The first wealth is health.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 - April 27, 1882)
If there can be such a thing as instinctual memory, the consciousness of land and water must lie deeper in the core of us than any knowledge of our fellow beings. We were bred of the earth before we were born of our mothers. Once born, we can live without our mothers or our fathers or any other kin or friend, or even human love. We cannot live without the earth or apart from it, and something is shriveled in man’s heart when he turns away from it and concerns himself only with the affairs of men.
~ Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (August 08, 1896 - )