Archive for Henry David Thoreau

Threshold of the New

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INDIA-10742NF Maqbool Fida Husain, in his studio
Mumbai, India

Stronger by weakness, wiser men become
As they draw near to their eternal home.
Leaving the old, both worlds at once they view
That stand upon the threshold of the new.
- Edmund Waller

TURKEY-10213Turkey

USA-10797United States

The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. 
- Frank Lloyd Wright

00406_04, 05/2001, TibetTibet

To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
– Francis Bacon

ETHIOPIA-10285Member of the Suri tribe, Ethiopia

RUSSIA-10069Russia

As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say.
I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie

_SM18476_adj, Cuba, 2010, LATIN_AMERICA-10145Cuba

BRAZIL-10030NF2, Lavazza, Brazil, 08/2010,Brazil

BURMA-10705Burma

Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

CAMBODIA-10116Cambodia

PARAGUAY-10002Paraguay

Old age hath yet his honour and his toil.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

SRILANKA-10086, Sri Lanka, 10/1995Sri Lanka

BURMA-10555Burma

ITALY-10540Italy

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

MOROCCO-10032Morocco

NEPAL-10027Nepal

Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
- Garson Kanin 

AFGHN-10229Afghanistan

The years teach much which the days never knew.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Eloquence of the Eye

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by stevemccurry

The soul has an interpreter – often an unconscious but still a faithful interpreter – in the eye.
- Charlotte Bronte

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Sanaa, Yemen

The eyes have one language everywhere.
- Proverb

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India

 

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Peshawar, Pakistan

The eye is the jewel of the body.
- Henry David Thoreau

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Peshawar, Pakistan

Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.
 – Tarjei Vesaas, Norwegian Poet

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Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The eye through which I see God is the same eye through which God sees me;
my eye and God’s eye are one eye, one seeing, one knowing, one love.
- Meister Eckhart,  1259 – 1327

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Girl in Kandahar orphanage, Afghanistan

These eyes tell the stories of children around the world.
They speak of war, deprivation, and loss.

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Rajasthan, India

 

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Umbria, Italy

From women’s eyes this doctrine I derive:
They sparkle still the right Promethean fire;
They are the books, the arts, the academes,
That show, contain and nourish all the world.
-  William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost

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Rajasthan, India

The eyes indicate the antiquity of the soul.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Rajasthan, India

There is a road from the eye to heart that does not go through the intellect.
- G. K. Chesterton

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Lhasa, Tibet

 

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Nuristan Province, Afghanistan

The eyes speak of things we dare not say.

Boy covered in red powder participates in the Festival of Ganesh Chaturthi, marking the birthday of the elephant headed deity Lord Ganesh, son of Lord Shiva and Parvati, and one of Hinduism's most popular deities. Praying to Ganesh during the festival is

India

 

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Bagan, Burma

 

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Cambodia

 

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Pakistan

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
-Henri Bergson

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Niger

The eyes are the most powerful social signalers that we have and hence are
sometimes called the windows of the soul.
- Glen Wilson

INDIA-11532

India

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 – 43 BCE

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Srinagar, Kashmir

Eyes are more accurate witnesses than ears.
- Heraclitus of Ephesus, 535 – c. 475 BCE

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Yangon, Burma

 

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United States

 

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Lourdes, France

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to
look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

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Colombia

Eyes have their own universal language, and no
interpreter is needed.

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Afghan refugee in Baluchistan, Pakistan

 

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Mali

The eyes can do a thousand things that fingers can not.
- Persian Proverb

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Afghanistan

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Mali

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