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On the subject of emigration, it is not my ...
by Charles Sturt

On the subject of emigration, it is not my intention to dwell at any length.
- Charles Sturt

We moved leisurely towards Mount Foster,
on the 22nd, and arrived opposite to it a little before sunset.
- Charles Sturt

In a colony constituted like that of New South Wales,
the proportion of crime must of course be great.
- Charles Sturt

The year 1826 was remarkable for the commencement of
one of those fearful droughts to which we have reason
to believe the climate of New South Wales is periodically subject.
- Charles Sturt

 

In this eventful period the colony of New South Wales is already far advanced.
- Charles Sturt

If we strike a line to the N.W.
from Sydney to Wellington Valley, we shall find that
little change takes place in the geological features of the country.
- Charles Sturt

Farming implements are as cheap in Sydney as in England.
- Charles Sturt

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The staple of our Australian colonies,
but more particularly of New South Wales,
the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production,
- is fine wool.
- Charles Sturt

I had no inducement to proceed further into the interior.
I had been sufficiently disappointed in the termination of this excursion,
and the track before me was still less inviting.
- Charles Sturt

It is to be feared that those who emigrate to New South Wales,
generally anticipate too great facility in their future
operations and certainty of success in conducting them;
but they should recollect that competency cannot be obtained without labour.
- Charles Sturt

Now it is evident that a little insight into the customs
of every people is necessary to insure a kindly communication;
this,
joined with patience and kindness, will seldom fail
with the natives of the interior.
- Charles Sturt

We had not seen any natives for many days,
but a few passed the camp on the opposite side of the
river on the evening of the 25th.
They would not, however, come to us;
but fled into the interior in great apparent alarm.
- Charles Sturt

Australia is properly speaking an island,
but it is so much larger than every other island on the face of the globe,
that it is classed as a continent in order to convey
to the mind a just idea of its magnitude.
- Charles Sturt

The main consideration with those who,
possessing some capital, propose to emigrate as the
means of improving their condition,
is, the society likely to be found in the land fixed
on for their future residence.
- Charles Sturt

Mount Harris is of basaltic formation,
but I could not observe any columnar regularity in it,
although large blocks are exposed above the ground.
The rock is extremely hard and sonorous.
- Charles Sturt

These matters having been arranged, I had a temporary
awning erected near the river,
and was for three or four days busily employed writing
an account of our journey for the Governor's information.
- Charles Sturt

The increasing importance of Sydney must in some measure
be attributed to the flourishing condition of the colony itself,
to the industry of its farmers, to the successful enterprise of its merchants,
and to particular local causes.
- Charles Sturt

Yet, upon the whole, the space I traversed is unlikely
to become the haunt of civilized man,
or will only become so in isolated spots,
as a chain of connection to a more fertile country;
if such a country exist to the westward.
- Charles Sturt

One of the greatest objections which families have to New South Wales,
is their apprehension of the moral effects that are
likely to overwhelm them by bad example,
and for which no success in life could compensate.
- Charles Sturt

Let there be peace on earth.
And let it begin with me.
- Jill Jackson Miller

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is your day to Spread Wing and Soar.
Fly Life on Free Wings, and Sing to its Glory.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Opportunity dances with those already on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

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

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is easier to put on slippers
than to carpet the entire world
- Al Franken

The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.
- Bob Proctor

Never impose on others what
you would not choose for yourself.
- Confucius (Ancient Chinese)

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

You can never solve a problem on the level
on which it was created.
- Albert Einstein

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never give up on the most important goals in your life.
Never give up on your life purpose.
Never give up on your core values.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true
were really true, there would be little hope of advance.
- Orville Wright

We can always choose to perceive things differently.
You can focus on what's wrong in your life,
or you can focus on what's right.
- Marianne Williamson

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions,
it is governed by our mental attitude.
- Dale Carnegie

You're standing on the threshold of success.
Don't look down, it'll make you dizzy.
- the character Timothy Q. Mouse in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Anger is an acid that can do more harm
to the vessel in which it is stored
than to anything on which it is poured.
- Mark Twain

Vision stands on the shoulders of what is actual
to get a better view of what is possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Go to the people
Live among them
Learn from them
Love them
Serve them
Plan with them
Start with what they know
Build on what they have.
- Jimmy Yen (Y. C. James Yen)

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson


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