„…the natural process of aging, which according to Dr. Wiggs Dannyboy, is so unnaturally cruel that only man could have ordained it — neither nature nor God would stoop so low.“

—  Tom Robbins, livre Jitterbug Perfume, Jitterbug Perfume (1984)
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„Nothing is so cruel as to try and force a man beyond his natural pace.“

—  Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
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„Holding fast to these things, you will know the worlds of gods and mortals which permeates and governs everything. And you will know, as is right, nature similar in all respects, so that you will neither entertain unreasonable hopes nor be neglectful of anything.“

—  Pythagoras ancient Greek mathematician and philosopher -585 - -495 avant J.-C.
The Golden Verses, As quoted in Divine Harmony: The Life and Teachings of Pythagoras by John Strohmeier and Peter Westbrook. (1999)

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„Unless man have a natural bent in accordance with nature's, he has no chance of understanding nature at all.“

—  Charles Sanders Peirce American philosopher, logician, mathematician, and scientist 1839 - 1914
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„There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences.“

—  Robert G. Ingersoll, The Christian Religion An Enquiry
Context: There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences. The life of Christ is worth its example, its moral force, its heroism of benevolence. "The Christian Religion" The North American Review, August 1881 http://books.google.com/books?id=OPmfAAAAMAAJ&q=%22There+are+in+nature+neither+rewards+nor+punishments+there+are+consequences%22&pg=PA14#v=onepage http://ebooks.library.cornell.edu/cgi/t/text/pageviewer-idx?c=nora&cc=nora&view=image&seq=121&idno=nora0133-2 Variants: We must remember that in nature there are neither rewards nor punishments there are consequences. The life and death of Christ do not constitute an atonement. They are worth the example, the moral force, the heroism of benevolence, and in so far as the life of Christ produces emulation in the direction of goodness, it has been of value to mankind. As published in Some Reasons Why (1895) http://www.infidels.org/library/historical/robert_ingersoll/some_reasons_why.html In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments — there are consequences. Letters and Essays, 3rd Series. Some Reasons Why, viii.

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„Nature is cruel but we don't have to be“

—  Temple Grandin, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism & Asperger's

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