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Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
American statesman 1882-1945
But while they prate of economic laws, men and women are starving. We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings.
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels, throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions, without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
For what are the classics but the noblest thoughts of man? They are the only oracles which are not decayed, and there are such answers to the most modern inquiry in them as Delphi and Dodona never gave. We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
Good nature is more agreeable in conversation than wit and gives a certain air to the countenance which is more amiable than beauty.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
Habit is second nature.
Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
French philosopher 1713-1784
No man has received from nature the right to give orders to others. Freedom is a gift from heaven, and every individual of the same species has the right to enjoy it as soon as he is in enjoyment of his reason.