„The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature.“

—  H. G. Wells, libro The Island of Doctor Moreau

Origine: The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), Ch. 14: Doctor Moreau Explains
Contesto: To this day I have never troubled about the ethics of the matter. The study of Nature makes a man at last as remorseless as Nature.

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scrittore britannico 1866 - 1946

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„Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959

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„Man makes a death which Nature never made.“

—  Edward Young, Pensieri notturni

Origine: Night-Thoughts (1742–1745), Night IV, Line 15.

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„I have rented a room in Scheveningen to make studies from nature. It is a room with view on the sea; I hope to make there beautiful things, and to keep moving forward.“

—  Hendrik Willem Mesdag painter from the Northern Netherlands 1831 - 1915

translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek
(original Dutch: citaat van Hendrik Willem Mesdag's brief, in het Nederlands:) ..ik heb een kamer gehuurd in Scheveningen om er studies naar de natuur te maken. Het is een kamer met uitzicht op zee; ik hoop er mooie dingen te maken, en steeds vooruit te gaan.
In a letter to his Belgium friend A. Verwee, 28 Mai 1871; as cited in Hendrik Willem Mesdag 1831 – 1915; De Schilder van de Noordzee, Johan Poort; Mesdag Documentaire Stichting cop, ISBN 90-74192-14-9; 2001, p. 17
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„It were Happy if we studied Nature more in natural Things; and acted according to Nature; whose rules are few, plain and most reasonable.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

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„Nature magically suits the man to his fortunes, by making these the fruit of his character.“

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882

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„Art may make a suit of clothes; but nature must produce a man.“

—  David Hume, libro Essays, Moral, Political, and Literary

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„The aim of my work: The study of nature, the love of nature's art, and the need to express what one feels in one's heart.“

—  Émile Gallé French glass artist and cabinetmaker 1846 - 1904

Ecrits pour l'art, ed. Henrietta Galle Paris 1908/Marseille (1980).

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„For us to find lasting peace between people, we must first make peace with nature.“

—  Lewis Pugh Environmental campaigner, maritime lawyer and endurance swimmer 1969

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„Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute.“

—  John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826

Letter to Abigail Adams (29 October 1775), published Letters of John Adams, Addressed to His Wife, Vol. 1 (1841), ed. Charles Francis Adams, p. 72
1770s
Contesto: Human nature with all its infirmities and depravation is still capable of great things. It is capable of attaining to degrees of wisdom and goodness, which we have reason to believe, appear as respectable in the estimation of superior intelligences. Education makes a greater difference between man and man, than nature has made between man and brute. The virtues and powers to which men may be trained, by early education and constant discipline, are truly sublime and astonishing. Newton and Locke are examples of the deep sagacity which may be acquired by long habits of thinking and study.

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„The fact that men are naturally quarrelsome is presumed to be an argument against such institutions as the League. But it is precisely the fact of the natural pugnacity of man that makes such institutions necessary.“

—  Norman Angell British politician 1872 - 1967

Peace and the Public Mind (1935)
Contesto: The fact that men are naturally quarrelsome is presumed to be an argument against such institutions as the League. But it is precisely the fact of the natural pugnacity of man that makes such institutions necessary. If men were naturally and easily capable of being their own judges, always able to see the other's case, never got into panics, never lost their heads, never lost their tempers and called it patriotism — why, then we should not want a League. But neither should we want in that case most of our national apparatus of government either — parliaments, congresses, courts, police, ten commandments. These are all means by which we deal with the unruly element in human nature.

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„Man is born as a freak of nature, being within nature and yet transcending it. He has to find principles of action and decision-making which replace the principles of instincts.“

—  Erich Fromm German social psychologist and psychoanalyst 1900 - 1980

The Revolution of Hope: Toward a Humanized Technology (1968),<!-- Harper & Row, New York --> p. 61
Contesto: Man is born as a freak of nature, being within nature and yet transcending it. He has to find principles of action and decision-making which replace the principles of instincts. He has to have a frame of orientation which permits him to organize a consistent picture of the world as a condition for consistent actions. He has to fight not only against the dangers of dying, starving, and being hurt, but also against another danger which is specifically human: that of becoming insane. In other words, he has to protect himself not only against the danger of losing his life but also against the danger of losing his mind.

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„Evolution is not finished; reason is not the last word nor the reasoning animal the supreme figure of Nature. As man emerged out of the animal, so out of man the superman emerges.“

—  Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950

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„The new media are not bridges between man and nature: they are nature.“

—  Marshall McLuhan Canadian educator, philosopher, and scholar-- a professor of English literature, a literary critic, and a communicatio… 1911 - 1980

Origine: 1960s, Counterblast (1969), p. 14

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