Quotations About / On: FOREST

  • 21.
    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. Les Misérables, pt. 1, bk. 2, ch. 6 (1862).)
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  • 22.
    You may tell by looking at any twig of the forest, ay, at your very wood-pile, whether its winter is past or not.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 345, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 23.
    I believe in the forest, and in the meadow, and in the night in which the corn grows.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Walking" (1862), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 225, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 24.
    It was a remarkable kind of light to steer for,—daylight seen through a vista in the forest,—but visible as far as an ordinary beacon at night.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 202, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 25.
    Gardening is civil and social, but it wants the vigor and freedom of the forest and the outlaw.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 55, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 26.
    What forests of laurel we bring, and the tears of mankind, to those who stood firm against the opinion of their contemporaries!
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Culture," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 27.
    Our village life would stagnate if it were not for the unexplored forests and meadows which surround it.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, pp. 349-350, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 28.
    The forests are held cheap after the white pine has been culled out; and the explorers and hunters pray for rain only to clear the atmosphere of smoke.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Ktaadn" (1848) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 45, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 29.
    The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.
    (Victor Hugo (1802-1885), French poet, dramatist, novelist. "Fantine," bk. 2, ch. 6, Les Misérables (1862).)
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  • 30.
    When the State wishes to endow an academy or university, it grants it a tract of forest land: one saw represents an academy, a gang, a university.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 252, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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