Nature Of Man Quotes

Quotes tagged as "nature-of-man" (showing 1-30 of 84)
Judith McNaught
“We are not of what we feel or believe to do, we are of what we do or fail to do.”
Judith McNaught

Brenna Yovanoff
“All my life, I've understood the nature of where I come from, but I never thought it might be wicked until now.”
Brenna Yovanoff, The Space Between

Hope Jahren
“People don't know to make a leaf, but they know how to destroy one.”
Hope Jahren, Lab Girl

Bruce Chatwin
“If this were so; if the desert were 'home'; if our instincts were forged in the desert; to survive the rigours of the desert - then it is easier to understand why greener pastures pall on us; why possessions exhaust us, and why Pascal's imaginary man found his comfortable lodgings a prison.”
Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines

John Fowles
“The evolution of human mentality has put us all in vitro now, behind the glass wall of our own ingenuity.”
John Fowles, The Tree

Brian Rathbone
“Men are fickle creatures, capable of kindness and compassion yet fascinated by the basest atrocities.”
Brian Rathbone, Call of the Herald

“All errour is prejudicial: it is by deceiving himself that man is plunged in misery. He neglected Nature; he understood not her laws; he formed gods of the most preposterous kinds: these became the sole objects of his hope, the creatures of his fear, and he trembled under these visionary deities; under the supposed influence of imaginary beings created by himself; under the terrour inspired by blocks of stone; by logs of wood; by flying fish; or else under the frowns of men, mortal as himself, whom his distempered fancy had elevated above that Nature of which alone he is capable of forming any idea.”
Baron d'Holbach

Benjamin Percy
“When she thinks of the toxins built up inside of her from so many years of eating carelessly, of the resentment that has grown steadily over fifteen years of marriage, of the stretch marks and the varicose veins that came from two pregnancies, only one of them fulfilled, she thinks the inside of her body must tell a story like a tree. Were she to break open a bone, perhaps it would look like the inside of a coffee mug - riddled with lines, stained with brown blotches.”
Benjamin Percy, The Wilding

“When it shall be desired to enlighten man, let him always have truth laid before him. Instead of kindling his imagination by the idea of those pretended goods that a future state has in reserve for him, let him be solaced, let him be succoured; or, at least, let him be permitted to enjoy the fruit of his labour; let not his substance be ravaged from him by cruel imposts; let him not be discouraged from work, by finding all his labour inadequate to support his existence, let him not be driven into that idleness that will surely lead him on to crime: let him consider his present existence, without carrying his views to that which may attend him after his death: let his industry be excited; let his talents be rewarded; let him be rendered active, laborious, beneficent, and virtuous, in the world he inhabits; let it be shown to him that his actions are capable of having an influence over his fellow men, but not on those imaginary beings located in an ideal world.”
Baron d'Holbach

Oliver Markus
“We like to romanticize the wild, raw, majestic beauty of nature. But when you take a closer look, nature is really just a giant fuckfest. That beautiful bird chirping? It's a mating call. That pretty little bird is trying to get laid. And why does the peacock have such beautiful feathers? To attract females. Because he's trying to get laid.”
Oliver Markus, Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends

“Man cannot cherish his existence any longer than life holds out charms to him: when he is wrought upon by painful sensations, or drawn by contrary impulsions, his natural tendency is deranged; he is under the necessity to follow a new route; this conducts him to his end, which it even displays to him as the most desirable good.”
Baron d'Holbach

Oliver Markus
“Only about 3 percent of animal species are monogamous. A couple of penguins, some otters and a few other oddball critters. To these select few it comes natural to mate for life and never look at another member of the opposite sex. Humans are not part of that little club. Like the other 97% of species, humans are not monogamous by nature. We just pretend that we are.”
Oliver Markus, Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends

Reid A. Ashbaucher
“Morality is totally God’s standard, and his standards and conditions are revealed to us through his written word, the Scriptures (The Bible).”
Reid A. Ashbaucher, Made in the Image of God: Understanding the Nature of God and Mankind in a Changing World

Soke Behzad Ahmadi
“A true martial artist welcomes change; He is A catalyst, A cause, A force of nature”
Soke behzad Ahmadi

