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Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • philosophy

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. Marcus Aurelius, emperor
  • Happiness

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • patience

Of all the path you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt. John Muir, environmentalist
  • travel

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer
  • consequences

The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverbs,
  • nature

My mission is to create a world where we can live in harmony with nature. Jane Goodall, scientist
  • nature

Nature is not a place to visit. It is home. Gary Snyder, poet
  • nature

Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted. Leonardo DiCaprio, actor
  • inspirational

The nature of a democracy consists to an important degree in the right of the people to criticize problems and mistakes. Walter Ulbricht, politician
  • democracy

This is part of human nature, the desire to change consciousness. Michael Pollan, educator
  • change

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth. Rumi, poet
  • love

Nothing is too wonderful to be true if it be consistent with the laws of nature. Michael Faraday, scientist
  • true

Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration Pat Conroy, author
  • flawless

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo, writer
  • nature

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. Voltaire, writer
  • amusing

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir, environmentalist
  • health

Extinction is the rule, survival is the exception. Carl Sagan, scientist
  • rule

...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • art

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
  • nature

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare, dramatist
  • nature

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton, musician
  • Nature

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. Alice Walker, author
  • beautiful

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • nature

It is smarter to borrow from nature than to reinvent the wheels. Philip Emeagwali, scientist
  • borrow

Nature never did betray the heart that loved her. William Wordsworth, poet
  • Nature

The sky is the daily bread of the eyes. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Nature

Age is not measured by years. Nature does not equally distribute energy. Some people are born old and tired while others are going strong at seventy. Dorothy Thompson, journalist
  • age

Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway. Maya Angelou, poet
  • Nature

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind. Paracelsus, scientist
  • art

Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you. John Muir, environmentalist
  • environmental

To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Nature

It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • appears

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • nature

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. Kahlil Gibran, artist
  • Nature

I cannot imaging anyone looking at the sky and denying God. Abraham Lincoln, president
  • Nature

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia. Charles Lindbergh, aviator
  • nature

There are always flowers for those who want to see them. Henri Matisse, artist
  • nature

All cartoon characters and fables must be exaggeration, caricatures. It is the very nature of fantasy and fable. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • caricatures

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers. Robert Green Ingersoll, lawyer
  • nature

Nature does nothing uselessly. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Nature

She seemed a thing that could not feel the touch of earthly years. William Wordsworth, poet
  • Nature

By confronting us with irreducible mysteries that stretch our daily vision to include infinity, nature opens an inviting and guiding path toward a spiritual life. Thomas More, author
  • confronting

If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • agent

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. John Muir, environmentalist
  • nature

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir, environmentalist
  • wisdom

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, explorer
  • science

Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
  • building

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, philosopher
  • age

One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken. Leo Tolstoy, novelist
  • between

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates, philosopher
  • nature

Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, internet culture. I think about God, cats, nature. Billy Corgan, musician
  • basic

Nature has made up her mind that what cannot defend itself shall not be defended. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Nature

Nature never says one thing and wisdom another. Juvenal, poet
  • Nature

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir, environmentalist
  • Nature

I never saw a man who looked with such a wistful eye upon that little tent of blue which prisoners call the sky. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Nature

Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • beautiful

Man is a creative retrospection of nature upon itself. Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel, poet
  • creative

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. Robert Wilson Lynd, writer
  • nature

That's the nature of women, not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not. Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
  • love

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. Edward Abbey, author
  • nature

All men by nature desire to know. Aristotle, philosopher
  • Nature

Nature has no principles. She makes no distinction between good and evil. Anatole France, novelist
  • Nature

You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back. Horace, poet
  • Nature

The sun will set without thy assistance. The Talmud,
  • Nature

However much you knock at nature's door, she will never answer you in comprehensible words. Ivan Turgenev, novelist
  • Nature

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, psychologist
  • being

Our soul is cast into a body, where it finds number, time, dimension. Thereupon it reasons, and calls this nature necessity, and can believe nothing else. Blaise Pascal, philosopher
  • believe

Everyone can identify with a fragrant garden, with beauty of sunset, with the quiet of nature, with a warm and cozy cottage. Thomas Kincade, artist
  • beauty

The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. Havelock Ellis, psychologist
  • nature

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. Charles Darwin, scientist
  • caused

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
  • conceal

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you. Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
  • learning

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • wisdom

Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus, philosopher
  • human

And then there are the times when the wolves are silent and the moon is howling. George Carlin, comedian
  • nature

I am at two with nature. Woody Allen, director
  • Nature

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. George Washington Carver, scientist
  • Nature

Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness. Benjamin Disraeli, statesman
  • Nature

A human being is a part of the whole, called by us Albert Einstein, physicist
  • Nature

A man is related to all nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Nature

