300 Plant Quotes

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Quotes About Plants

1. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

2. “Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants.” – Jonathan Haidt

3. “Plant will not grow, if the stem doesn’t allow.” – Nayreil

4. “Thus nature provides a system for proportioning the growth of plants that satisfies the three canons of architecture. All modules are isotropic and they are related to the whole structure of the plant through self-similar spirals proportioned by the golden mean.” – Jay Kappraff

5. “If we plant the right seeds, tomorrow will be better. If you put out good things, then you’ll get good things back. That’s part of our responsibility as entertainers.” – Ben Vereen

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

7. “Like people, plants respond to extra attention.” – H. Peter Loewer

8. “This wonderful plant has so many uses and yet is often neglected in our society. The primary use of the dandelion plant is for its superior liver cleansing qualities. The plant is a powerhouse of nutrients!” – Valerie Hoffman

9. “What we plant in the soil of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.” – Meister Eckhart

10. “Working with plants will teach you all other social commitments in a soothing way.” – Karthikeyan V

11. “My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.” – Mitch Hedberg

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

13. “That one plant should be sown and another be produced cannot happen; whatever seed is sown, a plant of that kind even comes forth.” – Guru Nanak

14. “Every plant has to look good for at least two seasons.” – Cheryl Miller

15. “Call a plant beautiful, and it becomes a flower. Call it ugly, and it becomes a weed.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

16. “One day is not enough to green our earth. Planting caring and love is also expecting our earth from us. Do it, It will heal not only the land but also your body and mind.” – Karthikeyan V

17. “Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

18. “The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil.” – George Orwell

19. “Plants cannot stay safe. Desire for light spools grass out of the ground; desire for a visitor spools red ruffles out of twigs. Desire makes plants very brave, so they can find what they desire; and very tender, so they can feel what they find.” – Amy Leach

20. “He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.” – Thomas Fuller

21. “So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” – Jorge Luis Borges

22. “Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good.” – Lucy Larcom

23. “Plants are the young of the world, vessels of health and vigor; but they grope ever upward towards consciousness; the trees are imperfect men, and seem to bemoan their imprisonment, rooted in the ground.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

24. “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

25. “We plant seeds that will flower as results in our lives, so best to remove the weeds of anger, avarice, envy and doubt, that peace and abundance may manifest for all.” – Dorothy Day

26. “A soil adapted to the growth of plants, is necessarily prepared and carefully preserved; and, in the necessary waste of land which is inhabited, the foundation is laid for future continents, in order to support the system of the living world.” – James Hutton

27. “The plant never lapses into mere arid functionalism; it fashions and shapes according to logic and suitability, and with its primeval force compels everything to attain the highest artistic form.” – Karl Blossfeldt

28. “God plants no yearning in the human soul that he does not intend to satisfy.” – Henry Ward Beecher

29. “I’m like a plant, I reach for the sun.” – Carole King

30. “A dried plant is nothing but a sign to plant a new one.” – Priyansh Shah

31. “Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

32. “Plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom.” – Ken Kesey

33. “Also, Moss liked to rescue whatever animal or plant needed it. She believed they had earned it.” – Jeff VanderMeer

34. “Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.” – Napoleon Hill

35. “Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get.” – H. Jackson Brown

36. “I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow.” – David Hobson

37. “Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.” – Zora Neale Hurston

38. “You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night.” – Denise Levertov

39. “We have been god-like in the planned breeding of our domesticated plants, but rabbit-like in the unplanned breeding of ourselves.” – Arnold Toynbee

40. “Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.” – Eckhart Tolle

41. “Is that true? Plants make women comfortable? Well, maybe if I had plants I’d still be married.” – Marc Lawrence

42. “And you plant your fields when the spring is tender / When the summer beats down, you pray for rain / You hope for the harvest and the long cold winter / And then you plant your fields again.” – Donny R Lowery

43. “Show some love back to your hometown / Fall in love, plant some seeds / Carve some names in the family tree / Raise your kids, love your wife .” – Brett James

44. “Near the town where we were living / Was a warm and fragrant smell / Of the orchid we had planted / Now a forest tall and well.” – James McMorrow

45. “Plant your rows straight and long / Temper them with prayer and song / Mother Earth will make you strong / If you give her love and care.” – David Mallett

46. “Let’s plant a tree together / Maybe we can make it grow / If not now then maybe never.” – Timothy P. O’Brien

