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, law of, nature and/or law:

    There is but one law for all, namely that law which governs all law, the law of our Creator, the law of humanity, justice, equity—the law of nature and of nations.
    Edmund Burke (1729–1797)

    It seems to be a law of nature that no man, unless he has some obvious physical deformity, ever is loth to sit for his portrait.
    Max Beerbohm (1872–1956)

    The mob is man voluntarily descending to the nature of the beast. Its fit hour of activity is night. Its actions are insane like its whole constitution. It persecutes a principle; it would whip a right; it would tar and feather justice, by inflicting fire and outrage upon the houses and persons of those who have these. It resembles the prank of boys, who run with fire-engines to put out the ruddy aurora streaming to the stars.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    There’s no law against taking off a spaceship. It’s never been done so they haven’t gotten around to prohibiting it.
    Rip Van Ronkel, and Robert A. Heinlein (1907–1988)