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Quote Left The Moor—howbeit that I endure him not— Is of a constant, loving, noble nature,... Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, I'm going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that's tough. I am going to snow anyway. Quote Right
by Maya Angelou | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul. The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of Artist. Quote Right
by Edgar Allan Poe | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Nature never did betray The heart that loved her. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Look abroad through Nature's range, Nature's mighty law is change. Quote Right
by Robert Burns | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left A creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food;... Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
by Jane Austen | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see. Quote Right
by Jim Morrison | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Nature hates calculators. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together. Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Self-preservation, nature's first great law, all the creatures, except man, doth awe. Quote Right
by Andrew Marvell | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division. Quote Right
by John Ruskin | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left It is not in the nature of politics that the best men should be elected. The best men do not want to govern their fellow men Quote Right
by George MacDonald | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left O Lady! we receive but what we give, And in our life alone does Nature live: Quote Right
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The child with his sweet pranks, the fool of his senses, commanded by every sight and sound, without any power to compare and rank his sensations, abandoned to a whistle or a painted chip, to a lead dragoon, or a gingerbread dog, individualizing everything, generalizing nothing, delighted with every new thing, lies down at night overpowered by the fatigue, which this day of continual pretty madness has incurred. But Nature has answered her purpose with the curly, dimpled lunatic. She has tasked every faculty, and has secured the symmetrical growth of the bodily frame, by all these attitudes and exertions --an end of the first importance, which could not be trusted to any care less perfect than her own. Quote Right
by Ralph Waldo Emerson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left This queen will live. Nature awakes, A warmth breathes out of her. She hath not been... Quote Right
by William Shakespeare | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There is more of good nature than of good sense at the bottom of most marriages. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Cruelty is a part of nature, at least of human nature, but it is the one thing that seems unnatural to us. Quote Right
by Robinson Jeffers | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left If then a practical end must be assigned to a University course, I say it is that of training good members of society. Its art is the art of social life, and its end is fitness for the world. It neither confines its views to particular professions on the one hand, nor creates heroes or inspires genius on the other. Works indeed of genius fall under no art; heroic minds come under no rule; a University is not a birthplace of poets or of immortal authors, of founders of schools, leaders of colonies, or conquerors of nations. It does not promise a generation of Aristotles or Newtons, of Napoleons or Washingtons, of Raphaels or Shakespeares, though such miracles of nature it has before now contained within its precincts. Nor is it content on the other hand with forming the critic or the experimentalist, the economist or the engineer, though such too it includes within its scope. But a University training is the great ordinary means to an great but ordinary end; it aims at raising the intellectual tone of society, at cultivating the public mind, at purifying the national taste, at supplying true principles to popular enthusiasm and fixed aims to popular aspiration, at giving enlargement and sobriety to the ideas of the age, at facilitating the exercise of political power, and refining the intercourse of private life. It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them, and a force in urging them. Quote Right
by John Henry Newman | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time. Quote Right
by Robert Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left But words came halting forth, wanting Inventions stayInvention, Natures child, fled step-dame Studys blows...Biting my truant pen, beating myself for spite,Fool, said my Muse to me look in thy heart and write. Quote Right
by Sir Philip Sidney | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere. Quote Right
by Guillaume Apollinaire | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue. Quote Right
by Sir Philip Sidney | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Nature is commonplace. Imitation is more interesting. Quote Right
by Gertrude Stein | ...go to quote |
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