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Author: Caecilius Statius
'He plants trees to benefit another generation.'

Author: Marcus Tullius Cicero
'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
'What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.'

Author: H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
'Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.'

Author: George Bernard Shaw
'The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.'

Author: Luther Burbank
'Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.'

Author: Voltaire
'We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest.'

Author: Walt Disney
'I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.'

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
'It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.'

Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey
'A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them.'

Author: Doug Larson
'A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.'

Author: Orison Swett Marden
'It is like the seed put in the soil - the more one sows, the greater the harvest.'

Author: Les Brown
'Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.'

Author: Alice Walker
'In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.'

Author: Thomas Fuller
'A good garden may have some weeds.'

Author: George Eliot
'It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.'

Author: Rudyard Kipling
'Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.'

Author: Francis Bacon
'God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.'

Author: Gertrude Jekyll
'A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust.'

Author: May Sarton
'Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.'

Author: David Hobson
'I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.'

Author: D. Elton Trueblood
'A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.'

Author: William Cowper
'Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.'

Author: Oscar de la Renta
'Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.'

Author: Alfred Austin
'Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.'

Author: Eric Morecambe
'My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and I told him of course he could, so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.'

Author: Roberto Burle Marx
'A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.'

Author: Gertrude Jekyll
'The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.'

Author: Alfred Austin
'The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.'

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
'Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.'

Author: Roy Rogers
'What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?'

Author: B. C. Forbes
'It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.'

Author: George Cadbury
'But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings - then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.'

Author: Martin Heidegger
'To dwell is to garden.'

Author: Thomas Moore
'Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.'

Author: William Kent
'All gardening is landscape painting.'

Author: Marcelene Cox
'Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.'

Author: Alexander Smith
'How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.'

Author: Martha Smith
'I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.'

Author: Luther Burbank
'If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.'

Author: Margaret Atwood
'Gardening is not a rational act.'

Author: May Sarton
'Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit, who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth, and without light nothing flowers.'

Author: Phyllis Theroux
'I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.'

Author: Penelope Keith
'I plant a lot of trees. I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.'

Author: Luther Burbank
'The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.'

Author: Jean Anouilh
'Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.'

Author: Stephen Gardiner
'The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior and the land beyond the garden.'

Author: Michael Pollan
'The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.'

Author: Douglas Wilson
'Use plants to bring life.'

Author: Charles Dudley Warner
'What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.'

Author: Robert Smithson
'When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.'

Author: Liberty Hyde Bailey
'A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.'

Author: Luis Barragan
'A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.'

Author: Suzy Bogguss
'I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.'

Author: Dixie Lee Ray
'Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.'

Author: Carolus Linnaeus
'If a tree dies, plant another in its place.'

Author: Dogen Zenji
'Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.'

Author: John Harrison
'If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.'

Author: Dorothy Malone
'I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.'

Author: William Kent
'Garden as though you will live forever.'

Author: Michael Fish
'I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.'

Author: Francis Cabot Lowell
'One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals. If a garden is a site for the imagination, how can we be very far from the beginning?'

Author: Luis Barragan
'I don't divide architecture, landscape and gardening to me they are one.'

Author: Alfred Austin
'There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder.'

Author: Elton John
'I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.'

Author: Jane Pauley
'I've come to recognize what I call my 'inside interests.' Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to '

Author: Andrew Weil
'I am a particular fan of integrative exercise - that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on.'

Author: Andrew Weil
'My passion for gardening may strike some as selfish, or merely an act of resignation in the face of overwhelming problems that beset the world. It is neither. I have found that each garden is just what Voltaire proposed in Candide: a microcosm of a just a'

Author: Andrew Weil
'In the world at large, people are rewarded or punished in ways that are often utterly random. In the garden, cause and effect, labor and reward, are re-coupled. Gardening makes sense in a senseless world. By extension, then, the more gardens in the world,'

Author: Andrew Weil
'Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the oppos'

Author: Kenneth Robert Livingstone
'I do the gardening.'

Author: Adam Ant
'I got a little house in East L.A. and did the gardening. I was doing some acting here and there, doing my own thing... getting back to reality.'

Author: Susan Hampshire
'My hobby is gardening, I love it, it's my main hobby. I like being at home and I'm very happy being in my house, I love cooking.'

Author: Ken Thompson
'I have to keep up with the scientific literature as part of my job, but increasingly I found myself reading things that weren't really relevant to my academic work, but were relevant to gardening.'

Author: Steven Cojocaru
'I don't hold that everybody has to love fashion. Some people like gardening.'

Author: Simon Baker
'I'm pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I'm doing something constructive.'

Author: Clive Anderson
'Gardening has just sort of grown on me. I find it therapeutic. And I like smelly things.'

Author: Carolyn Murphy
'I'm not surfing much anymore, but I love hiking and gardening, and I'm always wearing a hat and sunblock.'

Author: Jeremy Northam
'The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.'

Author: Gary Miller
'Many talk about a guest worker program. I think most reasonable people believe that a guest worker program in the farming industry, perhaps in the gardening and landscape industries, is reasonable.'

Author: Roy Blount, Jr.
'Somebody informed me recently that the key to every art, from writing to gardening to sculpture, is creativity. I beg to differ.'

Author: Gates McFadden
'I love a lot of things, and I'm pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I'd be an obsessive hairdresser.'

Author: Sean Bean
'I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.'

Author: Emanuel Steward
'My favorite hobby is being alone. I like to be alone. I also like dancing, fishing, playing poker sometimes and vegetable gardening - corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, I have a big garden every year.'

Author: Juliet Mills
'My hobbies are cooking and gardening, especially growing orchids. I love soccer, my husband and I support a British team called Chelsea, and I also enjoy tennis. We have 3 cats.'

Author: J. M. Roberts
'Overall, the anarchy was the most creative of all periods of Japanese culture for in it there appeared the greatest landscape painting, the culmination of the skill of landscape gardening and the arts of flower arrangement, and the No drama.'

Author: Tina Charles
'Rock 'n' Roll, no roses or gardening.'




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