866 – Quotation by Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

As I grow older, and come nearer to death, I look upon it more and more with complacent joy, and out of every longing I hear God say, “O thirsting, hungering one, come to me.” What the other life will bring I know not, only that I shall awake in God’s likeness, and see him as he is. If a child had been born and spent all his life in the Mammoth Cave, how impossible would it be for him to comprehend the upper world! His parents might tell him of its life, and light, and beauty, and its sounds of joy; they might heap the sand into mounds, and try to show him by pointing to stalactites how grass, and flowers, and trees grow out of the ground, till at length, with laborious thinking, the child would fancy he had gained a true idea of the unknown land. And yet, though he longed to behold it, when the day came that he was to go forth, it would be with regret for the familiar crystals, and the rock-hewn rooms, and the quiet that reigned therein. But when he came up, some May morning, with ten thousand birds singing in the trees, and the heavens bright, and blue, and full of sunlight, and the wind blowing softly through the young leaves, all a-glitter with dew, and the landscape stretching away green and beautiful to the horizon, with what rapture would he gaze about him, and see how poor were all the fancyings and the interpretations which were made within the cave, of the things which grew and lived without; and how would he wonder that he could have regretted to leave the silence and the dreary darkness of his old abode! So, when we emerge from this cave of earth into that land where spring growths are, and where is summer, and not that miserable travesty which we call summer here, how shall we wonder that we could have clung so fondly to this dark and barren life!

by Henry Ward Beecher

822 – Quotation by Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher

One of the affecting features in a life of vice is the longing, wistful outlooks given by the wretches who struggle with unbridled passions, towards virtues which are no longer within their reach. Men in the tide of vice are sometimes like the poor creatures swept down the stream of mighty rivers, who see people safe on shore, and trees, and flowers, as they go quickly past; and all things that are desirable gleam upon them for a moment to heighten their trouble, and to aggravate their swift-coming destruction.

by Henry Ward Beecher

Motivating Quotes On Gardening

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

I do some of my best thinking while pulling weeds.
Martha Smith

I don’t like formal gardens. I like wild nature. It’s just the wilderness instinct in me, I guess.
Walt Disney

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

I love decorating my home. I’m a gardener too, so that’s usually something I have to play catch up with.
Suzy Bogguss

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

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

I think this is what hooks one to gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
Phyllis Theroux

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

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.
Luther Burbank

126 – The Office Quote by Michael Scott

Michael Scott

It is an outrage, that’s all. They’re making a huge, huge mistake. Let’s see Josh replace these people. Let’s see Josh find another Stanley. You think Stanley’s grow on trees? Well, they don’t. There is no Stanley tree. Do you think the world is crawling with Phyllis’? Show me that farm. With Phyllis’s and Kevin’s sprouting up all over the place, ripe for the plucking. Show me that farm.

Michael Scott

The Office Steve Carell