Quotes For Gardeners


Health, Exercise, Diet

Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo





Man was not made to rust out in idleness.  A degree of
exercise is as necessary for the preservation of health,
both of body and mind, as his daily food.  And what
exercise is more fitting, or more appropriate of one who
is in the decline of life, than that of superintending a
well-ordered garden?   What more enlivens the sinking
mind?   What is more conducive to a long life?

-   Joseph Breck




Of all exercises walking is the best.
-   Thomas Jefferson



Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.
-  Author Unknown




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When I go into my garden with a spade, and dig a bed,
I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover
that I have been defrauding myself all this time in
letting others do for me what I should have done
with my own hands.
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson




"Have you had your daily quota of horticulture today?"
-   Richard Mattson, Professor Kansas State University




Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.
-  English Proverb




Walking - Quotes for Gardeners




Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.
-  Hippocrates





Medical Economics made a survey of doctors' leisure pursuits,
and found that "an astonishing 40 percent" of those surveyed
engage in gardening.  In fact, more M.D.'s garden than play golf.
Maybe this should be a tip to the rest of us.
-   Gardening Section




I have two doctors, my left leg and my right.
-   G. M. Trevelyan




Food and Eating - Quotes for Gardeners





We see the garden as a wonderful tool to
help clients and their families recognize that they can
continue an activity that is meaningful to them
regardless of their limitations.
-   Mona Lippitt, Therapy Manager, Promina, Atlanta






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Quotes for Gardeners

Quotes, Sayings, Proverbs, Poetry, Maxims, Quips, Cliches, Adages, Wisdom
A Collection Growing to Over 2,000 Quotes, Arranged by 105 Topics
Many of the Documents Include Recommended Readings and Internet Links.
Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo



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Distributed on the Internet by Michael P. Garofalo


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