we have invented the whole machinery of the supernatural, with its unseen spirits and powers, good and bad, to account for things, because we found the universal everyday nature too cheap, too common, too vulgar. – John Burroughs

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868. Suspicion is only another form of cowardice. The man who suspects constantly suspects because he is afraid. Whenever you find a man with a free, frank, generous, brave nature, you will find that man without suspicion. – Robert Green Ingersoll

869. Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

870. Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress. – Charles Dickens

871. 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

872. The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven. – William Ellery Channing

873. 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

874. Good men by nature, wish to know. I know that many will call this useless work… men who desire nothing but material riches and are absolutely devoid of that of wisdom, which is the food and only true riches of the mind. – Leonardo da Vinci

875. The selfsame procedure which zoology, a branch of the natural sciences, applies to the study of animals, anthropology must apply to the study of man; and by doing so, it enrolls itself as a science in the field of nature. – Maria Montessori

876. As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight. – Jordan Peterson

877. The sudden release of five million barrels of oil, enormous quantities of methane and two million gallons of toxic dispersants into an already greatly stressed Gulf of Mexico will permanently alter the nature of the area. – Sylvia Earle

878. For American foreign aid to become more effective, it must embrace the power of partnerships, access the transformative nature of free enterprise, and leverage the abundant resources that can come from the private sector. – Mitt Romney

879. 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

880. What is the Tao Te Ching? Five hundred years before the birth of Jesus, a God-realized being named Lao-tzu in ancient China dictated 81 verses which are regarded by many as the ultimate commentary on the nature of existence. – Wayne Dyer

881. It is odd that we have so little relationship with nature, with the insects and the leaping frog and the owl that hoots among the hills calling for its mate. We never seem to have a feeling for all living things on the earth. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

882. Trump’s behavior is deeply disturbing but hardly surprising. His mercurial nature is not the product of a post-inaugural adder sting at Mar-a-Lago. It’s been there all along. And the American electorate chose him nonetheless. – Charles Krauthammer

883. God is absolutely holy and wise. His nature, attributes, and power are all holy. He is omnipresent, incorporeal, unborn, immense, omniscient, omnipotent, merciful and just. He is the maker, protector, and destroyer of worlds. – Dayananda Saraswati

884. 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

885. Electrical science has disclosed to us the more intimate relation existing between widely different forces and phenomena and has thus led us to a more complete comprehension of Nature and its many manifestations to our senses. – Nikola Tesla

886. It isn’t generally the case that liberals dominate entire hierarchies. That isn’t generally how it works, because the hierarchies are usually set up so that conservatives fill up the hierarchies; it’s in the nature of hierarchy. – Jordan Peterson

887. It is very important when you judge to recognize that you have to stay impartial. That’s what the nature of my job is. I have to unhook myself from my emotional responses and try to stay within my unemotional, objective persona. – Sonia Sotomayor

888. 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. – John Keats

889. Loki in ‘Thor’ is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I’d built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters. – Tom Hiddleston

890. The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased. – Alexander Hamilton

891. When we were in the Dark Ages, it was a question of humanity somehow managing to forget about itself. We put God in the centre of society, and people forgot about their own nature and desires. There was a huge deal of repression. – Shakira

892. We are more than just flesh and bones. There’s a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can’t measure. We can’t find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it’s there. – Ben Carson

893. 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

894. 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. – Helen Keller

895. 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

896. Nature study will show you how full of beautiful and wonderful things God has made the world for you to enjoy. Be contented with what you have got and make the best of it. Look on the bright side of things instead of the gloomy one. – Robert Baden-Powell

897. I care to live only to entice people to look at Nature’s loveliness. Heaven knows that John the Baptist was not more eager to get all his fellow sinners into the Jordan than I to baptize all of mine in the beauty of God’s mountains. – John Muir

898. We are certainly not to relinquish the evidence of experiments for the sake of dreams and vain fictions of our own devising; nor are we to recede from the analogy of Nature, which is wont to be simple and always consonant to itself. – Isaac Newton

899. There’s a certain je ne sais quoi that Americans have in spades – a we-can-do-anything spirit that makes so many things possible for all of us. We’re rugged individualists, aspirational in nature, and we like to think for ourselves. – Marianne Williamson

900. The waving of a pine tree on the top of a mountain – a magic wand in Nature’s hand – every devout mountaineer knows its power; but the marvelous beauty value of what the Scotch call a breckan in a still dell, what poet has sung this? – John Muir

