"How deeply seated in the human heart is the liking for gardens and gardening."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Alexander Smith on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Alexander Smith on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Alexander Smith on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Alexander Smith on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Alexander Smith on George Bernard Shaw
"If you wish to make a man look noble, your best course is to kill him. What superiority he may have inherited from his race, what superiority nature may have personally gifted him with, comes out in death."
"Death is the ugly fact which Nature has to hide, and she hides it well."
"The saddest thing that befalls a soul is when it loses faith in God and woman."
"Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life."
"Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition."