"Who loves a garden loves a greenhouse too."
"He plants trees to benefit another generation."William Cowper on Caecilius Statius
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."William Cowper on Marcus Tullius Cicero
"What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered."William Cowper on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get."William Cowper on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there."William Cowper on George Bernard Shaw
"The earth was made so various, that the mind Of desultory man, studious of change, And pleased with novelty, might be indulged."
"Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair."
"God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm."
"Existence is a strange bargain. Life owes us little we owe it everything. The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose."
"Thus happiness depends, as nature shows, less on exterior things than most suppose."