901. Storms of every sort, torrents, earthquakes, cataclysms, ‘convulsions of nature,’ etc., however mysterious and lawless at first sight they may seem, are only harmonious notes in the song of creation, varied expressions of God’s love. – John Muir

902. Nature is ever at work building and pulling down, creating and destroying, keeping everything whirling and flowing, allowing no rest but in rhythmical motion, chasing everything in endless song out of one beautiful form into another. – John Muir

903. It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead. – Helena Blavatsky

904. Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature. – Neil deGrasse Tyson

905. Because of its phantom nature, and despite elaborate defense mechanisms, the ego is very vulnerable and insecure, and it sees itself as constantly under threat. This, by the way, is the case even if the ego is outwardly very confident. – Eckhart Tolle

906. 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

907. 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

908. To summarize, draft resistance can make use of the inegalitarian nature of American society as a technique for increasing the cost of American aggression, and it threatens values that are important to those in a decision-making position. – Noam Chomsky

909. 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

910. 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

911. 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

912. 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

913. To our critical eyes, the threads of which the past is woven are, by nature, endless and indivisible. Scientifically speaking, we cannot grasp the absolute beginning of anything: everything extends backwards to be prolonged by something else. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

914. Nothing is so beautiful as spring – when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing. – Gerard Manley Hopkins

915. If you’re in favour of any policy – reform, revolution, stability, regression, whatever – if you’re at least minimally moral, it’s because you think it’s somehow good for people. And good for people means conforming to their fundamental nature. – Noam Chomsky

916. The physical ego, the active consciousness in man, should uplift its body-identified self into unity with the soul, its true nature; it should not allow itself to remain mired in the lowly delusive strata of the senses and material entanglement. – Paramahansa Yogananda

917. As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power. – Thomas Aquinas

918. The greatest development is achieved during the first years of life, and therefore it is then that the greatest care should be taken. If this is done, then the child does not become a burden; he will reveal himself as the greatest marvel of nature. – Maria Montessori

919. 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

920. I am a person who has many dreams. But as soon as I accomplish one, I move on to the next. That’s my fatal, absurd nature. Human beings are slaves to our dreams, and I am, too. Now I think I just want to share my musical proposal in its entire form. – Shakira

921. As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place. Music keeps the heart porous in many ways. – Bono

922. Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills. – Radhanath Swami

923. If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature, we would never kill an animal for our appetite; we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

924. Oh, this base heart of ours! Hath it not enough tinder in it to set on fire the course of nature? If a spark do but fall into it, any one of our members left to itself would dishonour Christ, deny the Lord that bought us, and turn back into perdition. – Charles Spurgeon

925. 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. – Thomas Merton

926. When we think of the major threats to our national security, the first to come to mind are nuclear proliferation, rogue states and global terrorism. But another kind of threat lurks beyond our shores, one from nature, not humans – an avian flu pandemic. – Barack Obama

927. I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. – Paulo Coelho

928. While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, he who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion: Let nature take its course. – Larry Bird

929. 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. – Joseph Addison

930. I’m not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I’m an artist, and creativity seems to go hand in hand with spirituality. But I have a knee-jerk reaction against organized religions. Actually, I have knee-jerk reactions against anything that’s organized. – Nikki Sixx

931. Current psychological priesthoods ignore the fact that the profession of psychology was originated by Gustav Theodor Fechner, a physicist who recognized that the key to understanding human nature was the relationship between external stimuli and the brain. – Timothy Leary

932. The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult. – Jacques Yves Cousteau

933. The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature. – Abraham Lincoln

934. The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased or obscured by mortal power. – Alexander Hamilton

935. I was terrible in English. I couldn’t stand the subject. It seemed to me ridiculous to worry about whether you spelled something wrong or not, because English spelling is just a human convention – it has nothing to do with anything real, anything from nature. – Richard P. Feynman

936. Just by the nature of making the choice to be true to who I am, I’m political. Sometimes that’s all you need to do: Show up and be black, gay and Christian in America and actually say it out loud. And refuse to let anything or anybody take that away from you. – Billy Porter

937. It is fortunate, I think, that nature is not bounded by human reason and by laboratory work and experimentation, for by the laws of pure reason and by microscopic investigation, it might easily have been proved, long before this, that children could not be born. – Maria Montessori

938. When men are prosperous, they are in love with life. Nature grows beautiful, the arts begin to flourish, there is work for painter and sculptor, the poet is born, the stage is erected – and this life with which men are in love is represented in a thousand forms. – Robert Green Ingersoll

