Human Quotes

A garden is a symbol of man's arrogance, perverting nature to human ends

Tim Smit

If you really want to draw close to your garden, you must remember first of all that you are dealing with a being that lives and dies; like the human body, with its poor flesh, its illnesses at times repugnant. One must not always see it dressed up for a ball, manicured and immaculate

Fernand Lequenne

It used to be thought that our love of plants was an impractical but pure passion. But now, in the age of environmental crisis, we're discovering that gardening is essential to human life.

Jacqueline Heriteau

Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you don't consider your students to be human beings

Lou Ann Walker

You'll never have a quiet world till you knock the patriotism out of the human race.

George Bernard Shaw

In every human being one or the other of these two instincts is predominant: the active or positive instinct to offer hospitality, the negative or passive instinct to accept it. And either of these instincts is so significant of character that one might as well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm

Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age.

Ambrose Bierce

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.

Sidonie Gabrielle

Negativity is an addiction to the bleak shadow that lingers around every human form ... you can transfigure negativity by turning it toward the light of your soul.

John O'Donohue

One of the most important resources that a garden makes available for use, is the gardener's own body. A garden gives the body the dignity of working in its own support. It is a way of rejoining the human race

Wendell Berry

Human service is the highest form of self-interest for the person who serves.

Elbert Hubbard

The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.

George Eliot

I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.


The thing that lies at the foundation of positive change, the way I see it, is service to a fellow human being.

Lee Iacocca

Crime is a fact of the human species, a fact of that species alone, but it is above all the secret aspect, impenetrable and hidden. Crime hides, and by far the most terrifying things are those which elude us.

George Bataille
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