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Ellsworth Huntington Quotes and Sayings

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We are learning, too, that the love of beauty is one
of Nature's greatest healers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

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Thus the races, though alike in their physical response to climate,
may possibly be different in their mental response
because they have approached America by different paths.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Curiously enough man's body and his mind appear to
differ in their climatic adaptations.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Year by year we are learning that in this restless,
strenuous American life of ours vacations are essential.
- Ellsworth Huntington

 

A journey of four hundred and thirty miles can be made
in any part of the United States,
but in Turkey it takes as many days.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Man could not stay there forever.
He was bound to spread to new regions,
partly because of his innate migratory tendency and
partly because of Nature's stern urgency.
- Ellsworth Huntington

It seems strange that almost no other traces of the
strong vikings are found in America.
- Ellsworth Huntington

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The geysers and hot springs of the Yellowstone are
another proof of recent volcanic activity.
- Ellsworth Huntington

From first to last the civilization of America has
been bound up with its physical environment.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The Negro, however, has been tested on an extensive scale.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Although mountains may guide migrations,
the plains are the regions where people dwell in greatest numbers.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Except on their southern borders the great northern
forests are not good as a permanent home for man.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Geologists are rapidly becoming convinced that the
mammals spread from their central Asian point of origin
largely because of great variations in climate.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The evidence points to central Asia as man's original home,
for the general movement of human migrations has been
outward from that region and not inward.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

According to the now almost universally accepted theory,
all the races of mankind had a common origin.
- Ellsworth Huntington

In America the most widespread type of forest is the
evergreen coniferous woodland of the north.
- Ellsworth Huntington

America is the last great goal of these migrations.
- Ellsworth Huntington

America forms the longest and straightest bone in the earth's skeleton.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Surprising as it may seem, this study indicates that
similar conditions are best for all sorts of races.
- Ellsworth Huntington

In fact, the history of North America has been perhaps
more profoundly influenced by man's inheritance from
his past homes than by the physical features of his present home.
- Ellsworth Huntington

History in its broadest aspect is a record of man's
migrations from one environment to another.
- Ellsworth Huntington

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

For the source of any characteristic so widespread
and uniform as this adaptation to environment we must
go back to the very beginning of the human race.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The coast of British Columbia was one of the three
chief centers of aboriginal America.
- Ellsworth Huntington

The human organism inherits so delicate an adjustment to climate that,
in spite of man's boasted ability to live anywhere,
the strain of the frozen North eliminates the more
nervous and active types of mind.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north
must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers,
a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur
company to maintain a practical monopoly.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains,
coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks,
and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Today, no less than in the past, the tetrahedral form
of the earth and the relation of the tetrahedron to
the poles and to the equator preserve the conditions
that favor rapid evolution.
- Ellsworth Huntington

After washing there was no place to pour the water
except out of the window onto the heads of the people in the streets,
which is the proper place to throw everything that is not wanted.
- Ellsworth Huntington

No part of the world can be truly understood without
a knowledge of its garment of vegetation,
for this determines not only the nature of the animal
inhabitants but also the occupations of the majority of human beings.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Again and again, to be sure, on the way to America,
and under many other circumstances, man has passed
through the most adverse climates and has survived,
but he has flourished and waxed strong only in certain zones.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Although farming of any sort was almost as impossible
in the plains as in the dry regions of winter rains farther west,
the abundance of buffaloes made life much easier in many respects.
- Ellsworth Huntington

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.
- John F. Kennedy

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

True learning is not about facts,
but about conscious appreciation
of the experience of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only when we forget all our learning that we begin to know.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are no secrets to success.
It is the result of preparation,
hard work, and learning from failure.
- Colin Powell

We learn more by looking for the answer
to a question and not finding it
than we do from learning the answer itself.
- Lloyd Alexander

The hardest of all, is learning to be
a well of affection, and not a fountain,
to show them that we love them,
not when we feel like it, but when they do.
- Nan Fairbrother

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't limit a child to your own learning,
for he was born in another time.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The signs of outstanding leadership
appear primarily among the followers.
Are the followers reaching their potential?
Are they learning? Serving?
Do they achieve the required results?
Do they change with grace? Manage conflict?
- Max De Pree

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought
for with ardor and diligence.
- Abigail Adams

True, a little learning is a dangerous thing,
but it still beats total ignorance.
- Abigail Van Buren

Learning never exhausts the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
- Isaac Watts

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

While I thought that I was learning how to live,
I have been learning how to die.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
- Jim Rohn

Women have to harness their power - its absolutely true.
It's just learning not to take the first no.
And if you can't go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
- Cher

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
- Albert Einstein

We are a long time in learning that all our strength and salvation is in God.
- David Brainerd

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning
the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival
skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things
that made life to me glorious -
friendship and learning.
- Jane Harrison

Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious.
- Ambrose Bierce

Learning sleeps and snores in libraries,
but wisdom is everywhere, wide awake,
on tiptoe.
- Josh Billings

Men have a respect for scholarship and learning
greatly out of proportion to the use they commonly serve.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is utterly false and cruelly arbitrary
to put all the play and learning into childhood,
all the work into middle age,
and all the regrets into old age.
- Margaret Mead

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

There is only one thing more painful than learning
from experience and that is not learning from experience.
- Archibald McLeish


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