The temperament reflects everything like a mirror![Also known as:]Human nature is a mirror, sir, the clearest mirror![Зеркало натура, зеркало-с, самое прозрачное-с!]
Whatsoever is contrary to nature is also contrary to reason, and whatsoever is contrary to reason is absurd.
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.[On peut braver les lois humaines, mais non résister aux lois naturelles.]
One general law, leading to the advancement of all organic beings, namely, multiply, vary, let the strongest live and the weakest die.
Nature is beautiful because it looks like Art; and Art can only be called beautiful if we are conscious of it as Art while yet it looks like Nature.[Die Natur war schön, wenn sie zugleich als Kunst aussah; und die Kunst kann nur schön genannt werden, wenn wir uns bewußt sind, sie sei Kunst, und sie uns doch als Natur aussieht.]
Nature holds no brief for the human experiment: it must stand or fall by its results. If Man will not serve, Nature will try another experiment.
It is a lovely night, and they are much to be pitied who have not been taught to feel, in some degree, as you do; who have not, at least, been given a taste for Nature in early life. They lose a great deal.