Saturday, January 1, 2011

Ultrarunning…and Nature (part 2 of 2)

(image credit National Wildlife Federation)

See yesterday’s post for part 1. I contribute to the National Wildlife Federation, so they send me a calendar each year full of wonderful wildlife photos and short nature-related quotes each month.

The quotes are great, so I’ll blog them across 2 posts, yesterday and today. Some quotes or authors may be familiar; others brand new. In any case, enjoy, and I hope that these thoughts will cause all of us to be thankful at the marvelous gift of nature that is ours through the endeavor of backcountry running:

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. -- William Hazlitt

The who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. -- Rachel Carson

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. -- Albert Einstein

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a songbird will come. -- Chinese proverb

Let nature be your teacher. -- William Wordsworth

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language. -- Martin Buber

Keep your send of proportion by regularly, preferably daily, visiting the natural world. -- Catlin Matthews

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