The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core. And I think the same is true of human beings.
Henry David Thoreau
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
I long to accomplish great and noble tasks, but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.
A good plan that is implemented today is better than a perfect plan that is implemented tomorrow.
Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson
The noblest man of earth is he who puts his hands cheerfully and proudly to honest labor.
Thomas Louis Haines
The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable life from a small piece of land.
Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant
Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.
Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.