47. “If love was a flower I’d spread the petals about the planet / And plant seeds throughout every city and country / Even in those who do not want me.” – J. Jarrett

48. “When it’s twilight on the trail / And my voice is still / Please plant this heart of mine Underneath the lonesome pine on the hill.” – Louis Alter

49. “At other times you helped me plant the seed / No matter how small the task, you did just as I asked / And thanks to you these souls have been set free.” – Davinche

50. “Plant a seed and it will grow Some things I know / There’s some things in life I need Water to drink, air to breathe.” – Burton Collins

51. “God, what a joy it is to plant a tree / And from the sallow earth to watch it rise / Lifting its emerald branches to the skies.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

52. “Its strength and glory waxing with each spring / Yes, ’tis a goodly, and a gladsome thing / To plant a tree.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

53. “But none ever trembled and panted with bliss / In the garden, the field, or the wilderness / Like a doe in the noontide with love’s sweet want / As the companionless Sensitive Plant.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

54. “The Secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.” – Luther Burbank

55. “Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.” – Dogen Zenji

56. “If we had paid no more attention to out plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.” – Luther Burbank

57. “If a tree dies, plant another in its place.” – Carolus Linnaeus

58. “I am sure that if you plant the trees back again. it will do nothing but good.” – Michael Fish

59. “Plants give us oxygen for the lungs and for the soul.” – Linda Solegato

60. “Plant lady is the new cat lady.” – Unknown

61. “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan

62. “We can begin the restructuring of thought by declaring legitimate what we have denied for so long. Lets us declare Nature to be legitimate. The notion of illegal plants is obnoxious and ridiculous in the first place.” – Terence McKenna

63. “I saw that animals were important. I saw that plants were even more important. I was also to learn that compared to many of the other species, we weren’t important at all except for the damage we do. We do not rule the natural world, despite our conspicuous position in it. On the contrary, it is our lifeline, and we do well to try to understand its rules.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

64. “You know those plants that are always trying to find the light? Maybe they were planted in a location that didn’t necessarily facilitate growth, but inexplicably they make a circuitous route to not only survive but bloom into a beautiful plant. That was me – my whole life.” – Jonathan Van Ness

65. “Our most important job as vegetable gardeners is to feed and sustain soil life, often called the soil food web, beginning with the microbes. If we do this, our plants will thrive, we’ll grow nutritious, healthy food, and our soil conditions will get better each year. This is what is meant by the adage ”Feed the soil not the plants.” – Jane Shellenberger

66. “Plants don’t have a brain because they are not going anywhere.” – Robert Sylwester

67. “Ingesting them(Mistletoe and Azalea beautiful plants) can cause sickness and in some cases even death.” – V. J. Smith

68. “Cohabit with plants.” – Steven Magee

69. “What’s growing around you is what you planted. Therefore, if you don’t like the plants, change the seeds.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

70. “Bealtaine, the time of adolescent growth, where what was planted in the spring was given sustenance to grow. Where, just as plants, our souls are enriched with Light so that we may reach skyward toward heaven.” – L. B. Ó Ceallaigh

71. “They turn up at the same time of the year, every year, like garrulous relatives you wished lived just a little further away.” – Richard Mabey

72. “Smiles are just like plants.The more that you feed and water them, the more they produce.” – Anthony T. Hincks

73. “Plants do not speak, but their silence is alive with change.” – May Sarton

74. “Plants are solar powered air purifiers whose filter never needs replacing.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

75. “Like it or not, we humans are bound up with our fellows, and with the other plants and animals all over the world.Our lives are intertwined.” – Carl Sagan

76. “The plants here aren’t like anything on Earth,” I tried to explain one night. “They have cells I can’t explain. On Earth, all seeds have one or two embryonic leaves, but here they have three or five or eight.”And RNA,” Grun said, “not DNA. Nothing has DNA except us.” – Sue Burke,

77. “My philosophy with health techniques is to try them out on plants first and if the plants thrive, I then try them out.” – Steven Magee

78. “Plants are filterless solar powered air purifiers.” – Khang Kijarro Nguyen

79. “Your intuitive powers increase when you are with plants because your mind is silenced and you become more aware in the present moment.” – Sanchita Pandey

80. “There is, as yet, no sense of pride in the husbandry of wild plants and animals, no sense of shame in the proprietorship of a sick landscape.” – Aldo Leopold

