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    John Muir

    The mountains are calling and I must go.

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    Kin Hubbard

    No one can feel as helpless as the owner of a sick goldfish.

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    William S. Burroughs

    Like all pure creatures, cats are practical.

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    Paul Gallico

    Kittens can happen to anyone.

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    Jules Verne

    I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.

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    Langston Hughes

    Beauty for some provides escape, who gain a happiness in eyeing the gorgeous buttocks of the ape or Autumn sunsets exquisitely dying.

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    Albert Camus

    Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.

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    Henry Cantwell Wallace

    People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years, but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not let them forget indefinitely.

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    Wendell Berry

    I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.

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    Annie Leibovitz

    Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy - your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.

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    Jane Austen

    To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.

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    P. J. O'Rourke

    Never wear anything that panics the cat.

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    Charles Lindbergh

    In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.

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    Luther Burbank

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

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    Ugo Betti

    There is no forgiveness in nature.

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    Walt Whitman

    A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

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    Earl Derr Biggers

    Only very brave mouse makes nest in cat's ear.

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    Ruth Bernhard

    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.

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    Vladimir Nabokov

    And the rest is rust and stardust

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    Liberty Hyde Bailey

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

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    Vivien Leigh

    I've always been mad about cats.

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    Rita Rudner

    We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet - so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet.

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    D. Elton Trueblood

    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.

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    Agnes Repplier

    A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

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    Alfred North Whitehead

    If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.

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    Hans Christian Anderson

    Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.

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    Nafisa Joseph

    I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.

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    Dag Hammarskjold

    Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

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    Carl Sagan

    If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

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    Stephen Gardiner

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

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    Suzy Bogguss

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

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    Havelock Ellis

    The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.

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    Carl Reiner

    A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.

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    Hal Borland

    Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

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    Albert Einstein

    Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

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    Wilkie Collins

    My hour for tea is half-past five, and my buttered toast waits for nobody.

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    Georgia O'Keeffe

    I decided that if I could paint that flower in a huge scale, you could not ignore its beauty.

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in art.

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    Michael Fish

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

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    Jean Giraudoux

    The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.

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    Andre Norton

    Perhaps it is because cats do not live by human patterns, do not fit themselves into prescribed behavior, that they are so united to creative people.

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    Doug Coupland

    If cats were double the size they are now, they'd probably be illegal.

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    Orison Swett Marden

    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.

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    Charles Caleb Colton

    True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

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    Sandra Day O'Connor

    Having family responsibilities and concerns just has to make you a more understanding person.

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    Rita Rudner

    I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.

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    Roberto Burle Marx

    A garden is a complex of aesthetic and plastic intentions; and the plant is, to a landscape artist, not only a plant - rare, unusual, ordinary or doomed to disappearance - but it is also a color, a shape, a volume or an arabesque in itself.

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    E. e. cummings

    I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.

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    Agnes Repplier

    It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.

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    Toni Morrison

    All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

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    Galileo Galilei

    The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.

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    George Eliot

    Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.

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    John Green

    Oh, Wikipedia, with your tension between those who would share knowledge and those who would destroy it.

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    Hamlin Garland

    Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and numbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me - I am happy.

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    Walter Scott

    Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.

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    Anne Bronte

    A light wind swept over the corn, and all nature laughed in the sunshine.

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    Doug Larson

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

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    Bill Dana

    I had been told that the training procedure with cats was difficult. It's not. Mine had me trained in two days.

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    Theodore Roethke

    Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

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    Jeanette Winterson

    As your lover describes you, so you are

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    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

    Mere goodness can achieve little against the power of nature.

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    Paula Cole

    Just watching my cats can make me happy.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.

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    Marcus Tullius Cicero

    If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

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    James Herriot

    Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.

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    Marcus Aurelius

    That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.

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    Robert Byrne

    Winter is nature's way of saying, "Up yours."

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    Hippolyte Taine

    I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.

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    Rose Kennedy

    Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

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    Lefty Gomez

    I've got a new invention. It's a revolving bowl for tired goldfish.

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    Rod McKuen

    Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.

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    Woodrow Wilson

    If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

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    Anthony J. D'Angelo

    Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.

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    Jules Verne

    The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.

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    William Kent

    All gardening is landscape painting.

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    P. D. James

    It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.

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    Juliette Lewis

    I kind of imagine myself at eighty, a cat lady.

