William Bliss Carman

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This Quotations Archive contains words from famous and some not so famous people who have expressed a sense of love, compassion, and respect for all of God's creation: for people, for animals, and for the environment.  They speak of our teaching methods and philosophy.  They speak of a lifestyle of non-violence.   They seek to eliminate cruelty and suffering.  They seek to wake us up.   They seek to give us hope.

Bliss Carman (William Bliss Carman)
Canadian Poet (1861-1929)

“The greatest joy in nature is the absence of man.”

“There is only one way in the world to be distinguished: Follow your instinct! Be yourself, and you'll be somebody. Be one more blind follower of the blind, and you will have the oblivion you desire.”

“Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer. It is joy and art.”

“What are facts but compromises? A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.”

“Whether it be to failure or success, the first need of being is endurance – to endure with gladness if we can, with fortitude in any event.”