81. “Normally, ‘nature’ means plants, animals, the scenery, and additional aspects and products of the world, in opposition to humans or human creations. But, I think we, the humans, are not in opposition; we are not only the ‘part’ of nature, we ‘are’ nature!” – Md. Ziaul Haque

82. “There is a reason why I have a lot of plants growing inside of my home.” – Steven Magee

83. “To say nothing of weeds – many of them being plants we used to value but no longer do. They don’t like to die out, you know.” – Terry Pratchett

84. “If God wanted us to get high, he’d have created plants that became psychoactive when eaten or smoked.” – Stephen Colbert

85. “No other life is as pure as the plants. It is no wonder we cannot understand them.” – Robert Black

86. “We walk on the bones of dead people, animals and plants long forgotten.” – Anthony T. Hincks

87. “It’s ironic that some plants thrive in soil that has been displaced. Due to the devastation around us, these flowers bloom profusely, yet I find their tenacity and beauty uplifting.” – Theresa Breslin

88. “Plants Care For Flowers. Not Gods.” – Vineet Raj Kapoor

89. “When the rains come, it’s time to wash those plants & trees.” – Anthony T. Hincks

90. “Plants can feel pressure and emotion. When something is said or done with intention, a plant can respond. So every day we tell our tree that it is beautiful, it will get more and more beautiful. I hope that tree knew how beautiful I thought it was.” – Kate McGahan

91. “Plants and Books are silent Friends to Mankind. The former grows silently to let you live. The later grows you silently to live.” – Sridhar Movva

92. “But plants grow again,” She murmured, focusing on the verdant beauty around her. “They put down new roots, create room for themselves in foreign soil.” – Nalini Singh

93. “Plants are not cognizant. When we cut a leaf, we assume that the plant is suffering. But that’s our own anthropomorphism about what’s going on.” – Daniel Chamovitz

94. “In some Native languages the term for plants translates to “those who take care of us.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer

95. “Our indigenous herbalists say to pay attention when plants come to you; they’re bringing you something you need to learn.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer

96. “It’s exciting to see things coming up again, plants that you’ve had twenty or thirty years. It’s like seeing an old friend.” – Tasha Tudor

97. “Plants are also integral to reweaving the connection between land and people. A place becomes a home when it sustains you, when it feeds you in body as well as spirit. To recreate a home, the plants must also return.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer

98. “When listening to the lightning storms in your area on a standard AM radio, you will hear a sound like bacon frying and this is the electromagnetic energy that the storm is generating. Plants react to this energy and may show vigorous growth during lightning seasons.” – Steven Magee

99. “I gave you books. You gave me plants. Books live. Plants die.” – Larry Kramer

100. “Trees are affected by many factors. Global warming is changing rainfall, humidity, air composition, solar radiation, heating and cooling. Plants are sensitive to any of these factors. When all of the factors start to change at once, it may lead to devastation in the plant world.” – Steven Magee

101. “I have noticed that the solar radiation reflections from rippled privacy windows cause greatly accelerated growth patterns in plants.” – Steven Magee

102. “Plants can be affected by stray voltage and they may show stunted growth, deformed growth, or go dormant. In extreme cases they may die.” – Steven Magee

103. “Books are like plants. They’re decorations that are alive.” – Katy Lee

104. “Plants are nature’s alchemists, expert at transforming water, soil and sunlight into an array of precious substances, many of them beyond the ability of human beings to conceive, much less manufacture.” – Michael Pollan

105. “Certain plants, like certain friends, you enjoy having for a visit but do not care to see remain forever and a day.” – Henry Sherman Adams

106. “The world is better without Them. Only the plants and the animals are true comrades. I drink to them and with Them.” – Charles Bukowski

107. “Darwin called such a process artificial, as opposed to natural, selection, but from the flower’s point of view, this is a distinction without a difference: individual plants in which a trait desired by either bees or Turks occurred wound up with more offspring.” – Michael Pollan

108. “As dreams are the healing songs from the wilderness of our unconscious – So wild animals, wild plants, wild landscapes are the healing dreams from the deep singing mind of the earth.” – Dale Pendell

109. “Watching gardeners label their plants I vow with all beings to practice the old horticulture and let plants identify me.” – Robert Aitken

110. “They are like to plants that have grown around each other- they strangle and squeeze and support at the same time.” – Lauren Oliver

