Quotes about nature

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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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„Nature ever calls people to live
Along with her; why should I be lured
By transient rank and honours?“

—  Du Fu Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty 712 - 770
"The Winding River", as translated by Rewi Alley in Du Fu: Selected Poems (1962), p. 54

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„For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realize that, in order to survive, he must protect it.“

—  Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997

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„I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges.“

—  Neil Armstrong American astronaut; first person to walk on the moon 1930 - 2012
Context: I think we're going to the moon because it's in the nature of the human being to face challenges. It's by the nature of his deep inner soul … we're required to do these things just as salmon swim upstream. Apollo mission press conference (1969); ABC World News http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/neil-armstrong-man-moon-dead/story?id=12325140&page=2#.UE0Vm67hdjw; also quoted in Of a Fire on the Moon (1970) by Norman Mailer, <!-- p. 46-47 --> and in First Man: The Life of Ronnie Petch the bender (2005) by James R. Hansen<!-- p. 399 -->

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