Gardening Quotes

How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence

Benjamin Disraeli

Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof.

Julie Moir Messervy:

Let no one think that real gardening is a bucolic and meditative occupation. It is an insatiable passion, like everything else to which a man gives his heart.

Karel Capek

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.

Orson Scott Card

The trouble with gardening is that it does not remain an avocation. It becomes an obsession.

Phyllis McGinley

A garden is never so good as it will be next year

Thomas Cooper

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses

Abraham Lincoln

She (or he!) who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits to see a plant, believes in God


The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies

Gertrude Jekyll

In joy or sadness, flowers are our constant friends

Kozuko Okakura

Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature, with which she indicates how much she loves us

Wolfgang von Geothe

If you have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden


Kiss of the sun for pardon. Song of the birds for mirth. You're closer to God's heart in a garden than any place else on earth

Dorothy Frances Gurney

God almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures

Francis Bacon

The Power Of Failure: We Get To Decide What It Means

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Updated On : July 19, 2008
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