The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.
The society succeeds the day your center goes into a coma and your circumference remains functioning. Then you are a robot, a machine, no more a man.
I realise that in this undertaking I place myself in a certain opposition to views widely held concerning the mathematical infinite and to opinions frequently defended on the nature of numbers.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
One concept corrupts and confuses the others. I am not speaking of the Evil whose limited sphere is ethics; I am speaking of the infinite.
Limited in his nature, infinite in his desire, man is a fallen god who remembers heaven.
Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
It was natural that, soon after I had succeeded in splitting up lines, I should also study how the different lines behave in this respect.
His talent was as natural as the pattern that was made by the dust on a butterfly's wings. At one time he understood it no more than the butterfly did and he did not know when it was brushed or marred.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe. All this is suggested by the systematic procession of events and the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts, as they say, 'with both eyes open'.
The world is against individuality. It is against your being just your natural self. It wants you just to be a robot, and because you have agreed to be a robot you are in trouble. You are not a robot.
All things will be produced in superior quantity and quality, and with greater ease, when each man works at a single occupation, in accordance with his natural gifts, and at the right moment, without meddling with anything else.
Man is naturally a political animal.
Nature is made to conspire with spirit to emancipate us.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
No other question has ever moved so profoundly the spirit of man; no other idea has so fruitfully stimulated his intellect; yet no other concept stands in greater need of clarification than that of the infinite.
Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.
Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.