Laws Of Nature Quotes

Laws Of Nature Quotes by Charles Henry Parkhurst, Richard P. Feynman, Mahatma Gandhi, Charles Sanders Peirce, Brian Ellis, Galileo Galilei and many others.

Laws of Nature are God’s thoughts thinking themselves out in the orbs and the tides.
Charles Henry Parkhurst
One cannot understand… the universality of laws of nature, the relationship of things, without an understanding of mathematics. There is no other way to do it.
Richard P. Feynman
We are less than atoms, I say, because the atom obeys the law of its being, whereas we in the insolence of our ignorance deny the law of nature. But I have no argument to address to those who have no faith.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is certain that the only hope of retroductive reasoning ever reaching the truth is that there may be some natural tendency toward an agreement between the ideas which suggest themselves to the human mind and those which are concerned in the laws of nature.
Charles Sanders Peirce
For the religious, passivism [i.e., objects are obedient to the laws of nature] provides a clear role of God as the author of the laws of nature. If the laws of nature are God’s commands for an essentially passive world …, God also has the power to suspend the laws of nature, and so perform miracles.
Brian Ellis
The laws of nature are written by the hand of God in the language of mathematics.
Galileo Galilei
Anyone who thinks impressions of old movie actors is funny absolutely cannot be trusted. I think it’s like a law of nature.
Stephen King
All knives and forks were working away at a rate that was quite alarming; very few words were spoken; and everybody seemed to eat his utmost, in self defence, as if a famine were expected to set in before breakfast-time to-morrow morning, and it had become high time to assert the first law of nature.
Charles Dickens
Mathematics, the non-empirical science par excellence . . . the science of sciences, delivering the key to those laws of nature and the universe which are concealed by appearances.
Hannah Arendt
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Rachel Carson
We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies – it is the first law of nature.
Certainty always produces questions, uncertainty statements. It is a balancing law of nature.
Djuna Barnes
My feeling is that scientific method has the power to account for and interlink all phenomena in the universe, including its origin, using the laws of nature. But that still leaves the laws unexplained.
Paul Davies
Self-defense is a part of the law of nature;
nor can it be denied the community,
even against the king himself.
William Barclay
Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving.
Mahatma Gandhi
Science, as long as it limits itself to the descriptive study of the laws of nature, has no moral or ethical quality and this applies to the physical as well as the biological sciences.
Ernst Boris Chain
The closest thing to a law of nature in business is that form has an affinity for expense, while substance has an affinity for income.
Dee Hock
If language is to be of any use to us, then we ought to try and preserve the meaning of words, and ‘god’ historically has not meant the laws of nature.
Steven Weinberg
This speaker reminds me of my childhood in Budapest. There were gypsy magicians who came to town to entertain us children. But as I recollect, there was one important difference: the gypsy only seemed to violate the laws of nature, he never really violated them!
Theodore von Karman
The rules of the game are what we call the laws of nature.
Thomas Huxley
Education is the instruction of the intellect in the laws of Nature.
Thomas Huxley
The good of the people must be the great purpose of government. By the laws of nature and of reason, the governors are invested with power to that end. And the greatest good of the people is liberty. It is to the state what health is to the individual.
Denis Diderot
There is no justice in the laws of nature, no term for fairness in the equations of motion. The Universe is neither evil, nor good, it simply does not care. The stars don’t care, or the Sun, or the sky. But they don’t have to! WE care! There IS light in the world, and it is US!
Eliezer Yudkowsky
The law of nature instructs most animals to cherish and educate their infant progeny. The law of reason inculcates to the human species the returns of filial piety.
Edward Gibbon
There ain’t no justice, laws of nature rule this land. Better hide your horses, bury your whiskey.
Toby Keith
[The aim of science is] to explain what so far has taken to be an explicans, such as a law of nature. The task of empirical science constantly renews itself. We may go on forever, proceeding to explanations of a higher and higher universality.
Karl Popper
In the supposed state of nature, all men are equally bound by the laws of nature, or to speak more properly, the laws of the Creator.
If I deny the existence of a God – if I deny the idea of a gold paved city with pearly walls and jasper gates somewhere out of knowledge and space and prefer to die and to trust the unfaltering laws of nature – if, in plain words I don’t want to go to heaven, whose business is it but my own?
