Nature Quotes (1673)

nature quotes in english

The sum of the whole is plainly this: The nature of man considered in his single capacity, and with respect only to the present world, is adapted and leads him to attain the greatest happiness he can for himself in the present world... view

By: Joseph Butler

Thus self-love as one part of human nature, and the several particular principles as the other part, are, themselves, their objects and ends, stated and shown... view

By: Joseph Butler

Happiness or satisfaction consists only in the enjoyment of those objects which are by nature suited to our several particular appetites, passions, and affections... view

By: Joseph Butler

Man may act according to that principle or inclination which for the present happens to be strongest, and yet act in a way disproportionate to, and violate his real proper nature... view

By: Joseph Butler

Both our senses and our passions are a supply to the imperfection of our nature.. view

By: Joseph Butler

Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food... view

By: Joseph Butler

Self-preservation is the first law of nature... view

By: Samuel Butler

Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours.".. view

By: Robert Byrne

As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others... view

By: Lord Byron

I love not man the less, but Nature more... view

By: Lord Byron

I have lived long enough to satisfy both nature and glory... view

By: Julius Caesar

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation... view

By: John Cage

It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness... view

By: Taylor Caldwell

But by providing the background picture - the universal situational awareness that we desire - by showing the anomalies, the Space-Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence... view

By: Stephen Cambone

Nature hath given not only to the highest, but also to the inferior, classes of the people of this nation, a boldness and confidence in speaking and answering, even in the presence of their princes and chieftains... view

By: Giraldus Cambrensis

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... view

By: L. Sprague de Camp

To conquer nature is, in effect, to remove all natural barriers and human norms and to substitute artificial, fabricated equivalents for natural processes... view

By: Alex Campbell

The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature... view

By: Joseph Campbell

And muse on Nature with a poet's eye... view

By: Thomas Campbell

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

By: Albert Camus

Teaching man his relatively small sphere in the creation, it also encourages him by its lessons of the unity of Nature and shows him that his power of comprehension allies him with the great intelligence over-reaching all... view

By: Annie Jump Cannon

I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers... view

By: Georg Cantor

Any acceleration constitutes progress, Miss Glory. Nature had no understanding of the modern rate of work. From a technical standpoint the whole of childhood is pure nonsense. Simply wasted time. An untenable waste of time... view

By: Karel Capek

Love is a chain of love as nature is a chain of life... view

By: Truman Capote

The love story for me was the nature of the love and not the age of the lovers... view

By: Kate Capshaw

Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song.. view

By: Vanessa Carlton

Because of the nature of Moore's law, anything that an extremely clever graphics programmer can do at one point can be replicated by a merely competent programmer some number of years later... view

By: John Carmack

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today... view

By: Dale Carnegie

It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honor nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever... view

By: Jimmy Carter

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

By: Jimmy Carter

It was he who impressed, time and again, the necessity of singing as nature intended, and - I remember - he constantly warned, don't let the public know that you work. So I went slowly. I never forced the voice... view

By: Enrico Caruso

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in... view

By: George Washington Carver

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God... view

By: George Washington Carver

God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing... view

By: Joyce Cary

The man who has sufficient power over himself to wait until his nature has recovered its even balance is the truly wise man, but such beings are seldom met with... view

By: Giacomo Casanova

These ivy league students are in the upper echelon of the college boards and had great opportunity in front of them regardless of where they go to college. Its in their very nature and it is something they expect... view

By: Michael N. Castle

A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils... view

By: Margaret Cavendish

Not that I am ashamed of my mind or body, my birth or breeding, my actions or fortunes, for my bashfulness is in my nature, not for any crime... view

By: Margaret Cavendish

But we ought to consider the natural form and shape of a horse, that we may work him according to nature... view

By: William Cavendish

You must in all Airs follow the strength, spirit, and disposition of the horse, and do nothing against nature.. view

By: William Cavendish