Bryant H. McGill
Charles F. Kettering
Chris Van Allsburg
Henry Ward Beecher
J. B. Priestley
Jerry B. Jenkins
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thomas A. Edison
"The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson"
"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while"
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin"
"Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer"
"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything"
"Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence"
"A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart"
"Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative"
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better"
"One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste"
"Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing"
"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair"
"Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains"
"There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind"
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind"
"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind"
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower"
"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it"
"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain"
"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly"
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom"
"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful"
"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"
"When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars"
"He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature"
"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song"
"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on"
"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods"
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