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In the end of five years I made supplication to the king to go out of this land, desiring to see my poor wife and children according to conscience and nature.

Tags: End, Wife  ✍ Author: William Adams

To be perfectly just is an attribute of the divine nature; to be so to the utmost of our abilities, is the glory of man.

Tags: Divine, Glory  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.

Tags: Greatest, Human  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.

Tags: Good, Truth  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress.

Tags: Lady, Variable  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.

Tags: Age, Sun  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.

Tags: Humanity, Life  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Men may change their climate, but they cannot change their nature. A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.

Tags: Change, Men  ✍ Author: Joseph Addison

Nothing gives us greater pride than the importance of India's scientific and engineering colleges, or the army of Indian scientists at organizations such as Microsoft and NASA. Our temples are not the god-encrusted shrines of Varanasi, but Western scientific institutions like Caltech and MIT, and magazines like 'Nature' and 'Scientific American.'

Tags: American, Pride  ✍ Author: Aravind Adiga

The science of the mind can only have for its proper goal the understanding of human nature by every human being, and through its use, brings peace to every human soul.

Tags: Peace, Science  ✍ Author: Alfred Adler

Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us.

Tags: Body, Mind  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Married love between man and woman is bigger than oaths guarded by right of nature.

Tags: Love, Woman  ✍ Author: Sade Adu

Study nature, not books.

Tags: Books, Study  ✍ Author: Louis Agassiz

The study of Nature is intercourse with the Highest Mind. You should never trifle with Nature.

Tags: Mind, Study  ✍ Author: Louis Agassiz

When I first began to combine letters other than Hebrew, I read every book in German that came my way, and from these I certainly received according to the nature of my soul.

Tags: Book, Soul  ✍ Author: Shmuel Yosef Agnon

I'm a big believer in human nature.

Tags: Big, Human  ✍ Author: Robert Agostinelli

I'm experimental by nature... always exploring my creativity.

Tags: Creativity, Exploring  ✍ Author: Christina Aguilera

I was really glad to meet Jane Clark because it did give me an insight. I couldn't imagine what kind of woman she was. I was hugely impressed by her energy, straightforward nature and enthusiasm for life.

Tags: Life, Woman  ✍ Author: Jenny Agutter

Global equations undergo changes, this is their nature.

Tags: Changes, Global  ✍ Author: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things.

Tags: Humanity, Photograph  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit.

Tags: Great, History  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.

Tags: Space, Sunrise  ✍ Author: Ansel Adams

All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.

Tags: America, Ignorance  ✍ Author: John Adams

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.

Tags: Law, Power  ✍ Author: Samuel Adams

Gossip is nature's telephone.

Tags: Gossip, Telephone  ✍ Author: Sholom Aleichem
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Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.

Tags: Art, God  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

Nature is the art of God.

Tags: Art, God  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.

Tags: Meditation, Practice  ✍ Author: Muhammad Ali

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

Tags: God, Hard  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.

Tags: Once, Time  ✍ Author: Woody Allen

I am two with nature.

 ✍ Author: Woody Allen

As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.

Tags: Power, Sex  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Whatever is received is received according to the nature of the recipient.

Tags: According, Whatever  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

By nature all men are equal in liberty, but not in other endowments.

Tags: Liberty, Men  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

All men by nature desire knowledge.

Tags: Knowledge, Men  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Tags: Marvelous  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Man is by nature a political animal.

Tags: Animal, Political  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

Tags: Another, May  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Nature does nothing in vain.

Tags: Vain  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.

Tags: Eyes, Soul  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.

Tags: Another, Enough  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

Tags: Against, Moral  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

Tags: History, Poetry  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

Tags: Human, Passion  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

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.

Tags: Deep, Human  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

To insult someone we call him 'bestial. For deliberate cruelty and nature, 'human' might be the greater insult.

Tags: Human, Someone  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.

Tags: Contrary, Miracles  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.

Tags: Cannot, Good  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.

Tags: Bear, Happens  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.

