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" A bee is never as busy as it seems; it's just that it can't buzz any slower. "
" All the seven deadly sins are man's true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you're made to feel guilty for being human, then you're going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can't escape from. "
" The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands. "
" The communism of Karl Marx would probably be actually the best for everybody as a whole. But what he didn't figure into was human nature, and that's what corrupts it. "
" Suffering is permanent, obscure and dark, And shares the nature of infinity. "
" But who can paint like Nature? Can imagination boast, amid its gay creation, hues like hers? "
" We must realise that man's nature will remain the same so long as he remains man; that civilisation is but a slight coverlet beneath which the dominant beast sleeps lightly and ever ready to awake. To preserve civilisation, we must deal scientifically with the brute element, using only genuine biological principles. "
H. P. Lovecraft
" Nature uses as little as possible of anything. "
" Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur. "
" Cotton was a force of nature. There's a poetry to it, hoeing and growing cotton. "
B. B. King
" Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive and potentially orderly and constructive. "
" We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. "
" Nature is the glass reflecting God, as by the sea reflected is the sun, too glorious to be gazed on in his sphere. "
" One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today. "
" Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. "
" Gray skies are just clouds passing over. "
" We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality. "
" The greatest error of a man is to think that he is weak by nature, evil by nature. Every man is divine and strong in his real nature. What are weak and evil are his habits, his desires and thoughts, but not himself. "
" The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson. "
Orison Swett Marden
" Clever of me to become a critic. We critics scrutinize and show off to a higher end. For a greater good. Our manners, our tastes, our declarations are welcomed. Superior for life. Except when we're not. Except when we're dismissed or denounced as envious or petty, as derivatives and dependents by nature. Second class for life. "
" The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on Earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule. "
" I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature. "
" Earth is a flower and it's pollinating. "
" Management did not emanate from nature. Management is not a tree: it's a television set. Somebody invented it. It doesn't mean it's going to work forever. Management is great. Traditional notions of management are great if you want compliance. But if you want engagement, self-direction works better. "
" Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth. "
" Whether being battered by the surf or swimming through the gentle undulating surface of lakes, I find inspiration in the movement of water. Sometimes I think about the journey the water has traveled, reconnecting me to the larger cycles of nature. "
" The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. "
" Natural selection shaped the human brain to be drawn toward aspects of nature that enhance our survival and reproduction, like verdant landscapes and docile creatures. There is no payoff to getting the warm fuzzies in the presence of rats, snakes, mosquitoes, cockroaches, herpes simplex and the rabies virus. "
" Nature was my kindergarten. "
William Christopher Handy
" I think we are bound to, and by, nature. We may want to deny this connection and try to believe we control the external world, but every time there's a snowstorm or drought, we know our fate is tied to the world around us. "
" For me, to find a place that doesn't have an organized tour going to it is becoming more and more difficult. A lot of times it involves danger of a political nature - places where the adventure-travel trips can't go because they can't get any liability insurance. "