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" I like to sit in my backyard. I go out on the hammock and sit in silence and kind of meditate. Nature is calming, and it's nice to go out there and clear my head. "
" Nature is the purest thing we can touch and observe. It can be the most beautiful and also the most devastating. "
" I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet. "
" I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul... we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream. "
" 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
" If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive. "
" There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. "
R. Buckminster Fuller
" Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley. "
" It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. "
" There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish. "
" I am not a religious person myself, but I did look for nature. I had spent my first sabbatical in New York City. Looked for something different for the second one. Europe and the U.S. didn't really feel enticing because I knew them too well. So Asia it was. The most beautiful landscapes I had seen in Asia were Sri Lanka and Bali. "
" In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it. "
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
" My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. "
" Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. "
" Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth. "
" Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup. "
" The man who interprets Nature is always held in great honor. "
Zora Neale Hurston
" 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. "
" In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. "
" I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. "
" Unfortunately, it is human nature for us to only learn and grow from a place of emptiness. It's hard to learn when we are winning and on top of the world. "
" It is often my nature to be abstract, hidden in plain sight, or nowhere at all. "
" The private citizen, beset by partisan appeals for the loan of his Public Opinion, will soon see, perhaps, that these appeals are not a compliment to his intelligence, but an imposition on his good nature and an insult to his sense of evidence. "
" 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
" External nature is only internal nature writ large. "
" The roots of racism lie deep in man's nature, wounded and bruised by original sin. "
" Electrical science has disclosed to us the more intimate relation existing between widely different forces and phenomena and has thus led us to a more complete comprehension of Nature and its many manifestations to our senses. "
" Giant oak trees... have deep root systems that can extend two-and-one-half times their height. Such trees rarely are blown down regardless of how violent the storms may be. "
Joseph B. Wirthlin
" Everybody makes mistakes, but when goalkeepers make them, it is costly. That's the nature of being a goalkeeper. "
" Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. "
Rainer Maria Rilke
" Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage. "