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The essence of the Hebrew Bible, transmitted by Christianity, is separation: between life and death, nature and God, good and evil, man and woman, and the holy and the profane. Dennis Prager
It's not often that the idea of continuing something for a potentially long period of time sounds exciting to me, because I really am a gypsy by nature. Carla Gugino
It's human nature to take the easy route and leap at storage methods that promise quick and convenient ways to remove visible clutter. Putting things away creates the illusion that the clutter problem has been solved. But sooner or later, all the storage units are full, and the room once again overflows with things. Marie Kondo
Learn from nature. Stuff lives and stuff dies all the time, you know. Animals and birds and flowers. Trees come and go, and we come and go. That's it. So we should all seize life and make the most of what we have while we can. Joanna Lumley
English, as a subject, never really got over its upstart nature. It tries to bulk itself up with hopeless jargon and specious complexity, tries to imitate subjects it can never be. Zadie Smith
Human nature means that institutions at some point lose their sense of mission. That sense of vulnerability drives Pimco. Bill Gross
Having plants and flowers in my space makes me feel very calm and Zen. For me, it's important to meditate every morning to be very clear in the head, and nature really helps me do the same thing. Nicola Formichetti
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. Wilhelm von Humboldt
The beauty of this country and what people participate in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors. Lee Scott
The connections I draw between human nature and political systems in my new book, for example, were prefigured in the debates during the Enlightenment and during the framing of the American Constitution. Steven Pinker
Man cannot influence in this respect the atomic forces of Nature. Frederick Soddy
You can get anything from Mozilla Firefox-based themes to nature themes to your own photographs. Mitchell Baker
Sometimes the nature of a big movie, the nature of the material, the scene doesn't have the richness that you'd want it to. Theo James
We must trust to nothing but facts: these are presented to us by nature and cannot deceive. We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation. Antoine Lavoisier
I think any artist is a perfectionist by their nature. Andrea Riseborough
Writing songs has always been hard and easy. It's not always easy when you want it to be, and then sometimes it's just like turning on the faucet. That's just the nature of it. Jeff Tweedy
I used to be such a militant city-ist, but more and more I've seen forests and nature and oceans, and I don't know any more if this is the awesomest way to live. Regina Spektor
I'm more into human nature than politics. But they're intertwined. Obviously, I live in civilization, so politics are part of my life. Bill Callahan
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
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
I came away from the forums with a profound concern about the highly addictive and destructive nature of methamphetamine. Families are torn apart, lives are destroyed and treatment is difficult to get. Greg Walden
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
That is to say, nature's laws are causal; they reveal themselves by comparison and difference, and they operate at every multivariate space/time point. Edward Tufte
Such fire was not by water to be drowned, nor he his nature changed by changing ground. Ludovico Ariosto
New York is a character, all on its own, and whenever you film there, it becomes part of the show. That's just the nature of being there. Hunter Parrish
Plus, I am paranoid by nature. I need to be in control. Taylor Dayne
The average human being spends three years of life going to the toilet, though the average human being with no physical toilet to go to probably does his or her best to spend less. It is a human behavior that is as revealing as any other about human nature, but only if it can be released from the social straitjacket of nicety. Rose George
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
Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation. P. T. Barnum
Most of us who become experimental physicists do so for two reasons; we love the tools of physics because to us they have intrinsic beauty, and we dream of finding new secrets of nature as important and as exciting as those uncovered by our scientific heroes. Luis Walter Alvarez
I'm obviously aware that people are quite focused on the economy rather than foreign policy issues, but that is something that should and can be altered as people see the nature of the threats around the world that we face. John Bolton
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. Benjamin Disraeli
Nature was my kindergarten. William Christopher Handy
I am big into water sports and just being out on the water. That is second nature to me, being from Florida. Jake Owen
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
Nothing graces the Christian soul so much as mercy; mercy as shown chiefly towards the poor, that thou mayest treat them as sharers in common with thee in the produce of nature, which brings forth the fruits of the earth for use to all. Saint Ambrose
Your true nature doesn't come out. So the gods let you do what you want because free will would be compromised if they showed up at the White House saying, 'Take us to your leader.' Tarsem Singh
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through Nature up to Nature's God. Alexander Pope
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 Yosef Agnon
In our own time it has been seen... that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature. Giorgio Vasari
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature. Voltaire
My fascination is not for cinema; it's for human nature and human beings because I find it quite difficult being one at times. Paddy Considine
Sleep has been provided by nature to do the body's healing work, and it takes seven or eight hours for this process to happen. Commit to getting at least seven to eight hours of good quality sleep every night to keep your body and hormones in balance. Suzanne Somers
The family is one of nature's masterpieces. George Santayana
Modern science says: 'The sun is the past, the earth is the present, the moon is the future.' From an incandescent mass we have originated, and into a frozen mass we shall turn. Merciless is the law of nature, and rapidly and irresistibly we are drawn to our doom. Nikola Tesla
But I think we need to remember that democracy everywhere is by its nature incomplete, a work in progress. Daisaku Ikeda
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
My family was going back to England to visit my mother's grandmother, who was very ill. We went up to Liverpool and I met my great-aunt, who was just a force of nature. She was an elocution teacher and a huge enthusiast for theater and the classics. I took her amateur acting class, and she was really impressed with me. Kim Cattrall
Nature, too, shall live its own life. We must beware not to disrupt it with the color of our houses and interior fittings. yet we should not attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together into a higher unity. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
I feel like dance, by its nature, goes so easily to grand and beautiful. Ira Glass
I think any time you have a workplace that's heavily weighted to men just by the nature of what it is, the same way you can say PR or fashion is heavily occupied by women, there's always going to be a little bit of that sexism. Erin Duffy
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
Family, nature and health all go together. Olivia Newton-John
When I grew up in the South, I was taught that segregation was the will of God, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that women were by nature in inferior to men, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that it was okay to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. John Shelby Spong
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. Carl von Clausewitz
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's obvious nonsense, but it makes nice people feel good about themselves to do their bit for the planet. It's vanity of a grotesque kind to believe that mankind, and our 'carbon footprint', has more impact on the future of Earth than Nature, which bends our planet to its will, as it sees fit. Charles Saatchi
I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature. Caspar David Friedrich
Marketplaces by their nature tend to grow faster than most other companies. John Collison
The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation. John Cage
I'm saying that there were many great naturalists before Darwin's time who were very pious people and who knew more about nature than most of us. These were great naturalists; people I would admire for their knowledge of natural science given the time. Greg Graffin
By nature, I'm an optimistic person. No one believes it, but I am. Larry Kramer
Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc. Friedrich Engels
I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams - Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. Oscar Robertson
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
The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual. James St. James
Whether or not I tour forever, I'm not sure. I would love to spend more time living in harmony with nature rather than flying all over the world and contributing to global warming, you know what I mean? Jason Mraz
The changing nature of money is only one facet of the financial services revolution. Scott Cook
But theater, because of its nature, both text, images, multimedia effects, has a wider base of communication with an audience. That's why I call it the most social of the various art forms. Wole Soyinka
All nations that throw their military weight around, occupying neighboring lands and treating the residents with callous and humiliating disregard, are already sliding towards the dark possibilities in human nature. Michael Leunig
I don't have time to beat myself up over my fallible nature. Instead I use my energy to learn from my past and let it inform my future. It's time to own all of our glory, mistakes, mess and light and be gentle to ourselves. Let's be kind to our spirits and celebrate the truth of our hearts. Grace Gealey
I love having the laid-back, easy-going, family-priority nature of New Zealand, but I'm certainly enjoying the States in terms of the career opportunities and the enthusiasm I get to find work. Rose McIver
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
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
Nothing in human nature is so God-like as the disposition to do good to our fellow-creatures. Samuel Richardson
Our nature consists in motion; complete rest is death. Blaise Pascal
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
By bringing nature into our lives, we invite humility. Richard Louv
All evolutionary biologists know that variation itself is nature's only irreducible essence... I had to place myself amidst the variation. Stephen Jay Gould
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. Winston Churchill
Exclusive homosexuality is not very common in nature. Frans de Waal
In the end, nature is inexorable: it has no reason to hurry and, sooner or later, it takes what belongs to it. Unconsciously and inflexibly obedient to its own laws, it doesn't know art, just as it doesn't know freedom, just as it doesn't know goodness. Ivan Turgenev
In order to actually have a touchscreen in front of me and somehow still be connected to nature, I needed to be able to incorporate natural elements into the song structures. Because that's always been my song-writing accompaniment: nature. Bjork
A scientist worthy of his name, about all a mathematician, experiences in his work the same impression as an artist; his pleasure is as great and of the same nature. Henri Poincare
One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain, one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. Emile Durkheim
High Romanticism shows you nature in all its harsh and lovely metamorphoses. Flood, fire and quake fling us back to the primal struggle for survival and reveal our gross dependency on mammoth, still mysterious forces. Camille Paglia
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
The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. e. e. cummings
All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. Plato
You and I are, by birth, by nature, and by choice, inwardly depraved, which is to say that we are entirely corrupt. That's not to say that we have no good in us; we do. However, anything good in us has been tainted with evil. It touches everything. Without the redeeming power of Christ we cannot halt our own moral slide. Charles R. Swindoll
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Climate change is not the fault of man. It's Mother Nature's way. And sucking greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is too limited a solution. We have to be prepared for fire or ice, for fry or freeze. We have to be prepared for change. Howard Bloom
Falling down became second nature and it really didn't bother me. Nancy Kerrigan
Unless you're a vegan freak of nature like Tony Gonzalez, I don't think you can play sports much past your early 30s. Jeff Ament
Science is exploration. The fundamental nature of exploration is that we don't know what's there. We can guess and hope and aim to find out certain things, but we have to expect surprises. Charles H. Townes
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
It's kind of part of human nature to want to know the truth or want to be in on the secret. For stories that focus in on that - like whodunits - it's easy to get drawn into. Mireille Enos
We are acknowledging the close personal nature of our 10 years at war and the strong bonds of fidelity that Marines have for one another, especially for those fellow Marines who we have lost. James F. Amos
Nature, philosophy and social issues are the three things that always occupy my mind. You do not have any power over others but can only change yourself. Pawan Kalyan
I'm obsessed with nature and living in the wild, which I just think is crazy. Imagine if a bear attacked you! That's an actual possible way you could die. Chelsea Peretti
I'm a real nature lover, so whenever possible, I like to get to the beach or get to a forest or get somewhere there's fresh air. Apart from that, I'm a film addict and a DVD freak. Murray Bartlett
I remember being fascinated by the very nature of comedy from the age of 10; why is this funny, and that isn't? Paul Merton
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
Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and most unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live. In all of nature, there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself. Lewis Thomas
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
Divine Nature gave the fields, human art built the cities. Marcus Terentius Varro
Even when I see a beautiful woman, I think, 'Aw, her life must be amazing.' Everyone does it. That's human nature to believe that beauty is everything. Marina and the Diamonds
I play a bad boy on television, but in real life I have a passion for nature and nature conservancy, specifically bird rehabilitation. Mark Salling
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by. William C. Bryant
Art is man's nature; nature is God's art. Philip James Bailey
The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television. Anson Mount
No one is asking for an Oprah in Chief. Anyhow, Obama is too chilly by nature ever to be convincing as a human care package. Tina Brown
We were raised without movies, theater or music. We had only nature, the hills, the trees. When I got on the set of 'Manon,' I wasn't star-struck because I didn't know what a star was. Emmanuelle Beart
To deal with these problems - of world population and hunger, of peace, of energy and mineral resources, of environmental pollution, of poverty - we must broaden and deepen our knowledge of nature's laws, and we must broaden and deepen our understanding of the laws of human behavior. Herbert A. Simon
Life itself is a school, and Nature always a fresh study. Hugh Miller
I have a healthy competitive nature. Ridley Scott
How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all. Alan Dean Foster
Nature, who for the perfect maintenance of the laws of her general equilibrium, has sometimes need of vices and sometimes of virtues, inspires now this impulse, now that one, in accordance with what she requires. Marquis de Sade
To many people, 'biodiversity' is almost synonymous with the word 'nature,' and 'nature' brings to mind steamy forests and the big creatures that dwell there. Fair enough. But biodiversity is much more than that, for it encompasses not only the diversity of species, but also the diversity within species. Cary Fowler
In the country, it feels like you don't have control over nature anymore - nature is in control of you. Sam Trammell
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
