|C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.|
| However, I think a plain space near the eye gives it a kind of liberty it loves; and then the picture, whether you choose the grand or beautiful, should be held up at its proper distance. Variety is the principal ingredient in beauty; and simplicity is essential to grandeur.|
| Every antique farm-house and moss-grown cottage is a picture.|
| This is grand! tis solemn! tis an education of itself to look upon.|
James Fenimore Cooper.
| There, interspersed in lawns and opening glades, thin trees arise, that shun each others shade.|
| Oh, what a glory doth this world put on for him who, with a fervent heart, goes forth under the bright and glorious sky!|
| There is a property in the horizon which no man has, but he whose eyes can integrate all the parts,that is, the poet.|
| ||Heavens! what a goodly prospect spreads around,|
|Of hills, and dales, and woods, and lawns, and spires,|
|And glittering towns, and gilded streams, till all|
|The stretching landscape into smoke decays.|
| Landscapes are Natures pictures.|
M. E. Lee.
| The mind is never more highly gratified than in contemplating a natural landscape.|
| ||Thou who wouldst see the lovely and the wild|
|Mingled in harmony on Natures face,|
|Ascend our rocky mountains. Let thy foot|
|Fail not with weariness, for on their tops|
|The beauty and the majesty of earth,|
|Spread wide beneath, shall make thee to forget|
|The steep and toilsome way.|
William Cullen Bryant.