But if each man could have his own house, a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings – then, I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.
It is like the seed put in the soil – the more one sows, the greater the harvest.
Orison Swett Marden
It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
B. C. Forbes
It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Pale Death beats equally at the poor man’s gate and at the palaces of kings.
John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I’m on borrowed time.
I wasn’t anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
I would never have done what I’d done if I’d considered my father as somebody I wanted to please.
I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend.
All the learnin’ my father paid for was a bit o’ birch at one end and an alphabet at the other.
An angry father is most cruel towards himself.
Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before – it takes something from him.
When anger rises, think of the consequences.
Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work… a woman is allowed that feeling for a man, but not her work.
Men are April when they woo, December when they wed. Maids are May when they are maids, but the sky changes when they are wives.
I’m not denyin’ the women are foolish. God Almighty made ’em to match the men.
I’m surrounded by very powerful women and very progressive men.
The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can’t help it – can’t help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.