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"Current illusion is that science has abolished all natural laws." - Marshall Mcluhan

"In my understanding of God I start with certain firm beliefs. One is that the laws of nature are not broken. We do not, of course, know all these laws yet, but I believe that such laws exist. I do not, therefore, believe in the literal truth of some miracles which are featured in the Christian Scriptures, such as the Virgin Birth or water into wine. ... God works, I believe, within natural laws, and, according to natural laws, these things happen." - Nevill Francis Mott

"Our goal in science is to discover universal laws of nature. If one's faith requires one to abandon or ignore natural laws, well, that person is going to have trouble reconciling religion and science. Otherwise, there is no any conflict." - Bill Nye

"No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him." - Thomas Jefferson

"The so-called miraculous powers of a great master are a natural accompaniment to his exact understanding of subtle laws that operate in the inner cosmos of consciousness." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Every man is under the natural duty of contributing to the necessities of the society; and this is all the laws should enforce on him." - Thomas Jefferson

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws." - Jim Rohn

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws." - Stuart Chase

"A garden is a result of an arrangement of natural materials according to aesthetic laws; interwoven throughout are the artist's outlook on life, his past experiences, his affections, his attempts, his mistakes and his successes." - Roberto Burle Marx

"Municipal laws are a supply to the wisdom of each individual; and, at the same time, by restraining the natural liberty of men, make private interest submit to the interest of the public." - David Hume

"Sometimes the strength of motherhood is greater than natural laws." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Something which is against natural laws seems to me rather out of the question because it would be a depressive idea about God. It would make God smaller than he must be assumed. When he stated that these laws hold, then they hold, and he wouldn't make exceptions. This is too human an idea. Humans do such things, but not God." - Max Born

"The supernatural laws of prayer defy the natural laws of time and space." - Mark Batterson

"You may do as you wish without fear of retribution. It may serve you, however, to be aware of consequences. Consequences are results. Natural outcomes. These are not at all the same as retributions, or punishments. Outcomes are simply that. They are what results from the natural application of natural laws. They are that which occurs, quite predictably, as a consequence of what has occurred." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Laws die, books never." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

"Mental and spiritual laws are so powerful that they can be used to multiply, neutralize, or even reverse natural laws!" - Catherine Ponder

"People make the mistake of talking about 'natural laws.' There are no natural laws. There are only temporary habits of nature." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The person who starts out simply with the idea of getting rich won't succeed; you must have a larger ambition. There is no mystery in business success. If you do each day's task successfully, and stay faithfully within these natural operations of commercial laws which I talk so much about, and keep your head clear, you will come out all right." - John D Rockefeller

"Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state" - Thomas Jefferson

"When you are in touch with that dimension within yourself-and being in touch with it is your natural state, all your actions and relationships will reflect the oneness with all life that you sense deep within. This is love. Laws, commandments, rules and regulations are necessary for those who are cut off from who they are, the Truth within." - Eckhart Tolle

"It is the triumph of civilization that at last communities have obtained such a mastery over natural laws that they drive and control them. The winds, the water, electricity, all aliens that in their wild form were dangerous, are now controlled by human will, and are made useful servants." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The sophists were as a rule men who had traveled widely and seen different forms of government. Both conventions and local laws in the city-states could vary widely. This led the Sophists to raise the question of what was natural and what was socially induced. By doing this, they paved the way for social criticism in the city-state of Athens." - Jostein Gaarder

"All the moral laws are readily translated into natural philosophy, for often we have only to restore the primitive meaning of thewords by which they are expressed, or to attend to their literal instead of their metaphorical sense. They are already supernatural philosophy." - Henry David Thoreau

"It is certain that the only hope of retroductive reasoning ever reaching the truth is that there may be some natural tendency toward an agreement between the ideas which suggest themselves to the human mind and those which are concerned in the laws of nature." - Charles Sanders Peirce

"I believe that correct principles are natural laws, and that God, the Creator and Father of us all, is the source of them, and also the source of our conscience. I believe that to the degree people live by this inspired conscience, they will grow to fulfill their natures; to the degree that they do not, they will not rise above the animal plane." - Stephen Covey

