Wisdom from Polonius


Jacques Cousteau

“This is our hope:
“That children born today may still have, twenty years
  hence,
“a bit of green grass under their bare feet,
“a breath of clean air to breathe,
“a patch of blue water to sail upon,
“and a whale on the horizon to set them dreaming.”


E.B. White

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem.  But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world.  This makes it hard to plan the day.”


Sylvia Plath

“I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead; I lift my eyes and all is born again.”



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