Natural Law Quotes

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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

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

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“I will use my special sight! I will quiet myself right here and now and I will get the answer on what to do to and create my own way out of here!”
Arthur, See the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure”
Chris DiSano Davenport, See the Little People...An Enchanting Adventure

“You mean to tell me that you have made a human friend? It could be dangerous and I must urge it to end! Deetkatu, where is your sense?” Grampa's tone was abruptly tense.
Grampa Foster, See the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure”
Chris DiSano Davenport, See the Little People...An Enchanting Adventure

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

“Grampa says the grass is not greener on the other side. All grass changes with the seasons, it grows, it browns, and it can die if you do not nurture it. You must accept the changes, yet the grass is as green as you make it right here and now! Going from one meadow to another does not change the season! Or the meadow!
Deetkatu, See the Little People…An Enchanting Adventure”
Chris DiSano Davenport

“When I am happy and when I really focus, I can! Whatever I dream of with my thoughts becomes a part of my world, my plan.”
Deetkatu, 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

“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

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

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