„Nature never “fails.” Nature complies with its own laws. Nature is the law. When Man lacks understanding of Nature’s laws and a Man-contrived structure buckles unexpectedly, it does not fail. It only demonstrates that Man did not understand Nature’s laws and behaviors. Nothing failed. Man’s knowledge or estimating was inadequate.“
„Whether arrived at through reason or revelation… natural law is the highest law known to man. It is anchored in the very existential nature of man and is therefore a priori just.“
— Ilana Mercer South African writer
2010s, 2014, "Why the Land Belongs to Bundy," http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/04/why-land-belongs-to-bundy.html Economic Policy Journal, April 25, 2014.
„The only thing lawful is non-violence. Violence can never be lawful in the sense meant here, i. e., not according to man-made laws, but according to the laws made by Nature for man.“
— Махатма Ганди pre-eminent leader of Indian nationalism during British-ruled India 1869 - 1948
1940s, Harijan (27 October 1946) p. 369
„Law steps in where nature fails: virtually everywhere. Laws create nature - a male nature and a female nature and natural intercourse - by telling errant, unnatural human beings what to do and what not to do to protect and express their real nature - the real man, the real female, the real hierarchy thta natture or God created putting man on top.“
— Andrea Dworkin, livro Intercourse
Intercourse (1987), Chapter 8
„The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but only to have the law of nature for his rule.“
— Samuel Adams American statesman, Massachusetts governor, and political philosopher 1722 - 1803
The Rights of the Colonists (1772)
— Henry Adams, livro The Education of Henry Adams
— David Dinkins former mayor of New York City 1927
quoted by By Rudolf Melik in The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World (Page 57).
„Even if all the laws of psychology were known, one could make a prediction about the behavior of a man only if in addition to the laws, the special nature of the particular situation were known.“
— Kurt Lewin German-American psychologist 1890 - 1947
1930s, Principles of topological psychology, 1936, p. 11.
„It is not true that equality is a law of nature. nature has made nothing equal, her sovereign law is subordination and dependence.“
— Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues French writer, a moralist 1715 - 1747
Reflections and Maxims (1746), Il est faux que l’égalité soit une loi de la nature. La nature n’a rien fait d’égal; la loi souveraine est la subordination et la dépendance. p. 180.
— Frank Lloyd Wright American architect (1867-1959) 1867 - 1959
As quoted in The Wright Style (1992) by Carla Lind, p. 3
„An apparent contradiction of a natural law is only the rarely occurring proof of another natural law.“
— Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Austrian writer 1830 - 1916
Aphorisms (1880/1893), Ein scheinbarer Widerspruch gegen ein Naturgesetz ist nur die selten vorkommende Betätigung eines andern Naturgesetzes. p. 36.
— Jacob Bronowski Polish-born British mathematician 1908 - 1974
— John Locke, livro Dois Tratados sobre o Governo
Two Treatises of Government (1689), Context: Freedom of Men under Government is, to have a standing Rule to live by, common to every one of that Society, and made by the Legislative Power erected in it; a Liberty to follow my own Will in all things, where the Rule prescribes not; and not to be subject to the inconstant, uncertain, unknown, Arbitrary Will of another Man: as Freedom of Nature is, to be under no other restraint but the Law of Nature. Second Treatise of Civil Government, Ch. IV, sec. 21
„It used to be said, that in places like this, nature eventually failed to support man, the truth is exactly the reverse, here man failed to support nature. Ten thousand years ago man regarded the natural world as divine, but as he domesticated animals and plants so nature lost some of its mystery and appeared to be little more than a larder that could be raided with impunity.“
— David Attenborough British broadcaster and naturalist 1926
The First Eden (1987), 52 min 20 sec
„The future of great business lies in man’s comprehension of the principle of Balance in Natural Law and his determination to work WITH it instead of against it.“
— Walter Russell American philosopher 1871 - 1963
The Man who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe
— John Dryden, The Conquest of Granada
The Conquest of Granada (1669-1670), Context: I am as free as Nature first made man, Ere the base laws of servitude began, When wild in woods the noble savage ran. Part 1, Act I, scene i.
„The violence of beast on beast is read
As natural law, but upright man
Seeks his divinity by inflicting pain.“
— Derek Walcott Saint Lucian–Trinidadian poet and playwright 1930 - 2017
"A Far Cry from Africa" (1962)
— Michael Faraday English scientist 1791 - 1867
Context: ALL THIS IS A DREAM. Still examine it by a few experiments. Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature; and in such things as these, experiment is the best test of such consistency. Laboratory journal entry #10,040 (19 March 1849); published in The Life and Letters of Faraday (1870) Vol. II, edited by Henry Bence Jones https://archive.org/stream/lifelettersoffar02joneiala#page/248/mode/2up/search/wonderful,p.248.This has sometimes been quoted partially as "Nothing is too wonderful to be true," and can be seen engraved above the doorway of the south entrance to the Humanities Building at UCLA in Los Angeles, California. http://lit250v.library.ucla.edu/islandora/object/edu.ucla.library.universityArchives.historicPhotographs%3A67
„A people is not led according to its will; the democratic formula; nor according to the will of one individual: the dictatorial formula. But according to laws. I do not talk here of man-made laws. There are norms, natural laws of life; and there are norms, natural laws of death. Laws of life and laws of death. A nation is headed for life or death according to its respect for one or the other of these laws.“
— Corneliu Zelea Codreanu Romanian politician 1899 - 1938
For My Legionaries: The Iron Guard (1936), Politics