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In the depths of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.

In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

Is dishwater dull? Naturalists with microscopes have told me that it teems with quiet fun.

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

It is not necessarily those lands which are the most fertile or most favored climate that seem to me the happiest, but those in which a long stroke of adaptation between man and his environment has brought out the best qualities of both.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.

It is truly a most Christian exercise to extract a sentiment of piety from the works and appearances of nature. Our Saviour expatiates on a flower, and draws from it the delightful argument of confidence in God. He gives us to see that taste may be combined with piety, and that the same heart may be occupied with all that is serious in the contemplations of religion, and be, at the same time, alive to the charms and loveliness of nature.

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.

It were happy if we studied nature more in natural things; and acted according to nature, whose rules are few, plain, and most reasonable.

Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.

Letting a hundred flowers blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend is the policy for promoting the progress of the arts and the sciences and a flourishing culture in our land.

Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.

Light may be shed on man and his origins.


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