Nature: (environment...earth...... )

A lifetime of happiness! No man alive could bear it: it would be hell on earth. --- George Bernard Shaw 1856

Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative. --- H.G. Wells 1866

All human beings, by nature, desire to know. --- Aristotle 384BC

Death can show us the way, for when we know and understand completely that our time on this earth is limited, and that we have no way of knowing when it will be over, then we must live each day as if it were the only one we had. --- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1926

Do not despise your situation; in it you must act, suffer and conquer. From every point on earth we are equally near to heaven and to the infinite. --- Henri Frederick Amiel

Every part of this Earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. --- Chief Seattle

Happiness is an endowment and not an acquisition. It depends more upon temperament and disposition than environment. --- John J. Ingalls

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't. --- Richard Bach

I believe in God and in nature and in the triumph of good over evil. --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

I do not believe we are all created equal. Physical and emotional differences, parental guidance, varying environments, being in the right place at the right time all play a role in enhancing or limiting development. But I do believe every man and woman, if given the opportunity and encouragement to recognize their potential, regardless of background, has the freedom to choose in our world. Will an individual be a taker or a giver in life? Will he be satisfied merely to exist, or will he seek a meaningful purpose? Will he dare to dream the impossible dream? --- zzz

I hold myself to be incapable of hating any being on earth. By a long course of prayerful discipline, I have ceased for over forty years to hate anybody. I know this is a big claim. Nevertheless, I make it in all humility. --- Mahatma Gandhi 1869

If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; Every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth. --- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences. --- Robert G Ingersoll 1833

Is not the core of nature in the heart of man? --- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth

and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up

that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. --- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1926

Joy is one of nature's greatest medicines. Joy is always healthy. A pleasant state of mind tends to bring abnormal conditions back to normal. --- Catherine Ponder

Little deeds of kindness, little words of love, help to make earth happy, like heaven above. --- Julia Fletcher Carney 1823

Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their environment, and especially on their children, than the unlived life of their parents. --- Carl Jung 1875

One is nearer God's Heart in a garden, than anywhere else on earth. --- Dorothy Frances Gurney 1858

Our reality is influenced by our notions about reality, regardless of the nature of those notions. --- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinion of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth. --- Katherine Mansfield 1888

Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature. --- Charles Dickens 1812

Take time to think.. it is the source of power. Take time to play.. it is the secret of prepetual youth. Take time to read… it is the fountain of wisdom. Take time to pray.. it is the greatest power on earth. Take time to laugh… it is the music of the soul. Take time to give… it is too short a day to be selfish. --- Anon xxxx

The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. --- Chief Seattle

The miracle is not to fly in the air, or to walk on the water; but to walk on the earth. --- Chinese Proverb xxxx

There can be no very black misery to him who lives in the midst of Nature and has his senses still. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity. --- General Douglas MacArthur

Unjust laws exist; shall we be content to obey them, or shall we endeavor to amend them, and obey them until we have succeeded, or shall we transgress them at once? ... if it is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law. Let your life be a counter-friction to stop the machine (governement). What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn. --- Henry David Thoreau 1817

We are partakers of a common nature, and the same causes that contribute to the benefit of one contribute to the benefit of another. --- William Godwin

We shrink from change; yet is there anything that can come into being without it? What does Nature hold dearer, or more proper to herself? Could you have a hot bath unless the firewood underwent some change.. is it possible for any useful thing to be achieved without change? Do you not see, then, that change in yourself is of the same order, and no less necessary to Nature? --- Marcus Aurelius 121

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