Quotes and Sayings about Nature



"There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made."
- Spencer Abraham
(Related: Nature, Being, Majority, Republican, Senate)

"Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin."
- John Acton
(Related: Nature, Force, Nothing, World)

"Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin."
- Lord Acton
(Related: Nature, Force, Nothing, World)

"When I died my hair red the first time, I felt as if it was what nature intended. I have been accused of being a bit of a spitfire, so in that way, I absolutely live up to the stereotype. The red hair suits my personality. I was a terrible blonde!"
- Amy Adams
(Related: Nature, Time, Being, First, Hair, Personality)

"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
(Related: Nature, Humanity)

"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
(Related: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

"Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Nature, Dream, Chaos, Law, Man, Order)

"Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Education, Nature, Knowledge, Beginning, End, Human nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Virtue, America, Confusion, Constitution, Credit, Honor, Ignorance, Want)

"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
(Related: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

"In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature."
- Will Adams
(Related: Nature, Wife, Children, Conscience, End, Land, Poor, Years)

"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
(Related: Nature, Glory, Man)

"There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Lady)

"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
(Related: Nature, Age, Stars, Sun, Years, Youth)

"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
(Related: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

"Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Inconsistency, Temper, Weakness)

"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
(Related: Change, Men, Nature, Climate, Common sense, Fool, Man, May)

"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
(Related: Nature, Truth, Breeding, Gain, Praise, Sense)

"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
(Related: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

"Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other."
- Felix Adler
(Related: Love, Fashion)

"Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us."
- Bhumibol Adulyadej
(Related: Nature, Body, Mind)

"Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Love, Nature, Man, Right, Woman)

"Study nature, not books."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Nature, Books, Study)

"The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature."
- Louis Agassiz
(Related: Nature, Mind, Study, Trifle)

"When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew, I read every book in German that came my way, and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Nature, Soul, First, Letters)

"I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity."
- Christina Aguilera
(Related: Nature, Creativity)

"I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life."
- Jenny Agutter
(Related: Life, Nature, Enthusiasm, Energy, Woman)

"Global equations undergo changes, this is their nature."
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
(Related: Nature)

"Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Nature)

"We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things."
- Leon Battista Alberti
(Related: Nature)

"Gossip is nature's telephone."
- Sholom Aleichem
(Related: Nature, Gossip)

"Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it."
- Archibald Alexander
(Related: Nature, Fool)

"The structure of life I have described in buildings - the structure which I believe to be objective - is deeply and inextricably connected with the human person, and with the innermost nature of human feeling."
- Christopher Alexander
(Related: Life, Nature, Feeling)

"Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life."
- Samuel Alexander
(Related: Business, Life, Nature, Attention, Being, Detail, Psychology)

"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
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"Nature is the art of God."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith."
- Ethan Allen
(Related: Nature, Interest, Law, Order, Reason, Tyranny, Will)

"The nature of the Catilinarian conspiracy was bad and bloody."
- Florence E. Allen
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Man, Meditation, Practice, Will)

"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Time, Nature)

"I am two with nature."
- Woody Allen
(Related: Nature)

"I'm aware of the mystery around us, so I write about coincidences, premonitions, emotions, dreams, the power of nature, magic."
- Isabel Allende
(Related: Power, Dreams, Nature, Emotions, Magic, Mystery)

"It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes."
- Svetlana Alliluyeva
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Rules, World)

"I am one of those people who are blessed, or cursed, with a nature which has to interfere. If I see a thing that needs doing I do it."
- Margery Allingham
(Related: Nature, People, Needs)

"Indeed, we are privileged to have been afforded the opportunity to study Nature and to follow our own thoughts and inspirations in a time of relative tranquillity and in a land with a generous and forward-looking government."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, Opportunity, Thoughts, Land, Study)

"The relative property of the Son is to be begotten, that is, so to proceed from the Father as to be a participant of the same essence and perfectly carry on the Father's nature."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, Father, Son, Property)

"In the exercise of God's efficiency, the decree of God comes first. This manner of working is the most perfect of all and notably agrees with the divine nature."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, God, Efficiency, Exercise, First)

"For this is our most perfect duty and yet least known to us by nature: Whatever we conceive or will should be joined with the good of our neighbor."
- William Ames
(Related: Duty, Will)

"Everyone who understands the nature of God rightly necessarily knows that God is to be believed and hoped in, that he is to be loved and called upon, and to be heard in all things."
- William Ames
(Related: Nature, God)

"He who asks of life nothing but the improvement of his own nature... is less liable than anyone else to miss and waste life."
- Henri Frederic Amiel
(Related: Life, Nature, Improvement, Nothing, Waste)

"In nature there are few sharp lines."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Nature)

"I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry."
- A. R. Ammons
(Related: Nature, Poetry)

"Comedy is second nature for me."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Nature, Comedy)

"All of my work is based on nature. I grew up in a rural environment and living in the Bay Area allows for immediate access to wonderful natural environs. Basically nature is my Genus Loci, or the place where my spirit resides."
- Judith Anderson
(Related: Nature, Work, Environment, Living, Spirit)

"I suppose I might insist on making issues of things. But that is not my nature, and I always bear in ming that my mission is to leave behind me the kind of impression that will make it easier for those who follow."
- Marian Anderson
(Related: Nature, Impression, Mission, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Quality, Character, Fact, Skin)

"Nothing. We're all friends and friendly. So when the cameras go down, depending on the mood or the nature of the material we're dealing with, there's usually a kind of a prevailing light attitude that's floating around."
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Friends, Light, Nothing)

"When you look at Japanese traditional architecture, you have to look at Japanese culture and its relationship with nature. You can actually live in a harmonious, close contact with nature - this very unique to Japan."
- Tadao Ando
(Related: Nature, Architecture, Culture)

"We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow moving by nature, because they have to build political support for every step."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Nature, Time, Globalization, Internet, Support)

"You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand."
- Princess Anne
(Related: Nature)

"When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them."
- Michelangelo Antonioni
(Related: Nature, Man, Meaning, Space, Will, Words)

"A structure becomes architectural, and not sculptural, when its elements no longer have their justification in nature."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Nature, Justification)

"Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Men, Nature, Artists, Poets)

"The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection."
- Guillaume Apollinaire
(Related: Nature, Truth, Purity, Unity)

"Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Power, Nature, Sex, Production, Woman)

"By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Men, Nature, Liberty)

"We know that the nature of genius is to provide idiots with ideas twenty years later."
- Louis Aragon
(Related: Nature, Genius, Ideas, Idiots, Years)

"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."
- Archilochus
(Related: Nature, Courage, Law, Safety, Will)

"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
(Related: History, Nature, Act, Appearance, Mankind, Past)

"By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Reality, Road)

"Such fire was not by water to be drowned, nor he his nature changed by changing ground."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Nature, Fire, Water)

"Nature made him, and then broke the mold."
- Ludovico Ariosto
(Related: Nature)

"The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more."
- Aristotle
(Related: Beginning, Desire, Property, Reform)

"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
(Related: Nature, Habit)

"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
(Related: Nature, Soul, Day, Eyes, Reason)

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Habit, Actions, Chance, Desire, Passion, Reason)

"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
(Related: Nature, Reason)

"All men by nature desire knowledge."
- Aristotle
(Related: Men, Nature, Knowledge, Desire)

"Man is by nature a political animal."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Man)

"Nature does nothing in vain."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, Nothing)

"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
(Related: History, Nature, Poetry)

"If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature, May)

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
- Aristotle
(Related: Nature)

"It's a great event to get outside and enjoy nature. I find it very exciting no matter how many times I see bald eagles."
- Karen Armstrong
(Related: Nature, Eagles)

"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
(Related: Nature, Soul, Being, Deep, Moon)

"The rehabilitation of order as a universal principle, however, suggested at the same time that orderliness by itself is not sufficient to account for the nature of organized systems in general or for those created by man in particular."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Nature, Time, Man, Order)

"Modem science, then, maintains on the one hand that nature, both organic and inorganic, strives towards a state of order and that man's actions are governed by the same tendency."
- Rudolf Arnheim
(Related: Nature, Science, Actions, Man, Order, State)

"Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Nature, Control, Man, Mind, Play, Sons, Wind)

"The nature of show business is people within the business feel that if someone else fails, they move up a notch."
- Tom Arnold
(Related: Business, Nature, People)

"We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Nature, American, Democracy, Freedom)

"To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult."
- Isaac Asimov
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Insult)

"The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature."
- Margot Asquith
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"If journalism is good, it is controversial, by its nature."
- Julian Assange
(Related: Nature, Journalism)

"None of God's Creatures absolutely consider'd are in their own Nature Contemptible; the meanest Fly, the poorest Insect has its Use and Vertue."
- Mary Astell
(Related: Nature, God)

"We still have a tradition certainly in English television; it's faded a bit in the last five years, but we still have a tradition where the important thing is the quality and the challenging nature of the programming."
- Rowan Atkinson
(Related: Nature, Quality, English, Programming, Television, Tradition, Years)

"My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything."
- Lee Atwater
(Related: Nature, Love, Truth, Brotherhood, Humanity, Illness, Relationships)

"'Healing,' Papa would tell me, 'is not a science, but the intuitive art of wooing nature.'"
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Art, Nature, Science, Wooing)

"As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Nature)

"Duruing all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks."
- John James Audubon
(Related: Nature, Years)

"Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Nature, Miracles)

"Custom is second nature."
- Saint Aurelius Augustine
(Related: Nature, Custom)

"Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Time, Man)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Quality, Virtue, Care)

"Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Change, Nature, Delight, Loss, Nothing)

"Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Man, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Change, Nature, Nothing, Universe)

"Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Death)

"Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else."
- Marcus Aurelius
(Related: Nature, Death)

"Hidden nature is secret God."
- Sri Aurobindo
(Related: Nature, God)

"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
(Related: Nature, Being, Human nature)

"They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Life, Nature, Taste)

"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."
- Alfred Austin
(Related: Nature, Soul, Heart, Body, Garden, Glory, Sun)

"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
(Related: Gardening, Nature, Class, Humility)

"Nature is my springboard. From her I get my initial impetus. I have tried to relate the visible drama of mountains, trees, and bleached fields with the fantasy of wind blowing and changing colors and forms."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Nature, Colors, Drama, Fantasy, Mountains, Trees, Wind)

"Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Change, Life, Nature, End, Man)

"Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Nature, God, Glory, Night, Sky, Stars, Unity, Universe)

"It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line."
- Ibrahim Babangida
(Related: Nature)

"To punish a man because we infer from the nature of some doctrine which he holds, or from the conduct of other persons who hold the same doctrines with him, that he will commit a crime, is persecution, and is, in every case, foolish and wicked."
- Thomas Babington
(Related: Nature, Crime, Doctrine, Man, Persecution, Will)

"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Justice, Law, Man, Revenge)

"Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nature)

"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nature)

"Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Experience, Nature)

"The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding."
- Francis Bacon
(Related: Nature, Senses, Understanding)

"One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, Idea, Human nature, Pain)

"The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it."
- Walter Bagehot
(Related: Nature, People, Being, Human nature, Opinion, Will)

"It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse."
- David Bailey
(Related: Nature, Body, Concern, Drinking, Eating, Exercise)

"Art is man's nature; nature is God's art."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Art, Nature, God, Man)

"Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art."
- Philip James Bailey
(Related: Art, First, Simplicity)

"I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard. Now, it seems that I have been training for so long that it has become almost second nature to me."
- Oksana Baiul
(Related: Life, Nature, Now, Training)

"Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Men, Nature, Drama, Laughter, Mankind, Tears, World)

"Any time the United States government turns over an American citizen, including military personnel, to the government of another country, it is in our nature to want to make sure that they receive the best treatment, the fairest treatment, and the most humane treatment."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Nature, Time, American, Country, Military, states, Treatment, United, Want)

"The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual."
- Mikhail Bakunin
(Related: Nature, Laws, Liberty, Man, Will)

"Pythagoras took the next important step by subordinating the mere matter of nature to its essential principle of form and order, identifying the latter with reason or the soul."
- James M. Baldwin
(Related: Nature, Soul, Order, Reason)

"A widespread taste for pornography means that nature is alerting us to some threat of extinction."
- J. G. Ballard
(Related: Nature, Pornography, Taste)

"Disease is the retribution of outraged Nature."
- Hosea Ballou
(Related: Nature, Disease)

"To be sure, the response of faith to revelation, which God grants to the creature he chooses and moves with his love, occurs in such a way that it is truly the creature that provides the response, with its own nature and its natural powers of love."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar
(Related: Faith, Love, Nature, God)

"Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Equality, Heart, Exercise, Play)

"Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Nature, Society, Animals, Dumb, Fools)

"What is art? Nature concentrated."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Nature, Art)

"Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Men, Nature, Ideas, Cure, Human nature, Will)

"I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some."
- Elizabeth Banks
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Secrets)

"But there's actually a lot of punk bands out there that go out of the norm, use odd time signatures, or a lot of different tempo changes in a song."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Time, Punk, Song)

"Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it's so clean."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Nature, Living)

"Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Business, Nature, Camping)

"To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality."
- Roland Barthes
(Related: Nature, Morality)

"I still love to walk in the mountains or be on the sea. I like to be in nature. Sometimes I bicycle. It's important to feel good with your body. The body is extremely important. If you feel good, you have more energy in your singing."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Love, Nature, Body, Energy, Mountains, Sea, Singing)

"Poetry is but another form of inquiry into the nature of phenomena, using with its own unique procedures and tools."
- John Barton
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Tools)

"The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful, as those observed to be in human nature."
- William Bartram
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Sensibility)

"The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur."
- William Bartram
(Related: Nature, Attention, First, May)

"The things women find rewarding about work are, by and large, the same things that men find rewarding and include both the inherent nature of the work and the social relationships."
- Grace Baruch
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Work, Relationships)

"Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains."
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Education, Nature, People, Nothing)

"But epistemology is always and inevitably personal. The point of the probe is always in the heart of the explorer: What is my answer to the question of the nature of knowing?"
- Gregory Bateson
(Related: Nature, Heart, Question)

"If you haven't had at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature."
- Phyllis Battelle
(Related: Nature, Heart)

"I consider it useless and tedious to represent what exists, because nothing that exists satisfies me. Nature is ugly, and I prefer the monsters of my fancy to what is positively trivial."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Fancy, Nothing, Ugly)

"Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?"
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Art, Nature)

"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."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Temple, Living, Man, Words)

"Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest."
- Charles Baudelaire
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Self, Voice)

"The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres."
- Bruno Bauer
(Related: Family, Nature, Patriotism, Devotion, Religious, Sight, Spirit)

"Man's heart away from nature becomes hard."
- Standing Bear
(Related: Nature, Heart, Man)

"Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude."
- Beck
(Related: Art, Nature, Mother, Attitude)

"Given the eclectic and constantly shifting nature of my metaphysical inclinations, I will probably never feel certain exactly what an angel is."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Nature, Will)

"My own nature hovers between neurotic and paranoid. I've developed the habit of mentally listing things that make me optimistic about the future. I do it every day."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Nature, Habit, Day, Future)

"Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Soul, Artist)

"Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Money, Knowledge, Honor, Worth)

"To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Successful, Man, Practice, Profession, Study)

"Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?"
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Nature, Instinct)

"It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait."
- Max Beerbohm
(Related: Nature, Law, Man, Obvious)

"Envy is human nature."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Nature, Envy, Human nature)

"Fellini belongs to nature."
- Roberto Benigni
(Related: Nature)

"Moreover, the concern of some that moving DNA among species would breach customary breeding barriers and have profound effects on natural evolutionary processes has substantially disappeared as the science revealed that such exchanges occur in nature."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Nature, Science, Breeding, Concern)

"Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature."
- John Berger
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Evil, Needs, Nothing, Talking)

"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages."
- Cyrano de Bergerac
(Related: Nature, Men, Apples, Arrogance, Sun)

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."
- Ingrid Bergman
(Related: Nature, Kiss, Speech, Words)

"It is insight into human nature that is the key to the communicator's skill. For whereas the writer is concerned with what he puts into his writings, the communicator is concerned with what the reader gets out of it. He therefore becomes a student of how people read or listen."
- William Bernbach
(Related: Nature, People, Human nature, Key, Skill, Writer)

"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
(Related: Nature, Clouds, Energy, Harmony, Plants)

"Nothing is given to man on earth - struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible - the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen."
- Andrew Bernstein
(Related: Nature, Life, Values, Conflict, Earth, Man, Nothing, Struggle)

"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
(Related: Nature, Deals, Decisions, Justice, Memory, Party, Politicians, Sense)

"The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach."
- Henry Beston
(Related: Nature, Beach, Ocean, Rain, Sound, Wind, Wood)

"There is no forgiveness in nature."
- Ugo Betti
(Related: Forgiveness, Nature)

"If we wish our nature to be free and joyous, we should bring our activities into same order."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Nature, Order)

"Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Nature, Religion, Daughter, Fear, Hope, Ignorance)

"Even in modern art, artists have used methods based on calculation, inasmuch as these elements, alongside those of a more personal and emotional nature, give balance and harmony to any work of art."
- Max Bill
(Related: Art, Work, Nature, Artists, Balance, Harmony)

"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
(Related: Nature, Trust, Day, Facts, Formula, Future, Will)

"There are always, of course, job losses of a cyclical nature in a recession."
- Tim Bishop
(Related: Nature, Job)

"I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Men, Nature, Acceptance)

"Compared to America or Europe, God isn't a big part of our lives here. I don't know anyone here who goes to church when he's had a rough divorce or is going through depression. We go out into nature instead."
- Bjork
(Related: Nature, God, Church, America, Depression, Divorce, Europe)

"It's incredible how nature sets females up to take care of people, and yet it is tricky for them to take care of themselves."
- Bjork
(Related: Nature, People, Care)

"Nature is our chapel."
- Bjork
(Related: Nature)

"What the Court really has refused to recognize is the fundamental interest all individuals have in controlling the nature of their intimate associations."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Nature, Court, Interest)

"Nature is just enough; but men and women must comprehend and accept her suggestions."
- Antoinette Brown Blackwell
(Related: Men, Nature, Women)

"The grave, dread thing! Men shiver when thou'rt named: Nature appalled, Shakes off her wonted firmness."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Men, Nature, Firmness, Grave)

"Action, so to speak, is the genius of nature."
- Robert Blair
(Related: Nature, Genius, Action)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Eyes, Joy, Man, Ridicule, Tears)

"Surfing is such an amazing concept. You're taking on Nature with a little stick and saying, 'I'm gonna ride you!' And a lot of times Nature says, 'No you're not!' and crashes you to the bottom."
- Jolene Blalock
(Related: Nature, Saying)

"The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Life, Nature, March, Order)

"The chief difficulty which prevents men of science from believing in divine as well as in nature Spirits is their materialism."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Men, Nature, Science, Difficulty, Materialism, Spirits)

"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."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)

"There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger."
- Alan Bleasdale
(Related: Anger, Nature, Man)

"The ship was masted according to the proportion of the navy; but on my application the masts were shortened, as I thought them too much for her, considering the nature of the voyage."
- William Bligh
(Related: Nature, Thought, Navy)

"Strange to the world, he wore a bashful look, The fields his study, Nature was his book."
- Robert Bloomfield
(Related: Nature, Study, World)

"Some of his own closeness to nature, his great love for human beings, was passed on by Whitman to all of us who knew and loved him."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Love, Nature)

"I think Whitman more than any other poet possessed the gift of revealing to others the beauty of everything around us, the beauty of nature, the beauty of human beings."
- Ella R. Bloor
(Related: Beauty, Nature)

"I think I have already signed some scrap of paper for every man, woman, and child in the United States. What do they do with all those scraps of paper with my signature on it?"
- Vida Blue
(Related: Man, states, United, Woman)

"Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Mind)

"People who don't see their nature and imagine they can practice thoughtlessness all the time are lairs and fools."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Fools, Practice)

"To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn't apparent because it's shrouded by sensation and delusion."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Delusion, Living, Reason)

"To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature)

"Your nature is the Buddha."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature)

"Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Nature, Sex)

"The Dharma is the truth that all natures are pure."
- Bodhidharma
(Related: Truth)

"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
(Related: Nature, Physics, Wrong)

"One must do no violence to nature, nor model it in conformity to any blindly formed chimera."
- Janos Bolyai
(Related: Nature, Conformity, Violence)

"Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature, today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature."
- Omar Bongo
(Related: Nature, Objectives, Today)

"It is the nature, and the advantage, of strong people that they can bring out the crucial questions and form a clear opinion about them. The weak always have to decide between alternatives that are not their own."
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
(Related: Nature, People, Opinion, Questions)

"Art will never be able to exist without nature."
- Pierre Bonnard
(Related: Art, Nature, Will)

"Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Nature, Delight, Wonders)

"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."
- Daniel Boone
(Related: Nature, Thought, Country, Day, Diversity)

"There were two sides to David Lean: on the one side, he was kind of a rather stiff, disciplined Englishman. And then he had this kind of romantic side to him. I think being true to both sides of your nature is important."
- John Boorman
(Related: Nature, Being, Romantic)

"But Nature cast me for the part she found me best fitted for, and I have had to play it, and must play it till the curtain falls."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Nature, Play)

"Those who made and endorsed our Constitution knew man's nature, and it is to their ideas, rather than to the temptations of utopia, that we must ask that our judges adhere."
- Robert Bork
(Related: Nature, Ideas, Constitution, Judges, Man, Temptations, Utopia)

"The material particle nature of primary cosmic radiation has been confirmed, although the processes turned out to be extraordinarily more complicated than we had assumed."
- Walther Bothe
(Related: Nature)

"My house is run, essentially, by an adopted, fully clawed cat with a mean nature."
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: Nature)

"We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Nature, Limits, Trifle)

"Tears are nature's lotion for the eyes. The eyes see better for being washed by them."
- Christian Nestell Bovee
(Related: Nature, Being, Eyes, Tears)

"Our essential differences from the norm are both huge and deeply offensive to those among us who wish to be quietly integrated into society without particular reference to our nature."
- Malcolm Boyd
(Related: Nature, Society)

"Both Brutus and Hamlet are highly intellectual by nature and reflective by habit. Both may even be called, in a popular sense, philosophic; Brutus may be called so in a stricter sense."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Nature, Habit, May, Popular, Sense)

"It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Nature, Change, Sympathy, Economy, Help, May)

"It's not a very popular subject amongst my audience, who are by nature more internationalist, but I don't choose what to write about, I don't choose my subjects, they kind of choose me."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Nature, Popular)

"A few of the sublimest geniuses of Rome and Athens had some faint discoveries of the spiritual nature of the human soul, and formed some probable conjectures, that man was designed for a future state of existence."
- David Brainerd
(Related: Nature, Soul, Athens, Existence, Future, Man, Rome, Spiritual, State)

"When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away."
- Stewart Brand
(Related: Nature, God, Fantasy, Right)

"Fraternity among nations, however, touches the deepest desire of human nature."
- Hjalmar Branting
(Related: Nature, Desire, Human nature, Nations)

"And I thought that was the best way for me to participate, because standing in the crowd and listening is a fantastic education, but it's not my nature. I need to be involved. So I did that instead."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Education, Nature, Thought, Listening)

"I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste."
- Berke Breathed
(Related: Nature, Lady, Waste, Years)

"Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well."
- Andre Breton
(Related: Nature, Writing)

"Above all, TRIBES is fun, and even kind of sexy... in that every round features an Opportunity for Reproduction, which is the main aim of the game, as it is in most of Nature."
- David Brin
(Related: Nature, Opportunity, Fun)

"It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony."
- Benjamin Britten
(Related: Beauty, Music, Nature, Love, Strength, Disappointment, Freedom, Loneliness)

"Our analysis of truth and falsehood, or of the nature of judgment, is not very likely to be influenced by our hopes and fears."
- Charles D. Broad
(Related: Nature, Truth, Falsehood, Judgment)

"Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Nature, Science, Force, Magic, Man, Understanding)

"We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Nature, Control, Gain, Laws, Understanding)

"We are all afraid for our confidence, for the future, for the world. That is the nature of the human imagination. Yet every man, every civilization, has gone forward because of its engagement with what it has set itself to do."
- Jacob Bronowski
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Civilization, Confidence, Future, Man, World)

"A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine."
- Anne Bronte
(Related: Nature, Light, Wind)

"If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it."
- Charlotte Bronte
(Related: Nature, Majority, Merit)

"I'll walk where my own nature would be leading: It vexes me to choose another guide."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: 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."
- Phillips Brooks
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Will)

"It's not so much that I got that idea at some point, it came up naturally because of the improvisational nature of the story I was telling."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Nature, Idea)

"Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it's human."
- Clancy Brown
(Related: Nature, Beliefs, Human nature)

"What does signature mean? Supposedly these are the added touches that make the crime personal to the killer."
- Pat Brown
(Related: Crime)

"Every man should follow the bent of his nature in art and letters, always provided that he does not offend against the rules of morality and good taste."
- Thomas Edward Brown
(Related: Art, Nature, Morality, Letters, Man, Rules, Taste)

"All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures."
- Thomas Browne
(Related: Faces, May)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Time, Trust, Autumn, End, Laws, Spring)

"Go forth under the open sky, and list To Nature's teachings."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Nature, Open, Sky)

"To him who in the love of Nature holds Communion with her visible forms, she speaks A various language."
- William C. Bryant
(Related: Love, Nature, Language)

"The first and most important is to emphasize the enduring nature of the alliance relationship particularly with Europe which does share our values and interests even if it disagrees with us on specific policies."
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
(Related: Nature, Values, Alliance, Europe, First)

"For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Nature, Soul, Being, Conflict, Man, Silence, Sin)

"Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature."
- James L. Buckley
(Related: Nature, Angels, Career, Congress, May, Reason, Service, Temptation, Vote, Yield)

"I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Nature, Animals, Birds, Environment)

"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
(Related: Nature, Inflation, Medicine, Will)

"This depravation of our nature is nothing else but the blotting out of God's image in us."
- Heinrich Bullinger
(Related: Nature, God, Nothing)

"I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Nature, Character, Animals, Future, Production, Voice, Will)

"Bullock by name, and Bullock by nature."
- Alan Bullock
(Related: Nature, Name)

"I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was. I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature."
- Wynn Bullock
(Related: Nature, Meaning, Want)

"No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Nature, Character, Human nature)

"Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Nature, Truth, Eye, Light, Ocean)

"This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don't get everything you want."
- Conrad Bums
(Related: Nature, Compromise, Want)

"If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, Jury, Laws)

"Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, Science, Truth, Knowledge, Facts, Laws)

"We must return to nature and nature's god."
- Luther Burbank
(Related: Nature, God)

"It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nature, Greatness)

"We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Nature, Change, Law)

"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
(Related: Nature, Humanity, Justice, Law, Nations)

"Our purpose is simply to ask how theological principles can be shown to have usable secular analogues that throw light upon the nature of language."
- Kenneth Burke
(Related: Nature, Purpose, Language, Light, Principles)

"By its very nature, no one person can ever be the center of jazz."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Nature, Jazz)

"Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger."
- Edgar Rice Burroghs
(Related: Love, Nature, Human nature)

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
- John Burroughs
(Related: Nature, Order, Senses)

"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
(Related: Nature, Sermons)

"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."
- William Burroughs
(Related: War, Nature, Time, Games, May, Principles, Universe)

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; love's the cloudless summer sun, nature gay adorning."
- Robert Burton
(Related: Nature, Life, Love, Gay, Night, Summer, Sun)

"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
(Related: Nature, Job, President)

"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
(Related: Nature)

"The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Man, Present, Respect, World)

"Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Principles, Self)

"Self-love then does not constitute THIS or THAT to be our interest or good; but, our interest or good being constituted by nature and supposed, self-love only puts us upon obtaining and securing it."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Being, Interest, Self)

"Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Enjoyment, Satisfaction)

"Man may act according to that principle or inclination which for the present happens to be strongest, and yet act in a way disproportionate to, and violate his real proper nature."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Act, Man, May, Present)

"Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature; thus they show that we are such sort of creatures as to stand in need of those helps which higher orders of creatures do not."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Nature, Imperfection, Senses)

"Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Food, Nature, Compassion, Hunger)

"Self-preservation is the first law of nature."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Nature, First, Law, Self)

"Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.""
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Nature, Saying, Winter)

"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."
- George Byron
(Related: Love, Music, Nature, Society, Deep, Lonely, Man, Pleasure, Sea)

"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
(Related: Nature, Feeling, Passion)

"I love not man the less, but Nature more."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Love, Nature, Man)

"I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory."
- Julius Caesar
(Related: Nature, Glory)

"The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation."
- John Cage
(Related: Nature, Purpose)

"It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Obscurity)

"But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence."
- Stephen Cambone
(Related: Change, Intelligence, Nature, Awareness, Desire, Space, Will)

"Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains."
- Giraldus Cambrensis
(Related: Nature, People, Boldness, Confidence, Nation)

"The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good."
- L. Sprague de Camp
(Related: Nature, Work, Civilization, Engineering, Man, Sense, Struggle)

"To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial, fabricated equivalents for natural processes."
- Alex Campbell
(Related: Nature, Effect)

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."
- Joseph Campbell
(Related: Life, Nature, Goal, Universe)

"And muse on Nature with a poet's eye."
- Thomas Campbell
(Related: Nature, Eye)

"Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature."
- Albert Camus
(Related: Nature, Instinct, Law, Rules)

"Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all."
- Annie Jump Cannon
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Power, Creation, Man, Teaching, Unity)

"I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers."
- Georg Cantor
(Related: Nature, Infinite, Numbers, Opinions, Opposition)

"Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time."
- Karel Capek
(Related: Nature, Time, Work, Progress, Childhood, Glory, Nonsense, Understanding, Waste)

"Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Life, Love, Nature)

"The love story for me was the nature of the love and not the age of the lovers."
- Kate Capshaw
(Related: Age, Love, Nature, Lovers)

"Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Love, Nature, Now, Play, Song, Therapy, Want)

"If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Music, Nature, Heart, Being, Deep, Will)

"Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later."
- John Carmack
(Related: Nature, Law, Years)

"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
(Related: Nature, Garden, Human nature, Living, Roses, Today, Windows)

"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
(Related: Love, Peace, Nature, Children, Earth, Gifts, Honor, Will)

"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries."
- Jimmy Carter
(Related: Love, Music, Nature, Art, Language)

"It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and - I remember - he constantly warned, don't let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice."
- Enrico Caruso
(Related: Nature, Time, Work, Necessity, Public, Singing, Voice)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, God, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, God, Books, Reading, Voice)

"God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing."
- Joyce Cary
(Related: Nature, God, Character, Being, Nothing, Universe)

"The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with."
- Giacomo Casanova
(Related: Nature, Power, Balance, Man)

"These ivy league students are in the upper echelon of the college boards and had great opportunity in front of them regardless of where they go to college. Its in their very nature and it is something they expect."
- Michael N. Castle
(Related: Nature, Opportunity, College, Ivy, Students)

"A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Man)

"And not only my own brothers and sisters agreed so but my brothers and sisters in law; and their children, although but young, had the like agreeable natures and affectionate dispositions."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Brothers, Children, Law, Sisters)

"Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime."
- Margaret Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Actions, Body, Breeding, Crime, Mind)

"But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Nature, Work, May)

"You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature; for art is but to set nature in order, and nothing else."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Art, Nature, Strength, Nothing, Order, Spirit)

"The tobacco companies knew quite early on the addictive nature of their product."
- Neil Cavuto
(Related: Nature)

"That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Love, Nature, Women)

"Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct, everything in nature is coloured."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature)

"Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Painting, Sensations)

"The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Truth)

"Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them, he opens the way for his successors."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Artist)

"We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Content, Study)

"Art is a harmony parallel with nature."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Art, Nature, Harmony)

"For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Sensations)

"I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature."
- Paul Cezanne
(Related: Nature, Richness)

"Great art picks up where nature ends."
- Marc Chagall
(Related: Art, Nature)

"Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Nature, Poor)

"Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures, but only a small test of great ones."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Money)

"When a man and a woman have an overwhelming passion for each other, it seems to me, in spite of such obstacles dividing them as parents or husband, that they belong to each other in the name of Nature, and are lovers by Divine right, in spite of human convention or the laws."
- Nicolas de Chamfort
(Related: Nature, Husband, Laws, Lovers, Man, Name, Obstacles, Parents, Passion, Right, Woman)

"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."
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Related: Nature, Time, Space)

"Science is a perception of the world around us. Science is a place where what you find in nature pleases you."
- Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
(Related: Nature, Science, Perception, World)

"Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty."
- Coco Chanel
(Related: Nature, Merit)

"I'm a competitive person and it is in my nature to try hard in every match I play. The only time I'm not competitive is when I'm playing against my mom."
- Michael Chang
(Related: Mom, Nature, Time, Play)

"Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance."
- William Ellery Channing
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Growth, Ignorance, Mind)

"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
(Related: God, Life, Nature, Body, Communication, Heaven, Light, Mind)

"A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star."
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Related: Nature, Man, World)

"God, Nature, the wise, the world, preach man, exhort him both by word and deed to the study of himself."
- Pierre Charron
(Related: God, Nature, Deed, Man, Study, Word, World)

"You must try to match your colors as nearly as you can to those you see before you, and you must study the effects of light and shade on nature's own hues and tints."
- William Merritt Chase
(Related: Nature, Colors, Light, Study)

"By nature, men love newfangledness."
- Geoffrey Chaucer
(Related: Love, Men, Nature)

"Art is nature speeded up and God slowed down."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Art, Nature, God)

"In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor, kinsman, and brother."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Faith, Nature, Brother, God, Christ, First, Man)

"Thus first of all in His own person He sanctified, restored, and blessed human nature."
- Martin Chemnitz
(Related: Nature, First, Human nature)

"Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature - and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it."
- Lynne Cheney
(Related: Family, Nature, Boys, First, Flies, Girls, Human nature)

"Yes, we're trying some new stuff. Some of it might work. Some of it might not. This, of course, is the nature of episodic television. They can't all be gems."
- Marc Cherry
(Related: Nature, Work, Television, Trying)

"As man sows, so shall he reap. In works of fiction, such men are sometimes converted. More often, in real life, they do not change their natures until they are converted into dust."
- Charles W. Chesnutt
(Related: Change, Men, Life, Fiction, Man)

"Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Nature, Breeding, Result, Self, Sense)

"Tinkering is something we need to know how to do in order to keep something like the space station running. I am a tinkerer by nature."
- Leroy Chiao
(Related: Nature, Order, Running, Space)

"True popular ballads are the spontaneous products of nature."
- Francis James Child
(Related: Nature, Ballads, Popular)

"National Missile Defense is of a nature to retrigger a proliferation of weapons, notably nuclear missiles. Everything that goes in the direction of proliferation is a bad direction."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Nature, Defense, Direction, Weapons)

"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
(Related: Nature, Fear, American, Consequences, Heroes, Obligation, Reality)

"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
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Manipulation, Nothing)

"The generous abundance of her passion, without guile or trickery, was like a white flame which penetrated and found response in depths of his own sensuous nature that had never yet been reached."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Nature, Abundance, Passion)

"It is the nature of babies to be in bliss."
- Deepak Chopra
(Related: Nature, Babies)

"I believe the accepted model of capitalism that demands endless growth deserves the blame for the destruction of nature, and it should be displaced. Failing that, I try to work with those companies and help them change the way they think about our resources."
- Yvon Chouinard
(Related: Change, Work, Nature, Growth, Blame, Capitalism, Destruction, Help)

"In my book I specifically discussed the structural nature of injustice and offered Nine Touchstones of Goddess ethics as an alternative to the Ten Commandments of Biblical religion."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Nature, Religion, Ethics, Injustice)

"The Goddess of Old Europe and Ancient Crete represented the unity of life in nature, delight in the diversity of form, the powers of birth, death and regeneration."
- Carol P. Christ
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Delight, Diversity, Europe, Old, Unity)

"And all men are ready to pass judgement on the priest as if he was not a being clothed with flesh, or one who inherited a human nature."
- John Chrysostom
(Related: Men, Nature, Being, Human nature)

"It can't be Nature, for it is not sense."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Nature, Sense)

"Thou strange piece of wild nature!"
- Colley Cibber
"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
(Related: Nature, Character, Circumstances, Habits, Heredity, Race)

"Nature abhors annihilation."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature)

"Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Truth, Longing)

"Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?"
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Children, Gifts, Man, Race)

"Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Time, Men)

"Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Habit, Virtue, Mind, Moderation, Reason)

"There are more men ennobled by study than by nature."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Men, Nature, Study)

"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
(Related: Nature, Law)

"It is the nature of every person to error, but only the fool perseveres in error."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Nature, Error, Fool)

"Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own. My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else, was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions, who often led me into snares."
- John Clare
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Enemy)

"The limit is not as narrow as it might be. I do not claim for this action, as it now goes on, an ideal degree of efficiency. What I do claim is that this type of competition already reveals its nature and its ultimate power to hold seeming monopolies in check."
- John Bates Clark
(Related: Nature, Power, Action, Competition, Efficiency, Now)

"Now an infinite happiness cannot be purchased by any price less than that which is infinite in value; and infinity of merit can only result from a nature that is infinitely divine or perfect."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Happiness, Nature, Infinite, Infinity, Merit, Now, Result, Value)

"But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required."
- Adam Clarke
(Related: Nature, Angels, Christ, Human nature)

"Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal."
- Arthur C. Clarke
(Related: Nature, Judges, Laws, Mercy)

"When I went to the University, the medical school was the only place where one could hope to find the means to study life, its nature, its origins, and its ills."
- Albert Claude
(Related: Medical, Life, Nature, Hope, School, Study, University)

"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."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Nature, War, Thought)

"Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating."
- Karl Von Clausewitz
(Related: Nature, Certainty, Clarity, Intellect, Uncertainty)

"God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible."
- James Clavell
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, God, Nothing, Wonders)

"The only line that's wrong in Shakespeare is 'holding a mirror up to nature.' You hold a magnifying glass up to nature. As an actor you just enlarge it enough so that your audience can identify with the situation. If it were a mirror, we would have no art."
- Montgomery Clift
(Related: Art, Nature, Actor, Shakespeare, Wrong)

"We are not by nature cruel."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Nature)

"Middle age is the awkward period when Father Time starts catching up with Mother Nature."
- Harold Coffin
(Related: Age, Nature, Time, Mother, Father, Middle age)

"Our true nature is free of any and all notions of gender, of any notions of difference whatsoever."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Nature, Difference, Gender)

"The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Art, Nature)

"You can tell the nature of the man by the words he chooses."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Nature, Man, Words)

"Take the decision in early March to arrest Muqtada al-Sadr. It was made apparently without knowledge or understanding of the nature of his movement or how widespread it is."
- Juan Cole
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Decision, March, Understanding)

"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
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Trust, Act, Borrowing, Memory)

"Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty."
- Jeremy Collier
(Related: Nature, Conviction, Learning, Modesty)

"It is the nature of truth to struggle to the light."
- Wilkie Collins
(Related: Nature, Truth, Light, Struggle)

"All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws."
- John Coltrane
(Related: Nature, Laws)

"Growing up, being watched from the outside... it's kind of very taxing and maybe I should just do some kind of manual labor-it might be more relaxing. But I can't, it's not in my nature."
- Jennifer Connelly
(Related: Nature, Being, Growing up, Labor)

"Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Nature, Water)

"Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature."
- Cyril Connolly
(Related: Family, Nature, Language, Man, Quarrel)

"The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures; the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement - but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Revolution, Leaders, May, Victims)

"For all that has been said of the love that certain natures (on shore) have professed for it, for all the celebrations it has been the object of in prose and song, the sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness."
- Joseph Conrad
(Related: Love, Man, Prose, Sea, Song)

"The changing nature of money is only one facet of the financial services revolution."
- Scott Cook
(Related: Money, Nature, Financial, Revolution)

"Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: History, Nature, Effort, Human nature, Psychology, Trying)

"Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Nature, Society)

"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
(Related: Men, Nature, Body, Challenge, Rights, Laws, Protection)

"I imagine a lot of people tune in simply to watch reporters get bitch-slapped by Mother Nature, and frankly, who can blame them?"
- Anderson Cooper
(Related: Nature, Mother, People, Blame)

"They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another;' a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Nature, Feeling, Man, Maxim, Morals, Popular, Theory)

"It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil."
- James F. Cooper
(Related: Nature, Evil)

"I think it bespeaks a generous nature, a man who can cook."
- Jilly Cooper
(Related: Nature, Man)

"Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature."
- Francis Ford Coppola
(Related: Nature, Business, Human nature)

"Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature."
- Billy Corgan
(Related: Nature, God, Cats, Culture, Internet, Talk)

"Deceit is the game of petty spirits, and that is by nature a woman's quality."
- Pierre Corneille
(Related: Nature, Quality, Deceit, Spirits, Woman)

"Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Nature, Blood, End, Hair, Wood)

"The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it."
- Gustave Courbet
(Related: Art, Nature, Artist, Reality)

"All men have an equal right to the free development of their faculties; they have an equal right to the impartial protection of the state; but it is not true, it is against all the laws of reason and equity, it is against the eternal nature of things."
- Victor Cousin
(Related: Men, Nature, Development, Laws, Protection, Reason, Right, State)

"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
(Related: Environmental, Nature, Mother, Cure, Enemy, Job, Problems)

"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
(Related: Nature, Man, Trying)

"The world's a scene of changes, and to be constant, in nature were inconstancy."
- Abraham Cowley
(Related: Nature, World)

"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."
- William Cowper
(Related: Happiness, Nature)

"Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God."
- William Cowper
(Related: Nature, God, Cause, Effect, Name)

"In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide."
- George Crabbe
(Related: Experience, Nature, Friends, Heaven, Help)

"If we had this back, and in full measure; if society were infused by it, through and through, and men lived its life, and in its life, philosophy would take care of itself and the nature of our institutions would not matter."
- Ralph A. Cram
(Related: Men, Nature, Society, Life, Care, Measure, Philosophy)

"There are tons of people who are late to trends by nature and adopt a trend after it's no longer in fashion. They exist in mutual funds. They exist in clothes. They exist in cars. They exist in lifestyles."
- Jim Cramer
(Related: Nature, People, Clothes, Fashion)

"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."
- Harry Crews
(Related: Nature, Hurt)

"It would appear that the number of nonsense triplets is rather low, since we only occasionally come across them. However this conclusion is less secure than our other deductions about the general nature of the genetic code."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Nature, Nonsense)

"It is one of the more striking generalizations of biochemistry - which surprisingly is hardly ever mentioned in the biochemical textbooks - that the twenty amino acids and the four bases, are, with minor reservations, the same throughout Nature."
- Francis Crick
(Related: Nature)

"The nature of the shuttle was, we couldn't put a crew escape system in it."
- Robert Crippen
(Related: Nature)

"Nature can do more than physicians."
- Oliver Cromwell
(Related: Nature, Physicians)

"Worrying that banning flag desecration would inhibit free speech reveals a misunderstanding of the flag's fundamental nature."
- Adrian Cronauer
(Related: Nature, Free speech)

"If you will investigate all the Indian troubles, you will find that there is something wrong of this nature at the bottom of all of them, something relating to the supplies, or else a tardy and broken faith on the part of the general government."
- George Crook
(Related: Faith, Government, Nature, Will, Wrong)

"Man does not bring to God's altar the stuff of nature in itself, in its initial structure, but something he has made and molded out of nature for the nourishment and the inspiration of men."
- Wilford O. Cross
(Related: Men, Nature, God, Inspiration, Man)

"Your art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Art, Nature, Wisdom, Fact)