Etta Semple
Life works on strange laws of nature (Karma). One never knows when a friend turns enemy & vice-versa. Rely on your Self; self-reliance
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
That is good. It is a law of nature. That is the way with all founders of religion. Without persecution superior ideas cannot penetrate into the heart of society.
Swami Vivekananda
It is a law of nature that you must do difficult things to gain strength and power. As with working out, after a while you make the connection between doing difficult things and the benefits you get from doing them, and you come to look forward to doing these difficult things.
Ray Dalio
Economics is not politics. One is a science, concerned with the immutable and constant laws of nature that determine the production and distribution of wealth; the other is the art of ruling.
Frank Chodorov
My origami creations, in accordance with the laws of nature, require the use of geometry, science, and physics. They also encompass religion, philosophy, and biochemistry. Overall, I want you to discover the joy of creation by your own handthe possibility of creation from paper is infinite.
Akira Yoshizawa
[P]erfect freedom consists in obeying the dictates of right reason, and submitting to natural law. When a man goes beyond or contrary to the law of nature and reason, he . . . introduces confusion and disorder into society . . . [thus] where licentiousness begins, liberty ends.
Samuel West
The liberty of man consists solely in this, that he obeys the laws of nature because he has himself recognized them as such, and not because they have been imposed upon him externally by any foreign will whatsoever, human or divine, collective or individual.
Mikhail Bakunin
I set out on this ground which I suppose to be self-evident, that the earth belongs in usufruct to the living. . . . We seem not to perceive that, by the law of nature, one generation is to another as one independent nation is to another. . . . The earth belongs always to the living generations.
Thomas Jefferson
My feeling is religious insofar as I am imbued with the consciousness of the insufficiency of the human mind to understand more deeply the harmony of the Universe which we try to formulate as “laws of nature”.
Albert Einstein
Part of knowing how to think is knowing how the laws of nature shape the world around us. Without that knowledge, without that capacity to think, you can easily become a victim of people who seek to take advantage of you.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
It is people who are the objects of globalization and at the same time its subjects. What also follows logically from this is that globalization is not a law of nature, but rather a process set in train by people.
Tarja Halonen
It is indeed the boundary of life, beyond which we are not to pass; which the law of nature has pitched for a limit not to be exceeded.
Michel de Montaigne
Remember that your dominating focus attracts, through a definite law of nature, by the shortest and most convenient route, their physical counterpart. Be careful of what you focus on.
Napoleon Hill
Living in the world without insight into the hidden laws of nature is like not knowing the language of the country in which one was born.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
All men are, or ought to be free, possessing unalienable rights, and the high and noble qualifications of the laws of nature and of self-preservation, to think, and act, and say as they please, while they maintain a due respect to the rights and privileges of all other creatures, infringing upon none.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.
Ethan Allen
Progress, progress is the law of nature; under God it shall be our eternal guiding star.
Booker T. Washington
Personally, I think it’s a good way to let a child start right in with the laws of Nature before he’s old enough to be surprised at them.
Phyllis Bottome
There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity – the law of nature and of nations.
Edmund Burke
Our friendships hurry to short and poor conclusions, because we have made them a texture of wine and dreams, instead of the toughfibre of the human heart. The laws of friendship are austere and eternal, of one web with the laws of nature and of morals.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our goal in science is to discover universal laws of nature. If one’s faith requires one to abandon or ignore natural laws, well, that person is going to have trouble reconciling religion and science. Otherwise, there is no any conflict.
Bill Nye
The American Beauty Rose can be produced in the splendor and fragrance which bring cheer to its beholder only by sacrificing the early buds which grow up around it. This is not an evil tendency in business. It is merely the working-out of a law of nature and a law of God.
John D. Rockefeller
The law of nature gives a man the right to defend himself when he’s attacked. And God’s law itself gives a man the right to defend himself when he’s attacked.
Malcolm X
In our advanced technological age, most people deny the possibility of miracles…. Miracles don’t happen, we are told, because they contravene the laws of nature and worse, they sound religious! Yet we live and move in a sea of miracle.
James Brown
If you’re smart or rich or lucky
Maybe you’ll beat the laws of man
But the inner laws of spirit
And the outer laws of nature
No man can
Joni Mitchell
But assuming the same premises, to wit, that all men are equal by the law of nature and of nations, the right of property in slaves falls to the ground; for one who is equal to another cannot be the owner or property of that other.
