Natural Law Quotes

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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Larken Rose
“The truth is, one who seeks to achieve freedom by petitioning those in power to give it to him has already failed, regardless of the response.
To beg for the blessing of “authority” is to accept that the choice is the master’s alone to make, which means that the person is already, by definition, a slave.”
Larken Rose

C.S. Lewis
“The Tao, which others may call Natural Law or Traditional Morality or the First Principles of Practical Reason or the First Platitudes, is not one among a series of possible systems of value. It is the sole source of all value judgments. If it is rejected, all value is rejected. If any value is retained, it is retained. The effort to refute it and raise a new system of value in its place is self-contradictory. There has never been, and never will be, a radically new judgment of value in the history of the world. What purport to be new systems or…ideologies…all consist of fragments from the Tao itself, arbitrarily wrenched from their context in the whole and then swollen to madness in their isolation, yet still owing to the Tao and to it alone such validity as they posses.”
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

H.G. Wells
“The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature.”
H. G. Wells

Kate McGahan
“Love comes in waves. It's natural law. There's always more coming.”
Kate McGahan

Kate McGahan
“You think God created us to be born only to grow and then die? Not even the tiniest perennial grows only to die. It comes back again and again when the season and the time is right. Even annual flowers grow seeds as they grow so that they can drop the seeds of themselves and live again year after year, life after life.”
Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge: An Afterlife Story of Loss, Love and Renewal

Raymond M. Smullyan
“No, free will is not an 'extra'; it is part and parcel of the very essence of consciousness. A conscious being without free will is simply a metaphysical absurdity.”
Raymond Smullyan, The Tao Is Silent

Kate McGahan
“Something is never taken away from you without being replaced with something greater. You may have to wait for it however. It's a test of faith.”
Kate McGahan

“HUMANS THINK THAT NATURE GIVES SERVICE TO HIM SO IT IS SERVANT OF HIS, BUT HE DOES'NT UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE CHILDREN'S OF NATURE.”
Omkar Patil

C.S. Lewis
“There are progressions in which the last step is sui generis - incommensurable with the others - and in which to go the whole way is to undo all the labour of your previous journey. To reduce the Tao to a mere natural product is a step of that kind. Up to that point, the kind of explanation which explains things away may give us something, though at a heavy cost. But you cannot go on ‘explaining away’ for ever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on ‘seeing through’ things for ever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. It is good that the window should be transparent, because the street or garden beyond it is opaque. How if you saw through the garden too? It is no use trying to ‘see through’ first principles. If you see through everything, then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To ‘see through’ all things is the same as not to see.”
C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man

George MacDonald
“Seeing is not believing, it is only seeing,”
George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin”
George MacDonald, The Princess and the Goblin

“It is a violation of the laws of nature to swing your sword at those shackled by tyranny. Swing it at the shackles or swing it at the tyrant. Leave the innocents be.”
J. W. Barlament

Alan Levinovitz
“However appealing it may be in theory, the benevolent design of Nature rarely works out in practice, requiring intellectual acrobatics on the part of those who invoke it. [Adam] Smith recognizes that a healthy economic circulatory system depends on some government interference. Complete freedom leads to monopolies, giving manufacturers outsize power over prices and politicians, which works to the detriment of the body politic. How to account for monopolies while maintaining an ideal of naturalness? Just call them unnatural. Monopolists, writes Smith, are guilty of selling their commodities "much above the natural price." To regulate them is to force them into accordance with nature—even though monopolies themselves naturally emerge in unregulated economies.”
Alan Levinovitz, Natural: How Faith in Nature's Goodness Leads to Harmful Fads, Unjust Laws, and Flawed Science

“It can appear that Ellarie has it hard to be seen and to be heard. Sometimes this is her way and maybe not the best, but it is a way she often uses, I have to confess. Her invisible poke or pinch is to help those believe, in more than just a ghostly story or what the eyes can perceive. The brighter your light shines will give a clue, to the goodness you attract that follows you.”
Trinity, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

“If you were happy with all you had, then you’d grow, If the sun and moon could make you glad, then you’d know. With food on your plate and a place to sleep, be thankful and you’ll be given more to keep, Just for now, what you need for now. Feel you are worthy, you will not lack, you’ll enjoy life and love to give back, Forgiving others you forgive yourself, which makes more room to live and be well, Just allow. For every gift you give extends, more love and wealth the heavens send, Again and again, ten times ten, Because you are loved more than you know, your mistakes turn you into a loving soul, You’ll learn how.”
Trinity, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

“LOVE is the answer to everything! Seriously! Everything!
The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

“Always look at the message, not the messenger!”
The Little People, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

