What is law of nature?

  • (noun): A generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature.
    Synonyms: law

Famous quotes containing the words law of, nature and/or law:

    If one mistreats citizens of foreign countries, one infringes upon one’s duty toward one’s own subjects; for thus one exposes them to the law of retribution.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Would it not be worth while to discover nature in Milton? be native to the universe? I, too, love Concord best, but I am glad when I discover, in oceans and wildernesses far away, the material of a million Concords: indeed, I am lost, unless I discover them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    No great idea in its beginning can ever be within the law. How can it be within the law? The law is stationary. The law is fixed. The law is a chariot wheel which binds us all regardless of conditions or place or time.
    Emma Goldman (1869–1940)