"There is not a sprig of grass that shoots uninteresting to me."
"Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar."
William Wordsworth, 1798
"It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street,
to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence,
the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass,
like a spark dropped from the sun."
Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)