Quotations About / On: NATURE

  • 21.
    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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  • 22.
    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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  • 23.
    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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  • 24.
    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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  • 25.
    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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  • 26.
    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).)
  • 27.
    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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  • 28.
    'Photography comes from nature. But we don't really have nature. That's where photography comes from. A metaphysician on the other hand, invents nature. A metaphysician is on firmer ground.'
    (- -Nathan Coppedge, Nov 2015.)
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  • 29.
    Study the behavior of animals and you will understand human psychology and sociology. Study a flower excited under sunlight, and you will understand how all living things respond to light. The Almighty has provided everything in nature. Observe nature and you will grow. The cures of all illnesses are found in nature in the shapes of the body parts they were created to cure.
    (Suzy Kassem)
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  • 30.
    Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aph. 6 (1973). Also see Hoffer's comment under "animals.")
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