111. “There’s nothing quite like the pleasure you get from plants and flower,” he said to himself. “They certainly do cheer you up.” – Charmian Hussey

112. “With the exercise of a little care, the nettle could be made useful; it is neglected and it becomes hurtful. It is exterminated. How many men resemble the nettle!” He added with a pause: “Remember this, my friends: there are no such things as bad plants or bad men. There are only bad cultivators.” – Victor Hugo

113. “God is not only something metaphysical, but also the physical world, the plants and animals, the mountains and rivers, the air and the sun and the earth.” – Jeffrey R. Anderson

114. “A good farmer never plants all his seeds in a single piece of land.” – Habeeb Akande

115. “It should come as no surprise to readers of the MAPS Bulletin that psychedelic plants are used as a sacrament by many native cultures all over the world. It may not be so obvious that these same plants are often incorporated into the coming-of-age ceremonies of these various societies.” – Rick Doblin

116. “Perhaps if zoologists would contemplate the wide variations presented by many plants of indubitably one and the same species, and the still wider diversities of long cultivated races from an original stock, they would find more than one instructive parallel to the case of the longest domesticated of all species, man.” – Asa Gray

117. “People are like plants: They grow; they change every day.” – Curtis Jackson

118. “Plant a Seed so your Heart will Grow.” – Hafez

119. “All life on earth emanates from the green of the plant.” – Jay Kordich

120. “Every breath is a giveaway dance between you and the plants.” – Susun Weed

121. “The plant is blind but it knows enough to keep pushing upwards towards the light, and it will continue to do this in the face of endless discouragements.” – George Orwell

122. “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

123. “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” – Unknown

124. “He who plants a tree, plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom

125. “I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.” – Andrea Koehle Jones

126. “If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.” – Henry David Thoreau

127. “You can never see a plant grow, but they do.” – Carol Plum-Ucci

128. “Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses.” – Norman Vincent Peale

129. “Good gardening is very simple, really. You just have to learn to think like a plant.” – Barbara Damrosch

130. “He who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil

131. “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” – A. A. Milne

132. “Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.” – Erma Bombeck

133. “We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water.” – Desmond Tutu

134. “Knowledge is a plant of slow growth.” – Thomas Cooper

135. “To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world.” – Russell Page

136. “Today I fulfill my creative side. I want to bloom wherever I am planted!” – Louise Hay

137. “What a marvelous cooperative arrangement – plants and animals each inhaling each other’s exhalations, a kind of planet-wide mutual mouth-to-stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away.” – Carl Sagan

138. “A sensitive plant in a garden grew, And the young winds fed it with silver dew, And it opened its fan like leaves to the light, and closed them beneath the kisses of night.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

139. “In gardens it’s not just plants and insects and microbes that grow. People grow too, and the best bit is that they don’t realise it’s happening. It just happens.” – Costa Georgiadis

140. “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

141. “All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.” – Abraham Lincoln

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

143. “Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” – Carl Jung

144. “If you are stone, be magnetic; if a plant, be sensitive; but if you are human be love.” – Victor Hugo

145. “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

146. “Some people think that as soon as you plant a tree, it must bear fruit. We must allow it to grow a bit.” – Tunku Abdul Rahman

147. “True friendship is a plant of slow growth.” – George Washington

148. “Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking.” – Wangari Maathai

149. “Plant trees. They give us two of the most crucial elements for our survival: oxygen and books.A.” – Whitney Brown

150. “A man does not plant a tree for himself; he plants it for posterity.” – Alexander Smith

151. “Everyone knows an ant, can’t, move a rubber tree plant.” – Nick Swisher

152. “A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Saint Basil

153. “Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.” – Ann Voskamp

154. “We can’t change people, but we can plant seeds that may one day bloom in them.” – Mary Davis

155. “Was, I’m so glad this could inspire you and help you plant your own seeds!” – Jennifer Williamson

156. “That’s the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree.” – Wangari Maathai

157. “If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.” – Stephen Girard

158. “It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.” – George Eliot

159. “When your heart is broken, you plant seeds in the cracks and pray for rain.” – Andrea Gibson

160. “An ordinary favor we do for someone or any compassionate reaching out may seem to be going nowhere at first, but may be planting a seed we can’t see right now. Sometimes we need to just do the best we can and then trust in an unfolding we can’t design or ordain.” – Sharon Salzberg

