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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on dream and nature

Each new year is a surprise to us.  We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again, it is remembered like a dream, reminding us of a previous state of existence.  How happens it that the associations it awakens are always pleasing, never saddening, reminiscences of our sanest hours.  The voice of nature is always encouraging.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

Source: The Writings of Henry David Thoreau

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Carl Gustav Jung on unconscious, evil, nature, highest good, dark, light, bestial, semihuman, and demonic, superhuman, spiritual, and divine

The unconscious is not just evil by nature, it is also the source of the highest good: not only dark but also light, not only bestial, semihuman, and demonic but superhuman, spiritual, and, in the classical sense of the word, "divine."

Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

Source: The Practice of Psychotherapy, p. 364 (1953)

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by Hippocrates on excess, nature, health, regimen, and change

All excesses are inimical to Nature.  It is safer to proceed a little at a time, especially when changing from one regimen to another.

Hippocrates (c.460 - 400 BC)

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on immortality, afterlife, circle of life, corpse, rot, death, life eternal, nature, and life feeds on life

If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture - that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 43

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on nature, wilderness, the power of littles, and strength

Concrete is heavy; iron is hard - but the grass will prevail.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto): Notes from a Secret Journal, Pages: 88

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Chris Langan on science, intelligence, god, creation, evolution, nature, universe, and religion

I believe in the theory of evolution, but I believe as well in the allegorical truth of creation theory. In other words, I believe that evolution, including the principle of natural selection, is one of the tools used by God to create mankind. Mankind is then a participant in the creation of the universe itself, so that we have a closed loop. I believe that there is a level on which science and religious metaphor are mutually compatible.

Chris Langan

Source: ABC Article "Off the Charts: Chris Langan's IQ Sets him Apart"

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

A Quote by William P Young on nature, relief, and routine

There is something joyful about storms that interrupt routine.  Snow or freezing rain suddenly releases you from expectations, performance demands, and the tyranny of appointments and schedules.  And unlike illness, it is largely a corporate rather than an individual experience.  One can almost hear a unified sigh rise from the nearby city and surrounding countryside where Nature has intervened to give respite to the weary humans slogging it out within her purview.  All those affected this way are untied by a mutual excuse, and the heart is suddenly and unexpectedly giddy.  There will be no apologies needed for not showing up to some commitment or other.  Everyone understands and shares in this singular justification, and the sudden alleviation of the pressure to produce makes the heart merry.

William Young

Source: The Shack, Pages: 15

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Max Planck on light, quantum, intelligent, action, nature, and science

Thus, the photons which constitute a ray of light behave like intelligent human beings: out of all possible curves they always select the one which will take them most quickly to their goal.

Max Planck (1858 - 1947)

Source: Scientific Autobiography and Other Papers, Page: 178

Contributed by: Creative Philosopher

A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on contact, nature, exposure, devotion, prostration, control, and inside

In the first place you can't see anything from a car; you've got to get out of the goddamned contraption and walk, better yet crawl, on hands and knees, over the sandstone and through the thornbush and cactus. When traces of blood begin to mark your trail you'll begin to see something, maybe. Probably not.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: Desert Solitaire

Contributed by: Joel

A Quote by John Muir on nature, muir, and mountains

The mountains are calling and I must go

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

Contributed by: Leah

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