Sir John Lubbock, 4th Baronet, 1st Baron Avebury, PC FRS, was an English banker, politician, biologist and archaeologist, born the son of Sir John William Lubbock, Bart.
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
However vexed you may be overnight, things will often look very different in the morning.
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Time is a trust, and for every minute of it you will have to account.
To be happy ourselves is a most effectual contribution to the happiness of others.
Our own happiness ought not to be our main objective in life.
Do what you will, only do something.
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.
We often hear of bad weather, but in reality no weather is bad.
It is all delightful, though in different ways. Some weather may be bad for farmers or crops, but for man all kinds are good. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating.
It would be a great thing if people could be brought to realize that they can never add to the sum of their happiness by doing wrong.
Here are the three great questions which in life we have over and over again to answer: Is it right or wrong? Is it true or false? Is it beautiful or ugly? Our education ought to help us to answer these questions.
If you have the least doubt about it, do not marry.
Many of the greatest men have owed their success to industry rather than to cleverness.
A poor woman from Manchester, on being taken to the seaside, is said to have expressed her delight on seeing for the first time something of which there was enough for everybody.
The world would be better and brighter if people were taught the duty of being happy as well as the happiness of doing their duty.
Though it is a great mistake to make friends of the wicked and foolish, it is unwise to make enemies of them, for they are very numerous.
There can be no merit in believing something which you can neither explain nor understand.
Endurance is a much better test of character than any single act of heroism, however noble.
It always seems to be raining harder than it really is when you look at the weather through the window.
Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.
Our great mistake in education is ... the worship of book-learning-the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind. ... We ought to follow exactly the opposite course with children-to give them a wholesome variety of mental food, and endeavour to cultivate their tastes, rather than to fill their minds with dry facts.
A kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
Art trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind.
As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.
The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee.
Love seems to beautify and inspire all nature.
It raises the earthly caterpillar into the ethereal butterfly, it paints the feathers in spring, it lights the glowworm's lamp, it wakens the song of birds, and inspires the poet's lay. Even inanimate Nature seems to feel the spell, and flowers glow with the richest colours.
We must be careful what we read, and not, like the sailors of Ulysses, take bags of wind for sacks of treasure.
Great battles are really won before they are actually fought.
To control our passions we must govern our habits, and keep watch over ourselves in the small details of everyday life.
Do not lay things too much to heart. No one is ever really beaten unless he is discouraged.
How little our libraries cost us as compared with our liquor cellars.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
Be cautious, but not too cautious; do not be too much afraid of making a mistake; a man who never makes a mistake will make nothing.
Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body.
Nature always seems trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has.
A man who is not a good friend to himself cannot be so to any one else.
In this world we do not see things as they are.
We see them as we are, because what we see depends mainly on what we are looking for.
Men are more helped by sympathy than by service.
It is sad, indeed, to see how man wastes his opportunities.
How many could be made happy, with the blessings which are recklessly wasted or thrown away.
Rest is by no means a waste of time.
Try to realize all the blessings you have, and you will find perhaps that they are more than you suppose.