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One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature


Arthur Conan Doyle

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Our ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
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The surrounding nature is the best erudite master to teach us the basics of living.
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Desultory readers are seldom remarkable for the exactness of their learning.
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FRANCIS WHEEN
Nothing is ever as good or as bad as it appears to be.
JEFFREY FRY
Copy nature and you infringe on the work of our Lord. Interpret nature and you are an artist.
JACQUES LIPCHITZ
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JOHN HODGMAN
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RAFAEL YGLESIAS
I cannot live without brainwork. What else is there to live for? Stand at the window here. Was ever ...
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It came with the wind through the silence of the night, a long, deep mutter, then a rising howl, and...
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JOHN DARNIELLE
Animals add beauty to nature but,we humans treat them as if we are animals by nature.
SRISHTI JAIN
We must use the wrath of nature as our teacher.
BHUMIBOL ADULYADEJ
J. M. Barrie founded a celebrity cricket team with Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells, Jerome K. Jerome...
JOHN LLOYD
I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Mordred and Agravaine thought Arthur hypocritical—as all decent men must be, if you assume that de...
T.H. WHITE
True opinions can prevail only if the facts to which they refer are known; if they are not known, fa...
WALTER LIPPMANN
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
FRANCIS BACON
This is too much reality for a Friday.
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Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as...
DANTE ALIGHIERI
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as...
DANTE ALIGHIERI
Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as...
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To me, Mother Nature isn't nearly as scary as human nature.
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If the Martians can translate this and interpret it, it will give them an interesting view of human ...
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There are no endings. If you think so you are deceived as to their nature. They are all beginnings. ...
HILARY MANTEL
If the results of the present study on the chemical nature of the transforming principle are confirm...
OSWALD THEODORE AVERY
Disasters are called natural, as if nature were the executioner and not the victim.
EDUARDO GALEANO
To understand the nature of the people one must be a prince, and to understand the nature of the pri...
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Do I have the courage of being a ruthless man to myself with the complete knowledge on my manner or ...
FEREIDOON YAZDI
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights.
HENRY ADAMS
As we kill nature, we are killing ourselves, and God incarnate as the world as well.
MASANOBU FUKUOKA
Ideas devour the ages as men are devoured by their passions. When man is cured, human nature will cu...
HONORE DE BALZAC
Human nature is not nearly as bad as it has been thought to be.
ABRAHAM MASLOW
There is no such thing as political science, but there are tenancies so strong that they might as we...
JEFF GREENFIELD
Nature is as uniform as variant.
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Since the nature of people is bad, to become corrected they must be taught by teachers and to be ord...
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People don't realize how much they are in the grip of ideas. We live among ideas much more than we l...
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In times of stress and danger such as come about as the result of an epidemic, many tragic and cruel...
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Those that have embraced humility are the ones nature have endowed with the ability to serve.
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More and more as we come closer and closer in touch with nature and its teachings are we able to see...
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And as you come to know Him, you're becoming like Him. The more you are like Him, the more different...
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I do not see why man should not be just as cruel as nature
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Under the greenwood tree,
Who loves to lie with me
And tune his merry note,
Unto the ...
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The new media are not bridges between man and nature; they are nature.
MARSHALL MCLUHAN
Nature is beautiful because it looks like Art; and Art can only be called beautiful if we are consci...
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The new media are not bridges between man and nature; they are nature.
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Both state and church have as their object actions as well as convictions, the former insofar as the...
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If only nature is real and if, in nature, only desire and destruction are legitimate, then, in that ...
ALBERT CAMUS
New links must be forged as old ones rust
JANE HOWARD
New links must be forged as old ones rust.
JANE HOWARD
Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
JOHANNES KEPLER
There's nothing so beautiful and as patient as "nature".
PRAVIN PRAJAPATI
The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are...
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The Laws of Nature are just, but terrible. There is no weak mercy in them. Cause and consequence are...
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Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his pro...
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Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
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The cause-effect sequences in our brains are just as determining, just as inescapable, as anywhere e...
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I must interpret the life around me as I interpret the life that is my own. My life is full of meani...
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Now nature is not at variance with art, nor art with nature; they being both the servants of his pr...
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To be happy, we must be true to nature, and carry our age along with us.
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He always thought that Touie's long illness would somehow prepare him for her death. He always imagi...