161. “Keep planting new seeds until your mind becomes the earth that gives birth to new worlds.” – Curtis Tyrone Jones

162. “Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.” – Henry David Thoreau

163. “Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” – Hamilton

164. “A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.” – John Ciardi

165. “The seeds of resilience are planted in the way we process the negative events in our lives.” – Sheryl Sandberg

166. “Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.” – Jean-Jacques Rousseau

167. “Plants and minerals are bound to predestination. The faithful is only bound to the Divine orders.” – Muhammad Iqbal

168. “The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another’s, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” – Leo Buscaglia

169. “The plants we’ve chosen will collect and cycle Earth’s minerals, water, and air; shade the soil and renew it with leafy mulch; and yield fruits and greens for people and wildlife.” – Toby Hemenway

170. “It looks as though yields of over 10 times what we can currently grow per acre are feasible if you control the CO2 concentration, the humidity, the temperature, all the various factors that plants depend on to grow rapidly.” – Ralph Merkle

171. “From plants that wake when others sleep, from timid jasmine buds that keep their odour to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.” – Thomas Moore

172. “There have only been about a half dozen genuinely important events in the four-billion-year saga of life on Earth: single-celled life, multicelled life, differentiation into plants and animals, movement of animals from water to land, and the advent of mammals and consciousness.” – Elon Musk

173. “I wish that every child could have growing space because I think children are a little like plants. If they grow too close together, they become thin and sickly and never obtain maximum growth. We need room to grow.” – Peace Pilgrim

174. “Race and class are extremely reliable indicators as to where one might find the good stuff, like parks and trees, and where one might find the bad stuff, like power plants and waste facilities.” – Majora Carter

175. “What I have learned from working with plants over the years is that the big leafed plants are the best to absorb the energy so I like philodendrons very, very much.” – Doreen Virtue

176. “Who is wiser: the man who plants flowers along life’s way or the man who makes it bristle with thorns?” – Charles Fourier

177. “Unable to function as plants, we must serve as manure.” – Edward Conze

178. “In my lifetime, we’ve gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We’ve gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we’ll be voting for plants.” – Lewis Black

179. “Plants are as responsive to thought as children.” – Luther Burbank

180. “Most plants taste better when they’ve had to suffer a little.” – Diana Kennedy

181. “Generation by male and female is a law common to animals and plants.” – Herman Boerhaave

182. “Young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened to whatever shape you’ve trained them.” – Desiderius Erasmus

183. “Great is the person who plants a tree knowing he will never sit under it.” – Robert Ballard

184. “I cannot walk into our garden without constantly being reminded of the friends who have shared their plants.” – Allen Lacy

185. “Firmness in all aspects is a most important quality when gardening, not only in planting but in pruning, dividing and tying up. Plants are like babies, they know when an amateur is handling them.” – Margery Fish

186. “Who are we to create a heaven and hell for ourselves, excluding animals and plants in the bargain, just because we have the power to rationalize?” – Mark Twain

187. “We are the same as plants, as trees, as other people, as the rain that falls. We consist of that which is around us, we are the same as everything.” – Gautama Buddha

188. “I want plants built and I want factories built and I want the jobs. I don’t want the jobs going to other countries.” – Donald Trump

189. “People were so naive about plants, Ellie thought. They just chose plants for appearance, as they would choose a picture for the wall. It never occurred to them that plants were actually living things, busily performing all the living functions of respiration, ingestion, excretion, reproduction and defense.” – Michael Crichton

190. “The trees and plants show respect for each other by the way they live in harmony. This also applies to the animal kingdom.” – Masaru Emoto

191. “I transmit astral plane harmonies through my brushes into the physical plane. These otherworld colours are reflected in the alphabet of nature, a grammar in which the symbols are plants, animals, birds, fishes, earth and sky. I am merely a channel for the spirit to utilize, and it is needed by a spirit starved society.” – Norval Morrisseau

192. “Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their families, their histories too. Talk to them, listen to them. They are alive poems.” – Joy Harjo

193. “Feeding plants to animals then eating the animals is like filtering water through a sewer then drinking it.” – Bruce Friedrich

194. “The public must learn how to cherish the nobler and rarer plants, and to plant the aloe, able to wait a hundred years for it’s bloom, or it’s garden will contain, presently, nothing but potatoes and pot-herbs.” – Margaret Fuller

