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Plants Quotes

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In spite of unseasonable wind, snow
and unexpected weather of all sorts -
a gardener still plants.
And tends what they have planted ...
believing that Spring will come.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

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

 

Plant and your spouse plants with you;
weed and you weed alone.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with,
somehow.
- Zora Neale Hurston

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I don't think we're going to save anything if we go
around talking about saving plants and animals only;
we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler

Use plants to bring life.
- Douglas Wilson

God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants,
walks in animals, and thinks in man.
- Arthur Young

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg

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

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

Every moment and every event of every man's life on
earth plants something in his soul.
- Thomas Merton

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

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

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures,
the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations -
each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy,
bound together by cosmic harmony.
- Ruth Bernhard

But the prospects of designing chemical plants for
industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less
interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems.
- Paul Berg

Although native Africans domesticated some plants in
the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa,
they acquired valuable domestic animals only later,
from the north.
- Jared Diamond

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a
much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Plants and minerals are bound to predestination.
The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders.
- Muhammad Iqbal

The difference is that for a soundly conceived and
solidly endowed republic it takes a great deal longer
for those seeds to germinate and the plants to grow.
- Robert Welch

I, in fact, have been involved in the construction
of and the management of wastewater treatment plants.
- Jeff Miller

Plants that wake when others sleep.
Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day,
but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret
out to every breeze that roams about.
- Thomas Moore

Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus.
It's a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than
about animals that endanger people and livestock.
- Gale Norton

We made a demand for the the same wage rates to be
paid in the Canadian plants as in the U.S.
plants.
- Leonard Woodcock

Give the children an opportunity to make garden.
Let them grow what they will.
It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

When the ivy has found its tower, when the delicate
creeper has found its strong wall,
we know how the parasite plants grow and prosper.
- Anthony Trollope

Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes,
spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent
me enjoying open-air life,
with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes

Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination
to harvest the wheat of art.
- Austin O'Malley

I hardly have any spare time!
But when I do, I garden a lot - I love plants and flowers.
- Soundarya

Natural abilities are like natural plants,
that need pruning by study; and studies themselves
do give forth directions too much at large,
except they be bounded in by experience.
- Francis Bacon

I'm no interior decorator, but just I have a feeling
that plastic plants in the bathroom...
probably not a good idea.
- Kyan Douglas

We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall.
I can build more power plants.
In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.
- Gray Davis

Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem
that requires a national response.
- Tom Allen

The California crunch really is the result of not enough
power-generating plants and then not enough power to
power the power of generating plants.
- George W. Bush

The Pythagoreans degrade impious men into brutes and,
if one is to believe Empedocles, even into plants.
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

A garden requires patient labor and attention.
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions.
They thrive because someone expended effort on them.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Saint Basil

So it was flawed in that it didn't require California
to have a first claim on the power plants.
It deregulated part of the market, but not all of the market.
- Gray Davis

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.
He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
- William Cowper

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

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots,
stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light.
But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen

Primates need good nutrition, to begin with.
Not only fruits and plants, but insects as well.
- Richard Leakey

Why? Because we're very well down this process as it is -
flawed as it is -
and we're counting on getting more power plants on
line by the end of 2003 so we have a surplus of power.
- Gray Davis

This evidence is overwhelming at this point.
You eat more plants, you eat less other stuff,
you live longer.
- Mark Bittman

Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around.
An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.
- Terence McKenna

I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul,
to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience,
for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.
- David Hobson

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals;
I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
- A. Whitney Brown

While it is true that we must seek value added industries
like food processing plants and call center operations,
we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.
- Alan Autry

Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants
are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history
will always be coming full circle.
- Francis Cabot Lowell

Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful
animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia,
but also the most valuable plants of every description.
- George Grey

A man doesn't plant a tree for himself.
He plants it for posterity.
- Alexander Smith

Natural abilities are like natural plants;
they need pruning by study.
- Red Auerbach

To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's
breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Nations, like plants and human beings,
grow.
And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.
- Claude McKay

I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.
- Barbara McClintock

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize
advances in irrigation technology and practices that
produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water.
- Jim Costa

The problems in California have been that it's been
very difficult to site and build new power plants.
- Kenneth Lay

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 undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety
of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary
in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem.
- Dan Lipinski

It looks as though yields of over 10 times what we
can currently grow per acre are feasible if you control the CO2 concentration,
the humidity, the temperature, all the various factors
that plants depend on to grow rapidly.
- Ralph Merkle

I'm doing my part, building plants at a record rate,
having historic conservation levels.
The only people not doing their part is the federal
government that is siding with the energy companies
against the interests of the people of California.
- Gray Davis

The historical circumstance of interest is that the
tropical rain forests have persisted over broad parts
of the continents since their origins as stronghold
of the flowering plants 150 million years ago.
- E. O. Wilson

I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing,
an intelligence.
Look at all of the instincts of nature,
both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive.
If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it.
- Clyde Tombaugh

The USDA is not our ally here.
We have to take matters into our own hands,
not only by advocating for a better diet for everyone -
and that's the hard part -
but by improving our own.
And that happens to be quite easy.
Less meat, less junk, more plants.
- Mark Bittman

Is it philosophical, is it quite allowable,
to assume without evidence from fossil plants that
the family or any of the genera was once larger and
wide spread? and occupied a continuous area?
- Asa Gray

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


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