A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.— John Lubbock
The most sensitive John Lubbock quotes that will inspire your inner self
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.
Don't be afraid of showing affection.
Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
A Cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.
The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.
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.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for
Endurance is a much better test of character than any single act of heroism, however noble.
A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered.
C. S. LEWIS, Out of the Silent Planet True pleasures are paid for in advance; false pleasures afterwards, with heavy and compound interest.
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 may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.
All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.
How little our libraries cost us as compared with our liquor cellars.
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.
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.
Happy indeed is the naturalist: to him the seasons come round like old friends;
to him the birds sing: as he walks along, the flowers stretch out from the hedges, or look up from the ground, and as each year fades away, he looks back on a fresh store of happy memories.
Try to realize all the blessings you have, and you will find perhaps that they are more than you suppose.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
To render ourselves insensible to pain we must forfeit also the possibilities of happiness.
Art trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind.
As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.
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.
Exercise of the muscles keeps the body in health, and exercise of the brain brings peace of mind.
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.
Men are more helped by sympathy than by service.
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.
A kind word will give more pleasure than a present.
Everyone must have felt that a cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around; and most of us can, as we choose, make of this world either a palace or a prison.
Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner.
A man who is not a good friend to himself cannot be so to any one else.
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.
Many a blessing has been recognized too late.
Cultivate all your faculties; you must either use them or lose them
We are all great landed proprietors, if we only knew it.
What we lack is not land, but the power to enjoy it. Moreover, this great inheritance has the additional advantage that it entails no labor, requires no management. The landlord has the trouble, but the landscape belongs to everyone who has eyes to see it.
Those who have not distinguished themselves at school need not on that account be discouraged. the greatest minds do not necessarily ripen the quickest.
Many savage nations worship trees, and I really think my first feeling would be one of delight and interest rather than of surprise, if some day when I am alone in the woods one of the trees were to speak to me.
When important decisions have to be taken, the natural anxiety to come to a right decision will often keep you awake. Nothing, however, is more conducive to healthful sleep than plenty of open air.
However vexed you may be overnight, things will often look very different in the morning.
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.
Happiness is a condition of mind not a result of circumstances.
There are temptations which strong exercise best enables us to resist
Life is a great gift, and as we reach years of discretion, most of us naturally ask ourselves what should be the main object of our existence.
The veil is slowly rising, but as regards innumerable questions we must be content to remain in ignorance.
If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.
A crowd is not necessarily company, but neither need it necessarily prevent thought or disturb peace of mind.
False pleasures come from without and are imperfect: happiness is internal and our own.