If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
for your soul is alive.
~Eleonora Duse, (1858 – 1924)
Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant,
there is no such thing.
Making your unknown known
is the important thing.
~Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986)
The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.
~Gertrude Smith Wister, American horticulturist (1905 – 1999)
All that we behold is full of blessings.
~William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (1770 – 1850)
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~Pearl S. Buck, American writer and novelist (1892 – 1973)
Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands
And take it when it runs by. . . .
~Carl August Sandburg, American writer, editor, poet (1878 – 1967)
There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky;
there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul.
~Victor Hugo, French romantic poet, novelist, dramatist (1802 – 1885)
In the sky
an infinitude of hope,
a canvas of glory,
all possibilities mine.
~Terri Guillemets, U.S. quotation anthologist, (b. 1973)
Like a plant
that starts up
in showers and sunshine
and does not know which
has helped it to grow,
it is difficult to say
whether the hard things
or the pleasant things
did me the most good.
~Lucy Larcom, American poet (1824 – 1893)
It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky,
Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.
~Helen Adams Keller, American author, activist, lecturer (1880 – 1968)