Poetry is the universal language which the heart holds with nature and itself. He who has a contempt for poetry, cannot have much respect for himself, or for anything else.
By : William Hazlitt
Nature shows that with the growth of intelligence comes increased capacity for pain, and it is only with the highest degree of intelligence that suffering reaches its supreme point.
By : Arthur Schopenhauer
Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
By : David Gerrold
Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life offers to another?
By : Henry David Thoreau
It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil.
By : James F. Cooper
If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression.
By : Edward Hopper
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
By : John Muir
Raillery is a mode of speaking in favor of one's wit at the expense of one's better nature.
By : Charles de Secondat
If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.
By : Alex Noble