Famous Nature Quotes By Famous People

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.
— albert einstein

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
— antoine de saint exupery

Suffering by nature or chance never seems so painful as suffering inflicted on us by the arbitrary will of another.
— arthur schopenhauer

Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
— arthur schopenhauer

It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.
— alice meynell

All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul.
— alexander pope

The learned is happy, nature to explore; The fool is happy, that he knows no more.
— alexander pope



Extremes in nature equal ends produce; In man they join to some mysterious use.
— alexander pope

Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
— albert camus

Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well.
— alexander smith

The nature of the Internet and the importance of net neutrality is that innovation can come from everyone.
— al franken

Speech is human nature itself, with none of the artificiality of written language.
— alfred north whitehead

How much research I have to do depends on the nature of the story. For fantasy, none at all.
— alan dean foster

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
— alexander hamilton

Well, visual language is another boring discussion about the nature of film.
— alan rudolph

When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished.
— adam weishaupt

I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.
— adolph gottlieb

Religion. A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.
— ambrose bierce

A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.
— anne bronte

The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television.
— anson mount

I see any production of any nature being good for the development of the whole industry.
— ann macbeth

Man is by nature competitive, combative, ambitious, jealous, envious, and vengeful.
— arthur keith

There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author. Marquis de Sade
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Vegetation is the basic instrument the creator uses to set all of nature in motion.
— antoine lavoisier

I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed.
— antoine lavoisier

Our true nature is free of any and all notions of gender, of any notions of difference whatsoever.
— andrew cohen

Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
— antoni gaudi

In general, mankind, since the improvement of cookery, eats twice as much as nature requires.
— benjamin franklin

The art from the East is influenced by nature and touch. That comes from being more attuned to the environment.
— billy al bengston

There surely is in human nature an inherent propensity to extract all the good out of all the evil.
— benjamin haydon

Whatsoever is contrary to nature is contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
— baruch spinoza

I think being open-minded about what Nature is trying to tell you is the key to being creative and successful.
— bonnie bassler

Fortune has something of the nature of a woman. If she is too intensely wooed, she commonly goes the further away.
— charles v

If you are cast in a different mould to the majority, it is no merit of yours: Nature did it.
— charlotte bronte

Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
— carl von clausewitz

And yet there are some magnificent things from Freud, profound insights into the nature of man.
— chaim potok

Art, to me, is the interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and brain.
— childe hassam

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
— claude monet

I am a leader by default, only because nature does not allow a vacuum.
— desmond tutu

Guitar playing is just something that came to me and is really second nature now.
— dave navarro



We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.
— david ogden stiers

But I think we need to remember that democracy everywhere is by its nature incomplete, a work in progress.
— daisaku ikeda

Much corporate giving is charitable in nature rather than philanthropic.
— david rockefeller

We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
— christian nestell bovee

Human nature is you get carried away, so we have to protect ourselves from ourselves.
— david blunkett

Jazz music by its very nature is just a conglomerate of a lot of different kinds of music.
— david sanborn

I guess they just took it for granted that that was what I was interested in and let nature take its course.
— clyde tombaugh

We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets.
— david suzuki

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. Jimmy Carter
— common

Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs, but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.
— christopher lasch

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
— david gerrold

I strongly believe that the fundamental laws of nature are not emergent phenomena.
— david gross

Times change. Every generation has a new set of problems. Human nature is unmoved.
— david harsanyi

Human Nature is the only science of man; and yet has been hitherto the most neglected.
— david hume

Philosophy would render us entirely Pyrrhonian, were not nature too strong for it.
— david hume

No man has received from nature the right to command his fellow human beings.
— denis diderot

It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.
— denis diderot

Hurricane season brings a humbling reminder that, despite our technologies, most of nature remains unpredictable.
— diane ackerman

It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
— edgar allan poe

Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim.
— eduardo galeano

It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.
— epictetus

Beauty is the first present nature gives to women and the first it takes away.
— fay weldon

Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; every eye, looking on, finds its own.
— edward g bulwer lytton

Shakespeare reveals human nature brilliantly: he shines a light on our instinctive desire to dominate each other.
— edward hall

It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy.
— franz liszt

The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
— empedocles

Look into the nature of things. Search out the grounds of your opinions, the for and against.
— frances wright

My connection with the Reich Ministers was of a purely official nature and was very infrequent.
— fritz sauckel

In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
— george eliot

I actually think that secrets are just a part of human nature and that everybody should have some.
— elizabeth banks

These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed to the environmental message.
— galen rowell

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
— garrison keillor

We had seen God in His splendors, heard the text that Nature renders. We had reached the naked soul of man.
— ernest shackleton

Man does find in Nature deliverance from himself, oblivion of his past, with peace and purity!
— george a smith

In her experience all her friends relied, Heaven was her help and nature was her guide.
— george crabbe

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

There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages.
— henry david thoreau

I think politicians get hamstrung by the nature of politics when the private sector can really do great things.
— henry rollins

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
— henry ward beecher

Good nature is worth more than knowledge, more than money, more than honor, to the persons who possess it.
— henry ward beecher

Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.
— heinrich heine

My nature is that when I see abuses of power, I want to expose those abuses.
— glenn greenwald

The whole order of nature evinces a progressive march towards a higher life.
— helena blavatsky

I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.
— george sand

Our nature hardly allows us to have enough of anything without having too much.
— george savile

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
— henri rousseau

Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
— henry adams

By its very nature the beautiful is isolated from everything else. From beauty no road leads to reality.
— hannah arendt

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
— ingrid bergman

The nature of creativity is to make space for things to happen… We can drive it out with our busyness and plans.
— iain mcgilchrist

Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
— hans hofmann

We are all several different people. There are different aspects of our nature that are competing.
— harold ramis

Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
— henry taylor

It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all.
— gerard way

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
— harriet ann jacobs

The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
— giambattista vico

Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
— herman melville

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
— isaac bashevis singer

The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
— guillaume apollinaire

The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated. Johann Georg Hamann
— homer

Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.
— honore de balzac

I got disappointed in human nature as well and gave it up because I found it too much like my own.
— j p donleavy

In Japan, I was immensely impressed by the politeness, industrious nature and conscientiousness of the Japanese people.
— j paul getty

What world is there for us where our essential nature – and its right to live free – is one and the same?
— guy finley

I will be guided by the Christian ethic and an awareness that human action is by nature transient.
— horst koehler

For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence.
— jacques lacan

Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist.
— jacques lipchitz

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