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"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see."
Life

"The Kingdom of Heaven is not a place, but a state of mind."

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
Nature

"Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral."
Nature

"If we take science as our sole guide, if we accept and hold fast that alone which is verifiable, the old theology must go."

"To me - old age is always ten years older than I am."
Age

"Leap, and the net will appear."

"There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad."

"Some scenes you juggle two balls, some scenes you juggle three balls, some scenes you can juggle five balls. The key is always to speak in your own voice. Speak the truth. That's Acting 101. Then you start putting layers on top of that."

"The secret of happiness is something to do."

"The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention."

"A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did."

"A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else."

"Science has done more for the development of western civilization in one hundred years than Christianity did in eighteen hundred years."

"How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days."

"Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all - that has been my religion."

"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are."

"To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another."

"A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying."

"Life is a struggle, but not a warfare."

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