"Let the gods into your life and you rapidly lose faith in the natural laws." - Megan Whalen Turner

"An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws." - Ambrose Bierce

"A prude is a person who thinks that his own rules of propriety are natural laws." - Robert A Heinlein

"The supernatural is only the natural of which the laws are not yet understood." - Agatha Christie

"The mother-in-laws themselves weren't natural jokes but most comedians used to use that." - Allen Toussaint

"Doubtless there are natural laws; but good reason once corrupted has corrupted all." - Blaise Pascal

"ACCIDENT, n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws." - Ambrose Bierce

"All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species." - John W Gardner

"We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones." - Jules Verne

"Public morals are natural complement of all laws they are by themselves an entire code." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Laws are inoperative in war" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Bad laws make bad customs." - Jane Aiken Hodge

"I am aware that the conclusions arrived at in this work will be denounced by some as highly irreligious; but he who denounces them is bound to show why it is more irreligious to explain the origin of man as a distinct species by descent from some lower from, through the laws of variation and natural selection, than to explain the birth of the individual through the laws of ordinary reproduction. The birth both of the species and of the individual are equally parts of that grand sequence of events, which our minds refuse to accept as the result of blind chance." - Charles Darwin

"Human behaviour reveals uniformities which constitute natural laws. If these uniformities did not exist, then there would be neither social science nor political economy, and even the study of history would largely be useless. In effect, if the future actions of men having nothing in common with their past actions, our knowledge of them, although possibly satisfying our curiosity by way of an interesting story, would be entirely useless to us as a guide in life." - Vilfredo Pareto

"The laws of thermodynamics restrict all technologies, man's as well as nature's, and apply to all economic systems whether capitalist, communist, socialist, or fascist. We do not create or destroy (produce or consume) anything in a physical sense- we merely transform or rearrange. And the inevitable cost of arranging greater order in one part of the system (the human economy) is creating a more than offsetting amount of disorder elsewhere (the natural environment)." - Herman E. Daly

"If we can keep ourselves from interfering with the natural laws of life, mistakes can be our child's finest teachers." - Randy Alcorn

"Laws abridging the natural right of the citizen should be restrained by rigorous constructions within their narrowest limits." - Thomas Jefferson

"Natural rights [are] the objects for the protection of which society is formed and municipal laws established." - Thomas Jefferson

"Prayer is of no avail. The lightning falls on the just and the unjust in accordance with natural laws." - Robert Green Ingersoll

"If Mr. Einstein doesn't like the natural laws of the universe, let him go back to where he came from." - Robert Benchley

"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Laws are important and valuable in the exact natural sciences, in the measure that those sciences are universally valid." - Max Weber

"The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression." - Eugene Wigner

"Beauty is a manifestation of secret natural laws, which otherwise would have been hidden from us forever." - Johann Wolfgang Von Goeth

"Laws without morals are in vain." - Benjamin Franklin

"America needs fewer laws, not more prisons." - James Bovard

"The laws of decency enforce themselves." - Louise Colet

"Bans are laws for the stupid." - Henning von Tresckow

"The laws of men are not infallible." - Wayne Gerard Trotman

"Every natural action is graceful." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Clutter is my natural habitat." - Maggie Stiefvater

"The laws that keep us safe, these same laws condemn us to boredom." - Chuck Palahniuk

"The laws can't be enforced against the man who is the laws' master." - Benvenuto Cellini

"The laws of economic life are subject to the eternal laws of spiritual capital." - Ted Malloch

"It is obvious: if you do not accept something that assumes the form of 'destiny,' you not only change its 'natural laws' but also the laws of the enemy playing the role of fate." - Hannah Arendt

"Freedom does not consist in any dreamt-of independence from natural laws, but in the knowledge of these laws, and in the possibility this gives of systematically making them work towards definite ends." - Friedrich Engels

"There are principles that govern human effectiveness - natural laws in the human dimension that are just as real, just as unchanging and unarguably there as laws such as gravity are in the physical dimension." - Stephen Covey