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WILLIAM LAW
Retaliation is related to nature and instinct, not to law. Law, by definition, cannot obey the same ...
ALBERT CAMUS
Good painters imitate nature, bad ones spew it up.
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Ideas lose themselves as quickly as quail, and one must wing them the minute they rise out of the gr...
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Let God operate in thee; Hand the work over to Him and do not disquiet thyself as to whether or no H...
MEISTER ECKHART
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We known ourselves to be made from this earth.We know this earth is made from our bodies.For we see ...
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Nature and human life are as various as our several constitutions. Who shall say what prospect life ...
HENRY DAVID THOREAU
Nature had been fucked with. And Mother was pissed.”... Mother Nature was funny that way. Complex....
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I reckon there's as much human nature in some folks as there is in others, if not more
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Form must have a content, and that content must be linked with nature.
ALVAR AALTO
They drive as if they are the only ones on the road.
ASP SINGH
It appears they [the Joint Chiefs] interpret cartoons as accurately as they do prewar intelligence.
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You can never really go wrong if you take nature as an example.
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Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading towa...
SUSAN SONTAG
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority
ALFRED ADLER
The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent, their sensibility and attachment, as activ...
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People today have forgotten they're really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on wh...
AKIRA KUROSAWA
It appears they [the Joint Chiefs] interpret cartoons as accurately as they do prewar intelligence.
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We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority
ALFRED ADLER
If you will look about you (which most people won't do)," says Sergeant Cuff, "you will see that the...
WILKIE COLLINS
Sportspeople are selfish by nature and their loved ones just have to learn to deal with it.
BEVERLEY TURNER
We must interpret a bad temper as a sign of inferiority.
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Human beings are accustomed to think of intellect as the power of having and controlling ideas and o...
EDWARD THORNDIKE
Religious ideas have sprung from the same need as all the other achievements of culture: from the ne...
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To deal with men by force is as impractical as to deal with nature by persuasion.
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Nature must obey necessity. [Julius Caesar]
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Nature must obey necessity. Julius Caesar
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There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly ...
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, SR.
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to c...
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It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to sui...
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Mediocrity does not see higher than itself. But talent instantly recognizes the genius.
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It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor ...
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You will, I am sure, agree with me that... if page 534 only finds us in the second chapter, the leng...
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I have frequently gained my first real insight into the character of parents by studying their child...
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My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, ...
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I never guess. It is a shocking habit destructive to the logical faculty.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE SR.
One should always look for a possible alternative and provide against it. It is the first rule of cr...
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From the first day I met her, she was the only woman to me. Every day of that voyage I loved her mor...
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Never trust to general impressions, my boy, but concentrate yourself upon details.
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The ideal reasoner, he remarked, would, when he had once been shown a single fact in all its bearing...
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You have a grand gift for silence, Watson. It makes you quite invaluable as a companion.
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Women are naturally secretive, and they like to do their own secreting.
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Nothing clears up a case so much as stating it to another person.
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What can we know? What are we all? Poor silly half-brained things peering out at the infinite, with ...
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Holy men? Holy cabbages! Holy bean-pods! What do they do but live and suck in sustenance and grow fa...
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My first impression as I opened the door was that a fire had broken out, for the room was so filled ...
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A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use, an...
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The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes
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Problems may be solved in the study which have baffled all those who have sought a solution by the a...
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How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gig...
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There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact
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It is quite a three pipe problem, and I beg that you won't speak to me for fifty minutes
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You know my methods, Watson.
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One should always look for a possible alternative and provide against it. It is the first rule of cr...
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Now is the dramatic moment of fate, Watson, when you hear a step upon the stair which is walking int...
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Dr. Munro, sir, said he, "I am a walking museum. You could fit what ISN'T the matter with me on to t...
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Come, Watson, come! he cried. The game is afoot."
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Clouds of insects danced and buzzed in the golden autumn light, and the air was full of the piping o...
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You know how easily and suddenly these things happen, beginning in playful teasing and ending in som...
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When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly ...
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When people bury treasure nowadays they do it in the Post-Office bank.
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It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however imp...
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It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE SR.
My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people do not know.
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There is no scent so pleasant to my nostrils as that faint, subtle reek which comes from an ancient ...
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I must apologize for calling so late," said he, "and I must further beg you to be so unconventional ...
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I have always held, too, that pistol practice should be distinctly an open-air pastime; and when Hom...
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