Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present, to live better in the future.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
What we need is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out.
The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
The world is too much with us; late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
The child is father of the man.
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
The flower that smells the sweetest is shy and lowly.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
That best portion of a man's life, his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love.
What is pride? A rocket that emulates the stars.
When from our better selves we have too long been parted by the hurrying world, and droop. Sick of its business, of its pleasures tired, how gracious, how benign is solitude.
For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
The ocean is a mighty harmonist.