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Nation:

"A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors."
   (Dean Inge)

Nature:

"One real world is enough."
   (Santayana)

"There is nothing useless in nature, not even uselessness itself."
   (Montaigne)

"Repetition is the only form of permanence that nature can achieve."
   (Santayana)

"Nature hath no goal though she hath law."
   (Donne)

"Nature never breaks her own laws."
   (Leonardo da Vinci)

Non-conformism:

"Whoso would be a man, must be a non-conformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world... I am ashamed to think how easily we capitulate to badge and names, to large societies and dead institutions."
   (Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance)
 

 

 Original: Mar 26, 2005                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top