Quotations About / On:
I am a man to man every impossibility above nature using the creative nature of human uniqueness.
You can't challenge nature! And, you can't go against nature's will.
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same rules as nature.
(Albert Camus (1913-1960), French-Algerian philosopher, author. "Reflections on the Guillotine," Resistance, Rebellion and Death (1961).)
Consider first the nature of the business in hand; then examine thy own nature, whether thou hast strength to undertake it.
(Epictetus (c. 50-120), Greek Stoic philosopher. Enchiridion, XXIX, 5.)
We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.
(G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook J," aph. 65, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. by R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
Art is not merely an imitation of the reality of nature, but in truth a metaphysical supplement to the reality of nature, placed alongside thereof for its conquest.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Birth of Tragedy, ch. 24 (1872).)
Man's true nature being lost, everything becomes his nature; as, his true good being lost, everything becomes his good.
(Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), French scientist, philosopher. repr. Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago (1952). Pensées, no. 426 (1670), trans. J.M. Dent & Sons, London (1931).)
No man is by nature the property of another. The defendant is, therefore, by nature free.
(Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), British author, lexicographer. (Originally published 1791). Boswell's Life of Johnson, September 23, 1777, p. 878, Oxford University Press (1980).
Comment on legal case concerning a Jamaican slave.)
It is easy to replace man, and it will take no great time, when Nature has lapsed, to replace Nature.
(Alice Meynell (1847-1922), British poet, essayist. "The True Colour of Life," Essays (1914).)
The phenomenon of nature is more splendid than the daily events of nature, certainly, so then the twentieth century is splendid.
(Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. Picasso, Batsford (1938).)