Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit. —Edward Abbey

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Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit.

EDWARD ABBEY

American author

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Ruthie from GA APRIL 26, 2017
Wise


Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart. —Henry Clay
Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play. —Mike Singletary
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. —Pema Chodron
If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination. The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying, ”Here comes number seventy-one!” —Richard DeVos
We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessing of peace. —William Gladstone
I place a high moral value on the way people behave. I find it repellent to have a lot, and to behave with anything other than courtesy in the old sense of the word - politeness of the heart, a gentleness of the spirit. —Fran Lebowitz
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. —African Proverb
If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it. —Edmund Hillary
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses. —Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
The lotus is the most beautiful flower, whose petals open one by one. But it will only grow in the mud. In order to grow and gain wisdom, first you must have the mud --- the obstacles of life and its suffering. ... The mud speaks of the common ground that humans share, no matter what our stations in life. ... Whether we have it all or we have nothing, we are all faced with the same obstacles: sadness, loss, illness, dying and death. If we are to strive as human beings to gain more wisdom, more kindness and more compassion, we must have the intention to grow as a lotus and open each petal one by one. —Goldie Hawn
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Almost everything--all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure--these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.  —Steve Jobs
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. —Henri Nouwen
I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings. —Nick Frederickson
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. —Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
If you're not making someone else's life better, then you're wasting your time. Your life will become better by making other lives better. —Will Smith
The more we share the more we have. —Leonard Nimoy

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