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Garden Of God Quotes


"The soul of a child is the loveliest flower that grows in the garden of God." - Elizabeth George

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon

"God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure." - Francis Bacon

"God Almighty first planted a garden. And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures." - Francis Bacon

"RITUALISM, n. A Dutch Garden of God where He may walk in rectilinear freedom, keeping off the grass." - Ambrose Bierce

"Locke sank into a swoon; The Garden died; God took the spinning-jenny Out of his side." - William Butler Yeats

"Locke sank into a swoon; The Garden died; God took the spinning-jenny Out of his side." - William Butler Yeats

"When they have opened a gap in the ... wall of separation between the Garden of the Church and the wildernes of the world, God hath ever ... made his Garden a Wildernesse." - Roger Williams

"The world is a garden of philosophy. God is its gardener; Man is the visitor. And any tree that does not bear fruits of philosophy either does not belong to that garden or is yet to be grown." - Kedar Joshi

"To cultivate a garden is to walk with God." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!" - T. E. Brown

"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden." - Bible

"A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!" - Thomas Edward Brown

"God the first garden made, and the first city Cain." - Abraham Cowley

"I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day." - Frank Frankfort Moore

"I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day." - F. Frankfort Moore

"Silence is the garden of thought." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Literature is the garden of wisdom." - James Ellis

"The Country is both the Philosopher's Garden and his Library, in which he Reads and Contemplates the Power, Wisdom and Goodness of God." - William Penn

"God will restore his planet and his children to their Garden of Eden splendor. It'll be perfect. Perfect in grandeur. Perfect in righteousness. Perfect in harmony." - Max Lucado

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

"I travel the garden of music, thru inspiration. It's a large, very large garden, seen?" - Peter Tosh

"God does not lie in our collective past, God lies in our collective future; the Garden of Eden is tomorrow, not yetsterday; the Golden Age lies down the road, not up it." - Ken Wilber

"Being in the nude isn't a disgrace unless you're being promiscuous about it. After all, when God created Adam and Eve, they were stark naked. And in the Garden of Eden, God was probably naked as a jaybird too!" - Bettie Page

"God is a God who has not given up on His people. If He wanted to give up, He would have given up back in the Garden of Eden." - Kirk Cameron

"A small garden, accordingly, gives its owner a far greater opportunity to express himself ... in a garden any man may be an artist, may experiment with all the subtleties or simplicities of line, mass, color, and composition, and taste the god-like joys of the creator." - Harrison Gray Otis Dwight

"Zen is to religion what a Japanese "rock garden" is to a garden. Zen knows no god, no afterlife, no good and no evil, as the rock-garden knows no flowers, herbs or shrubs. It has no doctrine or holy writ: its teaching is transmitted mainly in the form of parables as ambiguous as the pebbles in the rock-garden which symbolise now a mountain, now a fleeting tiger. When a disciple asks "What is Zen?", the master's traditional answer is "Three pounds of flax" or "A decaying noodle" or "A toilet stick" or a whack on the pupil's head." - Arthur Koestler

"The Garden is a metaphor for the following: our minds, and our thinking in terms of pairs of opposites-man and woman, good and evil-are as holy as that of a god. (50)" - Joseph Campbell

"True silence is a garden enclosed, where alone the soul can meet its God." - Catherine Doherty

"Man must be a co-worker with God in making this earth a garden." - Joseph Hertz

"What is God after all? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden." - Sri Aurobindo

"God is entirely and personally present in the wilderness, in the garden, in the field." - Martin Luther

"He who makes a garden Works hand in hand with God." - Douglas Malloch

"The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there." - George Bernard Shaw

"What is God after all ? An eternal child playing an eternal game in an eternal garden." - Sri Aurobindo

"Man must be a co-worker with God in making this earth a garden." - Joseph H. Hertz

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

"Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Queen rose of the rosebud garden of girls." - Alfred Tennyson

"When we see a beautiful object, a beautiful garden, or a beautiful flower, let us think that there we behold a ray of the infinite beauty of God, who has given existence to that object." - Alphonsus Liguori

"And they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day." - Bible

"This is the centre of the gospel - this is what the Garden of Gethsemane and Good Friday are all about - that God has done astonishing and costly things to draw us near." - John Piper

"The City that God is building for you and me, not even death can pass its gates! God's City of Tomorrow, His garden of the gods, will have no pain nor death nor sorrow!" - David Berg