Tags: Change, Else  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.

Tags: Death, Else  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature.

Tags: Death, Secret  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.

Tags: Good, Time  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

Observe constantly that all things take place by change, and accustom thyself to consider that the nature of the Universe loves nothing so much as to change the things which are, and to make new things like them.

Tags: Change, Place  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.

Tags: Happiness, Life  ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

They are much to be pitied who have not been given a taste for nature early in life.

Tags: Early, Life  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.

Tags: Human, Young  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

Tags: Fine, Perfect  ✍ Author: Jane Austen

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

Tags: Life, Mind  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

Tags: Deep, Understand  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.

Tags: Beauty, Living  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature's most beautiful gift.

Tags: Beautiful, Joy  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us.

Tags: Percent, Revealed  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

It stands to the everlasting credit of science that by acting on the human mind it has overcome man's insecurity before himself and before nature.

Tags: Insecurity, Science  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction because of the variety of factors in operation, not because of any lack of order in nature.

Tags: Beyond, Order  ✍ Author: Albert Einstein

Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.

Tags: Fact, Miracles  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.

Tags: Men, Power  ✍ Author: C. S. Lewis

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.

Tags: Best, Perhaps  ✍ Author: Eleanor Roosevelt

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

Tags: Grass, Welcome  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

Tags: Life, Men  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Tags: Cannot, Sunshine  ✍ Author: Helen Keller

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

Tags: Forget, Hair  ✍ Author: Khalil Gibran

Sex is a part of nature. I go along with nature.

Tags: Along, Sex  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.

Tags: Friend, God  ✍ Author: Mother Teresa

He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

Tags: Content, Wealth  ✍ Author: Ronald Reagan

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.

Tags: Character, Strong  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.

Tags: Great, Men  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

Tags: Makes, Whole  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.

Tags: Strange, Time  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

Tags: Good, Life  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.

Tags: Loser, Peace  ✍ Author: William Shakespeare

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Tags: Grow, Strong  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God. Observe the stars, millions of them, twinkling in the night sky, all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.

Tags: God, Night  ✍ Author: Meher Baba

It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.

Tags: Distance, Line  ✍ Author: Ibrahim Babangida

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.

Tags: Butterfly, End  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

Having experienced personally and through my family the tragedy of Chile is something always present in my memory. I do not want events of that nature ever to happen again, and I have dedicated an important part of my life to ensuring that and to the reunion of all Chileans.

Tags: Family, Life  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

I took a gamble to exercise leadership without losing my feminine nature.

Tags: Leadership, Losing  ✍ Author: Michelle Bachelet

Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

Tags: Obeyed  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Nature is often hidden, sometimes overcome, seldom extinguished.

Tags: Often, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

Tags: Cannot, Her  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience.

Tags: Experience, Perfect  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding.

Tags: Greater, Times  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more a man's nature runs to, the more ought law to weed it out.

Tags: Justice, Revenge  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

The being without an opinion is so painful to human nature that most people will leap to a hasty opinion rather than undergo it.

Tags: Human, Opinion  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.

Tags: Greatest, Pain  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

The skull is nature's sculpture.

Tags: Sculpture, Skull  ✍ Author: David Bailey

It is a sign of a dull nature to occupy oneself deeply in matters that concern the body; for instance, to be over much occupied about exercise, about eating and drinking, about easing oneself, about sexual intercourse.

Tags: Body, Exercise  ✍ Author: David Bailey

Art is man's nature; nature is God's art.

Tags: Art, God  ✍ Author: Philip James Bailey

I have a lot of different stages in my life when training has been easy or hard. Now, it seems that I have been training for so long that it has become almost second nature to me.

Tags: Hard, Life  ✍ Author: Oksana Baiul

Sensitive, responsive, eagerly welcomed everywhere, the drama, holding the mirror up to nature, by laughter and by tears reveals to mankind the world of men.

Tags: Laughter, Men  ✍ Author: George Pierce Baker

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