Sympathy with nature is part of a good person's religion.
Author: Francis Herbert Hedge (1846-1924)
Profession: British Philosopher
The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we may make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word understand.
Nature is a self-made machine, more perfectly automated than any automated machine. To create something in the image of nature is to create a machine, and it was by learning the inner working of nature that man became a builder of machines.
Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)
Profession: American Author, Philosopher
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Profession: Italian Poet
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
Author: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
Profession: French Poet, Dramatist, Novelist
A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
Author: P. D. James (1920)
Profession: British Mystery Writer
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
Author: Garrison Keillor (1942)
Profession: American Humorous Writer, Radio Performer
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
Author: Johannes Kepler
The diversity of the phenomena of nature is so great, and the treasures hidden in the heavens so rich, precisely in order that the human mind shall never be lacking in fresh nourishment.
Author: Johannes Kepler
Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn.
Author: Paul Klee (1879-1940)
Profession: Swiss Artist
Only those within whose own consciousness the sun rise and set, the leaves burgeon and wither, can be said to be aware of what living is.
Author: Joseph Wood Krutch (1893-1970)
Profession: American Writer, Critic, Naturalist
Nature is not human hearted.
Profession: Chinese Philosopher, Founder of Taoism, Author of the ''Tao Te Ching''
All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors, the fragrancy of smells, the splendor our precious stones, is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world, manifesting itself in such a degree and darting forth in such variety so much of its own nature.
Author: William Law
Profession: American Merchant
We cannot remember too often that when we observe nature, and especially the ordering of nature, it is always ourselves alone we are observing.
Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
Profession: German Physicist, Satirist
The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature --were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.
Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892)
Profession: American Poet