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    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.

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    Abraham Lincoln

    No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens.

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    James Whitcomb Riley

    When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.

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    Victor Hugo

    What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.

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    Aristotle

    The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead

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    John Lennon

    Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.

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    Dick Van Patten

    I love cats.

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    Anais Nin

    And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

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    H. G. Wells

    Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature's inexorable imperative.

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    Hamlin Garland

    My recollection of a hundred lovely lakes has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful.

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    August Strindberg

    People who keep dogs are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.

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    Woody Allen

    As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,' probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.

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    John Keats

    The poetry of the earth is never dead.

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    Robert A. Heinlein

    Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

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    Robert Louis Stevenson

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

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    Francis Bacon

    Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.

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    Aldous Huxley

    To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

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    David Gerrold

    Understanding the laws of nature does not mean that we are immune to their operations.

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    Eric Berne

    The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

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    Alice Walker

    I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it.

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    Claude Monet

    I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

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    Steven Wright

    I poured spot remover on my dog. Now he's gone.

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    Luther Burbank

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

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    Francis Cabot Lowell

    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?

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    Abraham Lincoln

    All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

    The dog is the god of frolic.

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    Gertrude Jekyll

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

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    Jeanette Winterson

    I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.

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    Martin Luther

    For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.

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    William Shakespeare

    And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

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    Roger Caras

    Cats don't like change without their consent.

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    Albert Camus

    In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

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    Rabindranath Tagore

    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

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    Jim Davis

    Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.

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    Bern Williams

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    R. Buckminster Fuller

    Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

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    Winston Churchill

    I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.

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    Aristotle

    If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

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    Pam Brown

    Kittens are wide-eyed, soft and sweet. With needles in their jaws and feet.

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    Aldo Leopold

    In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.

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    Bob Hope

    The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast.

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    Roger Miller

    Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.

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    Moliere

    The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

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    Jean Cocteau

    I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul.

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    Socrates

    He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature.

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    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

    The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.

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    Ron Reagan

    We have three cats. It's like having children, but there is no tuition involved.

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    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.

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    Nicholas D. Kristof

    The world spends $40 billion a year on pet food.

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    Robert Benchley

    Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.

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    Diane Ackerman

    Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.

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    William C. Bryant

    The groves were God's first temples.

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    Joseph Wood Krutch

    Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.

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    Thornton Wilder

    Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.

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    Alfred Austin

    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.

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    Norman MacCaig

    I'm very gregarious, but I love being in the hills on my own.

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    Rudyard Kipling

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

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    Dwight D. Eisenhower

    What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.

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    B. C. Forbes

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

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    Albert Schweitzer

    There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

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    Max Eastman

    Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails.

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    John Lubbock

    Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

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    Don DeLillo

    There's always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.

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    Henry David Thoreau

    The bluebird carries the sky on his back.

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    Jean Paul

    Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

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    John Muir

    The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

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    William Kent

    Garden as though you will live forever.

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    William H. Macy

    I was a dog in a past life. Really. I'll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him.

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    Gilbert White

    Bats drink on the wing, like swallows, by sipping the surface, as they play over pools and streams.

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    Mao Tse-Tung

    Let a hundred flowers bloom, let a hundred schools of thought contend.

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    William Ellery Channing

    The mind, in proportion as it is cut off from free communication with nature, with revelation, with God, with itself, loses its life, just as the body droops when debarred from the air and the cheering light from heaven.

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    Woody Allen

    I am two with nature.

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    Robert Wilson Lynd

    There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.

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    Ambrose Bierce

    Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.

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    Emily Dickinson

    To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few.

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    Doris Lessing

    There is no doubt fiction makes a better job of the truth.

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    Caecilius Statius

    He plants trees to benefit another generation.

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    Joseph Wood Krutch

    Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many different ailments, but I have never heard of one who suffered from insomnia.

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    Samuel Butler

    A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.

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    Wallace Stevens

    Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!

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    Helen Keller

    To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

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    Wendell Berry

    To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.

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    Mark Twain

    Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.

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    Roger Caras

    Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

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    George Santayana

    To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.

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    Gerard De Nerval

    Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.

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    R. Buckminster Fuller

    There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.

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    Kin Hubbard

    Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.

