"An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather."
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself."
"We have found that where science has progressed the farthest, the mind has but regained from nature that which the mind put into nature."
"Men have an extraordinarily erroneous opinion of their position in nature and the error is ineradicable."
"It is in the very nature of things human that every act that has once made its appearance and has been recorded in the history of mankind stays with mankind as a potentiality long after its actuality has become a thing of the past."
"I was talking to one of my aunties at Christmas and she said she didn't think it was ever in my nature to go against the grain, that I was always a good boy. I think she was right - I did always want to be good."
"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."
"I think that some of our soldiers die in the battlefield and some come home to bad health and die prematurely, just by the nature of the kind of business they're in."
"All are but parts of one stupendous whole, Whose body Nature is, and God the soul."
"Living in Cambridge, with nature and everything, it's so clean."