A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
D. Elton Trueblood
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
He plants trees to benefit another generation.
Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.
I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Things do not change; we change.
Henry David Thoreau
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
You must welcome change as the rule but not as your ruler.
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.
Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite.
Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.