The study of nature is interwoven with the highest mind. You should never trifle with nature.
Nature's way of telling you to slow down.
Ars autem deficit ab operatione naturae. Art pales when compared to the workings of nature.
Natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa. Nature made him, and then broke the mould.
Nature, as we say, does nothing without some purpose; and for thepurpose of making mana political animal she has endowed him alone among the animals with the power of reasoned speech.
Nothing has raised more questioning among my critics thanthese wordsnoble, thegrand style Ithink it will be found that the grand style arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject.
Time seemeth to be of the nature of a river or stream, which carrieth down to us that which is light and blown up, and sinketh and drowneth that which is weightyand solid.
The knowledge of man is as the waters, some descending from above, and some springing from beneath; the one informed by the light of nature, the other inspired by divine revelation.
The subtlety of nature isgreater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.
Natura enim non imperatur, nisi parendo. For we cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
Wise nature did never put her precious jewels into a garret four stories high: and thereforeexceeding tall men had ever very empty heads.
Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.
Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.
If you would work any man, you must either know his nature and fashions, and so lead him; or his ends, and so persuade him; or his weakness and disadvantages, and so awe him, or those that have interest in him, and so govern him.
The writer must be universal in sympathyand an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly.
Simple Nature is the most harmless, inoffensive, and virtuous mistress.
For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves.
When Sir Joshua Reynolds died All Nature was degraded; The King dropp'd a tear into the Queen's ear, And all his pictures faded.
No sensible person will deny that the works of Nature are in the highest degree simple, necessary and as economical as possible. Therefore machines devised by mankind will doubtlessly likewise attain most success if theyare as far as possible modelled on works of Nature.
The only effort worth making is the one it takes to learn the geography of one's own nature.
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast on nature.
We are that bold and adventurous piece of nature which he that studies wisely learns in a compendium what others labour at in a divided piece and endless volume.
Natureisnot at variancewith art norart withnature,they both being the servants of his providence: art is the perfection of nature.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Just when we are safest, there's a sunset-touch, A fancy from a flower-bell, some one's death, A chorus-ending from Euripides, And that's enough for fifty hopes and fears As old and new at once as Nature's self, To rap and knock and enter in our soul. Take hands and dance there, a fantastic ring, Round the ancient idol, on his base again, The grand Perhaps.
Youth means love, Vows can't change nature, priests are only men.
Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature.
Keep away from physicians. It is all probing and guessing and pretending tothem.They leave itto Natureto cure in her own time, but they take the credit. Aswell as very fat fees.
If honest Nature made you fools, What sairs your grammars.
Gie me ae spark o' Nature's fire, That's a'the learning I desire.
It was through the Second World War that most of us suddenlyappreciated for the first time the power of man's concentrated efforts to understand and control the forces of nature.We were appalled by what we saw.
The exercise of singing isdelightful tonatureandgood to preserve the health of Man.
Art,Glory, Freedom fail, but Nature still is fair.
Fair Italy! Thou art the garden of the world, the home Of all Art yields, and Nature can decree; Even in thy desert, what is like to thee?
All things are lawful there that may delight Nature or unrestraine' d appetite.
We remove mountains, and make seas our smooth highway; nothing can resist us. We war with rude Nature; and, by our resistless engines, come off always victorious, and loaded with spoils.
Byour skill in Mechanism, it has cometo pass, that in the management of external things we excel all other ages; while in whatever respects the pure mortal nature, in true dignity of soul and character, we are perhaps inferior to most civilised ages.
Nature admits no lie.
If Nature had not befriended us with beauty, and other good graces, to help us to insinuate our selves into men's affections, we should have beenmore enslaved thanany other of Nature's creatures she hath made.
May I repeat what I told you here: treat nature by the cylinder, the sphere, the cone, everything in perspective.
Iwished to copy nature but I could not.But Iwassatisfied when I discovered that the sun could not be reproduced but that it must be represented by something elsecolour.
Nature gives you the face you have whenyouaretwenty. Life shapes the face you have at thirty. But it is up to you to earn the face you have at fifty. See Orwell 630:7, Cartland198:55.
And smale foweles maken melodye, That slepen al the nyght with open ye (So priketh hem nature in hir corages); Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages.
It can't be Nature, for it is not sense.
