Quotations About / On:
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).)
The nature of rumor is known to all.
(Tertullian (c. 150-230), Roman church father. Apologeticus, VII.8.)
Human nature is above all thingslazy.
(Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), U.S. author. Household Papers and Stories, ch. 6 (1864).)
Culture means control over nature.
(Johan Huizinga (1872-1945), Dutch historian. In the Shadow of Tomorrow, ch. 4 (1936).)
Nature knows no difference between weeds and flowers.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
(John Dryden (1631-1700), British poet, dramatist, critic. Absalom and Achitophel, pt. 1, l. 458 (1681).)
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.)
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).)
Nature is the symbol of the spirit.
(Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Nature, ch. 4 (1836, revised and repr. 1849).)
Human-nature will not change.
(Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), U.S. president. response to a serenade, Nov. 10, 1864. Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 8, p. 101, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).)