"Nothing is more the child of art than a garden." - Walter Scott

"There is a kind of immortality in every garden." - Gladys Taber

"Love, the life-giving garden of this world." - Rumi

"Truth is rare fruit in garden of murder." - Earl Derr Biggers

"The body is the garden of the soul." - Tony Kushner

"Don't let pain keep you out of the garden" - Welwyn Wilton Katz

"Deep within each one of us lies a garden." - Julie Moir Messervy

"There are fairies at the bottom of our garden." - Rose Fyleman

"Success is buried in the garden of failure." - Rick Wakeman

"Sisters are blossoms in the garden of life." - Anonymous

"A garden of Love grows in a Grandmother's heart." - Anonymous

"In God's garden of Grace, even broken trees bear fruit." - Rick Warren

"Temptation has been here ever since the Garden of Eden." - Jerry Falwell

"Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood." - Pablo Neruda

"In search of my mother's garden, I found my own." - Alice Walker

"Adam hid in the Garden of Eden. Moses tried to substitute his brother. Jonah jumped a boat and was swallowed by a whale...Man likes to run from God. It's a tradition." - Mitch Albom

"My garden plot is a lovesome thing - God wot! Rose plot, Fringed pool, Fern grot - The veriest school Of peace; and yet the fool Contends that God is not. - Not God in gardens! When the sun is cool? Nay, but I have a sign! 'Tis very sure God walks in mine." - Thomas Edward Brown

"We may think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it's our garden that is really nurturing us." - Jenny Uglow

"Every creature and plant is part of her (mother nature's) amazing interconnected garden... The whole world is a garden." - Costa Georgiadis

"In the garden of the soul, the virtues of faith, hope, and love form the centerpiece. Traditionally called theological virtues, they come as free gifts from God and draw us to God. We cannot earn these virtues; God has already freely planted them in our soul." - Robert Morneau

"When they [the Church] have opened a gap in the hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world, God hath ever broke down the wall itself, removed the Candlestick, etc., and made His Garden a wilderness as it is this day. And that therefore if He will ever please to restore His garden and Paradise again, it must of necessity be walled in peculiarly unto Himself from the world, and all that be saved out of the world are to be transplanted out of the wilderness of the World." - Roger Williams

"The thing that was forfeited in the garden was regained. God gave him [Adam] dominion over the works of His hand. God made him His understudy, His king to rule over everything that had life. Man was master, man lived in the realm of god. He lived on terms of equality with God. God was a faith God. All God had to do was to believe that the sun was, and the sun was. All God had to do was to believe that the planets would be, and they were. Man belonged to God's class of being - a faith man, And he lived in the creative realm of God" - John G. Lake

"I've learned a lot about women. I think I've learned exactly how the fall of man occured in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, and Adam said one day, Wow, Eve, here we are, at one with nature, at one with God, we'll never age, we'll never die, and all our dreams come true the instant that we have them. And Eve said, Yeah... it's just not enough is it?" - Bill Hicks

"God Almighty first planted a Garden. And indeed it is the purest of human pleasures. It is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man, without which buildings and palaces are but gross handiworks. And a man shall ever see, that when ages grow to civility and elegancy, men come to build stately sooner than to garden finely, as if gardening were the greater perfection." - Francis Bacon

"I think if we all gardened more, they and all of the other birds that fly in the air above and light in my garden below would be better off. I know that God values them no less than I do. So when I plant in spring I also hope to taste of God in fruit of summer sun and sight of feathered friends." - Vigen Guroian

"There are many gods . . . gods of beauty and magic, gods of the garden, gods in our own backyards, but we go off to foreign countries to find new ones, we reach to the stars to find new ones-. . . . The god of the church is a jealous god; he cannot live in peace with other gods." - Rudolfo Anaya

"A great challenge: stop ruining the garden which God has entrusted to us so that all may enjoy it." - Pope Francis

"God created man for fellowship... The fall of man ruined that and Paradise that is, the garden of Eden was lost, but on the new earth paradise will be regained and God will again fellowship with mankind in a unique sense." - Paul P. Enns

"What good is all our busy religion if God isn't in it? What good is it if we've lost majesty, reverence, worship-an awareness of the divine? What good is it if we've lost a sense of the Presence and the ability to retreat within our own hearts and meet God in the garden?" - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"God created man for fellowship... The fall of man ruined that and Paradise-that is, the garden of Eden-was lost, but on the new earth paradise will be regained and God will again fellowship with mankind in a unique sense." - Paul Enns

"When God created the first human beings, God led them around the garden of Eden and said: Look at my works! See how beautiful they are - how excellent! For your sake I created them all. See to it you do not spoil and destroy My world; for if you do, there will be no one else to repair it." - R. Kohelet

"Initially, when I first became a Christian and got into ministry, my thought was that God existed to make my life better and to take me to Heaven. Now I realize that it is not about me at all. It is all about God and that He did this to display His plan to restore the Earth to the Garden of Eden state." - Max Lucado

"From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens - the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye." - Katharine Sergeant Angell White

"Inside each one of us is a beautiful flower garden. This is the garden of the soul. With each lesson we learn, the garden grows. As we learn together, our individual gardens form a tranquil paradise." - Sri Chinmoy

