Quotations for Daily Use


"The earth laughs in flowers."   Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82), US philosopher and poet. In 1832, while visiting Britain, he became associated with German idealism. On his return to the US, he evolved the concept of transcendentalism, which found expression in his essay Nature (1836).

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn, born Audrey Kathleen Ruston; 4 May 1929 – 20 January 1993) was a British actress, model, dancer and humanitarian.

"Who loves a garden still his Eden keeps." Bronson Alcott (1799–1888), US educator; father of Louisa May Alcott; full name Amos Bronson Alcott. He advocated radical reforms in education, including racial integration in the classroom. Appointed superintendent of schools in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1859, he created the first parent–teacher association. Bronson Alcott as quoted in Out to Canaan, a book in The Mitford Series by Jan Karon

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