Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
Zora Neale Hurston
If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.
Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
Dixie Lee Ray
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it.
Charles Dudley Warner
Garden as though you will live forever.
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
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.
To dwell is to garden.
Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening.
I am sure that if you plant the trees back again, it will do nothing but good.
I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Under the Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Program, homes are independently verified to be measurably more energy efficient than average houses.
We don’t have to sacrifice a strong economy for a healthy environment.
We learned that economic growth and environmental protection can and should go hand in hand.
We must return to nature and nature’s god.
We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment.
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
David R. Brower
I don’t think we’re going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we’ve got to translate that into what’s in it for us.
I firmly believe that we can have a healthy environment and a sustainable timber industry.
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.
I think Captain Cousteau might be the father of the environmental movement.