"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

"My position is that since the non-secular status of my garden is not recognised by the law; by the world of the public, then the garden can only be private. So, I closed the garden to the public." - Ian Hamilton Finlay

"The most destructive criticism has not been able to dethrone Christ as the incarnation of perfect holiness. The waves of a tossing and restless sea of unbelief break at His feet, and He stands still the supreme model, the inspiration of great souls, the rest of the weary, the fragrance of all Christendom, the one divine flower in the garden of God." - Herrick Johnson

"You can drive the devil out of your garden but you will find him again in the garden of your son." - Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi

"I am writing in the garden. To write as one should of a garden one must write not outside it or merely somewhere near it, but in the garden." - Frances Hodgson Burnett

"The Japanese garden is a very important tool in Japanese architectural design because, not only is a garden traditionally included in any house design, the garden itself also reflects a deeper set of cultural meanings and traditions. Whereas the English garden seeks to make only an aesthetic impression, the Japanese garden is both aesthetic and reflective. The most basic element of any Japanese garden design comes from the realization that every detail has a significant value." - E. J. W. Barber

"And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil." - Bible

"All our work in the field, in the garden, in the city, in the home, in struggle, in government-to what does it all amount before God except child's play, by means of which God is pleased to give his gifts in the field, at home, and everywhere? These are the masks of our Lord God, behind which he wants to be hidden and to do all things." - Martin Luther

"In my garden the winds have beaten the ripe lilies; in my garden, the salt has wilted the first flakes of young narcissus." - Hilda Doolittle

"It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional." - Robert Breault

"Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irrespective of size or wealth." - Vita Sackville-West

"To counter-balance the natural humility of motherhood, I garden ... In the garden, more than any place, I really feel successful." - Glenda Jackson

"In looking back we remember only the triumphant consummations of each season. Failures and frustrations are forgotten; garden-memories are as perfect as garden-hopes." - Patience Strong

"It pleases me to take amateur photographs of my garden, and it pleases my garden to make my photographs look professional." - Robert Brault

"I hate roses. Don't you? It's all right if you can hide them in a cutting garden, but I think a rose garden is the height of ick." - Cy Twombly

"Tools of many kinds and well chosen, are one of the joys of a garden." - Liberty Hyde Bailey

"to eat of the fruit of all the trees in the garden of the world," - Oscar Wilde

"If 'why' was the first and last question, then because I was curious to see what would happen was the first and last answer. A version of it had been spoken to God Himself in the Garden of Eden, and it was destined to be the reason for the end of things at the hands of man." - John Connolly

"Surely you're not saying that God had to choose between long life and intelligence for human beings! It's there in your own Bible, Carlotta. Two trees - knowledge and life. You eat of the tree of knowledge and you will surely die. You eat of the tree of life and you remain a child in the garden forever, undying." - Orson Scott Card

"There might be a class of beings, human once, but now to humanity invisible, for whose scrutiny, and for whose refined appreciation of the beautiful, more especially than for our own, had been set in order by God the great landscape-garden of the whole earth." - Edgar Allan Poe

"Whenever you see confusion, you can be sure that something is wrong. Disorder in the world implies that something is out of place. Usually, at the heart of all disorder you will find man in rebellion against God. It began in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"To cultivate a garden is to walk with God, to go hand in hand with nature in some of her most beautiful processes, to learn something of her choicest secrets, and to have a more intelligent interest awakened in the beautiful order of her works elsewhere." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Nurturing and cherishing creation is a command God gives not only at the beginning of history, but to each of us. It is part of his plan; it means causing the world to grow responsibly, transforming it so that it may be a garden, a habitable place for everyone." - Pope Francis

"The first command given by God when Adam and Eve were pitched out of the Garden of Eden in the Book of Genesis is, "Be fruitful and multiply, and subdue the Earth." We've been trying to do that for a long time, and now the Earth is fighting back. I'm not sure that we're going to survive as a species." - John Shelby Spong

"Earthly love is a brief and penurious stream, which only flows in spring, with a long summer drought. The change from a burning desert, treeless, springless, drear, to green fields and blooming orchards in June, is slight in comparison with that from the desert of this world's affection to the garden of God, where there is perpetual, tropical luxuriance of blessed love." - Henry Ward Beecher

"A garden is one of the few expressions of man's nature that is altogether benign." - Nan Fairbrother

"Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination." - Alice Morse Earle

"Full of troubles, the mind is still the only Garden of Delight." - Mason Cooley

"we know our end A packet of worm-seed, a garden of spent tissues." - Allen Tate

"In the garden of thy heart, plant naught but the rose of love." - Baha'u'llah

"May our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers." - Nhat Hanh

"In the garden of gentle sanity, May you be bombarded by the coconuts of wakefulness." - Chogyam Trungpa

