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

“Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.'” – George Bernard Shaw