John Burroughs, one of the greatest naturalist this country ever had, said he felt that there are just two classes of people in the world. . . . By "the quick," he meant people who look at the world and see it; people who listen to the world and hear it; people who get a message from it. The quick are people who are sensitized; the send out antennae. They get the meaning of the world. In other words, they are alive, they are alert, they are vibrant. As for "the dead people, while they aren't dead physically, they are dead from the standpoint of sensitivity. They never grapple with ideas, or try new ways of doing things. They are dead in the spirit. They live on the surface.
Source: How to Handle Tough Times by Norman Vincent Peale
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