In the matter of learning, the difference between the earnest and the careless student stands out clearly. The same holds true in the mastering of passion and the weaknesses to which our nature is subject, as in the acquiring of virtue. Saint Ignatius
The grand scale and immersive nature of The IMAX Experience gives 'Spiderwick' a brand new level of excitement. In IMAX theatres, fans will be drawn into the movie even further and feel as if they are actually part of the story. Mark Canton
What I find appalling is the intrusive nature towards my extended family. Jeremy Corbyn
The pursuit of curiosity about the basic facts of nature has proven, with few exceptions throughout the history of medical science, to be the route by which the successful drugs and devices of modern medicine were discovered. Arthur Kornberg
Who is there that can adequately gauge the greatness of the humility, gentleness, self-surrender, revealed by the Lord of majesty in assuming human nature, in accepting the punishment of death, the shame of the cross? Saint Bernard
My father is a big believer in nature over nurture. Cassandra Clare
Changing your nature is the hardest thing to do. But I discovered that you can be who you choose to be. George Foreman
Longing and desire goes further than instant satisfaction. That's human nature. Anna Sui
These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim. Eduardo Galeano
I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum. Desmond Tutu
Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable. Diane Ackerman
Exactly who does use the safe-haven laws is difficult to discern. Most states make no effort to study the cases or compile any data, and the anonymous nature of the process makes outside research nearly impossible. Wil S. Hylton
Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that's part of the game. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
The problem with State of the Union speeches is that they are, by their nature and design, alphabet soup. It's hard to know what a president really cares about when they run down a laundry list and check every issue box under the sun for fear they will offend some constituency if they don't. Mark McKinnon
Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature. Marilyn Monroe
Nature gives us all, including Prof. Lorentz, surprises. It was very quickly found that there are many exceptions to the rule of splitting of the lines only into triplets. Pieter Zeeman
If you want to learn the true nature of a child you have to watch how she plays. If you want to learn the true nature of an adult you have to watch how she does her job. Victor LaValle
The unique nature about the influenza virus is its great potential for changes, for mutation. Margaret Chan
It is the nature of the business that you work unsociable, unpredictable hours and can get called away at a moment's notice to somewhere on the other side of the world. This can put a strain on home and personal life. Richard McCabe
Nature soaks every evil with either fear or shame. Tertullian
Every economy exists, no matter what the level of democracy, has elements of crony capitalism. It's - given human nature and given the democratic structures, which we all, I assume, adhere to, that is an inevitable consequence. Alan Greenspan
I have pets, but they're the really ordinary sort - yellow Labrador, tabby cat, white rabbit, a few goldfish - that kind of stuff. Nothing very... extravagant or unusual or exotic, but I find, in terms of inspiration, Mother Nature is just it. Graeme Base
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
I'm a big believer in our connection to nature. M. Night Shyamalan
We can actually accelerate the process through meditation, through the ability to find stillness through loving actions, through compassion and sharing, through understanding the nature of the creative process in the universe and having a sense of connection to it. So, that's conscious evolution. Deepak Chopra
We are children of the eternity: But this world is an out-birth out of the eternal; and its palpability taketh its original in the anger; the eternal nature is its root. Jakob Bohme
I'm shrewd about money; I invest well and look after it. But it's in my nature to be generous. I look after people. Rod Stewart
This product is a compromise, and the nature of compromise is that you don't get everything you want. Conrad Burns
Movies are more than a commodity. Movies are to our civilization what dreams and ideals are to individual lives: They express the mystery and help define the nature of who we are and what we are becoming. Frank Pierson
I have a critical nature, in the sense that when I look at something I often look for the flaws. Donald Fagen
My nature is that when I see abuses of power, I want to expose those abuses. Glenn Greenwald
Humanism: an exaltation of freedom, but one limited by our need to exercise it as an integral part of nature and society. John Ralston Saul
I'm a big believer in human nature. Robert Agostinelli
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
The fall is my favorite time of year. I love the colors. The sun is out, you get warmth on your skin but there's the coolness of the breeze. It's really comfortable. Ricky Skaggs
I love nature and enjoy learning new skills. Leona Lewis
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature. Max Beerbohm
The idea is that there is a kind of memory in nature. Each kind of thing has a collective memory. So, take a squirrel living in New York now. That squirrel is being influenced by all past squirrels. Rupert Sheldrake
Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint. Robert Delaunay
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win. John Paul Jones
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature. Stephen Hawking
We're adding a billion people every decade. We're just spin doctors. Whatever we do is supposedly great, and yet it's always at the expense of diversity and nature. We're like elephants. The ecology of the elephant is more similar to human than any other. Peter Beard
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
A Shakespeare could have arisen only on English soil. In the same way, your great dramatists and poets express the nature and essence of the Norwegian people, but they also express that which is universally valid for all mankind. Gustav Stresemann
I'm not aggressive by nature and it was tough for me to make the transition to directing. Jennifer Yuh Nelson
I tend not to worry about things I can't do anything about. It's not in my nature to spend too much time thinking. Bo Derek
Gardeners may create order briefly out of chaos, but nature always gets the last word, and what it says is usually untidy by human standards. But I find all states of nature beautiful, and because I want to delight in my garden, not rule it, I just accept my yen to tame the chaos on one day and let the Japanese beetles run riot on the next. Diane Ackerman
The nature of fashion is family. Alber Elbaz
If a person is homosexual by nature - that is, if one's sexuality is as intrinsic a part of one's identity as gender or skin color - then society can no more deny a gay person access to the secular rights and religious sacraments because of his homosexuality than it can reinstate Jim Crow. Jon Meacham
There is so much of good in human nature that men grow to like each other upon better acquaintance, and this points to another way in which we may strive to promote the peace of the world. Elihu Root
The nature of the beast is that film is a director's medium. It's not a Tracy Letts play, it's a John Wells film. 'August: Osage County,' as a play, is done. Written. On the shelf. It'll be performed in its entirety for years. Tracy Letts
Corruption is nature's way of restoring our faith in democracy. Peter Ustinov
My grandmother was the daughter of pioneers, as was my grandfather, and they were farmers. And they worked the land, and there is a grounded value system that becomes inherent in knowing what's real and what's powerful. And understanding the material nature of not only man, but beasts and profit and all of those things that you fight for. Brenda Strong
I've had years of bizarre hallucinogenic magical experiences in which I believed I had communicated with entities that may well have been disassociated parts of my own personality or conceivably some independent entity of a metaphysical nature. Both would seem equally interesting. Alan Moore
I have been a sports fan my whole life. To be able to talk about sports in an intelligent, journalistic fashion and to do things of a serious nature is a dream job. Bryant Gumbel
Although I do wrong, I do not the wrongs that I am charged with doing; the wrong that I do is through the frailty of human nature, like other men. No man lives without fault. Joseph Smith, Jr.
Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts. Elizabeth I
When I was growing up, Dr. Seuss was really my favorite. There was something about the lyrical nature and the simplicity of his work that really hit me. Tim Burton
On the spiritual theory, man consists essentially of a spiritual nature or mind intimately associated with a spiritual body or soul, both of which are developed in and by means of a material organism. Alfred Russel Wallace
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
I think it's good for parents to be supportive, to motivate, and to somewhat nudge their kids because the majority of kids will want to quit something when it gets hard - that's just their nature. Children will normally take the easier road. Dominique Dawes
It is a holy blessing to be born with the exquisite qualities of a daughter of God. Women of God, both old and young, are spiritual and sensitive, tender and gentle. They have a kind, nurturing nature. This is your inheritance. Never belittle the gifts God has given to you. Develop the divinity that is within you. Margaret D. Nadauld
Self-preservation is the first law of nature. Samuel Butler
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. Aristotle
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator. Antoni Gaudi
To find a Buddha all you have to do is see your nature. Bodhidharma
I concluded that all religions had the same foundation - a belief in the supernatural - a power above nature that man could influence by worship - by sacrifice and prayer. Robert G. Ingersoll
To eat steak rare... represents both a nature and a morality. Roland Barthes
Marriage, like death, is a debt we owe to nature. Julia Ward Howe
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
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
Nations, like individuals in a state of nature, are equal and independent, possessing certain rights and owing certain duties to each other. Millard Fillmore
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
The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more. Alexander Pope
Because Mr. Mandela's early opponents invested so many resources into distorting the true nature of his advocacy, the singular historic moment millions now celebrate could have been tragically lost to guerrilla decontextualization. Aberjhani
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
You can't forbid children to do things that are available to them at every turn. God told Eve, 'Don't give the apple to Adam,' and look what happened. It's in our nature to want the things we see. Evel Knievel
The thing that gave me the most pain in life, psychologically, and it gave me tremendous pain psychologically, is man's disrespect for nature. Joni Mitchell
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them. Jean Paul
I always believed in animal spirits. It's not their existence that is new. It's the fact that they are not random events, but actually replicate in-bred qualities of human nature which create those animal spirits. Alan Greenspan
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
Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. Richard Rohr
Some of the best times I've spent in Colorado have been in the backcountry with my mom and siblings, and more recently, with my own kids. That is why I'm concerned to see today's kids spending more time browsing the Internet than exploring nature. Mark Udall
The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. Orison Swett Marden
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence. Adam Smith
Solar power, wind power, the way forward is to collaborate with nature - it's the only way we are going to get to the other end of the 21st century. Bjork
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us. William Hazlitt
So it is that one side effect of the HD revolution has been the gratifying and edifying return of the nature documentary - films about the hugely varied forms of life that eat, sleep, stalk, mate, fight, thrive, suffer and struggle on our dear and embattled old Earth. Tom Shales
There's a big difference between industrializing production of tractors and industrializing production of food. We like technology, but we really like technology that allows us to do better what nature does itself. Joel Salatin
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
Manufacturing and other unskilled professions that were union jobs, that allowed people to live a middle-class life, are disappearing both because unions are disappearing and because of the global nature of the economy. Andy Stern
One of the best ways of understanding human nature is to study children. After all, if we want understand who we are, we should find out how we got to be that way. Alison Gopnik
I must admit that I am not generous with weak people. It's not in my nature or in my personality. My parents were not generous with weak people, see? Oriana Fallaci
Gray skies are just clouds passing over. Duke Ellington
People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely. Henry Cantwell Wallace
It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them. Epictetus
Things have a way of moving to the left, and then they move back to the right before somebody finds themselves in the center. That seems to be the nature of the creative world. It's not stagnant. I don't get upset about it. Phylicia Rashad
In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. Aldo Leopold
Divorced from the cosmos, from nature, from society and from each other, we have become fractured and fragmented. Daisaku Ikeda
Culture means control over nature. Johan Huizinga
Christianity has aimed to deliver us from a life determined by nature, from the appetites as actuating us, and so has meant that man should not let himself be determined by appetites. Max Stirner
As I grew up I was fervently desirous of becoming acquainted with Nature. John James Audubon
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
All art is but imitation of nature. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
With high-speed cameras, we can do the opposite of time lapse. We can shoot images that are thousands of times faster than our vision. And we can see how nature's ingenious devices work, and perhaps we can even imitate them. Louie Schwartzberg
I'm quite contrary. If people agree on something, I tend to gravitate the other way by my nature. I don't like to be told what to do. I think it goes back to school. I like to do things I want to do and I really don't like doing what I don't want to do. Andy Serkis
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
I think it is in collaboration that the nature of art is revealed. Steve Lacy
I'm insatiably curious about human nature. Susan Cain
When there is in nature no fixed condition, how much less must there be in the life of a people, beings endowed with mobility and movement! Jose Rizal
The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere. Empedocles
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
A whole generation of veteran composers has never taken a stand or provided an example and has produced in the music academies generations of docile workers for the music industry. What can you expect from downtrodden workers who see music as a type of profession, like stenography, and not an act of creation that by its nature is subversive? Itay Talgam
Art is a harmony parallel with nature. Paul Cezanne
By 'justice', I understand nothing more than that bond which is necessary to keep the interest of individuals united, without which men would return to their original state of barbarity. All punishments which exceed the necessity of preserving this bond are, in their nature, unjust. Cesare Beccaria
One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea. Walter Bagehot
We had never before seen a place where European influence had not contributed to smooth and soften the rough features of uncultivated nature. The prospect of Rangoon, as we approached, was quite disheartening. Adoniram Judson
Everything we know about human nature and about government tells us that individuals using their own money will achieve far more good for themselves and far more for others than politicians spending money they didn't have to work to earn. Harry Browne
My favorite place in Indonesia is Bali. I was there with my family in Nusa Dua, and my kids loved it. I'm a workaholic, so for me, Bali is a place where you can have a vacation, but you can have your own moment as well. You feel like you blend with nature - and I love the beach. Joe Taslim
Twitter is incredibly useful. It's a great example of how the Internet is changing the way we engage with information and text. Above all else, this change in the nature of engagement is fascinating for me as a writer. Steven Hall
