In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
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Baseball and cricket are beautiful and highly stylized medieval war substitutes, chess made flesh, a mixture of proud chivalry and base - in both senses - greed.
But I think the most harmful change brought about by Victorian science in our attitude to nature lies in the demand that our relation with it must be purposive, industrious, always seeking greater knowledge.
Duty largely consists of pretending that the trivial is critical.
The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
Evolution did not intend trees to grow singly. Far more than ourselves they are social creatures, and no more natural as isolated specimens than man is as a marooned sailor or hermit.
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There is a pride, a self-love, in human minds that will seldom be kept so low as to make men and women humbler than they ought to be.
It doesn't make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
But once the person is selected, at that point that person is independent.