"The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Luther Burbank on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Luther Burbank on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Luther Burbank on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Luther Burbank on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Luther Burbank on George Bernard Shaw
"It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while."
"I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection."
"We must return to nature and nature's god."
"If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman."
"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul."