Natural science will in time incorporate into itself the science of man, just as the science of man will incorporate into itself natural science: there will be one science.
We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being.
To revolt is a natural tendency of life. Even a worm turns against the foot that crushes it. In general, the vitality and relative dignity of an animal can be measured by the intensity of its instinct to revolt.
All ways of living can be sanctified, and for each individual, the ideal way is that to which our Lord leads him through the natural development of his tastes and the pressure of circumstances.
Persecution produced its natural effect on them. It found them a sect; it made them a faction.
It is natural to try to understand one’s own time and to seek to analyse the forces that move it.
Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property; together with the right to defend them in the best manner they can.
For a man who has done his natural duty, death is as natural as sleep.
I think the idea of the social construction of beauty – this idea that beauty is simply whatever culture or society says it is – is on the run. Of course, beauty does arise in a cultural context. No one ever denies that. But there’s also a natural response people have to it.
I have often said that just as the French revolution, for instance, understood itself through antiquity, I think our time can be understood through the French revolution. It is quite a natural process to use other times to understand your own time.