If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the wrong. Sometime in life you will have been all of these.
I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets.
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people, they give up their secrets also -- if you love them enough.
Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
When you do the common things in an uncommon way, you'll command the attention of the world.
When our thoughts -- which bring actions -- are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be.
The beating on the tail of the snake may stop his progress a little, but the more vital parts must be struck before his poisonous death-dealing venom will be wiped out.
Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.
It is not the style of clothes one wears, neither the kind of automobile one drives, nor the amount of money one has in the bank, that counts. These mean nothing. It is simply service that measures success.
Education in the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
Human need is really a great spiritual vacuum which God seeks to fill... With one hand in the hand of a fellow man in need and the other in the hand of Christ, He could get across the vacuum.
Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
Young people, I want to beg of you always keep your eyes open to what Mother Nature has to teach you. By so doing you will learn many valuable things every day of your life.
I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we only will tune in.
From a child, I had an inordinate desire for knowledge and especially music, painting, flowers, and the sciences, Algebra being one of my favorite studies.
All flowers talk to me and so do hundreds of little living things in the woods. I learn what I know by watching and loving everything.
I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -- but there was no one to tell me.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. At no other time have I so sharp an understanding of what God means to do with me as in these hours of dawn.
One reason I never patent my products is that if I did it would take so much time, I would get nothing else done. But mainly I don't want my discoveries to benefit specific favored persons.
One of the things that has helped me as much as any other is not how long I am going to live, but how much I can do while living.
Nature is the greatest teacher and I learn from her best when others are asleep. In the still dark hours before sunrise God tells me of the plans I am to fulfill.
God cannot use you as He wishes until you come into the fullness of His Glory. Do not get alarmed, my friend, when doubts creep in. That is old Satan. Pray, pray, pray.