John Lubbock Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old john lubbock quotes, john lubbock sayings, and john lubbock proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.     

John Lubbock

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.     

John Lubbock

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.     

John Lubbock

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

John Lubbock

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

John Lubbock

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

John Lubbock

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.     

John Lubbock

The whole value of solitude depends upon one's self; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.     

John Lubbock

There is nothing so good for the inside of a man as the outside of a horse.     

John Lubbock

There can be no merit in believing something which you can neither explain nor understand.     

John Lubbock

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

John Lubbock

Happy indeed is the naturalist: to him the seasons come round like old friends; to him the birds sing: as he walks along, the flowers stretch out from the hedges, or look up from the ground, and as each year fades away, he looks back on a fresh store of happy memories.     

John Lubbock

A kind word will give more pleasure than a present.     

John Lubbock

Do what you will, only do something.     

John Lubbock

Exercise of the muscles keeps the body in health, and exercise of the brain brings peace of mind.     

John Lubbock

Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body. Nature always seems trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has.     

John Lubbock

The whole value of solitude depends upon oneself; it may be a sanctuary or a prison, a haven of repose or a place of punishment, a heaven or a hell, as we ourselves make it.     

John Lubbock