I like characters who are changed, often for the better, by the dark nature of their experiences. I also can become engaged by a character for whom I wish to see justice done, one way or the other. In general, I require a book to have some sort of moral center. Thomas H. Cook
The human element should be the two players on the court, not the officials. The best officials are the ones you never notice. The nature of the game made officials too noticeable a part. Gene Scott
Most of my interests in terms of writing are dark, so it's discordant how much I try to lock into the vibe of wherever I'm at. Inhabiting the life of the imagination is the nature of survival strategy - you build yourself little worlds to enjoy. John Darnielle
When people suffer, their relationships usually suffer as well. Period. And we all suffer because, as the Buddha says, that's the nature of being human and wanting stuff we don't always get. Mary Karr
I do believe that banks are special - they are very leveraged institutions by nature; therefore, it's even more critical to ensure that the governance and the process of running a banking company are well-organised, managed and regulated. Uday Kotak
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
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
Nature is the mother and the habitat of man, even if sometimes a stepmother and an unfriendly home. John Dewey
What we're looking at is God's design, nature's template, and using that as a pattern to cut around and lay it down on a domestic model to duplicate that pattern that we see in nature. Joel Salatin
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
And finally Winter, with its bitin', whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow. Roy Bean
Fortunately, nature is as generous with its problems as Nobel with his fortune. The more we know, the more aware we are of what we know not. David Gross
Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. Ambrose Bierce
Nature moves towards balance. Joel Salatin
I do love one-upmanship sometimes, like when you see kids breakdancing and who can do the best tricks. It's common, it's in our nature as animals, like the birds of paradise who've got the best feathers and that sort of stuff. But it's fun when it's impulsive and it's about fun. Bjork
What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain. Victor Hugo
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. Hal Borland
I think a person who is disabled should be disabled by no act of their own. If you become disabled because of alcoholism, drugs, or things of that nature, I do not think those conditions qualify someone to be called disabled. I think those conditions result from personal decisions. Jesse Ventura
The theist and the scientist are rival interpreters of nature, the one retreats as the other advances. Joseph McCabe
The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore
We like to think that a free market's greatest strength is its self-corrective nature. Nina Easton
I think violence, cynicism, brutality and fashion are the staples of our diet. I think in the grand history of story-telling, going back to people sitting around fires, the dark side of human nature has always been very important. Movies are part of that tradition. Eric Stoltz
Today a new faith is stirring: the myth of blood, the faith that along with blood we are defending the divine nature of man as a whole. Alfred Rosenberg
Only a minority of science fiction dystopias attempt to plumb the real existential roots of oppression, the flaws in humanity's nature that undermine our best attempts at organizing ourselves into social units. Paul Di Filippo
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
There's been progress toward seeing that nature and culture are not opposing terms, and that wilderness is not the only kind of landscape for environmentalists to concern themselves with. Michael Pollan
Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations. David Gerrold
Fanatics, as a class, have far more zeal than intellect and are fanatics only because they have. There can be no fanaticism but where there is more passion than reason; and hence, in the nature of things, movements originating in it run down in a short time by their folly and extravagance. John C. Calhoun
Labels only confuse people. The smarter people recognize artists who transcend categories. But I always try to entertain. It's in my nature; writers are born to entertain. If that means working ostensibly within a genre, fine. John Shirley
I think Julianne Moore is the most radiantly beautiful human being and isn't messing with nature too much. She seems like a woman who treats her body like a temple. I cannot relate to that! Mackenzie Davis
People tend to compartmentalize themselves into IT people, and movie star people, and scientists, but when we share our perspectives about nature, we find a common denominator. Nalini Nadkarni
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
In nerve-free multicellular organisms, the relationships of the cells to each other can only be of a chemical nature. In multicellular organisms with nerve systems, the nerve cells only represent cells like any others, but they have extensions suited to the purpose which they serve, namely the nerves. Otto Loewi
I have just been working with Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is also a mum, on a movie called 'Hysteria.' She is everywhere because of the nature of film work. Not that I'm name dropping or anything like that. I have to pinch myself when I remember who I've been working with. Ashley Jensen
I have always loved young women for their sensitive spiritual nature, gentleness, and special beauty. Margaret D. Nadauld
Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism. Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! Edward Abbey
Germany's Angela Merkel exudes an atmosphere of elderly exhaustion and pooped-out pessimism. Britain's David Cameron, though by nature exuberant, feels he has to look and sound glum. And France's leader, Francois Hollande, seems determined to drive every successful businessman out of the country. Paul Johnson
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
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
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
I am fascinated by people's flaws and delusions: all the messy bits of human nature we all try to pretend we don't have. Hattie Morahan
Insecurity is a natural part of human nature, and there are times we feel our stories are not worth telling, so we turn to the people we admire for strength. If we dress like someone everyone thinks is cool, perhaps we'll be seen as cool. LZ Granderson
Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us. James Dyson
To the intelligent man with an interest in human nature it must often appear strange that so much of the energy of the scientific world has been spent on the study of the body and so little on the study of the mind. Edward Thorndike
Writing is, by its nature, interior work. So being forced to be around people is a great gift for a novelist. You get to be reminded, daily, of how people think, how they speak, how they live; the things they worry about, the things they hope for, the things they fear. Hanya Yanagihara
When thugs by nature meet thugs by political conviction, 5-0 is not surprising. John McCarthy
I've learned the importance of loving what you do. I have also learned more patience due to the nature of the music business. Randy Travis
I'm a private person by nature. I live in my brain half the time, not the world, and I'm not a natural negotiator. But I've learned to negotiate. Thom Mayne
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time. William Shakespeare
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
But when, in the first setting out, he takes it for granted without proof, that distinctions found in the structure of all languages, have no foundation in nature; this surely is too fastidious a way of treating the common sense of mankind. Thomas Reid
I attribute the quarrelsome nature of the Middle Ages young men entirely to the want of the soothing weed. Jerome K. Jerome
One always talks of surrendering to nature. There is also such a thing as surrendering to the picture. Pierre Bonnard
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
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven. Alphonse de Lamartine
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
Human nature is not of itself vicious. Thomas Paine
Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight. Daniel Boone
Every new medium transforms the nature of human thought. In the long run, history is the story of information becoming aware of itself. James Gleick
We are now beyond nature's normal variation in terms of how the atmosphere is composed. Nature did something for a million years. It actually goes back a lot further than that, but the ice core records show a million years. So, nature has this normal oscillation within this zone, and all of a sudden, we're forty percent outside that zone. James Balog
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
People often ask how I got interested in the brain; my rhetorical answer is: 'How can anyone NOT be interested in it?' Everything you call 'human nature' and consciousness arises from it. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle. Leonardo da Vinci
Virtue is an inner strength. It expands your nature. John Bradshaw
All architecture has a public nature, I believe, so I would like to make a public space. Tadao Ando
As we become this one global culture, in some ways it's things like the weather and nature that still hold our culture as unique to where we are. Kate Bush
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
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
Parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, aunts and uncles are made more powerful guides and rescuers by the bonds of love that are the very nature of a family. Henry B. Eyring
Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of Time. H. P. Lovecraft
Of course, there will always be those who look only at technique, who ask 'how', while others of a more curious nature will ask 'why'. Personally, I have always preferred inspiration to information. Man Ray
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
The further human society drifts away from nature, the less we understand interdependence. Peter Senge
It appears to be in the nature of religion itself to be prejudiced against those who are different. John Shelby Spong
Today, reishi stands out as one the most valuable of all polypore mushrooms in nature for the benefit of our health. Many naturopaths and doctors prefer organically-grown reishi from pristine environments because they are more pure. Paul Stamets
The nature of motion capture is only going to work for certain films. It's not going to put any other type of movies out of business. Tom Hanks
To make a love story, you need a couple of young people, but to reflect on the nature of love, you're better off with old ones. That is a fact of life and literature - and of the novel ever since it fell in love with love in the 18th century. James Buchan
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
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else. Marcus Aurelius
Meanwhile, the originator of a theory may have a very lonely time, especially if his colleagues find his views of nature unfamiliar, and difficult to appreciate. Peter D. Mitchell
Since those who believe they need a hero/celebrity outnumber the actual heroes/celebrities, people feel safe and comfortably justified in numbers, committing egregious crimes in the name of the greater social ego. Ironically diminishing their own true hero-celebrity nature in the process. Lauryn Hill
It's to surprise people about something that is extremely well known. I mean human reproduction, the human body, nature and so on. To surprise them with a new technique. Lennart Nilsson
The way of the Creative works through change and transformation, so that each thing receives its true nature and destiny and comes into permanent accord with the Great Harmony: this is what furthers and what perseveres. Alexander Pope
We all want to judge; it's an intrinsic part of our society and human nature. I'm not surprised that talent shows are hits, but I'm glad some of them aren't so brutal. Melissa Etheridge
Essentially, all expressions of human nature ever produced, from a caveman's paintings to Mozart's symphonies and Einstein's view of the universe, emerge from the same source: the relentless dynamic toil of large populations of interconnected neurons. Miguel Nicolelis
My wife tells me I should check out 'Downton Abbey', but I gather that series might be almost too intense for my temperate nature. Michael Dirda
Photography started as a means of getting reference material for my paintings of nature subjects. Nigel Dennis
I think that the question is very clear-cut, not only as a matter of ethics, but also as a matter of law, that a lawyer should not be aiding and abetting in a fraudulent scheme, and part of that aiding and abetting would be to draw up subsequent documents in order to conceal the true nature of the scheme from federal investigators. Viet D. Dinh
That's all about the natural order of things, the idea of nature protecting children but also children protecting nature. Hugh Jackman
The nature of how we are as human beings is that we're much more interested in being critical rather than praising something. Ellie Goulding
I worship impersonal Nature, which is neither 'good' or 'bad', and who knows neither love nor hatred. Savitri Devi
The intersection of psychology and business is typically seen as being as congested, stressful, and emotionally barren as a peak commute traffic day on the L.A. freeways. But, thankfully, we live in an era in which neuroscientists are teaching us about the malleability of our brain and the emotionally contagious nature of our workplaces. Chip Conley
Becoming a grandmother brought me back to the things I forgot to love. Nature. Playing. Seeing animals. A new way of looking. A rejuvenation. A cycle of life - things come back to you. The details. Carine Roitfeld
Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it. Russell Baker
I believe our legacy will be defined by the accomplishments and fearless nature by which our daughters and sons take on the global challenges we face. I also wonder if perhaps the most lasting expression of one's humility lies in our ability to foster and mentor our children. Naveen Jain
I love songs because by nature they are concise; they sum up. I try to use as few words as possible. It's usually funnier that way, anyway. Cass McCombs
Everything in nature has its own intrinsic charm, as the work of its Creator's hand; but the chief beauty of the whole lies in its suggested relations to humanity. Things announce and wait for persons. The house would not have been thus beautifully built and furnished, except for an expected tenant. Lucy Larcom
Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day. Elizabeth Bowen
I grew up in L.A. I actually grew up in the Valley, which was a pretty amazing place to grow up because everybody has nice, big backyards, and I was kind of a little nature being. Banks
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller
Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean. John Muir
Read nature; nature is a friend to truth. Edward Young
I really love nature. I grew up in the country. But one of the things about nature is that it is beautiful but it's also very dangerous. Maggie Stiefvater
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach
One of our great thematic traditions in Bad Religion has been to question human nature. Greg Graffin
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
The nature of good fiction is that it dwells in ambiguity. E. L. Doctorow
By the nature of the sport and the danger we face daily, we are very close knit. Some of us have spent most of our lives together. To give you an example, having spent two decades sitting next to Richard Johnson and seeing him virtually every day, I have probably spent more time with him than I have my family, and he the same. Tony McCoy
You can't completely control the sport - Tiger Woods comes close. The test is against yourself and nature's own way. I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story. Robert Redford
I don't sleep well. I'm a very nervous - by my nature - anxious, almost paranoid person and reporter. Andrew Ross Sorkin
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. H. P. Lovecraft
I love nature. Yunjin Kim
The buckyball, with sixty carbon atoms, is the most symmetrical form the carbon atom can take. Carbon in its nature has a genius for assembling into buckyballs. The perfect nanotube, that is, the nanotube that the carbon atom naturally wants to make and makes most often, is exactly large enough that one buckyball can roll right down the center. Richard Smalley
Nature is a machine. The family is a machine. The life cycle is like a machine. Ray Dalio
The duty of man is the same in respect to his own nature as in respect to the nature of all other things, namely not to follow it but to amend it. John Stuart Mill
Ultimately, all human activities have as their goal the realization of happiness. Why, then, have we ended up producing the opposite result? Could the underlying cause be our failure to correctly understand the true nature of happiness? Daisaku Ikeda