William H. Seward
Laws of nature don’t know they are “fixed.” That’s a human pattern seeking description that comes out of our need to survive. It isn’t an objective description of anything.
Frank Schaeffer
There are laws of nature – of course there are – even if they don’t exist in some sort of bizarre Platonic Heaven.
L.A. Paul
It seems to be a law of nature, inflexible and inexorable, that those who will not risk cannot win.
John Paul Jones
Painting is a science pursued as an enquiry into the laws of nature…Observation is considered the key to natural science.
Bridget Riley
Don’t ask God to change the laws of nature for you.
Nachman of Breslov
I mean, if a person acts irresponsibly in his own life, he will pay the consequences. And it’s not so much divine retribution as it’s built into the law of nature.
Pat Robertson
If God is real, and I believe he is, then he is outside of nature. He is, therefore, not limited by the laws of nature in the way that we are.
Francis Collins
Cats do not abide by the laws of nature.
Charlie Day
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.
Albert Einstein
The practice of Transcendental Meditation creates a natural situation in the mind so that the mind entertains right thoughts, useful thoughts, thoughts that are cherished by nature and whose fulfillment is worked out by all the laws of nature.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
What is toleration? It is the prerogative of humanity. We are all steeped in weaknesses and errors: Let us forgive one another’s follies, it is the first law of nature.
Deep within the human constitution lie written laws of nature that should guide man in the conduct of his life.
Herbert M. Shelton
The fundamental law of nature is to not know too much about yourself.
Damon Lindelof
If the universe had a beginning, its beginning, by the very condition of the cases, was supernatural; the laws of Nature cannot account for their own origin.
John Stuart Mill
Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature!
George Bernard Shaw
But it is just this characteristic of simplicity in the laws of nature hitherto discovered which it would be fallacious to generalize, for it is obvious that simplicity has been a part cause of their discovery, and can, therefore, give no ground for the supposition that other undiscovered laws are equally simple.
Bertrand Russell
It is a kind of law of nature. The goal one aims for can rarely be reached by a direct road.
Konosuke Matsushita
Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
Izaak Walton
There are no laws of nature; there are habits of nature.
David Wolfe
To think that the ruler of the universe will run to my assistance and bend the laws of nature for me is the height of arrogance. That implies that everyone else (such as the opposing football team, driver, student, parent) is de-selected, unfavored by God, and that I am special,above it all.
Dan Barker
I think the existence of zombies would contradict certain laws of nature in our world. It seems to be a law of nature, in our world, that when you get a brain of a certain character you get consciousness going along with it.
David Chalmers
What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
I can tell you for sure: people who are at their peak right now will not sustain that. You can’t. It’s against the law of nature.
Bryan Cranston
There can be no prescription old enough to supersede the Law of Nature and the grant of God Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make themselves so, if they please.
James Otis
It is just as foolish to complain that people are selfish and treacherous as it is to complain that the magnetic field does not increase unless the electric field has a curl. Both are laws of nature.
John von Neumann
Above, far above the prejudices and passions of men soar the laws of nature. Eternal and immutable, they are the expression of the creative power they represent what is, what must be, what otherwise could not be. Man can come to understand the: he is incapable of changing them.
Vilfredo Pareto
But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves. It would be sufficient, then, to reply, that this constitutional recognition must be void, because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations.
William H. Seward
We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
Edmund Burke
A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined.
David Hume
All the laws of Nature exist inside us, and if we don’t find them inside ourselves we will never find them outside.
Samael Aun Weor
Our goal in science is to discover universal laws of nature. That pursuit fills me with wonder.
Bill Nye
The Laws of Nature are the Laws of God, Whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth. A legislature must not obstruct our obedience to Him from whose punishment they cannot protect us. All human constitutions which contradict His laws, we are in conscience bound to disobey.
George Mason
The forces of things, the beings of the Universe, interpenetrate, divide and unite themselves according to eternal laws. But the laws of Nature are, to speak after the manner of men, Thoughts of God, in which all lives, that is to say, He is.
Heinrich Zschokke
The laws of nature are constructed in such a way as to make the universe as interesting as possible.
