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Wonderful animal photography and a look at life in Great Britain. Also showcased are the happenings at the Maxwell Zoo.
I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him. ~Abraham Lincoln
Freedom is never free. ~Author Unknown
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! ~Maya Angelou
Lord, bid war’s trumpet cease;
Fold the whole earth in peace.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes
The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. ~Thomas Campbell
The tulip and the butterfly
Appear in gayer coats than I:
Let me be dressed fine as I will,
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. ~Rachel Carson
That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. ~John Berger, The Sense of Sight, 1980Nature is man’s teacher. She unfolds her treasures to his search, unseals his eye, illumes his mind, and purifies his heart; an influence breathes from all the sights and sounds of her existence. ~Alfred Billings Street
May the roof above us never fall in
And may we good companions beneath it never fall out.
There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away. ~Henry Ward Beecher
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If you are losing your leisure, look out; you may be losing your soul. ~Logan P. SmithThe real problem of leisure time is how to keep others from using yours. ~Arthur Lacey
The people I’m furious with are the women’s liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming women are brighter than men. That’s true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. ~Anita Loos, New York Times, 10 February 1974
Women speak two languages – one of which is verbal. ~William Shakespeare
A husband only worries about a particular Other Man; a wife distrusts her whole species. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. ~Karl Kraus
A man chases a woman until she catches him. ~American Proverb
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Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity. ~Voltaire
Sex is good, but not as good as fresh, sweet corn. ~Garrison Keillor
Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you! ~Tommy Smothers
Welcome to the Church of the Holy Cabbage. Lettuce pray. ~Author Unknown
I don’t think America will have really made it until we have our own salad dressing. Until then we’re stuck behind the French, Italians, Russians and Caesarians. ~Pat McNelis
It is imperative to maintain portions of the wilderness untouched so that a tree will rot where it falls, a waterfall will pour its curve without generating electricity, a trumpeter swan may float on uncontaminated water – and moderns may at least see what their ancestors knew in their nerves and blood. ~Bernand De Voto, Fortune, June 1947
How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountain-top it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make – leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone – we all dwell in a house of one room – the world with the firmament for its roof – and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track. ~John Muir
Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don’t drink too much. Then again, don’t drink too little. ~Herman “Jackrabbit” Smith-Johannsen
A hangover is the wrath of grapes. ~Author Unknown
I prefer to think that God is not dead, just drunk. ~John Marcellus Huston
If you know someone who tries to drown their sorrows, you might tell them sorrows know how to swim. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.