Quotes on nature


Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.

~ A Bartlett Giamatti

In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.

~ Bertrand Russell

If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.

~ Frank Herbert

We do not know the true value of our moments until they have undergone the test of memory.

~ Georges Duhamel

Every quotation contributes something to the stability or enlargement of the language.

~ Samuel Johnson

Science has to be understood in its broadest sense, as a method for comprehending all observable reality, and not merely as an instrument for acquiring specialized knowledge.

~ Alexis Carrel

What passes for optimism is most often the effect of an intellectual error.

~ Raymond Claud Ferdinan Aron

Though there are very many nations all over the earth, ...there are no more than two kinds of human society, which we may justly call two cities, ...one consisting of those who live according to man, the other of those who live according to God ....To the City of Man belong the enemies of God, ...so inflamed with hatred against the City of God.

~ Saint Augustine

No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there-well or poorly.

~ Joseph Brodsky

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