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Garden And Flowers Quotes


"A garden, sir, wherein all rainbows and flowers were heaped together." - Charles Kingsley

"Yes, in the poor man's garden grow Far more than herbs and flowers - Kind thoughts, contentment, peace of mind, And Joy for weary hours." - Mary Howitt

"What could be said about me...a man to whom only his painting matters? And of course his garden and his flowers as well." - Claude Monet

"I work at my garden all the time and with love. What I need most are flowers, always. My heart is forever in Giverny." - Claude Monet

"If, I can someday see M. Claude Monet's garden, I feel sure that I shall see something that is not so much a garden of flowers as of colours and tones, less an old-fashioned flower garden than a colour garden, so to speak, one that achieves an effect not entirely nature's, because it was planted so that only the flowers with matching colours will bloom at the same time, harmonized in an infinite stretch of blue or pink." - Marcel Proust

"If we make our goal to live a life of compassion and unconditional love, then the world will indeed become a garden where all kinds of flowers can bloom and grow." - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

"The poetry is the Earth, charming; The river, flowing from lofty mountains; Nature, a young woman and a heavenly plant with blossoming flowers, slinking in the garden of the mind." - Manmohan Acharya

"The year is ended, and it only adds to my age; Spring has come, but I must take leave of my home. Alas, that the trees in this eastern garden, Without me, will still bear flowers." - Su Ting

"Make great account of your precious trials, both interior and exterior; it is thus that the garden of Jesus is adorned with flowers, that is, with acts of virtue." - Paul of the Cross

"A red rose is not selfish because it wants to be a red rose. It would be horribly selfish if it wanted all the other flowers in the garden to be both red and roses." - Oscar Wilde

"Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle. 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?" - Francis Cabot

"In friendship's fragrant garden, There are flowers of every hue. Each with its own fair beauty And its gift of joy for you. Friendship's Garden If love were what the rose is, And I were like the leaf, Our lives would grow together In sad or singing weather." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Each year the big garden grew smaller and Jane - who grew flowers by choice, not corn or stringbeans - worked at the vegetables more than I did. Each winter I dreamed crops, dreamed marvels of canning . . . and each summer I largely failed. Shamefaced, I planted no garden at all." - Donald Hall

"The mind is like a fertile garden in which anything that is planted, flowers or weeds, will grow." - Bruce Lee

"The birds that were singing in the dew-drenched garden seemed to be telling the flowers about her." - Oscar Wilde

"you mustn't rely on your flowers to make your garden attractive. A good bone structure must come first, with an intelligent use of evergreen plants so that the garden is always clothed, no matter what time of year. Flowers are an added delight, but a good garden is the garden you enjoy looking at even in the depths of winter." - Margery Fish

"You have two gardens: your own garden and that of your beloved. First, you have to take care of your own garden and master the art of gardening. In each one of us there are flowers and there is also garbage. The garbage is the anger, fear, discrimination, and jealousy within us. If you water the garbage, you will strengthen the negative seeds. If you water the flowers of compassion, understanding, and love, you will strengthen the positive seeds. What you grow is up to you." - Nhat Hanh

"Love, which, in concert with Abstinence, established Faith, and which, along with Patience, builds up Chastity, is like the columns that sustain the four corners of a house. For it was that same Love which planted a glorious garden redolent with precious herbs and noble flowers-roses and lilies-which breathed forth a wondrous fragrance, that garden on which the true Solomon was accustomed to feast his eyes." - Gian Carlo Menotti

"I find the love of garden grows upon me as I grow older more and more. Shrubs and flowers and such small gay things, that bloom and please and fade and wither and are gone and we care not for them, are refreshing interests, in life, and if we cannot say never fading pleasures, we may say unreproved pleasures and never grieving losses." - Maria Edgeworth

"English Bohemianism is a curiously unluscious fruit. ... Inside this hothouse, huge lascivious orchids slide sensuously up the sweating windows, passion-flowers cross-pollinate in wild heliotrope abandon, lotuses writhe with poppies in the sweet warm beds, kumquats ripen, open and plop flatly to the floor-and outside, in a neat, trimly-hoed kitchen-garden, English bohemians sit in cold orderly rows, like carrots." - Alan Coren

"Love flowers best in openness and freedom." - Edward Abbey

"Flowers spring up unsown and die ungathered." - William C Bryant

"Of course the Dharma-body of the Buddha was the hedge at the bottom of the garden. At the same time, and no less obviously, it was these flowers, it was anything that I - or rather the blessed Not-I - cared to look at." - Aldous Huxley

"By the time one is eighty, it is said, there is no longer a tug of war in the garden with the May flowers hauling like mad against the claims of the other months. All is at last in balance and all is serene. The gardener is usually dead, of course." - Henry Mitchell

"Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other's roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other." - John Bunyan

"The heart surrenders everything to the moment. The mind judges and holds back. In most of our human relationships, we spend much of our time reassuring one another that our costumes of identity are on straight. When we see the Beloved in each person, it's like walking through a garden, watching flowers bloom all around us." - Ram Dass

"Here is a little forest Whose leaf is ever green; Here is a brighter garden, Where not a frost has been; In its unfading flowers I hear the bright bee hum; Prithee, my brother, Into my garden come!" - Emily Dickinson

"This outward spring and garden are a reflection of the inward garden." - Rumi

"No Scripture is exhausted by a single explanation. The flowers of God's garden bloom not only double, but sevenfold; they are continually pouring forth fresh fragrance." - Charles Spurgeon

"He who hunts for flowers will finds flowers; and he who loves weeds will find weeds." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Let everything in creation draw you to God. Refresh your mind with some innocent recreation and needful rest, if it were only to saunter through the garden or the fields, listening to the sermon preached by the flowers, the trees, the meadows, the sun, the sky, and the whole universe. You will find that they exhort you to love and praise God; that they excite you to extol the greatness of the Sovereign Architect Who has given them their being." - Paul of the Cross

"Where humanity sowed faith, hope, and unity, joy's garden blossomed." - Aberjhani

"April comes like an idiot, babbling and strewing flowers." - Edna St Vincent Millay

"Sweet flowers are slow and weeds make haste." - William Shakespeare

"And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised." - Francois De Malherbe

"Flowers of all hue, and without thorn the rose." - John Milton

"I don't know these people and they aren't my flowers." - Richard Brautigan

"A day so happy. Fog lifted early. I worked in the garden. Hummingbirds were stopping over honeysuckle flowers. There was no thing on earth I wanted to possess. I know no one worth my envying him." - Czeslaw Milosz

"How should Spring bring forth a garden on hard stone? Become earth, that you may grow flowers of many colors. For you have been heart-breaking rock. Once, for the sake of experiment, be earth!" - Rumi

"More and more, I feel the need for a house and a garden." - Marie Curie

"Now 'tis spring, and weeds are shallow-rooted; Suffer them now and they'll o'ergrow the garden." - William Shakespeare

"All that in this delightful garden grows should happy be and have immortal bliss." - Edmund Spenser

"How fair is a garden amid the toils and passions of existence." - Benjamin Disraeli

"A garden is a love song, a duet between a human being and Mother Nature." - Jeff Cox

"Who loves a garden, still his Eden keeps, Perennial pleasures plants, and wholesome harvests reaps." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"A garden is a thing of beauty and a job forever." - Richard Briers

"In almost every garden, the land is made better and so is the gardener." - Robert Rodale

"There is a garden in her eyes, where roses and white lilies flow." - Thomas Campion

"A garden must be looked into, and dressed as the body." - George Herbert

"Don't waste your time chasing butterflies. Mend your garden, and the butterflies will come." - Mario Quintana

"Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high." - William Goldman

"Life, it is not simple like a garden, where flowers are always flowers and weeds are always weeds." - Lesley Kagen

"A second blow of many flowers appears, flowers faintly tinged and breathing no perfume; but fruits, not blossoms, form the woodland wreath that circles Autumn's brow." - James Grahame

"My daughter and two sons are the flowers in my heart and garden." - Ana Monnar

"Flowers may beckon todwards us, but they speak todward heaven and God." - Henry Ward Beecher

"April, like a child, Writes hieroglyphs on dust with flowers, Wipes them away and forgets." - Rabindranath Tagore

"The flowers of life are but illusions. How many fade away and leave no trace." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Reason and happiness are like other flowers; they wither when plucked." - George Santayana

"He who does not love flowers has lost all love and fear of God." - Johann Ludwig Tieck

"Let me be dressed as I will, yet flies worms and flowers exceed me still." - Oscar Wilde

"Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children." - Dante Alighieri

"To stand by the beds at sunrise and see the flowers awake is a heavenly delight." - Celia Thaxter

"I always think the flowers can see us, and know what we are thinking about." - George Eliot

"Oh, lovely Europe, your flowers and your wine, your bread, your music." - Belva Plain

"Discipline is the virtue that begins in obedience and flowers in self-control." - Ted Malloch

"Flowers knew how to preach divinity before men knew how to dissect and botanize them." - Henry Norman Hudson

"Botany is the art of insulting flowers in Greek and Latin." - Alphonse Karr

"Life is not only full of sound and fury. It also has butterflies, flowers, art." - Claude Simon

"Then amongst flowers and springs, Making delightful sport, Sat lovers without conflict, without flame" - Torquato Tasso