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    Sara Teasdale

    Life has loveliness to sell, all beautiful and splendid things, blue waves whitened on a cliff, soaring fire that sways and sings, and children's faces looking up, holding wonder like a cup.

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    Thomas Merton

    By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

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    Andy Rooney

    The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.

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    Norman Ralph Augustine

    A hungry dog hunts best. A hungrier dog hunts even better.

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    Eric Morecambe

    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.

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    Emily Dickinson

    How strange that nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude!

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    Antonio Porchia

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

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    Francis Bacon

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

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    John Burroughs

    I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.

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    Winston Churchill

    Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

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    Roy Rogers

    What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?

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    Hal Borland

    You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.

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    Henry Ward Beecher

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

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    Hal Borland

    A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.

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    Frank Lloyd Wright

    I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

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    Ann Landers

    Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

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    Dixie Lee Ray

    Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.

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    Heraclitus

    Nature is wont to hide herself.

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    Richard Bach

    What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.

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    William Shakespeare

    One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

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    William Cowper

    Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too.

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    Dale Carnegie

    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.

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    William Shakespeare

    Fishes live in the sea, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.

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    Helen Keller

    Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

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    Orison Swett Marden

    The Universe is one great kindergarten for man. Everything that exists has brought with it its own peculiar lesson.

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    Elon Musk

    We need to figure out how to have the things we love, and not destroy the world.

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    John Lubbock

    Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.

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    Charles Dudley Warner

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

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    John Ruskin

    Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.

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    Izaak Walton

    Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

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    Russell Baker

    Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.

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    Cyril Connolly

    It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.

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    Gustave Flaubert

    I believe that if one always looked at the skies, one would end up with wings.

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    Geraldo Rivera

    Mother Nature may be forgiving this year, or next year, but eventually she's going to come around and whack you. You've got to be prepared.

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    Edward Abbey

    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!

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    Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

    Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Earth laughs in flowers.

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    Martha Scott

    Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.

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    Luis Barragan

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

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    Mason Cooley

    Cats are inquisitive, but hate to admit it.

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    Jimmy Carter

    Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

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    Mahatma Gandhi

    The good man is the friend of all living things.

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    Dorothy Malone

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

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    Iris Murdoch

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

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    Sigmund Freud

    Time spent with cats is never wasted.

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    Annie Dillard

    There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.

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    Robert Benchley

    A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.

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    John Peers

    Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.

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    Steven Weinberg

    Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated. But if it's like that, then I want out.

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    Richard Dean Anderson

    Dogs are my favorite people.

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    Garrison Keillor

    Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.

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    Tennessee Williams

    The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.

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    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.

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    E. e. cummings

    The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.

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    Georges Simenon

    The lake and the mountains have become my landscape, my real world.

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    Michael Pollan

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

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    Walt Disney

    I don't like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It's just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.

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    Dogen Zenji

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

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    Rupert Brooke

    Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass.

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    Hermann Hesse

    Without words, without writing and without books there would be no history, there could be no concept of humanity.

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    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.

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    Doug Larson

    Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.

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    Rabindranath Tagore

    Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.

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    Josh Billings

    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

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    Robert Green Ingersoll

    Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.

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    Albert Schweitzer

    Man has lost the capacity to foresee and to forestall. He will end by destroying the earth.

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    Ansel Adams

    Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.

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    Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

    Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.

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    Bertrand Russell

    I've made an odd discovery. Every time I talk to a savant I feel quite sure that happiness is no longer a possibility. Yet when I talk with my gardener, I'm convinced of the opposite.

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    Cleveland Amory

    As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.

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    Ogden Nash

    The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.

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    Oliver Herford

    Cat: a pygmy lion who loves mice, hates dogs, and patronizes human beings.

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    William Bartram

    Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.

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    Carolus Linnaeus

    If a tree dies, plant another in its place.

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    George Eliot

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

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    Roger Tory Peterson

    Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.

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    Kaspar Hauser

    Many cats are the death of the mouse.

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    Dick Dale

    There's a saying. If you want someone to love you forever, buy a dog, feed it and keep it around.

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    William Bartram

    My progress was rendered delightful by the sylvan elegance of the groves, chearful meadows, and high distant forests, which in grand order presented themselves to view.

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    Khalil Gibran

    Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.

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    Mike Ditka

    There's just me and my wife and a dog and we feed him Healthy Choice also.

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    Kate DiCamillo

    There is nothing sweeter in this sad world than the sound of someone you love calling your name.

