Quotes tagged with nature (3241 quotes found)

Albert Einstein
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
George Santayana
The earth has music for those who listen.
nature  # 1922
Mary Oliver
You do not have to be good.
poetry  beauty  nature  birds  shore  woods  # 1995
Sylvia Plath
I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, "This is what it is to be happy.
happiness  nature  ecstasy  # 2133
John Muir
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Lewis Carroll
I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.
Alvar Aalto
Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature.
nature  Content  Linked  # 3005
Alvar Aalto
The best standardisation committee in the world is nature herself, but in nature standardisation occurs mainly in connection with the smallest possible units: cells. The result is millions of flexible combinations in which one never encounters the stereotyped.
best  nature  Possible  # 3008
Hiam Abbass
My tendency in life is to like movies that deal with heavy stuff, but it's my nature.
life  nature  Movies  # 3115
Edward Abbey
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
nature  Amazing  dangerous  # 3235
Edward Abbey
For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
nature  Free  Black  # 3261
Tony Abbott
I think that political marriages are subject to more strain than most precisely because of the nature of politics.
nature  politics  Political  # 3504
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
In athletics there's always been a willingness to cheat if it looks like you're not cheating. I think that's just a quirk of human nature.
nature  Looks  cheating  # 3583
Peter Abelard
The Son of God took our nature, and in it took upon himself to teach us by both word and example even to the point of death, thus binding us to himself through love.
love  god  nature  # 3703
Because Mr. Mandela's early opponents invested so many resources into distorting the true nature of his advocacy, the singular historic moment millions now celebrate could have been tragically lost to guerrilla decontextualization.
nature  true  Moment  # 3795
Spencer Abraham
There was a Republican majority of the Senate, and it tempered the nature of the nominations being made.
nature  Republican  majority  # 3909