John Lubbock Quotes & Wallpapers

John Lubbock
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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. John Lubbock
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. John Lubbock
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The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it. John Lubbock
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To do something, however small, to make others happier and better, is the highest ambition, the most elevating hope, which can inspire a human being. John Lubbock
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There are temptations which strong exercise best enables us to resist. John Lubbock
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Great battles are really won before they are actually fought. To control our passions we must govern our habits, and keep watch over ourselves in the small details of everyday life. John Lubbock
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Life is a great gift, and as we reach years of discretion, most of us naturally ask ourselves what should be the main object of our existence. John Lubbock
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It always seems to be raining harder than it really is when you look at the weather through the window. John Lubbock
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A poor woman from Manchester, on being taken to the seaside, is said to have expressed her delight on seeing for the first time something of which there was enough for everybody. John Lubbock
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Though it is a great mistake to make friends of the wicked and foolish, it is unwise to make enemies of them, for they are very numerous. John Lubbock
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However vexed you may be overnight, things will often look very different in the morning. John Lubbock
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The veil is slowly rising, but as regards innumerable questions we must be content to remain in ignorance. John Lubbock
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Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it. John Lubbock
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We often hear of bad weather, but in reality no weather is bad. It is all delightful, though in different ways. Some weather may be bad for farmers or crops, but for man all kinds are good. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. John Lubbock
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A crowd is not necessarily company, but neither need it necessarily prevent thought or disturb peace of mind. John Lubbock
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A kind word will give more pleasure than a present. John Lubbock
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If you have the least doubt about it, do not marry. John Lubbock
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The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn. John Lubbock
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Happiness is a condition of mind not a result of circumstances. John Lubbock
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We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth. John Lubbock
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Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present. John Lubbock
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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time. John Lubbock
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If you have written a clever and conclusive, but scathing letter, keep it back till the next day, and it will very often never go at all. John Lubbock
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Here are the three great questions which in life we have over and over again to answer: Is it right or wrong? Is it true or false? Is it beautiful or ugly? Our education ought to help us to answer these questions. John Lubbock
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Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body. Nature always seems trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has. John Lubbock
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Love seems to beautify and inspire all nature. It raises the earthly caterpillar into the ethereal butterfly, it paints the feathers in spring, it lights the glowworm's lamp, it wakens the song of birds, and inspires the poet's lay. Even inanimate Nature seems to feel the spell, and flowers glow with the richest colours. John Lubbock
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Rest is by no means a waste of time. John Lubbock
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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. John Lubbock
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Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin. John Lubbock
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If we succeed in giving the love of learning, the learning itself is sure to follow. John Lubbock
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When important decisions have to be taken, the natural anxiety to come to a right decision will often keep you awake. Nothing, however, is more conducive to healthful sleep than plenty of open air. John Lubbock
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To be happy ourselves is a most effectual contribution to the happiness of others. John Lubbock
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Our own happiness ought not to be our main objective in life. John Lubbock
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We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. John Lubbock
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False pleasures come from without and are imperfect: happiness is internal and our own. John Lubbock
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A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work. John Lubbock
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Cultivate all your faculties; you must either use them or lose them. John Lubbock
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We often hear of bad weather, but in reality, no weather is bad. It is all delightful, though in different ways. Some weather may be bad for farmers or crops, but for man all kinds are good. Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating. As Ruskin says, "There is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Lubbock
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We are all great landed proprietors, if we only knew it. What we lack is not land, but the power to enjoy it. Moreover, this great inheritance has the additional advantage that it entails no labor, requires no management. The landlord has the trouble, but the landscape belongs to everyone who has eyes to see it. John Lubbock
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We profit little by books we do not enjoy. John Lubbock
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A pleasure is full grown only when it is remembered. C. S. LEWIS, Out of the Silent Planet True pleasures are paid for in advance; false pleasures afterwards, with heavy and compound interest. John Lubbock
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Many a blessing has been recognized too late. John Lubbock
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It is sad, indeed, to see how man wastes his opportunities. How many could be made happy, with the blessings which are recklessly wasted or thrown away. John Lubbock
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A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn. John Lubbock
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We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety. John Lubbock
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Reading and writing, arithmetic and grammar do not constitute education, any more than a knife, fork and spoon constitute a dinner. John Lubbock
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Everyone must have felt that a cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around; and most of us can, as we choose, make of this world either a palace or a prison. John Lubbock
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Art trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. John Lubbock
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Many savage nations worship trees, and I really think my first feeling would be one of delight and interest rather than of surprise, if some day when I am alone in the woods one of the trees were to speak to me. John Lubbock
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Happy indeed is the naturalist: to him the seasons come round like old friends; to him the birds sing: as he walks along, the flowers stretch out from the hedges, or look up from the ground, and as each year fades away, he looks back on a fresh store of happy memories. John Lubbock
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Endurance is a much better test of character than any single act of heroism, however noble. John Lubbock
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As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. John Lubbock
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What we see depends mainly on what we look for. John Lubbock
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Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven. John Lubbock
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Be cautious, but not too cautious; do not be too much afraid of making a mistake; a man who never makes a mistake will make nothing. John Lubbock
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How little our libraries cost us as compared with our liquor cellars. John Lubbock
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Cultivate all your faculties; you must either use them or lose them John Lubbock
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There are temptations which strong exercise best enables us to resist John Lubbock
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In this world we do not see things as they are. We see them as we are, because what we see depends mainly on what we are looking for. John Lubbock
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Savages have often been likened to children, and the comparison is not only correct but also highly instructive. Many naturalists consider that the early condition of the individual indicates that of the race,-that the best test of the affinities of a species are the stages through which it passes. So also it is in the case of man; the life of each individual is an epitome of the history of the race, and the gradual development of the child illustrates that of the species. John Lubbock
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Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. John Lubbock
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Time is a trust, and for every minute of it you will have to account. John Lubbock
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There can be no merit in believing something which you can neither explain nor understand. John Lubbock
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In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking. John Lubbock
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All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind. John Lubbock
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Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life. John Lubbock
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Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it. John Lubbock
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The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should have the opportunity of teaching itself. What does it matter if the pupil know a little more or a little less? A boy who leaves school knowing much, but hating his lessons, will soon have forgotten all he ever learned; while another who had acquired a thirst for knowledge, even if he had learned little, would soon teach himself more than the first ever knew. John Lubbock
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A Cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around. John Lubbock
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The world would be better and brighter if people were taught the duty of being happy as well as the happiness of doing their duty. John Lubbock
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