"Man is a product of nature, a part of the Universe. The Universe is operated under exact natural laws. Man is a product of millions of years of evolution. He adapts himself to the laws of nature or he perishes." - James Hervey

"It is obvious: if you do not accept something that assumes the form of "destiny," you not only change its "natural laws" but also the laws of the enemy playing the role of fate." - Hannah Arendt

"If a president can change some laws, can he change ALL laws? Can he change election laws? Can he change discrimination laws? Are there any laws, under your theory, that he actually HAS to enforce?" - Trey Gowdy

"The laws of thought are natural laws with which we have no power to interfere, and which are of course not to be in any way confused with the artificial laws of a country, which are invented by men and can be altered by them. Every science is occupied in detecting and describing the natural laws which are inflexibly observed by the objects treated in the Science." - William Stanley Jevons

"We all share in the same cosmic rhythm... For all natural laws are like the rhythm of the strings of the harp." - Ernesto Cardenal

"Success is not a pursuit...but the result of obedience to the Divien and Natural laws of Life established by the Creator" - Myles Munroe

"Painting is a science pursued as an enquiry into the laws of nature...Observation is considered the key to natural science." - Bridget Riley

"Conscientious and careful physicians allocate causes of disease to natural laws, while the ablest scientists go back to medicine for their first principles." - Aristotle

"The physicist's problem is the problem of ultimate origins and ultimate natural laws. The biologist's problem is the problem of complexity." - Richard Dawkins

"When man, governed by reasonable laws, enjoys his natural freedom, let him despise woman, if she do not share it with him." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"If it were natural for father to care for their sons, they would not need so many laws commanding them to do so." - Phyllis Chesler

"Success is the most natural thing in the world. The person who does not succeed has placed himself in opposition to the laws of the Universe." - Elbert Hubbard

"We must never forget that it is principles not phenomena, - laws, not insulated, independent facts, which are the object and the inquiry of the natural philosopher." - John Herschel

"Atheism leads a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation: all of which may be guides to an outward moral virtue." - Francis Bacon

"Written laws are formulas in which we endeavor to express as concisely as possible that which, under such or such determined circumstances, natural justice demands." - Victor Cousin

"It is not my prayer and humility that you cause things to go as you wish, but by acquiring a knowledge of natural laws." - Bertrand Russell

"All a musician can do is to get closer to the sources of nature, and so feel that he is in communion with the natural laws." - John Coltrane

"If there are other worlds elsewhere in the universe, I would conjecture they are governed by the same laws of natural selection." - Richard Dawkins

"It is evident that an acquaintance with natural laws means no less than an acquaintance with the mind of God therein expressed." - James Prescott Joule

"Music is all about training in harmony, training to understand and use musical energy for our greater pleasure by attuning to the natural laws of the universe." - Jane Siberry

"Our demands are simple, normal, and therefore they are difficult to satisfy. All we ask is that an actor on the stage live in accordance with natural laws." - Constantin Stanislavski

"The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances, but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws." - Ernest Holmes

"There is a real world independent of our senses; the laws of nature were not invented by man, but forced on him by the natural world. They are the expression of a natural world order." - Max Planck

"I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena and natural products exhibit, and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated, that this difference exists." - Hermann Von Helmholtz

"Laws, in their most general signification, are the necessary relations arising from the nature of things. In this sense all beings have their laws: the Deity His laws, the material world its laws, the intelligences superior to man their laws, the beasts their laws, man his laws." - Baron de Montesquieu

"The laws of Congress and the laws of physics have grown increasingly divergent, and the laws of physics are not likely to yield." - Bill Mckibben

"What is freedom? What is slavery? Does man's freedom consist in revolting against all laws? We say No, in so far as laws are natural, economic, and social laws, not authoritatively imposed but inherent in things, in relations, in situations, the natural development of which is expressed by those laws. We say Yes if they are political and juridical laws, imposed by men upon men: whether violently by the right of force; whether by deceit and hypocrisy - in the name of religion or any doctrine whatever; or finally, by dint of the fiction, the democratic falsehood called universal suffrage." - Mikhail Bakunin

