Today’s quote (up to April 30, 2010)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.  — Rainer Maria Rilke

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world. — Virgil A. Kraft

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself. — Zen proverb

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The wood is decked in light green leaf.

The swallow twitters in delight.

The lonely vine sheds joyous tears

Of interwoven dew and light.

Spring weaves a gown of green to clad

The mountain height and wide-spread field.

O when wilt thou, my native land,

In all they glory stand revealed? — Ilia Chavchavadze

Monday, April 26, 2010

The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day

When the sun is out and the wind is still, You’re one month on in the middle of May.

But if you so much as dare to speak, A cloud comes over the sunlit arch,

A wind comes off a frozen peak, And you’re two months back in the middle of March.  —  Robert Frost

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring hangs her infant blossoms on the trees,

Rock’d in the cradle of the western breeze. — William Cowper

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough. — Alfred E. Housman

Friday, April 23, 2010

Each flower is a soul opening out to nature.  — Gérard de Nerval

Thursday, April 22, 2010 — Happy Earth  Day!

Nature is a mutable cloud which is always and never the same. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings. — Victor Hugo

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What a beautiful, sunny morning. It makes you happy to be alive, doesn’t it? We can’t let the sun outshine us! We have to beam, too! — Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata

Monday, April 19, 2010

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.  — Anne Frank

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also. — Harriet Ann Jacobs

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment.  — Ellis Peters

Friday, April 16, 2010

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we mustcarry it with us or we find it not.  — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A robin red breast in a cage

Puts all Heaven in a rage. — William Blake

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go. — Christopher Morley

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The naked earth is warm with Spring,

And with green grass and bursting trees

Leans to the sun’s kiss glorying,

And quivers in the sunny breeze. — Julian Grenfell

Monday, April 12, 2010

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. — Anais Nin

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.”— Hal Borland

Saturday, April 10, 2010

April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. — William Shakespeare

Friday, April 9, 2010

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. — James Bryant Conant

Thursday, April 8, 2010

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That’s a part of it. — Denzel Washington

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. — Chinese proverb

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours. — Pam Brown

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring has returned. The earth is like a child that knows poems. — Rainer Maria Rilke

Sunday, April 4, 2010

The force of Spring — mysterious, fecund, powerful beyond measure. — Michael Garofalo

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. — W. Earl Hall

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring would not be spring without bird songs. — Francis M. Chapman

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.

— Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

William Wordsworth

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The afternoon is bright,

with spring in the air,

a mild March afternoon,

with the breath of April stirring. . . — Antonio Machado

Monday, March 29, 2010

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. — Rachel Carson

Sunday, March 28, 2010

The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring. — Burl Ives

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Nature is the art of God. — Dante Alighieri

Friday, March 26, 2010

The sun is the epitome of benevolence – it is lifegiving and warmthgiving and happinessgiving, and to it we owe our thanksgiving.  — Jessi Lane Adams

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. — William Hazlett

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes

and a laugh in her voice. — Hal Borland

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. — Dolly Parton

Monday, March 22, 2010

After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains. — Walt Whitman

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Showers and sunshine bring,

Slowly, the deepening verdure o’er the earth;

To put their foliage out, the woods are slack,

And one by one the singing-birds come back. — William Cullen Bryant

Saturday, March 20, 2010 — First day of spring!

Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”  — Robin Williams

Friday, March 19, 2010

Gentle Spring!  in sunshine clad, Well dost thou thy power display! For Winter maketh the light heart sad, And thou, makest the sad heart gay.

— Charles d’Orleans

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. — E.B. White

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. — Albert Einstein

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. Alice Walker

Monday, March 15, 2010 — Happy March Break!

Nature’s music is never over; her silences are pauses, not conclusions. — Mary Webb

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.  — Roger Miller

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. — William Arthur Ward

Friday, March 12, 2010

Springtime is the land awakening.  The March winds are the morning yawn. — Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You

Thursday, March 11, 2010

In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks. — John Muir

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Drinking nature is an unquenchable thirst. — Berri Clove

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

If we had no winter, the spring would not

be so pleasant. Anne Bradstreet

Monday, March 8, 2010

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush. — Doug Larson

Sunday, March 7, 2010 — Happy Oscar day!

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. — Henry Ward Beecher

Saturday, March 6, 2010

To the dull mind nature is leaden; To the illumined mind the whole world burns and sparkles with light. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, March 5, 2010

It’s amazing how quickly nature consumes human places after we turn our backs on them. Life is a hungry thing. — Scott Westerfeld

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. — Alfred Bernhard Nobel

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. — Blaise Pascal

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. — Marshall McLuhan

Monday, March 1, 2010

March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms

that enkindle the season they smite. — Algernon C. Swinburne

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.

— Arthur C. Clarke

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.

— John Burroughs

Friday, February 26, 2010

True solitude is a din of birdsong, seething leaves, whirling colors, or a clamor of tracks in the snow.  — Edward Hoagland.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them more than the miracles of technology. We must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.

— William Sharp

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. — Marcus Aurelius

Monday, February 22, 2010

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive. —  Eleanora Duse

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The swan, like the soul of the poet,

By the dull world is ill understood. —  Heinrich Heine

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.  — Henry David Thoreau

Friday, February 19, 2010

Once you have heard the lark, known the swish of feet through hill-top grass and smelt the earth made ready for the seed, you are never again going to be fully happy about the cities and towns that man carries like a crippling weight upon his back.  —  Gwyn Thomas

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me – I am happy.  — Hamlin Garland

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. —  Chief Seattle

Tuesday,  February 16, 2010

You will find something more in woods than in books.  Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.  —  St. Bernard

Monday, February 15, 2010 — Happy Family Day!

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers but borrowed from his children.  — John James Audubon

Sunday, February 14, 2010Happy Valentine’s Day!

The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man. — Charles Darwin

Saturday, February 13, 2010

There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story. — Linda Hogan

Friday, February 12, 2010

When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. — John Muir

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. —  Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Never lose an opportunity to see anything that is beautiful. It is God’s handwriting — a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, every fair sky, every fair flower. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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.   — Galileo Galilei

Monday, February 8, 2010

Each moment of the year  has its own beauty.   — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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