Quotations About / On:
'As a rule, meaningful nature is what is superstitious to nature (such as literature or existentialism) , new meaningful nature is what is superstitious to warfare (such as paradigmatic citizenship or wisdom) , ideal nature is what is superstitious to economics (such as lack of problems, sci-fi philosophical golden age) , and 2nd nature is what is superstitious to meaning (such as transcendentalism and metaphysical knowledge) ! These rules may be important in realizing the stages, on some level! '
(- -Nathan Coppedge, April 2016)
“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”
(A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the )
A truly spiritual man is not a slave to nature but a master who orders nature to clear his path to divinity.
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).)