Quotes with natural
Guns don't kill people; people kill people. Of course, people with guns kill more people. But that's only natural. It's hard. But it's fair.
Abbey's Road (1979)
My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes..
Life, the Universe and Everything (1982)
Resistance among the powerful is natural when change clashes with their self-interest.
"Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women" in Fortune, published on May 2, 2013
Gluttony is the source of all our infirmities and the fountain of all our diseases. As a lamp is choked by a superabundance of oil, and a fire extinguished by excess of fuel, so is the natural health of the body destroyed by intemperate diet.
In Louis Klopsch, Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1896)
Nothing is so cruel as to try and force a man beyond his natural pace.
The Notebooks of Samuel Butler (1912)
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
When you move artistically, the natural inclination is to denounce everything that's gone before.
Stapleton, Jim. Smashing Pumpkins (Interview disk and fully illustrated book). Carlton Books Ltd. 1996.
The new songs are organic and very personal. This album is a travelogue across three imaginary continents. In Amerikana I'm reflecting with affection on the years I spent living in the USA, and my fascination with its roots music. Urbanoia is a dark place, a little unsettling ... I'm not a city person. And in Oceanea I return to my natural home on the windswept coastline.
In a press release about his new album, A Map Of The Floating City (2010)
The existential split in man would be unbearable could he not establish a sense of unity within himself and with the natural and human world outside.
The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973)
I believe that if an individual is not on the path to transcending his society and seeing in what way it furthers or impedes the development of human potential, he cannot enter into intimate contact with his humanity. If the tabus, restrictions, distorted values appear "natural" to him, this is a clear indication that he cannot have a real knowledge of human nature.
There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering women from performing her natural role in life and driving her to carry out man's duties in order to be equal in rights.
It is the customer, and the customer alone, who casts the vote that determines how big any company should be.... The regulations laid down by the consuming public are far more potent and far less flexible than any code of law, merely through the exercise of the natural forces of trade.
From his lengthy testimony before house committee on monopoly power, November 15, 1949.
Fear of things invisible in the natural seed of that which everyone in himself calleth religion.
The improver of natural knowledge absolutely refuses to acknowledge authority, as such. For him, skepticism is the highest of duties, blind faith the one unpardonable sin.
Sex is... perfectly natural. It's something that's pleasurable. It's enjoyable and it enhances a relationship. So why don't we learn as much as we can about it and become comfortable with ourselves as sexual human beings because we are all sexual?
Young people are threatened... by the evil use of advertising techniques that stimulate the natural inclination to avoid hard work by promising the immediate satisfaction of every desire.
There are two kinds of wars of expediency: first, where a powerful state undertakes to acquire natural boundaries for commercial and political reasons; secondly, to lessen the power of a dangerous rival or to prevent his aggrandizement. These last are wars of intervention; for a state will rarely singly attack a dangerous rival: it will endeavor to form a coalition for that purpose.
Art of War. Originally published in 1862.
I think we may class the lawyer in the natural history of monsters.
The work of managing a natural environment is inescapably a work of local knowledge.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
If goods and services become more valuable as they become more plentiful, and if they become cheaper as they become valuable, then the natural extension of this logic says that the most valuable things of all should be those that are ubiquitous and free.
New Rules for the New Economy: 10 Radical Strategies for a Connected World (1999)
It is unfortunate to consider all lawyers as natural Satanists many are just dumb.
It is the natural tendency of the ignorant to believe what is not true. In order to overcome that tendency it is not sufficient to exhibit the true; it is also necessary to expose and denounce the false.
The American Mercury (May 1926)
In spite of all these disquieting triumphs in the field of natural science, it's astonishing how little man has learned about himself, and how much there is to learn. How little we know about this brain which made social evolution possible, and of the mind. How little we know of the nature and spirit of man and God. We stand now before this inner frontier of ignorance. If we could pass it, we might well discover the meaning of life and understand man's destiny.
Before we work on artificial intelligence why don’t we do something about natural stupidity?
A lofty mind always thinks nobly, it easily creates vivid, agreeable, and natural fancies, places them in their best light, clothes them with all appropriate adornments, studies others’ tastes, and clears away from its own thoughts all that is useless and disagreeable.
The passions are the only orators that always persuade; they are, as it were, a natural art, the rules of which are infallible; and the simplest man with passion is more persuasive than the most eloquent without it.
The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others.
Address to the Deep Waterway Convention, Memphis, TN, October 4, 1907
The object of government is the welfare of the people." "Conservation means development as much as it does protection. I recognize the right and duty of this generation to develop and use the natural resources of our land; but I do not recognize the right to waste them, or to rob, by wasteful use, the generations that come after us.
"The New Nationalism" speech, Osawatomie, Kansas, August 31, 1910
However great a man's natural talent may be, the act of writing cannot be learned all at once.
If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.
It is not by prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws.
The Impact of Science on Society (1952)
I think I'm a natural-born leader. I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
As soon as government management begins it upsets the natural equilibrium of industrial relations, and each interference only requires further bureaucratic control until the end is the tyranny of the totalitarian state.
It is natural that Senators thus insensible to the true character of Slavery, should evince an equal insensibility to the true character of the Constitution.
Speech titled The Barbarism of Slavery on June 4, 1860.
It is natural that Senators who pretend that, by the law of nature, man may hold property in man, should find this pretension in the Constitution. But the pretension is as much without foundation in the Constitution as it is without foundation in nature.
Speech titled The Barbarism of Slavery on June 4, 1860.
Most women are so artificial that they have no sense of Art. Most men are so natural that they have no sense of Beauty.
A Few Maxims For The A Few Maxims For The Instruction Of The Over-Educated, 1894