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Having contemplated this admirable grove,
by William Bartram

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

Related topics: Nature

My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves,
chearful meadows, and high distant forests,
which in grand order presented themselves to view.
- William Bartram

It may be proper to observe, that I had now passed
the utmost frontier of the white settlements on that border.
- William Bartram

Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds,
even the granivorous tribes.
- William Bartram

 

The parental, and filial affections seem to be as ardent,
their sensibility and attachment, as active and faithful,
as those observed to be in human nature.
- William Bartram

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation,
we shall find manifest examples of premeditation,
perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice,
in order to effect their purpose.
- William Bartram

Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless,
of their own and other tribes, when abandoned.
- William Bartram

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On the recollection of so many and great favours and blessings,
I now, with a high sense of gratitude,
presume to offer up my sincere thanks to the Almighty,
the Creator and Preserver.
- William Bartram

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned,
in the first place, to the various works of Nature,
to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore,
and to offer such useful observations on the different
productions as may occur.
- William Bartram

First I shall name the eagle, of which there are three species:
the great grey eagle is the largest,
of great strength and high flight; he chiefly preys
on fawns and other young quadrupeds.
- William Bartram

Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen;
but birds are not numerous in desart forests;
they draw near to the habitations of men,
as I have constantly observed in all my travels.
- William Bartram

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal.
The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin E. Mays

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

We never repent of having eaten too little.
- Thomas Jefferson

Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Even the rich are hungry for love,
for being cared for, for being wanted,
for having someone to call their own.
- Mother Teresa

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

The key to happiness is having dreams.
The key to success is making your dreams come true.
- Anonymous

Having set a direction, begin - begin today.
Take action - take action every day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Only put off until tomorrow
what you are willing to die having left undone.
- Pablo Picasso

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes
but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

By having a reverence for life,
we enter into a spiritual relation with the world.
By practicing reverence for life we become good, deep, and alive.
- Albert Schweitzer

Having a personal opinion is great.
Believing that one's personal opinion is absolute truth
leads to most of the world's troubles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not the same having seen the moon shine
on the other side of the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All unhappiness comes from either
having less than yesterday,
or from having less than one's neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our unhappiness is triggered by either
having less than yesterday,
or having less than our neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the advantages of being disorganized is that
one is always having surprising discoveries.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I forgive myself completely for having created stories of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The sage does not hoard.
The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself,
Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more;
having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
- Lao Tzu

Lives based on having are less free
than lives based on doing or being.
- E.Y. Harburg

It is my desire, in the office of a Christian minister,
to do nothing which I cannot do with my whole heart.
Having said this, I have said all.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

On the ordinary view of each species
having been independently created,
we gain no scientific explanation.
- Charles Darwin

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

Falling in love and having a relationship
are two different things.
- Keanu Reeves

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

There is nothing more depressing,
than having everything,
and still feeling sad.
- Janet Jackson

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I forgive myself completely
for having created stories of suffering.
I forgive myself for all
my angers, resentments, jealousies,
and all the other emotions of suffering.
I have unbounded compassion for myself
at all times and under all circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational
act that two people in love can commit.
- Bill Cosby

There is no pleasure in having nothing to do;
the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it.
- Mary Wilson Little

TEAMWORK...means never having to take all the blame yourself.
- Anonymous

"Being practical" is the antithesis of having faith and love.
"Being practical" is an expression of fear.
When you live from love and faith, you will be compassionate,
confident, and loving -- and no longer feel the need to "be practical."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A great part of courage is the courage
of having done the thing before.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Maybe there is no actual place called hell.
Maybe hell is just having to listen to our grandparents
breathe through their noses when they're eating sandwiches.
- Jim Carrey

I shall not die of a cold.
I shall die of having lived.
- Willa Cather

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

I've said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice.
Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts,
but I never noticed.
- B. B. King

For me, nothing has ever taken precedence over being
a mother and having a family and a home.
- Jessica Lange

It's not the having, it's the getting.
- Charles Spurgeon

Having inner beauty is something you develop on your own,
and I like to think I have that.
- Cindy Margolis

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without
having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
- Douglas Adams

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.
- Orson Welles

Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same.
- Oscar Wilde

I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy.
First, let her think she's having her own way.
And second, let her have it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The family teaches us about the importance of knowledge,
education, hard work and effort.
It teaches us about enjoying ourselves,
having fun, keeping fit and healthy.
- Kamisese Mara

It doesn't matter about money; having it,
not having it.
Or having clothes, or not having them.
You're still left alone with yourself in the end.
- Billy Idol


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