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To hold, as 't were, the mirror up to nature.

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light.

Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. . . If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. . . . for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.

Trees are Earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.

What profusion is there in His work! When trees blossom there is not a single breastpin, but a whole bosom-full of gems; and of leaves they have so many suits that they can throw them away to the winds all summer long. What unnumbered cathedrals has He reared in the forest shades, vast and grand, full of curious carvings, and haunted evermore by tremulous music; and in the heavens above, how do stars seem to have flown out of His hand faster than sparks out of a mighty forge!

Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.

When a man wantonly destroys a work of man we call him a vandal; when a man destroys one of the works of God, we call him a sportsman.

When all else is lost, the future still remains.

When elephants fight it is the grass that suffers.

When I first open my eyes upon the morning meadows and look out upon the beautiful world, I thank God I am alive.

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.


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