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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies

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What if a cactus felt really bad?
Hurt and depressed and truly quite sad?
Feeling unwelcome or feeling unliked,
Not feeling like dealing with being all spiked…”

~ Could You Hug a Cactus, by Phillip Van Wagoner, 2016

 

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But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves? ~ Joshua Slocum

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The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems. ~ Richard Rohr

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He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. ~ Agnes Repplier

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The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail. – Amitendranath Tagore

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The foxglove, with it’s stately bells of purple, shall adorn they dells. – David Macbeth Moir

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A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
― Friedrich Max Müller

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Gentle sleep! Scatter thy drowsiest poppies from above; And in new dreams not soon to vanish, bless My senses with the sight of her I love. ~ Horace (Horatio) Smith

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History doesn’t move you more than when it’s in the iron of your own blood. ~ J.R. Tompkins