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Charles Sturt Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell PHOTO

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

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

You must not under any pretense allow
your mind to dwell on any thought
that is not positive, constructive, optimistic, kind.
- Emmet Fox

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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)

It is only through labor and painful effort,
by grim energy and resolute courage,
that we move on to better things.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion.
You must set yourself on fire.
- Reggie Leach

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

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

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Each one of us has our own perspective
on everything we see in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

You can't base your life on other people's expectations.
- Stevie Wonder

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind,
than on outward circumstances.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

Courage is the ladder on which all other virtues mount.
- Clare Boothe Luce

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain


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