"Of all the garden herbes none is of greater vertue than sage." - Thomas Cogan

"The tints of autumn - a mighty flower garden, blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, Frost." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"To plant a garden is the chief of the arts of peace." - Mary Stewart

"The tints of autumn...a mighty flower garden blossoming under the spell of the enchanter, frost." - John Greenleaf Whittier

"The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." - Hanna Rion

"Now that the April of your youth adorns The garden of your face." - Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury

"At the front of my home, in the garden, is a huge piece of clear quartz." - Miranda Kerr

"Criticism, that fine flower of personal expression in the garden of letters." - Joseph Conrad

"The watering of a garden requires as much judgement as the seasoning of a soup." - Helena Rutherfurd Ely

"It is God's world still. It has been given to man not absolutely, but in trust, that man may work out in it the will of God; given-may we not say?-just as a father gives a child a corner of his great garden, and says, "There, that is yours; now cultivate it."" - Phillips Brooks

"People always say The God Father is the 1 movie of all time. But ask yourself, did you see Zach Braff in it....No you didn't. So then by default it goes to Garden State..and if youwatch two episodes of scrubs back to back that counts as the 2." - Zach Braff

"And I realize the unbearable anguish of insanity: how uninformed people can be thinking insane people are "happy," O God, in fact it was Irwin Garden once warned me not to think the madhouses are full of "happy nuts." (p. 200)" - Jack Kerouac

"Just as a prism of glass miters light and casts a colored braid, a garden sings sweet incantations the human heart strains to hear. Hiding in every flower, in every leaf, in every twig and bough, are reflections of the God who once walked with us in Eden." - Tonia Triebwasser

"Our devotional life with God is more like the planting of a garden. When we arise from sowing into the secret place, we will not usually be able to point to immediate results or benefits. What we sow today will require an entire season of growth before the results are manifest." - Bob Sorge

"You are a man, not God; you are human, not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue, when this was not possible even for an angel of Heaven, nor for the first man in the Garden?" - Thomas A Kempis

"Soon it began to drizzle for the second time that night. The drops grew heavier and became visible in the headlights of the cars. It was said by some of the police on the scene that God was crying for the girl in the garden. To others, it was only rain. (final lines)" - George Pelecanos

"Some says that genetic engineering is within the scope of the God! Well, it was so, that area would have been encircled with the impassable high walls! Mankind cannot lose its time with this kind of religious craps! Genetic engineering is our garden!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"I have no use for the kind of God who goes walking in his garden with a stick, sends his friends to live in the bellies of whales, gives up the ghost with a groan and then comes back to life three days later!" - Gustave Flaubert

"If you want to be an architect of change by raising great kids, God bless. If you want to do it by raising money for your kid's school, great. If you want to build a garden - whatever it is. Women like myself - they're complicated, and they have a lot of different interests and qualities within them." - Maria Shriver

"God gave our first parents the food He designed that the race should eat. It was contrary to His plan to have the life of any creature taken. There was to be no death in Eden. The fruit of the trees in the garden was the food man's wants required." - Ellen G White

"The retriever took each bit of meat from his master's hand with a delicacy almost equal to that of a hummingbird sipping sugar water from a garden feeder, and when it was all gone, he gazed up at Dusty with an adoration that could not have been much less than the love with which the angels regard God." - Dean Koontz

"In my garden, after a rainfall, you can faintly, yes, hear the breaking of new blooms." - Truman Capote

"I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died." - Richard K. Diran

"Nationalism cannot flower if it does not grow in the garden of internationalism." - Sukarno

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

"To garden is to let optimism get the better of judgment." - Eleanor Perenyi

"One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides." - W. E. Johns

"Confronted with the vision of a beautiful garden, we see something beautiful about ourselves." - Jeff Cox

"If you've never experienced the joy of accomplishing more than you can imagine, plant a garden." - Robert Breault

"I am fonder of my garden for the trouble it gives me." - Reginald Farrer

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

"A garden is a symbol of man's arrogance, perverting nature to human ends ..." - Tim Smit

"Beauty is the garden scent of roses, murmuring water flowing gently...Can words describe the indescribable?" - Rumi

"The garden of the world has no limits, except in your mind." - Rumi

"The light would show (if it could harden) Eternities of kitchen garden" - Edith Sitwell

"In the garden of existence, there exists two beautiful roses: Music and love." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Europe cannot confine itself to the cultivation of its own garden." - Juan Carlos

"By a garden is meant mystically a place of spiritual repose, stillness, peace, refreshment, delight." - John Henry Newman

"Garden making, like gardening itself, concerns the relationship of the human being to his natural surroundings." - Russell Page

"The only limit to your garden is at the boundaries of your imagination." - Thomas Church

"The rose-garden world of perfection is a lie and a bore too!" - Joanne Greenberg



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