We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Nature Quotes from P. T. Barnum, Heinrich Heine, Matthew Walker, Robert Baden-Powell, Harriet Ann Jacobs. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation.
Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.
Sleep is Mother Nature’s best effort yet to counter death.
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.
The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
Man is nature’s sole mistake.
All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature.
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
When I pray, I always thank Mother Nature for all the beauty in the world. It’s about having an attitude of gratitude.
Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature’s teachings.
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways.
Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
For all of nature’s wonder and beauty, it is also hostile and unpredictable.
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.
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.
Sometimes nature guards her secrets with the unbreakable grip of physical law. Sometimes the true nature of reality beckons from just beyond the horizon.
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
I know the lands are lit, with all the autumn blaze of Goldenrod.
The world is always in movement.
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you’ve conquered human nature.
There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.
All nature wears one universal grin.
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.
Beauty is grace and confidence. I’ve learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me.
Nature creates while destroying, and doesn’t care whether it creates or destroys as long as life isn’t extinguished, as long as death doesn’t lose its rights.
Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.
The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects there are in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.
The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.
If you listen to nature, all the sounds are done in a confident way. I’m trying to do that.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Quetzalcoatl is a primal idea of the duality of human nature. The serpent is the embodiment of Heaven and Earth. It scares people in many ways.
Places are part of nature, of the bigger picture. We are interrelated. When we contemplate them in their own right, they can sometimes change our lives; they can become spiritual experiences.
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.
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.
Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.
But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible.
Nature never breaks her own laws.
The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
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.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one’s sensations.
Nature is impersonal, awe-inspiring, elegant, eternal. It’s geometrically perfect. It’s tiny and gigantic. You can travel far to be in a beautiful natural setting, or you can observe it in your backyard – or, in my case, in the trees lining New York City sidewalks, or in the clouds above skyscrapers.
The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.
Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model.
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.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
Only the brave know how to forgive… a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift.
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.
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
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.
He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.
Nature is full of drama. I know nothing about biology, about birds, about insects, about the details of politics. I just make movies about human interest stories.
A drunkard in the gutter is just where he ought to be, according to the fitness and tendency of things. Nature has set upon him the process of decline and dissolution by which she removes things which have survived their usefulness.
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.
Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
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.
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature.
During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks.
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.
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.
Architecture is a code. It’s a pure code, derived from the dimensions of nature.
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.
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.
Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Let us permit nature to have her way. She understands her business better than we do.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature’s chief masterpiece is writing well.
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.
There is the sky, which is all men’s together.
Man can never be a woman’s equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her.
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel’s song, which had lost its way and come on Earth, and sang on undyingly, smiting the hearts of men with sweetest wounds, and putting for the while an angel’s nature into us.
Nature is neutral.
A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature.
The true way to be humble is not to stoop until you are smaller than yourself, but to stand at your real height against some higher nature that will show you what the real smallness of your greatness is.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nature abhors annihilation.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.
The fulness of the godhead dwelt in every blade of grass.
Nature’s my muse and it’s been my passion.
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.
The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It’s the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it – no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything.
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.
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
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.
Nature’s far too subtle to repeat herself.
A beautiful lady is an accident of nature. A beautiful old lady is a work of art.
With the coming of spring, I am calm again.
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
A forest bird never wants a cage.
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.
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.
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
Painting is by nature a luminous language.
What nature requires is obtainable, and within easy reach. It is for the superfluous we sweat.
I’m always surprised when people respond positively to what I am saying, given its seriousnessness and strange nature.
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
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.
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres.
The 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.
Nature is the art of God.
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.
A hen is only an egg’s way of making another egg.
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.
All the universe is full of the lives of perfect creatures.
Time is nature’s way of keeping everything from happening at once.
I’m a real nature lover, so whenever possible, I like to get to the beach or get to a forest or get somewhere there’s fresh air. Apart from that, I’m a film addict and a DVD freak.
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.
