Nature Of Things Quotes

Quotes tagged as "nature-of-things" (showing 1-30 of 34)
Robin Hobb
“His absence seemed a solid thing, a burden I must carry in addition to my grief... Yet I knew I would continue to live. Sometimes that knowledge seemed the worst part of my loss.”
Robin Hobb, Golden Fool

Lois McMaster Bujold
“I wanted to give you a victory. But by their essential nature triumphs can’t be given.”
Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign

June Stoyer
“Dandelions, like all things in nature are beautiful when you take the time to pay attention to them.”
June Stoyer

Nahoko Uehashi
“But look around at this world, how perfectly it's made. Flowers can't move, yet the insects come to them and spread their pollen. Trees can't move either, but birds and animals eat their fruit and carry their seeds far and wide.”
Nahoko Uehashi, Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Lajos Egri
“Two or three million years ago, the Earth was a ball of fire, revolving arround it's own axis. It took millions of years to cool under the constant downpour of rain. The Process was slow, imperceptible, but the gradual change - transition - came to pass. Same for generation after generation of evolution on Earth.

Nature never jumps. She works in a leisurely manner, experimenting continuously. The same natural transition can be seen in man. This gradual change, transition, works every where, silently building storms and destroying soloar systems.”
Lajos Egri

Jack Gilbert
“Once she said the world was an astonishing animal: light was its spirit and noise was its mind. That it was composed to feed on honor, but did not.”
Jack Gilbert, Collected Poems

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“It is a secret which every intellectual man quickly learns, that, beyond the energy of his possessed and conscious intellect, he is capable of a new energy (as of an intellect doubled on itself), by abandonment to the nature of things; that, beside his privacy of power as an individual man, there is a great public power, on which he can draw, by unlocking, at all risks, his human doors, and suffering the ethereal tides to roll and circulate through him: then is he caught up into the life of the Universe, his speech is thunder, his thought is law, and his words are universally intelligible as the plants and animals.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A bird sings in the morning, an owl hoots at night...it's still a bloody bird.”
Oliver Reed

Erica Bauermeister
“TIME WENT ON, life with the children unfolding in its own ecosystem, small plastic toys seeming to grow up from the carpet like mushrooms, clothes falling to the floor like autumn leaves. Every once in a while she would blaze through the house and clean everything--at which point, the process would start all over.”
Erica Bauermeister, Joy for Beginners

“Even nature has hidden lessons for mankind underneath its silent saga. The trees teach us to give without discrimination, the seasons proclaim that time keeps changing for the better and the vastness of the sky bears the amount of love we should hold in our hearts for everyone we come across throughout the day.”
Sanchita Pandey, Voyage to Happiness!

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Politicians are a higher breed of men. They know that this world is ruthless and that they must live accordingly to cope with it”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Nature tells the truth as it is; it has no euphemism”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

John Green
“We are all just side effects.”
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“Consider the sunlight. You may see it is near, yet if you follow it from world to world you will never catch it in your hands. Then you may describe it as far away and, lo, you will see it just before your eyes. Follow it and, behold, it escapes you; run from it and it follows you close. You can neither possess it nor have done with it. From this example you can understand how it is with the true Nature of all things and, henceforth, there will be no need to grieve or to worry about such things.”
Huang Po, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“A politician is a man in his natural state”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“There is not a moment but preys upon you,—and upon all around you, not a moment in which you do not yourself become a destroyer. The most innocent walk deprives of life thousands of poor insects: one step destroys the fabric of the industrious ant, and converts a little world into chaos. No: it is not the great and rare calamities of the world, the floods which sweep away whole villages, the earthquakes which swallow up our towns, that affect me. My heart is wasted by the thought of that destructive power which lies concealed in every part of universal nature. Nature has formed nothing that does not consume itself, and every object near it: so that, surrounded by earth and air, and all the active powers, I wander on my way with aching heart; and the universe is to me a fearful monster, for ever devouring its own offspring.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

Andrew James Pritchard
“I enjoy load shedding in Nepal, when it allows me to witness the dancing of fireflies in the next field, and at the same time to hear children playing a chanting clapping game because there is no TV to waste their time on.”
Andrew James Pritchard

Will Bly
“Nature isn't hate.”
Will Bly, Creatures: A Collection of Short Stories

Isaac Marion
“Maybe creatures that are not like each other are supposed to hurt each other to find out which one is stronger, so that the stronger one can take the things it wants. A competition. A game. War! Sex! Football!”
Isaac Marion, The New Hunger

“Those who were known as sultans and emperors are gone to dust. Their palaces are now known as ruins. This is ultimate power and commands of nature.”
Aditya Ajmera

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The beauty of white snow, white clouds, blue sky and blue sea represent the gift of nature.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Women understand the workings of nature than men. They trust in their instincts while men consider this behavior weakness.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Godspower Oparaugo
“You need to tolerate all manner of characters for your own good because, you cannot force people to change and even if you have to, you cannot change everyone.”
Godspower Oparaugo, Wake Up

“It is in the nature of things that something when started cannot be reversed. Like getting attracted to someone. When the feelings are strong and the fire is lit then nothing can be ever reversed. So don't start the fire if you are not ready!”
Avijeet Das

“It is in the nature of things that something when started cannot be reversed. Like getting attracted to someone. When the feelings are strong and the fire is lit then nothing can be ever reversed.”
Avijeet Das

“Nature is constantly remaking you, yet you hold onto old energy through your emotions. Your mind, your thoughts, aren't physical and nature can't heal or recycle them. Only you can do that ... when you're willing to let go of them.”
Constance O'Day-Flannery, Colliding Forces

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