“The kingdom of nature has such a job, That can even make a goblin’s heart throb, It’s true, only a handful of people can see. They’re the breath and life of the planet to be, And all this effort is done for a reason, To build energy that creates a plentiful season!
The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

“Grampa Foster always says that every single experience has something to teach us about ourselves. “So don’t expect to get too comfortable or you’ll never learn a thing!”
Trinity, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

J. Budziszewski
“We are put together in such a way that although we can be pushed and pulled and drowsied by flickering images, we cannot be satisfied by them; we know too much even in oblivion. Fallow knowledge troubles our sleep. We lie under the prickling enchantment of the image carved into our hearts, which is stronger than the counterspell and can never be quite scratched out.”
J. Budziszewski, What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

“If you say something over and over and over again you may just start to believe it. If you truly do believe it, you can be sure you will receive it.
Selkie Anne, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

“Be mindful of the thoughts and emotions you put out, they will only project back to you like a boomerang, no doubt!”
Grampa Foster, See the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure”
Chris DiSano Davenport, See the Little People...An Enchanting Adventure

Russell Kirk
“The first obligation is to Truth, and that a Truth derived from an apprehension of an order more than natural or material. I think that man who will not acknowledge the Author of their being have no sanction for truth Dedication to an abiding Truth and to the spiritual aspirations of humanity excised, the pursuit of power and the gratification of concupiscence are the logical occupations of rational men in a world that is merely human and merely natural.”
Russell Kirk, Academic Freedom: An Essay in Definition

Russell Kirk
“Rights have become what the political sovereign or ephemeral master decides to dispense and whatever gratifies the undisciplined cravings and desires of the individual.”
Russell Kirk, Academic Freedom: An Essay in Definition

Alan Lightman
“The deep question is: Why does nature embody so much symmetry? We do not know the full answer to this question.

However, we have some partial answers. Symmetry leads to economy, and nature, like human beings, seems to prefer economy.

If we think of nature as a vast ongoing experiment, constantly trying out different possibilities of design, then those designs that cost the least energy or that require the fewest different parts to come together at the right time will take precedence, just as the principle of natural selection says that organisms with the best ability to survive will dominate over time.

One physical principle that governs nature over and over is the “energy principle”: nature evolves to minimize energy.”
Alan Lightman, The Accidental Universe: The World You Thought You Knew

“Being in our secret place brings much peace and the more we go there, the more it will increase. Now we let it all go by, have faith in what we see and it IS what will be.”
Gramma Tenanye, See the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure”
Chris DiSano Davenport, See the Little People...An Enchanting Adventure

Stewart Stafford
“Perception is nine-tenths of the natural law.”
Stewart Stafford

C.S. Lewis
“What I do mean is that all that thinking will be mere moonshine unless we realise that nothing but the courage and unselfishness of individuals is ever going to make any system work properly. It is easy enough to remove the particular kinds of graft or bullying that go on under the present system: but as long as men are twisters or bullies they will find some new way of carrying on the old game under the new system. You cannot make men good by law: and without good men you cannot have a good society.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“Our world, according to Dharma, is a place that is replete with inherent meaning, value, and an intelligent design underlying its physical principles and laws, as well as a transcendent purpose that, while not necessarily discernible via empirical means, nonetheless forms a very concrete spiritual basis of all empirical reality. The material, according to Dharma, finds its origin and sustaining ground in the spiritual. The measurable is grounded upon the infinite. The spiritual necessarily precedes the material. The world is here for a purpose – and that purpose is God’s purpose. The word “dharma”, in this more important philosophical sense, refers to those underlying natural principles that are inherent in the very structure of reality, ordering our world as the metaphysical
backdrop to the drama of everyday phenomenal existence, and that has their origin in the causeless will and grace of God. Dharma is Natural Law. Thus, if we needed to render the entire term Sanatana Dharma into English, we can cautiously translate it as „The Eternal Natural Way“. (p. 47)”
Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya, Sanatana Dharma: The Eternal Natural Way

“BELIEVING IS SEEING what you want! Seeing, might be believing, what you don't want! Your inside eyes are your special sight, to create your life in every way, But the environment you see with your eyes creates your thoughts every day. The beliefs that come from outside of you will make more of the same; So to see a change you must think out of the box; this is how you play the game. What you think, see and feel all at once, is how you create your life; Be the observer in your heart and mind, not what will repeat your strife, This will promote a healthy brain, to focus on joy rather than pain, See what you want, as if it is happening NOW, the Little People just showed you how! Because, your imagination is your real tool, no matter what anybody else tells you!
The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea”
Chris DiSano Davenport, The Little People Journey into the Mystic Sea

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