I am totally in favour of reform - but it must be reform that changes the nature of British politics, not simply the makeup or operation of parliament. David Blunkett
It's human nature that we come in our own flavours, and it doesn't make any sense to write a monochromatic or monocultural story unless you're doing something extremely small - a locked room-style story. N. K. Jemisin
Although the elusive 'cure' may be a distant dream, understanding the true nature of cancer will enable it to be better controlled and less menacing. Paul Davies
Since Socrates and Plato first speculated on the nature of the human mind, serious thinkers through the ages - from Aristotle to Descartes, from Aeschylus to Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman - have thought it wise to understand oneself and one's behavior. Eric Kandel
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones. Jules Verne
When a dragonfly flutters by, you may not realize, but it's the greatest flier in nature. It can hover, fly backwards, even upside down. Louie Schwartzberg
One of the things I enjoy is the challenge of Mother Nature. Nik Wallenda
Although I'm an atheist who believes only in great nature, I recognize the spiritual richness and grandeur of the Roman Catholicism in which I was raised. Camille Paglia
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
The sudden release of five million barrels of oil, enormous quantities of methane and two million gallons of toxic dispersants into an already greatly stressed Gulf of Mexico will permanently alter the nature of the area. Sylvia Earle
A forest bird never wants a cage. Henrik Ibsen
I get around nature. I have a vegetable garden, and I enjoy being outside. I do work quite a bit around the house. Patty Loveless
We live in a very chaotic world that sometimes we - it just seems like a mess. One of the reasons why we listen to music, and to great classical music in particular, is that everything is in an order and in a place and has a beauty that you see in nature, that you see and that people look for when they look for God. Joshua Bell
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
I think its man's nature to go to war and fight. Talib Kweli
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
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
No matter how happy anyone is with their choices, I believe it's human nature to wonder about the path not taken. Jen Lancaster
Patiently and with industry did I apply myself to study, for although I felt the impossibility of giving life to my productions, I did not abandon the idea of representing nature. John James Audubon
Nature's far too subtle to repeat herself. Paul Muni
Winter is nature's way of saying, 'Up yours.' Robert Byrne
It is not to be expected that human nature will change in a day. Frank B. Kellogg
I want to convince you that humans are, to some extent, natural born essentialists. What I mean by this is we don't just respond to things as we see them or feel them or hear them. Rather, our response is conditioned on our beliefs, about what they really are, what they came from, what they're made of, what their hidden nature is. Paul Bloom
Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg are men at the top of their game, and Jackson especially is going to change the nature of film-making. John Rhys-Davies
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
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
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
I don't worry. It's just not in my nature, really. Jimmy Wales
Queen Latifah used to help me out with my kids, because while we were all out on tour - Public Enemy, Naughty By Nature, Queen Latifah, Heavy D - when Public Enemy went onstage, I didn't have anybody solid to watch my kids. So, Latifah would help me out. Flavor Flav
Becoming emancipated at 14, my life wasn't normal. I didn't have to go to school, so I didn't. I was rebellious by nature. I spent my 20s focusing on my company, Flower Films, and producing movies. Now that I'm almost 30, I would like to try other things in lie. I'm crazy about photography, and I want to take an art history class. Drew Barrymore
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature. Russel Honore
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit. Sophocles
Reading history, one rarely gets the feeling of the true nature of scientific development, in which the element of farce is as great as the element of triumph. David Gross
When a fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it - right away. Stewart Brand
I'm not a parent, but it seems to me the nature of parenting is contingent, full of unexpected challenges - which is one of the wonderful and amazing things about it. Stacey D'Erasmo
Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children? Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
The second coming of Christ will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. Disease will be eliminated. Death will be abolished. War will be eradicated. Nature will be transformed. Billy Graham
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
I thought this was the most incredible opportunity. Because 'Planet Of The Apes,' aside from the fantasy element of talking apes, is such an amazing franchise, because under the surface of that genre, you're actually looking at human nature. Matt Reeves
Well I've been writing books. So that, by its nature, is kind of a solitary occupation. And from time to time I have research help, but mostly I've done those completely on my own. Caroline Kennedy
Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and of ability to learn as synonymous with ability to have ideas. But learning by having ideas is really one of the rare and isolated events in nature. Edward Thorndike
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
I was a mathematician by nature, and still am - I just knew I didn't want to be a mathematician. So I decided not to take any mathematics courses. Stephen Sondheim
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
The power of the web is not in centralization; it's not in closed systems or anything like that. It's in its open nature, and that's what allowed it to flourish for the first 10 or 15 years. Matt Mullenweg
In terms of immigration, we're seeing a lot of Democrats and Republicans use the really elastic term, 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform,' and they don't totally understand what that means. For us in El Paso, it's part of a larger discussion about the nature of the border. Beto O'Rourke
Communism is in conflict with human nature. Ernest Renan
I am kind of a freak of nature who has loose joints, and I was able to put my legs behind my head, and it looked weird to people when I was a kid, so I kept doing it. It's a great party gag. Doug Jones
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
I'm inspired by nature. Other artist's work is important for developing my perception. Mike Thompson
Every so often, we pass laws repealing human nature. Howard Lindsay
My inspiration comes from the common man and nature. Kailash Kher
The body cannot produce enzymes in perfect combinations to metabolize your foods as completely as the food enzymes created by nature do. This results in partially digested fats, proteins, and starches that can clog your body's intestinal tract and arteries. Charlie Trotter
We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one of Nature's greatest healers. Ellsworth Huntington
The very nature of finance is that it cannot be profitable unless it is significantly leveraged... and as long as there is debt, there can be failure and contagion. Alan Greenspan
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
The older I get and the longer I live in New York City, the more I have the desire to go elsewhere and be surrounded by nature. Olivia Thirlby
I love the instantaneous nature of filming rather than the repetition of working in the theatre, but that maybe because I haven't had great experiences working in the theatre. Emilia Fox
The land of Beulah lies beyond the valley of the shadow of death. Many Christians spend all their days in a continual bustle, doing good. They are too busy to find either the valley or Beulah. Virtues they have, but are full of the life and attractions of nature, and unacquainted with the paths of mortification and death. Adoniram Judson
There are more men ennobled by study than by nature. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
I am always struck by the fact that human awareness of our place in nature, like so much of modern science, began with the Industrial Revolution. Kenneth R. Miller
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. Garrison Keillor
I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy. George Sand
But I'm a hot-blooded Italian by nature. Whatever the situation you present, I'm going to make something out of it. Maynard James Keenan
The last thing left in nature is the beauty of women. Peter Beard
When I work, a lot of times I have to lose weight, and I do that, but in my regular life I was not eating right, and I was not getting enough exercise. But by the nature of my diet and that lifestyle - boom! The end result was high blood sugars that reach the levels where it becomes Type 2 diabetes. I share that with a gajillion other people. Tom Hanks
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
Europe has found itself confronted with fresh challenges - challenges of a global character, the nature of which is directly connected with changes in the international climate and the difficulties of seeking new models for co-operation. Boris Yeltsin
Shakespeare teaches you how to act. You come out of this process as a better actor. It's just the nature of the words he writes. Condola Rashad
I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence? James Thomson
I think the job of leadership is to expand what can be talked about and to get consensus on the nature of the problem, and that is most of the job. Because once you do that, once you have diagnosis, treatment options are obvious. Jim Cooper
There's a constantly applicable nature to soul music, whereas sometimes pop music can be a periodical. John Mayer
People want to hear about the extremes of human nature. They want things that are larger than their own lives, and more romantic, and not necessarily of their own experiences. Richard Thompson
I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature. Adolf Hitler
There is no forgiveness in nature. Ugo Betti
We glorify the Holy Ghost together with the Father and the Son, from the conviction that He is not separated from the Divine Nature; for that which is foreign by nature does not share in the same honors. Saint Basil
God is not an American. Nature did not design Americans to be prosperous forever. Richard Lamm
If we're interested in spiritual things, we gradually realize that what we really need is to understand this nature that seems to be a bottomless basket, because there is no peace in it. Guy Finley
No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
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
Beauty is no dead thing. It is the manifestation of God in nature. There is not one object in nature untouched by man that is not beautiful, for God's manifestation is beauty. It shines through all His works, and not only in those that may give pleasure to man. Annie Besant
I'm all in favor of looking deeply into as much as we possibly can. I'm not afraid of knowledge... With all new technology, weapons inevitably emerge... Evil comes out of the human heart. It doesn't come out of nature. Richard Preston
Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness. Terry Riley
As a scientist, I clearly see the potential for harnessing the power of nature. Craig Venter
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
I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me. Steve Carell
The most general law in nature is equity-the principle of balance and symmetry which guides the growth of forms along the lines of the greatest structural efficiency. Herbert Read
Black holes provide theoreticians with an important theoretical laboratory to test ideas. Conditions within a black hole are so extreme, that by analyzing aspects of black holes we see space and time in an exotic environment, one that has shed important, and sometimes perplexing, new light on their fundamental nature. Brian Greene
From the dawn of history, science has probed the universe of unknowns, searching for the uniting laws of nature. Ahmed Zewail
And out of darkness came the hands that reach thro' nature, moulding men. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Cannes or any other major festival is basically an animal in its own nature, creating very specific perceptions of films in a moment. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. Charles Dickens
Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy. Hamlin Garland
Nature is one great big wood-chipper. Sooner or later, everything shoots out the other end in a spray of blood, bones and hair. Douglas Coupland
Like in nature, I like things which are based on a few simple principles, even though their manifestation can be very rich. Fabiola Gianotti
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God. Thomas Browne
The longer you remain silent, the longer you don't turn over documents, a presumption begins to build that you're withholding something. That's human nature. That may not be a legal presumption, but that's a common sense presumption. Trey Gowdy
I'm a writer who simply can't know what I'm writing about until the writing lets me discover it. In a sense, my writing process embraces the gapped nature of my memory process, leaping across spaces that represent all I've lost and establishing fresh patterns within all that remains. Floyd Skloot
No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings. Denis Diderot
The strongest argument against totalitarianism may be a recognition of a universal human nature; that all humans have innate desires for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The doctrine of the blank slate... is a totalitarian's dream. Steven Pinker
My house and my garden are built as part of nature, not over it. Peter Coyote
God forgive me if I do wrong in following with ardor the strongest instincts of my nature. Julia Ward Howe
By nature, I'm a person who always says that whatever I've done, I could've done better. But I don't dwell on it because I'm waiting for the next time something happens and try to believe that my past experience will have helped to educate me in terms of how I deal with future ones. David Stern
Ignorance, hatred and greed are killing nature. Masanobu Fukuoka
I think we present extreme aspects of human behavior and hopefully get at times, messages across or bring issues to the table or as we so often say, shed light into the dark crevices of human nature. Christopher Meloni
Any affair, by its very nature, is quite dysfunctional. Rebekah Brooks
Islam is not a religion of peace. Islam is a religion of war, and most Muslims don't understand the true nature of Islam. Mosab Hassan Yousef
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
England has always been disinclined to accept human nature. E. M. Forster
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
If I'm not on tour or in the studio, I'm in nature somewhere, usually some kind of ocean. Playing music has afforded me that. It's not lost on me that it's a tremendous opportunity to be able to spend your life being surrounded by nature. Eddie Vedder
Silence, exile, cunning and so on... it's my nature to keep quiet about most things. Even the ideas in my work. Don DeLillo
Rio is an energetic, vibrant place, full of beauty and nature. But we face the kinds of problems any developing metropolis does - with pollution, traffic congestion, poverty. Distribution of green areas, for example, is not uniform. Madureira, the heart of the suburb in Rio, is a concrete jungle. Eduardo Paes
There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress. Joseph Addison
I am two with nature. Woody Allen
Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them. John Updike
You seize sentiment better when you get clear of nature. You breathe it in every sense! Jules Verne
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
I'm not satirical in a traditional way. What I do is more about creating caricatures and cartoons. I am commentating on the nature of how we live through photography, and how you can twist an angle to create a different perception of a person. Alison Jackson
From this bestial view that the human mind consists of only sense certainty, pleasure and pain, Locke developed an equally bestial theory of the nation. Man originally existed in a State of Nature of complete liberty. Robert Trout
Man himself is a mysterious object, and the tools to probe his physiologic nature and function have developed only slowly through the millennia. Rosalyn Sussman Yalow
Our job is to represent the truth of human nature, whether you're playing a tender love story that's set in a coffee shop or whether you're in 'The Avengers,' which is set in a Manhattan which is exploding. Tom Hiddleston
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
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. John Muir
For most people, the major hurdle in grasping modern insights into the nature of the universe is that these developments are usually phrased using mathematics. Brian Greene
