A Quote by St. François de Sales on garden


Flowers often grow more beautifully on dung-hills than in gardens that look beautifully kept.

St. Francois de Sales (1567 - 1622)

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A Quote by Sir William Temple on climate, entertainment, garden, paradise, plants, and pleasure

So that a paradise, among them seems to have been a large space of ground adorned and beautified with all sorts of trees, both of fruits and of forest, either found there before it was enclosed, or planted after; either cultivated like gardens, for shades and for walks, with fountains or streams, and all sorts of plants usual in the climate, and pleasant to the eye, the smell, or the taste; or else employed like our parks, for enclosure and harbor of all sorts of wild beasts, as well, as for the pleasure of riding and walking: and so they were of more or less extent, and of different entertainment, according to the several humors of the Princes that ordered and enclosed them.

Sir William Temple (1881 - 1944)

Source: Upon the Gardens of Epicurus; or, Of Gardening, 1685.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Scott on art, children, and garden

Nothing is more completely the child of art than a garden.

Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832)

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A Quote by Sir Joshua Reynolds on appearance, art, garden, and nature

Gardening, as far as Gardening is Art, or entitled to that appellation, is a deviation from nature; for if the true taste consists, as many hold, in banishing every appearance of Art, or any traces of the footsteps of man, it would then be no longer a Garden.

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)

Source: Thirteenth Discourse, 1786

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A Quote by Shimpei Kusano on decisions, facts, garden, and questions

I do not scorn weeds. As a matter of fact, there are some instances where they are necessary for the garden. The question of property is decided by the dialogue between man and weed.

Shimpei Kusano

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A Quote by Samuel Taylor Coleridge on belief, chance, children, debate, decisions, education, garden, giving, justice, kindness, liberty, religion, and wishes

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was involved in a discussion about religion. The other person believed that children should not be given formal religious education of any kind. They would then be free to select their own religion when they were old enough to decide. Coleridge did not bother to debate the point, but invited the man to see his rather neglected garden. "Do you call this a garden?" asked his visitor. "There are nothing but weeds here." "Well, you see," said Coleridge, "I did not wish to infringe on the liberty of the garden in any way. I was just giving the garden a chance to express itself and choose its own production.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on animals, garden, and good

A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Life of Johnson (Boswell). Vol. iii. Chap. viii. 1772.

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A Quote by Saint Francis of Assisi on day, death, garden, and learning

St. Francis of Assisi was hoeing his garden when someone asked what he would do if he were suddenly to learn that he would die before sunset that very day. "I would finish hoeing my garden," he replied.

Saint Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 - 1226)

Source: told by Louis Fischer

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A Quote by Sadi on garden and soul

A garden is a delight to the eye and a solace for the soul.

Sadi (c. 1184 - 1291)

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A Quote by Ruth Stout on garden and peace

There is peace in the garden. Peace and results.

Ruth Stout

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