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Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

And all the lives we ever lived and all the lives to be are full of trees and changing leaves.
Virginia Woolf

Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love--that makes life and nature harmonize.
George Eliot

It's the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!
A.A. Milne

Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.
Jeremiah 5:24 (KJV)

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Matthew 9:37,38 (KJV)

Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.
Emily Bronte

Notice that autumn is more the season of the soul than of nature.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

How beautiful the leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
John Burroughs

Wild is the music of the autumnal winds amongst the faded woods.
William Wordsworth

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
John Muir

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
E.E. Cummings

Just as a painter needs light in order to put the finishing touches to his picture, so I need an inner light, which I feel I never have enough of in the autumn.
Leo Tolstoy

There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been.
Percy Bysshe Shelley


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