Custom is second nature.
Custom is second nature.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Compassion is a call, a demand of nature, to relieve the unhappy as hunger is a natural call for food.
For neither life nor nature cares if justice is ever done or not.
Each of us has a very rich nature and can look at things objectively, from a distance, and at the same time can have something more personal to say about them. I am trying to look at the world, and at myself, from many different points of view. I think many poets have this duality.
Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
Love of man for woman – love of woman for man. That’s the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
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!
There is nothing more corrupting, nothing more destructive of the noblest and finest feelings of our nature, than the exercise of unlimited power.
Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense.
It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
We trifle when we assign limits to our desires, since nature hath set none.
Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are dead.
To bare our souls is all we ask, to give all we have to life and the beings surrounding us. Here the nature spirits are intense and we appreciate them, make offerings to them – these nature spirits who call us here – sealing our fate with each other, celebrating our love.
To enter by reason means to realize the essence through instruction and to believe that all living things share the same true nature, which isn’t apparent because it’s shrouded by sensation and delusion.
Call it Nature, Fate, Fortune all these are names of the one and selfsame God.
We must make it an imperative duty of our government to protect the gifts which Nature has bestowed on America and to insure the maintenance of a clean, healthy, wholesome environment for our people.
There’s a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it’s being staged then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience.
Loki in ‘Thor’ is the most incredible springboard into a sort of excavation of the darker aspects of human nature. So that was thrilling, coming back knowing that I’d built the boat and now I could set sail into choppier waters.
Airplane travel is nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo.
The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past.
Great art picks up where nature ends.
A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
I think most artists create out of despair. The very nature of creation is not a performing glory on the outside, it’s a painful, difficult search within.
The chief ingredients in the composition of those qualities that gain esteem and praise, are good nature, truth, good sense, and good breeding.
Marriage is nature’s way of keeping us from fighting with strangers.
As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.
I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
A committee is organic rather than mechanical in its nature: it is not a structure but a plant. It takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts, and dies, scattering the seed from which other committees will bloom in their turn.
Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light every eye, looking on, finds its own.