A Quote by Saint Basil the Great on deed, friendship, good, kindness, losing, love, and plants

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil the Great (329 - 379)

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A Quote by Ryokan on earth, pain, plants, violence, and work

But on the twenty-fifth of May, at sunset, a violent wind howled madly, Battering and rending my plants; Rain poured down, Pounding the vines and flowers into the earth. It was so painful But as the work of the wind, I have to let it be . . .

Ryokan (1758 - 1831)

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A Quote by Ruth Pitter on day, dreams, earth, heaven, indifference, men, nature, plants, pleasure, time, vision, and world

Vain vision! when the changing world each day Sees some such lordly pleasance pass away; When the mere stripling knows my symbols all Worn tokes, heaven hypothetical, Nature indifferent, and the dreams of men Figments of longing which we must condemn. Yet keep these plants, O Man! a kinder time May yet be moved by them to better rhyme, Or moved, like me, to place his pleasure low, On the firm Earth, whence Men and Blossoms grow.

Ruth Pitter (1897 - 1992)

Source: Other People's Glasshouses, 1941

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A Quote by Ruth Bernhard on gifts, harmony, energy, nature, and plants

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures, the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations - each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy, bound together by cosmic harmony.

Ruth Bernhard

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A Quote by Rosalie Muller Wright on garden, justice, plants, purity, and quiet

January is the quietest month in the garden. . . . But just because it looks quiet doesn't mean that nothing is happening. The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants. The feasting earthworms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.

Rosalie Muller Wright

Source: Editor of Sunset Magazine, 1/99

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A Quote by Ronald Bailey on agriculture, audiences, best friend, economics, enemies, environment, food, friendship, future, growth, humanity, nature, plants, power, progress, promotion, prosperity, radicals, seriousness, society, students, technology, an

"Even though it will disappoint many of you, the evidence is that you have a very bright future." This is how I finished my presentation at American University, eliciting a few chuckles from the audience. On a more serious note, I asked the students to consider a radical proposition: Economic growth and technological progress are not enemies of the environment but are perhaps its best friends, since they allow us to reduce humanity's footprint on the natural world. High tech agriculture boosts farm productivity, which means a cheaper food supply and more land spared for nature. Better sewage treatment means that our rivers and streams can run freer of pollutants. Catalytic converters on cars and better filters on power-plant smokestacks have greatly reduced smog, smoke and soot in the air. But only rich societies can afford to pay for these. In the end, the best environmental program of all is the promotion of prosperity.

Ronald Bailey

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A Quote by Robert Treat Paine, Jr. on earth, plants, slavery, and sons

And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves, While the earth bears a plant or the sea rolls its waves.

Robert Treat Paine (177 - 1811)

Source: Adams and Liberty.

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A Quote by Robert Louis Stevenson on day, judgment, and plants

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)

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A Quote by Robert Collier on desires, fulfillment, mind, plants, and power

Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment.

Robert Collier

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A Quote by Robert Browning on beauty, endurance, god, good, laws, nature, perception, plants, soul, stability, time, and trust

I trust in Nature for the stable laws Of beauty and utility. Spring shall plant And Autumn garner to the end of time. I trust in God,-the right shall be the right And other than the wrong, while he endures. I trust in my own soul, that can perceive The outward and the inward,-Nature's good And God's.

Robert Browning (1812 - 1889)

Source: A Soul's Tragedy. Act i.

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