"He didn't give me flowers or candy. He gave me the moon and the stars. Infinity." - Jenny Han

"Flowers are the alphabet of angels, whereby they write on the hills and fields mysterious truths." - Benjamin Franklin

"Flowers open every night across the sky, a breathing peace, and sudden flame catching." - Rumi

"In the garden of literature, the highest and the most charismatic flowers are always the quotations." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Nature abhors a garden." - Michael Pollan

"What actually happens when you die is that your brain stops working and your body rots, like Rabbit did when he died and we buried him in the earth at the bottom of the garden. And all his molecules were broken down into other molecules and they went into the earth and were eaten by worms and went into the plants and if we go and dig in the same place in 10 years there will be nothing exept his skeleton left. And in 1,000 years even his skeleton will be gone. But that is all right because he is a part of the flowers and the apple tree and the hawthorn bush now." - Mark Haddon

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." - Abram L. Urban

"Friends are flowers in life's garden." - Okakura Kakuzo

"Flowers speak to us if we listen. Appreciating the blossom in hand or pausing in the garden to admire the beauty quiets our outer selves till we hear something new, something we did not hear before - the still, small voice of Nature herself." - Jean Hersey

"Flowers are heaven's masterpiece." - Dorothy Parker

"Flowers are my music." - Thomas Walker Arnold

"What is paradise, but, a garden, an orchard of trees and herbs, full of pleasure and nothing there but delights." - William Lawson

"The flowers, the gorgeous, mystic multi-coloured flowers are not the flowers of life, but people, yes people are the true flowers of life, and it has been a most precious pleasure to have temporarily strolled in your garden." - Lord Buckley

"A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and to wait, more instruction than a library." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"A garden was the primitive prison, till man with Promethean felicity and boldness, luckily sinned himself out of it." - Charles Lamb

"To be one woman, truly, wholly, is to be all women. Tend one garden and you will birth worlds." - Kate Braverman

"Surely there is no greater garden for human-nature study than the flotsam and jetsam of the hospital." - Mabel Osgood Wright

"We have built a greenhouse, a human greenhouse, where once there bloomed a sweet and wild garden." - Bill Mckibben

"Paradise endangered: garden snakes and mice are appearing in the shadowy corners of Dutch Old Master paintings." - Mason Cooley

"I want death to find me planting my cabbages, but careless of death, and still more of my unfinished garden." - Michel De Montaigne

"The one small garden of a free gardener was all his need and due, not a garden swollen to a realm; his own hands to use, not the hands of others to command." - J R R Tolkien

"Spring with its wavin' green grass and heaps of sweet-smellin' flowers on every hill and in every dale." - Roy Bean

"I am not a greedy person except about flowers and plants, and then I become fanatically greedy." - May Sarton

"Flowers and fruit are never combined in one place: it is impossible that teeth and delicacies should exist simultaneously." - Saib Tabrizi

"Cities and Thrones and Powers Stand in Time's eye, Almost as long as flowers, Which daily die" - Rudyard Kipling

"... a country encapsulates our childhood and those lanes, byres, fields, flowers, insects, suns, moons and stars are forever reoccurring." - Edna O'Brien

"Gold is the gift of vanity and common pride, but flowers are the gift of love and friendship." - Franz Grillparzer

"And when thou art weary I'll find thee a bed, Of mosses and flowers to pillow thy head." - John Keats

"I have gathered a posy of other men?s flowers and only the thread that bonds them is my own." - Michel De Montaigne

"Break open A cherry tree And there are no flowers; But the spring breeze Brings forth myriad blossoms." - Ikkyu

"Science confounds everything; it gives to the flowers an animal appetite, and takes away from even the plants their chastity." - Joseph Joubert

"Natural beauty is essentially temporary and sad, hence the impression of obscene mockery which artificial flowers give us." - John Updike

"If flowers want to grow right out of concrete sidewalk cracks I'm going to bend down and smell them." - David Ignatow

"And where she went, the flowers took thickest root, As she had sow'd them with her odorous foot." - Ben Jonson

"Love is when the soul starts to sing and the flowers of your life bloom on their own." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits." - Samuel Butler

"The botanist should make interest with the bees if he would know when the flowers open and when they close." - Henry David Thoreau

"So I'll continue to continue to pretend my life will never end, and flowers never bend with the rainfall." - Paul Simon

"The Gita is a bouquet composed of the beautiful flowers of spiritual truths collected from the Vedas and the Upanishads." - Swami Vivekananda

"Flowers are made to bloom in the sun and not to be shut up in an apron." - Johanna Spyri

"Do not go to the garden of flowers! O friend! go not there; In your body is the garden of flowers. Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the infinite beauty." - Kabir

