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Flowers always make people better, happier,
by Luther Burbank

Flowers always make people better, happier,
and more helpful; they are sunshine,
food and medicine for the soul.
- Luther Burbank

Related topics: Gardening

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

We must return to nature and nature's god.
- Luther Burbank

The secret of improved plant breeding,
apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
- Luther Burbank

 

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children,
we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
- Luther Burbank

I see humanity now as one vast plant,
needing for its highest fulfillment only love,
the natural blessings of the great outdoors,
and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney,
judge, jury, and hangman.
- Luther Burbank

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The scientist is a lover of truth for the very love of truth itself,
wherever it may lead.
- Luther Burbank

Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth,
facts, and the general laws of nature.
- Luther Burbank

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
- Luther Burbank

Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject.
The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.
- Luther Burbank

In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous
progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy,
happy world as soon as its children are taught the
principles of simple and rational living.
- Luther Burbank

It is well for people who think to change their minds
occasionally in order to keep them clean.
For those who do not think, it is best at least to
rearrange their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Give thanks for the rain in your life
which waters the flowers of your soul.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sisters are different flowers from the same garden.
- Anonymous

Earth laughs in flowers.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
- Helen Keller

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty
out-values all the utilities of the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

Flowers are without hope.
Because hope is tomorrow and flowers have no tomorrow.
- Antonio Porchia

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.
- Mao Tse-Tung

A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers,
looks around for a coffin.
- H. L. Mencken

Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
- Henry Ward Beecher

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in
them and that is eternity.
- Edvard Munch

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
- Henri Matisse

Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit,
who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth,
and without light nothing flowers.
- May Sarton

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

I'd never been in play long enough for the flowers
to die in the dressing room.
- Mercedes McCambridge

I take care of my flowers and my cats.
And enjoy food.
And that's living.
- Ursula Andress

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers
is always the first to be touch'd by the thorns.
- Thomas Moore

A wedding is just like a funeral
except that you get to smell your own flowers.
- Grace Hansen

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.
- Eddie Cantor

For myself I hold no preferences among flowers,
so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous.
Bricks to all greenhouses!
Black thumb and cutworm to the potted plant!
- Edward Abbey

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

People from a planet without flowers would think we
must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
- Iris Murdoch

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.
- Theodore Roethke

Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers
where I can walk undisturbed.
- Walt Whitman

Sweet April showers do spring May flowers.
- Thomas Tusser

Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
- Gertrude Stein

I named all my children after flowers.
There's Lillie and Rose and my son, Artificial.
- Bert Williams

If the English language made any sense,
lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
- Doug Larson

There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The ballet is a purely female thing;
it is a woman,
a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
- George Balanchine

Her face betokened all things dear and good,
The light of somewhat yet to come was there Asleep,
and waiting for the opening day, When childish thoughts,
like flowers would drift away.
- Jean Ingelow

I didn't even recall being on the DB sessions until
Herbie Flowers reminded me a couple of years ago.
- Jim Sullivan

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown,
so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers
of humanity have developed and bloomed.
- James Allen

I abhor a hoe.
I am fond of flowers but not of dirt,
and had rather buy them than cultivate them.
- Lyman Abbott

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.
These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway,
the good they do is inconceivable.
- Joseph Addison

I'm susceptible to that sort of thing -
to walls and flowers.
You can probably get something more from a wall than a person sometimes.
It's just put somewhere.
- Ray Davies

Sell the public flowers...
things that they can hang on their walls without being uptight.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

Little deeds are like little seeds, they grow to flowers or to weeds.
- Daniel D. Palmer

I work with language.
I love the flowers of afterthought.
- Bernard Malamud

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds,
stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -
every form of animate or inanimate existence,
leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
- Orison Swett Marden

From the very fountain of enchantment there arises
a taste of bitterness to spread anguish amongst the flowers.
- Lucretius

Let your children be as so many flowers,
borrowed from God.
If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.
- Samuel Rutherford

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
- A. A. Milne

I also like to garden.
I grow things, vegetables, flowers...
I particularly like orchids.
I raise orchids.
- Beau Bridges

What she did was to open our eyes to details of country
life such as teaching us names of wild flowers and
getting us to draw and paint and learn poetry.
- Laurie Lee

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books,
I live without envy.
- Lope de Vega

I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything
from flowers to television sets to motor cars.
Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back,
but always extremely interested in how things work.
- Craig Johnston

Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers
and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep,
left there to dream of their happiness.
- Conor Oberst

Little things seem nothing, but they give peace,
like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless
but all together perfume the air.
- Georges Bernanos

When the Christians, upon these occasions,
received martyrdom, they were ornamented,
and crowned with garlands of flowers;
for which they,
in heaven, received eternal crowns of glory.
- John Foxe

I'm an introvert...
I love being by myself, love being outdoors,
love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees,
flowers, the sky.
- Audrey Hepburn

There's no dearth of kindness In the world of ours;
Only in our blindness We gather thorns for flowers.
- Gerald Massey


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