Too nicely Jonson knew the critic's part, Nature in him was almost lost in Art.
Man was by Nature Woman's cully made: We never are, but by ourselves, betrayed.
A gentleman's park is my aversion. It is not beauty because it is not nature.
When I set down to make a sketch from nature, the first thing Itry to do istoforgetthat Ihave ever seena picture.
The world's a scene of changes, and to be Constant, in Nature were inconstancy.
But what is woman?only one of Nature's agreeable blunders.
Nature is but a name for an effect, Whose cause is God.
One of nature's Balkans.
Custom that is before all law, Nature that is above all art.
From the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely, the production of the higher animals, directly follows. There isgrandeur in this view of life.
This wench we speak of strays so from her kind, Nature repents she made her; 'tis a mermaid Has tolled my son to shipwreck
Old Mother Wit, and Nature gave Shakespeare and Fletcher all they have; In Spenser, and in Jonson, Art Of slower Nature got the start.
Agnoscam fieri non posse ut existam talis naturae qualis sum, nempe ideam Dei in me habens, nisi revera Deus etiam existeret, Deus, inquam, ille idem cujus idea in me est. I could not possibly exist with the nature I actually have, that is, one endowed with the idea of God, unless there really is a God; the very God, I mean, of whom I have an idea.
Coketownugly citadel, where Nature was as strongly bricked out as killing airs and gases were bricked in.
I don't know what it is about fecundity that so appals. I suppose it is the teeming evidence that birth and growth, which we value, are ubiquitous and blind, that life itself is so astonishingly cheap, that nature is as careless as it is bountiful, and that with extravagance goes a crushing waste that will one day include our own cheap lives.
Nature's stern discipline enjoins mutual help at least as often as warfare. The fittest mayalso be the gentlest.
Nature's great masterpiece, an Elephant.
Verse hath a middle nature: heaven keeps souls, The grave keeps bodies, verse the fame enrols.
Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
By viewing nature, nature's handmaid art, Makes mighty things from small beginnings grow: Thus fishes first to shipping did impart, Their tail the rudder, and their head the prow.
Shakespearewas the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. All images of Nature were still present to him, and he drew them, not laboriously, but luckily; when he describes anything, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation: he was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read Nature; he looked inwards, and found her there He is many times flat, insipid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great.
I am as free as nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran.
Nature meant me A wife, a silly, harmless, household dove, Fond without art, and kind without deceit; But Fortune, that has made a mistress of me, Has thrust me out to the wide world, unfurnish'd Of falsehood to be happy.
But when to sin our biased nature leans, The careful Devil is still at hand with means; And providently pimps for ill desires.
Government itself at length must fall To nature's state, where all have right to all.
Three poets, in three distant ages born, Greece, Italy, and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassed, The next in majesty, in both the last: The force of Nature could no farther go; To make a third, she joined the former two.
[Chaucer] must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive nature, because, as it has been truly observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his CanterburyTales the various manners and humours of the whole English nation in his age.
In to thir dirk and drublie dayis, Quhone sabill all the hevin arrayis With mystie vapouris, cluddis and skyis, Nature all curage me denyis Off sangis, ballattis, and of playis.
Amanisseldomashamedoffeeling that hecannot lovea woman so well when he sees a certain greatness in her: nature having intended greatness for men.
If I am to disclose to you what I should prefer if I follow theinclinationof mynature,it isthis: beggar-womanand single, far rather than queen and married!
A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
Americarather, the United Statesseems to me to be the Jewamong the nations. It is resourceful, adaptable, maligned, envied, feared, imposed upon. It is warm- hearted, overfriendly; quick-witted, lavish, colorful; given to extravagant speech and gestures; its people are travellers and wanderers by nature, moving, shifting, restless; swarming in Fords, in ocean liners; craving entertainment; volatile.
Whatever Nature has instore for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignoranceisnever better than knowledge.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
All Nature wears one universal grin.
The most Devilish thing is 8 times 8 and 7 times 7 it is what nature itselfe cant endure.
L'universje l'en estime plus depuis que je sais qu'il ressemble a' une montre; il est surprenant que l'ordre de la nature, tout admirable qu'il est, ne roule que sur des choses si simples. I have come to esteem the universe more now that I know it resembles a watch; it is surprising that the order of nature, as admirable as it is, only runs on such simple things.
