Quotes – page 3


“There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge…observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination. Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.”

– Denis Diderot




“I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.”

– George Washington Carver




“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”

– James Barrie




“Laughter is the sun which drives winter from the human face. ”

– Victor Hugo




“The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions. ”

– James Russell Lowell




“Now I understand not only the man who prays; now I understand the man who breaks into song. Thirst is long lasting and the hillside twisting; but a lily can ensnare our gaze. Our eyes grow heavy with weeping, yet a brook can make us smile. A skylark’s song bursting heavenward makes us forget it is hard to die.”

– Serene Words” by Gabriela Mistral




“A poem is a shell that echoes the music of the world.”

– Octavio Paz




“If it happens that what you write for yourself becomes something for others as well, especially for a young reader, then you have achieved something.”

– Octavio Paz