"When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."James Whitcomb Riley on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."James Whitcomb Riley on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."James Whitcomb Riley on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."James Whitcomb Riley on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."James Whitcomb Riley on Abraham Lincoln
"The anger of a person who is strong, can always bide its time."
"It is no use to grumble and complain It's just as cheap and easy to rejoice When God sorts out the weather and sends rain - Why, rain's my choice."
"When you awaken some morning and hear that somebody or other has been discovered, you can put it down as a fact that he discovered himself years ago - since that time he has been toiling, working, and striving to make himself worthy of general discovery."