Thursday, 5 April 2018

Nature

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. - H.G. Wells

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

All nature is a vast symbolism: Every material fact has sheathed within it a spiritual truth. - E. H. Chapin

All the time nature is trying to tell us things and we blur her greatness with our little thoughts, our feebleness and flesh. - Jennette Lee

Although Nature needs thousands or millions of years to create a new species, man needs only a few dozen years to destroy one. - Victor Scheffer

Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man. - Henry Brooks Adams

Despite our strongly felt kinship and oneness with nature, all the evidence suggests that nature doesn't care one whit about us. Tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions happen without the slightest consideration for human inhabitants. - Alan Lightman

Everything in nature is lyrical in its ideal essence, tragic in its fate, and comic in its existence. - George Santayana

How Nature delights and amuses us by varying even the character of insects: the ill-nature of the wasp, the sluggishness of the drone, the volatility of the butterfly, the slyness of the bug. - Sydney Smith

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! - Emily Dickinson

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal. - Arthur C. Clarke

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us a right. - Henry David Thoreau

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere. - Vincent van Gogh

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous. - Aristotle

In those vernal seasons of the year, when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against Nature not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth. - John Milton

It seems to me that we all look at Nature too much, and live with her too little. - Oscar Wilde

It's amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing. - Scott Westerfeld

Lay aside all conceit. Learn to read the book of nature for yourself. Those who have succeeded best have followed for years some slim thread which has once in a while broad ended out and disclosed some treasure worth a life-long search. - Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries. - Jimmy Carter

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. - Eckhart Tolle

Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard. - Standing Bear

Mankind, which has always been a part of nature, has reached a point where it is too much for nature to accommodate. - Kobo Abe

Mother Nature is always speaking. She speaks in a language understood within the peaceful mind of the sincere observer. - Radhanath Swami

Munificent nature follows the methods of the divine and true, and rounds all things to her perfect law. While nations are convulsed with blood and violence, how quietly the grass grows. - E. H. Chapin

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