Quotes containing word "nature"

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Definitions and meanings of word "nature"

• Noun: the essential qualities or characteristics by which something is recognized; examples: "it is the nature of fire to burn", "the true nature of jealousy"

• Noun: a causal agent creating and controlling things in the universe; examples: "the laws of nature", "nature has seen to it that men are stronger than women"

• Noun: the natural physical world including plants and animals and landscapes etc.; example: "they tried to preserve nature as they found it"

• Noun: the complex of emotional and intellectual attributes that determine a person's characteristic actions and reactions; example: "it is his nature to help others"

• Noun: a particular type of thing; examples: "problems of this type are very difficult to solve", "he's interested in trains and things of that nature", "matters of a personal nature"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "nature"

Blaise Pascal
9 quotes about nature
French Writer, Philosopher, Physicist, Mathematician, Inventor
Monday 19 June 1623 - Saturday 19 August 1662
Ralph Waldo Emerson
12 quotes about nature
American Critic, Poet, Lecturer
Wednesday 25 May 1803 - Thursday 27 April 1882
Aristotle
9 quotes about nature
Greek Philosopher
384 B.C. - 322 B.C.
Henry David Thoreau
11 quotes about nature
American Philosopher, Critic, Poet, Historian, Author
Saturday 12 July 1817 - Tuesday 6 May 1862
Frank Lloyd Wright
4 quotes about nature
American Writer, Educator, Designer, Architect
Saturday 8 June 1867 - Thursday 9 April 1959
Xun Zi
9 quotes about nature
Chinese Philosopher
310 B.C. - 237 B.C.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
8 quotes about nature
Roman Statesman
106 B.C. - 43 B.C.
Alexander Pope
8 quotes about nature
English Writer, Poet
Friday 21 May 1688 - Saturday 30 May 1744
Paul Cezanne
8 quotes about nature
French Artist
Saturday 19 January 1839 - Monday 22 October 1906
Auguste Rodin
5 quotes about nature
French Sculptor
Thursday 12 November 1840 - Saturday 17 November 1917
Bodhidharma
6 quotes about nature
Indian Clergyman, Athlete
Joseph Butler
7 quotes about nature
English Philosopher, Theologian, Clergyman
Sunday 18 May 1692 - Friday 16 June 1752

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

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Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.

Blaise Pascal

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The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

Aristotle

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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.

William Blake

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Man's nature is not essentially evil. Brute nature has been know to yield to the influence of love. You must never despair of human nature.

Mahatma Gandhi

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God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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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

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Physical nature lies at our feet shackled with a hundred chains. What of the control of human nature? Do not point to the triumphs of psychiatry, social services or the war against crime. Domination of human nature can only mean the domination of every man by himself.

Johan Huizinga

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But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.

Adam Clarke

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Nature says women are human beings, men have made religions to deny it. Nature says women are human beings, men cry out no!

Taslima Nasrin

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Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us.

Robinson Jeffers

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Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.

Arthur Conan Doyle

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We have failed to protect science against speculative extensions of nature, continuing to assign physical and mathematical properties to hypothetical entities beyond what is observable in nature.

Robert Lanza

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Till now man has been up against Nature; from now on he will be up against his own nature.

Dennis Gabor

Words: till, now, man, nature, will, own
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For the state by its nature claims sovereignty, the right to an unlimited development of power, determined only by self-interest. It is by nature anarchistic.

Christian Lous Lange

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I think there was a revolution in poetry, associated chiefly with Eliot and Pound; but maybe it is of the nature of revolutions or of the nature of history that their innovations should later come to look trivial or indistinguishable from technical tricks.

Howard Nemerov

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The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.

Louis Agassiz

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Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.

Philip James Bailey

Words: art, mans, nature, gods
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We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature.

Arthur Eddington

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