The soul grows by reincarnation in bodies provided by nature, more complex, more powerful, as the soul unfolds greater and greater faculties. And so the soul climbs upward into the light eternal. And there is no fear for any child of man, for inevitably he climbs towards God.
Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.
The Amen of nature is always a flower.
We have the capacity to receive messages from the stars and the songs of the night winds.
The world is wide. No two days are alike, nor even two hours, neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike since the creation of all the world; and the genuine productions of art, like those of nature, are all distinct from each other.
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.
Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature.
One cannot violate the promptings of one’s nature without having that nature recoil upon itself.
You can never really go wrong if you take nature as an example.
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
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.
I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.
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.
It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellowmen.
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.
It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
But little white lies here and there is human nature. Everybody does that.
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.
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.
I have never felt salvation in nature. I love cities above all.
Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
I can’t go against my nature because I am what I am. I don’t try to be anyone different to who I am.
The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man’s nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
Vaccines and antibiotics have made many infectious diseases a thing of the past; we’ve come to expect that public health and modern science can conquer all microbes. But nature is a formidable adversary.
A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature.
The sky lovingly smiles on the earth and her children.
Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
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.
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.
Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken.
Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.
Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
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.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
By nature, I am a low-key person and like being behind the camera.
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.
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
Human life is as evanescent as the morning dew or a flash of lightning.
By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You’ve just got to keep moving. You can’t stop.
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.
When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
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.
The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
All architecture has a public nature, I believe, so I would like to make a public space.
To survive and even thrive in a changing world, nature offers another great lesson: the survivors are those who at the least adapt to change, or even better learn to benefit from change and grow intellectually and personally. That means careful listening and constant learning.
Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature.
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.
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.
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.
Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
Spring beckons! All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
Mother Nature has been the best bioengineer in history. Why not harness the evolutionary process to design proteins?
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.
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.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
We can’t blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn’t put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it’s dirty and dangerous.
Self-defence is Nature’s eldest law.
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.
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature.
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.
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The stars that have most glory have no rest.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
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!
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.
The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love.
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.
I’m cursed with empathy. I’m also by nature way too opinionated.
All art is but imitation of nature.
My nature just changes.
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man – who has no gills.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Walking in the mountains helps me unwind, but it also reminds me in a painful way that the real beauty in life is nature and animals, and that the human race, in all its arrogance, is intent on destroying it.
Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
We are embedded in a biological world and related to the organisms around us.
The serendipitous nature of hypertext links is just brilliant for a curious mind. I love it.
Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity.
We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature’s greatest healers.
The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
No one can feel more gratefully the charm of noble scenery, or the refreshment of escape into the unspoiled solitudes of nature, than the laborer at some close in-door employment.
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?
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death.
Nature builds things that are antifragile. In the case of evolution, nature uses disorder to grow stronger. Occasional starvation or going to the gym also makes you stronger, because you subject your body to stressors and gain from them.
For greed all nature is too little.
Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.
Pity the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Tears are nature’s lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them.
The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
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.
I’m very inspired by nature – you could say Mother Nature. I look at things around me and get all kinds of inspiration daily.
Necessity is the mistress and guide of nature. Necessity is the theme and inventress of nature, her curb and her eternal law.
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.
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.
Law is born from despair of human nature.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home.
We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets.
There’s no night without stars.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
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.
Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest.
And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.
Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage.
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.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.
Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.
Winter is not a season, it’s an occupation.
The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor.
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites.
Happy the man whose wish and care a few paternal acres bound, content to breathe his native air in his own ground.
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.
It’s not just human nature to associate in tribes. It’s deeper than that.
Life is about daring to carry out your ideas. And for me, it always comes back to the wilderness, nature, mountains.
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city, and I do not mean its parks but a deeper understanding that a city is nature too-the ground upon which it is built, the stone with which it is made.
One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
For 200 years we’ve been conquering nature. Now we’re beating it to death.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It’s better than art because it’s from the creator.
Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival.
Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions.
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.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
We all have these shades in our nature: it’s a spectrum within all of us.
