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I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.

I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?

I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

If we did not take great pains to corrupt our nature, our nature would never corrupt us.

If you watch how nature deals with adversity, continually renewing itself, you can't help but learn.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

In contemplation of created things, by steps we may ascend to God.

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences.

In nature things move violently to their place, and calmly in their place.

In nature, all is managed for the best with perfect frugality and just reserve, profuse to none, but bountiful to all; never employing on one thing more than enough, but with exact economy retrenching the superfluous, and adding force to what is principal in everything.

In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.


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