Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

Dag Hammarskjold
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Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.

Diane Ackerman
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Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.

Gerard Manley Hopkins
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Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.

Andy Goldsworthy
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Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.

Ambrose Bierce
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One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

Dale Carnegie
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One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

William Shakespeare
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People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.

Iris Murdoch
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People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.

Henry Cantwell Wallace
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