Charles Dudley Warner

1829 - 1900

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 alienation, garden, hope, leadership, patience, philosophy, resignation, understanding, and value

The principal value of a garden is not understood. It is not to give the possessors vegetables and fruit (that can be better and cheaper done by the market-gardeners), but to teach him patience and philosophy, and the higher virtues - hope deferred, and expectations blighted, leading directly to resignation, and sometimes to alienation.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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

There is a great pleasure in working in the soil, apart from the ownership of it. 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, pleasure, and speech

There is but one pleasure in life equal to that of being called on to make an after-dinner speech, and that is not being called on to make one.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on conformity

We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on family, happiness, harmony, separation, time, and world

Happy is said to be the family which can eat onions together. They are, for the time being, separate, from the world, and have a harmony of aspiration.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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A Quote by Charles Dudley Warner on journeys, justice, life, and simplicity

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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