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I wanted to know the name of every stone
by George Washington Carver

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

Related topics: Nature Adventure

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

 

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

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Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

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

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
- George Washington Carver

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
- George Washington Carver

When our thoughts - which bring actions -
are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white,
we are in a living hell.
That is as real as hell will ever be.
- George Washington Carver

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

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

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. "Pooh?" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's hand.
"I just wanted to be sure of you."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

I wanted to be with the kind of people I'd grown up with,
but you can't go back to them and be one of them again,
no matter how hard you try.
- Ethel Waters

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up.
I wish my grandmother had done the same.
I wanted my girls to know me.
- Carol Burnett

I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
but I can't get my wife to go swimming.
- Anonymous

My mother asked me what I wanted for my birthday,
so I said I wanted to read poetry with her.
- Guy Johnson

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things
no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving
America a new sense of purpose.
- Andy Rooney

There's sometimes a weird benefit to having an alcoholic,
violent father.
He really motivated me in that I never wanted to be anything like him.
- Dean Koontz

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix,
but I could never quite pull it off.
- Bryan Ferry

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

If God wanted us to fly, He would have given us tickets.
- Mel Brooks

Earth Day 1970 was irrefutable evidence that the American
people understood the environmental threat and wanted action to resolve it.
- Barry Commoner

I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever
wanted to leave our house.
- Anthony Anderson

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.
- Joan Rivers

Love cannot endure indifference.
It needs to be wanted.
Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart,
or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I
should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

I wanted to marry a girl just like my mom.
- Michael Bergin

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Wanted: a needle swift enough to sew this poem into a blanket.
- Charles Simic

I drank some boiling water because I wanted to whistle.
- Mitch Hedberg

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

I decided I wanted to be a lawyer when I was 11 years of age.
- Johnnie Cochran

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

In my prayers I never said I needed a home.
I said I wanted a sanctuary.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I wanted to take up music, so my father bought me a blunt instrument.
He told me to knock myself out.
- Jay London

My boyfriend and I broke up.
He wanted to get married and I didn't want him to.
- Rita Rudner

Today is the right day to do
what you have long wanted to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one.
So I got a cake.
- Mitch Hedberg

Designers are very fickle.
I never wanted to be a victim of that.
You're in one minute, out the next.
- Tyra Banks

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I always imagined I could be what I wanted to be.
- Chris Brown

I always wanted to be on a sitcom.
- Victoria Jackson

And I love doing my own projects; that's what I've always wanted to do.
- Stanley Tucci

I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted.
- Frederick Douglass

I did everything.
I ran my life exactly as I wanted to,
all the time.
I never listened to anybody.
I'm pig-headed.
- Michael Caine

Kevin and Annette...
I wanted them to do it together.
They clearly wanted to work with each other.
- Sam Mendes

When I was younger I was trying to do what I wanted to do,
not what the game wanted me to do.
- Thierry Henry

Young man, if God had wanted you to see me that way,
he would have put your eyes in your bellybutton.
- Lillian Gish

Cinemas gained new young audiences who wanted films made for them.
- Andrzej Wajda

I was single-minded on what I wanted to do since I was like nine or ten.
- Sam Elliott

I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas
I'm singing and writing about these days.
It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
- Jody Watley

I would say this in terms of my career,
that my career provided me with everything that I wanted,
and I think a man is fortunate if he can say that at the end of his life.
- E. Howard Hunt

If we only wanted to be happy, it would be easy;
but we want to be happier than other people,
and that is almost always difficult,
since we think them happier than they are.
- Charles de Montesquieu

I wanted to go to regular high school -
it looked like a lot of fun.
- Tommy Rettig

I realised from a very early age that God gave me a gift,
and that gift was to run, and I wanted to use it to the best of my ability.
- Betty Cuthbert

I wrote in the book very specifically what I wanted to write about,
period, and left it at.
- Kate Adie


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