act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted"
prime purpose in this life is to help others.
And if you cant help them, at least dont
hurt them" ~ The Dalai Lama
may be that some little root of the sacred tree
still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf
and bloom and fill with singing birds"
~ Black Elk
"You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head, but you can prevent them from nesting in your hair" ~ Swedish proverb
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself" ~ Rumi
"No-one has ever become poor by giving" ~ Anne Frank
"Riches are not from worldly goods, but from a contented mind" ~ Mohammed
"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream." ~ Vincent van Gogh
"A jug fills drop by drop." ~ Buddha
"Our primeval Mother Earth is an organism that no science in the world can rationalize. Everything on her that crawls and flies is dependent upon Her and all must hopelessly perish if that Earth dies that feeds us." ~ Viktor Schauberger
"There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama
"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 Billings Street
"Every walk to the woods is a religious rite, every bath in the stream is a saving ordinance. Communion service is at all hours, and the bread and wine are from the heart and marrow of Mother Earth. There are no heretics in Nature's church; all are believers, all are communicants. The beauty of natural religion is that you have it all the time; you do not have to seek it afar off in myths and legends, in catacombs, in garbled texts, in miracles of dead saints or wine-bibbing friars. It is of today; it is now and here; it is everywhere." ~ John Burroughs, Accepting the Universe
elders were wise. They knew that man's heart,
away from nature, becomes hard ~ they knew that
lack of respect for growing, living things,
soon led to lack of respect for humans, too" ~ Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux
way to change minds is with affection, and not
anger" ~ Dalai Lama
does not come from physical capacity. It comes
from an indomitable will." ~ Mahatma Gandh
foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the
wise grows it under his feet". ~
not that the earth delights to feel your bare
feet and the winds long to play with your hair'
~ Kahlil Gibran
does not matter how slowly you go, so long as
you do not stop" ~ Confucius
provides enough to satisfy every man's need,
but not every man's greed"~ Mahatma Gandhi
must become the change we want to see"
~ Mahatma Gandhi
has no religion" ~ Mahatma Gandh
is will be, is is, and will be was" ~ Blackhawk
earth laughs at him who calls a place his own"
~ Hindu Saying
you can imagine is real" ~ Pablo Picasso
is not a place to visit, it is home." ~
is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is
rapture in the lonely shore, there is society
where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music
in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature
more" ~ Lord Byron
cannot plough a field by turning it over in
your mind" ~ Anonymous
is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the
night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the
wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs
across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
on the earth has a purpose, every disease an
herb to cure it, and every person a mission.
This is the Indian theory of existence"
~ Mourning Dove Salish
Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the
air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father,
but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us,
that which we put into the ground she returns
to us..." ~ Big Thunder
must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren
and children yet to be born. We must protect
the forests for those who can't speak for themselves
such as the birds, animals, fish and trees."
richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source
of my inspiration" ~ Claude Monet
sun, with all those plantets 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
weed is no more than a flower in disguise"
~ James Russell Lowell
children walk with Nature, let them see the
beautiful blendings and communions of death
and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as
taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains
and streams of our blessed star, and they will
learn that death is stingless indeed, and as
beautiful as life" ~ John Muir
possession of knowledge does not kill the sense
of wonder and mystery. There is always more
mystery" ~ Anais Nin
believe a leaf of grass is no less than the
journey~work of the stars" ~ Walt Whitman
best way to find yourself is to lose yourself
in the service of others." ~ Mahatma Gandh
we Indians kill meat, we eat it all up. When
we dig roots, we make little holes. When we
build houses, we make little holes. When we
burn grass for grasshoppers, we don't ruin things.
We shake down acorns and pine nuts. We don't
chop down the trees. We only use dead wood.
But the white people plow up the ground, pull
down the trees, kill everything. ... the White
people pay no attention. ...How can the spirit
of the earth like the White man? ... everywhere
the White man has touched it, it is sore."
~ Wintu Woman 19th Century
tree which moves some to tears of joy is in
the eyes of others only a green thing that stands
in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and
deformity ... and some scarce see nature at
all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination,
nature is imagination itself." ~ William
is not only all that is visible to the eye
it also includes the inner pictures of the soul"
~ Edvard Munch
always takes her time. Great oaks don't become
great overnight. They also lose a lot of leaves,
branches and bark in the process of becoming
great" ~ Andrew Matthews
glimpse into the life of an animal quickens
our own and makes it so much the larger and
better in every way." ~ John Muir
a dog will not come to you after having looked
you in the face, you should go home and examine
your conscience" ~ Woodrow Wilson
is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer
it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into
the mind" ~ Samuel T. Coleridge
difficult things have their origin in that which
is easy, and great things in that which is small"
see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven
in a wildflower... hold infinity in the palm
of your hand, and eternity in an hour..".
~ William Blake
is an invisible force made visible in all life."
~ Maya Angelou
appreciate prayer, you must realise its purpose.
The mere mouthing of words, the mere repetition
of a formula achieves nothing. " ~ Silver
"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." ~ William Shakespeare
befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth.
Man did not weave the web of life; he is merely
a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself." ~ Chief Seattle
the worst answer to your prayer would be to
give you that for which you asked." ~ Silver
has often occured to me that a seeker after
truth has to be silent." ~ Gandhi
race can prosper till it learns that there is
as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing
a poem." ~ Booker T. Washington
you are following your personal legend the whole
universe conspires to help you....
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