This is nature’s beauty

It absolutely follows from my doctrine, that every being is its own work. Nature, which is incapable of falsehood and is as native as genius, asserts the same thing downright; since each being merely kindles the spark of life at another exactly similar being, and then makes itself before our eyes, taking the materials for this from outside, form and movement from its own self; this process we call growth and development. Thus, even empirically each being stands before us as its own work. But Nature’s language is not understood because it is too simple.

A. Schopenhauer’s Fourfold Root of the Principle of Sufficient Reason

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As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

15 thoughts on “This is nature’s beauty

  1. Hi Mak,
    What a nice, poetic quote. I was reading a biography on Schopenhauer and it got lost under a pile of other books, but I’ll dig it up again, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • makagutu says:

      Hello lively, I notice you have changed the moniker and the avatar! Glad you liked it.

      I at long last have found out why in the Untimely Essays, Nietzsche refers to him as the Educator for he surely is. I am going to write his views on evolution, I think it can stand on its own without me adding any remarks but it is quite profound.


  2. Ishaiya says:

    Excellent quote Noel ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. john zande says:

    ‘Nature, which is incapable of falsehood’…. that is supremely excellent.


  4. Liberty of Thinking says:

    Noel, yout can’t be serious!? Schopenhauer? There you go:
    “With our knowledge of the complete unalterability both of character and of mental faculties, we are led to the view that a real and thorough improvement of the human race might be reached not so much from outside as from within, not so much by theory and instruction as rather by the path of generation. Plato had something of the kind in mind when, in the fifth book of his Republic, he explained his plan for increasing and improving his warrior caste. If we could castrate all scoundrels and stick all stupid geese in a convent, and give men of noble character a whole harem, and procure men, and indeed thorough men, for all girls of intellect and understanding, then a generation would soon arise which would produce a better age than that of Pericles.”
    Any comments?


    • makagutu says:

      Yes am sure it Schopenhauer. As to this divine Plato was wrong, for in thinking of his ideal state, he thought of eugenics, where women were chosen as breeders for different classes, something that you or I or any rational being wouldn’t excuse. In supporting it, if he supported Plato as it appears in the above quotation, he was wrong and I can’t stand with him here.


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