Isaac Hawkins Browne Quote
A Voice Crying in the Wilderness (Vox Clamantis in Deserto) (1990)
“A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.”
As quoted in: Many Thoughts of Many Minds (1862), edited by Henry Southgate
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, Macmillan and Company, 1906, p. 130. Variant translation: "It is not enough to know, we must also apply; it is not enough to will, we must also do."
“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.”
As quoted in The Canine Hiker's Bible (2000) by Doug Gelbert, p. 8
Letter to Theo (October 1882). Paraphrase of: For great things do not done (sic) just happen by impulse but are a succession of small things linked together.