Freeman Dyson
The fact of progress is written plain and large on the page of history; but progress is not a law of nature.
H. A. L. Fisher
I deem it established, then, that the Constitution does not recognize property in man, but leaves that question, as between the states, to the law of nature and of nations.
William H. Seward
Our human bodies are miracles, not because they defy laws of nature, but precisely because they obey them.
Harold S. Kushner
Marriage is an institution fits in perfect harmony with the laws of nature; whereas systems of slavery and segregation were designed to brutally oppress people and thereby violated the laws of nature.
Jack Kingston
Painting is a science, and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, may not landscape painting be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but the experiments?
John Constable
Peace and solidarity in Europe is not a law of nature. It requires caring, effort and perseverance
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
Man must necessarily be subject to the laws of his Creator. This will of his Maker is called the Law of Nature. This Law of Nature is superior to any other. No human laws are of any validity if contrary to this.
William Blackstone
Those reliable axioms about the taste and expectations of the mass movie audience are not so much laws of nature as artifacts of corporate strategy. And the lessons derived from them conveniently serve to strengthen a status quo that increasingly marginalizes risk, originality and intelligence.
A. O. Scott
It is the law of nature that woman should be held under the dominance of man.
Daughters hate their mothers; I think it’s the law of nature. But you know what? Then they come back.
It is an enduring truth, which can never be altered, that every infraction of the Law of nature must carry its punitive consequences with it. We can never get beyond that range of cause and effect.
Thomas Troward
If people do not revere the Law of Nature It will adversely affect them. If they accept It with knowledge and reverence, It will accommodate them with balance and harmony.
Since the Fall, man had accepted labor as a penance and for its power to work redemption. It was not a law of nature which forced man to work, but the effect of a curse.
Michel Foucault
My God, but what do I care about the laws of nature and arithmatic if for some reason these laws and two times two is four are not to my liking?
Fyodor Dostoevsky
What the ordinary person means by a ‘miracle’ is some gross distortion or suspension of the laws of nature… but life itself strikes him as commonplace, when in truth a blade of grass or a neuron in the brain is a greater miracle.
Sydney J. Harris
Deism is logically compatible with evolutionary theory for the simple reason that the theory says nothing about the origin of the universe or of the laws of nature.
Elliott Sober
True works of art are a manifestation of the higher laws of nature.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
[It is] useful to know the laws of nature – for that enables us to obey them. To act otherwise would be to rise in revolt against heaven.
Adolf Hitler
If we knew all the laws of Nature, we should need only fact, or the description of one actual phenomenon, to infer all the particular results at that point.
Henry David Thoreau
The accidental prescriptions of authority, when time has procured them veneration, are often confounded with the laws of nature, and those rules are supposed coeval with reason, of which the first rise cannot be discovered.
Samuel Johnson
Money never made any man rich, but his mind. He that can order himself to the law of nature, is not only without the sense, but the fear of poverty.
Ben Jonson
It seems like the first law of Nature is that everybody likes to receive things, but nobody likes to feel grateful.
Zora Neale Hurston
Order is the law of nature, the universal trend, the cosmic direction. If time is an arrow, that arrow points toward order. The future is pattern, organization, union, intensification; the past, randomness, confusion, disintegration, dissipation.
Alan Lightman
Men being born with a title to perfect freedom and uncontrolled enjoyment of all the rights and privileges of the law of nature. No one can be put out of his estate and subjected to the political view of another, without his consent.
William Penn
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.
Henry Adams
I think that some “interventionist theisms” are compatible with evolutionary theory. (By “intervention,” I don’t mean that God violates laws of nature; I mean that God affects what happens in nature in ways that are additional to the ones that deism recognizes.)
Elliott Sober
Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and is given him by the Author
Thomas Jefferson
To think that the ruler of the universe will run to my assistance and bend the laws of nature for me is the height of arrogance.
Dan Barker
Of course you cannot free yourself from the laws of nature; but the laws of nervous systems are not the same as the physical laws.
Mario Bunge
Cosmologists have attempted to account for the day-to-day laws you find in textbooks in terms of fundamental ‘superlaws,’ but the superlaws themselves must still be accepted as brute facts. So maybe the ultimate laws of nature will always be off-limits to science.
