It is fortunate that each generation does not comprehend its own ignorance. We are thus enabled to call our ancestors barbarous.
Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)
Source: The Columbia Dictionary of Quotations
Contributed by: ingebrita
The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.
Contributed by: Zaady
To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch the renewal of life - this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
A garden is an awful responsibility. You never know what you may be aiding to grow in it.
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations. It is not much matter if things do not turn out well.
Hoeing in the garden on a bright, soft May day, when you are not obligated to, is nearly equal to the delight of going trouting.
Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.
No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own. However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.
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