"The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Gertrude Jekyll on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Gertrude Jekyll on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Gertrude Jekyll on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Gertrude Jekyll on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Gertrude Jekyll on Mahatma Gandhi
"There is no spot of ground, however arid, bare or ugly, that cannot be tamed into such a state as may give an impression of beauty and delight."
"What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade."
"A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness it teaches industry and thrift above all it teaches entire trust."
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."
"In garden arrangement, as in all other kinds of decorative work, one has not only to acquire a knowledge of what to do, but also to gain some wisdom in perceiving what it is well to let alone."