Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever.
Once a disease has entered the body, all parts which are healthy must fight it: not one alone, but all. Because a disease might mean their common death. Nature knows this; and Nature attacks the disease with whatever help she can muster.
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death.
Our nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.
The dragon is the paradigmatic figure of the marine monster, of the primordial snake, symbol of the cosmic waters, of darkness, night, and death - in short, of the amorphous and virtual, of everything that has not yet aquired a "form". The dragon must be conquered and cut to pieces by the gods so that the cosmos my come to birth.
Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience.
Compare birth with death, compare death with life; compare what is possible with what is not possible and compare what is not possible with what is possible; because there is, there is not, and because there is not, there is.
Birth was the death of him.
He has not lived badly whose birth and death has been unnoticed by the world.
My life comes down to three moments: the death of my father, meeting my husband, and the birth of my daughter. Everything I did previous to that just doesn't seem to add up to very much.
A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously,as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.
That every man after the life in the world lives to eternity, is evident from this, that man is then spiritual, and no longer natural, and that the spiritual man, separated from the natural, remains such as he is to eternity, for man's state cannot be changed after death.
Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
The day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Nature never breaks her own laws.
What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man, at twice its natural size.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
I have no enthusiasm for nature which the slightest chill will not instantly destroy.