Quotations About / On: NATURE

  • 21.
    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.)
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  • 22.
    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).)
  • 23.
    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).)
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  • 24.
    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).)
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  • 25.
    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.)
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  • 26.
    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).)
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  • 27.
    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).)
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  • 28.
    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 [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in Robert Shelton, No Direction Home, ch. 1, "Kaddish," (1986).)
  • 29.
    Normally, 'nature' means plants, animals, the scenery, and additional aspects and products of the world, in opposition to humans or human creations. But, I think we, the humans, are not in opposition; we are not only the 'part' of nature, we 'are' also nature!
    (Md. Ziaul Haque's Quotes [মো. জিয়াউল হক এর উক্তি])
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  • 30.
    To move is to change, to evolve, which is the nature of life. Movement is action which is spontaneous. To be inert, at rest, is the nature of matter. Because we stick to our physical nature, so we resist to move, to act. Our actions are not spontaneous; they are only reactions to our thoughts, the memories, the past.
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