H.E. Bates

1905 - 1974

A Quote by Herbert Ernest Bates on adventure, change, garden, and journeys

A garden should be in a constant state of fluid change, expansion, experiment, adventure; above all it should be an inquisitive, loving, but self-critical journey on the part of its owner.

H.E. Bates (1905 - 1974)

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A Quote by Herbert Ernest Bates on control, fulfillment, ideas, life, purpose, wishes, and world

He who wishes to fulfill his mission in the world must be a man of one idea, that is, of one great overmastering purpose, overshadowing all his aims, and guiding and controlling his entire life.

H.E. Bates (1905 - 1974)

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A Quote by Herbert Ernest Bates on appearance, character, climate, expectation, gratitude, incredulity, patience, people, suffering, surprises, and uncertainty

Climate helps to shape the character of peoples, certainly no people more than the English. The uncertainty of their climate has helped to make the English, a long-suffering, phlegmatic, patient people rather insensitive to surprise, stoical against storms,. slightly incredulous at every appearance of the sun, touched by the lyrical gratitude of someone who expects nothing and suddenly receives more than he dreamed.

H.E. Bates (1905 - 1974)

Source: The Country Heart

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