Charles Dudley Warner

1829 - 1900

A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on ancestors

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

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on bitterness and conversation

Lettuce is like conversation: it must be fresh and crisp, and so sparkling that you scarcely notice the bitter in it.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on world

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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.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on business, love, pleasure, purity, and world

The love of dirt is among the earliest of passions, as it is the latest. Mud-pies gratify one of our first and best instincts. So long as we are dirty, we are pure. Fondness for the ground comes back to a man after he has run the round of pleasure and business, eaten dirt, and sown wild oats, drifted about the world, and taken the wind of all its moods. The love of digging in the ground (or of looking on while he pays another to dig) is as sure to come back to him, as he is sure, at last, to go under the ground, and stay there.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

Source: My Summer in a Garden, 1870

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on garden, good, and world

The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on life and plants

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.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on needs

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What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on garden and responsibility

A garden is an awful responsibility. You never know what you may be aiding to grow in it.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on weather

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner

Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations. It is not much matter if things do not turn out well.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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