— Bruce Lee Hong Kong-American actor, martial artist, philosopher and filmmaker 1940 - 1973
„Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.“
— Рэйчел Карсон, Context: Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. Whatever the vexations or concerns of their personal lives, their thoughts can find paths that lead to inner contentment and to renewed excitement in living. Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
— Louisa May Alcott American novelist 1832 - 1888
— Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962
Often attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt without an original source in her writings, for example in the introduction to It Seems to Me : Selected Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt (2001) by Leonard C. Schlup and Donald W. Whisenhunt, [http://books.google.com/books?id=UeFWjTMcLZYC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA2#v=onepage&q&f=false p. 2]. But archivists have not been able to find the quote in any of her writings, see the comment from Ralph Keyes in The Quote Verifier above.
— Roald Dahl British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter 1916 - 1990
„Hold your hands out over the earth as over a flame. To all who love her, who open to her the doors of their veins, she gives of her strength, sustaining them with her own measureless tremor of dark life. Touch the earth, love the earth, honour the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. For the gifts of life are the earth’s and they are given to all, and they are the songs of birds at daybreak, Orion and the Bear, and dawn seen over ocean from the beach.“
— Henry Beston, The Outermost House: A Year of Life On The Great Beach of Cape Cod
„Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
„Everybody needs beauty... places to play in and pray in where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul alike.“
— John Muir Scottish-born American naturalist and author 1838 - 1914
— T.S. Eliot 20th century English author 1888 - 1965
Preface to Transit of Venus: Poems by Harry Crosby (1931)
„Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.“
— Aristotle Classical Greek philosopher, student of Plato and founder of Western philosophy -384 - -322 до н.э.
— Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924
Section VIII: “Monopoly, or Opportunity?”, [http://books.google.com/books?id=rxC4IG60KTwC&pg=PA177&dq=%22man+who+is+swimming%22 p. 117]
— Theodor W. Adorno German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society 1903 - 1969
— Gregory Peck American actor 1916 - 2003