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John Hersey Quotes and Sayings

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And, as if nature were protecting man against his own ingenuity,
the reproductive processes were affected for a time;
men became sterile,
women had miscarriages, menstruation stopped.
- John Hersey

It's a failure of national vision when you regard children as weapons,
and talents as materials you can mine,
assay, and fabricate for profit and defense.
- John Hersey

Learning starts with failure; the first failure is
the beginning of education.
- John Hersey

The second stage set in ten or fifteen days after the bombing.
Its first symptom was falling hair.
Diarrhea and fever, which in some cases went as high as 106,
came next.
- John Hersey

 

Journalism allows its readers to witness history;
fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.
- John Hersey

The doctors realized in retrospect that even though
most of these dead had also suffered from burns and blast effects,
they had absorbed enough radiation to kill them.
The rays simply destroyed body cells -
caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.
- John Hersey

What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence,
in the sense of fear of specific weapons,
so much as it's been memory.
The memory of what happened at Hiroshima.
- John Hersey

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All morning they watched for the plane which they thought
would be looking for them.
They cursed war in general and PTs in particular.
At about ten o'clock the hulk heaved a moist sigh and turned turtle.
- John Hersey

The third stage was the reaction that came when the
body struggled to compensate for its ills -
when,
for instance, the white count not only returned to
normal but increased to much higher than normal levels.
- John Hersey

The first stage had been all over before the doctors
even knew they were dealing with a new sickness;
it was the direct reaction to the bombardment of the body,
at the moment when the bomb went off,
by neutrons, beta particles, and gamma rays.
- John Hersey

Many people who did not die right away came down with nausea,
headache, diarrhea, malaise, and fever,
which lasted several days.
Doctors could not be certain whether some of these
symptoms were the result of radiation or nervous shock.
- John Hersey

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

He is richest who is content with the least,
for content is the wealth of nature.
- Socrates PHOTO

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

The fog unrolls itself to be a prayer rug to the mountains.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional PHOTO

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Nothing is evil which is according to nature.
- Marcus Aurelius

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I will move with the wind.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

Every blade of grass has an angel
that bends over it and whispers, "grow! grow!
- Talmud

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

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All my life through, the new sights
of Nature made me rejoice like a child.
- Marie Curie

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately,
to front only the essential facts of life,
and see if I could not learn what it had to teach,
and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature never breaks her own laws.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Nature is not human hearted.
- Lao Tzu

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

The method of nature: who could ever analyze it?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have no hostility to nature, but a child's love to it.
I expand and live in the warm day like corn and melons.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature and books belong to the eyes that see them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Look deep into nature, and then
you will understand everything better.
- Albert Einstein

Occurrences in this domain are beyond the reach of exact prediction
because of the variety of factors in operation,
not because of any lack of order in nature.
- Albert Einstein

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening
our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures
and the whole of nature and its beauty.
- Albert Einstein

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What a book a devil's chaplain might write
on the clumsy, wasteful, blundering, low,
and horribly cruel work of nature!
- Charles Darwin

Life comes from the earth and life returns to the earth.
- Zhuangzi

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

The primal rhythmic power
and resonant sound of waves on the shore
are like the earth's heartbeat,
and become our connection with the body of nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

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

Study nature, love nature,
stay close to nature. It will never fail you.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity;
so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.
- Henry David Thoreau

Treat the earth well,
It was not given to you by your parents,
It was loaned to you by your children.
- Native American Proverb

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
- Henry David Thoreau

We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
- Francis Bacon

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When nature has work to be done,
she creates a genius to do it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller


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