Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Whatever it is that lives. . .should be touched gently. . . . ~ Elizabeth Goudge

"Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt.  Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be treated gently. . .Civilization is another word for respect for life."  ~  E. Goudge

4 comments:

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Val~ I LOVE quotes and this one is truly beautiful! Hoping you are warm and cozy. Love~Mandy

Val said...

Thank you, Mandy. I know--I'd never seen that quote before, and it just "spoke" to me. I hope you're doing well too. I'm sure your home is just even more sparkling and lovely than usual this week. :)

Lisa said...

Val, you only have the last name for the quote - do you know the first name? I was wondering if it was Elizabeth Goudge - one of my favorite writers, who I'd almost forgotten about!

Val said...

Yes, Lisa-Elizabeth Goudge. :) She is new to me. I'll have to look into her writings more.