Bear-garden breeding. [ Proverb ]
The garden of the mind. [ Tennyson ]
No garden without its weeds. [ Proverb ]
The market is the best garden. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A good garden may have some weeds. [ Proverb ]
He talks in the Bear-garden tongue. [ Proverb ]
Patience grows not in every garden. [ Proverb ]
I've often wished that I had clear.
For life, six hundred pounds a year,
A handsome house to lodge a friend,
A river at my garden's end,
A terrace walk, and half a rood
Of land, set out to plant a wood. [ Swift ]
As is the gardener, so is the garden. [ Proverb ]
It is the finest flower in his garden. [ Proverb ]
As is the garden, such is the gardener. [ Hebrew Proverb ]
A little garden square and walled;
And in it throve an ancient evergreen,
A yew-tree, and all round it ran a walk
Of shingle, and a walk divided it. [ Tennyson ]
And add to these retired Leisure,
That in trim gardens takes his pleasure. [ Milton ]
You may be on land, yet not in a garden. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
My garden is a forest ledge
Which older forests bound;
The banks slope down to the blue lake edge,
Then plunge to depths profound! [ Emerson ]
Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse, too. [ Cowper ]
Light without life is a candle in a tomb;
Life without love is a garden without bloom. [ Proverb ]
The honey-bee that wanders all day long
The field, the woodland, and the garden over.
To gather in his fragrant winter store.
Humming in calm content his winter song,
Seeks not alone the rose's glowing breast,
The lily's dainty cup, the violet's lips.
But from all rank and noxious weeds he sips
The single drop of sweetness closely pressed
Within the poison chalice. [ Anne C. Lynch Botta ]
Fear keeps the garden better than the gardener. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The world was sad! - the garden was a wild!
And man, the hermit, sighed - till woman smiled. [ Campbell ]
O days remembered well! remembered all!
The bitter sweet, the honey and the gall;
Those garden rambles in the silent night.
Those trees so shady, and that moon so bright.
That thickset alley by the arbor closed.
That woodbine seat where we at last reposed;
And then the hopes that came and then were gone.
Quick as the clouds beneath the moon past on. [ Crabbe ]
The garden lies,
A league of grass, wash'd by a slow broad stream. [ Tennyson ]
God the first garden made, and the first city Cain. [ Cowley ]
An album is a garden, not for show
Planted, but use; where wholesome herbs should grow. [ Charles Lamb ]
He that is in a tavern thinks he is in a vine garden. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
A garden must be looked unto and dressed, as the body. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Wholesome and poisonous herbs grow in the same garden. [ Proverb ]
Forgive and forget! - why, the world would be lonely,
The garden a wilderness left to deform.
If the flowers but remember'd the chilling winds only.
And the fields gave no verdure for fear of the storm. [ Charles Swain ]
Against the evil of death there is no remedy in the garden.
Many things grow in the garden that were never sowed there. [ Proverb ]
The splash and stir of fountains spouted up and showering down
In meshes of the jasmine and the rose:
And all about us peal'd the nightingale,
Rapt in her song, and careless of the snare. [ Tennyson ]
A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. [ Proverb ]
The woman in us still prosecutes a deceit like that begun in the garden. [ Glanvill ]
A cow is a very good animal in the field; but we turn her out of a garden. [ Samuel Johnson ]
And the spring arose on the garden fair like the spirit of Love felt everywhere. [ Shelley ]
Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe. [ Campbell ]
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. [ Leonard Nimoy, Tweeted Feb. 22, 2015, five days before his death ]
Out of the same garden-mould grows the weed as the flower, and the weed flaunts itself abroad. [ Bodenstedt ]
The ideal is the flower-garden of the mind, and very apt to run to weeds unless carefully tended. [ Mrs. Oliphant ]
Prudent men lock up their motives, letting familiars have a key to their hearts, as to their garden. [ Shenstone ]
Affection is a garden, and without it there would not be a verdant spot on the surface of the globe.
Mental sunshine makes the mind grow, and perpetual happiness makes human nature a flower garden in bloom. [ Christian D. Larson ]
There is as much difference between good poetry and fine verses as between the smell of a flower-garden and of a perfumer's shop. [ Hare ]
Neglect will banish love, kill a lie, and silence slander; yet it will feed a malady, nourish hatred, and fill a garden with weeds. [ E. P. Day ]
I hate a style, as I do a garden, that is wholly flat and regular, - that slides along like an eel and never rises to what one can call an inequality. [ Shenstone ]
God gives the mind, man makes the character. The mind is the garden, the character is the fruit; the mind is the white page, the character is the writing we put upon it. [ George S. Weaver ]
Men commonly injure one another without cause, and simply to do something: as an idle promenader in a garden, breaks the young branches, and strips off the leaves of the most beautiful flowers. [ E. Souvestre ]
As for marigolds, poppies, hollyhocks, and valorous sunflowers, we shall never have a garden without them, both for their own sake and for the sake of old-fashioned folks, who used to love them. [ Beecher ]
The mind has a certain vegetative power, which cannot be wholly idle. If it is not laid out and cultivated into a beautiful garden, it will of itself shoot up in weeds or flowers of a wild growth. [ Steele ]
Perhaps God does with His heavenly garden as we do with our own. He may chiefly stock it from nurseries, and select for transplanting what is yet in its young and tender age - flowers before they have bloomed, and trees ere they begin to bear. [ Rev. Dr. Guthrie ]
To cultivate a garden is to walk with God, to go hand in hand with nature in some of her most beautiful processes, to learn something of her choicest secrets, and to have a more intelligent interest awakened in the beautiful order of her works elsewhere. [ Bovee ]
Not in a man's having no business with men, but in having no unjust business with them, and in having all manner of true and just business, can either his or their blessedness be found possible, and this waste world become, for both parties, a home and peopled garden. [ Carlyle ]
Reading without purpose is sauntering, not exercise. More is got from one book on which the thought settles for a definite end in knowledge, than from libraries skimmed over by a wandering eye. A cottage flower gives honey to the bee, a king's garden none to the butterfly. [ Edward Bulwer-Lytton ]
There is the same difference between diligence and neglect, that there is between a garden curiously kept and the sluggard's field when it was all overgrown with nettles and thorns; the one is clothed with beauty and the gracious amiableness of content and cheering loveliness; while the other hath nothing but either little smarting pungencies or else such transpiercings as rankle the flesh within. [ Feltham ]
He must have an artist's eye for color and form who can arrange a hundred flowers as tastefully, in any other way, as by strolling through a garden, and picking here one and there one, and adding them to the bouquet in the accidental order in which they chance to come. Thus we see every summer day the fair lady coming in from the breezy side hill with gorgeous colors and most witching effects. If only she could be changed to alabaster, was ever a finer show of flowers in so fine a vase? But instead of allowing the flowers to remain as they were gathered, they are laid upon the table, divided, rearranged on some principle of taste, I know not what, but never again have that charming naturalness and grace which they first had. [ Beecher ]