We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Nature

Nature provides exceptions to every rule. Margaret Fuller, critic
  • Nature

Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature; and the error is ineradicable. W. Somerset Maugham, playwright
  • Nature

Nature, in her most dazzling aspects or stupendous parts, is but the background and theater of the tragedy of man. John Morley, statesman
  • Nature

Our task is not to rediscover nature but to remake it. Raoul Vaneigem, philosopher
  • Nature

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, educator
  • changes

Nothing in the universe is contingent, but all things are conditioned to exist and operate in a particular manner by the necessity of the divine nature. Baruch Spinoza, philosopher
  • all

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature; and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less. Plato, philosopher
  • choose

We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature. They are made by human beings. Franklin D. Roosevelt, president
  • beings

In this business you have to develop a thick skin, but I'm always going to feel everything. It's my nature. Taylor Swift, musician
  • business

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, musician
  • forests

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do. Galileo Galilei, scientist
  • nature

It was a Greek tragedy. Nixon was fulfilling his own nature. Once it started it could not end otherwise. Henry A Kissinger, diplomat
  • history

Everything in excess is opposed to nature. Hippocrates, scientist
  • excess

Curiosity is the one thing invincible in Nature. Freya Stark, writer
  • curiosity

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. Henry David Thoreau, author
  • war

I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess. Walt Disney, cartoonist
  • gardening

If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. Carl Sagan, scientist
  • nature

Nature has always had more force than education. Voltaire, writer
  • education

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift. Albert Einstein, physicist
  • beautiful

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful. Henri Poincare, mathematician
  • beautiful

The story of civilization is, in a sense, the story of engineering - that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good. L. Sprague de Camp, author
  • arduous

The questions worth asking, in other words, come not from other people but from nature, and are for the most part delicate things easily drowned out by the noise of everyday life. Robert B. Laughlin, physicist
  • asking

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. Hal Borland, author
  • Nature

The ordinary man looking at a mountain is like an illiterate person confronted with a Greek manuscript. Aleister Crowley, critic
  • Nature

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, musician
  • Nature

In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • Nature

The unnatural, that too is natural. Johann von Goethe, writer
  • Nature

Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man. Johann von Goethe, writer
  • Nature

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 von Goethe, writer
  • Nature

Nature goes her own way and all that to us seems an exception is really according to order. Johann von Goethe, writer
  • Nature

Nature uses as little as possible of anything. Johannes Kepler, scientist
  • Nature

Let Nature have her way; she understands her business better than we do. Michel de Montaigne, philosopher
  • Nature

If you live according to the dictates of nature, you will never be poor; if according to the notions of man, you will never be rich. Marcus Annaeus Seneca Seneca The Elder, rhetorician
  • Nature

Flower in the crannied wall,I pluck you out the crannies,I hold you here, root and all, in my hand,Little flower Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet
  • Nature

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. Walt Whitman, poet
  • Nature

Sensual love deceives one as to the nature of heavenly love; it could not do so alone, but since it unconsciously has the element of heavenly love within it, it can do so. Franz Kafka, novelist
  • alone

The most beautiful as well as the most ugly inclinations of man are not part of a fixed biologically given human nature, but result from the social process which creates man. Erich Fromm, psychologist
  • beautiful

The things you fear are undefeatable, not by their nature, but by your approach. Jewel, musician
  • approach

He who has so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition will waste his life in fruitless efforts. Samuel Johnson, author
  • anything

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual. John Muir, environmentalist
  • civilization

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. Henry Ward Beecher, clergyman
  • nature

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. Walt Whitman, poet
  • nature

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
  • wisdom

The poetry of the earth is never dead. John Keats, poet
  • nature

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. John Burroughs, author
  • nature

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller, musician
  • nature

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. Satchel Paige, athlete
  • nature

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. Langston Hughes, poet
  • nature

The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet
  • nature

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished. Francis Bacon, philosopher
  • extinguished

Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason. Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman
  • consistent

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller, author
  • nature

A desire to resist oppression is implanted in the nature of man. Tacitus, historian
  • desire

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. Frederick Douglass, author
  • nature

If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles. John B. S. Haldane, scientist
  • appear

In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will. Alexander Hamilton, politician
  • course

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, poet
  • nature

Water is the driving force of all nature. Leonardo da Vinci, artist
  • driving

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. Lao Tzu, philosopher
  • accomplished

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, physicist
  • entire

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. Aristotle, philosopher
  • nature

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Toni Morrison, novelist
  • nature

Marriage is nature's way of keeping us from fighting with strangers. Alan King, comedian
  • marriage

A lawn is nature under totalitarian rule. Michael Pollan, educator
  • lawn

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard. Standing Bear, leader
  • becomes

Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted. Emily Dickinson, poet
  • art

Our nature is the mind. And the mind is our nature. Bodhidharma, leader
  • mind

Nature surpasses nurture. Proverbs,
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