Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also if you love them enough.
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation -- veneer isn't worth anything.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise
When I was young, I said to God, 'God, tell me the mystery of the universe.' But God answered, 'That knowledge is for me alone.' So I said, 'God, tell me the mystery of the peanut.' Then God said, 'Well George, that's more nearly your size.' And he told me.
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.
Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth.
When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world
Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving behind
It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.