195. “A Warrior also knows that the fool who gives advice about someone else’s garden is not tending his own plants.” – Paulo Coelho

196. “Gardens are enclosed areas in which plants and arts meet. They form ‘cultures’ in an uncompromised sense of the word.” – Peter Sloterdijk

197. “Nature is none other than God in things. Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; whence all of God is in all things. Think thus, of the sun in the crocus, in the narcissus, in the heliotrope, in the rooster, in the lion.” – Giordano Bruno

198. “At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.” – Egon Schiele

199. “That which God plants he will take care to keep watered.” – Matthew Henry

200. “The coal plants that will be built from 2005 to 2030 will release as much carbon dioxide as all of the coal burned since the industrial revolution more than two centuries ago.” – Joseph J. Romm

201. “Movement turns dead dogs into maggots and daisies, and flour butter sugar an egg and a tablespoon of milk into Abernethy biscuits, and spermatozoa and ovaries into fishy little plants growing babyward if we take no care to stop them.” – Alasdair Gray

202. “Plants and animals repeat routine, but men who are not restrained will go into the future like explorers into a new country.” – Rose Wilder Lane

203. “God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.” – Arthur Young

204. “We’re losing biodiversity globally at an alarming rate, and we need a cornucopia of different plants and animals, for the planet’s health and our own.” – Diane Ackerma

205. “There are few plants that are ugly. It’s how you use them that may not be pretty.” – Christian Louboutin

206. “Folks are like plants; we all lean toward the light.” – Kris Carr

207. “It is hard to overstate how valuable it is to have all the incredible tools that are used for human disease to study plants.” – Bill Gates

208. “Gardening is easy. Stick it in the ground the right way up and most plants will grow perfectly well.” – Monty Don

209. “A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.” – D. Elton Trueblood

210. “Organisms don’t think of CO2 as a poison. Plants and organisms that make shells, coral, think of it as a building block.” – Janine Benyus

211. “I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected.” – Gloria Vanderbilt

212. “My relationship to plants becomes closer and closer. They make me quiet; I like to be in their company.” – Peter Zumthor

213. “Plants are both friend and enemy, source of health and, in certain instances, triggers of disease.” – Steven Gundry

214. “Before I started writing about food, my focus was really on the human relationship to plants. Not only do plants nourish us bodily – they nourish us psychologically.” – Michael Pollan

215. “Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes, spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country.” – Marilyn vos Savant

216. “’Fecundity’ is an ugly word for an ugly subject. It is ugly, at least, in the eggy animal world. I don’t think it is for plants.” – Annie Dillard

217. “I have a lot of plants – my living room is like a jungle. I like the idea of bringing the outside in.” – Samin Nosrat

218. “I’ve been to so many manufacturing plants. I’ve yet to walk into one where I did not think AI solutions wouldn’t help.” – Andrew Ng

219. “Nations, like plants and human beings, grow. And if the development is thwarted they are dwarfed and overshadowed.” – Claude McKay

220. “Maybe because I’m a Taurus, I like to watch plants grow.” – Bill Kreutzmann

221. “Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up. Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.” – Jesus Christ

222. “For before this I was born once a boy, and a maiden, and a plant, and a bird, and a darting fish in the sea.” – On Purifications

223. “An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.” – Jean Cocteau

224. “Adam, well may we labour, still to dress This garden, still to tend plant, herb, and flower.” – John Milton

225. “You cannot choose your battlefield, God does that for you; But you can plant a standard Where a standard never flew.” – Nathalia Crane

226. “I have always been fascinated by plants. I have always preferred plants to human beings. They give me an enormous amount of solace.” – Roddy Llewellyn

227. “Even if each individual plants and protects a single tree, it will save the world and benefit several generations to come.” – Vivek

228. “That’s not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories.” – Tom Carper

229. “Building power plants would do more to lift people out of poverty than the Green Climate Fund ever will.” – John Barrasso

230. “Plants can’t very well defend themselves by their behavior, so they resort to chemical warfare, and plants are saturated with toxins and irritants to deter creatures like us who want to eat them.” – Steven Pinker

231. “Some plants become weeds simply by virtue of their success rather than any other factor. You merely want less of them.” – Monty Don

232. “I have a deep and pathological obsession with trees and plants.” – Antoni Porowski

233. “I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals.” – Georg Brandes

