Merry Christmas to all!
I hope everyone has a joyous holiday!
Be well, be safe, and be blessed.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”
Henry David Thoreau
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
(portrait by Maurice Quentin de La Tour)
“The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.”
“Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.”
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
“Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this is perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.”
“It is never too late to give up your prejudices”
Henry David Thoreau
“Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilisation.”