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May Sarton Quotes and Sayings

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Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

No partner in a love relationship...
should feel that he has to give up
an essential part of himself to make it viable.
- May Sarton

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

Everything that slows us down and forces patience,
everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature,
is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
- May Sarton

 

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.
- May Sarton

It is the privilege of those who fear love to murder
those who do not fear it!
- May Sarton

There is only one real deprivation...
and that is not to be able to give one's gifts to those one loves most.
- May Sarton

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Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self.
- May Sarton

The garden is growth and change and that means loss
as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters.
- May Sarton

In the country of pain we are each alone.
- May Sarton

True feeling justifies whatever it may cost.
- May Sarton

Most people have to talk so they won't hear.
- May Sarton

We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening
or strange that self may prove to be.
- May Sarton

A house that does not have one warm,
comfy chair in it is soulless.
- May Sarton

Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious
creation in which discipline and order are relieved
with some play and pure foolishness.
- May Sarton

The minute one utters a certainty, the opposite comes to mind.
- May Sarton

The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.
- May Sarton

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
Think of the capacity to learn!
The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old!
- May Sarton

Women are at last becoming persons first and wives second,
and that is as it should be.
- May Sarton

Self-respect is nothing to hide behind.
When you need it most it isn't there.
- May Sarton

In a total work, the failures have their not unimportant place.
- May Sarton

May we agree that private life is irrelevant? Multiple,
mixed, ambiguous at best - out of it we try to fashion the crystal clear,
the singular, the absolute, and that is what is relevant;
that is what matters.
- May Sarton

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Gardening is all about optimism.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.
- Alfred Austin

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.
- Gertrude Jekyll

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back,
with a hinge in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I think this is what hooks one to gardening:
it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
- Phyllis Theroux

Gardening is not a rational act.
- Margaret Atwood

How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking
for gardens and gardening.
- Alexander Smith

Gardening is how I relax.
It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
- Oscar de la Renta

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh,
how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade.
- Rudyard Kipling

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.
- Alice Walker

A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it,
then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

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 do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
- Martha Smith

We must cultivate our own garden.
When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work,
which proves that man was not born to rest.
- Voltaire

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more
roses we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again,
it will do nothing but good.
- Michael Fish

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

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
- Carolus Linnaeus

Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.
- William Cowper

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

But if each man could have his own house,
a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings -
then,
I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
- George Cadbury

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring,
who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival
skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson

My neighbour asked if he could use my lawnmower and
I told him of course he could,
so long as he didn't take it out of my garden.
- Eric Morecambe

I loved to get all dusty and ride horses and plant potatoes and cotton.
- Dorothy Malone

The garden, by design, is concerned with both the interior
and the land beyond the garden.
- Stephen Gardiner

Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
- Alfred Austin

Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
- Jean Anouilh

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

Use plants to bring life.
- Douglas Wilson

A garden must combine the poetic and he mysterious
with a feeling of serenity and joy.
- Luis Barragan

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

A good garden may have some weeds.
- Thomas Fuller

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?
- Roy Rogers

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
- Dixie Lee Ray

One lifetime is never enough to accomplish one's horticultural goals.
If a garden is a site for the imagination,
how can we be very far from the beginning?
- Francis Cabot Lowell

It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose,
and the eyes will take care of themselves.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

God Almighty first planted a garden.
And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures.
- Francis Bacon

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

If you build up the soil with organic material,
the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
- Michael Pollan

Garden as though you will live forever.
- William Kent


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