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A Quote by unknown on earth, inheritance, environment, and children

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 

unknown

Contributed by: Erin

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on awareness, solidity, boundless, earth, and perceivers

We are perceivers.  We are an awareness;  we are not objects;  we have no solidity.  We are boundless.  The world of objects and solidity is a way of making our passage on earth convenient.

Michael Talbot

Source: A quote by Don Juan in Holographic Universe - M Talbot

Contributed by: Taikunping

A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on earth and illusion

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

Source: The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Harland Meltzer on dream, earth, illusion, imagination, people, reality, and time

The mix of illusion and reality that runs through the play is also a particularly relevant theme at this time.  For this is at the heart of what we do each year.  With your participation, we visit people and worlds where the normal, earthbound laws of physics no longer apply. ... Not only is the play filled throughout with the imagery of dreams, but Puck even addresses the audience at the play's close with the advice that if they've not been pleased with what they've seen, they should just tell themselves that they've been dreaming, and will wake up with nothing lost.  And what's to say that we haven't been dreaming while this parade of characters has performed across the stretch of our imagination?

Harland Meltzer

Source: commenting on Shakespeare's *A Midsummer Night's Dream*

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Chief Luther Standing Bear on human, earth, nature, respect, heart, and growing

He loved the earth and all things of the earth.. He knew that man's heart away from nature becomes hard, he knew the lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to the lack of respect for humans too.

Luther Standing Bear

Source: Land of the Spotted Eagle

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on earth, light, and stars

Earth-treading stars
that make dark heaven light

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Romeo & Juliet

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by James Baldwin on earth, life, light, and place

One must say Yes to life, and embrace it wherever it is found - and it is found in terrible places...  For nothing is fixed, forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock.  Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have.  The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us.  The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.

James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)

Source: Fumbling Toward Divinity: The Adoption Scriptures

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Rolf Jacobsen on earth, eternity, and people

Sssh says the ocean
Sssh says the small wave at the shore ~ sssh
not so violent, not
so proud, not
so remarkable.
Sssh
says the surf
crowding around the outcrops,
washing the shore. Sssh,
they say to people,
this is our Earth,
our eternity.

Rolf Jacobsen

Source: Night Open: Selected Poems of Rolf Jacobsen

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on earth and light

I hear beyond the range of sound,
I see beyond the range of sight,
New earths and skies and seas around,
And in my day the sun doth pale his light.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Thoreau's Ecstatic Witness

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on earth, place, and home

This is the most beautiful place on Earth.  There are many such places.  Every man, every woman, carries in heart and mind the image of the ideal place, the right place, the one true home, known or unknown, actual or visionary.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: Desert Solitaire, p.1

Contributed by: ingebrita

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