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16 Public Domain Quotes about Gardening

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If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.

~ Vincent van Gogh ~
(1853 – 1890)

A good garden may have some weeds.

~ Thomas Fuller ~
(1710 – 1790)

At Christmas I no more desire a rose, Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows.

~ William Shakespeare, Love’s Labour’s Lost ~
(1564 – 1616)

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

~ Francis Bacon ~
(1561 – 1626)

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.

~ Claude Monet ~
(1840 – 1926)

What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
(1803 – 1882)

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

~ Greek proverb ~
(1818 – 1848)

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

~ George Eliot ~
(1819 – 1880)

No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden.

~ Thomas Jefferson ~
(1743 – 1826)

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

~ Cicero ~
(106 BC – 43 BC)

Garden as though you will live forever.

~ William Kent ~
(1685 – 1748)

Earth laughs in flowers.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
(1803 – 1882)

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.

~ Abraham Lincoln ~
(1809 – 1865)

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.

~ Jean Jacques Rousseau ~
(1712 – 1772)

Do not spread the compost on the weeds.

~ William Shakespeare, Hamlet ~
(1564 – 1616)

Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years.

~ Unknown ~