Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
On every thorn, delightful wisdom grows,
In every rill a sweet instruction flows.
The wisdom of nations lies in their proverbs, which are brief and pithy.
The only medicine for suffering, crime, and all the other woes of mankind, is wisdom.
In wildness is the preservation of the world. Henry David Thoreau
There is... nothing greater than touching the shore after crossing some great body of water knowing that I've done it with my own two arms and legs. Diana Nyad
Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business. Dave Barry
Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization. Charles Lindbergh
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
Water, taken in moderation, cannot hurt anybody. Mark Twain
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. John Muir
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it. Isaac Bashevis Singer
It is pleasant to have been to a place the way a river went. Henry David Thoreau
Never be a cynic, even a gentle one. Never help out a sneer, even at the devil. Vachel Lindsay
Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try. Peggy Noonan
What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.Oscar Wilde
No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up.Lily Tomlin
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.Lillian Hellman
Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.David T. Wolf