The power of Nature predominates over the human will in all works of even the fine arts, in all that respects their material and external circumstanees. Nature paints the best part of the picture, carves the best part of the statue, builds the best part of the house, and speaks the best part of the oration.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
The invariable mark of a dream is to see it come true.
But when you have chosen your part, abide by it, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world.
Nature never wears a mean appearance. Neither does the wisest man extort her secret, and lose his curiosity by finding out all her perfection.
We are to dignify to each other the daily needs and offices of man's life, and embellish it by courage, wisdom and unity.