What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party.
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly - that is the first law of nature.
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.
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.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
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.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
Those things that nature denied to human sight, she revealed to the eyes of the soul.
Stupidity is something unshakable; nothing attacks it without breaking itself against it; it is of the nature of granite, hard and resistant.
Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.
Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer.
It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed.
The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God.
Cruelty is the law pervading all nature and society; and we can't get out of it if we would.
The bow cannot always stand bent, nor can human frailty subsist without some lawful recreation.
It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.
The natural cause of the human mind is certainly from credulity to skepticism.
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul's desire.
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.
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cure itself perhaps.