"Artists have really never had any representation on Capitol Hill, because it's not the nature of the artist to join together and make a unified presence. Those days kind of died in the '60s."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Nature, Artist, Artists)

"I hate how I've had the mantle set on my shoulders as being against the record label. We've had some issues, but that is the nature of business."
- Sheryl Crow
(Related: Business, Nature, Being, Hate)

"Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Nature, Morality, People, Facts, Fighting, Manners)

"Perhaps many of the perplexing problems of the new music could be put into a new light if we were to reintroduce the ancient idea of music being a reflection of nature."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Nature, Idea, Being, Light, Problems, Reflection)

"In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music."
- George Crumb
(Related: Music, Nature, Birds, Insects, Sense, Water, Wind)

"Let your Medicine be somthing of the Nature of the Sign ascending."
- Nicholas Culpeper
(Related: Nature, Medicine)

"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child."
- Marie Curie
(Related: Life, Nature)

"Is it right to probe so deeply into Nature's secrets? The question must here be raised whether it will benefit mankind, or whether the knowledge will be harmful."
- Pierre Curie
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Mankind, Question, Right, Secrets, Will)

"Nature makes woman to be won and men to win."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Men, Nature, Woman)

"I have a bit of a rebellious nature."
- John Cusack
(Related: Nature)

"Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Nature, Animals, Earth, Effect)

"The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature."
- Edward Dahlberg
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Mistakes, Will)

"Spock's cool, analytical nature feels more fascinating and topical than ever now that we've put a sort of Vulcan in the White House."
- Steve Daly
(Related: Nature, Now)

"Custom, that is before all law; Nature, that is above all art."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Art, Nature, Custom, Law)

"We are so arrogant, we forget that we are not the reason for evolution, we are not the point of evolution. We are part of evolution. Unfortunately, we believe that we've been created to dominate the planet, to dominate nature. Ain't true."
- Ted Danson
(Related: Nature, Evolution, Forget, Reason)

"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Nature, Laws, Misery, Poor, Sin)

"What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!"
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Work, Devil)

"Every so often I find some poems that are too good for the readers of The Atlantic because they are a little too involved with the nature of poetry, as such."
- Peter Davison
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Poems)

"Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things."
- Richard Dawkins
(Related: Nature)

"No society lies nearer to the cyclonic path of the forces of world change than the United States, and few societies are more intellectually aware of the nature of the issues that have to be faced."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Change, Nature, Society, Lies, states, United, World)

"It is clear that this essential Christian doctrine gives a new value to human nature, to human history and to human life which is not to be found in the other great oriental religions."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Christian, Doctrine, Human nature, Value)

"Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in theorder of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Nature, Being, Culture, Divinity, Grace, Humanism, Order)

"For humanism also appeals to man as man. It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil and class and to create a common language and a common culture in which men can realize their common humanity."
- Christopher Dawson
(Related: Men, Nature, Blood, Class, Culture, Human nature, Humanism, Humanity, Language, Limitations)

"I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure."
- Danielle Dax
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Heroes, Human nature, Insecurity, Want)

"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
(Related: Nature, Fact, First, Talk)

"I think it's really important to use your hands and get close to materials. To be up close to real things like rain and mud; to have contact with nature."
- Robin Day
(Related: Nature, Rain)

"The trifle now inscribed with your name. was occasioned by a particular fact; but to the disgrace of human nature, the subject is sufficiently general to interest every heart not totally impenetrable."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Heart, Disgrace, Fact, Human nature, Interest, Name, Now, Trifle)

"But let her remember, that it is in Britain alone, that laws are equally favourable to liberty and humanity; that it is in Britain the sacred rights of nature have received their most awful ratification."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Nature, Rights, Humanity, Laws, Liberty)

"Plus, I am paranoid by nature. I need to be in control."
- Taylor Dayne
(Related: Nature, Control)

"I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed."
- James Dean
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Now, World)

"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."
- Claude Debussy
(Related: Nature, Development, Example, Musicians, Nothing, Sunset, Will)

"Nature has left this tincture in the blood, That all men would be tyrants if they could."
- Daniel Defoe
(Related: Men, Nature, Blood)

"Nature is a dictionary; one draws words from it."
- Eugene Delacroix
(Related: Nature, Words)

"Painting is by nature a luminous language."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Nature, Language, Painting)

"Nature engenders the science of painting."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Nature, Science, Painting)

"Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Art, Nature, Horror)

"Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Nature, Observation)

"Light in Nature creates the movement of colors."
- Robert Delaunay
(Related: Nature, Colors, Light)

"Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work."
- Don DeLillo
(Related: Nature, Work, Ideas, Cunning, Quiet, Silence)

"Our bodies are at once the receiving and transmitting stations for life itself. It is the highest wisdom to recognize this fact and train our bodies to render them sensitive and responsive to nature. art and religion."
- Ruth St. Denis
(Related: Art, Life, Religion, Wisdom, Nature, Fact)

"A large wildlife book, start to finish, could take one to two years, but then I would expect to get several good (nature) magazine features off the back of this, plus of course a lot of stock."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Wildlife, Years)

"Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects."
- Nigel Dennis
(Related: Nature, Photography)

"When man decides he can control nature, he's in deep trouble."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Nature, Control, Deep, Man, Trouble)

"I've always been a guy who's pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work."
- Rick Derringer
(Related: Work, Nature, Attitude, Pretty, Support)

"Quantum computation is... a distinctively new way of harnessing nature... It will be the first technology that allows useful tasks to be performed in collaboration between parallel universes."
- David Deutsch
(Related: Technology, Nature, Collaboration, First, Will)

"I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither "good" or "bad", and who knows neither love nor hatred."
- Savitri Devi
(Related: Love, Nature, Hatred, Worship)

"Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home."
- John Dewey
(Related: Home, Nature, Mother, Man)

"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Heart)

"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
(Related: Nature, Time, Progress, Grave, Night)

"How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!"
- Emily Dickinson
(Related: Nature)

"There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Facts, Observation, Reflection, Result)

"No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Man, Right)

"It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common."
- Denis Diderot
(Related: Nature, Observation, Reason, Reflection)

"All science is experiential; but all experience must be related back to and derives its its validity from the conditions and context of consciousness in which it arises, i.e., the totality of our nature."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Experience, Nature, Science, Consciousness, Validity)

"Any theory intended to describe and analyze socio-historical reality cannot restrict itself to the human spirit and disregard the totality of human nature."
- Wilhelm Dilthey
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Reality, Spirit, Theory)

"I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots."
- Isak Dinesen
(Related: Nature, Abundance, Ants, Evil, Horror)

"My dream is to save women from nature."
- Christian Dior
(Related: Nature, Women, Dream)

"You can't just let nature run wild."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Nature)

"All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Nature, Exaggeration, Fantasy)

"I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Nature, Gardens, Instinct, Wilderness)

"Talking up a storm about food is so easy for me, it's second nature."
- Rocco DiSpirito
(Related: Food, Nature, Talking)

"Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Nature, Man)

"I'm totally on a mission to find my signature scent, but I'm too mercurial."
- Lexa Doig
(Related: Mission)

"I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own."
- J. P. Donleavy
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing."
- John Donne
(Related: Nature)

"One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly."
- Maureen Dowd
(Related: Nature, Sense)

"Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature."
- Arthur Conan Doyle
(Related: Nature, Ideas)

"In some movies you feel like you're a very small part of a huge machine. Whereas in the theater you can have a very small part, but you can still feel the weight and the gravity of it. Given the nature of theater, it's a more concentrated and quiet experience."
- Minnie Driver
(Related: Experience, Movies, Nature, Gravity, Machine, Quiet, Theater, Weight)

"For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature."
- Ann Druyan
(Related: History, Nature, Illness, Myths, Spirits)

"Self-defence is Nature's eldest law."
- John Dryden
(Related: Nature, Law, Self)

"When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart."
- Raoul Dufy
(Related: Nature, Heart, Study)

"I joke around a lot about the manic times because they're funny. We manics do outrageous things and it is part of our colorful nature."
- Patty Duke
(Related: Nature, Funny)

"Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns - the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation, nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are."
- Katherine Dunn
(Related: Nature, People, Possibility, Being, First, Manipulation)

"Nature has never read the Declaration of Independence. It continues to make us unequal."
- Will Durant
(Related: Nature, Independence)

"When a woman drinks it's as if an animal were drinking, or a child. Alcoholism is scandalous in a woman, and a female alcoholic is rare, a serious matter. It's a slur on the divine in our nature."
- Marguerite Duras
(Related: Nature, Drinking, Drinks, Woman)

"As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art."
- Albrecht Durer
(Related: Art, Nature, Simplicity)

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
- Eleanora Duse
(Related: Nature, Soul, Joy, Sight)

"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive."
- Eleonora Duse
(Related: Nature, Power, Soul, Joy, Sight)

"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
(Related: Nature, Dreams)

"The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools."
- Thomas Eakins
(Related: Nature, Artist, Eye, Tools)

"Nearness to nature... keeps the spirit sensitive to impressions not commonly felt and in touch with the unseen powers."
- Charles Alexander Eastman
(Related: Nature, Spirit)

"There were no temples or shrines among us save those of nature."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Nature)

"The elements and majestic forces in nature, Lightning, Wind, Water, Fire, and Frost, were regarded with awe as spiritual powers, but always secondary and intermediate in character."
- Charles Eastman
(Related: Nature, Character, Fire, Spiritual, Water, Wind)

"The musician writes for the orchestra what his inner voice sings to him; the painter rarely relies without disadvantage solely upon the images which his inner eye presents to him; nature gives him his forms, study governs his combinations of them."
- Hermann Ebbinghaus
(Related: Nature, Eye, Study, Voice)

"A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion."
- Umberto Eco
(Related: Life, Nature, War, Time, Books, Mankind)

"It is one thing for the human mind to extract from the phenomena of nature the laws which it has itself put into them; it may be a far harder thing to extract laws over which it has no control."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Nature, Control, Laws, May, Mind)

"Shuffling is the only thing which Nature cannot undo."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Nature)

"We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature."
- Arthur Eddington
(Related: Nature, Science, Mind)

"Due to the political nature of film, partisan film making, especially where the subject is close to the film makers hart, tend to be the norm, rather than the exception."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Nature, Film)

"Indeed it can be argued that to make a powerful film you must care about the subject, therefore powerful films tend to be both political and partisan in nature."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Nature, Care, Film)

"Inherently participatory in nature, Community Video focusing on using video to enable communities to communicate amongst themselves as well as with others."
- Ben Edwards
(Related: Nature, Community)

"I'm very competitive by nature. And I like to be the underdog - It's the best way to win. To come from behind and win is a great feeling!"
- Zac Efron
(Related: Nature)

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Deep, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Order, Variety)

"Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Joy)

"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
(Related: Nature, Science, Acting, Credit, Insecurity, Man, Mind)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Compassion, Living)

"Common sense invents and constructs no less than its own field than science does in its domain. It is, however, in the nature of common sense not to be aware of this situation."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature, Science, Common sense)

"We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Nature)

"Such is the audacity of man, that he hath learned to counterfeit Nature, yea, and is so bold as to challenge her in her work."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Work, Nature, Challenge, Man)

"In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness."
- George Eliot
(Related: Nature, Quarrels, Reason)

"Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts."
- Elizabeth I
(Related: Nature, Fear, Destruction)

"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."
- Henry Ellis
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Sympathy, Youth)

"All human language draws its nature and value from the fact that it both comes from the Word of God and is chosen by God to manifest himself. But this relationship is secret and incomprehensible, beyond the bounds of reason and analysis."
- Jacques Ellul
(Related: Nature, God, Fact, Language, Reason, Value, Word)

"My focus is not on solving nature's deeper mysteries. It is on using nature's deeper mysteries to solve important societal problems."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Nature, Focus, Problems)

"It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Nature)

"First, I identify an analogous problem in nature and borrow from it."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Nature, First)

"I have expertise in five different fields which helps me to easily understand the analogy between my scientific problems and those occurring in nature."
- Philip Emeagwali
(Related: Nature, Expertise, Problems)

"The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature)

"Nature hates calculators."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature)

"Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature, Books, Eyes)

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature, Colors, Spirit)

"We are by nature observers, and thereby learners. That is our permanent state."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature, State)

"We see God face to face every hour, and know the savor of Nature."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature, God)

"When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature, Work, Genius)

"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Patience)

"A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature, Friend, May)

"Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, Day)

"The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere."
- Empedocles
(Related: Nature, God)

"The scope of material I can work with is not limited to the set of things that we inherit from nature."
- Drew Endy
(Related: Nature, Work)

"It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them."
- Epictetus
(Related: 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."
- Desiderius Erasmus
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Possession, Profit)

"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
(Related: Men, Nature, Mother, Evil, Thoughtful)

"I plead for conservation of human culture, which is much more fragile than nature herself. We needn't destroy other cultures with the force of our own."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Conservation, Culture, Force)

"No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Learning)

"There is little doubt that we are in the midst of a revolution of a much more profound and fundamental nature than the social and political revolutions of the last half century."
- Arthur Erickson
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Revolution)

"I wanted to understand the secrets behind my chemical experiments and behind the processes in nature."
- Richard Ernst
(Related: Nature, Secrets)

"A signature always reveals a man's character - and sometimes even his name."
- Evan Esar
(Related: Character, Man, Name)

"The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God."
- Euclid
(Related: Nature, God, Thoughts, Laws)

"I have a critical nature, in the sense that when I look at something I often look for the flaws."
- Donald Fagen
(Related: Nature, Flaws, Sense)

"The simplicity and uniformity of rural occupations, and their incessant practice, preclude any anxieties and agitations of hope and fear, to which employments of a more precarious and casual nature are subject."
- William Falconer
(Related: Nature, Fear, Hope, Occupations, Practice, Simplicity)

"Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature."
- Michael Faraday
(Related: Nature, Laws, Nothing)

"The Americans are optimistic by their nature. And they are hopeful."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Nature, Americans)

"Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental. All important advances are sudden intuitions, new principles, new ways of seeing."
- Marilyn Ferguson
(Related: Nature, Progress, Principles, Understanding)

"Questioning the nature and implications of liminal instances necessarily involves failure, if only in the specifically technical sense of entering spaces where prevailing criteria of success scarcely apply."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Nature, Success, Failure, Questioning, Sense)

"Certainly being in California has encouraged a sustained commitment to rethinking the nature, purposes, and relevance of the contemporary arts, specifically music, for a society which by and large seems to manage quite well without them."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Society, Music, Nature, Being, Commitment)

"My own position is, that it is largely up to the work itself to suggest the nature of these referential points without dimensions in and through the processes by which the distance between them is maintained."
- Brian Ferneyhough
(Related: Nature, Work)

"Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Nature, Public, Reality)

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."
- Richard P. Feynman
(Related: Nature, Technology, Successful, Public, Reality)

"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
(Related: Nature)

"I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper."
- Leslie Fiedler
(Related: Man, Old, Writer, Writing, Years)

"All nature wears one universal grin."
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Nature)

"A good face they say, is a letter of recommendation. O Nature, Nature, why art thou so dishonest, as ever to send men with these false recommendations into the World!"
- Henry Fielding
(Related: Art, Men, Nature)

"Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee."
- Martin H. Fischer
(Related: Work, Nature, Advice, Partnership)

"Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature ."
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant."
- Gustave Flaubert
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Stupidity)

"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
(Related: Nature, Life, Artist, Opinion)

"I am and have always been a strong proponent of public education. But by the virtue of its very nature - publicly funded schools cannot offer the type of spiritual education that Catholic schools have long provided."
- Mark Foley
(Related: Education, Nature, Virtue, Public, Schools, Spiritual)

"People must help one another; it is nature's law."
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Related: Nature, People, Help, Law)

"I'm crazy about Grant: his character, his nature, his science in fighting and everything else. But I don't like the idea that he never accepted the blame for anything, always found someone else to blame for any mistake that was ever made, including blaming Prentiss for Shiloh."
- Shelby Foote
(Related: Science, Nature, Mistake, Idea, Character, Blame, Fighting)

"The naturalists of our own time hold equal faith in the wonders of the sea, but seek therein rather for the links of nature's chain than for apparent exceptions."
- Edward Forbes
(Related: Faith, Time, Nature, Sea, Wonders)

"Usually when you're working is when people want you to work. They don't want you as much when you're not working. That's the frustrating nature of our business."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Business, Nature, Work, People, Want)

"England has always been disinclined to accept human nature."
- E. M. Forster
(Related: Nature, England, Human nature)

"Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while, until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted, when she quietly yields to the power of the art."
- Robert Fortune
(Related: Art, Nature, Power, Measure, Treatment)

"He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles."
- Harry Emerson Fosdick
(Related: Love, Nature, Courage, Calamity, Faces, Human nature, Will)

"How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all."
- Alan Dean Foster
(Related: Nature, Fantasy, Research)

"Our challenge for the future is that we realize we are very much a part of the earth's ecosystem, and we must learn to respect and live according to the basic biological laws of nature."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Nature, Challenge, Earth, Future, Laws, Respect)

"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
(Related: Nature, Animals, Right)

"It is human nature to think wisely and act in an absurd fashion."
- Anatole France
(Related: Nature, Act, Fashion, Human nature)

"Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil."
- Anatole France
(Related: Nature, Evil, Principles)

"What an author likes to write most is his signature on the back of a cheque."
- Brendan Francis
"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
(Related: Nature, God, Lonely, Quiet)

"In the main the Academy helped to frame only laws of an economic or social nature, since owing to the development of the totalitarian regime it became more and more impossible to cooperate in other spheres."
- Hans Frank
(Related: Nature, Development, Laws)

"It's the Power of the Almighty, the Splendor of Nature, and then you."
- Al Franken
(Related: Power, Nature)

"In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Nature, Cookery, Improvement, Mankind)

"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
(Related: Money, Nature, Happiness, Man, Nothing, Will)

"I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: People, Evil)

"By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation of powers superior to man which are believed to direct and control the course of nature and of human life."
- James G. Frazer
(Related: Life, Nature, Religion, Control, Man)

"Nature is inside art as its content, not outside as its model."
- Marilyn French
(Related: Art, Nature, Content)

"The character of the artist doesn't enter into the nature of the art."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Art, Nature, Character, Artist)

"The psychical, whatever its nature may be, is itself unconscious."
- Sigmund Freud
(Related: Nature, May, Unconscious)

"It takes a kind of shabby arrogance to survive in our time, and a fairly romantic nature to want to."
- Edgar Z. Friedenberg
(Related: Nature, Time, Arrogance, Romantic, Want)

"I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature."
- Caspar David Friedrich
(Related: Nature, Order)

"Space offers extraordinary potential for commerce and adventure, for new innovations and new tests of will. As Americans, we can't help but reach for the stars. It's our nature. It's our destiny."
- Bill Frist
(Related: Nature, Adventure, Americans, Commerce, Destiny, Help, Potential, Space, Stars, Tests, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Result, Ugly)

"The secret of a person's nature lies in their religion and what they really believes about the world and their place in it."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Nature, Religion, Lies, World)

"Just as a new scientific discovery manifests something that was already latent in the order of nature, and at the same time is logically related to the total structure of the existing science, so the new poem manifests something that was already latent in the order of words."
- Northrop Frye
(Related: Time, Nature, Science, Discovery, Order, Words)

"This cream will help one's nature strengthen and grow, The diet gives support in my decline."
- Du Fu
(Related: Diet, Nature, Help, Support, Will)

"But the nature of my main work in chemistry can be better represented by more than 280 English publications, of which roughly 200 concern the theory of chemical reactions and related subjects."
- Kenichi Fukui
(Related: Nature, Work, Concern, English, Theory)

"Nature provides exceptions to every rule."
- Margaret Fuller
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Succeed, Trying)

"Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object."
- Henry Fuseli
(Related: Nature, Idea, Perfection)

"And when I was born, I drew in the common air, and fell upon the earth, which is of like nature; and the first voice which I uttered was crying, as all others do."
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol
(Related: Nature, Earth, First, Voice)

"Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature."
- Dennis Gabor
(Related: Nature, Man, Now, Will)

"My sentiments for the American cause, from the Stamp Act downward, have never changed... I am still of opinion that it is the cause of liberty and of human nature."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Nature, Act, American, Cause, Human nature, Liberty, Opinion)

"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
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Music, Nature, Work, People, Performance, Fact)

"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."
- John Kenneth Galbraith
(Related: Nature, Achievement)

"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
(Related: Nature, Actions, Man)

"We have, of course, long since ceased to think of Nature as the sympathetic mirror of our moods, or to imagine that she has any concern with the temporal affairs of man."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Concern, Man, Moods)

"Though actually the work of man's hands - or, more properly speaking, the work of his travelling feet, - roads have long since come to seem so much a part of Nature that we have grown to think of them as a feature of the landscape no less natural than rocks and trees."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Work, Feet, Man, Trees)

"There is something mean in human nature that prefers to think evil, that gives a willing ear and a ready welcome to calumny, a sort of jealousy of goodness and greatness and things of good report."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Greatness, Calumny, Evil, Goodness, Human nature, Jealousy)

"Perhaps we too seldom reflect how much the life of Nature is one with the life of man, how unimportant or indeed merely seeming, the difference between them."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Life, Nature, Difference, Man)

"Nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever approaching, forever vanishing; but in her vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand, in all her partings a promise of meetings farther along the road."
- Richard Le Gallienne
(Related: Nature, Meetings, Promise, Road)

"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."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Anger, Nature, Abuse, Human nature, Will)

"Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Truth, Ignorance, Self)

"Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Man, Service, Spirit, Woman)

"Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Nature, Love, Despair, Evil, Human nature, Influence, Yield)

"Mother Nature comes up against reality, and the reality is that the system doesn't work."
- John Garamendi
(Related: Nature, Work, Mother, Reality)

"Families, particularly, tend to be the ones that you take the most for granted. They seem to slip under the radar, all those important things - it almost becomes second nature to do so."
- Adam Garcia
(Related: Nature)

"If I had it my way, I never would have left San Francisco, but things change and that's the nature of this business. We have to move on. We hopefully get opportunities down the road that we take advantage of."
- Jeff Garcia
(Related: Change, Nature, Business, Road)

"America is still mostly xenophobic and racist. That's the nature of America, I think."
- Jerry Garcia
(Related: Nature, America)

"The mystery is what prompted men to leave caves, to come out of the womb of nature."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Men, Nature, Mystery)

"The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Nature, Gain, Houses, Trees)

"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."
- Helen Garner
(Related: Nature, Intention, Meaning, Rain)

"I guess for me what is more significant than success is the nature of each of the songs and of the words."
- Peter Garrett
(Related: Nature, Success, Songs, Words)

"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
(Related: Nature, Genius, God, Eternity, First, Law, Sky, Want)

"We converse as we live by repeating, by combining and recombining a few elements over and over again just as nature does when of elementary particles it builds a world."
- William Gass
(Related: Nature, World)

"Law is born from despair of human nature."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Nature, Despair, Human nature, Law)

"Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Love, Nature, Vitality)

"The good is, like nature, an immense landscape in which man advances through centuries of exploration."
- Jose Ortega y Gasset
(Related: Nature, Exploration, Man)

"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator."
- Antonio Gaudi
(Related: Nature, Laws, Support)

"We need to think more about the nature of rhetoric in anthropology. There isn't a body of knowledge and thought to fall back on in this regard."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Nature, Thought, Knowledge, Anthropology, Body, Rhetoric)

"We're getting closer to our nature."
- Clifford Geertz
(Related: Nature)

"Men who are not given any voice in this because of the secret nature of the courts, what they're left with is dressing up ridiculously, but at least using humour to try and draw attention to their kids."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: Men, Nature, Attention, Kids, Voice)

"The natural capital is not income, but we spend our natural capital as if it were revenue, as if it were going to come back next year without any problems, whereas these renewals in nature can take hundreds of years."
- Susan George
(Related: Nature, Income, Problems, Years)

"Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations."
- David Gerrold
(Related: Nature, Laws, Understanding)

"That's human nature - the ups and downs."
- Jami Gertz
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Men, Women, Nature, Emotions, Temperament)

"A hatred of failure has always been part of my nature."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Nature, Failure, Hatred)

"In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people."
- Paul Getty
(Related: Nature, People, Politeness)

"The courage of a soldier is found to be the cheapest and most common quality of human nature."
- Edward Gibbon
(Related: Nature, Quality, Courage, Human nature)

"The most gifted natures are perhaps also the most trembling."
- Andre Gide
"Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself."
- L. Wolfe Gilbert
(Related: Beauty, Life, Nature, Secrets, Will)

"Man is nature's sole mistake."
- William Gilbert
(Related: Nature, Mistake, Man)

"It is in the nature of the New Yorker to be as topical as possible, on a level that is often small in scale and playful in intention."
- Brendan Gill
(Related: Nature, Intention)

"The American economy has always been driven by the entrepreneurial nature of its citizens, and blocking access to affordable health care will only suffocate growth within the small business sector of our economy."
- Paul Gillmor
(Related: Business, Health, Nature, Growth, American, Care, Economy, Will)

"There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Imagination, Nature, Truth, Law, Study)

"We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth."
- Jean Giraudoux
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Truth, Law, Schools)

"Every man has a certain sphere of discretion which he has a right to expect shall not be infringed by his neighbours. This right flows from the very nature of man."
- William Godwin
(Related: Nature, Discretion, Man, Right)

"Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Nature, Development, Progress, Inaction)

"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
(Related: Nature, Connection)

"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
(Related: Nature, Feeling, Language, Reality)

"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
(Related: Experience, Nature, Dream, Clarity, Moments)

"That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in."
- Whoopi Goldberg
(Related: Nature, Mother, Care)

"Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry."
- William Golding
(Related: Nature, Birds, Job, Routine)

"Romance and novel paint beauty in colors more charming than nature, and describe a happiness that humans never taste. How deceptive and destructive are those pictures of consummate bliss!"
- Oliver Goldsmith
(Related: Beauty, Happiness, Nature, Romance, Colors, Taste)

"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."
- Andy Goldsworthy
(Related: Art, Nature, Time, Growth, Appearance, Understanding, Want, Wood)

"Truth cannot be defined or tested by agreement with 'the world'; for not only do truths differ for different worlds but the nature of agreement between a world apart from it is notoriously nebulous."
- Nelson Goodman
(Related: Nature, Truth, Agreement, World)

"Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo."
- Al Gore
(Related: Travel, Nature)

"Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: Art, Nature)

"The truth is, I could no more dictate her nature than she could dictate mine. Kinsey's happy as she is and she doesn't need to be rescued, improved, or saved."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Nature, Truth)

"We all need to look into the dark side of our nature - that's where the energy is, the passion. People are afraid of that because it holds pieces of us we're busy denying."
- Sue Grafton
(Related: Nature, People, Energy, Passion)

"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."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Nature, Actions, Behavior, Being, Body, Want)

"It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal."
- Amy Grant
(Related: Nature, Time, People, Human nature, Old, Want)

"And film acting is incredibly tedious, just by its nature. It's incredibly, mind numbingly slow."
- Hugh Grant
(Related: Nature, Acting, Film, Mind)

"Some may claim that is it unscientific to speak of the operations of nature as miracles. But the point of the title lies in the paradox of finding so many wonderful things subservient to the rule of law."
- Elisha Gray
(Related: Nature, Law, Lies, May, Miracles, Paradox)

"We had a certain kind of really big prestige among, I suppose not just intellectual folk, but a sort of nice middle class intelligent folk of a very urban nature."
- Adolph Green
(Related: Nature, Class, Folk, Middle class)

"In the ordinary affairs of life we do not require nor expect demonstrative evidence, because it is inconsistent with the nature of matters of fact, and to insist on its production would be unreasonable and absurd."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Life, Nature, Fact, Production)

"By competent evidence, is meant such as the nature of the thing to be proved requires; and by satisfactory evidence, is meant that amount of proof, which ordinarily satisfies an unprejudiced mind, beyond any reasonable doubt."
- Simon Greenleaf
(Related: Nature, Doubt, Mind, Proof)

"You have to understand that once an indictment has been signed, all countries that are signature to the U.N. charter will hand a person straight over. You don't have to go through the normal extradition process."
- Tony Greig
(Related: Countries, Will)

"To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love."
- Alex Grey
(Related: Life, Love, Nature, Fate, Spirits)

"Love of man for woman - love of woman for man. That's the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself."
- Zane Grey
(Related: Life, Love, Nature, Man, Meaning, Woman)

"Philosophy means nothing unless it is connected to birth, death, and the continuance of life. Anytime you are going to build a society that works, you have to begin from nature and the body."
- Susan Griffin
(Related: Nature, Society, Death, Life, Body, Nothing, Philosophy)

"I look around me and nowhere do I see a stamp of disapproval with which nature marked a woman's candid brow."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Nature, Woman)

"There is an urgent need for a radical revision of our current concepts of the nature of consciousness and its relationship to matter and the brain."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Nature, Consciousness, Radical)

"Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco."
- Bill Gross
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Mission, Sense, Vulnerability)

"In hard-core science fiction in which characters are responding to a change in environment, caused by nature or the universe or technology, what readers want to see is how people cope, and so the character are present to cope, or fail to cope."
- James Gunn
(Related: Change, Nature, Science, Technology, People, Character, Environment, Fiction, Present, Universe, Want)

