John Lubbock Quotes

Enjoy the top 72 famous quotes, sayings and quotations by John Lubbock.

John Lubbock Quotes

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 —

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

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

— John Lubbock

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.

— John Lubbock

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

Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.

— John Lubbock

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

Time is a trust, and for every minute of it you will have to account.

— John Lubbock

A Cheerful friend is like a sunny day, which sheds its brightness on all around.

— John Lubbock

The idle man does not know what it is to enjoy rest, for he has not earned it.

— John Lubbock

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

— John Lubbock

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

Do not lay things too much to heart. No one is ever really beaten unless he is discouraged.

— John Lubbock

When important decisions have to be taken, the natural anxiety to come to a right decision will often keep you awake. Nothing, however, is more conducive to healthful sleep than plenty of open air.

— John Lubbock

Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.

— John Lubbock

To render ourselves insensible to pain we must forfeit also the possibilities of happiness.

— John Lubbock

We are all great landed proprietors, if we only knew it. What we lack is not land, but the power to enjoy it. Moreover, this great inheritance has the additional advantage that it entails no labor, requires no management. The landlord has the trouble, but the landscape belongs to everyone who has eyes to see it.

— John Lubbock

Our great mistake in education is ... the worship of book-learning-the confusion of instruction and education. We strain the memory instead of cultivating the mind ... We ought to follow exactly the opposite course with children-to give them a wholesome variety of mental food, and endeavour to cultivate their tastes, rather than to fill their minds with dry facts.

— John Lubbock

John Lubbock Quotes Pictures

Want to see more pictures of John Lubbock quotes? Click on image of John Lubbock quotes to view full size.

John Lubbock Quotes Pictures 1
John Lubbock Quotes Pictures 2
John Lubbock Quotes Pictures 3
John Lubbock Quotes Pictures 4