"We must cultivate our own garden. When man was put in the garden of Eden he was put there so that he should work, which proves that man was not born to rest."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."Voltaire on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."Voltaire on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."Voltaire on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."Voltaire on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."Voltaire on George Bernard Shaw
"What most persons consider as virtue, after the age of 40 is simply a loss of energy."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"We are rarely proud when we are alone."
"Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game."
"Time, which alone makes the reputation of men, ends by making their defects respectable."