Grandeur of God / Beauty of the Earth Quotes
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
To stay in one place and watch the seasons come and go is tantamount to constant travel: One is traveling with the earth.
- Marguerite Yourcenar
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
- Rachel Carson
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
- Alice Walker
For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under the heaven.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1
God decides the number of stars and gives them all their names.
- Psalm 147:4
As Kingfishers Catch Fire
As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell's
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same;
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves -- goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying What I do is me: for that I came.
I say more: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: that keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is --
Christ. For Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men's faces.
-Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.
"Never loose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful... Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I pass through the gates wind the old road and paths, perform rites of beauty in the being beyond thought, just walking and sitting, breathing and sharing, passing through the mind of land, the inspired air, the eye at the heart of the world - becoming a part of that whole, touching the timeless place."
- Richard Bodner
"Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it will not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth or bury my face in the pillow or raise my hands to the sky and want more than all the world your return.
- Mary Jean Irion
"To the attentive eye, each moment of the year has its own beauty..."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My soul is a mirror o God my spirit rejoices in God, my Savior. God has looked with favor on my lowliness. Surely from now on, generations will call me blessed. God has done great things in me; holy is God's name."
- Luke 1:46-49
"Even to your old age I am your God. Even when your hair turns gray. I will carry you. I have always supported you, and I will continue. I will carry you to safety."
- Isaiah 46:4