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" By nature, I'm very care-taking. There's something really beautiful about cooking for someone and feeding them. "
" The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. "
" I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence. "
" Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function. "
" Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication. "
" Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time. "
" I slow down when hiking. The rhythm of nature is more leisurely. The sun comes up, it moves across the sky, and you begin to synchronize to that rhythm. "
" I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars. "
" Forest restoration is a challenging and complex undertaking of raising young trees, transplanting them, and then cultivating them year in, year out in the face of harsh challenges of nature; it is a gigantic nature transformation project to turn all the mountains of the country into 'treasure mountains,' into 'gold mountains.' "
" The true nature of evil is that it is so very casual. "
James St. James
" People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely. "
Henry Cantwell Wallace
" There's no palette as rich as a garden. And the intensity of it - I make this statement all the time: You can't plan nature; you court her. "
" All men are by nature born equally free and independent. "
" We have much to learn by studying nature and taking the time to tease out its secrets. "
" The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle. "
Leonardo da Vinci
" I'm not into organized religion. I'm into believing in a higher source of creation, realizing we're all just part of nature. "
" The scientific observer of Nature is a kind of mystic seeker in the act of prayer. "
" 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. "
" Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations. "
" If I'm not on tour or in the studio, I'm in nature somewhere, usually some kind of ocean. Playing music has afforded me that. It's not lost on me that it's a tremendous opportunity to be able to spend your life being surrounded by nature. "
" Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. "
" Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out. "
" Nature is wont to hide herself. "
" The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. "
" The mystic cords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone, all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the angels of our nature. "
" The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. "
D. H. Lawrence
" To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug. "
" 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! "
" I was born in Karachi, where my father used to work in the sales department of a pharmaceutical company. The nature of his job required him to travel, so we moved to Athens, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, and Riyadh and then went to Manchester during the Gulf War, moving back to Lahore closer to my father's retirement. "
" When I grew up in the South, I was taught that segregation was the will of God, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that women were by nature in inferior to men, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that it was okay to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. "
John Shelby Spong
" I consider nature a vast chemical laboratory in which all kinds of composition and decompositions are formed. "