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For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.

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.
Nature understands no jesting. She is always true, always serious, always severe. She is always right, and the errors are always those of man.
There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes. By the deep sea, and music in its roars; I love not man the less, but nature more.
I've always regarded nature as the clothing of God.
You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
All that is sweet, delightful, and amiable in this world, in the serenity of the air, the fineness of seasons, the joy of light, the melody of sounds, the beauty of colors, the fragrancy of smells, the splendor our precious stones, is nothing else but Heaven breaking through the veil of this world, manifesting itself in such a degree and darting forth in such variety so much of its own nature.
The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are inseparable and inevitable. The elements have no forbearance. The fire burns, the water drowns, the air consumes, the earth buries. And perhaps it would be well for our race if the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Man were as inevitable as the punishment of crimes against the Laws of Nature --were Man as unerring in his judgments as Nature.
Lightning is the shorthand of a storm, and tells of chaos.
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.
The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
We are all murderers and prostitutes --no matter to what culture, society, class, nation one belongs, no matter how normal, moral, or mature, one takes oneself to be.
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.
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.
It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
The plastic virtues: purity, unity, and truth, keep nature in subjection.
As a profession advertising is young; as a force it is as old as the world. The first four words ever uttered, Let there be light, constitute its charter. All nature is vibrant with its impulse.
Nature... is nothing but the inner voice of self-interest.
Nature always tends to act in the simplest way.
Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.
Like Confucius of old, I am so absorbed in the wonder of the earth and the life upon it, that I cannot think of heaven and the angels.
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
Nature's law affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
What law, what reason can deny that gift so sweet, so natural that God has given a stream, a fish, a beast, a bird?
If only nature is real and if, in nature, only desire and destruction are legitimate, then, in that all humanity does not suffice to assuage the thirst for blood, the path of destruction must lead to universal annihilation.
And thus they give the time, that Nature meant for peaceful sleep and meditative snores, to ceaseless din and mindless merriment and waste of shoes and floors.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
That man's best works should be such bungling imitations of Nature's infinite perfection, matters not much; but that he should make himself an imitation, this is the fact which Nature moans over, and deprecates beseechingly. Be spontaneous, be truthful, be free, and thus be individuals! is the song she sings through warbling birds, and whispering pines, and roaring waves, and screeching winds.
Nature is a good name for an effect whose cause is God.
What a book a devil's chaplain might write on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low, and horribly cruel work of nature!
Nature, like us is sometimes caught without her diadem.
Nature, like man, sometimes weeps from gladness.
Who can explain the secret pathos of Nature's loveliness? It is a touch of melancholy inherited from our mother Eve. It is an unconscious memory of the lost Paradise. It is the sense that even if we should find another Eden, we would not be fit to enjoy it perfectly nor stay in it forever.
Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
In nature nothing can be given. All things are sold.
The rich mind lies in the sun and sleeps, and is Nature.
We fly to beauty as an asylum from the terrors of finite nature.

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