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Robert Fortune Quotes and Sayings

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One marked feature of the people, both high and low,
is a love for flowers.
- Robert Fortune

The Chinese, by their favourite system of dwarfing,
contrive to make it, when only a foot and a half or two feet high,
have all the characters of an aged cedar of Lebanon.
- Robert Fortune

We all know that any thing which retards in any way
the free circulation of the sap,
also prevents to a certain extent the formation of wood and leaves.
- Robert Fortune

Nothing of the kind; they do all these things in their houses and sheds,
with common charcoal fires, and a quantity of straw
to stop up the crevices in the doors and windows.
- Robert Fortune

 

A small species of pinus was much prized,
and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese,
fetched a very high price; it is generally grafted
on a variety of the stone pine.
- Robert Fortune

No doubt these rocky islands have suggested the idea worked out in gardens,
and they have been well imitated.
- Robert Fortune

These gardens may be called the gardens of the respectable working classes.
- Robert Fortune

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The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance
with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums,
which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant.
- Robert Fortune

Nature generally struggles against this treatment for a while,
until her powers seem in a great measure exhausted,
when she quietly yields to the power of the art.
- Robert Fortune

This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots,
withholding water, bending the branches,
or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle.
- Robert Fortune

When these suckers had formed roots in the open ground,
or kind of nursery where they were planted,
they were looked over and the best taken up for potting.
- Robert Fortune

So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener,
that he will cultivate them extensively,
even against the wishes of his employer;
and,
in many instances, rather leave his situation than
give up the growth of his favourite flower.
- Robert Fortune

As the lower parts of the Japanese houses and shops
are open both before and behind,
I had peeps of these pretty little gardens as I passed along the streets;
and wherever I observed one better than the rest I
did not fail to pay it a visit.
- Robert Fortune

Junipers are generally chosen for the latter purpose,
as they can be more readily bent into the desired form;
the eyes and tongue are added afterwards,
and the representation altogether is really good.
- Robert Fortune

There are about a dozen of these gardens,
more or less extensive, according to the business or
wealth of the proprietor;
but they are generally smaller than the smallest of our London nurseries.
- Robert Fortune

Stunted varieties were generally chosen,
particularly if they had the side branches opposite or regular,
for much depends upon this; a one-sided tree is of
no value in the eyes of the Chinese.
- Robert Fortune

The plants are principally kept in large pots arranged
in rows along the sides of narrow paved walks,
with the houses of the gardeners at the entrance through
which the visitors pass to the gardens.
- Robert Fortune

The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form,
which process checked the flow of the sap,
and at the same time encouraged the production of side
branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.
- Robert Fortune

The dwarfed trees of the Chinese and Japanese have
been noticed by every author who has written upon these countries,
and all have attempted to give some description of
the method by which the effect is produced.
- Robert Fortune

We are told that the first part of the process is to
select the very smallest seeds from the smallest plants,
which is not at all unlikely, but I cannot speak to
the fact from my own observation.
- Robert Fortune

Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees,
which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states,
and then, as they flower freely year after year,
they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.
- Robert Fortune

The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem.
It was about six feet high, the branches came out from
the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner,
and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature.
- Robert Fortune

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't let praise or criticism get to you.
It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.
- John Wooden

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.
- Helen Keller

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
- Albert Einstein

To live a pure unselfish life,
one must count nothing as one's own
in the midst of abundance.
- The Buddha

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One unlikelihood entertained leads a parade of innovation.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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