Quotations About / On:
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.)
Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
(Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), U.S. columnist, lecturer. "My Day" (April 24, 1945).
Syndicated newspaper column.)
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).)