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When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
by 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

Related topics: Inspirational Nature Live-By

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

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

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

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

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

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

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

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Take time to contemplate -
away from the opinions and influence of others -
what you really want
and what you believe to be important in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our opportunity is to visualize a kinder world.
To sing glad songs of tomorrow -
imagining a world of love -
of the whole world filled with love.
To offer our hand... often.
To breathe deeply and honor ourselves.
To pause and contemplate... just because.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mine is the first generation able to contemplate the
possibility that we may live our entire lives without
going to war or sending our children to war.
- Tony Blair

I am not really retired, and may never be completely,
but I can't think of a better place to contemplate
retirement than New York City.
- Robert MacNeil

I have to stay alone in order to fully contemplate and feel nature.
- Caspar David Friedrich

Better to illuminate than merely to shine,
to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate.
- Thomas Aquinas

I saw Mussolini tirelessly contemplate a parade of thousands of young men.
- Georges Simenon

I just love jumping into someone else's life.
It is a relatively cheap way to experience things you
would be too scared to contemplate in your own life.
- Dougray Scott

To contemplate war is to think about the most horrible of human experiences.
- Robert Byrd

Let us be moral.
Let us contemplate existence.
- Charles Dickens

It would not be foolish to contemplate the possibility
of a far greater progress still.
- John Maynard Keynes

We can only know one thing about God -
that he is what we are not.
Our wretchedness alone is an image of this.
The more we contemplate it, the more we contemplate him.
- Simone Weil

In order to improve the mind, we ought less to learn,
than to contemplate.
- Rene Descartes

Talk about it only enough to do it.
Dream about it only enough to feel it.
Think about it only enough to understand it.
Contemplate it only enough to be it.
- Jean Toomer

What has happened to architecture since the second
world war that the only passers-by who can contemplate
it without pain are those equipped with a white stick and a dog?
- Bernard Levin

It takes an extraordinary intelligence to contemplate the obvious.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Look out into the universe and contemplate the glory of God.
Observe the stars, millions of them,
twinkling in the night sky,
all with a message of unity, part of the very nature of God.
- Sai Baba

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that
it can make us love life and value it with such passion
that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art.
- Paul Theroux

I don't for the life of me understand how anybody could
contemplate the results of the 2000 election in the
US and say that electoral politics doesn't matter any more,
and that Ralph Nader was right when he said there is
no difference between the two parties.
- Todd Gitlin

The quality of life is so different in France.
There is the possibility of living a simple life.
I would never contemplate raising my daughter in LA.
I would never raise any child there.
- Johnny Depp

The best I can say is that it's better for me to write
about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa.
It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily.
- Paul Westerberg

I'm not running away from the fact that I had previously
said I did not contemplate a major increase,
and that was a fair statement of the Government's state
of mind at the time I made that.
- John Howard

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity,
and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing
performance and self devotion,
we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features,
by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan

Before this address to my countrymen is closed,
I beg leave to observe, that as a new century has dawned upon us,
the mind is naturally led ot contemplate the great
events that have run parallel with and have just closed the last.
- Mercy Otis Warren

Like most musicians, I'm good at becoming immersed
in the music that I am currently working on.
We seldom lift up our heads to contemplate even the
music we will be doing in the future,
let alone what we've done in the past.
- Tony Levin

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another.
This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union.
The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom,
for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
- Cyril Connolly

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the mind that is still,
the whole universe surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Our opportunity is to Soar our Spirit.
To see Light and Joy in everything.
To spread our wings and fly boldly.
To give thanks for rainbows and butterflies -
our symbols of renewal and rebirth.
To offer daily Thanksgiving - for ourselves, our family,
our friends, our community, for the whole world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

If you have found your truth within yourself
there is nothing more in this whole existence to find.
- Osho

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

The whole world can gossip about you,
and if you don't take it personally you are immune.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Only one who devotes himself to a cause
with his whole strength and soul
can be a true master.
For this reason mastery demands all of a person.
- Albert Einstein

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit.
Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever,
even if your whole world seems upset.
- Saint Francis de Sales

That which is hateful to you,
do not do to your fellow.
That is the whole Torah;
the rest is the explanation.
- Talmud (Jewish Wisdom)

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Everything deep is also simple
and can be reproduced simply
as long as its reference
to the whole truth is maintained.
But what matters is not what is witty
but what is true.
- Albert Schweitzer


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