"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer."
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."
"Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth."
"Flowers are without hope. Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow."
"Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills."
"I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it."
"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them."
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show."
"There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind."
"Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
"Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit."
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
"I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that... I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life to the culture of them and the study of nature."
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
"Nature does nothing uselessly."
"If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way."
"I know why familles were created, with all their imperfections. They humanize you. They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally, so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed."
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