I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live.
Serenity of spirit and turbulence of action should make up the sum of a man’s life.
Women, like men, ought to have their youth so glutted with freedom they hate the very idea of freedom.
It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.
Summer makes a silence after spring.
Every garden-maker should be an artist along his own lines. That is the only possible way to create a garden, irespective of size or wealth.
The most noteworthy thing about gardeners is that they are always optimistic, always enterprising, and never satisfied. They always look forward to doing something better than they have ever done before
Ambition, old as mankind, the immemorial weakness of the strong.
It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind.
Topics: Writing, Authors & Writing, Writers
The man who has planted a garden feels that he has done something for the good of the world.
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