Landscape Quotations


We are most apt to remember and cherish the flowers which appear earliest in the spring. I look with equal affection on those which are the latest to bloom in the fall. — Journal, 31 August 1850—Journal, 31 August 1850
What a faculty must that be which can paint the most barren landscape and humblest life in glorious colors! — Journal, 21 August 1851—Journal, 21 August 1851
What are the natural features which make a township handsome? A river, with its waterfalls and meadows, a lake, a hill, a cliff or individual rocks, a forest, and ancient trees standing singly. Such things are beautiful; they have a high use which dollars and cents never represent. If the inhabitants of a town were wise, they would seek to preserve these things, though at a considerable expense; for such things educate far more than any hired teachers or preachers, or any at present recognized system of school education.—Journal, 3 January 1861
When my eye ranges over some 30 miles of this globe's surface,—an eminence—green and waving with sky and mountains to bound it,—I am richer than Croesus. — Journal, 12 May 1850—Journal, 12 May 1850
When once I have learned my place in the sphere I will fill it once for all. — Journal, 4 February 1841—Journal, 4 February 1841
When the far mountains are invisible the near ones look the higher. — Journal, 12 May 1850—Journal, 12 May 1850
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