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.
By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.
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.
To insult someone we call him ‘bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, ‘human’ might be the greater insult.
Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature.
The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
I have always understood the Nazis because I am of that sort by nature.
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state.
Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise.
One could not pluck a flower without troubling a star.
Do activities you’re passionate about – which make your heart and soul feel perky – including things like working out, cooking, painting, writing, yoga, hiking, walking, swimming, being in nature, being around art, or reading inspiring books.
The very nature of science is discoveries, and the best of those discoveries are the ones you don’t expect.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That’s the nature of being a goalkeeper.
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature.
One can ascend to a higher development only by bringing rhythm and repetition into one’s life. Rhythm holds sway in all nature.
Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind.
A certain number of people seek power over other people in a desperate attempt to find themselves. They fail, for self-discovery is spiritual in nature, not social or political. Authoritatively telling other people what to do is their distraction from an inner emptiness they can never fill.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
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.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.
Nature’s far too subtle to repeat herself.
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.
Even Kings and emperors with heaps of wealth and vast dominion cannot compare with an ant filled with the love of God.
The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon.
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.
Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
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.
Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
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.
Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil.
So many times, people told me I can’t do this or can’t do that. My nature is that I don’t listen very well. I’m very determined, and I believe in myself. My parents brought me up that way. Thank God for that. I don’t let anything stand in my way.
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.
Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured.
A bee is never as busy as it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.
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.
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.
Mushrooms are miniature pharmaceutical factories, and of the thousands of mushroom species in nature, our ancestors and modern scientists have identified several dozen that have a unique combination of talents that improve our health.
Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature.
Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
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.
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.
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
I’m not opposed to a fancy meal, but I’ll take a picnic any day… food and nature? Sign me up.
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Controversy is part of the nature of art and creativity.
But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of ocean.
Sculpture is an art of the open air. Daylight, sunlight, is necessary to it, and for me, its best setting and complement is nature.
Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.
The poetry of the earth is never dead.
Nature is wont to hide herself.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
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.
Tribe follows tribe, and nation follows nation, like the waves of the sea. It is the order of nature, and regret is useless.
I love not man the less, but Nature more.
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.
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.
Family, nature and health all go together.
Though pleas’d to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.
Man is fully responsible for his nature and his choices.
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.
Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.
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.
All the lessons are in nature. You look at the way rocks are formed – the wind and the water hitting them, shaping them, making them what they are. Things take time, you know?
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
I believe in God, Nature, Magic, and the spiritual healing of all holistic properties.
It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion.
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.
Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing.
This is a war universe. War all the time. That is its nature. There may be other universes based on all sorts of other principles, but ours seems to be based on war and games.
When there is in nature no fixed condition, how much less must there be in the life of a people, beings endowed with mobility and movement!
Don’t be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff.
It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all.
Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
I love the relentless nature of a side that never gives up.
Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature’s mandates.
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
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?
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.
Where hast thou wandered, gentle gale, to find the perfumes thou dost bring?
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.’
Of all nature’s gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don’t need an enemy.
He who does not become familiar with nature through love will never know her.
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.
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.
It belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
What a book a devil’s chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
We must return to nature and nature’s god.
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.
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.
I think our society has sort of built this gender binary, and the way we’ve said it exists does not really exist in nature.
Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate the subject matters.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
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!
By their very nature, heuristic shortcuts will produce biases, and that is true for both humans and artificial intelligence, but the heuristics of AI are not necessarily the human ones.
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.
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time.
I’m obsessed with nature and living in the wild, which I just think is crazy. Imagine if a bear attacked you! That’s an actual possible way you could die.
I want to do with you what spring does with cherry trees.
Mother Nature made me the way I am, and I should be happy.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
If a weakly mortal is to do anything in the world besides eat the bread thereof, there must be a determined subordination of the whole nature to the one aim no trifling with time, which is passing, with strength which is only too limited.
All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable.
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
Sport is a wonderful metaphor for life. Of all the sports that I played – skiing, baseball, fishing – there is no greater example than golf, because you’re playing against yourself and nature.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.
Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.
The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.
Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.
That’s the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.
Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature’s, not honour’s law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.
I’ve seen the majestic beauty of nature and the overwhelming perfection of it. To me, there’s nothing closer to God than that.
Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.
Mountains are earth’s undecaying monuments.
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long.
He that will enjoy the brightness of sunshine, must quit the coolness of the shade.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
Art is man’s nature; nature is God’s art.
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
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.
Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask. She has long ago taken her resolution.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
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.
Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that’s part of the game.
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.
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.
It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature.
All great chefs have two things in common. First, they respect nature as the true artist, and they are just cooks. Second, everything that they do is an extension of them as a person.
The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer.
Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
There is no forgiveness in nature.
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.
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.
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.
All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
My brother and I were brought up outdoors. We appreciate the countryside; we appreciate nature and everything about it.
Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.
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.
We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later.
Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it’s like that, then I want out.
I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
Pick a flower on Earth and you move the farthest star.
The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.
Hope is nature’s veil for hiding truth’s nakedness.
Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
It is human nature to hate the man whom you have hurt.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency.
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.
Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.
When a law is in its nature a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law cannot divest those rights.
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.
It is in my nature to give the work I have all the discipline and due diligence that I am capable of.
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.
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.
The view of Earth is spectacular.
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control.
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.
If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self.
Only nature knows how to justly proportion to the fault the punishment it deserves.
True refuge is that which allows us to be at home, at peace, to discover true happiness. The only thing that can give us true refuge is the awareness and love that is intrinsic to who we are. Ultimately, it’s our own true nature.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
The ocean is a mighty harmonist.
You can change the circumstances but you can never change man’s inner nature.
Water is the driving force of all nature.
There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
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.
Be truthful, nature only sides with truth.
Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split one boulder.
The rain began again. It fell heavily, easily, with no meaning or intention but the fulfilment of its own nature, which was to fall and fall.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
If you look at life with any honesty and intelligence, it’s clear that human nature is dark, vile, selfish, and despondent. But I also see a force in human nature, namely grace, that sometimes works against our natural moral entropy.
Motherhood is more than bearing children, though it is certainly that. It is the essence of who we are as women. It defines our very identity, our divine stature and nature, and the unique traits our Father gave us.
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
Anything created by human beings is already in the great book of nature.
I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things… I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature.
Natural gas is hemispheric. I like to call it hemispheric in nature because it is a product that we can find in our neighborhoods.
Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art.
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.
What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.
Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
People who don’t see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools.
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.
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.
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.
My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she’ll be constantly running back.
When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature – this very unique to Japan.
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.
Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer.
Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
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.
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.
I’m concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet.
Time spent in nature is the most cost-effective and powerful way to counteract the burnout and sort of depression that we feel when we sit in front of a computer all day.
Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal.
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.
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed.
Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue.
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro’ nature, moulding men.
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?
Human nature is not of itself vicious.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature.
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy.
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.
In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
Art owes its origin to Nature herself… this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it.
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.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
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.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
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.
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me.
Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
Nature’s great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual.
There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.
Autumn’s the mellow time.
How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
The most important thing is the indigenous people are not vindictive by nature. We are not here to oppress anybody – but to join together and build Bolivia, with justice and equality.
You can get an idea of human nature only when you can see the relationship of the individual human being to the whole cosmos.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.
In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
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.
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
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.’
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.
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.
Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
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.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer’s body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
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.
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.
Feminism is doomed to failure because it is based on an attempt to repeal and restructure human nature.
Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with.
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.
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.
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
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.
Nature promotes mutualism. The flower nourishes the bee. The river waters quench the thirst of all living beings. And trees provide a welcoming home to so many birds and animals. There is a rhythm to this togetherness.
All nature is but art unknown to thee.
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.
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
That’s what nature meant us to do, breathe deep when we are stressed.
Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality.
Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.
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.
Human nature is not black and white but black and grey.
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.
Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer.
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.