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    Thomas Fuller

    A good garden may have some weeds.

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    Zora Neale Hurston

    Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.

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    Leo Buscaglia

    I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.

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    Marshall McLuhan

    There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.

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    Saint Basil

    Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.

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    Jean Anouilh

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

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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    Swans sing before they die - 'twere no bad thing should certain persons die before they sing.

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    Angus Young

    There are all sorts of cute puppy dogs, but it doesn't stop people from going out and buying Dobermans.

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    Francis Bacon

    We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.

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    George Washington Carver

    I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in.

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    Joseph Wood Krutch

    The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.

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    Thomas Moore

    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.

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    Joseph Conrad

    Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.

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    Thomas Browne

    All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

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    Martha Smith

    I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.

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    Voltaire

    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.

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    Fran Lebowitz

    If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater suggest that he wear a tail.

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    Thomas Moore

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

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    Kinky Friedman

    Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.

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    Penelope Keith

    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.

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    Anton Chekhov

    Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.

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    Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Nothing is so beautiful as spring - when weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush's eggs look little low heavens, and thrush through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring the ear, it strikes like lightning to hear him sing.

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    Wallace Stevens

    Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.

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    Henri Matisse

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

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    Rainer Maria Rilke

    Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.

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    Carl Sandburg

    Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.

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    Hal Boyle

    What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it is going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else.

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    John Muir

    I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

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    Rodney Dangerfield

    What a dog I got, his favorite bone is in my arm.

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    Robert Louis Stevenson

    It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.

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    Orison Swett Marden

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

  •  
    Rodney Dangerfield

    I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.

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    Oscar de la Renta

    Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.

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    John Fowles

    In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.

  •  
    Satchel Paige

    Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.

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    Matt Gabriel

    You should always carry a thermos around full of tea and the world will never stop to be great

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    Pedro Calderon de la Barca

    Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.

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    Langston Hughes

    Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

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    Mason Cooley

    Even cats grow lonely and anxious.

  •  
    Charles M. Schulz

    Try not to have a good time...this is supposed to be educational.

  •  
    Walt Whitman

    I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

  •  
    Robert Southey

    A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.

  •  
    Mickey Rivers

    It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking.

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    Edgar Allan Poe

    I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.

  •  
    Frederick Douglass

    It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.

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    Willa Cather

    I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.

  •  
    Franklin P. Jones

    Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.

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    William Wordsworth

    Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.

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    Charles de Gaulle

    The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.

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    Edward Steichen

    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.

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    John Burroughs

    Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

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    Walt Whitman

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

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    James Herriot

    I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.

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    Robert Smithson

    When a finished work of 20th century sculpture is placed in an 18th century garden, it is absorbed by the ideal representation of the past, thus reinforcing political and social values that are no longer with us.

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    John Harrison

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

  •  
    George Cadbury

    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.

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    Hamlin Garland

    I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.

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    Aristotle

    In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

  •  
    George Bernard Shaw

    Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.

  •  
    Alexander Smith

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

  •  
    Martin Heidegger

    To dwell is to garden.

  •  
    Alfred Austin

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

  •  
    David Hobson

    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.

  •  
    William Hazlitt

    We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.

  •  
    Christine McVie

    I'm looking more like my dogs every day - it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears.

  •  
    Marcelene Cox

    Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans.

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.

  •  
    Douglas Wilson

    Use plants to bring life.

  •  
    Mason Cooley

    A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people, and many cats prefer people to other cats.

  •  
    Joyce Kilmer

    I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.

  •  
    Pam Brown

    For every person who has ever lived there has come, at last, a spring he will never see. Glory then in the springs that are yours.

  •  
    George Bernard Shaw

    The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.

  •  
    Lou Holtz

    A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

  •  
    Jules Verne

    We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.

  •  
    Alice Walker

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

  •  
    Andy Goldsworthy

    Occasionally I have come across a last patch of snow on top of a mountain in late May or June. There's something very powerful about finding snow in summer.

  •  
    Robin Williams

    Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"

  •  
    Margaret Atwood

    Gardening is not a rational act.

  •  
    W. L. George

    Cats know how to obtain food without labor, shelter without confinement, and love without penalties.

  •  
    Phyllis Theroux

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

  •  
    Vincent Van Gogh

    When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.

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    H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

    Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.

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