"So our building of the visible Church becomes much like any natural business function, using natural means and natural motives." - Francis Schaeffer

"All I have is natural ability." - Mickey Mantle

"Happiness is a natural state of being." - Michael Beckwith

"Remember that your natural state is joy." - Wayne Dyer

"Curse on all laws but those which love has made." - Alexander Pope

"Farewell, Love, and all thy laws for ever." - Thomas Wyatt

"The failure of love, that's what all laws are really." - Colman Mccarthy

"Formerly we suffered from crimes; now we suffer from laws." - Tacitus

"Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws." - Charles Darwin

"Laws grind the poor, and rich men rule the law." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Where the laws are not supreme, there demagogues spring up." - Aristotle

"Laws do not persuade just because they threaten." - Seneca the Younger

"The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth." - George Mason

"To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all laws into contempt." - Elizabeth Cady Stanton

"Do we need more laws? God forbid! We need more righteousness, more freedom, and more godly men - and fewer laws." - R.J. Rushdoony

"The founder brought the laws from the lawgiver; the faithful are meant to announce the laws to the lawgiver." - Franz Kafka

"Natural knowledge, seeking to satisfy natural wants, has found the ideas which can alone still spiritual cravings. I say that natural knowledge, in desiring to ascertain the laws of comfort, has been driven to discover those of conduct, and to lay the foundations of a new morality." - Thomas Huxley

"Mathematics without natural history is sterile, but natural history without mathematics is muddled." - John Maynard Smith

"No one is a natural - you have to work at being a natural." - Greg Proops

"Our adaptation to the natural forces is a question of existence or non-existence. We cannot transform the universe or nature so that they adapt themselves to us; on the contrary, we must adapt ourselves to nature and her laws." - Edmond Bordeaux Szekely

"The Bill of Rights should contain the general principles of natural and civil liberty. It should be to a community what the eternal laws and obligations of morality are to the conscience. It should be unalterable by any human power ..." - Thomas Paine

"Electricity was a reality in the universe when Moses led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. This is true of all natural laws; they have always existed but only when understood may they be used." - Ernest Holmes

"The concentration of wealth is a natural result of this concentration of ability, and regularly recurs in history. The rate of concentration varies (other factors being equal) with the economic freedom permitted by morals and laws." - Will Durant

"Painting is a science, and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, may not landscape painting be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but the experiments?" - John Constable

"The idea that we industrialized humans are immune to the natural laws that have restrained growth in other species-and humans in past social regimes-is to me so self-servingly blind as to be morally reprehensible." - Richard Heinberg

"Architect's designs must refer to the unquestionable perfection of the body's symmetry and proportions. If a building is to create a sense of eurythmia, it is essential that it mirrors these natural laws of harmony and beauty" - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

"Principles are natural laws that are external to us and that ultimately control the consequences of our actions. Values are internal and subjective and represent that which we feel strongest about in guiding our behavior." - Stephen Covey

"The practice of Transcendental Meditation creates a natural situation in the mind so that the mind entertains right thoughts, useful thoughts, thoughts that are cherished by nature and whose fulfillment is worked out by all the laws of nature." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Deism claims that God creates the universe and the laws of nature and then is hands-off, with everything that subsequently happens in nature being due to natural processes." - Elliott Sober

"When you transcend the transcendent states, you get past the ego structure, and at that point you don't need laws, you have "morality!" You have inborn, natural ethics, because it is built on Love." - Edgar Mitchell

"What health is to the body, even that is honesty to the soul. Develop your spirit that it may gain strength to control the body and follow the natural laws of nutrition and hygiene." - Proverbs

"The natural laws of the universe are inviolable... what you say and do determines what happens in your life... You are the master of your life and death. What you do is what you are." - Laozi

"Painting is a science and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, may not a landscape be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but experiments?" - John Constable

