Of all the path you take in life make sure a few of them are dirt.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.
Good management is the art of making problems so interesting and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal with them.
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
In every walk with the nature one receives far more than he seeks.
Hell is paved with good intentions.
Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!
Bring diversity back to agriculture. That's what made it work in the first place.
Never meet trouble half-way.
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.
What a man knows is everywhere at war with what he wants.
I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.
Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.
Diseases are the tax on pleasures.
O, how glorious would it be to set my heel upon the Pole and turn myself 360 degrees in a second!
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.
Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.
One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful;
they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
We must return to nature and nature's god.
No one should be able to enter a wilderness by mechanical means.
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
I every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
The gross heathenism of civilization has generally destroyed nature, and poetry, and all that is spiritual.
Children are poor men's riches.
I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection.
The joy of viewing land, the hope of in a few days ranging through the long wished-for spot and the pleasure of again resuming my wonted employment may be readily calculated.
I did a salad, but I didn't do a garden.
Many without punishment, none without sin.
The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.
Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.
Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we'll soon be in trouble.
We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.
Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
The fact is, we cannot drill our way to oil independence.
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
I don't think there's any way we can save the polar bears.
The poor tread lightest on the earth.
The higher our income, the more resources we control and the more havoc we wreak.
For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you... while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
Keep close to nature's heart... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain, or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.
I bade adieu to mechanical inventions, determined to devote the rest of my life to the study of the inventions of God.
The redwood is one of the few conifers that sprout from the stump and roots, and it declares itself willing to begin immediately to repair the damage of the lumberman and also that of the forest-burner.
Perhaps most ridiculous of all is the suggestion that we 'keep' our radioactive garbage for the use of our descendants. This 'solution', I think, requires an immediate poll of the next 20,000 generations.
I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them.
The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient.
There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
In every walk with Nature one receives far more than he seeks.
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Good words cool more than cold water.