A Quote by Edward Paul Abbey on wilderness

A world without open country would be universal jail.

Edward Abbey (1927 - 1989)

Source: The Fool's Progress

Contributed by: Range Picker

A Quote by Terry Tempest Williams on wilderness, awakening, silence, stillness, grace, and divinity

“To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wilderness we fear is the pause within our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace.

Terry Williams

Contributed by: evelyn

A Quote by Jimmy Carter on nature, peace, earth, honor, beauty, wilderness, eternity, and jimmy carter

“It is good to realize that if love and peace can prevail on earth, and if we can teach our children to honour nature's gifts, the joys and beauties of the outdoors will be here forever.”

Jimmy Carter (1924 -)

Source: Thinkexist.com

Contributed by: Zoe

A Quote by unknown on action, failure, risk, and wilderness

There has been a calculated risk in every stage of American development--pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, businessmen who were not afraid of failure, and dreamers who were not afraid of action.


Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by W. S. Anglin on journeys, losing, mathematics, and wilderness

Mathematics is not a careful march down a well-cleared highway, but a journey into a strange wilderness, where the explorers often get lost. Rigour should be a signal to the historian that the maps have been made, and the real explorers have gone elsewhere.

W. S. Anglin

Source: "Mathematics and History", Mathematical Intelligencer, v. 4, no. 4.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by unknown on wilderness

I am hearing the brightness of high bluffs and almond trees. I am tasting the wilderness of lakes, rivers and streams, caught in an angle of sound.


Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Mary A. Ford on brothers, change, death, dreams, earth, eternity, fame, fatherhood, freedom, future, god, gold, heart, life, love, past, patience, peace, praise, progress, rest, shame, sorrow, soul, struggle, time, truth, universe, war, wilder

A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW The surging sea of human life forever onward rolls, And bears to the eternal shore its daily freight of souls; Tbough bravely sails our bark today, pale Death sits at the prow, And few shall know we ever lived a hundred years from now. O mighty human brotherhood Why fiercely war and strive, While God's great world has ample space for everything alive? Broad fields uncultured and unclaimed are waiting for the plow Of progress that shall make them bloom a hundred years from now. Why should we try so earnestly in life's short, narrow span, On golden stairs to climb so high above our brother man? Why blindly at an earthly shrine in slavish homage bow? Our gold will rust, ourselves be dust, a hundred years from now. Why prize so much the world's applause? Why dread so much its blame? A fleeting echo is its voice of censure or of fame; The praise that thrills the heart, the scom that dyes with shame the brow, Will be as long-forgotten dreams a hundred years from now. O patient hearts, that meekly bear your weary load of wrongl O earnest hearts, that bravely dare, and striving, grow more strong! Press on till perfect peace is won; you'll never dream of how You struggled o'er life's thorny road a hundred years from now. Grand, lofty souls, who live and toil that freedom, right and truth Alone may rule the universe, for you is endless youth. When 'mid the blest with God you rest, the grateful land shall bow Above your clay in reverent love a hundred years from now. Earth's empires rise and fall. Time! like breakers on thy shore They rush upon thy rocks of doom, go down, and are no more. The starry wilderness of worlds that gem night's radiant brow Will light the skies for other eyes a hundred years from now. Our Father, to whose sleepless eye the past and future stand An open page, like babes we cling to Tby protecting hand; Change, sorrow, death, are naught to us, if we may safely bow Beneath the shadow of Thy throne a hundred years from now.

Mary A. Ford

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Louise Bogan on contentment, wilderness, and women

Women have no wilderness in them, They are provident instead, Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts To eat dusty bread.

Louise Bogan (1897 - 1970)

Source: Women

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on laws, science, and wilderness

Mastering the lawless science of our law,- That codeless myriad of precedent, That wilderness of single instances.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Aylmer's Field.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Kahlil Gibran on glory, god, language, music, and wilderness

When God created Man, he gave him Music as a language different from all other languages. And early man sang his glory in the wilderness; and drew the hearts of kings and moved them from their thrones.

Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)

Source: Wisdom of Gibran

Contributed by: Zaady

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