Tuesday, January 19, 2010

List of quotes about rural living and other things that inspire me

“The trouble with simple living is that, though it can be joyful, rich, and creative, it isn't simple”. Doris Janzen Longacre

“As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.” John Adams

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better."  Beckett

“Nor rural sights alone, but rural sounds,
Exhilarate the spirit, and restore
The tone of languid nature.”   William Cowper

“If a man would enter upon country life in earnest and test thoroughly its aptitudes and royalties, he must not toy with it at a town distance; he must brush the dews away with his own feet. He must bring the front of his head to the business, and not the back of it.” Donald G. Mitchell, in My Farm of Edgewood

“It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.”  Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1945

“I roamed the countryside searching for answers to things I did not understand.”
Leonardo da Vinci

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things” Robert Brault

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need” Cicero

“If you want to feel rich, just count all the things you have that money can't buy.”

“Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.” Frank A. Clark

“The family that makes the farm an old fashioned home with diversified crops, fruits and domestic animals sufficient to meet the household needs will still find agriculture one of the most satisfying forms of existence.” Calvin Coolidge

1 comment:

  1. I love the wisdom in Robert Brault and Cicero's quotes. We need to remember these gems every day!