Paul Davies
A Law of Nature, (Lex Naturalis) is a Precept, or general Rule, found out by Reason, by which a man is forbidden to do, that, which is destructive of his life, or taketh away the means of preserving the same; and to omit, that, by which he thinketh it may be best preserved.
Thomas Hobbes
We must stop viewing ourselves as separate and disconnected from the rest of life, as if we are a special case and the laws of nature or karma do not apply to us.
Sharon Gannon
If you violate Nature’s laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
Luther Burbank
The law of nature is alternation for evermore. Each electrical state superinduces the opposite.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I undertake my scientific research with the confident assumption that the earth follows the laws of nature which God established at creation. … My studies are performed with the confidence that God will not capriciously confound scientific results by “slipping in” a miracle.
James W. Skehan
Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.
Antonio Gaudi
If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment.
Henri Poincare
It is a question of fact, whether the influence of motives be fixed by laws of nature, so that they shall always have the same effect in the same circumstances.
Thomas Reid
The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.
Dave Smalley
One curious result of this inertia, which deserves to rank among the fundamental ‘laws’ of nature, is that when a discovery has finally won tardy recognition it is usually found to have been anticipated, often with cogent reasons and in great detail.
F. C. S. Schiller
I was very strenuous for retaining and insisting on it [law of nature], as a resource to which we might be driven by Parliament much sooner than we were aware.
John Adams
The first day of the brand new calendar year is an empowered time to psychologically unwind to mentally find own life charged emotionally with a refined energy & enthusiasm to create a beautiful growth paradigm within the physically defined laws of nature and the rules of the game called life.
It can seem an amazing fact that laws of nature keep on holding, that the frame of nature does not fall apart.
Simon Blackburn
If people deny free will, then when ordering at a restaurant they should say, “Just bring me whatever the laws of nature have determined that I will get.”
Nancy Pearcey
Our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction of humanity’s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature
Naomi Klein
Throughout history, every period of enlightenment has been accompanied by darkness, pushing in opposition. Such are laws of nature and balance.
Dan Brown
The laws of nature may be operative up to a certain limit, beyond which they turn against themselves to give birth to the absurd.
Albert Camus
According to a charming law of nature which is evident even in the most sophisticated societies, we live in complete ignorance of whatever we love.
Marcel Proust
I am not going to claim that modern anarchism has any direct relation to Roman jurisprudence; but I do claim that it has its basis in the laws of nature rather than in the state of nature.
Herbert Read
It is absolutely impossible to transcend the laws of nature. What can change in historically different circumstances is only the form in which these laws expose themselves.
Karl Marx
Deism claims that God creates the universe and the laws of nature and then is hands-off, with everything that subsequently happens in nature being due to natural processes.
Elliott Sober
Sociability is as much a law of nature as mutual struggle. Mutual aid is as much a law of animal life as mutual struggle.
Peter Kropotkin
Life is a terrible conflict, a grandiose and atrocious confluence. Hunting submerges man deliberately in that formidable mystery and therefore contains something of religious rite and emotion in which homage is paid to what is divine, transcendent, and in the laws of Nature.
Jose Ortega y Gasset
Mathematicians also make terrible salesmen. Physicists can discover the same thing as a mathematician and say ‘We’ve discovered a great new law of nature. Give us a billion dollars.’ And if it doesn’t change the world, then they say, ‘There’s an even deeper thing. Give us another billion dollars.’
Gian-Carlo Rota
When you become content in life, you gain the power to bless others. This is the law of nature.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
The law of attraction is a law of nature. It is as impartial and impersonal as the law of gravity is. It is precise and it is exact
Rhonda Byrne
I don’t know – too much about Robert Williams tactics, but if he was trying to defend himself, he was within his God-given rights and within – and he was also within his natural right, because first law of nature is self-preservation.
Malcolm X
But in every matter the consensus of opinion among all nations is to be regarded as the law of nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
To be an artist you must learn the laws of nature.
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
The physicist who states a law of nature with the aid of a mathematical formula is abstracting a real feature of a real material world, even if he has to speak of numbers, vectors, tensors, state-functions, or whatever to make the abstraction.
Hilary Putnam
[We should] suspend our belief of every tale that deviates from the laws of nature and the character of man.
