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A Quote by Richard Leakey on garden, history, past, and plants

It has taken biologists some 230 years to identify and describe three quarters of a million insects; if there are indeed at least thirty million, as Erwin (Terry Erwin, the Smithsonian Institute) estimates, then, working as they have in the past, insect taxonomists have ten thousand years of employment ahead of them. Ghilean Prance, director of the Botanical Gardens in Kew, estimates that a complete list of plants in the Americas would occupy taxonomists for four centuries, again working at historical rates.

Richard Leakey

Source: Richard Leakey and Roger Lewin, The Sixth Extinction, Anchor, NY, 1995, pp122-123.

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A Quote by Renee Hogan on anger, garden, losing, love, plants, pleasure, rest, seasons, and world

One can get lost in their garden and the rest of the world ceases to exist, if only for a while. Anger disipates with every shovel of dirt moved, pleasure is found in the simplest forms, excitement is felt as each tiny plant matures and then triumph with the harvest of the first tomato of the season. The love of gardening never goes away. Even if someone is unable to garden themselves, they enjoy the gardens of others.

Renee Hogan

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on heaven and plants

He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the plants, the waters, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments is the rich and royal man.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery and plants

Weed - a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery and plants

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Fortune of the Republic, 1878

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on discovery and plants

A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on instinct, knowledge, plants, progress, reason, and trust

All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end. though you can render no reason.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on plants and world

If the single man plant himself indomitably on his instincts, and there abide, the huge world will come round to him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The American Scholar. 1837. sec. 3

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on government and plants

Government has been a fossil; it should be a plant.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on duty, expectation, plants, strength, and wisdom

Consideration is the soil in which wisdom may be expected to grow, and strength be given to every up-springing plant of duty.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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