A Quote by Thomas Moore on achievement, art, balance, earth, extremism, garden, labor, life, magic, nature, peace, pleasure, practice, spirituality, work, world, and path

The garden reconciles human art and wild nature, hard work and deep pleasure, spiritual practice and the material world. It is a magical place because it is not divided. The many divisions and polarizations that terrorize a disenchanted world find peaceful accord among mossy rock walls, rough stone paths, and trimmed bushes. Maybe a garden sometimes seems fragile, for all its earth and labor, because it achieves such an extraordinary delicate balance of nature and human life, naturalness and artificiality. It has its own liminality, its point of balance between great extremes.

Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852)

Source: The Re–Enchantment of Everyday Life, 1996, p. 99.

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A Quote by Thomas Merton on beginning, joy, pleasure, and rest

Do not look for rest in any pleasure, because you were not created for pleasure: you were created for Joy. And if you do not know the difference between pleasure and joy you have not yet begun to live.

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

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A Quote by Thomas Jefferson on belief, good, mind, and pleasure

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.

Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826)

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A Quote by Thomas Gray on expectation, pleasure, and youth

Fair laughs the morn, and soft the zephyr blows; While proudly riding o'er the azure realm In gallant trim the gilded vessel goes, Youth on the prow, and Pleasure at the helm; Regardless of the sweeping whirlwind's sway, That hush'd in grim repose expects his evening prey.

Thomas Gray (1716 - 1771)

Source: The Bard. II. 2, Line 9.

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A Quote by Thalassa Cruso on garden, memory, nostalgia, plants, and pleasure

Scents bring memories, and many memories bring nostalgic pleasure. We would be wise to plan for this when we plant a garden.

Thalassa Cruso

Source: To Everything There is a Season, 1973

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A Quote by Tarthang Tulku on action, caring, exercise, gifts, kindness, life, energy, opportunity, pleasure, sharing, simplicity, vision, and work

Every kind of work can be a pleasure. Even simple household tasks can be an opportunity to exercise and expand our caring, our effectiveness, our responsiveness. As we respond with caring and vision to all work, we develop our capacity to respond fully to all of life. Every action generates positive energy which can be shared with others. These qualities of caring and responsiveness are the greatest gift we can offer.

Tarthang Tulku

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A Quote by Sydney Smith on innocence, life, people, pleasure, present, and time

No enjoyment, however inconsiderable, is confined to the present moment. A man is the happier for life from having made once an agreeable tour, or lived for any length of time with pleasant people, or enjoyed any considerable interval of innocent pleasure.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

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A Quote by Steven Willson on children, family, friendship, learning, mistakes, and pleasure

Gardening can be a compelling cooperative activity. Your best harvest may be the pleasure you get from working with family and friends. There's never a shortage of things to do, no limit to the lessons that can be learned, especially for children, and there's always plenty of credit to go around, even for the mistakes.

Steven Willson

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on passion, pleasure, possibility, potential, power, wealth, and wishes

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential - for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on pleasure, possibility, and wine

Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, who so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

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