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John Lubbock Quotes

"If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done."

"What we see depends mainly on what we look for."

"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."

"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work."

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books."

"I can but think that the world would be better and brighter if our teachers would dwell on the duty of happiness as well as the happiness of duty; for we ought to be as bright and genial as we can, if only because to be cheerful ourselves is a most effectual contribution to the happiness of others."

"A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn."

"Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it."

"When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace."

"Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not."

"Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin."

"We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety."

"The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn."

"Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven."

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