I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
What is called an acute knowledge of human nature is mostly nothing but the observer's own weaknesses reflected back from others.
Woman is the only creature in nature that hunts down its hunters and devours the prey alive.
The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.
When one cultivates to the utmost the principles of his nature, and exercises them on the principle of reciprocity, he is not far from the path. What you do not like when done to yourself, do not do to others.
The superior man governs men, according to their nature, with what is proper to them, and as soon as they change what is wrong, he stops.
What Heaven has conferred is called The Nature; an accordance with this nature is called The Path of duty; the regulation of this path is called Instruction. The path may not be left for an instant. If it could be left, it would not be the path.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.