939. 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. – William Blake

940. Each piece, or part, of the whole of nature is always merely an approximation to the complete truth, or the complete truth so far as we know it. In fact, everything we know is only some kind of approximation because we know that we do not know all the laws as yet. – Richard P. Feynman

941. Modern science says: ‘The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.’ From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom. – Nikola Tesla

942. No better way is there to learn to love Nature than to understand Art. It dignifies every flower of the field. And, the boy who sees the thing of beauty which a bird on the wing becomes when transferred to wood or canvas will probably not throw the customary stone. – Oscar Wilde

943. My dad was young; he went to work. But he’d been to war. He’d seen some of the world. It wasn’t like he was going to be an extensive traveler or something. It didn’t seem to be in his nature or in the nature of his parents or many of the folks in my family, really. – Bruce Springsteen

944. There’s design, and there’s art. Good design is total harmony. There’s no better designer than nature – if you look at a branch or a leaf, it’s perfect. It’s all function. Art is different. It’s about emotion. It’s about suffering and beauty – but mostly suffering! – Diane von Furstenberg

945. 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

946. Without this tremendous passion for power, influence, and advantage which money gives, how could nature develop the highest type of man? Without this infinite longing, whence would come the discipline which industry, perseverance, tact, sagacity, and frugality give? – Orison Swett Marden

947. 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.’ – Edgar Allan Poe

948. Knowledge doesn’t really form part of human nature. Conflict, combat, the outcome of the combat, and, consequently, risk and chance are what gives rise to knowledge. Knowledge is not instinctive; it is counter instinctive, just as it is not natural but counter natural. – Michel Foucault

949. There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit. – Ansel Adams

950. From my experience, I cannot doubt but that man, when lost to terrestrial consciousness, is indeed sojourning in another and uncorporeal life of far different nature from the life we know; and of which only the slightest and most indistinct memories linger after waking. – H. P. Lovecraft

951. The Infinite cannot be measured. The plan of Nature is so immense, but she has no plan, no scheme, but to go on and on forever. What is size, what is time, distance, to the Infinite? Nothing. The Infinite knows no time, no space, no great, no small, no beginning, no end. – John Burroughs

952. When you say ‘control freak’ and ‘OCD’ and ‘organized,’ that suggests someone who’s cold in nature, and I’m just not. Like, I’m really open when it comes to letting people in. But I just like my house to be neat, and I don’t like to make big messes that would hurt people. – Taylor Swift

953. The face of nature and civilization in this our country is to a certain point a very sufficient literary field. But it will yield its secrets only to a really grasping imagination. To write well and worthily of American things one need even more than elsewhere to be a master. – Henry James

954. The attention span of children may be one of the main reasons why an immersion in on-screen reading is so engaging, and it may also be why digital reading may ultimately prove antithetical to the long-in-development, reflective nature of the expert reading brain as we know it. – Maryanne Wolf

955. Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man’s nature – opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow. – Abraham Lincoln

956. All the seven deadly sins are man’s true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you’re made to feel guilty for being human, then you’re going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can’t escape from. – Marilyn Manson

957. Yoga is a method for restraining the natural turbulence of thoughts, which otherwise impartially prevent all men, of all lands, from glimpsing their true nature of Spirit. Yoga cannot know a barrier of East and West any more than does the healing and equitable light of the sun. – Paramahansa Yogananda

958. Women are about the best lovers of nature, after all; at least of nature in her milder and more familiar forms. The feminine character, the feminine perceptions, intuitions, delicacy, sympathy, quickness, are more responsive to natural forms and influences than is the masculine mind. – John Burroughs

959. To such an extent does nature delight and abound in variety that among her trees there is not one plant to be found which is exactly like another; and not only among the plants, but among the boughs, the leaves and the fruits, you will not find one which is exactly similar to another. – Leonardo da Vinci

960. There is no greater power in Heaven or on Earth than pure, unconditional love. The nature of the God force, the unseen intelligence in all things, which causes the material world and is the center of both the spiritual and physical plane, is best described as pure, unconditional love. – Wayne Dyer

961. The Revolution did not assume a socialist nature because of support from the U.S.S.R.; it was the other way around: support from the U.S.S.R. was produced by the socialist nature of the Cuban Revolution. To such a degree, that when the U.S.S.R. disappears, Cuba keeps on being socialist. – Fidel Castro

