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Quotations for Gardeners, Farmers, and Others: Words of the Wise (Part V)

6/28/2012 12:31:00 PM

Tags: quotations, quotes, aphorisms, nature, earth, wisdom, inspiration, inspiring, sustainability, Emerson, Roosevelt, Stevenson, Carver, Lady Bird Johnson, Miriam Landman

While these seven quotations have direct relevance to gardeners and farmers, they also contain universal wisdom that everyone can learn from and enjoy:



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“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is today.”
- Chinese proverb

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.”
- Robert Louis Stevenson

“Where flowers bloom, so does hope.”
- Lady Bird Johnson

“Earth laughs in flowers.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.”
- Theodore Roosevelt

“We never know the worth of water ‘til the well is dry.”
- Thomas Fuller

“As we exhaust [the ores and oil on this Earth], we must be prepared to fall back on our farms... We can learn to synthesize materials for every human need from things that grow.”
- George Washington Carver


For more quotations (including other quotation graphics that can be shared as e-cards), see my compilation at

This is the fifth installment in my series of posts on Great Quotations. These were the past posts:

If you have a favorite quotation, please share it with all of us via the Comments section below!


Miriam Landman is an accomplished writer, editor, and sustainability advisor with expertise in green living, green building, and sustainable communities. For daily links to sustainable solutions and success stories, connect to her Facebook page for The Green Spotlight. To receive concise, quarterly email updates from The Green Spotlight, sign up here.

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