Joseph Wood Krutch — American Environmentalist born on November 25, 1893, died on May 22, 1970

Joseph Wood Krutch was an American writer, critic, and naturalist... (wikipedia)

Few people have ever seriously wished to be exclusively rational. The good life which most desire is a life warmed by passions and touched with that ceremonial grace which is impossible without some affectionate loyalty to traditional form and ceremonies.
It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder.
Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.
If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either.
Security depends not so much upon how much you have, as upon how much you can do without.