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Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.

    Topics: God, Nature, Reading

When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be.

    Topics: Hatred

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.

    Topics: Hope, Vision

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

    Topics: Laziness, Failure

When I was young, I said to God, "God, tell me the mystery of the universe." But God answered, "That knowledge is reserved for me alone." So I said, "God, tell me the mystery of the peanut." Then God said, "Well George, that's more nearly your size." And he told me.

    Topics: Life, Humorous, Youth

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.

    Topics: Love

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.

    Topics: Love

All my life I have risen regularly at four o'clock and have gone into the woods and talked to God. There He gives me my orders for the day.

    Topics: Prayer

There is literally nothing that I ever asked to do, that I asked the blessed Creator to help me to do, that I have not been able to accomplish.

    Topics: Prayer, Achievement

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