Quotations About / On: NATURE

  • 1.
    The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
    (Aristotle (384-323 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics 1.2; 1253a2-3, The Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by Jowett, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton, Princeton University Press (1985).)
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  • 2.
    Men are by nature merely indifferent to one another; but women are by nature enemies.
    (Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher. Originally published in Parerga and Paralipomena, vol. 2 (1851). "On Women," Essays and Aphorisms, Penguin (1970).)
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  • 3.
    Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
    (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930), British author. Sherlock Holmes, in A Study in Scarlet, ch. 5 (1888).)
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  • 4.
    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).)
  • 5.
    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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  • 6.
    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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  • 7.
    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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  • 8.
    Nature's grudge is beyond tolerance.
    (From my poem 'Global Warming'.)
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  • 9.
    Nature is boss, you not.
    (Paul Vagnarelli)
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  • 10.
    Sentimentality about nature denatures everything it touches.
    (Jane Jacobs (b. 1916), U.S. urban analyst. The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ch. 22 (1961).)
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