"I believe that when people have an occupation that allows them to provide for their families, the social dimension of human nature will emerge instinctively and lead people to help and organize others less privileged."
- Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao
(Related: Nature, People, Help, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

"As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster."
- Thomas Guthrie
(Related: Art, Nature, Grace, Treatment)

"It's human nature to start taking things for granted again when danger isn't banging loudly on the door."
- David Hackworth
(Related: Nature, Danger, Human nature)

"When I grew up there wasn't air-conditioning or anything of that nature, and this old car had a wall thickness of about ten inches. So we had a little warmer house in the winter and a little cooler in the summer."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Car, Nature, Old, Summer, Winter)

"I was 48-years old before anybody talked me into it for medicinal purposes, instead of some of these drugs that they give you that will lead you to heart surgery and things of that nature."
- Merle Haggard
(Related: Nature, Heart, Drugs, Old, Will)

"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."
- John B. S. Haldane
(Related: Nature, God, Beetles, Creation, Stars, Study)

"There is something in the decay of nature that awakens thought, even in the most trifling mind."
- Sarah Josepha Hale
(Related: Nature, Thought, Mind)

"It's part of our nature. As much as I love (brother and guitarist Eddie), if you put us in a room with no one else for 15 minutes, we'd be at each other's throats."
- Alex Van Halen
(Related: Love, Nature)

"As he is one, so we call Him God, the Deity, the Divine Nature, and other names of the same signification."
- John Hales
(Related: God, Nature, Names)

"You have to understand the nature of light."
- Conrad Hall
(Related: Nature, Light)

"Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other."
- Edward Hall
(Related: Nature, Desire, Human nature, Light, Shakespeare)

"You're neither unnatural, nor abominable, nor mad; you're as much a part of what people call nature as anyone else."
- Radclyffe Hall
(Related: Nature, People)

"It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people."
- Tarja Halonen
(Related: Time, Nature, People, Globalization, Law)

"Because the quality of living with nature and allowing it to manifest itself is different than the quality of living in a city, especially a dense city."
- Lawrence Halprin
(Related: Nature, Quality, Living)

"Physics is nothing but the ABC's. Nature is an equation with an unknown, a Hebrew word which is written only with consonants to which reason has to add the dots."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Nothing, Physics, Reason, Word)

"The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Vengeance)

"Nature is a book, a letter, a fairy tale (in the philosophical sense) or whatever you want to call it."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Want)

"Every phenomenon of nature was a word, - the sign, symbol and pledge of a new, mysterious, inexpressible but all the more intimate union, participation and community of divine energies and ideas."
- Johann G. Hamann
(Related: Nature, Ideas, Community, Participation, Symbol, Word)

"There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Enthusiasm, Bravery, Heroism, Human nature, Liberty)

"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
(Related: Nature, Divinity, Rights, Human nature, Mankind, Old)

"In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will."
- Alexander Hamilton
(Related: Power, Nature, Human nature, Will)

"Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed."
- Edith Hamilton
(Related: Nature, Facts, Human nature, Theories)

"Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature, sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan, and that unless we are converted, or born again, we must be miserable forever."
- Jupiter Hammon
(Related: Nature, Bible, Now, Satan, Sin)

"Nature was my kindergarten."
- William Christopher Handy
(Related: Nature)

"Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable, without making it also ridiculous."
- Elizabeth Hardwick
(Related: Age, Nature)

"Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Nature, Society, Cruelty, Law)

"Poetry is emotion put into measure. The emotion must come by nature, but the measure can be acquired by art."
- Thomas Hardy
(Related: Art, Poetry, Nature, Emotion, Measure)

"Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature."
- David Hare
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Key)

"Men have two ways of righting their wrongs, by force and by the ballot. Both are denied to women, one by nature, the other by man."
- Ida A. Harper
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Force, Man, Wrongs)

"There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power."
- William Henry Harrison
(Related: Power, Nature, Feelings, Exercise, Nothing)

"Art may imitate wild nature; less often does it dare to place itself in the midst of it, and when it does, it may come out second best."
- John Hart
(Related: Art, Nature, May)

"The nature of journalism has been the enemy of idealism and the source of cynicism among American reporters and editors throughout our history."
- Richard Harwood
(Related: History, Nature, American, Cynicism, Editors, Enemy, Idealism, Journalism)

"Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain."
- Childe Hassam
(Related: Nature, Art, Impression, Eye)

"No matter how badly senators want to know things, judicial nominees are limited in what they may discuss. That limitation is real, and it comes from the very nature of what judges do."
- Orrin Hatch
(Related: Nature, Judges, May, Senators, Want)

"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
(Related: Life, Nature, Computer, Human nature)

"There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature."
- Stephen Hawking
(Related: Nature, Optimism, End, Laws, May, Now)

"Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature."
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Related: Nature, Friend)

"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
(Related: Nature, Present)

"Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity, promotion, and the publishing industry; but alas, not always."
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden
(Related: Nature, Promotion, Publicity, Publishing, Writers)

"There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil."
- Benjamin Haydon
(Related: Nature, Evil, Human nature)

"Wars will remain while human nature remains. I believe in my soul in cooperation, in arbitration; but the soldier's occupation we cannot say is gone until human nature is gone."
- Rutherford B. Hayes
(Related: Nature, Soul, Cooperation, Human nature, Occupation, Will)

"There is one Quality, which has somewhat so heavenly in it; that by so much the more we are possess'd of it, by so much the more we draw nearer to the Great Author of Nature."
- Eliza Haywood
(Related: Nature, Quality)

"A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Work, Miracles, Smile, Wonders, Word)

"The humblest painter is a true scholar; and the best of scholars the scholar of nature."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Nature)

"The perfect joys of heaven do not satisfy the cravings of nature."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Nature, Heaven)

"To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Age, Nature)

"We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Nature, Eyes)

"Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Nature, Poetry, Heart, Contempt, Language, Respect)

"Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion."
- Francis Herbert Hedge
(Related: Nature, Religion, Sympathy)

"Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Nature, Power, Goodness)

"Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means."
- Heinrich Heine
(Related: Nature)

"What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning."
- Werner Heisenberg
(Related: Nature, Questioning)

"Natural science, does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves."
- Werner Heisenberg
(Related: Nature, Science)

"The older view of the nature of heat was that it is a substance, very fine and imponderable indeed, but indestructible, and unchangeable in quantity, which is an essential fundamental property of all matter."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Nature, Property, Quantity)

"The law in question asserts, that the quantity of force which can be brought into action in the whole of Nature is unchangeable, and can neither be increased nor diminished."
- Hermann von Helmholtz
(Related: Nature, Action, Force, Law, Quantity, Question)

"There are no better cosmetics than a severe temperance and purity, modesty and humility, a gracious temper and calmness of spirit; and there is no true beauty without the signatures of these graces in the very countenance."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Beauty, Cosmetics, Humility, Modesty, Purity, Spirit, Temper, Temperance)

"I felt I had to share Idaho with my friend from New York because he'd shared New York with me, so I was going to share the beauty of nature with a man who went to museums and clubs late at night. But there was nothing to do where I lived at night."
- Mariel Hemingway
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Friend, Man, Museums, Night, Nothing)

"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
(Related: Nature, Time, Trying)

"My nature just changes."
- Jimi Hendrix
(Related: Nature)

"By nature and doctrines I am addicted to the habit of discovering choice places wherein to feed."
- O. Henry
(Related: Nature, Habit, Choice)

"We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of Nature has placed in our power... the battle, sir, is not to the strong alone it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
- Patrick Henry
(Related: Nature, Power, God, Battle)

"Nature is wont to hide herself."
- Heraclitus
(Related: Nature)

"Growing hemp as nature designed it is vital to our urgent need to reduce greenhouse gases and ensure the survival of our planet."
- Jack Herer
(Related: Nature, Survival)

"And, as if nature were protecting man against his own ingenuity, the reproductive processes were affected for a time; men became sterile, women had miscarriages, menstruation stopped."
- John Hersey
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Time, Man)

"What breadth, what beauty and power of human nature and development there must be in a woman to get over all the palisades, all the fences, within which she is held captive!"
- Alexander Herzen
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Power, Development, Human nature, Woman)

"The goal of physiological research is functional nature."
- Walter Rudolf Hess
(Related: Nature, Goal, Research)

"What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale."
- Hermann Hesse
(Related: Men, Nature, Being, Mystery)

"One learns more from listening than speaking.And both the wind and the people who continue to live close to nature still have much to tell us which we cannot hear within university walls."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Nature, People, Listening, University, Wind)

"A civilized nation can have no enemies, and one cannot draw a line across a map, a line that doesn't even exist in nature and say that the ugly enemy lives on the one side, and good friends live on the other."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Nature, Enemies, Enemy, Friends, Nation, Ugly)

"I have never been able to grasp the meaning of time. I don't believe it exists. I've felt this again and again, when alone and out in nature. On such occasions, time does not exist. Nor does the future exist."
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Related: Time, Nature, Future, Meaning)

"The world 's a theatre, the earth a stage, Which God and Nature do with actors fill."
- Thomas Heywood
(Related: Nature, God, Actors, Earth, Theatre, World)

"Just as a son, to be a son of man, must be of the same nature and spirit of his father; so with the sons of God, and so it will be with all who are born of the spirit of God."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Nature, Son, God, Father, Man, Sons, Spirit, Will)

"And so about many other things of the same nature, we are trying to make people believe these things, and we make creeds of them; and thus we continue to do our own will, which is the ground of all sin."
- Elias Hicks
(Related: Nature, People, Sin, Trying, Will)

"For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not."
- Patricia Highsmith
(Related: Life, Nature, Justice)

"Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities."
- Napolean Hill
(Related: Nature, Failure)

"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
(Related: Nature, Will)

"Everything in excess is opposed to nature."
- Hippocrates
(Related: Nature, Excess)

"They should hold themselves absolutely upon the immovable foundation of truth and nature, whereby alone they can save themselves from misapprehensions and from the danger of being entirely carried away from reality into mere dreams and fictions."
- Ethan A. Hitchcock
(Related: Dreams, Nature, Truth, Being, Danger, Reality)

"I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature."
- Adolf Hitler
(Related: Nature, Man)

"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
(Related: Life, Nature, Power, Liberty, Man, Right, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Men, May, Will, Witty)

"In the state of nature profit is the measure of right."
- Thomas Hobbes
(Related: Nature, Measure, Profit, Right, State)

"The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Business, Nature, Income, Law)

"Collecting has been my great extravagance. It's a way of being. I collect for the same reason that I eat too much-I'm one of nature's shoppers."
- Howard Hodgkin
(Related: Nature, Being, Extravagance, Reason)

"Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Nature, Creativity, Ability, Order)

"Man was nature's mistake she neglected to finish him and she has never ceased paying for her mistake."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Nature, Mistake, Man)

"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
(Related: Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

"I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Time, Nature, Control, Connection, Fate, May, Want, World)

"My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, Light, Open, Painting)

"In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Light)

"Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Nature, Artist, Creation, Expression, First, Laws, Spiritual, World)

"Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind."
- Hans Hofmann
(Related: Life, Nature, Being, Mind)

"Nature is the master of talents; genius is the master of nature."
- J. G. Holland
(Related: Nature, Genius)

"The Amen of nature is always a flower."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Nature)

"Nature, when she invented, manufactured, and patented her authors, contrived to make critics out of the chips that were left."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Nature)

"Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime."
- Thomas Hood
(Related: Nature, Artist)

"Wisdom is a kind of knowledge. It is knowledge of the nature, career, and consequences of human values."
- Sidney Hook
(Related: Wisdom, Nature, Knowledge, Values, Career, Consequences)

"Each environment has its own signature. Sound tells a story: You make choices about what you're hearing, where to look, how you want to feel about what's going on."
- Stephen Hopkins
(Related: Choices, Environment, Hearing, Sound, Want)

"Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Life, Nature, Painting, Will)

"There will be, I think, an attempt to grasp again the surprise and accidents of nature and a more intimate and sympathetic study of its moods, together with a renewed wonder and humility on the part of such as are still capable of these basic reactions."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Accidents, Humility, Moods, Study, Will, Wonder)

"My aim in painting has always been the most exact transcription possible of my most intimate impression of nature."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Impression, Painting)

"If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression."
- Edward Hopper
(Related: Nature, Expression, Value)

"You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back."
- Horace
(Related: Nature, May, Running)

"Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write."
- A. E. Housman
(Related: Nature, Ability, Content)

"Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write."
- Alfred Edward Housman
(Related: Nature, Ability, Content)

"I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God."
- Alan Hovhaness
(Related: Nature, God)

"God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Nature, God, Wrong)

"Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature."
- Julia Ward Howe
(Related: Nature, Death, Marriage, Debt)

"Nature can refuse to speak but she cannot give a wrong answer."
- Charles Brenton Huggins
(Related: Nature, Wrong)

"One pits his wits against apparently inscrutable nature, wooing her with ardor but nature is blind justice who cannot recognize personal identity."
- Charles Brenton Huggins
(Related: Nature, Blind, Identity, Justice, Wooing)

"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
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Art, Woman)

"Nature has made a pebble and a female. The lapidary makes the diamond, and the lover makes the woman."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Nature, Woman)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, Soul, Paradise)

"As a means of contrast with the sublime, the grotesque is, in our view, the richest source that nature can offer."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Nature, Contrast)

"Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Nature, War, Control, Crime, Feet, Human nature, Lies, Psychiatry)

"Culture means control over nature."
- Johan Huizinga
(Related: Nature, Control, Culture)

"War seems to be one of the most salutary phenomena for the culture of human nature; and it is not without regret that I see it disappearing more and more from the scene."
- Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
(Related: War, Nature, Culture, Human nature, Regret)

"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."
- Wilhelm von Humboldt
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Events, Unhappiness)

"The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down. I thought it was a good-natured performance. It made him look good. But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction. And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it."
- Brit Hume
(Related: Thought, People, Performance, Destruction, Disguise, Fun, President, Saying, Weapons)

"Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Philosophy)

"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
(Related: Nature, Ideas, Emotions, Human nature, Present, Remarkable)

"Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected."
- David Hume
(Related: Nature, Science, Human nature)

"A politician never forgets the precarious nature of elective life. We have never established a practice of tenure in public office."
- Hubert H. Humphrey
(Related: Nature, Life, Office, Practice, Public)

"Colors are the smiles of nature."
- Leigh Hunt
(Related: Nature, Colors, Smiles)

"The mission of art is to represent nature not to imitate her."
- William Morris Hunt
(Related: Art, Nature, Mission)

"I think writers, by nature, are more observers instead of participators."
- Ian Hunter
(Related: Nature, Writers)

