A Quote by Marya Mannes on earth, abuse, future, revenge, and environment

The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.

Marya Mannes

Source: More in Anger, 1958

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on earth and time


We discover a new world every time we see the earth again after it has been covered for a season with snow.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: Journal

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on children, earth, nature, people, and place

Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil.  My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes may be within my control, shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Custom House

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on earth and soul


It was not meant that the soul should cultivate the earth, but that the earth should educate and maintain the soul.

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Earon on wisdom, perfection, human nature, human potential, human, fantasy, control, world, and earth

Perhaps the highest human potential is only realized when we no longer require the world to conform to our fantasies of how it should be.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

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A Quote by Nikos Kazantzakis on answers, earth, questions, stars, and trees

With the passage of days in this godly isolation [desert], my heart grew calm.  It seemed to fill with answers. I did not ask questions any more; I was certain.  Everything - where we came from, where we are going, what our purpose is on earth - struck me as extremely sure and simple in this God-trodden isolation.  Little by little my blood took on the godly rhythm.  Matins, Divine Liturgy, vespers, psalmodies, the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening, the constellations suspended like chandeliers each night over the monastery: all came and went, came and went in obedience to eternal laws, and drew the blood of man into the same placid rhythm.  I saw the world as a tree, a gigantic poplar, and myself as a green leaf clinging to a branch with my slender stalk.  When God's wind blew, I hopped and danced, together with the entire tree.

Nikos Kazantzakis (1883 - 1957)

Source: The Wonders of Solitude

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A Quote by Margaret Fuller on blue, earth, and stars

Who can know these and, other myriad children of Chaos and old night, who can know the awe the horror and the majesty of earth, yet be content with the blue sky alone.  Not I for one.  I love the love lit dome above, I cannot live without mine own particular star; but my foot is on the earth and I wish to walk over it until my wings be grown.  I will use my microscope as well as my telescope.  And oh ye flowers, ye fruits, and, nearer kindred yet, stones with your veins so worn by fire and water, and here and there disclosing streaks of golden ore, let us know one another before we part.  Tell me your secret, tell me mine.  To be human is also something?

Margaret Fuller (1810 - 1850)

Source: Meditations of Margaret Fuller: The Inner Stream

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A Quote by John Muir on earth, nature, people, and universe

The world, we are told, was made especially for humans - a presumption not supported by all the facts...  Why should humanity value itself as more than a small part of the one great unit of creation?  And what creature of all that the Lord has taken the pains to make is not essential to the completeness of that unit - the cosmos?  The universe would be incomplete without humans; but it would also be incomplete without the smallest transmicroscopic creature that dwells beyond our conceitful eyes and knowledge.  From the dust of the earth, from the common elementary fund, the Creator has made Homo Sapiens.  From the same material God has made every other creature, however noxious and insignificant to us.  They are earth-born companions and our fellow mortals.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Source: Meditations of John Muir: Nature's Temple

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A Quote by Walt Whitman on earth, light, and space

To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle,
Every cubic inch of space is a miracle,
Every square yard of the surface of the earth is spread with the same.

Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)

Source: Miracles

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A Quote by Alix Kates Shulman on earth, life, mystery, and time

Within walking distance of any spot on Earth there's probably more than enough mystery to investigate in a lifetime.

Alix Kates Shulman

Source: Drinking the Rain

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