The Ukrainian community is tight-knit by nature. Vera Farmiga
I think that the best way to explain that is that my mother gave me all the color and character and flare and liveliness, and my father gave me all the sanity and nature and all the things that helped me be a more rounded human being. Julie Andrews
Nature's imagination is so boundless compared to our own meager human imagination. James Cameron
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
I was born on the 24th of September 1755 in the county of Fauquier, at that time one of the frontier counties of Virginia. My father possessed scarcely any fortune and had received a very limited education - but was a man to whom nature had been bountiful, and who had assiduously improved her gifts. John Marshall
Comedy is second nature for me. Anthony Anderson
We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature. Paul Cezanne
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature. Michael Faraday
We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality. Abdolkarim Soroush
I'm cursed with empathy. I'm also by nature way too opinionated. John Shirley
As an illustrator you need to understand the human body - but having looked at and understood nature, you must develop an ability to look away and capture the balance between what you've seen and what you imagine. Quentin Blake
Twilight - a time of pause when nature changes her guard. All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not. Howard Thurman
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible. James Clavell
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden. Plato
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. Max Planck
Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear
We say, 'You may drink at the age of 21 but not at the age of 20.' Why? Because humans like to create terribly neat categories out of nature because it allows us a nice, tight social organization. The truth is, nature doesn't care that we like nice, neat social organizations. Nature likes variety. Alice Dreger
I think having nature be a part of people's lives helps all of us see ourselves as part of something larger. Ethan Hawke
Behind every cloud is another cloud. Judy Garland
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
Human nature is so constituted, that all see and judge better in the affairs of other men than in their own. Terence
I can't really connect with things unless they are spiritual in nature, so I have to make acting spiritual for myself, and each role a spiritual journey for me. Lynn Collins
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
Failure is nature's plan to prepare you for great responsibilities. Napoleon Hill
When I see a wall that's hung with different objects, framed or unframed, what I like about it is its fluidity and rule-breaking nature. Just experiment a bit. Nate Berkus
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. Rainer Maria Rilke
Nobody will leave any place unless they're forced out. That's the nature of humans. Once you're there, you're there. I've never seen anybody get up voluntarily and leave any place. Albert Brooks
Pandemic influenza is by nature an international issue; it requires an international solution. Margaret Chan
God created the world; the laws of nature were created by God. True science tries to find out what God put in the world. The trouble is where scientists speculate about theology and they don't know what they're talking about because they weren't there. They can't speculate about the origins of life because they weren't there. Pat Robertson
By nature's kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a man's power to answer do not occur to him at all. George Santayana
As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on. Woody Allen
The nature of 'SNL' is that it's so in-the-moment. Bill Hader
The bad poet is a toady mimicking nature. Edward Dahlberg
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
Creativity is the ability to introduce order into the randomness of nature. Eric Hoffer
When it's open and honest, that's when the real nature of who you are as a vocalist or as a performer, all of that stuff can finally start to become what it's supposed to be. Like a settling into yourself. It's not even a musical thing, it's a whole mindset, a whole acceptance of who you were supposed to be. Life sounds good. Alison Krauss
So much inspires me. People living their lives with courage, beauty of all kinds, nature in all its aspects, people I love and people I hardly know, and, of course, other poets. Ellen Bass
I used to ski across the vast white expanses of a quiet and lonely mountaintop. In the stillness and solitude... I pondered the mysteries of the universe, the planet, nature and of man. I'm still pondering. Fred Kavli
The earth has received the embrace of the sun and we shall see the results of that love. Sitting Bull
I hate the idea of natural. For example, I prefer gardens to wild nature. I like to see the human touch. High heels are a complete invention - an extravagance. They're far from natural, but it's the impracticality that I adore. I prefer the useless to the useful, the sophisticated to the natural. Christian Louboutin
Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature. Cyril Connolly
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
All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle
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
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
I film normal-life subjects in natural settings that some people would consider uncinematic. But what I want to show is nature itself, as the truth of life. Abbas Kiarostami
I have followed my heart my whole life - the crazy kid, a contrarian by nature, and I've been in trouble in points in my career. Sarah Carter
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
Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Khalil Gibran
Thus, anybody who follows this nature and gives way its states will be led into quarrels and conflicts, and go against the conventions and rules of society, and will end up a criminal. Xun Zi
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. Muhammad Iqbal
I feel particularly close to them, because I am now out in the universe. I'm in a position to see nature from another point of view, to be outside the earth and see the big picture. Story Musgrave
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature. Edmund Burke
Nature's God really descends from an ancient Greek tradition that was passed along to the early modern philosophers. And these were quite radical thinkers who were really challenging the ways of thinking of their time and the established religion. Matthew Stewart
It's human nature when you first make your big fortune to want to show off a bit. I don't begrudge that whatsoever. Kevin Kwan
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature. Joseph Addison
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
Women have full equality with men before the Lord. By nature, the roles of women differ from those of men. This knowledge has come to us with the Restoration of the gospel in the fullness of times, with an acknowledgment that women are endowed with the great responsibilities of motherhood and nurturing. James E. Faust
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
Most of my images have been done in-studio, under very controlled lighting conditions. There have been a few that have been shot in nature, but even then they were shot almost exclusively at night, and again, under controlled lighting conditions. Leonard Nimoy
Majorities, as such, afford no guarantees for justice. They are men of the same nature as minorities. They have the same passions for fame, power, and money, as minorities; and are liable and likely to be equally - perhaps more than equally, because more boldly - rapacious, tyrannical and unprincipled, if intrusted with power. Lysander Spooner
I want to be in 'The Hobbit.' I love fantasy and mythical adventure films. I believe in fairies and angels. I believe in nature's spirit, that there are other realms, other planets, life forms. Julia Sawalha
It might seem paradoxical that the biggest scientific instruments of all are needed in order to probe the very smallest things in nature. The micro-world is inherently 'fuzzy' - the sharper the detail we wish to study, the higher the energy that is required and the bigger the accelerator that is needed. Martin Rees
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy. Kurt Vonnegut
The fact is that war films, by their very nature, are pitched at a high dramatic range. Mark Boal
Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches. Jane Jacobs
Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control. Steven Pinker
My interest is that there is a disconnect between the science and the size of the threat that people mention about nature, the planet and the climate, and the emotion that this triggers. So we are supposed to be extremely frightened people, but despite that we appear to sleep pretty well. Bruno Latour
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 H. Gass
Of all those arts in which the wise excel, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. Andre Breton
Most people who use the Internet seem take its nature and characteristics for granted, like we take air and water for granted. Rebecca MacKinnon
In Reykjavik, Iceland, where I was born, you are in the middle of nature surrounded by mountains and ocean. But you are still in a capital in Europe. So I have never understood why I have to choose between nature or urban. Bjork
There will always be cheaters. It is human nature. It will never be 100 percent clean, in any sport. David Millar
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. Emily Dickinson
The possibilities that are suggested in quantum physics tell us that everything that we're looking at may not be in fact there, so the underlying nature of being is weird. William Shatner
Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no! Taslima Nasrin
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives? E. M. Forster
I believe in a kind of God. I think all scientists, in a way, believe in a certain God, in a certain order of nature. Leonard Mlodinow
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree. Joyce Kilmer
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
During all these years there existed within me a tendency to follow Nature in her walks. John James Audubon
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. John Fowles
The nature of creativity is to make space for things to happen... We can drive it out with our busyness and plans. Iain McGilchrist
I wonder if it's in the nature of fiction writers to never quite see their own lives as 'real,' since we are always making stuff up! Julia Glass
I am not a yachting person, by nature, but I have just enough experience on the sea under sail to feel a certain nostalgia for it when I see a big white racing yacht heeled over at cruising speed on the ocean, and I can still tie a mean bowline knot on just about anything in less than 10 seconds. Hunter S. Thompson
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day. Alex Noble
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
In time, we will have to recognise that it is not 'nature' that we need to protect, but ourselves, and we can only do this by abandoning the old, grandiose, profit-seeking schemes so beloved of our masters and learning to till the soil, live to scale, and live within our means. John Burnside
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education. Henry Adams
Although it's difficult, if not impossible, to put a dollar value on the numerous services nature provides, leaving them out of economic calculations means they are often ignored. David Suzuki
There is not in nature, a thing that makes man so deformed, so beastly, as doth intemperate anger. Alan Bleasdale
God is each truly and exalted thing, therefore the individual himself to the highest degree. But are not nature and the world individuals? Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel
Film actors are, by nature, more complicated than stage actors. Margaret Rutherford
Photography is, by its nature, exploitative. It's whether you use this process with a sense of responsibility or not. I feel that I do so. My conscience is clear. Martin Parr
Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin. Lord Acton
I have spent probably years of time waiting in studio lounges - waiting on a mix, waiting on my time to sing, waiting on, waiting on, waiting on. That's just the nature of life. Amy Grant
Man's nature, originally good and common to all, should develop unhampered. Georg Simmel
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
I want to lift the audience to the miraculous in human nature. After all, we shouldn't be here, with all the odds against us in nature. It's kind of unusual and wonderful! Paul Taylor
To me there is nothing that goes against nature. If it seems incomprehensible, it's only because we haven't been able to understand it yet. Richard Matheson
The nature of human beings is to eat meat and fruits and vegetables, and therefore we have to kill animals. I don't have a problem with that. But it's a sacred moment. It's a gift of life. Eric Ripert
Toronto is actually way more fast-paced than L.A. - I find the fast-paced nature of Toronto a bit obtrusive. In L.A., I love getting up and going hiking and going to the beach - that's L.A. culture and it's awesome and I miss it. Toronto culture is wonderful, but I miss L.A. Jordan Gavaris
Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments. Nathaniel Hawthorne
The best standardisation committee in the world is nature herself, but in nature standardisation occurs mainly in connection with the smallest possible units: cells. The result is millions of flexible combinations in which one never encounters the stereotyped. Alvar Aalto
Leopard is an animal design, and my designs come from nature. Roberto Cavalli
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
I enjoyed my stay in the Congress. Most people do not. And too many people who have been elected really don't understand the nature of government. Ed Koch
I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory. Julius Caesar
I do love nature, but I don't suppose I'd spent more time in zoos as a child than anyone else! Andy Serkis
I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some. Elizabeth Banks
Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. Thomas A. Kempis
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
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
I feel best in nature or near nature. Luise Rainer
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
To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. 'Tis much better to do a little with certainty & leave the rest for others that come after you. Isaac Newton
I don't think I'd get caught up in the crazy side of the music industry because it's just not in my nature. Pixie Lott
Nature also forges man, now a gold man, now a silver man, now a fig man, now a bean man. Paracelsus
As human beings, we are endowed with freedom of choice, and we cannot shuffle off our responsibility upon the shoulders of God or nature. We must shoulder it ourselves. It is our responsibility. Arnold J. Toynbee
Men like to provide for women and their families. It's in their DNA. I'm obviously no scientist, but I bet if you could hear a Y-chromosome talk, it would say, 'I want to provide and hunt.' When the woman is the primary breadwinner, it's going against nature. I'm not saying that it's bad or wrong, I'm just saying that it can feel off. Patti Stanger
The thing is helicopters are different from airplanes An airplane by it's nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or incompetent piloting, it will fly. Harry Reasoner
There may be a little bit of finger-pointing - there always is in a situation like this - but I think of Ebola as an act of nature. It's the biological equivalent of a tsunami, and yes, we are having trouble handling it. Richard Preston
For a scientific theory of him to be possible, man, including his habits of valuation, has to be taken as determined by causal laws, as an instance and part of nature. Hans Jonas
The big artist keeps an eye on nature and steals her tools. Thomas Eakins
Bullock by name, and Bullock by nature. Alan Bullock
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature. Christopher Morley
Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke
Unfortunately, it is human nature for us to only learn and grow from a place of emptiness. It's hard to learn when we are winning and on top of the world. Yehuda Berg
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
I love the ocean, wide-open space and trees, but I'm not a gardener or anything like that. I think I may be, eventually. I was raised in the city, so I don't have that skill set, but my heart is more with the dirt than the concrete. It's an unrequited love with nature - a one-way love affair. David Duchovny
I do spend money. I like to spend money, on houses - on furnishing houses. And I love to give presents to people. It's just in my nature to be that way. I always spent money I had. And I always spent what I made. I'm not stingy. Gloria Vanderbilt
In the Einstein way, I can't believe in a universe that doesn't have some sort of prime mover, identical with all of created nature. I have a whole lot of a harder time with supposing the fine print of the Torah was a direct revelation. Simon Schama