God knows that the lesson we learn from life is that our very existence in the nature of things is a perpetual harming of somebody elseif only because every mouthful of food that we eat is a mouthful taken from somebody else.
Of one so young, so rich in nature's store, Who could not say,'tis pity she's a whore?
L'histoire est condamne e, par un vice de nature, au mensonge. History is condemned, bya defect of nature, to lies.
The principal taskofcivilisation, its actual raisond'e" tre, is to defend us against nature.
He knew too well for any earthly use The line where man leaves off and nature starts, And never overstepped it save in dreams.
Till now man has been up against Nature: from now on he will be up against his own nature.
Some advice: do not paint too much after nature. Art is an abstraction; derive this abstraction from nature while dreaming before it, and think more ofthe creationwhich will result than of nature.
And when the spring comes her hour is upon her again. 'Testhehand of Nature and we women cannot escape it.
I often think it's comical How Nature always does contrive That every boyand every gal That's born into the world alive Is either a little Liberal Or else a little Conservative!
Nous savons tous ici que le droit est la plus puissante des e coles de l'imagination. Jamais poe' te n'a interpre te la nature aussi librement qu'un juriste la re alite . We all know here that the law is the most powerful of schools for the imagination. No poet ever interpreted nature as freelyas a lawyer interprets the truth.
Wan swelh w|"p tugendet wider ir art, diu gerne wider ir art bewart ir lop, ir e" re unde ire l|"p, diu ist niwan mit namen ein w|"p und ist ein man mit muote. When a woman grows in virtue despite her nature and gladly preserves the integrity of her honour, her reputation, and her person, she is onlya woman in name: in spirit she is a man.
Certain people always say we should go back to nature.I notice they never say we should go forward to nature. It seemstometheyare more concerned that we should go back, than about nature.
But where dothey find these lines innature? Personally I only see forms that are lit up and forms that are not, planes which advance and planes which recede, relief and depth. My eye never sees outlines or particular features ordetails.I donot count thehairs in the beard of the man who passes byany more than the buttonholes on his jacket attract my notice. My brush should not see better than I do.
Of course in nature the only ending is death, but death hardly ever happens when people are at their best. That is why we like tragedies. They show men energetically with their wits about them and deserving to do it.
Far from the sun and summer-gale, In thy green lap was Nature's darling laid.
Since we are assured that the all-wise Creator has observed the most exact proportions of number, weight and measureinthemake ofall things, themost likely way therefore to get any insight into the nature of those parts ofthe Creationwhich come withinourobservation must
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would!
What we gain by science is, after all, sadness, as the Preacher saith.Themore weknowofthelaws and nature of the Universe the more ghastly a business we perceive it all to beand the non-necessity of it.
Nature is nowhere accustomed more openly to display her secret mysteries than in cases where she shows tracings of her workings apart from the beaten paths; nor is there any better way to advance the proper practice of medicine than to give our minds to the discovery of the usual law of nature, by careful investigation of cases of rarer forms of disease.
Natural science does not simply describe and explain nature; it is part of the interplay between nature and ourselves; it describes nature as exposed to our method of questioning.
In peace, children inter their parents; war violates the orderof nature and causes parentsto inter theirchildren.
'Tis thou, alone, who with thy mystic fan, Work'st more than Wisdom, Art, or Nature can, To rouse the sacred madness; and awake The frost-bound-blood, and spirits; and to make Them frantic with thy raptures, flashing through The soul, like lightning, and as active too.
See we not plainly that obedience of creatures unto the law of nature is the stay of the whole world?
For nature, heartless, witless nature, Will neither care nor know What stranger's feet may find the meadow And trespass there and go, Nor ask amid the dews of morning If they are mine or no.
Nature is as wasteful of promising young men as she is of fish-spawn. It's not just getting them killed in wars: mere middle age snuffs out ten times more talent than ever wars and sudden death do.
Il n'y a ni re' gles ni mode' les; ou pluto" t il n'y a d'autres re' gles que les lois ge ne rales de la nature qui planent sur l'art tout entier, et les lois spe ciales qui, pour chaque composition, re sultent des conditions d'existence propres a' chaque sujet. There are no rules or models; that is, there are no rules except general laws of nature which hover over art and special laws which apply to specific subjects. 420
Art may make a suit of clothes; But nature must produce a man.
Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body.Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life.
The end cannot justify the means, for the simple and obvious reason that the means employed determine the nature of the ends produced.
Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatsoever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
Many people believe that theyare attracted by God, or by Nature, when theyare only repelled by man.
Omnis cupidus at avarus contra naturam nititur et molitur. Natura namque pauperem adducit in mundum; natura pauperem reducit a mundo. Every covetous and avaricious man struggles and strives against nature.Fornature bringshim intotheworld poor, and takes him out of it poor.
Please allow me to introduce myself I'm a man of wealth and taste. I've been around for a long, long year Stole many a man's soul and faith. And I was around when Jesus Christ Had his moments of doubt and pain, Made damn sure that Pilate Washed his hands and sealed his fate. Pleased to meet you, hope you guess my name But what's puzzling you Is the nature of my game.
Naturehasgivenwomensomuchpower thatthelaw has very wisely given them little.
Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature.
To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature, contumely to God, a thing most contrarious to his revealed will and approved ordinance; and, finally, it isthe subversion of good order, of all equityand justice.
On s'ennuie de tout, mon Ange, c'est une loi de la Nature; ce n'est pas ma faute. One gets bored of everything, my Angel, it's a law of nature; it's not my fault.
I know that a sweet child is the sweetest thing in naturebut the prettier the kind of a thing is, the more desirable it is that it should be pretty of its kind.
A poor relation is the most irrelevant thing in nature.
I strove with none; for none was worth my strife; Nature I loved, and, next to Nature, Art.
We must trust to nothing but facts. These are presented to us by Nature, and cannot deceive.We ought, in every instance, to submit our reasoning to the test of experiment, and never to search for truth but by the natural road of experiment and observation.
Nature does not make jumps.
Nature is a social category.
Only when the habit of one's consciousness to see in paintings bits of nature, madonnas and shameless nudes has disappeared, shall we see a pure-painting composition.
Dire au peintre qu'il faut prendre la nature comme elle est, vaut de dire au virtuose qu'il peut s'asseoir sur le piano. Telling a painter that he must take nature as it is is like telling a virtuoso that he can sit on the piano.
To put labour and wages first and human ordomestic life second is to invert the order of God and of nature.
Nature that framed us of four elements, Warring within our breasts for regiment, Doth teach us all to have aspiring minds: Our souls, whose faculties can comprehend The wondrous architecture of the world, And measure every wandering planet's course, Still climbing after knowledge infinite, And always moving as the restless spheres, Wills us to wear ourselves, and never rest, Until we reach the ripest fruit of all, That perfect bliss and sole felicity, The sweet fruition of an earthly crown.
Now hast thou but one bare hour to live, And then thou must be damned perpetually! Stand still, you ever-moving spheres of heaven, That time may cease, and midnight never come. Fair nature's eye, rise, rise, again, and make Perpetual day; or let this hour be but Ayear, a month, a week, a natural day, That Faustus may repent and save his soul! O lente, lente currite, noctis equi: The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike, The devil will come, and Faustus must be damned. Oh, I'll leap up to my God!Who pulls me down? See, see, where Christ's blood streams in the firmament! One drop would save my soul, half a drop, ah, my Christ.
So lovely fair was Hero,Venus'nun, As Nature wept, thinking she was undone.
The instruments of labour, when they assume the form of machinery, acquire a kind of material existence which involves the replacement of human forces by the forces of Nature, and of rule-of-thumb methods by the purposeful application of natural science.
If the universe had a beginning, its beginning, by the very condition of the cases, was supernatural; the laws of Nature cannot account for their own origin.
Inever was a boy, never played atcricket; it isbetter to let Nature take her course.
Man has demonstrated that he is master of everythingexcept his own nature.
It is the creative nature of man which has refused to let him lapse back into that unconscious unity with life which characterizes the animal world from which he made his escape.
Nature that heard such sound Beneath the hollow round Of Cynthia's seat, the airy region thrilling, Now was almost won To think her part was done, And that her reign had here its last fulfilling; She knew such harmonyalone Could hold all heaven and earth in happier unio' n.
Yet where an equal poise of hope and fear Does arbitrate the event, my nature is That I incline to hope, rather than fear, And gladly banish squint suspicion.
Thus with the year Seasons return, but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, of human face divine; But cloud instead, and ever-during dark Surrounds me, from the cheerful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Presented with a universal blank Of nature's works to me expunged and razed, And wisdom at one entrance quite shut out.
Her rash hand in evil hour Forth reaching to the fruit, she plucked, she ate: Earth felt the wound, and nature from her seat Sighing through all her works gave signs of woe, That all was lost.
O why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest heav'n With Spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on earth, this fair defect Of nature, and not fill the world at once With men as angels without feminine, Or find some other way to generate Mankind?
So much I feel my genial spirits droop, My hopes all flat, nature within me seems In her functions weary of herself.
Why should art continue to follow nature when every other field has left nature behind?
Courage is a moral quality; it is not a chance gift of nature, like an aptitude for games. It is a cold choice between two alternatives; the fixed resolve not to quit, an act of renunciation that must be made not once but many times by the power of the will.
Thus they say that nature herself prescribes for us a joyous life, in other words, pleasure, as the goal of our actions; and living according to her prescriptions isto be defined as virtue.
One evening,Iwas walking along a path, the city was on one side and the fjord below. I felt tired and ill. I stopped and looked out over the fjordthe sun was setting, and the clouds turning blood red.I sensed a scream passing through nature; it seemed to me that I heard the scream. Ipainted this picture, paintedthe cloudsas actual blood. The colour shrieked. This becameThe Scream.
I wanted to know the true nature of the'otherness' I had been born into. It was not a European thing. I wanted to paint thegreat purityand implacability of the landscape. I wanted a visual form of the'otherness'of the thing not seen.
Nec species sua cuique manet, rerumque novatrix ex aliis alias reddit natura figuras. nec perit in toto quidquam, mihi credite, mundo, sed variat faciemque novat, nascique vocatur incipere esse aliud, quam quod fuit ante, morique, desinere illud idem. cum sint huc forsitan illa, haec translata illuc, summa tamen omnia constant. No species remains constant: that great renovator of matter Nature, endlessly fashions new forms from old: there's nothing in the whole universe that perishes, believe me; rather it renews and varies its substance. What we describe as birth isno morethan incipient change froma prior state, while dying is merely to quit it. Though the parts may be transported hither and thither, the sum of all matter is constant.
The historical repugnancetowomanhas a rational basis: disgust is reason's proper response to the grossness of procreative nature.
Notre nature est dans le mouvement; le repos entier est la mort. Our nature consists in movement; absolute rest is death.
L'homme n'est qu'un roseau, le plus faible de la nature; mais c'est un roseau pensant. Man is only a reed, the weakest in nature, but he is a thinking reed.
Qu'est-ce que l'homme dans la nature? Un ne ant a' l'e gard de l'infini, un tout a' l'e gard du ne ant, un milieu entre rien et tout. What is man in nature? Nothing in comparison to the infinite, all in comparison to nothing, a mean between nothing and everything.
I never give out my zodiac sign. Do you honestly think I can be pushed around by a planet? Good heavens, your divine nature is always free.
But Lord! to see the absurd nature of Englishmen, that cannot forbear laughing and jeering at everything that looks strange.
Your great glory is not to be inferior to what you have been given by nature, and the greatest glory of a woman is to be least talked about by men, whether theyare praising or criticizing you.
Instead of using onlycomparativeWords and intellectual Arguments, I have taken the courseto express myself inTerms of Number,Weight, or Measure; to use only Arguments of Sense, and to consider only such Causes, as have visible Foundations in Nature.
One thing about pioneers that you don't hear mentioned is that they are invariably, by their nature, mess-makers.
Glorious deeds are not embraced by democracies, least of all by merchants, who, being by their nature intent on profit, loathe those splendid things that cannot be achieved without expense.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
If the study of all these sciences which we have enumerated, should ever bring us to their mutual association and relationship, and teach us the nature of the ties which bind them together, I believe that the diligent treatment of them will forward the objects which we have in view, and that the labor, which otherwise would be fruitless, will be well bestowed.
The scientist doesnot study nature because it isuseful to do so. He studies it because he takes pleasure in it, and he takes pleasure in it because it is beautiful.
Some are bewildered in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs Nature meant but fools.
First follow Nature, and your judgement frame By her just standard, which is still the same: Unerring Nature, still divinely bright, One clear, unchanged, and universal light, Life, force and beauty must to all impart, At once the source and end and test of art.
Poets like painters, thus unskilled to trace The naked nature and the living grace, With gold and jewels cover ev'ry part, And hide with ornaments their want of art. True wit is Nature to advantage dressed, What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed.
Oh happy state! when souls each other draw, When love is liberty, and nature, law: All then is full, possessing, and possessed, No craving void left aching in the breast.
No pleasing Intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene; Grove nods at grove, each a mirror of the other. The suff'ring eye inverted Nature sees, Trees cut to Statues, Statues thick as trees, With here a Fountain, never to be play'd, And there a Summer-house, that knows no shade; Here Amphitrite sails thro'myrtle bow'rs There Gladiators fight, or die, in flow'rs Un-water'd see the drooping sea-horse mourn, And swallows roost in Nilus'dusty Urn.
Eye Nature's walks, shoot Folly as it flies, And catch the Manners living as they rise. Laugh where we must, be candid where we can; But vindicate the ways of God to man. See Milton 580:93.
Lo! the poor Indian, whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind; His soul proud Science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk, or milky way; Yet simple Nature to his hope has giv'n, Behind the cloud-topped hill, an humbler heav'n.
All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body, Nature is, and God the soul. 660
All nature is but art, unknown to thee; All chance, direction, which thou canst not see; All discord, harmony, not understood; All partial evil, universal good: And, spite of Pride, in erring Reason's spite, One truth is clear,'Whatever Is, is.'
The learn'd is happy nature to explore, The fool is happy that he knows no more.
Thus God and nature linked the gen'ral frame, And bade self-love and social be the same.
Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks thro' Nature, up to Nature's God.
O! would the Sons of Men once think their Eyes And Reason giv'n them but to study Flies? See Nature in some partial narrow shape, And let the Author of the Whole escape.
The belief that we can start with pure observations alone, without anything in the nature of a theory, is absurd.
All political lives, unless they are cut off in mid-stream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.
What I speak, my fair Chloe, and what I write shows The difference there is betwixt Nature and Art: I court others in verse: but I love thee in prose: And they have my whimsies, but thou hast my heart.
Nature n'endure mutations soudaines sans grande violence. Nature does not endure sudden changes without great violence.
Abandon yourself to Nature's truths, and let nothing in this world be unknown to you.
I am repelled by those who voice the word 'nature', without having any trace of it in their hearts.
There is something in painting which cannot be explained, and that something is essential.You come to nature withyour theories, and nature knocksthemall flat.
A mere copier of nature never produces anything great.
Without contemplating last and late the true nature of poetry. The drive to connect. The dream of a common language.
Reason, an ignis fatuus in the mind, Which leaving light of nature, sense behind, Pathless and dangerous wandering ways it takes, Through error's fenny bogs and thorny brakes; Whilst the misguided follower climbs, with pain, Mountains of whimsy heaped in his own brain.
There can be no danger in sweetness and youth Where love is secured by good nature and truth, On her beauty I'll gaze, and of pleasure complain, While every kind look adds a link to my chain.
Since 'tis nature's law to change, Constancyalone is strange.
C'est dans le c½ur de l'homme qu'est la vie du spectacle de la nature; pour le voir, il faut le sentir. The spectacle of nature is in the heart of a man; to see it, he must feel it.
La cruaute , bien loin d'e" tre un vice, est le premier sentiment qu'imprime en nous la nature; l'enfant brise son hochet, mord le te ton de sa nourrice, e trangle son oiseau, bien avant que d'avoir l'a" ge de raison. Far from being a vice, cruelty is the primary feeling that nature imprints in us. The infant breaks its rattle, bites its nurse's nipple, and strangles a bird, well before reaching the age of reason.
Call it not vain:they do not err Who say, that when the Poet dies, Mute Nature mourns her worshipper, And celebrates his obsequies.
He is a barbarian, and thinksthat the customs of his tribe and island are the laws of nature.
In the arts of life man invents nothing; but in the arts of death he outdoes Nature herself, and produces by chemistry and machinery all the slaughter of plague, pestilence and famine.
Sexually,Woman is Nature's contrivance for perpetuating its highest achievement.
But from the first 'twas Peter's drift To be a kind of moral eunuch, He touched the hem of Nature's shift, Felt faintand never dared uplift The closest, all-concealing tunic.
We were now actually in the inner sanctuary of the Nanda Devi Basin, and at each step I experienced that subtlethrill which anyone of imagination must feel when treading hitherto unexplored country My most blissful dream as a child was to be in some such valley, free to wander where I liked, and discover for myself some hitherto unrevealed glory of Nature. Now the reality was no less wonderful than that half-forgotten dream; and of how many childish fancies can that be said, in this age of disillusionment ?
But words came halting forth, wanting Invention's stay; Invention, Nature's child, fled step-dame Study's blows Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite, 'Fool,'said my muse to me; 'look in thy heart, and write.'
Lo, thro' her works gay nature grieves How brief she is and frail, As ever o'er the falling leaves Autumnal winds prevail. Yet still the philosophic mind Consolatory food can find, And hope her anchorage maintain: We never are deserted quite; 'Tis by succession of delight That love supports his reign.
In rerum natura nullum datur contingens; sed omnia ex necessitate divinae naturae determinata sunt ad certo modo existandum et operandum. In the nature of things nothing contingent isgranted, but all things are determined by the necessity of divine nature for existing and working in a certain way.
De natura Rationis est, res sub quadam aeternitatis specie percipere. It is the nature of reason to perceive things under a certain species of eternity.
Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting.
It is the nature of a man as he grows older, a small bridge intime, toprotest againstchange, particularlychangefor the better.
It is the nature of an hypothesis, when once a man has conceived it, that it assimilates everything to itself, as proper nourishment; and, from the first moment of your begetting it, it generally grows the stronger by every thing you see, hear, read, or understand.
Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make the deserts bloom. There isno evil in the atomonly in men's souls.
It seemed unprovoked, a wilful convulsion of brute nature
Nature's scheme of colour in Australia isgold and blue.
I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.
Hobbes clearly proves, that every creature Lives in a state of war by nature.
Faith gives new light to the soul, but it does not put our eyes out; and what God hathgivenusinournature could never be intended as a snare to Religion, or engage us to believe a lie.
I sometimes hold it half a sin To put in words the grief I feel; The Princess For words, like Nature, half reveal And half conceal the Soul within. But, for the unquiet heart and brain, A use in measured language lies; The sad mechanic exercise, Like dull narcotics, numbing pain.
Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creation's final law Though Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shrieked against his creed.
Man, her last work, who seemed so fair, Such splendid purpose in his eyes, Who rolled the psalm to wintry skies, Who built him fanes of fruitless prayer, Who trusted God was love indeed And love Creation's final law Though Nature, red in tooth and claw With ravine, shrieked against his creed.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness.God is the friend of silence. See how naturetrees, flowers, grassgrows in silence; see the stars, themoon and thesun, how they move insilence We need silence to be able to touch souls.
We will listen to the wind's text Blown through the roof, or the thrush's song In the thick bush that proved him wrong, Wrong from the start, for nature's truth Is primary and her changing seasons Correct out of a vaster reason The vague errors of the flesh.
If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only one fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point. Now we know onlya few laws, and our result is vitiated, not, of course, byany confusion or irregularity in Nature, but by our ignorance of essential elements in the calculation. Our notions of law and harmony are commonly confined to those instances which we detect; but the harmony which results from a far greater number of seemingly conflicting, but reallyconcurring, laws, which Thoreau we have not detected, is still more wonderful. The particular laws are as our points of view, as, to the traveler, a mountain outline varies with every step, and it has an infinite number of profiles, though absolutely but one form. Even when cleft or bored through it is not comprehended in its entireness.
We can never have enough of nature. . . .We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.
Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyse it by encumbering it with remedies.
It is the necessary nature of a political in this country to avoid, as long as it can be avoided, the consideration of any question which involves a great change The best carriage horses are those which can most steadily hold back against the coach as it trundles down the hill.
Nature is not a temple, but a workshop, and man's the workman in it.
To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin That makes calamity of so long life; For who would fardels bear, till Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane, But that the fear of something after death Murders the innocent sleep, Great nature's second course, And makes us rather sling the arrows of outrageous fortune Than fly to others that we know not of. There's the respect must give us pause: Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
In nature there are no rewards or punishments; there are only consequences.
I have a terrible lucidityat moments when nature is so beautiful.Iam not conscious of myself any more, and the pictures come to me as if in a dream.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.
I do not think I shall ever forget the sight of Etna at sunset Nothing I have ever seen in Art or Nature was quite so revolting.
Nature's only interest is in having you procreate, then it throws you away.
To say to the painter, that Nature is to be taken as she is, is to say to the player, that he may sit on the piano.
He was almost a force of nature, like a slumbering volcano, wreathed in clouds, occasionally emitting smoke which soothsayers attempted to interpret.
Chafing in action when his nature yearned to act, conscious of indignitiesreal and imagined,Johnsonwent through three years of slow burn.
The essence of Christianity is the appeal to the life of Christ as a revelation of the nature of God and of his agency in the world. The record is fragmentary, inconsistent and uncertain But there can be no doubt as to the elements in the record that have evoked the best in human nature. The Mother, the Child and the bare manger: the lowly man, homeless and self- forgetful, with his message of peace, love and sympathy: the suffering, the agony, the tender words as life ebbed, the final despair: and the whole with the authority of supreme victory.
The Americans of all nations at any time upon the earth have probably the fullest poetical nature. The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, love, and so onand found that none ofthesefinally satisfy, or permanently wearwhat remains? Nature remains.
: Well, they say nature hates a vacuum, Big Daddy. :That'swhattheysay, but sometimes Ithink that a vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
Gentleness, docility, and a spaniel-like affection are, on this ground, consistently recommended as the cardinal virtues of the sex; and, disregarding the arbitrary economy of nature, one writer has declared that it is masculine for a woman to be melancholy. She was created to be the toy of man, his rattle, and it must jingle in his ears, whenever, dismissing reason, he chooses to be amused.
Liberty isthemotherof virtue, and if women be, by their very constitution, slaves, and not allowed to breathe the sharp invigorating air of freedom, they must ever languish like exotics, and be reckoned beautiful flaws in nature.
For I have learned To look on nature, not as in the hour Of thoughtless youth; but hearing often-times The still, sad music of humanity, Nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power To chasten and subdue. And I have felt A presence that disturbs me with the joy Of elevated thoughts; a sense sublime Of something far more deeply interfused, Whose dwelling is the light of setting suns, And the round ocean and the living air, And the blue sky, and in the mind of man.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can. Sweet is the lore which Nature brings; Our meddling intellect Mis-shapes the beauteous forms of things: We murder to dissect. Enough of science and of art; Close up those barren leaves; Come forth and bring with you a heart That watches and receives.
I shook the habit off Entirely and for ever, and again In Nature's presence stood, as now I stand, A sensitive being, a creative soul.
With little here to do or see Of things that in the great world be, Sweet Daisy! oft I talk to thee For thou art worthy, Thou unassuming commonplace Of Nature, with that homely face, And yet with something of a grace Which love makes for thee!
Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The soul that rises with us, our life's star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in entire forgetfulness And not in utter nakedness, But trailing clouds of glory do we come From God, who is our home: Heaven lies about us in our infancy! Shades of the prison-house begin to close Upon the growing boy, But he beholds the light, and whence it flows, He sees it in his joy; The youth, who daily farther from the east Must travel, still is nature's priest, And by the vision splendid Is on his wayattended; At length the man perceives it die away, And fade into the light of common day.
O joy! that in our embers Is something that doth live, That nature yet remembers What was so fugitive!
Those obstinate questionings Of sense and outward things, Fallings from us, vanishings; Blank misgivings of a creature Moving about in worlds not realised, High instincts before which our mortal nature Did tremble like a guilty thing surprised.
The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending we lay waste our powers: Little we see in nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! The sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; For this, for everything, we are out of tune; It moves us not.Great God! I'd rather be A pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea; Or hear old Triton blow his wreathe' d horn.
On Man, on Nature, and on Human Life, Musing in solitude, I oft perceive Fair trains of images before me rise, Accompanied by feelings of delight Pure, or with no unpleasing sadness mixed.
But who is innocent? By grace divine, Not otherwise,O Nature! we are thine.
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