I hope that America as a whole, and especially its architects, will become more seriously involved in producing a new architectural culture that would bring the nation to the apex – where it has stood before – and lead the world.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you. I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity. I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure. I hope you will not try to set goals far beyond your capacity to achieve. I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know. If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.
How sweet is the assurance, how comforting is the peace that come from the knowledge that if we marry right and live right, our relationship will continue, notwithstanding the certainty of death and the passage of time. Men may write love songs and sing them. They may yearn and hope and dream. But all of this will be only a romantic longing unless there is an exercise of authority that transcends the powers of time and death.
Nothing is more hopeless than a scheme of merriment.
Many possessions, if they do not make a man better, are at least expected to make his children happier; and this pathetic hope is behind many exertions.
Love is the very essence of life. It is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Yet it is not found only at the end of the rainbow. Love is at the beginning also, and from it springs the beauty that arched across the sky on a stormy day. Love is the security for which children weep, the yearning of youth, the adhesive that binds marriage, and the lubricant that prevents devastating friction in the home; it is the peace of old age, the sunlight of hope shining through death. How rich are those who enjoy it in their associations with family, friends, and neighbors! Love, like faith, is a gift of God. It is also the most enduring and most powerful virtue.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.
To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.
To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.
Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
The greatest of follies is to sacrifice health for any other kind of happiness.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The moments of happiness we enjoy take us by surprise. It is not that we seize them, but that they seize us.
The right to happiness is fundamental.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness.
F. H. Bradley
The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
There is happiness in duty, although it may not seem so.
Dad, mom… It’s me. I’m calling from Seattle Grace Hospital where the – the beautiful, talented and incredibly stubborn Dr. Isobel Stevens has, she’s just given me a brand new heart and promised to marry me. I know we’ve had our differences and I’m sorry we’ve been out of touch. Believe it or not I was – I was trying to make everything better. I know you’re angry and I hope you’ll forgive me. It turns out, sometimes you have to do the wrong thing. Sometimes you have to make a big mistake to figure out how to make things right. Mistakes are painful, but they’re the only way to find out who you really are. I know who I am now. I know what I want. I’ve got the love of my life, a new heart and I want you guys to get on the next plane out here and meet my girl. Everything’s gonna be different now, I promise. From here on out, nothings ever going to be the same. I love you, bye.