Everything is political. I will never be a politician or even think political. Me just deal with life and nature. That is the greatest thing to me. Bob Marley
We have to understand in value what the services of nature are so that we can understand that degrading them is an irreplaceable resource that no amount of money or human ingenuity can replace. Harrison Ford
Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth of the matter is, every film is imperfect. It's the nature of the beast. One of the things that people ask me all the time is, what's the difference between theater and film, and one of the biggest differences is, in the theater you always get another go. Stephen Daldry
A novel can grant humanity even to those who act inhumanely, and by making men and women of monsters, it can offer not only a ground-level view of a particular conflict, but a descent into the substratum of human nature capable of the incomprehensible. Anthony Marra
Being alone on the moors is scary; as the rain clouds settle in, it makes you realise your place in nature. Dave Davies
Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. Alfred Edward Housman
Nature has different times. Michael Tippett
In the ancient world and, above all, among the Greeks, human nature was held in high esteem. Elie Metchnikoff
The most used program in computers and education is PowerPoint. What are you learning about the nature of the medium by knowing how do to a great PowerPoint presentation? Nothing. It certainly doesn't teach you how to think critically about living in a culture of simulation. Sherry Turkle
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
Umpires are necessary evils. That's just the nature of the beast. For years, people have looked on umpiring as a job they could get any postman to do. Doug Harvey
Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. William Ruckelshaus
I'm not an outdoors person by instinct or nature. I'm more of a city person. Jim Sturgess
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
Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself, oblivion of his past, with peace and purity! George A. Smith
There is a certain element of complementarity between men and women that is biological by nature. Jack Kingston
I'm rebelling against being handed a career, like, 'You're the next this; you're the next that.' I'm not the next anything, I'm the first me. I can't be myself, I can't just be Idris Elba. But that's just the nature of the business. Idris Elba
Kind words are the music of the world. They have a power which seems to be beyond natural causes, as if they were some angel's song, which had lost its way and come on Earth, and sang on undyingly, smiting the hearts of men with sweetest wounds, and putting for the while an angel's nature into us. Frederick William Faber
From a sequence of these individual patterns, whole buildings with the character of nature will form themselves within your thoughts, as easily as sentences. Christopher Alexander
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book. Cyril Connolly
For me, travelling and drawing the world, experiencing as much as possible first hand, has been very important. Making notes, drawing and writing on the move, became second nature. Michael Foreman
When I get recognized for 'Twilight,' it's usually a teenage girl, and they're usually really loud. So it certainly feels like I get recognized the most from that, but it could just be because of the nature of how vocal those fans are. Anna Kendrick
In fact, in some ways, I actually feel much more confident about the quality of Carousel than I do about The Cottage Builder's Letter: probably because of its cohesive nature. George Murray
American actors who voice animated movies are so brilliant at it, because by the nature of American speak, it's full of energy and full of commitment. And as a British actor, we have to kind of learn that. Helen Mirren
As women, I think it helps that we are complex creatures by nature so just being a woman helps to understand a woman's journey. Maggie Q
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
Slavery is founded in the selfishness of man's nature - opposition to it is his love of justice. These principles are an eternal antagonism; and when brought into collision so fiercely, as slavery extension brings them, shocks and throes and convulsions must ceaselessly follow. Abraham Lincoln
Talking up a storm about food is so easy for me, it's second nature. Rocco DiSpirito
Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise! Wallace Stevens
From this, without doubt, sprang the fable. Man created it thus, because it was not given him to see more than himself and nature, which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own. Alfred de Vigny
Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom? Blaise Pascal
Setting shouldn't just consist of describing nature or a landscape, or of saying where something takes place. It is the world of specific people. It's not enough for it to feel vivid or credible; it should feel necessary. Kaui Hart Hemmings
Most of nature is inherently chaotic. It's not rigidly determined in the old sense. It's not rigidly predictable. Rupert Sheldrake
Every author believes that the book which he is placing before the public will 'fill a long-felt want,' and success or failure depends very much on how closely he has been able to gauge the nature of the 'long-felt want.' Will C. Barnes
The skull is nature's sculpture. David Bailey
It seems always to have been difficult to have been a New York Philharmonic conductor because of the nature of New York. We are in direct competition with the great orchestras in the world who come to play in our hall or in Carnegie, and we are constantly compared. I think that 's a good thing. Zubin Mehta
In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. Albert Camus
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
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
But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature, it matters not at all what they may be. Agnes Smedley
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
Human nature is not amenable to prediction based on the trends or tendencies prevailing at the time. It is amenable to startling creativity of the kind practiced by great artists, directors, writers, musicians, actors, who know how to touch a chord in humans everywhere. Maurice Saatchi
An argument fatal to the communist theory, is suggested by the fact, that a desire for property is one of the elements of our nature. Herbert Spencer
It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened. Philip Sidney
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. Francis Bacon
Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed? Solomon Short
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir
I am not a politician by nature, but I will say I think there need to be more women in FIFA, and I would be open to having those conversations when the time is right. Abby Wambach
With the coming of spring, I am calm again. Gustav Mahler
I'm much better informed than Mr. Clarke ever was about the nature of the intelligence that was available again Osama bin Laden and which was consistently denigrated by himself and Mr. Tenet. Michael Scheuer
We are more than just flesh and bones. There's a certain spiritual nature and something of the mind that we can't measure. We can't find it. With all our sophisticated equipment, we cannot monitor or define it, and yet it's there. Ben Carson
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 Chamfort
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
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. Jimmy Carter
Well, I'm a writer by nature, and I got a little bit - a little taste of a daily fast-paced writing job, writing career, and I loved it. Victoria Gotti
Many objects of our three-dimensional perceptual world are not only chiral but appear in nature in two versions, related at least ideally, as a chiral object and its mirror image. Vladimir Prelog
'American Dad' is, by its nature, much more political. Seth MacFarlane
Distinctions between citizens solely because of their ancestry are by their very nature odious to a free people whose institutions are founded upon the doctrine of equality. Harlan Stone
Shakespeare has great ability to skirt around a subject and portray human nature. Kelli O'Hara
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan
The soul grows by reincarnation in bodies provided by nature, more complex, more powerful, as the soul unfolds greater and greater faculties. And so the soul climbs upward into the light eternal. And there is no fear for any child of man, for inevitably he climbs towards God. Annie Besant
I have resolved on an enterprise that has no precedent and will have no imitator. I want to set before my fellow human beings a man in every way true to nature; and that man will be myself. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
When you start learning how to give when you're young, when you get older it is second nature. Just like stealing. Start young and you keep on stealing forever. Ask my politicians. Mechai Viravaidya
The sight of nature fascinates, the family tie has a sweet enchantment and patriotism gives the religious spirit a fiery devotion to the powers that it reveres. Bruno Bauer
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only. Joseph Wood Krutch
For me, the study of these laws is inseparable from a love of Nature in all its manifestations. Murray Gell-Mann
Technology has allowed us to have more drought-resistant crops. The spotty nature of drought, the spotty nature of rains can sometimes result in better yields than anticipated. Tom Vilsack
Now that I'm older, I have a much better appreciation of nature, and I love being alone. Gia Coppola
The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world. Georges Simenon
As parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts we need to start getting out into nature with the young people in our lives. Families play a key role in getting kids outside. David Suzuki
I thought it was going to be a hut in Topanga and Janis Joplin was going to come out, but it's a real doctor... I went to Beverly Hills to meet this midwife; you'd think they'd be in nature. Simon Helberg
The nature of the internet is that you don't know who is behind the screen. Louise Mensch
I think that the 'laws of nature' are also prone to evolve; I think they are more like habits than laws. Rupert Sheldrake
The central task of science is to arrive, stage by stage, at a clearer comprehension of nature, but this does not at all mean, as it is sometimes claimed to mean, a search for mastery over nature. Lewis Thomas
If art is singular expression, then by nature, the best art is controversial. But when art stirs debate for reasons besides its artistic integrity, that's when things get bent. John Ridley
He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates
Every mind was made for growth, for knowledge, and its nature is sinned against when it is doomed to ignorance. William Ellery Channing
It's human nature that if you get 20 positive comments and one negative one, you're going to focus on the negative. We all do that. It can be something that drags you down. It's easy to get bogged down with it, but I try to concentrate on the good things. Bindi Irwin
We all dream. We dream vividly, depending on our nature. Our existence is beyond our explanation, whether we believe in God or we have religion or we're atheist. Anthony Hopkins
A writer should express criticism and indignation at the dark side of society and the ugliness of human nature, but we should not use one uniform expression. Mo Yan
'Quantum Leap' gave me a huge opportunity as an actor. The nature of the role and it's demands allowed people to perceive me as a versatile actor, and the wide success of the show around the planet gave me a certain notoriety that helped me get other work. Scott Bakula
With these vast advantages, ordinary and extraordinary, one would have supposed the North would have been content, and would have at least respected the security and tranquility of such obedient and profitable brethren; but such is not human nature. Robert Toombs
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
Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That's the nature of being a goalkeeper. Gary Speed
The sheeplike nature of travel - being on a beach with thousands of other people is not my idea of fun. I also don't like being a tourist because you don't know what's really going on in a country. Diana Quick
I really loved crunk. I loved the extreme nature of it, how repetitious it was, and how these basic, angry chants would just be repeated over and over again. Rick Rubin
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
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
If you can't sit in a cafe quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story? Evangeline Lilly
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
To become an able and successful man in any profession, three things are necessary, nature, study and practice. Henry Ward Beecher
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone? Herman Melville
We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous. David Suzuki
I like all those painters who loved and had a strong feeling for nature. Alfred Sisley
I like to do chill things on dates. I think it would be fun to go to the zoo. I know it's really weird and random, but I love animals. It'd be like a day of doing silly things, while enjoying nature. Ashlee Simpson
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society. Honore de Balzac
The beliefs I was raised with - to respect animals and to be aware of nature, to understand that we share this planet with other creatures - have had a huge impact on me. Stella McCartney
'Tickle Monster' is an interactive book and, by the nature of the story, bonds the parent and child through tickling and laughter. Josie Bissett
Deism is the belief that nature and God are one and the same thing. If you study nature, you're getting insights about God. Bruce Lipton
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
I am a generous man, by nature, and far more trusting than I should be. Indeed. The real world is risky territory for people with generosity of spirit. Beware. Hunter S. Thompson
I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed. James Dean
The initial motivation of the experiment which led to this discovery was a subconscious feeling for the inexhaustible wealth of nature, a wealth that goes far beyond the imagination of man. Bruno Rossi
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
The good man is the friend of all living things. Mahatma Gandhi
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
It is critical that writers who embrace the light of Christ's redemptive love characterize the darkness arrayed against us in a way that is consistent with its true nature. Ted Dekker
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it. Jules Renard
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
Polo is a great thing to do with your kids and your family - it is a great day out. And to me, horses are amazing creatures that give you this cable to Earth and put you in contact with nature. Nacho Figueras
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
With the world's human population now at seven billion and growing, and the demand for technology and modern conveniences increasing, we can't control all our negative impacts. But we have to find better ways to live within the limits nature and its cycles impose. David Suzuki
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle
When you're writing non-fiction, you go as far as you can go, and then ethically you have to stop. You can't go. You can't suppose. You can't imagine. And I think there's something in human nature that wants to finish the story. Geraldine Brooks
I want to go skydiving. I'd love to go to the Galapagos. Nature still excites me. Wayne Knight
Nature is full of drama. I know nothing about biology, about birds, about insects, about the details of politics. I just make movies about human interest stories. Jacques Perrin
It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness. Taylor Caldwell
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
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature. Henry David Thoreau
It's human nature to gripe, but I'm going ahead and doing the best I can. Elvis Presley
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual. John Muir
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
That's the thing about Mother Nature, she really doesn't care what economic bracket you're in. Whoopi Goldberg
Whoever claims to understand another person completely, is either entirely ignorant of himself, or else has a nature so small that he can measure it easily, and supposes it to be the standard of every other nature. Lucy Larcom
Any device in science is a window on to nature, and each new window contributes to the breadth of our view. Cecil Frank Powell
The state of emergency and critical nature of the times do not allow me, as they do not allow anyone, to embark on a blame game. Nicos Anastasiades
Gorillas are still wild creatures. That's made very clear when you observe them in nature. They charge and perform other displays that are terrifying by design. But they don't attack unless they feel threatened. Andy Serkis
