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Proverbs containing the word Nature

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin

In general usage this proverb means that the show of a fundamental human emotion, or even human weakness, often has the effect of bringing... Read more →

Self-preservation is the first law of nature

We often use this as an excuse for our own selfish conduct - for 'looking after number one'.

Nature abhors a vacuum

This idea was first expressed by Plutarch as early as the first century AD and is much quoted today. It means that any natural deficiency tends... Read more →