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Leap, and the net will appear.

If you think you can do it, you can.

The secret of happiness is something to do.

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.

The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.

The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind.

To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.

The lesson which life constantly repeats is to ‘look under your feet.’ You are always nearer to the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
One may summon his philosophy when they are beaten in battle, not till then.

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion.

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, to imagine your facts is another.

A man can fail many times, but he isn’t a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.

I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.

The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all – that has been my religion.

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn; others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss, and a little moss is a good thing on a man.

The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.

Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go.

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.

Man takes root at his feet, and at best he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it.

I have discovered the secret of happiness – it is work, either with the hands or the head. The moment I have something to do, the draughts are open and my chimney draws, and I am happy.

Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That’s Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that.

I have loved the feel of the grass under my feet, and the sound of the running streams by my side. The hum of the wind in the tree-tops has always been good music to me, and the face of the fields has often comforted me more than the faces of men.

A nation always begins to rot first in its great cities, is indeed perhaps always rotting there, and is saved only by the antiseptic virtues of fresh supplies of country blood.

I am in love with this world… I have tilled its soil, I have gathered its harvest, I have waited upon its seasons, and always have I reaped what I have sown. I have climbed its mountains, roamed its forests, sailed its waters, crossed its deserts, felt the sting of its frosts, the oppression of its heats, the drench of its rains, the fury of its winds, and always have beauty and joy waited upon my goings and comings.

The universe is so unhuman, that is, it goes its way with so little thought of man. He is but an incident, not an end. We must adjust our notions to the discovery that things are not shaped to him, but that he is shaped to them. The air was not made for his lungs, but he has lungs because there is air; the light was not created for his eye, but he has eyes because there is light. All the forces of nature are going their own way; man avails himself of them, or catches a ride as best he can. If he keeps his seat, he prospers; if he misses his hold and falls, he is crushed.

Go to the sea or climb the mountain, and with the ruggedest and the savagest you will find likewise the fairest and the most delicate. The greatness and the minuteness of nature pass all understanding.

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