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Quotes of natures

  1. Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other. – Felix Adler
  2. Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart. – Honore de Balzac
  3. There are mystically in our faces certain characters which carry in them the motto of our souls, wherein he that cannot read A, B, C may read our natures – Thomas Browne
  4. A rude nature is worse than a brute nature by so much more as man is better than a beast: and those that are of civil natures and genteel dispositions are as much nearer to celestial creatures as those that are rude and cruel are to devils. – Margaret Cavendish
  5. Preoccupation with money is the great test of small natures but only a small test of great ones. – Nicolas de Chamfort
  6. The scrupulous and the just, the noble, humane, and devoted natures the unselfish and the intelligent may begin a movement- but it passes away from them. They are not the leaders of a revolution. They are its victims. – Joseph Conrad
  7. Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen. – Peggy Noonan
  8. Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures and how much can we explore without becoming something else. – William Petersen
  9. Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else, and we strive to swim on top. – Joan Rivers
  10. Probably the greatest harm done by vast wealth is the harm that we of moderate means do ourselves when we let the vices of envy and hatred enter deep into our own natures – Theodore Roosevelt
  11. To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures is the very principle and incentive of virtue. – Walter Scott
  12. Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate by that system and never develop as their natures would force them to develop were they in a decent environment. – Agnes Smedley
  13. Good habits, which bring our lower passions and appetites under automatic control, leave our natures free to explore the larger experiences of life. Too many of us divide and dissipate our energies in debating actions which should be taken for granted. – Ralph W. Sockman
  14. I have been primarily interested in how and why ordinary people do unusual things, things that seem alien to their natures Why do good people sometimes act evil? Why do smart people sometimes do dumb or irrational things? – Philip Zimbardo

Usage examples for natures

  1. There have been broader and more catholic natures but few so towering and audacious in expression and so rich in characteristic traits. – Birds and Poets by John Burroughs
  2. It is in times of sickness and sore distress that the best feelings in our natures are roused. – The Second String by Nat Gould
  3. A few individuals, who, unknown to each other, under different disciplines of life, reacting from different social evils, but aiming at the same object,- of being wholly true to their natures as men and women- have been made acquainted with one another, and have determined to become the Faculty of the Embryo University. – History of American Socialisms by John Humphrey Noyes
  4. God made the animals to follow their natures each after its kind, and to do each what it liked, without sin. – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley
  5. Such natures in the painful effort to reconcile apparent antagonism and read themselves, forget that they are not full grown. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. Either I see all the hidden weakness that's in men's natures and bring it to the surface in their figures, or else I put my own weakness into them. – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  7. Some few natures it leaves untouched- but they are precious few. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  8. It is only to the finest natures it should be remembered, that age gives an added beauty and distinction; for the most persistent self has then worked its way to the surface, having modified the expression, and to some extent the features, to its own likeness. – George Eliot by Mathilde Blind
  9. Especially I am never tired of examining most carefully the different natures of plants. – Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance. by Friedrich von Hardenberg
  10. Let them follow their natures – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  11. In a word she was one of those lovely natures that need but to recognize the eternal to fly to it straight; but on the other hand such natures are in general very hard to wake to a recognition of the unseen. – Weighed and Wanting by George MacDonald
  12. Only natures of true worth are 'refined by the furnace of affliction, ' to my observation- Aunt Martha evidently deserved not the youthful scorn I felt for her. – Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman by Willie Walker Caldwell
  13. So it always is with proud and lofty natures – The Man-Wolf and Other Tales by Emile Erckmann and Alexandre Chatrian
  14. All ignorant natures seek a leader; all servants like to be commanded by a strong, honest, fair, judicious mistress. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  15. We find our position in life according to the specific gravity of our moral and intellectual natures – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  16. There are men no doubt whose natures are proof against kindness and consideration, but my experience is that they are few and far between. – Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland by Joseph Tatlow
  17. It does not follow that because such natures see so clearly that they act with less pain than others. – The Redemption of David Corson by Charles Frederic Goss
  18. Such simple, loving natures as Katy Charlton's can not feel for self. – The Mystery of Metropolisville by Edward Eggleston
  19. What a miserable estate then are these souls in, that be in their own natures in the open fields without this city! – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  20. His officers saw the change in Noll, and tried to hide it or deny it as their natures prompted. – The Sea Bride by Ben Ames Williams