All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.
Among the mind's powers is one that comes of itself to many children and artists. It need not be lost, to the end of his days, by anyone who has ever had it. This is the power of taking delight in a thing, or rather in anything, not as a means to some other end, but just because it is what it is. A child in the full health of his mind will put his hand flat on the summer lawn, feel it, and give a little shiver of private glee at the elastic firmness of the globe.
Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination.
I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it
Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
Beauty is all very well at first sight; but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
What I take from my nights, I add to my days.
We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to sunshine and light
I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
Were't not affection chains thy tender days
To the sweet glances of thy honored love,
I rather would entreat thy company
To see the wonders of the world abroad
Than, living dully sluggardized at home,
Wear out thy youth with shapeless idleness.
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it
The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again.
There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry.
Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday. ... And the other ... is Tomorrow.
There are two days in the week on which I never worry; One is yesterday
and the other is tomorrow.
Never again clutter your days or nights with so many menial and unimportant things that you have no time to accept a real challenge when it comes along. This applies to play as well as work. A day merely survived is no cause for celebration. You are not here to fritter away your precious hours when you have the ability to accomplish so much by making a slight change in your routine. No more busy work. No more hiding from success. Leave time, leave space, to grow. Now. Now! Not tomorrow!
My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years
To waste, to destroy, our natural resources,
to skin and exhaust the land instead of
using it so as to increase its usefulness,
will result in undermining in the days of our children
the very prosperity which we ought by right to
hand down to them amplified...
All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.†
One need only think of the weather, in which case the prediction even for a few days ahead is impossible
The richest values of wilderness lie not in the days of Daniel Boone, nor even in the present, but rather in the future.
Confidence is the result of hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.
If you want to be happy for an hour, get drunk;
If you want to be happy for three days, get married;
If you want to be happy forever, make a garden.