“Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very quiet if only those birds sing there that sang best.”
~ Henry Van Dyke, (1852-1933) American author, educator, and clergyman
(Quote Source: goodreads.com)
Diversity is a beautiful thing!
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. “
~ Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter
“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
~Rachel Carson (American marine biologist and conservationist whose book, Silent Spring, and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.)
Putting up a bird feeder with your children is an excellent way to nurture a love of nature within them — especially at this time of year!
“Until mankind can extend the circle of his compassion to include all living things, he will never, himself, know peace.”
~Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), Nobel Peace prize winner
Once in awhile I need a quote such as this one from Albert Schweitzer to remind me that the squirrels gnawing on my bird feeder, my outdoor decor, and my deck railings are merely trying to survive — just like all other living creatures. Anyone else ever find themselves challenged by these determined, and frustratingly naughty creatures?
“True compassion, is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see that an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Only as a child’s awareness and reverence for the wholeness of life are developed can his humanity to his own kind reach its full development.”
~Rachel Carson, (1907-1964) American marine biologist and conservationist
Nature can be cruel, but human beings do not have to be so.
“Man’s heart away from nature becomes hard.”
~Standing Bear, (1839 – 1908) Ponca Native American chief
“The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.”
~Robert Fulghum, American author
Source: It was on Fire When I Lay Down on it (1988)