Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
There is no desire more natural than the desire for knowledge.
The natural barriers between England and Scotland were not sufficient to prevent the extension of the Saxon settlements and kingdoms across the border.
A man’s ‘original and natural right’ to make all contracts that are ‘intrinsically obligatory,’ and to coerce the fulfillment of them, is one of the most valuable and indispensable of all human possessions.
Custom is our nature. What are our natural principles but principles of custom?
The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.
To deprive a man of his natural liberty and to deny to him the ordinary amenities of life is worse then starving the body; it is starvation of the soul, the dweller in the body.
Although modesty is natural to man, it is not natural to children. Modesty only begins with the knowledge of evil.
On my reservation, we had one of the most abundant fisheries in the world and hundreds of thousands of acres of wild rice beds. We’ve lost a lot of it, but there’s still natural wealth that could support our communities.