The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor. Zora Neale Hurston
Andrew Warren was a rarity in the CIA's Clandestine Service - African-American, fluent in Arabic, and relatively young for an agent who'd already spent nearly a decade chasing terrorists in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iraq and Algeria, so deep undercover that few of his friends or family knew the nature of his work. Michael Hastings
We've got to understand that the whole nature of the way American democracy guards its freedom has been changed. John Ashcroft
Generally, what people tend to underestimate is the cyborg nature of Groupon. We are a company that has the DNA of being both a technology company and a heavily operational company. Andrew Mason
Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as they are based on the relations between man and nature, the latter insofar as they are based on the relations between nature and God. Moses Mendelssohn
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. Jules Verne
'Crash' is a metaphor for what I see as the dehumanizing elements that are present in the world in which we live. We're distanced by the nature of the society we inhabit from a normal human reaction. J. G. Ballard
I'm Greek, and we're conspiratorial by nature. George Tenet
Nothing can prepare you for the all-consuming nature of motherhood, and I am very aware of my good fortune, as I spent years fretting about whether I'd ever meet anyone to have a baby with. Mariella Frostrup
Nature chooses who will be transgender; individuals don't choose this. Mercedes Ruehl
Being by the nature of my upbringing, all my energies having been directed to one channel of activity, crippled from other activities and made helpless even to live. Isaac Rosenberg
Being in nature is very important to me. I'm not a glamour puss. Sally Hawkins
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
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Endurance, after all, is the only reason we even exist. We think of ourselves as nature's deadliest animals, but the truth is, a naked human is the biggest wimp in the wild. We have no fangs, no claws, no strength, and no speed. Christopher McDougall
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
The artist is an interpreter of Nature. People learn to love Nature through pictures. To the artist, nothing is in vain; nothing beneath his notice. If he is great enough, he will exalt every subject which he treats. William Morris Hunt
I don't mind gearing my life towards privacy. It's my nature. John Travolta
We ogle plants and animals up close on television, the Internet and in the movies. We may not worship the animals we see, but we still regard them as necessary physical and spiritual companions. Technological nature can't completely satisfy that yearning. Diane Ackerman
Nature best teaches how to pray, and how to reverence all the gifts the Almighty has given us. She is like a vast outspread handkerchief, embroidered with God's eternal name, on which we may dry alike our tears of sorrow and of joy; she turns weeping into ecstasy, and fills our hearts with speechless, quiet reverence and resignation. Robert Schumann
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
Between the ages of 24 and 27, I read Freud's complete works, everything that had been translated into English. It was very stimulating intellectually. But I did not accept his view of neurosis or of human nature. Nathaniel Branden
It seems to me that 'women's writing' by nature would not seek equivalence in the male world. It would be a writing that sought to express a distinction, not deny it. Rachel Cusk
Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature. Billy Corgan
I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Wendell Berry
Usually I like to improvise. Sometimes, depending on the nature of the piece, I like to improvise because I think it brings certain freshness and a reality to it, as long as it doesn't go too far out of the box. Robert Redford
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back. Horace
Man can never be a woman's equal in the spirit of selfless service with which nature has endowed her. Mahatma Gandhi
They are representations of many shared hours of collaboration between us all. That's the real nature of the relationship the orchestra and I are trying to build. Michael Tilson Thomas
Any rule, not existing in the nature of things, or that is not permanent, universal and inflexible in its application, is no law, according to any correct definition of the term law. Lysander Spooner
The problem of good as it faces the atheist is this: Nature, which is the nuts-and-bolts reality for the atheist, has no values and thus can offer no grounding for good and evil. Values on the atheist view are subjective and contingent. William A. Dembski
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
Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much. George Savile
If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living. Henri Poincare
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
I'm a fighter by nature and nothing will ever change that. Anastacia
Reading a novel of a private experience, very, very different, the nature of it is very different. Sydney Pollack
We don't do things we aren't good at by nature. I wouldn't play basketball because I'm only 5' 1". Find what you enjoy - whether it's racing, flying a helicopter, being a doctor, or stitching clothes together. Once you've done that, you have the passion you need. Danica Patrick
You want to put out a TV show? If you have the money to do it on your own, by yourself, and you have a TV network, you can do it by yourself. But the nature of the beast is, art needs finance. That's how this industry works. So until the Internet becomes our source of entertainment - and watch it, I believe it will - this is how things go. Nathan Fillion
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
By nature, I keep moving, man. My theory is, be the shark. You've just got to keep moving. You can't stop. Brad Pitt
The sky is the part of creation in which nature has done for the sake of pleasing man. John Ruskin
Those who find beauty in all of nature will find themselves at one with the secrets of life itself. L. Wolfe Gilbert
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
One who is kind is sympathetic and gentle with others. He is considerate of others' feelings and courteous in his behavior. He has a helpful nature. Kindness pardons others' weaknesses and faults. Kindness is extended to all - to the aged and the young, to animals, to those low of station as well as the high. Ezra Taft Benson
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God. William Cowper
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
Such is the nature of comic strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. Typically, the end result is lazy, rich cartoonists. Berkeley Breathed
There is a piece of me that likes to fondly imagine my maverick and rebellious nature. But, more accurately, I like to have a nice and cosy institution that I can rub up against a little bit. Douglas Adams
I am deeply concerned that, without peace and a two-state solution, the Jewish and democratic nature of Israel is in danger. That's why I have opposed Israel's settlement policy since 1973, and that's why I have favored a two-state solution since 1967. Alan Dershowitz
Nature did not gift us with a mighty Mekong like Thailand and Vietnam, with their vast and naturally fertile plains. Nature instead put our islands ahead of our neighbours in the path of typhoons from the Pacific. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Only the brave know how to forgive; it is the most refined and generous pitch of virtue human nature can arrive at. Laurence Sterne
I've been writing fiction probably since I was about 6 years old, so it's something that is second nature to me now. I just sit down and start writing. I don't sit down and start writing and it comes out perfectly - it's a process. Candace Bushnell
As he is one, so we call Him God, the Deity, the Divine Nature, and other names of the same signification. John Hales
I am never less disposed to sadness than when ill and alone. Sometimes I have fancied that it was the nature of my disease to create a rising, elastic state of mind, but be that as it will (I speak solemnly), the hour of bodily suffering is to me the hour of spiritual joy. It is then that most I feel my dependence on God and his power to sustain. Dorothea Dix
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
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
That's human nature - the ups and downs. Jami Gertz
Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature. Robert South
We can't afford big symphonies but we commission works that sound rich and symphonic because of the nature of the instrumentation and the people we work with. Graeme Murphy
For thousands of years, we've insisted that art can make us better people. Unless a brief can be fashioned that, by its very nature, art appeals only to the best in people and never the darkness, which defies both logic and intuition, then we have to acknowledge that art can make some of us worse. Steve Erickson
You see, nature will do exactly what it must, and if we are a hindrance to its development, to even its destructive powers to reform itself and we are in a way, we will go. Ralph Steadman
I think as a woman it's in our nature to nurture someone else. Sometimes at the expense of ourselves. Emilia Clarke
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
Whether we like it or not, men and women are not the same in nature, temperament, emotions and emotional responses. J. Paul Getty
The adoration of human nature by the Greeks appeared in Greek plastic art and was the cause of its excellence. Elie Metchnikoff
I remember New York in the '80s as a place with vacant lots that would eventually give over to nature. Weeds would grow up, squirrels would move in. That entropy is gone now. It's too expensive to let a vacant lot go natural. Moby
I've learned to be true to yourself, stick to the big arguments, don't get distracted by the everyday kerfuffle that is in the nature of any democratic system. George Osborne
I quickly realized that shopping on Amazon had made the idea of parking my car and going into a store feel like an outrageous imposition on my time and good nature. Maria Semple
In 'Power Play', Finder uses the thriller structure to make pointed observations about gender in the workplace, the corporate caste system, and the true nature of risk in the global business environment. M. J. Rose
The moment at which music reveals its true nature is contained in the ancient exercise of the theme with variations. The complete mystery of music is explained right there. Pierre Schaeffer
Nature never makes any blunders, when she makes a fool she means it. Archibald Alexander
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
But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations. William H. Seward
The nature of the South is changing faster than the stereotypes are. Much of the South now looks like San Jose. Is it still southern? John Shelton Reed
If you are fearful, a horse will back off. If you are calm and confident, it will come forward. For those who are often flattered or feared, the horse can be a welcome mirror of the best in human nature. Clare Balding
Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
I believe that children are, by nature, very forgiving. I don't think children expect their parents to be perfect. I think they demand that their parents be real. Beth Moore
I know I'm not going to book everything I go in on, and that's just the nature of the business. You have to keep hustling and not get down on it. You have to keep at it and find your way in. Everybody's story is different. Rob Brown
It's in the nature of television to restrain the spontaneity of a live event. Things become more and more prepackaged. Bill Condon
I mean, we are tribal by nature, and sometimes success and material wealth can divide and separate - it's not a new philosophy I'm sharing - more than hardship, hardship tends to unify. Colin Farrell
Physics is based on the assumption that certain fundamental features of nature are constant. Rupert Sheldrake
Short form media is reductionist by nature. Jon Krakauer
You can learn more about human nature by reading the Bible than by living in New York. William Lyon Phelps
Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life. Joseph Conrad
'Lost' is driving toward an ending, and that ending is: Are these people getting off this island? What is the nature of this island? What is going to happen to them? What is their ultimate fate? What is their ultimate destiny? Those questions need to get answered. Carlton Cuse
It will, of course, be understood that directly or indirectly, soon or late, every advance in the sciences of human nature will contribute to our success in controlling human nature and changing it to the advantage of the common weal. Edward Thorndike
Love is a strange master, and human nature is still stranger. Edgar Rice Burroughs
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
Nature refuses to rest. John Updike
English majors understand human nature better than economists do. Jane Smiley
And I think that the environment is one very strong way to counterbalance the chaotic nature of our life. Minoru Yamasaki
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. Walter Scott
I don't understand the notion that modern farming is anything do to with nature. It's a pretty gross interference with nature. Peter Singer
Nature is the most beautiful thing we have. It's better than art because it's from the creator. Olivia Newton-John
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
We're very focused on making News Feed really good, making our photos experience really good, making messaging really good, and creating great location apps. That's the nature of a platform business of our scale. Most companies that are relevant to us will have some overlaps in some competitive way. Mark Zuckerberg
Can I remember exactly when I 'lost' my husband? Was it the moment when I had to start tying his shoelaces for him? Or when we stopped being able to laugh with each other? Looking back, that turning point is impossible to pinpoint. But then, that's the nature of dementia. Judy Parfitt
I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment. Pat Buckley
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
We seek for truth in ourselves; in our neighbours, and in its essential nature. We find it first in ourselves by severe self scrutiny, then in our neighbours by compassionate indulgence, and, finally, in its essential nature by that direct vision which belongs to the pure in heart. Saint Bernard
I think it bespeaks a generous nature, a man who can cook. Jilly Cooper
Love is a great emotion, but I believe it's not just about romance; it could be love for nature, people, for relationships. Rani Mukerji
My fiction is almost always inspired by a character's need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic. Robert Crais
The sun, the earth, love, friends, our very breath are parts of the banquet. Rebecca Harding Davis
An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature. Auguste Renoir
As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place. Bono
I like examining the ordinary, and by doing so, one hopefully reveals the extraordinary nature within. Kevin Henkes
I think writers, by nature, are more observers instead of participators. Ian Hunter
The point of departure of the process to which we wish to contribute is the fact that war is the natural reaction of human nature in the savage state, while peace is the result of acquired characteristics. Elihu Root
There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse
I am a little older and understand the nature of the business - the older you get the more your skills supposedly diminish, but I think I am getting wiser in how to use my physical skills. That's the frustrating part when you put so much heart and desire into things and feel like you are not wanted. Randy Moss
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
Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn't irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself. Ray Comfort
We have a habit of turning to scientists when we want factual answers and artists when we want entertainment, but where are the facts about the nature of the self? Neurologists peering at PET scans and fMRIs know they aren't seeing the soul in there. James Gleick
That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees. Marcus Aurelius
Technology changes all the time; human nature, hardly ever. Evgeny Morozov
Painting directly from nature is difficult as things do not remain the same; the camera helps to retain the picture in your mind. Theodore Robinson
You know that a given in life in human nature, is that at a sporting event, a baseball game, a football game, you never introduce a politician, is because he'll be booed. I don't care if he's the most beloved person in the world, its part of the game. Mark Russell
What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning. Werner Heisenberg
Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature . Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, and robes the mountain in its azure hue. Thomas Campbell
