"I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do."
"Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber, if he has common sense on the ground floor."
"The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony."
"My view is that you still, in order to win from the Labour perspective, have to have a strong alliance with business as well as the unions. You have got to be very much in the centre ground on things like public sector reform."
"The ultimate ground of faith and knowledge is confidence in God."
"I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet off the ground and won't stand still."
"I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods."
"I like Mitt Romney as a person. I think he's a dignified person. But I have no common ground on economics. He doesn't worry about the Federal Reserve. He doesn't worry about foreign policy. He doesn't talk about civil liberties, so I would have a hard time to expect him to ever invite me to campaign with him."
"That is what leadership is all about: staking your ground ahead of where opinion is and convincing people, not simply following the popular opinion of the moment."
"Religion is the possibility of the removal of every ground of confidence except confidence in God alone."