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John Lubbock
April 30, 1834 - May 28, 1913
Nationality: British
Category: Statesman
Subcategory: British Statesman

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.


What we see depends mainly on what we look for.


Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.


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


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.


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


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


A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.


Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.


When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.


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


We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.


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.


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