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Kenneth Grahame Quotes and Sayings

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Well, very long ago, on the spot where the Wild Wood waves now,
before ever it had planted itself and grown up to what it now is,
there was a city - a city of people,
you know.
- Kenneth Grahame

The Wild Wood is pretty well populated by now;
with all the usual lot,
good, bad, and indifferent - I name no names.
It takes all sorts to make a world.
- Kenneth Grahame

It's never the wrong time to call on Toad.
Early or late he's always the same fellow.
Always good-tempered, always glad to see you,
always sorry when you go!
- Kenneth Grahame

Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him,
penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with
its spirit of divine discontent and longing.
- Kenneth Grahame

 

After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not
so much to be resting yourself,
as to see all the other fellows busy working.
- Kenneth Grahame

Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech,
lest they should be set to earn their livings.
- Kenneth Grahame

Badger hates Society, and invitations,
and dinner, and all that sort of thing.
- Kenneth Grahame

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There is nothing - absolutely nothing -
half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.
- Kenneth Grahame

The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed.
But they none of them know one half as much,
as intelligent Mr. Toad.
- Kenneth Grahame

The whole wood seemed running now, running hard,
hunting, chasing, closing in round something or -
somebody? In panic,
he began to run too, aimlessly, he knew not whither.
- Kenneth Grahame

Independence is all very well, but we animals never
allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit;
and that limit you've reached.
- Kenneth Grahame

A careful inspection showed them that,
even if they succeeded in righting it by themselves,
the cart would travel no longer.
The axles were in a hopeless state, and the missing
wheel was shattered into pieces.
- Kenneth Grahame

Animals arrived, liked the look of the place,
took up their quarters, settled down,
spread, and flourished.
They didn't bother themselves about the past -
they never do; they're too busy.
- Kenneth Grahame

Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come,
while stars grew fuller and larger all around them,
and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently
from nowhere in particular,
came to keep them company and listen to their talk.
- Kenneth Grahame

Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner,
in single file, instead of sprawling all across the
road and being of no use or support to each other in
case of sudden trouble or danger.
- Kenneth Grahame

Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever,
and in something of a solemn expectancy,
the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous
water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island.
- Kenneth Grahame

The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger.
He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and,
though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence
felt by everybody about the place.
- Kenneth Grahame

When it began to grow dark, the Rat,
with an air of excitement and mystery,
summoned them back into the parlour,
stood each of them up alongside of his little heap,
and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition.
- Kenneth Grahame

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward PHOTO

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 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

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.
But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

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 PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often.
- Anonymous

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

Nothing is ever going to work out the way you want,
so you may as well choose to want the way life does work out.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

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

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
- Benjamin Franklin

Violence, even well intentioned,
always rebounds upon oneself.
- Lao Tzu

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent brings happy death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

People often say that motivation doesn't last.
Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.
- Zig Ziglar

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you want reality to be different than it is,
you might as well try to teach a cat to bark.
- Byron Katie

Always aim at complete harmony
of thought and word and deed.
Always aim at purifying your thoughts
and everything will be well.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is well to remember that the
entire population of the universe,
with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- Andrew J. Holmes

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

Resistance to the organized mass can be effected only
by the man who is as well organized
in his individuality as the mass itself.
- Carl Jung

All's well that ends well.
- Proverb (and title of a Shakespeare play)

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

The part can never be well unless the whole is well.
- Plato

No man who is occupied in doing a very difficult thing,
and doing it very well, ever loses his self-respect.
- George Bernard Shaw

The well-timed question is more impacting than an answer.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

You are defined by your habits - choose well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
- Dave Barry

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A well-spent day brings happy sleep.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Life is a dangerous - ultimately fatal - endeavor,
so you may as well live it full out.
Chart your course, cast off the lines,
and boldly sail the seas of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to travel well than to arrive.
- The Buddha

That some achieve great success,
is proof to all that others can achieve it as well.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength
which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.
- Marcus Aurelius

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

Well-behaved women seldom make history.
- Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Your point of view sets you up well in advance
for how you view the events as they unfold.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

Well done is better than well said.
- Benjamin Franklin

The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace.
A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being
that places harmony in one's life.
- Peace Pilgrim

It is better to do one's own duty,
however defective it may be,
than to follow the duty of another,
however well one may perform it.
He who does his duty as
his own nature reveals it, never sins.
- Lao Tzu


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