"Do not go to the garden of flowers! O Friend! go not there; In your body is the garden of flowers. Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty." - Kabir

"So you plant your own garden and nourish your own soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers...." - Veronica Shoffstall

"With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy." - Lope De Vega

"I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers." - Soundarya

"Your garden will reveal yourself." - Henry Mitchell

"God made a beauteous garden With lovely flowers strown, But one straight, narrow pathway That was not overgrown. And to this beauteous garden He brought mankind to live, And said "To you, my children, These lovely flowers I give. Prune ye my vines and fig trees, With care my flowers tend, But keep the pathway open Your home is at the end." God's Garden" - Robert Frost

"Flowers really do intoxicate me." - Vita Sackville-West

"Beware of men bearing flowers." - Muriel Spark

"Flowers are the earth laughing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"...and I went into the garden and lay down and looked at the stars in the sky and made myself negligible." - Mark Haddon

"Sisters are different flowers from the same garden." - Anonymous

"My heart is a garden tired with autumn, Heaped with bending asters and dahlias heavy and dark, In the hazy sunshine, the garden remembers April, The drench of rains and a snow-drop quick and clear as a spark; Daffodils blowing in the cold wind of morning, And golden tulips, goblets holding the rain - The garden will be hushed with snow, forgotten soon, forgotten - After the stillness, will spring come again?" - Sara Teasdale

"And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden, You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden." - Rudyard Kipling

"Nature does not complete things. She is chaotic. Man must finish, and he does so by making a garden and building a wall." - Robert Frost

"This earth is a garden, this life a banquet, and it's time we realized that it was given to all life, animal and man, to enjoy." - Tom Brown Jr

"The old church tower and garden wall Are black with autumn rain And dreary winds foreboding call The darkness down again" - Emily Bronte

"Our blossoms of passion, gay and luxuriant flowers, are bright and full of fragrance, but they beguile us and lead us astray, and their odor is deadly." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ. And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it." - Winifred Mary Letts

"A garden really lives only insofar as it is an expression of faith, the embodiment of a hope and a song of praise." - Russell Page

"How much the making of a garden, no matter how small, adds to the joy of living, only those who practice the arts and the science can know." - Ernest Henry Wilson

"I do not know the names of all the weeds and plants, I have to do as Adam did in his garden... name things as I find them." - Charles Dudley Warner

"I sit in my garden, gazing upon a beauty that cannot gaze upon itself. And I find sufficient purpose for my day." - Robert Breault

"I am spending delightful afternoons in my garden, watching everything living around me. As I grow older, I feel everything departing, and I love everything with more passion." - Emile Zola

"My biggest thrill came the night Elgin Baylor and I combined for 73 points at Madison Square Garden. Elgin had 71 of them." - Rod Hundley

"Do not sit long with a sad friend. When you go to a garden do you look at the weeds? Spend more time with the roses and jasmines." - Rumi

"To quit this troubled world is better than to enter it: the rosebud enters the garden with straitened heart and departs smiling." - Saib Tabrizi

"In Garden Party or 40 Days and 40 Nights, I played characters who people dont necessarily like; I just find some humanity in them." - Vinessa Shaw

"Britain cherishes her eccentrics and wisely holds that the function of government is to build a walled garden in which anarchy can flourish." - Quentin Crisp

"The seeds from Ramanujan's garden have been blowing on the wind and have been sprouting all over the landscape. [On the stimulating effects of Ramanujan's mathematical legacy.]" - Freeman Dyson

"Guided by my heritage of a love of beauty and a respect for strength - in search of my mother's garden, I found my own." - Alice Walker

"She was sitting in a garden more beautiful than even her rampaging imagination could ever have conjured up, and she was being serenaded by trees." - Lynn Kurland

"He had waited five years and bought a mansion where he dispensed starlight to casual moths - so that he could 'come over' some afternoon to a stranger's garden." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"Love would never b a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with a light of faith, water of sincerity, and an art of passion." - Jack Canfield

"Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend...." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Healthy plants and trees yield abundant flowers and fruits. Similarly, from a healthy person, smiles and happiness shine forth like the rays of the sun." - B.K.S. Iyengar

"Evil springs up, and flowers, and bears no seed, And feeds the green earth with its swift decay, Leaving it richer for the growth of truth." - James Russell Lowell

"The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies fast away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and women, old age is upon us." - Juvenal

"And some by hours; Some measure days by dreams And some by flowers; My heart alone records My days and hours." - Madison Cawein

"There are as many kinds of love as there are flowers and bugs put together but men and women and their needs are all the same." - Walter Mosley

"I often think flowers are the angels' alphabet whereby they write on hills and fields mysterious and beautiful lessons for us to feel and learn." - Louisa May Alcott



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