JOHN LUBBOCK QUOTES

banker, politician, philanthropist, scientist & polymath (1834-1913)

John Lubbock quote

A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

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Happy indeed is the naturalist: to him the seasons come round like old friends; to him the birds sing: as he walks along, the flowers stretch out from the hedges, or look up from the ground, and as each year fades away, he looks back on a fresh store of happy memories.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Beauties of Nature

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What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Beauties of Nature

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Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

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Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

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Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body. Nature always seems trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

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We must be careful what we read, and not, like the sailors of Ulysses, take bags of wind for sacks of treasure.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Pleasures of Life

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Our great mistake in education is, as it seems to me, the worship of book-learning -- the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Pleasures of Life

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False pleasures come from without and are imperfect: happiness is internal and our own.

JOHN LUBBOCK, Peace and Happiness

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True pleasures are paid for in advance; false pleasures afterwards, with heavy and compound interest.

JOHN LUBBOCK, Peace and Happiness

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Battles are often won before they are fought.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Pleasures of Life

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Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

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The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.

JOHN LUBBOCK, Peace and Happiness

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Exercise of the muscles keeps the body in health, and exercise of the brain brings peace of mind.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Use of Life

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We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Pleasures of Life

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The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Pleasures of Life

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If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Pleasures of Life

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A crowd is not necessarily company, but neither need it necessarily prevent thought or disturb peace of mind.

JOHN LUBBOCK, Peace and Happiness

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All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Beauties of Nature

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Many a blessing has been recognized too late.

JOHN LUBBOCK, attributed, Character and Conduct: A Book of Helpful Thoughts by Great Writers of Past and Present Ages

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