Quotes by Sir John Lubbock

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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, (April 30, 1834May 28, 1913), English banker, politician, naturalist and archaeologist was born the son of Sir John William Lubbock, Bart.

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Don't be afraid of showing affection. Be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate. Men are more helped by sympathy than by service. Love is more than money, and a kind word will give more pleasure than a present.

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
Before buying anything, it is well to ask if one could do without it.
Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.
Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more.
In truth, people can generally make time for what they choose to do; it is not really the time but the will that is lacking.
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.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.
When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.
A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.
Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.
We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.