We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.
Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand.
Why try to explain miracles to your kids when you can just have them plant a garden.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds.
In order to live off a garden, you practically have to live in it.
Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems to me more surprising than the planting of a seed in the blank earth and the result thereof.
Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
A garden is a grand teacher... above all it teaches entire trust.
This is the real secret of life -- to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.
My garden will never make me famous, I'm a horticultural ignoramus.
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
To dig one's own spade into one's own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
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 our heart's garden of awakening bloom with hundreds of flowers.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.
There is material enough in a single flower for the ornament of a score of cathedrals.
To quit this troubled world is better than to enter it: the rosebud enters the garden with straitened heart and departs smiling.
Landscaping is the great cardinal sin of modern architecture. It's not your garden, it's not a park - it's a formless patch of grass, shrubbery and the occasional tree that exists purely to stop the original developer's plans from looking like a howling concrete wilderness.
When your garden is finished I hope it will be more beautiful that you anticipated, require less care than you expected, and have cost only a little more than you had planned.
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