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Quotes by Henry Beston - (14 quotes)

Henry Beston - From the Change category:

The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Earth category:

Touch the earth, feel the earth, her plains, her valleys, her hills, and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Earth category:

The seas are the heart's blood of the earth. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Earth category:

Do no dishonor to the earth lest you dishonor the spirit of man. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Emotion category:

Learn to reverence night and to put away the vulgar fear of it, for, with the banishment of night from the experience of man, there vanishes as well a religious emotion, a poetic mood, which gives depth to the adventure of humanity. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Humanity category:

When the Pleiades and the wind in the grass are no longer a part of the human spirit, a part of very flesh and bone, man becomes, as it were, a kind of cosmic outlaw, having neither the completeness and integrity of the animal nor the birthright of a true humanity. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Life category:

The quality of life, which in the ardor of spring was personal and sexual, becomes social in midsummer. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Light category:

We lose a great deal when we lose the sense and feeling for the sun. When all has been said, the adventure of the sun is the great natural drama by which we live, and not to have joy in it and awe of it, not to share in it, is to close a dull door on nature's sustaining and poetic spirit. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Mirrors category:

A garden is the mirror of a mind. It is a place of life, a mystery of green moving to the pulse of the year, and pressing on and pausing the whole to its own inherent rhythms. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Nature category:

Expect Nature to answer to your human values as to come into your house and sit in a chair. The economy of nature, its checks and balances, its measurements of competing life - all this is its great marvel and has an ethic of its own. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Pets category:

-The Outermost House, 1925...
The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren, they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Poetry category:

Poetry is as necessary to comprehension as science. It is as impossible to live without reverence as it is without joy. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Senses category:

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. (Henry Beston)

Henry Beston - From the Universe category:

For a moment of night we have a glimpse of ourselves and of our world islanded in a stream of stars - pilgrims of mortality, voyaging between horizons across the eternal seas of space and time. (Henry Beston)