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" Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds uncertainty fascinating. "
Carl von Clausewitz
" Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature. "
" Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. "
" None of us is responsible for the complexion of his skin. This fact of nature offers no clue to the character or quality of the person underneath. "
" Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. "
" When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees. "
" Learn from me, if not by my precepts, then by my example, how dangerous is the pursuit of knowledge and how much happier is that man who believes his native town to be the world than he who aspires to be greater than his nature will allow. "
" You can't just let nature run wild. "
" A forest bird never wants a cage. "
" Nothing is farther than earth from heaven; nothing is nearer than heaven to earth. "
" One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
" Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes - every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. "
Orison Swett Marden
" Politics is the womb in which war develops. "
Carl von Clausewitz
" Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand. "
Henry David Thoreau
" I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together. "
Carl von Clausewitz
" The moon is at her full, and riding high, Floods the calm fields with light. The airs that hover in the summer sky Are all asleep tonight. "
William C. Bryant
" The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony. "
" Nature was my kindergarten. "
William Christopher Handy
" Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time. "
" The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur. "
" The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual. "
James St. James
" Our behavior toward each other is the strangest, most unpredictable, and most unaccountable of all the phenomena with which we are obliged to live. In all of nature, there is nothing so threatening to humanity as humanity itself. "
" If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. "
" The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit. "
Saint Teresa of Avila
" Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see. "
" Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral. "
" With every drop of water you drink, every breath you take, you're connected to the sea. No matter where on Earth you live. Most of the oxygen in the atmosphere is generated by the sea. "
" The moon looks upon many night flowers; the night flowers see but one moon. "
" We must use the wrath of nature as our teacher. "
" That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in Nature, all admit. "
" Corruption, embezzlement, fraud, these are all characteristics which exist everywhere. It is regrettably the way human nature functions, whether we like it or not. What successful economies do is keep it to a minimum. No one has ever eliminated any of that stuff. "