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A Quote by Charles Lamb on beauty, business, christianity, communication, death, garden, god, good, heart, inventions, language, paradise, silence, simplicity, and world

What a dead thing is a clock, with its ponderous embowelments of lead and brass, its pert or solemn dullness of communication, compared with the simple altar-like structure and silent heart-language of the old sundials! It stood as the garden god of Christian gardens. Why is it almost everywhere vanished? If its business-use be superseded by more elaborate inventions, its moral uses, its beauty, might have pleaded for its continuance. It spoke of moderate labours, of pleasures not protracted after sunset, of temperance, and good hours. It was the primitive clock, the horologue of the first world. Adam could scare have missed it in Paradise.

Charles Lamb (1775 - 1834)

Source: Essays, 1823

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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 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 day, garden, and obligation

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.

Charles Dudley Warner (1829 - 1900)

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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 Celia Thaxter on garden, habits, hospitality, and superiority

The toad has indeed no superior as a destroyer of noxious insects, and he possesses no bad habits and is entirely inoffensive himself, every owner of a garden should treat him with utmost hospitality.

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

Source: An Island Garden, 1894

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A Quote by Celia Thaxter on garden, happiness, and time

When in the fresh mornings I go into my garden before anyone is awake, I go for the time being into perfect happiness.

Celia Thaxter (1835 - 1894)

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A Quote by Catherine M. Prostak on beauty, garden, god, love, nature, vision, and wisdom

God in his wisdom created these places And made them accessible to those of all races Rare visions of beauty, and fragrant perfume Distributed freely for all to consume. While Enjoying Nature, confessions and pardons Sincerely flow forth, as love grows in God's Gardens

Catherine M. Prostak

Source: Gardens

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A Quote by Carol Williams on creation, experience, garden, observation, people, reality, and world

People are turning to their gardens not to consume but to actively create, not to escape from reality but to observe it closely. In doing this they experience the connectedness of creation and the profoundest sources of being. That the world we live in and the activity of making it are one seamless whole is something that we may occasionally glimpse. In the garden, we know.

Carol Williams

Source: Bringing a Garden to Life, 1998

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