Quotations on Nature

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In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Keywords: Nature, Cheating, Human nature)

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

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

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

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

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Humanity)

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.
- Ansel Adams
(Keywords: Art, Experience, Nature, History, Science, Man, Moods, Spirit, World)

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

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

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Virtue, America, Confusion, Constitution, Credit, Honor, Ignorance, Want)

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.
- Samuel Adams
(Keywords: Nature, Power, Authority, Earth, Law, Liberty, Man, Will)

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

To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Glory, Man)

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

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Age, Stars, Sun, Years, Youth)

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

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

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Change, Men, Nature, Climate, Common sense, Fool, Man, May)

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Truth, Breeding, Gain, Praise, Sense)

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.
- Alfred Adler
(Keywords: Nature, Peace, Science, Soul, Goal, Being, Human nature, Mind, Understanding)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
- Dante Alighieri
(Keywords: Art, Nature, God)

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

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

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
(Keywords: Nature, Man, Meditation, Practice, Will)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath.
- Marian Anderson
(Keywords: Nature, Quality, Character, Fact, Skin)

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

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



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