962. There is no doubt that breath control is the means for mind control because the mind, like breath, is a part of air; because the nature of mobility is common to both; because the place of origin is the same for both; and because when one of them is controlled, the other gets controlled. – Ramana Maharshi

963. Absolute space, in its own nature, without regard to anything external, remains always similar and immovable. Relative space is some movable dimension or measure of the absolute spaces, which our senses determine by its position to bodies, and which is vulgarly taken for immovable space. – Isaac Newton

964. The rainbow is a part of nature, and you have to be in the right place to see it. It’s beautiful, all of the colors, even the colors you can’t see. That really fit us as a people because we are all of the colors. Our sexuality is all of the colors. We are all the genders, races, and ages. – Gilbert Baker

965. It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles – the oppression of tyranny – to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them. – Abraham Lincoln

966. Philosophically considered, the universe is composed of Nature and the Soul. Strictly speaking, therefore, all that is separate from us, all which Philosophy distinguishes as the ‘Not Me,’ that is, both nature and art, all other men and my own body, must be ranked under this name, ‘Nature.’ – Ralph Waldo Emerson

967. Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone’s guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation. – Warren Buffett

968. The Western day is indeed nearing when the inner science of self-control will be found as necessary as the outer conquest of nature. This new Atomic Age will see men’s minds sobered and broadened by the now scientifically indisputable truth that matter is in reality a concentrate of energy. – Paramahansa Yogananda

969. I’m like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that I have a respect for life – in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God. – Frank Sinatra

970. I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds. – Hunter S. Thompson

971. We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that’s conscious evolution. – Deepak Chopra

972. I would ask: Given the nature of free-market capitalism – where the rule is to rise to the top at all costs – is it possible to have a financial industry hero? And by the way, this is not a pop-culture trend we’re talking about. There aren’t many financial heroes in literature, theater or cinema. – Martin Scorsese

973. I realized that nature had invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward, as a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. Rarely seen by the naked eye, this intersection between the animal world and the plant world is truly a magic moment. – Louie Schwartzberg

974. We’re very focused on making News Feed really good, making our photos experience really good, making messaging really good, and creating great location apps. That’s the nature of a platform business of our scale. Most companies that are relevant to us will have some overlaps in some competitive way. – Mark Zuckerberg

975. I think when you win the national championship, it works throughout your team. Where human nature is to say, I did well. I got my quota this month. Now do I get some time off? Do I get a bonus? Do I get to go on a cruise? But it’s not to keep trying to be the best. That’s not necessarily human nature. – Nick Saban

976. When women reassert their relationship with the wildish nature, they are gifted with a permanent and internal watcher, a knower, a visionary, an oracle, an inspiratrice, an intuitive, a maker, a creator, an inventor, and a listener who guide, suggest, and urge vibrant life in the inner and outer world. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

977. My god is all gods in one. When I see a beautiful sunset, I worship the god of Nature; when I see a hidden action brought to light, I worship the god of Truth; when I see a bad man punished and a good man go free, I worship the god of Justice; when I see a penitent forgiven, I worship the god of Mercy. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

978. It is a curious thing: man, the centre and creator of all science, is the only object which our science has not yet succeeded in including in a homogeneous representation of the universe. We know the history of his bones, but no ordered place has yet been found in nature for his reflective intelligence. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

979. Repeal the Missouri Compromise – repeal all compromises – repeal the Declaration of Independence – repeal all past history, you still cannot repeal human nature. It will be the abundance of man’s heart that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak. – Abraham Lincoln

980. Every one in the world ought to do the things for which he is specially adapted. It is the part of wisdom to recognize what each one of us is best fitted for, and it is the part of education to perfect and utilize such predispositions. Because education can direct and aid nature but can never transform her. – Maria Montessori

981. One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others’ feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others’ weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all – to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. – Ezra Taft Benson

982. The year 2100 will see eugenics universally established. In past ages, the law governing the survival of the fittest roughly weeded out the less desirable strains. Then man’s new sense of pity began to interfere with the ruthless workings of nature. As a result, we continue to keep alive and to breed the unfit. – Nikola Tesla

983. In the biblical worldview, the purpose of all creation is to benefit man. This anthropocentric view of nature, and indeed of the whole universe, is completely at odds with the current secular idealization of nature. This secular view posits that nature has its own intrinsic meaning and purpose, independent of man. – Dennis Prager