"We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Beauty, Love, Nature, Learning)

"No part of the world can be truly understood without a knowledge of its garment of vegetation, for this determines not only the nature of the animal inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Majority, Occupations, World)

"Man could not stay there forever. He was bound to spread to new regions, partly because of his innate migratory tendency and partly because of Nature's stern urgency."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Nature, Man)

"If they're not temperamental, I don't want them. It's in the nature of a great artist to be that way."
- Sol Hurok
(Related: Nature, Artist, Want)

"The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Nature, Honor, Man)

"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
(Related: Nature, Will)

"The actuality of all of material Nature is therefore kept out of action and that of all corporeality along with it, including the actuality of my body, the body of the cognizing subject."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Nature, Action, Body)

"Road testing the effects of regulation on European business must become second nature to the European Union."
- John Hutton
(Related: Business, Nature, Road, Testing)

"Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead."
- Aldous Huxley
(Related: Life, Nature, People, Consistency)

"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
(Related: Nature, Fact, Nothing, Will)

"The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Nature, Chess, Laws, Rules, Universe, World)

"If a man cannot do brain work without stimulants of any kind, he had better turn to hand work it is an indication on Nature's part that she did not mean him to be a head worker."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Work, Nature, Man)

"Of moral purpose I see no trace in Nature. That is an article of exclusively human manufacture and very much to our credit."
- Thomas Huxley
(Related: Nature, Purpose, Credit)

"Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man."
- William Ralph Inge
(Related: God, Nature, People, Man)

"Man is the miracle in nature. God Is the One Miracle to man."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: God, Nature, Man)

"In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Related: Nature, Consequences)

"The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Nature, Act, Prayer)

"It is the nature of the self to manifest itself, In every atom slumbers the might of the self."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Nature, Self)

"The possibility of a scientific treatment of history means a wider experience, a greater maturity of practical reason, and finally a fuller realization of certain basic ideas regarding the nature of life and time."
- Muhammed Iqbal
(Related: History, Life, Nature, Time, Experience, Ideas, Possibility, Maturity, Reason, Treatment)

"We have to stop this violence. We have to make the political nature of the violence clear, that the violence we experience in our own homes is not a personal family matter, it's a public and political problem. It's a way that women are kept in line, kept in our places."
- Patricia Ireland
(Related: Experience, Family, Nature, Women, Public, Violence)

"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
(Related: Nature, Thought, Gifts, Heaven, Mind, Oil, Sea, Weather)

"A rare experience of a moment at daybreak, when something in nature seems to reveal all consciousness, cannot be explained at noon. Yet it is part of the day's unity."
- Charles Ives
(Related: Experience, Nature, Consciousness, Day, Unity)

"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Nature, Soul, Spring)

"Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Nature, Sentimentality)

"The elusive nature of love... it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone."
- Mick Jagger
(Related: Nature, Love)

"You must remember that a woman, by nature, needs much less to feed upon than a man, a few emotions and she is satisfied."
- Alice James
(Related: Nature, Emotions, Man, Needs, Woman)

"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
(Related: Nature, Imagination, Civilization, American, Country, Literary, Secrets, Will, Yield)

"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
(Related: Power, Nature, Alcohol, Earth, Facts, Human nature, Mankind)

"The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated."
- William James
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"I wanted to make an Indian character who wasn't either a) the savage that must be eliminated, the force of nature that's blocking the way for industrial progress, or b) the noble innocent that knows all and is another cliche. I wanted him to be a complicated human being."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Nature, Progress, Character, Being, Force)

"A dislike of death is no proof of the want of religion. The instincts of nature shrink from it, for no creature can like its own dissolution. But though death is not desired, the result of it may be, for dying to the Christian is the way to life eternal."
- William Jay
(Related: Death, Life, Nature, Religion, Christian, Dying, May, Proof, Result, Want)

"Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us."
- Robinson Jeffers
(Related: Nature, Cruelty, Human nature)

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks."
- Thomas Jefferson
(Related: Nature, Character, Body, Boldness, Exercise, Independence, Games, Mind)

"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
(Related: Nature, Man, State)

"There is something of the freshness of mind, of the lightness of spirit in Linne which for centuries has been linked in people's minds with the mountains of Sweden and Swedish joy in nature."
- Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
(Related: Nature, People, Joy, Mind, Mountains, Spirit)

"I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed."
- Jerome K. Jerome
(Related: Men, Nature, Want)

"I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Nature, Science, Time, Peace, Animals, Being, Reading, Spiritual, Trying, Universe)

"The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach."
- Jewel
(Related: Nature, Fear)

"The assumption that nature is all there is, and that nature has been governed by the same rules at all times and places, makes it possible for natural science to be confident that it can explain such things as how life began."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Life, Nature, Science, Rules)

"Although I insist that God has always had the power to intervene directly in nature to create new forms, I am willing to be per-suaded that He chose not to do so and instead employed secondary natural causes like random mutation and natural selection."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Nature, Power, God, Causes)

"According to the scientific naturalist version of cosmic history, nature is a permanently closed system of material effects that can never be influenced by something from outside - like God, for example."
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Related: Nature, History, God, Example)

"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
(Related: Happiness, Life, Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Waste, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Treason)

"Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Nature, Power, Women, Law)

"That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit."
- John Joly
(Related: Nature, Sea)

"To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: God, Nature, Brother, Son, Fact, Man, Universe)

"God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature - the urge to love and be loved - must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way. He must reveal it at a cross."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Love, Nature, God)

"I only know from my own personal experience, and I personally feel that there's a cyclical nature to things, so you don't want to start making generalizations about how bad things have become in comparison to the old days."
- Jeffrey Jones
(Related: Nature, Experience, Old, Want)

"It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win."
- John Paul Jones
(Related: Nature, Law, Risk, Will)

"True enough, nature has endowed me with a fair measure of patience and composure, yet I should be lying if I told you that, having seen the reporter off on his way to make his deadline, I fell peacefully asleep."
- Leon Jouhaux
(Related: Nature, Lying, Measure, Patience)

"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another."
- Juvenal
(Related: Nature, Wisdom)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Suffering, World)

"Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters."
- Garry Kasparov
(Related: Nature, Women, Chess)

"We are somehow natured, not just to reproduce, but for sociality and even for culture."
- Leon Kass
(Related: Culture)

"Every single thing you see on-screen came out of somebody's creativity. It doesn't exist. Nature didn't deliver it to us. Everything had to be dreamed."
- Jeffrey Katzenberg
(Related: Nature, Creativity)

"Those who believe in God because their experience of life and the facts of nature prove his existence must have led sheltered lives and closed their hearts to the voice of their brothers' blood."
- Walter Kaufmann
(Related: Experience, Life, Nature, God, Blood, Brothers, Existence, Facts, Voice)

"The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited."
- Alan Kay
(Related: Nature, Act, Computer, Language, Machine)

"Scenery is fine - but human nature is finer."
- John Keats
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Fire, Heroism, Human nature, Pity, Wonder)

"I have always been free with my love - it is my nature. I am easily captivated by men and they have always been attracted to me."
- Christine Keeler
(Related: Love, Men, Nature)

"Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose."
- Garrison Keillor
(Related: Nature, Purpose, Cats)

"Whichever theory we adopt to give a rational explanation of human existence, that theory must take into account and explain the mental nature we see at work in all modern communities."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Nature, Work, Existence, Theory)

"There are very few men and women in whom a Universalist feeling is altogether lacking; its prevalence suggests that it must be part of our inborn nature and have a place in Nature's scheme of evolution."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Men, Nature, Women, Evolution, Feeling)

"Civilization never stands still; if in one country it is falling back, in another it is changing, evolving, becoming more complicated, bringing fresh experience to body and mind, breeding new desires, and exploiting Nature's cupboard for their satisfaction."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Experience, Civilization, Nature, Body, Breeding, Country, Mind, Satisfaction)

"Good men, whether they be Christians or rationalists, do not desire to discriminate between races, but the distinctions implanted by Nature are too conspicuous to escape the observation of our senses."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Nature, Men, Desire, Observation, Senses)

"Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful."
- Arthur Keith
(Related: Nature, Man)

"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
(Related: Experience, Life, Men, Nature, Adventure, Children, Danger, Nothing, Security, Superstition)

"It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day."
- Frank B. Kellogg
(Related: Change, Nature, Day, Human nature, Will)

"The nature of an innovation is that it will arise at a fringe where it can afford to become prevalent enough to establish its usefulness without being overwhelmed by the inertia of the orthodox system."
- Kevin Kelly
(Related: Nature, Being, Innovation, Usefulness, Will)

"We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating, loving peace."
- Thomas R. Kelly
(Related: Nature, Peace, Soul, Thought, God, Poverty)

"Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature."
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Nature, Earth, Man, Purity, Simplicity)

"A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature."
- Murray Kempton
(Related: Faith, Nature, Human nature)

"If we do not voluntarily bring population growth under control in the next one or two decades, the nature will do it for us in the most brutal way, whether we like it or not."
- Henry W. Kendall
(Related: Nature, Control, Growth, Population, Will)

"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."
- Johannes Kepler
(Related: Nature, Diversity, Mind, Order)

"Nature uses as little as possible of anything."
- Johannes Kepler
(Related: Nature)

"Falling down became second nature and it really didn't bother me."
- Nancy Kerrigan
(Related: Nature)

"Support by United States rulers is rather in the nature of the support that the rope gives to a hanged man."
- Nikita Khrushchev
(Related: Nature, Man, states, Support, United)

"Horrifying as it was to crack up in the public eye, it made me look at myself and fix it. People were exploitative; that's human nature."
- Margot Kidder
(Related: Nature, People, Eye, Human nature, Public)

"The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Change, Nature, God, Influence, Prayer)

"Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers."
- Alan King
(Related: Marriage, Nature, Fighting, Strangers)

"There is a great deal of human nature in man."
- Charles Kingsley
(Related: Nature, Human nature)

"Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Marriage, Nature, People, Harmony, Laws, Slavery)

"There is a certain element of complementarity between men and women that is biological by nature."
- Jack Kingston
(Related: Men, Nature, Women)

"Borrow trouble for yourself, if that's your nature, but don't lend it to your neighbours."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Nature, Trouble)

"It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Nature, End, Nixon, Tragedy)

"Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn."
- Paul Klee
(Related: Nature, Artist, Confusion)

"The nature of anguish is translated into different forms."
- Franz Kline
(Related: Nature)

"I don't know to what extent someone can BECOME an artist - you either are or you aren't - and if you are you'll HAVE to make your way to some kind of sickly light, no matter how terrible the soil you were seeded in your nature will out somehow."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Nature, Artist, Light, Will)

"Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly."
- Henry Knox
(Related: Government, Men, Nature, Taxes)

"I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient."
- Horst Koehler
(Related: Nature, Action, Christian, Awareness, Will)

"The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves."
- Willem de Kooning
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Hope, Artist, Order)

"Every top player has his own style, just as every painter has his own personal signature."
- Vladimir Kramnik
(Related: Style)

"Squeeze human nature into the straitjacket of criminal justice and crime will appear."
- Karl Kraus
(Related: Nature, Crime, Human nature, Justice, Will)

"He was one of those inexplicable gifts of nature, an artist who leaps over boundaries, changes our nervous systems, creates a new language, transmits new kinds of joy to our startled senses and spirits."
- Jack Kroll
(Related: Nature, Artist, Gifts, Inexplicable, Joy, Language, Senses, Spirits)

"The crises of our time, it becomes increasingly clear, are the necessary impetus for the revolution now under way. And once we understand nature's transformative powers, we see that it is our powerful ally, not a force to feared our subdued."
- Thomas Kuhn
(Related: Nature, Time, Force, Revolution, Now)

"If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Animals)

"Mother Nature made me the way I am, and I should be happy."
- Karolina Kurkova
(Related: Nature, Mother)

"The increase of scientific knowledge lies not only in the occasional milestones of science, but in the efforts of the very large body of men who with love and devotion observe and study nature."
- Polykarp Kusch
(Related: Love, Men, Nature, Science, Knowledge, Body, Devotion, Lies, Study)

"I think its man's nature to go to war and fight."
- Talib Kweli
(Related: Nature, War, Fight, Man)

"For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence."
- Jacques Lacan
(Related: Nature, Absence, Being, Symbol, Uniqueness)

"Cicero, in his treatise concerning the Nature of the Gods, having said that three Jupiters were enumerated by theologians, adds that the third was of Crete, the son of Saturn, and that his tomb is shown in that island."
- Lactantius
(Related: Nature, Son, Gods)

"I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed."
- Steve Lacy
(Related: Art, Nature, Collaboration)

"I wouldn't say that I'm very similar to the character of Nathan at all. Both of us have had very different upbringings and backgrounds. I have a competitive nature like the character of Nathan. That's really easy to draw from when I'm acting; that's probably the biggest similarity."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Nature, Character, Acting)

"People would be shocked to know... that despite the nature of my TV character, I am actually a nice guy."
- James Lafferty
(Related: Nature, People, Character)

"I think all industries are sexist in nature and I don't think the film industry is any different."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Nature, Film)

"You don't have to call it God or Jesus. That's religious humbug to a lot of people, but you've gotta believe that nature and spiritual things surround us. That is what put us here! I thank the universe for that every day of my life."
- Jack LaLanne
(Related: Life, Nature, God, People, Day, Religious, Spiritual, Universe)

"Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven."
- Alphonse de Lamartine
(Related: God, Nature, Desire, Heaven, Infinite, Man)

"The cause-effect sequences in our brains are just as determining, just as inescapable, as anywhere else in Nature."
- Corliss Lamont
(Related: Nature, Cause)

"Everything that looks to the future elevates human nature."
- Walter Savage Landor
(Related: Nature, Future, Human nature)

"If we knew exactly what animal life was like before the fall into sin and knew what nature was like before the law of entropy invaded it, we would already be living in heaven."
- Walter Lang
(Related: Life, Nature, Heaven, Law, Living, Sin)

"For the state by its nature claims sovereignty, the right to an unlimited development of power, determined only by self-interest. It is by nature anarchistic."
- Christian Lous Lange
(Related: Nature, Power, Development, Right, Self, State)

"I crack jokes and play games and that's really more my nature than being cold."
- Bernhard Langer
(Related: Nature, Being, Games, Jokes, Play)

"Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature."
- Susanne Langer
(Related: Art, Nature, Feeling)

"Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Nature, Connection, Drugs, Sense, Television)

"The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life."
- Robert B. Laughlin
(Related: Life, Nature, People, Questions, Words, Worth)

"I didn't realize House would be the central character, more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally. I relish his wounded nature - the lameness, the scarred Byronic hero."
- Hugh Laurie
(Related: Nature, Character)

