Quotations About / On: NATURE

  • 21.
    God and nature do nothing in vain.
    (Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics, bk. 1, ch. 2. De Caelo, book 1, chapter 4. One expression of the author's thoroughgoing teleological outlook.)
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  • 22.
    Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
    (Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. columnist, lecturer. "My Day" (April 24, 1945). Syndicated newspaper column.)
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  • 23.
    Nature is seldom in the wrong, custom always.
    (Mary Wortley, Lady Montagu (1689-1762), British society figure, letter writer. letter, Aug. 8, 1709. Selected Letters, ed. Robert Halsband (1970).)
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  • 24.
    The nature of rumor is known to all.
    (Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VII.8.)
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  • 25.
    Human nature is above all things—lazy.
    (Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, ch. 6 (1864).)
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  • 26.
    Culture means control over nature.
    (Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
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  • 27.
    Nature knows no difference between weeds and flowers.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 28.
    Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
    (John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Absalom and Achitophel, pt. 1, l. 458 (1681).)
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  • 29.
    man rebounds whole aeons back in nature.
    (Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. poet, novelist. The House-Top (l. 16). . . Selected Poems of Herman Melville. Hennig Cohen, ed. (1991) Fordham University Press.)
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  • 30.
    Commerce is really as interesting as nature.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 195, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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