Quotes by natures
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French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
All is one, all is different. How many natures exist in man? How many vocations? And by what chance does each man ordinarily choose what he has heard praised?Source: Pensees (1669)
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-1904
All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
Between ourselves and our real natures we interpose that wax figure of idealizations and selections which we call our character.
American Author, Presidential Speechwriter 1950-
Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
Ancient Chinese text
Creativity comes from awakening and directing men's higher natures, which originate in the primal depths of the uni- verse and are appointed by Heaven.
English playwright and poet 1564-1616
Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons.
Which at the first are scarce found to distaste,
But with a little act upon the blood.
Burn like the mines of Sulphur.Source: Othello 3, 3
American poet and essayist 1899-1979
Experience means conflict, our natures being what they are, and conflict means drama.
English playwright and poet 1572-1637
Force works on servile natures, not the free.
Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Gross and obscure natures, however decorated, seem impure shambles; but character gives splendor to youth, and awe to wrinkled skin and gray hairs.
British author of history, novels, biographies and detective 1932-
I'm very interested in good and evil and the moral natures of people.
Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst 1875-1961
If people can be educated to see the lowly side of their own natures, it may be hoped that they will also learn to understand and to love their fellow men better. A little less hypocrisy and a little more tolerance towards oneself can only have good results in respect for our neighbor; for we are all too prone to transfer to our fellows the injustice and violence we inflict upon our own natures.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
In each of us, two natures are at war – the good and the evil. All our lives the fight goes on between them, and one of them must conquer. But in our own hands lies the power to choose – what we want most to be we are.
Joy, rather than happiness, is the goal of life, for joy is the emotion which accompanies our fulfilling our natures as human beings. It is based on the experience of one's identity as a being of worth and dignity.
English writer and poet 1584-1616
Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top.
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