wilderness

A Quote by John Muir on universe and wilderness

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by John Milton on wilderness

A wilderness of sweets.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Paradise Lost. Book v. Line 294.

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A Quote by John Bunyan on books, certainty, dreams, sleep, wilderness, and world

As I walked through the wilderness of this world, I lighted on a certain place where was a Den, and I laid me down in that place to sleep: and, as I slept, I dreamed a dream. I dreamed, and behold, I saw a man clothed with rags, standing in a certain place, with his face from his own house, a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back. I looked, and saw him open the book, and read therein; and, as he read, he wept, and trembled; and, not being able longer to contain, he brake out with a lamentable cry, saying, What shall I do?

John Bunyan (1628 - 1688)

Source: Pilgrim’s Progress, 1678.

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A Quote by John Bright on complaints and wilderness

Had they [the Tories] been in the wilderness they would have complained of the Ten Commandments. Remark.

John Bright (1811 - 1889)

Source: Remark.

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A Quote by Jason Hill on freedom, garden, and wilderness

In a rock garden we foster a little patch of the wilderness that stands to us for freedom.

Jason Hill

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on experience, wilderness, and worth

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Shakespeare Once More.

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A Quote by Henry Mitchell on inferiority, questions, superiority, and wilderness

Gardening is a long road, with many detours and way stations, and here we all are at one point or another. It's not a question of superior or inferior taste, merely a question of which detour we are on at the moment. Getting there (as they say) is not important; the wandering about in the wilderness or in the olive groves or in the bayous is the whole point.

Henry Mitchell (1923 - 1993)

Source: Gardening Is a Long Road, 1998

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A Quote by Henry Havelock Ellis on lies and wilderness

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.

Henry Ellis (1859 - 1939)

Source: The Dance of Life, 1923, ch. 5

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A Quote by Gerard Manley Hopkins on wilderness and world

What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O Let them be left, wildness and wet: Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Source: Inversnaid

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A Quote by George Eliot on best friend, friendship, and wilderness

Best friend, my wellspring in the wilderness!

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3, 1868.

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