234. “Rain falls, wind blows, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away; these phenomena are all interrelated with causes and conditions, are brought about by them, and disappear as the causes and conditions change.” – Gautama Buddha

235. “Plants of great vigor will almost always struggle into blossom, despite impediments. But there should be encouragement, and a free genial atmosphere for those of more timid sort, fair play for each in its own kind.” – Margaret Fuller

236. “Trees are the largest and most spiritually advanced plants on Earth. They are constantly in meditation. Subtle energy is their natural language.” – Mantak Chia

237. “Curiously, light-loving green plants reject the Sun’s green light, reflecting it back at you, which is why they look green.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

238. “Each portion of matter may be conceived of as a garden full of plants, and as a pond full of fishes. But each branch of the plant, each member of the animal, each drop of its humors, is also such a garden or such a pond.” – Gottfried Leibniz

239. “It won’t hurt you. It’s just to kill plants. It’s called Agent Orange… and it won’t bother humans.” – Karl Marlantes

240. “Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.” – Robert Fortune

241. “Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.” – Austin O’Malley

242. “I hardly have any spare time! But when I do, I garden a lot – I love plants and flowers.” – Soundarya

243. “Why should nutrition matter less in the creation of young humans than it does in young plants? I’m sure that it doesn’t.” – Ina May Gaskin

244. “The absorption and organization of sunlight, the essence of life, is derived almost exclusively through plants. Since light is the driving force of every cell in our bodies, that is why we need green plants.” – Maximilian Bircher-Benner

245. “As some species of plants need to be burned to the ground in order for them to later flourish, I needed to have my ass handed to be in order to get it into gear for the upcoming Sydney Olmpics. Now, I’m on a mission.” – Xeno Muller

246. “But the prospects of designing chemical plants for industrial scale chemical processes seemed far less interesting than the chemical events that occur in biological systems.” – Paul Berg

247. “The history of human use of plants, mushrooms, and animals for their psychedelic effects is far older than written history, and probably predates the appearance of the modern human species.” – Rick Strassman

248. “Equality does not mean that all plants must grow to the same height – a society of tall grass and dwarf trees, a jostle of conflicting jealousies. It means, in civic terms, an equal outlet for all talents; in political terms, that all votes will carry the same weight; and in religious terms that all beliefs will enjoy equal rights.” – Victor Hugo

249. “Artists can no more speak about their work, than plants can speak about horticulture.” – Jean Cocteau

250. “Many people I’ve met believe that plants are made up of soil-that the tree outside your house, for example, is mostly made from the soil in which it grew. That’s a common mistake. That tree is mostly made up of one of the gases in our air (carbon dioxide) and water (hydrogen and oxygen). Trees are solidified air and sunlight.” – Thom Hartmann

251. “It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend.” – Asa Gray

252. “The action of Mind (thought) plants that nucleus which, if allowed to grow undisturbed, will eventually attract to itself all the conditions necessary for its manifestation in outward visible form.” – Thomas Troward

253. “You do not have to force yourself to do anything at all. There is a continual exchange, a continual dance. It is similar to the sun shining and plants growing. The sun has no desire to create the vegetation; plants simply react to sunlight and the situation develops naturally.” – Chogyam Trungpa

254. “We are like plants which have the one choice of being in or out of the light.” – Simone Weil

255. “The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life.” – Rabindranath Tagore

256. “Pain plants the flag of truth within a rebel fortress.” – C. S. Lewis

257. “We pull out of the ground death, we burn death in our power plants, and then we act shocked when we get death in the form of oil spills and global warming.” – Van Jones

258. “When you get into Louisiana, it really is like a different country in a lot of ways. The plants you see are a little different, like the weeping willows and the cypress trees that come up out of the bayou. And it’s steamy hot.” – Sam Trammell

259. “The job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer.” – Ken Kesey

260. “Whole plants differ in their effects from refined drugs (:)…Plants are dilute preparations (of) the active principles…Plants usually go into the body through the mouth and stomach, whereas purified chemicals can be put…by snorting or injecting…directly into…bloodstreams without giving…bodies a chance to process them. Other compounds in drug plants…may modify the active principles, making them safer.” – Andrew Weil

261. “Although native Africans domesticated some plants in the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa, they acquired valuable domestic animals only later, from the north.” – Jared Diamond

262. “We must consider the distinctive characters and the general nature of plants from the point of view of their morphology , their behavior under external conditions, their mode of generation, and the whole course of their life.” – Theophrastus

