XIV. Nature

~ The Creation of Adam by Michelangelo

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Nature abhors a vacuum.[1]

Nature will have her course.

Nature is the true law.

Nature does nothing in vain.[2]

Cut off a dog’s tail and he will be a dog still.

Eagles do not breed doves.

You cannot make a crab walk straight.

Fire cannot be hidden in flax.

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No matter how far an ass travels, he will not come home a horse.

The fox may grow grey, but never good.

The wolf may lose his teeth, but never his nature.

The leopard cannot change his spots.

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The course of nature is the art of God.[3]

Nature is conquered by obeying her.


[1] Attributed to Plutarch (1st-2nd centuries AD).

[2] Traced back to Aristotle’s Politics (4th century BC).

[3] Attributed to Edward Young.

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5 Responses to “XIV. Nature”
  1. An good artist obeys his religious rulers and depicts God in his art,
    A great artist cunningly depicts God inside a human brain.

  2. Alex Jones says:

    Everything runs according to its design, its nature. Heraclitus would say follow the common, which is the true nature of things, rather than hold false “opinion”.

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