Quotes on Gardens

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GARDEN

« In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms. » ~Anon

« There is always music amongst the trees in the garden but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. » ~Anon

« With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. » ~Lope de Vega

FLOWERS

« And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers is always the first to be touch’d by the thorns. » ~Thomas Moore

« As fragrance abides in the flower
As reflection is within the mirror,
So does your Lord abide within you,
Why search for him without? » ~Guru Nanak

« As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed. » ~James Allen

« Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. » ~Albert Camus

« Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. » ~Luther Burbank

« Flowers are love’s truest language. » ~Park Benjamin

« Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. » ~Sigmund Freud

« Flowers are the music of the ground, from earth’s lips spoken without sound. » ~Edwin Curran

« Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into. » ~Henry Ward Beecher

« For myself I hold no preferences among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Bricks to all greenhouses! Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant! » ~Edward Abbey

« For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ. » ~Christopher Smart

« Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed. » ~Walt Whitman

« Little flower, but if I could understand what you are, root and all in all, I should know what God and man is. » ~Tennyson

« Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. » ~John W. Gardner

« Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness. » ~Conor Oberst

« People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. » ~Iris Murdoch

« Perfumes are the feelings of flowers. » ~Heinrich Heine

« The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
Perfumes
And secret silence… » ~Phillip Pulfrey

« Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers. » ~Henry Walter Bates

« We are all treading the vanishing road of a song in the air, the vanishing road of the spring flowers and the winter snows, the vanishing roads of the winds and the streams, the vanishing road of beloved faces. » ~Richard Le Gallienne

« What she did was to open our eyes to details of country life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry. » ~Laurie Lee

« What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. » ~Joseph Addison

« Where flowers bloom so does hope. » ~Lady Bird Johnson

ROSES

« A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring. » ~William Carlos Williams

« A single rose can be my garden, a single friend, my world. » ~Leo Buscaglia

« But earthlier happy is the rose distill’d
Than that which withering on the virgin thorn
Grows, lives, and dies in single blessedness. » ~William Shakespeare

« But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold. » ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

« But he that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose. » ~Anne Bronte

« Go pretty rose, go to my fair,
Go tell her all I fain would dare,
Tell her of hope; tell her of spring,
Tell her of all I fain would sing,
Oh! were I like thee, so fair a thing. » ~Michael Beverly

« It was roses, roses, all the way,
With myrtle mixed in my path like mad.
Still more labyrinthine buds the rose. » ~Robert Browning

« Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose. » ~Turkish Proverb

« Often the prickly thorn produces tender roses. » ~Ovid

« The rose has thorns only for those who would gather it. » ~Chinese Proverb

« The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy. » ~Henry Ward Beecher

« The world is a rose; smell it and pass it to your friends. » ~Persian Proverb

« Truths and roses have thorns about them. » ~Henry David Thoreau

« Yet, O thou beautiful rose!
Queen rose so fair and sweet.
What were lover or crown to thee,
without the clay at thy feet? » ~Julia C R Dorr

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OTHERS

« And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. » ~Anais Nin

« Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place. » ~Phillip E. Johnson

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