984. Trying to understand the way nature works involves a most terrible test of human reasoning ability. It involves subtle trickery, beautiful tightropes of logic on which one has to walk in order not to make a mistake in predicting what will happen. The quantum mechanical and the relativity ideas are examples of this. – Richard P. Feynman

985. We must realise that man’s nature will remain the same so long as he remains man; that civilisation is but a slight coverlet beneath which the dominant beast sleeps lightly and ever ready to awake. To preserve civilisation, we must deal scientifically with the brute element, using only genuine biological principles. – H. P. Lovecraft

986. I have lived pain, and my life can tell: I only deepen the wound of the world when I neglect to give thanks the heavy perfume of wild roses in early July and the song of crickets on summer humid nights and the rivers that run and the stars that rise and the rain that falls and all the good things that a good God gives. – Ann Voskamp

987. You and I are, by birth, by nature, and by choice, inwardly depraved, which is to say that we are entirely corrupt. That’s not to say that we have no good in us; we do. However, anything good in us has been tainted with evil. It touches everything. Without the redeeming power of Christ we cannot halt our own moral slide. – Charles R. Swindoll

988. It is essential that God created men and women to be one, as it is said in the first chapters of the Bible. So I think even if our culture is against marriage as essential form of relations between human beings, between women and men. I think our nature is always present, and we can understand it if we will understand it. – Pope Benedict XVI

989. What I call my ‘self’ now is hardly a person at all. It’s mainly a meeting place for various natural forces, desires, and fears, etcetera, some of which come from my ancestors, and some from my education, some perhaps from devils. The self you were really intended to be is something that lives not from nature but from God. – C. S. Lewis

990. I seldom read anything that is not of a factual nature because I want to invest my time wisely in the things that will improve my life. Don’t misunderstand; there is nothing wrong with reading purely for the joy of it. Novels have their place, but biographies of famous men and women contain information that can change lives. – Zig Ziglar

991. Experiences such as, ‘I went; I came; I was; I did,’ come naturally to everyone. From these experiences, does it not appear that the consciousness ‘I’ is the subject of those various acts? Enquiry into the true nature of that consciousness, and remaining as oneself, is the way to understand, through enquiry, one’s true nature. – Ramana Maharshi

992. There is no limit to suffering human beings have been willing to inflict on others, no matter how innocent, no matter how young, and no matter how old. This fact must lead all reasonable human beings, that is, all human beings who take evidence seriously, to draw only one possible conclusion: Human nature is not basically good. – Dennis Prager

993. The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle. – Leonardo da Vinci

994. I think that I do feel that my nature is to express what this self, this particular self at this time, experiences in the world. And that is so organic – I use this metaphor a lot but I’ll use it again – it’s like a pine tree producing pine cones, or a blackberry bush producing blackberries – it’s just what happens with this being, now. – Alice Walker

995. As instruments for knowing the objects, the sense organs are outside, and so they are called outer senses; and the mind is called the inner sense because it is inside. But the distinction between inner and outer is only with reference to the body; in truth, there is neither inner nor outer. The mind’s nature is to remain pure like ether. – Ramana Maharshi

996. Truth is, I’ll never know all there is to know about you just as you will never know all there is to know about me. Humans are by nature too complicated to be understood fully. So, we can choose either to approach our fellow human beings with suspicion or to approach them with an open mind, a dash of optimism and a great deal of candour. – Tom Hanks

997. Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally. But in some of nature’s forests, the adventurous traveler seems a feeble, unwelcome creature; wild beasts and the weather trying to kill him, the rank, tangled vegetation, armed with spears and stinging needles, barring his way and making life a hard struggle. – John Muir

998. When I work, a lot of times I have to lose weight, and I do that, but in my regular life I was not eating right, and I was not getting enough exercise. But by the nature of my diet and that lifestyle – boom! The end result was high blood sugars that reach the levels where it becomes Type 2 diabetes. I share that with a gajillion other people. – Tom Hanks

999. Wolves and women are relational by nature, inquiring, possessed of great endurance and strength. They are deeply intuitive, intensely concerned with their young, their mate and their pack. Yet both have been hounded, harassed and falsely imputed to be devouring and devious, overly aggressive, of less value than those who are their detractors. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes

1000. That’s another hallmark of truth, is that it snaps things together. People write to me all the time and say it’s as if things were coming together in my mind. It’s like the Platonic idea that all learning was remembering. You have a nature, and when you feel that nature articulated, it’s it’s like the act of snapping the puzzle pieces together. – Jordan Peterson

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