263. “In this light, my spirit saw through all things and into all creatures and I recognized God in grass and plants.” – Jakob Bohme

264. “The sun gives spirit and life to the plants and the earth nourishes them with moisture.” – Leonardo da Vinci

265. “The skeletons of the plants are for me as important as the flowers.” – Piet Oudolf

266. “These nuclear plants are more dangerous than people realize.” – Wladimir Klitschko

267. “A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because some one expended effort on them.” – Liberty Hyde Bailey

268. “Every leaf that grows will tell you: what you sow will bear fruit, so if you have any sense my friend, don’t plant anything but Love.” – Rumi

269. “And God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees bearing fruit in which is their seed, each according to its kind.” And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and there was morning, a third day.” – Bible

270. “As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.” – Ellsworth Huntington

271. “Botany is the science in which plants are known by their aliases.” – Unknown

272. “He plants trees to benefit another generation.” – Statius Caecilius

273. “He who knows what sweets and virtues are in the ground, the waters, the plants, the heavens, and how to come at these enchantments, is the rich and royal man.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

274. “He who plants a Walnut-Tree, expects not to eat of the fruit.” – Thomas Fuller

275. “I observed that plants not only have a faculty to correct bad air in six to ten days, by growing in it… but that they perform this important office in a complete manner in a few hours; that this wonderful operation is by no means owing to the vegetation of the plant, but to the influence of light of the sun upon the plant.” – Jan Ingenhousz

276. “If 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

277. “If coal plants release mercury – and mercury is a neurotoxin that damages children’s brains – then reducing the amount of mercury in emissions doesn’t stop that. It just says, “We’ll tell you at what rate you can dispense death.” – William McDonough

278. “Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.” – Sir Francis Bacon

279. “Natural bodies are divided into three kingdomes of nature: viz. the mineral, vegetable, and animal kingdoms. Minerals grow, Plants grow and live, Animals grow, live, and have feeling.” – Carolus Linnaeus

280. “Natural history is not equivalent to biology. Biology is the study of life. Natural history is the study of animals and plants—of organisms. Biology thus includes natural history, and much else besides.” – Marston Bates

281. “Plants grow on you – at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.” – Bumpersticker

282. “Plants stand still and wait to be counted.” – John L. Harper

283. “Plants, in a state of nature, are always warring with one another, contending for the monopoly of the soil, the stronger ejecting the weaker, the more vigorous overgrowing and killing the more delicate. Every modification of climate, every disturbance of the soil, every interference with the existing vegetation of an area, favours some species at the expense of others.” – Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker

284. “Science confounds everything; it gives to the flowers an animal appetite, and takes away from even the plants their chastity.” – Joseph Joubert

285. “Stones grow, plants grow, and live, animals grow live and feel.” – Carolus Linnaeus

286. “The forests of America, however slighted by man, must have been a great delight to God; for they were the best he ever planted.” – John Muir

287. “The names of the plants ought to be stable [certa], consequently they should be given to stable genera.” – Carolus Linnaeus

288. “We shall be ready, I think, to practice conservation when “farmer plants tamarack” is no longer news.” – Aldo Leopold

289. “The natural world cleans water, pollinates plants and provides pharmaceuticals, among many other gifts. Thirty trillion dollars worth of services, scot-free to humanity, every year.” – Edward O. Wilson

290. “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…” Whatever our speculations may be in regard to a “beginning,” and when it was, it is written in the rocks that, like the animals and plants upon its surface, the earth itself grew.”Elisha Gray

291. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Unknown

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

293. “Each of us is like seed, planted by the Good Gardener so we might grow into something majestic.” – Seth Adam Smith

294. “It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.” – B.C. Forbes

295. “Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn’t necessarily expect to witness.” – Michael Pollan

296. “What is a weed? A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

297. “You are also far less likely to waste food when you have nurtured it from a seed into a plant.” – Darina Allen

298.”Thus nature provides a system for proportioning the growth of plants that satisfies the three canons of architecture. All modules are isotropic and they are related to the whole structure of the plant through self-similar spirals proportioned by the golden mean.” – Jay Kappraff, Connections

299. “Plants would rather be defecated on than be loved.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

300. “The trains carrying coal to power plants are death trains. Coal-fired power plants are factories of death.” – James Hansen

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