Vegetarian Ideal

Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Monday, March 7, 2016

Think Before You Speak

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

The richness I achieve comes from Nature,
the source of my inspiration.
-Claude Monet

Each moment of the year has its own beauty,
a picture which was never before and shall never be seen again.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Miracles happen not in opposition to nature,
but in opposition to what we know of nature.
-St. Augustine

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

I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
-Walt Whitman

The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth
find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
-Rachel Carson

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you...
while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
-John Muir

Lose yourself in nature and find peace.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it
and dependent upon it,
can still ripen a bunch of grapes
as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.

The silence of nature is very real.
It surrounds you, you can feel it.
-Ted Trueblood

When I bought my farm,
I did not know what a bargain I had
in the bluebirds, daffodils and thrushes;
as little did I know what sublime mornings and sunsets I was buying.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rest is not idleness,
and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky
is by no means a waste of time.
-J. Lubbuck

Whoever loves and understands a garden will find contentment within.
-Chinese Proverb

People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy
the whole time to have such things about us.
-Iris Murdoch

To sit in the shade on a fine day
and look upon the verdant green hills is the most perfect refreshment.
-Jane Austin

If spring came but once a century instead of once a year,
or burst forth with the sound of an earthquake and not in silence,
what wonder and expectation there would be
in all the hearts to behold the miraculous change.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I've made an odd discovery.
Every time I talk to a savant
I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility.
Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.
-Bertrand Russell

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

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you,
and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
-John Muir

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
This is not done by jostling in the street.
-William Blake

A society grows great when old men plant trees
whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
-Greek Proverb

When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed,
I feel such an exhilaration and health,
that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time
in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is a weed?
A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.
-James Russell Lowell

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

There are so many wizards of the computer,
stock market, test tube, and spectator sport,
but so few of the art of life.
-Mantak Chia

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