I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them. ~James Russell Lowell, American poet
I decided you might be interested in the rest of the story, so here goes:
Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. ~Victor Hugo, French poet, novelist, and dramatist (Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame)
Shivering as the north wind howls
Ice clings to evergreen boughs
When will spring return?
March 20 or thereabouts
Don’t give it another doubt
This mess will melt soon!
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein
Considered by many as the gem of gems, Sapphire is a stone of wisdom, royalty, prophecy, and Divine favor.
A symbol of power, kindness, and good judgment, Sapphire is composed from the mineral corundum (the same as Ruby). It’s trace amounts of iron and titanium that make the corundum blue, ranging from very pale to very dark, from a green to a violet shade.
Man is a dog’s idea of what God should be. ~Holbrook Jackson, British journalist, writer, and publisher
The smile says it all —
Nothing better than a hug
From my favorite kid!
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher
Perhaps modern airlines should erect this quote in prominent places throughout airports.
They seem to believe in it, despite what their patrons expect.