The law cannot equalize mankind in spite of nature. Luc de Clapiers
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 S. Burroughs
There is, in our nature, a disposition to indulgence, a secret desire to escape from labor, which, unless hourly combated, will overcome and destroy the best faculties of our minds and paralyze our most useful powers. Dorothea Dix
Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher
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
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
Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature. Dennis Gabor
Everybody's enamored of the iPhone, the Google phone. But the applications are going to change. You know, we're going to start using our phones for shopping. It's going to change the nature of advertising. Tim O'Reilly
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. Berkeley Breathed
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. Izaak Walton
A brain scan may reveal the neural signs of anxiety, but a Kokoschka painting, or a Schiele self-portrait, reveals what an anxiety state really feels like. Both perspectives are necessary if we are to fully grasp the nature of the mind, yet they are rarely brought together. Eric Kandel
One of the great advantages of cremation - apart from all sanitary conditions - lies in the swift restoration to Mother Nature of the material elements composing the physical and astral corpses, brought about by the burning. Annie Besant
Designs of purely arbitrary nature cannot be expected to last long. Kenzo Tange
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
We used to dial; now we speed dial. We used to read; now we speed read. We used to walk; now we speed walk. And of course, we used to date, and now we speed date. And even things that are by their very nature slow - we try and speed them up, too. Carl Honore
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
Imagine how many aspects of nature we would miss if we lived on the surface of the sun. Without inventing refrigerators, we would only know gaseous matter and never observe liquids or solids, and miss the beauty of snowflakes. Wolfgang Ketterle
Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. Leopards, cobras, monkeys, rivers and trees; they all served as my teachers when I lived as a wanderer in the Himalayan foothills. Radhanath Swami
'Real Housewives of New Jersey' has taught me more about the nature of a vacuum in space than any of the demonstrations in my high school AP physics textbook. Andrea Seigel
Scientists and philosophers tend to treat knowledge, imagination and love as if they were all very separate parts of human nature. But when it comes to children, all three are deeply entwined. Children learn the truth by imagining all the ways the world could be, and testing those possibilities. Alison Gopnik
Human nature doesn't include all human beings. There are human beings who are indifferent to politics, religion, virtually anything. Conor Cruise O'Brien
Natural capital is easy to overlook because it is the pond we swim in. One can live perfectly well without ever giving a thought to the sulfur cycle or wetland functions. Only when the benefits nature provides are disrupted do we take notice. Paul Hawken
I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers. Armistead Maupin
I've always been slightly hesitant about generalizing movies made by men and women being different in their nature; I think movies by each director are different. Having said that, I think that it's kind of disgraceful that there aren't more female directors. Susanne Bier
Nature makes woman to be won and men to win. George William Curtis
Christianity has aimed to deliver us from a life determined by nature, from the appetites as actuating us, and so has meant that man should not let himself be determined by his appetites. Max Stirner
The most important thing is to find the balance between city and nature. I have that 'hippie quality' - my husband is a super-hippie Los Angeles boy - so we'll have to make time to go to Puerto Rico, and upstate New York, and be sure we get to do outdoorsy stuff like that. Ana Ortiz
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
The nature of our two main political parties has changed in the United States. Roger Mahony
Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed. Sydney Smith
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
Over most of history, threats have come from nature - disease, earthquakes, floods, and so forth. But the worst now come from us. We've entered a geological era called the anthropocene. This started, perhaps, with the invention of thermonuclear weapons. Martin Rees
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
For me, surfing is as close a connection I can have with Mother Nature. To surf, you're riding a pulse of energy from Mother Nature. And it's strong. It's real. It's there. And you're dancing with that. You're connecting with that. You're might be the only person in the history of the universe that connects with that particular pulse of energy. Xavier Rudd
The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit. Saint Teresa of Avila
You can change the circumstances but you can never change man's inner nature. Ron Perlman
Government is, by its very nature, a destroyer of liberties; the Obama administration, specifically, is promising to interfere with the economy and the health care system so profoundly that Washington will soon have us all in chains. Thomas Frank
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
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
I've been very competitive by nature from a young age, whether it was eating a bowl of pasta faster than somebody else, or always wanting to be the first one in line. Maria Sharapova
I think if there was no violence in our world, there would be no violence in film. Violence is a part of human nature, and obviously it's a troublesome part of human nature. You always have responsibilities when you portray violence in what angle you put down on that scene. Niels Arden Oplev
The eggers destroy all the eggs that are sat upon, to force the birds to lay fresh eggs, and by robbing them regularly compel them to lay until nature is exhausted, and so but few young ones are raised. John James Audubon
I feel it's in people's nature to want to stop evil and embrace the good. Chen Guangcheng
'Hell in a Handbasket' is not dealing with the political nature of the country. It's dealing with the humanity and the compassion of the world. Meat Loaf
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
I learned mainly through television, but I learned how to do mosaic, where you can buy stones or things of that nature. But also where you bust the tile to decorate pots for flowers or table tops. Lots of different things. Wherever you want it, you can mosaic just about anything. It took me about two weeks to do a big birdbath. Barbara Mandrell
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
It's one of the most basic laws of human nature, isn't it? The more we are denied something, the more we want it. The more silence given to this or that topic, the more power. Jill McCorkle
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
Usually when I go to a place for the first time, unless there's something historical or spectacular that nature has to offer, the first thing I like to do is see what's on the minds of the people. Patti Smith
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
Nature is the worst terrorist you can imagine. Harvey V. Fineberg
I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it. Clyde Tombaugh
As a musician and a songwriter, it is an act of the ego to believe that other people might be interested in your point of view. But it is usually an empathetic nature that gets you going in the first place. Music keeps the heart porous in many ways. Bono
Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations. Horace Walpole
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
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
It is my deliberate opinion that the one essential requisite of human welfare in all ways is scientific knowledge of human nature. Harriet Martineau
Time destroys the speculation of men, but it confirms nature. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
Games, by nature, have more plot options and non-linear qualities than TV and film. David Duchovny
Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe. Andrew Marvell
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. Deepak Chopra
What is art? Nature concentrated. Honore de Balzac
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
The history of science shows that theories are perishable. With every new truth that is revealed we get a better understanding of Nature and our conceptions and views are modified. Nikola Tesla
A true nature is a gloomy monolith, sort of like that old black rotary phone that I had to sing 'Happy Birthday' to Grandpa on. But novelists, damn us, still need true natures - so we can give them to our protagonists. And so readers can vaguely predict how they'll behave when we trap them in 'situations' that they can't IM their way out of. Walter Kirn
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
The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind. Paracelsus
My mom raised me to be clean, so it's in my nature. I have two little girls, and I'm married, but we've got a nanny and a maid. Vanilla Ice
By nature I am not tough, believe it or not. Jennifer Lopez
Those things interest me a lot in songwriting - the human nature of how people think, and the muck that we wind up in. Jakob Dylan
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
Nature is our eldest mother; she will do no harm. Emily Dickinson
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
Human nature is such that monogamy is a really hard thing to achieve. Sienna Miller
I have a deep fascination with human nature, with all its virtues and all its defects. Edgar Ramirez
People would be shocked to know... that despite the nature of my TV character, I am actually a nice guy. James Lafferty
Nature does not proceed by leaps and bounds. Carolus Linnaeus
I think, by nature you know, I'm very attracted and I gravitate toward the very strong girl who can watch a ballgame, but who's also extremely feminine. Omari Hardwick
Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones. William Shakespeare
Like all animals, human beings have always taken what they want from nature. But we are the rogue species. We are unique in our ability to use resources on a scale and at a speed that our fellow species can't. Edward Burtynsky
China's headlong rush to industrialize was pursued with the most Marxist of prejudices - bending nature to man's will. That's a desperately hard trick to pull off when one fifth of humanity, having previously subsisted on 7 percent of the world's freshwater supply, decides that it wants to instantaneously increase its caloric intake. Thomas P.M. Barnett
First of all, I want to thank the Buccaneers for giving me the opportunity and for picking me in the draft. This is the nature of the beast, though, and this is a new start for me. I wish them the best of luck, and I am just glad to be a Bear. Gaines Adams
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
I see the world from the perspective of a 5'8" person, not someone who is 6'4". so naturally, I'm going to choose certain lens heights over and again... Sometimes nature makes choices for you. Michael Mann
Even in winter an isolated patch of snow has a special quality. Andy Goldsworthy
Over the years, I think I've matured in my spiritual evolution and development to understand a bit more than the narrow religious thinking - to move beyond that through a sort of perfection of the grandiose nature of the universe, and how perfect it is it in its sense and how satisfied we should all be in our place in that. Buzz Aldrin
I think it's my nature to try and make original content, and that's what I've done, is just try and approach things in an original way, and do things differently. Darren Aronofsky
Hope is nature's veil for hiding truth's nakedness. Alfred Nobel
I think goodness is about how person behaves to person, and also person to world, to nature. Vikram Seth
I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed. Antoine Lavoisier
It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes. Svetlana Alliluyeva
Every girl should use what Mother Nature gave her before Father Time takes it away. Laurence J. Peter
The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life. Helena Blavatsky
In general, I'm not much into etiquette and am a rule-breaker and rebel by nature. Chip Conley
Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes. Jonathan Swift
One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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
You can't ever win the war on crime, or the war on terror. You can't repeal human nature. Robert Harris
Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth. Marcus Tulliuis Cicero
In nature, the emphasis is in what is rather than what ought to be. Huston Smith
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
To understand why dictators have a problem with making peace - or at least a genuine peace - the link between the nature of a regime and its external behavior must be understood. Natan Sharansky
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
Nature has provided us a spectacular toolbox. The toolbox exists. An architect far better and smarter than us has given us that toolbox, and we now have the ability to use it. Barry Schuler
Environmental concerns and feminism are locked together. Generally, women have closer connections to the organic nature of our lives. Carolyn Kizer
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
God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech. Quintilian
Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? Henry Ward Beecher
All the great novels, all the great films, all the great dramas are fictions that actually tell us the truth about us or about human nature or about human situations without being tied into the minutia of documentary events. Otherwise we might as well just make documentaries. Jeremy Northam
I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature. Michelle Bachelet
The traditional Christian attitude toward human personality was that human nature was essentially good and that it was formed and modified by social pressures and training. Carroll Quigley
There's no palette as rich as a garden. And the intensity of it - I make this statement all the time: You can't plan nature; you court her. Robert Irwin
Warhol was definitely an inspiration when I was younger. I wouldn't quantify his sort of influence. I've been influenced by nature and science, and I've been influenced by people like Ernst and Rauschenberg, Cornell and Bosch and Bruegel, by writers like Haruki Murakami to Pablo Neruda to Artaud. Dustin Yellin
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
War is so complex; human nature is so complex. There's no filmmaker who has ever figured it out perfectly. Angelina Jolie
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
I don't spend a lot of time in nature. Probably less than most people that live in urban Texas. Shane Carruth
I actually think that history has fed off the restlessness of cyber space, of kind of the frantic, segmented nature of the way we lead our lives. People want to be connected. Simon Schama
For the mind disturbed, the still beauty of dawn is nature's finest balm. Edwin Way Teale
Remember, it is a deep principle of our nature not to regard the safety of those who do not regard their own. If you are indifferent to your own safety, you must not be surprised if those less interested should become more so. John C. Calhoun
Building a robot that has legs and walks around is a very expensive proposition. Mother Nature has created many wonderful things, but one thing we do have that nature doesn't is the wheel, a continuous rotating joint, and tracks, so we need to make use of inventions to make things simpler. Colin Angle
How one stands up to any sort of allegation in the heat of political battle reveals the strength and nature of your character. It's one of the reasons we have campaigns. Tammy Bruce
I think the Netherlands will become one big city at a point. It is inevitable when you live in a country with so many people. You cannot afford to leave nature as it is. Some people believe that the dunes should be left in their original state, but I think it's strange to let things become how they were 500 years ago. Theo Jansen
I carry out my work thus: I never use models or nature for the figure, drapery or anything else. John Tenniel
I am, by nature, an honest person. I wear my emotions on my sleeve. There is no 'behind closed doors' with me. John Lasseter
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
Sweeter than the perfume of roses is a reputation for a kind, charitable, unselfish nature; a ready disposition to do to others any good turn in your power. Orison Swett Marden
Anything that's made by humans is about humans, whether it's about gods or aliens or anything; it's about some sort of expressive nature about us. Oscar Isaac
I never sort of thought of myself as a comedy writer, by nature. Lena Dunham
Lord sanctify us. Oh! That Thy spirit might come and saturate every faculty, subdue every passion, and use every power of our nature for obedience to God. Charles Spurgeon