Edward Gibbon
The whole body of what is now called moral or ethical truth existed in the golden age as abstract science. Or, if we prefer, we may say that the laws of Nature are the purest morality.
Henry David Thoreau
… it is impossible to explain honestly the beauties of the laws of nature in a way that people can feel, without their having some deep understanding of mathematics. I am sorry, but this seems to be the case.
Richard P. Feynman
Man is a product of nature, a part of the Universe. The Universe is operated under exact natural laws. Man is a product of millions of years of evolution. He adapts himself to the laws of nature or he perishes.
James Hervey
Economists suffer from a deep psychological disorder that I call ‘physics envy’. We wish that 99 percent of economic behavior could be captured by three simple laws of nature. In fact, economists have 99 laws that capture 3 percent of behavior. Economics is a uniquely human endeavor.
Andrew Lo
War is often described as a law of nature-this is not true: Among the lower animals, war is unknown.
Aldous Huxley
To expect to increase prices and then to maintain them at a higher level by means of a plan which must of necessity increase production while decreasing consumption is to fly in the face of an economic law as well established as any law of nature.
Calvin Coolidge
Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws.
William Blackstone
No law of nature, however general, has been established all at once; its recognition has always been preceded by many presentiments.
Dmitri Mendeleev
We live in an in-between universe where things change all right…but according to patterns, rules, or as we call them, laws of nature.
Carl Sagan
The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth.
George Mason
Greenspan’s eventual explanation for the growing gap between stock prices and actual productivity was that, fortuitously, the laws of nature had changed — humanity had reached a happy stage of history where bullshit could be used as rocket fuel.
Matt Taibbi
The first and fundamental law of Nature, which is, to seek peace and follow it.
Thomas Hobbes
It does not say in the Bible that all laws of nature are expressible linearly!
Enrico Fermi
The laws of nature are the rules according to which the effects are produced; but there must be a cause which operates according to these rules. The laws of navigation never navigated a ship. The rules of architecture never built a house.
Thomas Reid
These idle disputants overlooked the invariable laws of nature, which have connected peace with innocence, plenty with industry, and safety with valour.
Edward Gibbon
Laws of nature are human inventions, like ghosts. Laws of logic, or mathematics are also human inventions, like ghosts. The whole blessed thing is a human invention, including the idea that it isn’t a human invention.
Robert M. Pirsig
Every man has by the law of nature a right to such a waste portion of the earth as is necessary for his subsistence.
Thomas More
One of our greatest assets is that all men aspire to be equal and free. This fact haunts the rulers of the Kremlin today for even they cannot change this law of nature and they know it. It is up to us, not only by example but by positive acts, to make the most of this driving force within mankind.
Allen Dulles
God is infinite; and the laws of nature, like nature itself, are finite. These methods of working, therefore, – which correspond to the physical element in us, – do not exhaust His agency. There is a boundless residue of disengaged energy beyond.
James Martineau
The laws of nature are structured so that we grow and change, and get to experience the full spectrum of biological existence.
Robert Lanza
That part of his body was simply uncontrollable, apparently functioning in accordance to a single law of nature: She existed–he got a hard-on.
Karen Marie Moning
There is no such thing as political science, but there are tenancies so strong that they might as well be called laws of nature.
Jeff Greenfield
Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas. … [By seeking] logical beauty spiritual formulas are discovered necessary for the deeper penetration into the laws of nature.
Albert Einstein
I am a musician. I didn’t know I would be so when I was young. I do know that I have always heard music in my head that I wasn’t hearing somewhere else and I ‘needed’ this music. And obedient to the laws of nature, I created into this vacuum.
Jane Siberry
Magic speaks to the child in all of us. No matter how sophisticated we become, there’s still a part of us who wants to believe in an alternative reality, where we can defy the laws of nature.
Criss Angel
According to the law of nature it is only fair that no one should become richer through damages and injuries suffered by another.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Simplicity is the law of Nature for man as well as for flowers. When the tapestry (corolla) of the nuptial bed (calyx) is excessive, luxuriant, it is unproductive. The fertile flowers are single, not double.
Henry David Thoreau
It may be appropriate to quote a statement of Poincare, who said (partly in jest no doubt) that there must be something mysterious about the normal law since mathematicians think it is a law of nature whereas physicists are convinced that it is a mathematical theorem.
