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Quotations About / On: NATURE

  • 31.
    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).)
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  • 32.
    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).)
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  • 33.
    Nature is upheld by antagonism.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Considerations by the Way," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 34.
    Nature is goodness crystallized.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, November 4, 1860, to Harrison Blake, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 373, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 35.
    Nature has no human inhabitant who appreciates her.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 222, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 36.
    Nature turns all malfaisance to good.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Considerations by the Way," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 37.
    Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
    (Francis Bacon (1561-1626), British philosopher, essayist, statesman. Novum Organum, bk. 1, aph. 129 (1620).)
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  • 38.
    Nature is an admirable schoolmistress.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Letter, August 18, 1857, to Daniel Ricketson, in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 6, p. 312, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 39.
    Experiments are mediators between nature and idea.
    (Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832), German poet, dramatist. Sayings in Prose (posthumous).)
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  • 40.
    I am against nature. I don't dig nature at all. I think nature is very unnatural. I think the truly natural things are dreams, which nature can't touch with decay.
    (Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Quoted in Robert Shelton, No Direction Home, ch. 1, "Kaddish," (1986).)
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