I am in love with this world. I have nestled lovingly in it. I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.
Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is 'look under foot.' You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think. The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are. Do not despise you own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
Culture means the perfect and equal development of man on all sides.
The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.
A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.
How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice - no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice--no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
One resolution I have made,and try always to keep, is this: "To rise above the little things."
The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.