"It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Robert Louis Stevenson on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Robert Louis Stevenson on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Robert Louis Stevenson on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Robert Louis Stevenson on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Robert Louis Stevenson on George Bernard Shaw
"Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health."
"Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but primarily by catchwords."
"The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature."
"It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
"We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend."