A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating.
Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead.
Everywhere man blames nature and fate yet his fate is mostly but the echo of his character and passion, his mistakes and his weaknesses.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Friendship was given by nature to be an assistant to virtue, not a companion in vice.
Human nature is not totally fixed, but on any realistic scale, evolutionary processes are much too slow to affect it.
Humanism and Divinity are as complementary to one another in the order of culture, as are Nature and Grace in the order of being.
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature
I think nature's imagination Is so much greater than man's, she's never going to let us relax.
I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature.
If man attempts to suppress the animal side of his nature by a sheer effort of conscious will, nature finds a hundred unexpected and unpleasant ways to take its revenge.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
It is the nature of truth in general, as of some ores in particular, to be richest when most superficial.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.
Nature is not human-hearted.
Nature is pleased with simplicity. And nature is no dummy
Nature never excuses lapses.
Nature scarcely ever gives us the very best; for that we must have recourse to art.
Old age is by nature rather talkative.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
The capacity to suffer varies more than anything that I have observed in human nature.
The experience gathered from books, though often valuable,is but the nature of learning whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom.
The family is one of nature's masterpieces.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
The greatest religion is to be true to your own nature. Have faith in yourselves.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
The purpose of argument is to change the nature of truth.
The reason fat men are good natured is they can neither fight nor run.
To conceal anything from those to whom I am attached, is not in my nature. I can never close my lips where I have opened my heart.
We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.