Henri Poincare
We seek an understanding of the laws of nature and of our particular universe in which everything makes sense to us. We do not want to be reduced to accepting the strange features of our universe as brute facts.
Sean M. Carroll
By the law of nature, there is no pleasure in suffering; but divine love, when it reigns in a heart, makes it take delight in its sufferings.
Alphonsus Liguori
The partisan wants to change the law, the criminal break it; the anarch wants neither. He is not for or against the law. While not acknowledging the law, he does try to recognize it like the laws of nature, and he adjusts accordingly.
Ernst Junger
You’re born absolutely free except for laws of nature, if you drink you get drunk, that’s a law, if you get old you die, that’s a law too; if you sit on a tack you will bleed from the ass, these are the only laws that you’re born with.
Doug Stanhope
The earth continues to go round, whether it’s the man who kills the tiger or the tiger who eats the man. The stronger asserts his will, it’s the law of nature. The world doesn’t change; its laws are eternal.
Adolf Hitler
It appears to be among the laws of nature, that the mighty of intellect should be pursued and carped by the little, as the solitary flight of one great bird is followed by the twittering petulance of many smaller.
Walter Savage Landor
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.
Samuel Adams
It is a common law of nature, which no time will ever change, that superiors shall rule their inferiors.
Dionysius of Halicarnassus
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein
Scientists are slowly waking up to an inconvenient truth – the universe looks suspiciously like a fix. The issue concerns the very laws of nature themselves.
Paul Davies
It is manifestly contrary to the law of nature, however defined, that a handful of people should gorge themselves with superfluities while the hungry majority goes in need of necessities.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
That these are our grievances which we have thus laid before his majesty, with that freedom of language and sentiment which becomes a free people claiming their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate.
Thomas Jefferson
AIDS is nature’s retribution for violating the laws of nature.
Pat Buchanan
The colonists are by the law of nature free-born, as indeed all man are, white or black…It is a clear truth that those who every day barter away other men’s liberty will soon care little for their own.
James Otis
The deadliest foe of democracy is not autocracy but liberty frenzied. Liberty is not foolproof. For its beneficent working it demands self-restraint, a sane and clear recognition of the practical and attainable, and of the fact that there are laws of nature which are beyond our power to change.
Otto Hermann Kahn
Scientists believe that every occurrence, including the affairs of human beings, is due to the laws of nature. Therefore a scientist cannot be inclined to believe that the course of events can be influenced by prayer, that is, by a supernaturally manifested wish.
Albert Einstein
It is not only vain, but wicked, in a legislator to frame laws in opposition to the laws of nature, and to arm them with the terrors of death. This is truly creating crimes in order to punish them.
Thomas Jefferson
Freedom, in a political context, means freedom from government coercion. It does not mean freedom from the landlord, from the employer, or freedom from the laws of nature which do not provide men with automatic prosperity. It means freedom from the coercive power of the state ‘ and nothing else
Ayn Rand
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Bob Proctor
This formula of Love is universal; all the laws of Nature are its servitors. Thus, gravitation, chemical affinity, electrical potential, and the rest – and these are alike mere aspects of the general law – are so many differently-observed statements of the unique tendency.
Aleister Crowley
When individuals are established in universal consciousness, they live the scientific reality of the unity of life spontaneously in accord with all the laws of nature. This experience alone will transform our collective reality – our human civilization to one of unity, peace, and harmony.
John Hagelin
But all the other frenzies of passions-impious both toward the bodies and toward the sexes-beyond the laws of nature, we banish not only from the threshold, but from all shelter of the Church, because they are not sins, but monstrosities.
[Self-defense is] justly called the primary law of nature, so it is not, neither can it be in fact, taken away by the laws of society.
William Blackstone
What could ever be a sufficient reason for excusing in any way the direct murder of the innocent? This is precisely what we are dealing with here. Whether inflicted upon the mother or upon the child, it is against the precept of God and the law of nature: ‘Thou shalt not kill.’
Pope Pius XI
It is a law of nature that we defend ourselves from one affection only by means of another.
Paul Valery
But capitalist production begets,with the inexorability of a law of Nature,its own negation. It is the negation of negation.