“You must understand that it is not in the nature of Man to be grateful. So in whatever you or I do for others we must never expect gratitude. If we do, we will only be disappointed.”
S R Nathan

Steven Magee
“I find it very sad that by the time corporate science realizes the value of nature, that it may be too late”
Steven Magee, Solar Radiation, Global Warming and Human Disease

Steven Magee
“Be healthy by being outdoors in the natural daylight with nature!”
Steven Magee, Light Forensics

Ron Brackin
“There is no such thing as a bottomless pit. If it were bottomless, it would not be a pit. The only thing that comes close to being a bottomless pit is the intrinsic depravity of mankind.”
Ron Brackin

Immanuel Kant
“Even as to himself, a man cannot pretend to know what he is in himself from the knowledge he has by internal sensation. For as he does not as it were create himself, and does not come by the conception of himself a priori but empirically, it naturally follows that he can obtain his knowledge even of himself only by the inner sense, and consequently only through the appearances of his nature and the way in which his consciousness is affected. At the same time, beyond these characteristics of his own subject, made up of mere appearances, he must necessarily suppose something else as their basis, namely, his ego, whatever its characteristics in itself may be... Now man really finds in himself a faculty by which he distinguishes himself from everything else, even from himself as affected by objects, and that is reason. This being pure spontaneity is even elevated above the understanding. For although the latter is a spontaneity and does not, like sense, merely contain intuitions that arise when we are affected by things (and are therefore passive), yet it cannot produce from its activity any other conceptions than those which merely serve to bring the intuitions of sense under rules, and thereby to unite them in one consciousness, and without this use of the sensibility it could not think at all; whereas, on the contrary, reason shows so pure a spontaneity in the case of what I call "ideas" [Ideal Conceptions] that it thereby far transcends everything that the sensibility can give it, and exhibits its most important function in distinguishing the world of sense from that of understanding, and thereby prescribing the limits of the understanding itself.”
Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals: & the Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

Raheel Farooq
“Man is a logical machine run by the scoundrels of emotions.”
Raheel Farooq

Felix O. Hartmann
“Darkness reveals truths that no sun can bring to light, for inside the heart of man resides a beast, only tamed by the shackles of the day.”
Felix O. Hartmann, Dark Age

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you observe nature daily, it brings harmony with you and God.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

George Eliot
“You want to find out a mode of renunciation that will be an escape from pain. I tell you again, there is no such escape possible except by perverting or mutilating one's nature. What would become of me, if I tried to escape pain? Scorn and cynicism would be my only opium; unless I could fall into some kind of conceited madness, and fancy myself a favourite of Heaven because I am not a favourite with men.”
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

Marcus L. Lukusa
“A real man knows how to nurture nature and nurture himself from nature.”
Marcus L. Lukusa

“The nature of love requires a recipient one who will respond by choice to the love given”
Sunday Adelaja

Immanuel Kant
“A will whose maxims necessarily coincide with the laws of autonomy is a holy will, good absolutely. The dependence of a will not absolutely good on the principle of autonomy (moral necessitation) is obligation. This, then, cannot be applied to a holy being. The objective necessity of actions from obligation is called duty. From what has just been said, it is easy to see how it happens that, although the conception of duty implies subjection to the law, we yet ascribe a certain dignity and sublimity to the person who fulfills all his duties. There is not, indeed, any sublimity in him, so far as he is subject to the moral law; but inasmuch as in regard to that very law he is likewise a legislator, and on that account alone subject to it, he has sublimity. We have also shown above that neither fear nor inclination, but simply respect for the law, is the spring which can give actions a moral worth.”
Immanuel Kant, Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysic of Morals: & the Metaphysical Elements of Ethics

Lailah Gifty Akita
“I love the beauty of nature.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Sorry. But as Mother Nature willed, you are. If born a man, so you are. If a woman, so be it. Interchanging of genders is your will, not the Divine Will. Tomorrow you may feel like being a cuckoo, will you so become? But you're welcome to your will. As is every cuckoo.”
Fakeer Ishavardas

“Some people survive chaos and that is how they grow. And some people thrive in chaos, because chaos is all they know.”
Unknown

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