"I would advise you to write, my dear friend, because with your active nature, solitude is simply intolerable to you, and after some time your solitude would become perhaps attractive if you were to people it with creatures of your own fancy."
- Wilfrid Laurier
(Related: Time, Nature, People, Friend, Fancy, Solitude)

"I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Nature)

"Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion."
- Antoine Lavoisier
(Related: Nature)

"Hell is nothing else but nature departed or excluded from the beam of divine light."
- William Law
(Related: Nature, Hell, Light, Nothing)

"Faith is not a notion, but a real strong essential hunger, an attracting or magnetic desire of Christ, which as it proceeds from a seed of the divine nature in us, so it attracts and unites with its like."
- William Law
(Related: Faith, Nature, Christ, Desire, Hunger)

"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Nature, Earth)

"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."
- David Herbert Lawrence
(Related: Nature, Kiss, Truth, Absurdity, Day, Fish, May, Reason)

"Nature is by and large to be found out of doors, a location where, it cannot be argued, there are never enough comfortable chairs."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Nature)

"If you are of the opinion that the contemplation of suicide is sufficient evidence of a poetic nature, do not forget that actions speak louder than words."
- Fran Lebowitz
(Related: Nature, Actions, Contemplation, Forget, Opinion, Suicide, Words)

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art."
- Stanislaw Lec
(Related: Age, Art, Work, Nature, Youth)

"Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society."
- Yuan T. Lee
(Related: Nature, Society, Time, Knowledge, Control, Will)

"Now where there are no parts, there neither extension, nor shape, nor divisibility is possible. And these monads are the true atoms of nature and, in a word, the elements of things."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: Nature, Atoms, Now, Word)

"For since it is impossible for a created monad to have a physical influence on the inner nature of another, this is the only way in which one can be dependent on another."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: Nature, Influence)

"I hold that the mark of a genuine idea is that its possibility can be proved, either a priori by conceiving its cause or reason, or a posteriori when experience teaches us that it is in fact in nature."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: Experience, Nature, Idea, Possibility, Cause, Fact, Reason)

"Indeed every monad must be different from every other. For there are never in nature two beings, which are precisely alike, and in which it is not possible to find some difference which is internal, or based on some intrinsic quality."
- Gottfried Leibniz
(Related: Nature, Quality, Difference)

"I wish that all of nature's magnificence, the emotion of the land, the living energy of place could be photographed."
- Annie Leibovitz
(Related: Nature, Emotion, Energy, Land, Living, Magnificence)

"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
(Related: Nature, Work, Dance, Light, Weather)

"I'm a typical middle child. I'm the mediator. The one that makes everything OK, puts their own needs aside to make sure everybody's happy. It's hard to change your nature, even with years and years of therapy."
- Jennifer Jason Leigh
(Related: Change, Nature, Needs, Therapy, Years)

"Italians know about human nature - they understand human nature perhaps better than anyone else does. They know that people are weak and greedy and lazy and dishonest and they just try to make the best of it; to work around it."
- Donna Leon
(Related: Nature, Work, People, Human nature)

"Believing we know what makes prosperity work, ignoring the nature of the actual prosperity all around, we change the rules within which the Internet revolution lives. These changes will end the revolution."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Change, Nature, Work, End, Revolution, Internet, Prosperity, Rules, Will)

"Anyone who has obeyed nature by transmitting a piece of gossip experiences the explosive relief that accompanies the satisfying of a primary need."
- Primo Levi
(Related: Nature, Gossip)

"Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Nature, Fact, Laws, Miracles)

"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
(Related: Men, Nature, Power, Man)

"The noble simplicity in the works of nature only too often originates in the noble shortsightedness of him who observes it."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Simplicity)

"The Greeks possessed a knowledge of human nature we seem hardly able to attain to without passing through the strengthening hibernation of a new barbarism."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature)

"We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature)

"What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Nothing)

"Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me me."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Nature, Being, Man, Will)

"I started studying what the nature of a monument is and what a monument should be. And for the World War III memorial I designed a futile, almost terrifying passage that ends nowhere."
- Maya Lin
(Related: Nature, War, Monument, World, World war)

"Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature."
- Howard Lindsay
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Laws)

"I'm a person that doesn't have that many goals or plans. I feel like I'm the wind and I blow through life; it's whatever comes to me. I very much respect nature. Whatever happens to me, I'm happy and I embrace it."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Life, Nature, Goals, Respect, Wind)

"I also like to follow nature's rhythm. In times or places, they have their own rhythm. So you cannot push it. So we must accept that as well. Wherever we're born at this time, we just live it."
- Bai Ling
(Related: Nature, Time)

"Nature does not proceed by leaps and bounds."
- Carolus Linnaeus
(Related: Nature)

"Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist."
- Jacques Lipchitz
(Related: Nature, Work, Artist)

"The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence."
- Walter Lippmann
(Related: Nature, Intelligence, Compliment, Insult, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Sense, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Improvement, Invention, Machines, Will)

"It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Nature)

"Toil and pleasure, dissimilar in nature, are nevertheless united by a certain natural bond."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Nature, Pleasure, United)

"Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Intelligence, Nature, Difficulties, Exercise, May)

"The mechanical and social achievements of our day must not blind our eyes to the fact that, in all that relates to man, his nature and aspirations, we have added little or nothing to what has been so finely said by the great men of old."
- James Loeb
(Related: Men, Nature, Aspirations, Blind, Day, Eyes, Fact, Man, Nothing, Old)

"Beauty is grace and confidence. I've learned to accept and appreciate what nature gave me."
- Lindsay Lohan
(Related: Beauty, Nature, Confidence, Grace)

"A review was published in Nature, very scathing, essentially calling me incompetent, though they didn't use that word. I am putting a reply on my Web site in a few days, where I go through their arguments, paragraph by paragraph."
- Bjorn Lomborg
(Related: Nature, Arguments, Word)

"One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without having that nature recoil upon itself."
- Jack London
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Mind, Self)

"The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Related: Art, Nature)

"Be truthful, nature only sides with truth."
- Adolf Loos
(Related: Nature, Truth)

"I'm not a woman. I'm a force of nature."
- Courtney Love
(Related: Nature, Force, Woman)

"Nature favors those organisms which leave the environment in better shape for their progeny to survive."
- James Lovelock
(Related: Nature, Environment, Favors)

"I like the tradition of ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances and how they react to events which force them to be heroic in a way that is not in their natures."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Men, Circumstances, Events, Force, Tradition)

"The two World Wars came in part, like much modern literature and art, because men, whose nature is to tire of everything in turn... tired of common sense and civilization."
- F. L. Lucas
(Related: Nature, Art, Men, Civilization, Common sense, Literature, World)

"Nature abhors a virgin - a frozen asset."
- Clare Boothe Luce
(Related: Nature)

"I prefer to sing in the shower vs. the car. The shower is just steam, you know, its just you, and nature, and no clothing. You know, there's nothing separating you. It's just you, and the voice - you, and the water."
- Jacob Lusk
(Related: Car, Nature, Nothing, Voice, Water)

"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
(Related: Nature, Gold)

"It's human nature to keep doing something as long as it's pleasurable and you can succeed at it - which is why the world population continues to double every 40 years."
- Peter Lynch
(Related: Nature, Human nature, Population, Succeed, World, Years)

"I wanted to make a movie about the arbitrary nature of love."
- Adrian Lyne
(Related: Love, Nature)

"Close contact between science and the practice of collective farms and State farms creates inexhaustible opportunities for the development of theoretical knowledge, enabling us to learn ever more and more about the nature of living bodies and the soil."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Nature, Science, Knowledge, Development, Living, Practice, State)

"Agricultural practice served Darwin as the material basis for the elaboration of his theory of Evolution, which explained the natural causation of the adaptation we see in the structure of the organic world. That was a great advance in the knowledge of living nature."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Evolution, Living, Practice, Theory, World)

"Even when Darwin's teaching first made its appearance, it became clear at once that its scientific, materialist core, its teaching concerning the evolution of living nature, was antagonistic to the idealism that reigned in biology."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Nature, Appearance, Evolution, First, Idealism, Living, Teaching)

"Darwin investigated the numerous facts obtained by naturalists in living nature and analysed them through the prism of practical experience."
- Trofim Lysenko
(Related: Experience, Nature, Facts, Living)

"I see any production of any nature being good for the development of the whole industry."
- Ann Macbeth
(Related: Nature, Development, Being, Production)

"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."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Men, Nature, Politics, Want)

"'American Dad' is, by its nature, much more political."
- Seth MacFarlane
(Related: Dad, Nature)

"Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds."
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Related: Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, People)

"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."
- Charles Mackay
(Related: Life, Nature, Death, Nothing)

"What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary."
- James Madison
(Related: Government, Men, Nature, Angels, Human nature)

"Our reason may prove what it will: our reason is only a feeble ray that has issued from Nature."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Nature, May, Reason)

"The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Nature, states, United)

"I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a strength much greater than my size so I might cope with the weight of a racism that crushes my spirit."
- Miriam Makeba
(Related: Nature, Strength, African, Racism, Spirit, Weight)

"You utter a vow or forge a signature and you may find yourself bound for life to a monastery, a woman or prison."
- Bronislaw Malinowski
(Related: Life, May, Prison, Vow, Woman)

"The ambivalence of writing is such that it can be considered both an act and an interpretive process that follows after an act with which it cannot coincide. As such, it both affirms and denies its own nature."
- Paul de Man
(Related: Nature, Act, Writing)

"Because impudence is a vice, it does not follow that modesty is a virtue; it is built upon shame, a passion in our nature, and may be either good or bad according to the actions performed from that motive."
- Bernard de Mandeville
(Related: Nature, Virtue, Actions, May, Modesty, Motive, Passion, Shame, Vice)

"There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another."
- Edouard Manet
(Related: Nature)

"It's amazing how a competitive nature can turn a negative into something positive."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Nature, Negative, Positive)

"We don't invent our natures. They're issued to us along with our lungs, our pancreas and everything else."
- Michael E. Mann
"For me, the study of these laws is inseparable from a love of Nature in all its manifestations."
- Murray Gell Mann
(Related: Love, Nature, Laws, Study)

"There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Music, Nature, Gentlemen, Saying)

"Just as it had taken centuries to determine the true nature of the universe, so also the search for the beginning of human life proceeded well into the 20th century."
- Wellington Mara
(Related: Life, Nature, Beginning, Universe)

"Today we are searching for things in nature that are hidden behind the veil of appearance... We look for and paint this inner, spiritual side of nature."
- Franz Marc
(Related: Nature, Appearance, Spiritual, Today)

"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
(Related: Nature, Work)

"If religion had a good purpose, then man would have created something great. But we're man: we mess up everything. We mess up nature. We mess up God. We take what is given to us and make it into what we think it should be."
- Ziggy Marley
(Related: Religion, Nature, God, Purpose, Man)

"Slavery was regarded by Aristotle as an ordinance of nature, and so probably was it by the slaves themselves in olden time."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Time, Nature, Slavery)

"But if inventions have increased man's power over nature very much, then the real value of money is better measured for some purposes in labour than in commodities."
- Alfred Marshall
(Related: Money, Nature, Power, Inventions, Man, Value)

"But when women are moved and lend help, when women, who are by nature calm and controlled, give encouragement and applause, when virtuous and knowledgeable women grace the endeavor with their sweet love, then it is invincible."
- Jose Marti
(Related: Nature, Women, Love, Applause, Encouragement, Grace, Help)

"The Doctrine of the Trinity teaches that within the unity of the one Godhead there are three separate persons who are coequal in power, nature, and eternity."
- Walter Martin
(Related: Nature, Power, Doctrine, Eternity, Trinity, Unity)

"It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature."
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Nature, Knowledge, Human nature, Opinion, Welfare)

"But is it not the fact that religion emanates from the nature, from the moral state of the individual? Is it not therefore true that unless the nature be completely exercised, the moral state harmonized, the religion cannot be healthy?"
- Harriet Martineau
(Related: Nature, Religion, Fact, State)

"Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe."
- Andrew Marvell
(Related: Nature, First, Law, Man, Self)

"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
(Related: Change, Nature, Circumstances, Laws)

"Habituated from our Infancy to trample upon the Rights of Human Nature, every generous, every liberal Sentiment, if not extinguished, is enfeebled in our Minds."
- George Mason
(Related: Nature, Rights, Human nature, Liberal, Sentiment)

"Taught to regard a part of our own Species in the most abject and contemptible Degree below us, we lose that Idea of the dignity of Man which the Hand of Nature had implanted in us, for great and useful purposes."
- George Mason
(Related: Nature, Idea, Dignity, Man)

"All men are by nature born equally free and independent."
- George Mason
(Related: Men, Nature)

"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
(Related: Nature, Beginning, Influence, Walking)

"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
(Related: Nature, Artist, Language, Will)

"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
(Related: Nature, Soul, Artist, Water)

"Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable."
- W. Somerset Maugham
(Related: Men, Nature, Error, Opinion)

"I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers."
- Armistead Maupin
(Related: Faith, Nature, Human nature, Strangers)

"All the mathematical sciences are founded on relations between physical laws and laws of numbers, so that the aim of exact science is to reduce the problems of nature to the determination of quantities by operations with numbers."
- James C. Maxwell
(Related: Nature, Science, Determination, Laws, Numbers, Problems)

"Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity."
- Rollo May
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Life, Goal, Being, Dignity, Emotion, Identity, Joy, Worth)

"All civil rulers, as such, are the ordinance and ministers of God; and they are all, by the nature of their office, and in their respective spheres and stations, bound to consult the public welfare."
- Jonathan Mayhew
(Related: Nature, God, Office, Public, Welfare)

"Teach a child to play solitaire, and she'll be able to entertain herself when there's no one around. Teach her tennis, and she'll know what to do when she's on a court. But raise her to feel comfortable in nature, and the whole planet is her home."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Home, Nature, Court, Play, Tennis)

"Scientific reality is the modern human condition, and you can see that in the symbolic nature of my work."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Nature, Work, Reality)

"Our idea of nature is increasingly being determined by scientific developments. And they have become decisive for our image of reality."
- Thom Mayne
(Related: Nature, Idea, Being, Reality)

"I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didn't think it was ever in my nature to go against the grain, that I was always a good boy. I think she was right - I did always want to be good."
- James McAvoy
(Related: Nature, Christmas, Right, Talking, Want)

"The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances."
- Joseph McCabe
(Related: Nature)

"When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction, 5-0 is not surprising."
- John McCarthy
(Related: Nature, Conviction)

"I want my children to live in the country, to be a part of nature."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Nature, Children, Country, Want)

"The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor?"
- David McCullough
(Related: History, Nature, Human nature, Luck)