The wish to acquire more is admittedly a very natural and common thing; and when men succeed in this they are always praised rather than condemned. But when they lack the ability to do so and yet want to acquire more at all costs, they deserve condemnation for their mistakes.
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
Habit is a second nature which prevents us from knowing the first, of which it has neither the cruelties nor the enchantments.
My dream is to save women from nature.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity.
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.
In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
For in every particular of the Word there is an internal sense which treats of things spiritual and heavenly, not of things natural and worldly, such as are treated of in the sense of the letter.
Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing.
Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally, especially when you put the costume on.
Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Nothing that costs only a dollar is not worth having.
You just never know when movies are going to take off or not. The lucky thing about this was that it didn't cost a lot of money, and therefore there wasn't loads of pressure on me.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.
What then do you call your soul? What idea have you of it? You cannot of yourselves, without revelation, admit the existence within you of anything but a power unknown to you of feeling and thinking.
He who is of calm and happy nature will hardly feel the pressure of age, but to him who is of an opposite disposition youth and age are equally a burden.