Abundance ~ An endless supply of water, trees heavily laden with fruit, a sun that shines every day, seasons in their never-ending cycle, a constant supply of air, an infinite wellspring of love, so many people to share with, an eternal cascade of imagination and creativity, unlimited lessons and growth, much valuable work to do, limitless potential for expanding and opening our hearts, unending forests to wander, evermore books to read and write, a vast mind of thoughts to explore, overflowing goodness, exponential wonder, overwhelming mercy, ~ a copious abundance of abundance to ponder.
What a blessing it is to love books. Everybody must love something, and I know of no objects of love that give such substantial and unfailing returns as books and a garden.
Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education.
With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy.
Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach that which you can never learn from masters.
In the very books in which philosophers bid us scorn fame, they inscribe their names
Anyone who eats thee meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one.
Seek truth in meditation, not in moldy books. Look in the sky to find the moon, not in the pond
Artists use frauds to make human beings seem more wonderful than they really are. Dancers show us human beings who move much more gracefully than human beings really move. Films and books and plays show us people talking much more entertainingly than people.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.
The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.
Believe one who knows; you will find something greater in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
The preservation of a few samples of undeveloped territory is one of the most clamant issues before us today. Just a few more years of hesitation and the only trace of that wilderness which has exerted such a fundamental influence in molding American character will lie in the musty pages of pioneer books ... To avoid this catastrophe demands immediate action.
I have a low opinion of books; they are but piles of stones set up to show travelers where other minds have been, or at best smoke signals to call attention... One day's exposure to mountains is better than a cart load of books.
Something will have gone out of us as a people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction; if we pollute the last clean air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence, so that never again will Americans be free in their own country from the noise, the exhausts, the stinks of human and automotive waste.
I love everything thats old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed.
Some people act as though art that is for a mass audience is not good art, and I think this has been a very negative thing. I know that I have wanted very much to write books that are accessible to the widest audience possible.
I feel a kind of reverence for the first books of young authors. There is so much aspiration in them, so much audacious hope and trembling fear, so much of the heart's history, that all errors and shortcomings are for a while lost sight of in the amiable self assertion of youth.
The only books that separate ground water and surface water are our law books.