Nature Quotes

Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write. A. E. Housman

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I film normal-life subjects in natural settings that some people would consider uncinematic. But what I want to show is nature itself, as the truth of life. Abbas Kiarostami

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We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality. Abdolkarim Soroush

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Islam, or any religion, will become totalitarian if it is made into an ideology, because that is the nature of ideologies. Abdolkarim Soroush

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The nature of the music business is such that it's better to have a few chances for some things to be successful than just one, and that's kind of been my attitude all along. Adam Schlesinger

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And of all illumination which human reason can give, none is comparable to the discovery of what we are, our nature, our obligations, what happiness we are capable of, and what are the means of attaining it. Adam Weishaupt

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When man lives under government, he is fallen, his worth is gone, and his nature tarnished. Adam Weishaupt

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It was the full conviction of this, and of what could be done, if every man were placed in the office for which he was fitted by nature and a proper education, which first suggested to me the plan of Illumination. Adam Weishaupt

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From the dawn of history, science has probed the universe of unknowns, searching for the uniting laws of nature. Ahmed Zewail

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Molecules A and B meet, marry, and beget the species. This takes place in one-millionth of a billionth of a second. This is a fundamental process in nature, and the world was looking for a way to be able to see the process. But many brilliant people said it couldn't be done. Ahmed Zewail

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The legs that I have made are far more perfect than the ones nature would have given me - my mother's side of the family have awful legs. Aimee Mullins

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In my own life, I think legends of supernatural, mythic things are really just a manifestation of the collective unconscious. So I don't really get freaked out. I mean certainly, you read about things people did to each other in the pursuit of some mystical or occult goal, and it's horrifying. But that's just human nature. Alan Ball

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I always choose to look, as much as one can, at the supernatural not being something that exists outside of nature, but a deeper, fundamental heart of nature that perhaps humans... have lost touch with. It's a more primal thing than perhaps we are attuned to in our modern, self-aware way of life. Alan Ball

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The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited. Alan Kay

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

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Nobody will leave any place unless they're forced out. That's the nature of humans. Once you're there, you're there. I've never seen anybody get up voluntarily and leave any place. Albert Brooks

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As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art. Albrecht Durer

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To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them - these nature spirits who call us here - sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love. Alex Grey

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If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you. Alex Trebek

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Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well. Alexander Smith

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The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul. Alfred Austin

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There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. Alfred Austin

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From this, without doubt, sprang the fable. Man created it thus, because it was not given him to see more than himself and nature, which surrounds him; but he created it true with a truth all its own. Alfred de Vigny

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On the spiritual theory, man consists essentially of a spiritual nature or mind intimately associated with a spiritual body or soul, both of which are developed in and by means of a material organism. Alfred Russel Wallace

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One of the best ways of understanding human nature is to study children. After all, if we want understand who we are, we should find out how we got to be that way. Alison Gopnik

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Scientists and philosophers tend to treat knowledge, imagination and love as if they were all very separate parts of human nature. But when it comes to children, all three are deeply entwined. Children learn the truth by imagining all the ways the world could be, and testing those possibilities. Alison Gopnik

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I wanted to answer big questions about humanity, about how it is that we understand about the world, how we can know as much as we do, why human nature is the way that it is. And it always seemed to me that you find answers to those questions by looking at children. Alison Gopnik

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Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven. Alphonse de Lamartine

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The best standardisation committee in the world is nature herself, but in nature standardisation occurs mainly in connection with the smallest possible units: cells. The result is millions of flexible combinations in which one never encounters the stereotyped. Alvar Aalto

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Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature. Alvar Aalto

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