Quotes: nature

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  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
    Aristotle
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    All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    German poet and philosopher 1844-1900
    Friedrich Nietzsche
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    ''To give style'' to one's character - a great and rare art! He exercises it who surveys all that his nature presents in strength and weakness and then moulds it to an artistic plan until everything appears as art and reason, and even the weaknesses delight the eye.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles. Frauds deceive. An event which creates faith does not deceive: therefore it is not a fraud, but a miracle.
  • Arnold Toynbee
    Arnold Toynbee
    British economic historian and social reformer 1852-1883
    Arnold Toynbee
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    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 up to us.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
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    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.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
    Marcus Aurelius
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    Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    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.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    Habit is second nature.
  • Juvenal
    Juvenal
    Roman poet about 1st century AD
    Juvenal
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    Nature never says one thing and wisdom another.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
    Seneca
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    A happy life is one which is in accordance with its own nature.
  • P. D. James
    P. D. James
    English crime writer 1920-2014
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    A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
    Marcus Aurelius
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    Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an olive falls off when it is ripe, blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Art, like Nature, has her monsters, things of bestial shape and with hideous voices.
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