John Lubbock Quotes

John Lubbock was a 19th century English banker, Liberal politician, and polymath who made important contributions in many fields of study. He is perhaps best known for his archaeology work as well as his support of science education. Additionally, Lubbock had a lot to say about creativity and innovation, which makes him a great inspiration for anyone looking to be more creative. Here are some of the best quotes from John Lubbock quotes that will inspire and motivate you.

  • Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

    John Lubbock
  • Our duty is to believe that for which we have sufficient evidence, and to suspend our judgment when we have not.

    John Lubbock
  • Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

    John Lubbock
  • Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.

    John Lubbock
  • A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.

    John Lubbock
  • When we have done our best, we should wait the result in peace.

    John Lubbock
  • We often hear of people breaking down from overwork, but in nine out of ten they are really suffering from worry or anxiety.

    John Lubbock
  • Your character will be what you yourself choose to make it.

    John Lubbock
  • The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught, as that every child should be given the wish to learn.

    John Lubbock
  • A wise system of education will at last teach us how little man yet knows, how much he has still to learn.

    John Lubbock
  • If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.

    John Lubbock
  • Sunsets are so beautiful that they almost seem as if we were looking through the gates of Heaven.

    John Lubbock
  • What we see depends mainly on what we look for.

    John Lubbock

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