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There is that in the glance of a flower which may at
by John Muir

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at
times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
- John Muir

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The power of imagination makes us infinite.
- John Muir

When we try to pick out anything by itself,
we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

To the lover of wilderness,
Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- John Muir

 

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

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.
- John Muir

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

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

Take a course in good water and air;
and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.
Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
- John Muir

The mountains are calling and I must go.
- John Muir

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
- John Muir

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- John Muir

Let children walk with Nature,
let them see the beautiful blendings
and communions of death and life,
their joyous inseparable unity,
as taught in woods and meadows,
plains and mountains and streams
of our blessed star,
and they will learn that death
is stingless indeed,
and as beautiful as life.
- John Muir

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
- John Muir

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature,
and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
- John Muir

The retrospective glance is a relatively easy gesture for us to make.
- George Crumb

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines
can tell this at a glance -
a sharp,
vindictive glance.
- James Thurber

On film you put all your energies into a single glance.
- Alan Rickman

If one had but a single glance to give the world,
one should gaze on Istanbul.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

A subject which at first glance seems quite removed
from the undeclared concern of the book can encapsulate that concern.
- W. G. Sebald

Never judge someone by who he's in love with;
judge him by his friends.
People fall in love with the most appalling people.
Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals.
- Cynthia Heimel

Any one must see at a glance that if men and women
marry those whom they do not love,
they must love those whom they do not marry.
- Harriet Martineau

On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades,
gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we
came in sight of the long stone buildings.
- Nellie Bly

You don't need a pickup line.
Just glance at a woman from across the room.
Glance - don't stare.
- Jenny McCarthy

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first
glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe
and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
- Carolus Linnaeus

I think I am one of those who can manage not to take
on a completely different appearance under their own glance.
- Jean Rostand

You glance at an e-mail.
You give more attention to a real letter.
- Judith Martin

No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can
break through into a girl's heart.
- Nancy Thayer

An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words.
- Robert Smithson

If we glance at the most important revolutions in history,
we see at once that the greatest number of these originated
in the periodical revolutions on the human mind.
- Wilhelm von Humboldt

She stops, pauses, turns to the left to glance at some
possible threat or irregularity,
and then continues to the north.
This motion, so intensely human, transcends time.
- Mary Leakey

But before looking to the future, let's glance back
at the road we've traveled these past two years because
that is the source of much of the optimism we are all
feeling about the future.
- Linda Lingle

To be content with life or to live merrily,
rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting,
superficial glance; the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience,
extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images,
that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed...
And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance,
it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
- Saint Augustine

A quick glance at the American left reveals a movement
in the midst of a nervous breakdown,
displaying behavior that goes beyond inconsistency
into the realm of bipolar moods and multiple personality disorders.
- Michael Medved

So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this,
and I happened to glance over to the other side of
the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen.
And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!'
- Ellen Burstyn

A flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

The flower which is single need not envy
the thorns that are numerous.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Know that a flower is a weed seen through joyful eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
- John Lennon

Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower.
Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
- Victor Hugo

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens
reflect the kind of care they get.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

When the heart-mind opens, the nectar of its flower is Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the answer, and you know that for sure;
Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow.
- John Lennon

Sow a seed and the earth will yield you a flower.
Dream your dream to the sky
and it will bring you your beloved.
- Khalil Gibran

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

If instead of a gem, or even a flower,
we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend,
that would be giving as the angels give.
- George MacDonald

The flower is the poetry of reproduction.
It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
- Albert Camus

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale,
you could not ignore its beauty.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
- Lewis Mumford

Happiness is the natural flower of duty.
- Phillips Brooks

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.
- Gerard De Nerval

The career of a sage is of two kinds:
He is either honored by all in the world,
Like a flower waving its head,
Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
- Lao Tzu

By plucking her petals,
you do not gather the beauty of the flower.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume,
so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
- John Dewey

For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring
like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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