"Normal human activity is worse for nature than the greatest nuclear accident in history."

"There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story."

 

"It is a wholesome and necessary thing for us to turn again to the earth and in the contemplation of her beauties to know of wonder and humility."

 

"Alas! how little does the memory of these human inhabitants enhance the beauty of the landscape!" -Thoreau

 

"As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives" - Thoreau

 

"A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

 

"Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying."

 

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

 

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

 

"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while."

 

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

 

"Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life."

"And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touched by the thorns. "

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