"Thus poetry, regarded as a vehicle of thought, is especially impressive partly because it obeys all the laws of effective speech, and partly because in so doing it imitates the natural utterances of excitement." - Herbert Spencer

"Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices." - Alfred A Montapert

"Men speak of natural rights, but I challenge any one to show where in nature any rights existed or were recognized until there was established for their declaration and protection a duly promulgated body of corresponding laws." - Calvin Coolidge

"You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won't work. That's why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They're all religious problems." - Jack Kevorkian

"Every person has free choice. Free to obey or disobey the Natural Laws. Your choice determines the consequences. Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices." - Alfred Armand Montapert

"Positivism eliminates any kind of natural law principle - for example, that there are economic laws which can be transgressed only at your peril. With positivism, there is a tendency to leap into ad hoc economic theory." - Murray Rothbard

"Accustomed to trace the operation of general causes, and the exemplification of general laws, in circumstances where the uninformed and unenquiring eye perceives neither novelty nor beauty, [the scientist and natural philosopher] walks in the midst of wonders." - John Herschel

"In contrast, markets - oft mythologized as "natural" are the most unnatural things going. Libertarians will tell you "market laws are laws of nature", what baloney. Markets - and the other great modernist cornucopian tools - are magnificent wealth generating machines, built ad-hoc, through trial and error, constantly fine-tuned and refined, tinkered, adjusted." - David Brin

"Most of what happens in the world is just a consequence of natural, universal laws- laws that apply everywhere and to everything, with no special exemptions or amplifications for your benefit- given variety by the input of chance. Everything that you as a human being consider cosmically important is an accident." - PZ Myers

"It became quite clear to me that the Natural Law mystique, in Catholic, libertarian or neo-pagan forms, remains basically a set of rhetorical strategies to hypnotize others into the state which Bernard Shaw called "barbarism" and defined as 'the belief that the laws of one's own tribe are the laws of the universe'." - Robert Anton Wilson

"Our minds can work for us or against us at any given moment. We can learn to accept and live with the natural psychological laws that govern us, understanding how to flow with life rather than struggle against it. We can return to our natural state of contentment." - Richard Carlson

"The natural scientist is concerned with a particular kind of phenomena ... he has to confine himself to that which is reproducible ... I do not claim that the reproducible by itself is more important than the unique. But I do claim that the unique exceeds the treatment by scientific method. Indeed it is the aim of this method to find and test natural laws..." - Wolfgang Pauli

"There is no such thing as "natural law": this expression is nothing but old nonsense... Prior to laws, what is natural is only the strength of the lion, or the need of the creature suffering from hunger or cold; in short, need." - Stendhal

"Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws...It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem." - Mike Royko

"Probably all laws are useless; for good men do not want laws at all, and bad men are made no better by them." - Demonax

"Because the Soul is not made of matter, since it is spiritual, it cannot obey the laws of matter, it cannot be judged by the laws of matter." - Swami Vivekananda

"In any civilized society, it is every citizen's responsibility to obey just laws. But at the same time, it is every citizen's responsibility to disobey unjust laws." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"According to aerodynamic laws, the bumblebee cannot fly. Its body weight is not the right proportion to its wingspan. Ignoring these laws, the bee flies anyway." - Andre Sainte-Lague

"Laws against things like drugs are inhumane, and create an inhumane society and inhumane law enforcement. I know whats causing violence in America - the damn drug laws." - Michael Moriarty

"What are the sciences but maps of universal laws, and universal laws but the channels of universal power; and universal power but the outgoings of a universal mind?" - Edward Thomson

"Unjust laws aren't laws at all." - Saint Augustine

"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws." - Baron de Montesquieu

"Useless laws weaken the necessary laws." - Charles De Montesquieu

"Man's brain is, after all, the greatest natural resource." - Karl Brandt

"The beauty of the natural world lies in the details." - Natalie Angier

"Humankind's greatest priority is to reintegrate with the natural world." - Jonathon Porritt

"Where there is friendship, there is our natural soil." - Voltaire

"Artificial intelligence will never be a match for natural stupidity." - Joseph Addison



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