Quotes and Writings

Even as beautiful as a rose is, if not handled properly it can hurt you; such is life.” – Wayne White

“What lies behind us and what lies ahead of us are tiny matters compared to what lives within us.” – Henry David Thoreau

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Distance is only as far as we let it be.” – Wayne White

“Society never advances.  It recedes on one side as it gains on the other.  Its progress is only apparent, like the workers of a tread mill.  It undergoes continual changes; it is barbarous, it is civilized, it is Christianized, it is rich, it is scientific; but this change is not amelioration.  For everything that is given, something is taken.  Society acquires new arts and loses old instincts.” – “Self Reliance” Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own.  Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.” – John Muir