Karl Marx
As a race, the African is inferior to the white man. Subordination to the white man is his normal condition. He is not his equal by nature and cannot be made so by human laws or human institutions. Our system, therefore, so far as regards this inferior race, rests upon this great immutable law of nature.
Alexander H. Stephens
Things don’t just happen in this world of arising and passing away. We don’t live in some kind of crazy, accidental universe. Things happen according to certain laws, laws of nature. Laws such as the law of karma, which teaches us that as a certain seed gets planted, so will that fruit be.
Sharon Salzberg
Unfortunately, in many cases, people who write science fiction violate the laws of nature, not because they want to make a point, but because they don’t know what the laws of nature are.
Isaac Asimov
What draws friends together does not conform to the laws of nature.
Time is the supreme Law of nature.
Arthur Eddington
The Interpretation of the Laws of Nature in a Common-wealth, dependeth not on the books of Moral Philosophy. The Authority of writers, without the Authority of the Commonwealth, maketh not their opinions Law, be they never so true.
Thomas Hobbes
If a man is able to submit himself to nature, then nature will react to his needs. Almighty nature is all powerful and all loving, for the laws of nature are for the creation and evolution of all beings and creatures throughout the cosmos. There is no greater kindness than the kindness of nature.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Charles Darwin
Prayer never changes the laws of nature.
Dan Barker
For just as the first general precepts of the law of nature are self-evident to one in possession of natural reason, and have no need of promulgation, so also that of believing in God is primary and self-evident to one who has faith: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is.
Thomas Aquinas
When the mind is attuned to the cosmic law, all the laws of nature are in perfect harmony with the aspirations of the mind.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
It isn’t true that the laws of nature have been capriciously disturbed; that snakes have talked; that women have been turned into salt; that rods have brought water out of rocks.
Arthur Conan Doyle
For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
Thomas Jefferson
In visualizing, or making a mental picture you are not endeavoring to change the laws of nature. You are fulfilling them.
Genevieve Behrend
We gain our ends only with the laws of nature; we control her only by understanding her laws.
Jacob Bronowski
The parliamentary principle of vesting legislative power in the decision of the majority rejects the authority of the individual and puts a numerical quota of anonymous heads in its place. In doing so it contradicts the aristocratic principle, which is a fundamental law of nature.
Adolf Hitler
The law of nature is alternation for evermore. Each electrical state superinduces the opposite. The soul environs itself with friends, that it may enter into a grander self-acquaintance or solitude; and it goes alone for a season, that it may exalt its conversation or society.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Man can make only the rules. He cannot make the laws, which are the laws of nature. It is the understanding of these laws that enables a student to draw.
Kimon Nicolaides
There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end ofthe search for the ultimate laws of nature.
Stephen Hawking
Our political way of life is by the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God, and of course presupposes the existence of God, the moral ruler of the universe, and a rule of right and wrong, of just and unjust, binding upon man, preceding all institutions of human society and government.
John Quincy Adams
The laws of nature are only as immutable as the minds which promote them. Ignorance of the law is 9/10ths of the law. Just because you aren’t paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you.
Joseph Heller
All power is of one kind, a sharing of the nature of the world. The mind that is parallel with the laws of nature will be in the current of events, and strong with their strength.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Law is par excellence the thing that wants a reason. Now the only possible way of accounting for the laws of nature, and for uniformity in general, is to suppose them results of evolution.
Charles Sanders Peirce
The naturalists of yore esteemed the ocean to be a treasury of wonders, and sought therein for monstrosities and organisms contrary to the law of nature, such as they interpreted it.
Edward Forbes
The military superiority of Europe to Asia is not an eternal law of nature, as we are tempted to think, and our superiority in civilization is a mere delusion.
Bertrand Russell
The beauty to which the Dance ought to aspire is not dependent upon taste or pleasure, but is founded on the immutable laws of Nature.
August Bournonville
It is a law of nature that everybody plays a hole badly when playing through.
Bernard Darwin
Self defense is a primary law of nature, which no subsequent law of society can abolish; the immediate gift of the Creator, obliges everyone to resist the first approaches of tyranny.
Elbridge Gerry
I think that the ‘laws of nature’ are also prone to evolve; I think they are more like habits than laws.
Rupert Sheldrake
There is, apparently, some law of nature decreeing that all home construction must double in its projected cost and take four times longer than originally anticipated.
Sue Grafton