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Planting Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Planting

Please enjoy these Planting Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The ending of a job or a relationship
may appear as the darkest night,
but it is merely the Winter season -
the time of renewal and rebirth
that precedes the new planting -
the beginning of the next great cycle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Inspirational New-Beginning

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.
- Penelope Keith

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees.
It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting.
- Wangari Maathai

The soy-bean, in particular, has proved sufficiently
resistant to cold in spring and to adverse weather
during summer to warrant heavy planting,
especially throughout the South.
- David F. Houston

The first principle of success is desire -
knowing what you want.
Desire is the planting of your seed.
- Robert Collier

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We can only move to a long-term resolution regarding
terrorism and war by planting seeds of peace.
We have to start with ourselves.
- Peter Yarrow

It's the little things citizens do.
That's what will make the difference.
My little thing is planting trees.
- Wangari Maathai

My goodness, everyone is planting grapes,
even a neighbor with only five acres.
- Doc Severinsen

Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements
and to claiming new boundaries.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind,
as harrowing and planting those of the earth.
- Margaret Fuller

Realizing this, I knew that the actual space of a room
could be broken down and played with by planting illusions
of real light (electric light) at crucial junctures
in the room's composition.
- Dan Flavin

New planted Colonies are generally attended with a
Force and Necessity of Planting the known and approved
Staple and Product of the Country,
as well as all the Provisions their Families spend.
- John Lawson

There will be a competition for the memorial.
And then it can be developed with trees,
with planting.
It can become a very beautiful place protected from the streets,
because it is below.
And it can be something very moving and very private.
- Daniel Libeskind

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

True friendship is a plant of slow growth,
and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity
before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

The physician can bury his mistakes,
but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines -
so they should go as far as possible from home
to build their first buildings.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

It's humbling to think that all animals,
including human beings,
are parasites of the plant world.
- Isaac Asimov

What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower.
Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

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

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

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

You can plant a dream.
- Anne Campbell

Plant thy foot firmly in the prints which His foot has made before thee.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Always do your best.
What you plant now, you will harvest later.
- Og Mandino

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

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!
- Edward Abbey

Unemployment is capitalism's way of getting you to plant a garden.
- Orson Scott Card

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone,
play a slide trombone, plant a small tree,
good God, now you're free.
- Ray Manzarek

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

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

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Plant and your spouse plants with you;
weed and you weed alone.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

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

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

I see humanity now as one vast plant,
needing for its highest fulfillment only love,
the natural blessings of the great outdoors,
and intelligent crossing and selection.
- Luther Burbank

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
- Carolus Linnaeus

A writer is like a bean plant - he has his little day,
and then gets stringy.
- E. B. White

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first
glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe
and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
- Carolus Linnaeus

I have learned how to plant coastal hay,
fertilize and bale it.
- Janine Turner

None of us knew what this power plant looked like.
We had no schematic drawing.
- William Scranton

Somali is turning into a desert.
Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato,
it's so crowded.
- Jim Fowler

I spend a great deal of time with the President.
We have a very close, personal, loyal relationship.
I'm not, as they say, a potted plant in these meetings.
- Dan Quayle

You have to get up and plant the seed and see if it grows,
but you can't just wait around, you have to water it and take care of it.
- Bootsy Collins

What we plant in the soil of contemplation,
we shall reap in the harvest of action.
- Meister Eckhart

And ne'er shall the sons of Columbia be slaves,
while the earth bears a plant, or the sea rolls its waves.
- Robert Treat Paine

An artist cannot speak about his art any more than
a plant can discuss horticulture.
- Jean Cocteau

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.
- Roberto Burle Marx

Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer.
If you're signed up for a season, see it through.
You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
- Jim Rohn

The Lord called me to plant a church.
- Bobby Rush

I'm not a big fan of Robert Plant's lyrics or his singing.
- Chris Robinson

A plant's ability to grow, increase and sustain itself
became of secondary and almost minimal interest.
- Bill Munson

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope,
even the ruins to which it clings.
- Gustave Flaubert

We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall.
I can build more power plants.
In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.
- Gray Davis

It was implicitly supposed that every living thing
was distinctively plant or animal;
that there were real and profound differences between the two,
if only they could be seized.
- Asa Gray

His heart was like a sensitive plant,
that opens for a moment in the sunshine,
but curls up and shrinks into itself at the slightest touch of the finger,
or the lightest breath of wind.
- Anne Bronte

Before the reward there must be labor.
You plant before you harvest.
You sow in tears before you reap joy.
- Ralph Ransom

One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same
room after I checked out,
so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch
of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.
- Richard Marx

Love is a sickness full of woes, All remedies refusing;
A plant that with most cutting grows,
Most barren with best using.
- Samuel Daniel

You will die but the carbon will not;
its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
- Jacob Bronowski

Plant diseases, drought, desolation,
despair were recurrent catastrophes during the ages -
and the ancient remedies: supplications to supernatural spirits or gods.
- Norman Borlaug

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish
with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.
- Earl Nightingale

The gods plant reason in mankind, of all good gifts the highest.
- Sophocles


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