Quotations on Plants

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Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response.
- Tom Allen
(Keywords: Power, Mercury, Plants, Pollution)

Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.
- Red Auerbach
(Keywords: Plants, Study)

While it is true that we must seek value added industries like food processing plants and call center operations, we must do what is necessary to expand and develop our economic profile.
- Alan Autry
(Keywords: Food, Plants, Value)

Natural abilities are like natural plants, that need pruning by study; and studies themselves do give forth directions too much at large, except they be bounded in by experience.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Experience, Plants, Study)

I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Land, Mystery, Plants, Sea, Variety)

Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Keywords: Opportunity, Children, Garden, Plants, Will)

I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: Love, Time, Gardening, Autumn, Plants, Trees)

Many are needed to plant and water what has been planted now that the faith has spread so far and there are so many people... No matter who plants or waters, God gives no harvest unless what is planted is the faith of Peter and unless he agrees to his teachings.
- Thomas Becket
(Keywords: Faith, God, People, Harvest, Now, Plants, Water)

In my lifetime, we've gone from Eisenhower to George W. Bush. We've gone from John F. Kennedy to Al Gore. If this is evolution, I believe that in twelve years, we'll be voting for plants.
- Lewis Black
(Keywords: Evolution, Plants, Voting, Years)

The California crunch really is the result of not enough power-generating plants and then not enough power to power the power of generating plants.
- George W. Bush
(Keywords: Power, Plants, Result)

That's not all our crops can do. We are also learning how to transform plants into factories. We can now raise plants that will create enzymes that would otherwise be created in chemical factories.
- Thomas Carper
(Keywords: Learning, Now, Plants, Will)

Additionally, Smart Irrigation Month serves to recognize advances in irrigation technology and practices that produce not only more but also higher quality plants with less water.
- Jim Costa
(Keywords: Technology, Quality, Plants, Water)

God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants his footsteps in the sea, and rides upon the storm.
- William Cowper
(Keywords: God, Footsteps, Plants, Sea, Wonders)

We started focusing on this in earnest late summer and early fall. I can build more power plants. In the 12 years before us, not a single plant of major consequence was built.
- Gray Davis
(Keywords: Power, Plants, Summer, Years)

What you compose with is neither here nor there, you compose with words, or you compose with stone plants and trees, or you compose with events; the Sheriff's officer, or whatever.
- Ian Hamilton Finlay
(Keywords: Events, Plants, Trees, Words)

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn.
- B. C. Forbes
(Keywords: Autumn, Harvest, Plants, Spring)

So high do these plants stand in the favour of the Chinese gardener, that he will cultivate them extensively, even against the wishes of his employer; and, in many instances, rather leave his situation than give up the growth of his favourite flower.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Growth, Plants, Will, Wishes)

Sometimes, as is the case of peach and plum trees, which are often dwarfed, the plants are thrown into a flowering states, and then, as they flower freely year after year, they have little inclination to make vigorous growth.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Growth, Plants, states, Trees)

The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums, which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant.
- Robert Fortune
(Keywords: Importance, Plants, Trees)

My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants.
- Jim Fowler
(Keywords: Father, Being, Plants, Trees)

I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us.
- Jim Fowler
(Keywords: Animals, Plants, Talking)

Much education today is monumentally ineffective. All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner
(Keywords: Education, People, Flowers, Giving, Plants, Teaching, Today)

What I did not yet know so intensely was the hatred of the white American for the black, a hatred so deep that I wonder if every white man in this country, when he plants a tree, doesn't see Negroes hanging from its branches.
- Jean Genet
(Keywords: American, Country, Deep, Hatred, Man, Plants, Wonder)

Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three.
- Asa Gray
(Keywords: Animals, Being, Plants, Years)

The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not justified for their war effort. They wanted them for postwar use.
- W. Averell Harriman
(Keywords: War, Thought, Effort, Plants, Washington)

If you build up the soil with organic material, the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison
(Keywords: Plants, Will)

He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.
- Friedrich August von Hayek
(Keywords: Knowledge, Growth, Environment, Plants, Results, Will)

My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.
- Mitch Hedberg
(Keywords: Plants, Water)

As a matter of fact, an ordinary desert supports a much greater variety of plants than does either a forest or a prairie.
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Keywords: Fact, Plants, Variety)

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Keywords: People, Plants, Trees)

I could only speak in the smallest, most intimate circles about the real reasons which made me undertake the changeover of the plants for certain lines of production for I had to expect that many people would not understand me.
- Gustav Krupp
(Keywords: People, Plants, Production)

The problems in California have been that it's been very difficult to site and build new power plants.
- Kenneth Lay
(Keywords: Power, Plants, Problems)

The undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem.
- Dan Lipinski
(Keywords: Home, America, Animals, Plants, Variety, Wilderness)

Whatever life may really be, it is to us an abstraction: for the word is a generalised term to signify that which is common to all animals and plants, and which is not directly operative in the inorganic world.
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Keywords: Life, Animals, May, Plants, Word, World)

Gardeners instinctively know that flowers and plants are a continuum and that the wheel of garden history will always be coming full circle.
- Francis Cabot Lowell
(Keywords: History, Flowers, Garden, Plants, Will)

The chip comes from silicon foundries who have been running their plants for the past fifty years, understand mass manufacture, and are the area that is most likely to understand the volume increase problem.
- Mike Marsh
(Keywords: Past, Plants, Running, Years)

I know my corn plants intimately, and I find it a great pleasure to know them.
- Barbara McClintock
(Keywords: Plants, Pleasure)

Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced.
- Terence McKenna
(Keywords: Animals, Plants, Solution)

The value and utility of any experiment are determined by the fitness of the material to the purpose for which it is used, and thus in the case before us it cannot be immaterial what plants are subjected to experiment and in what manner such experiment is conducted.
- Gregor Mendel
(Keywords: Fitness, Purpose, Plants, Value)

I, in fact, have been involved in the construction of and the management of wastewater treatment plants.
- Jeff Miller
(Keywords: Management, Fact, Plants, Treatment)

Plants that wake when others sleep. Timid jasmine buds that keep their fragrance to themselves all day, but when the sunlight dies away let the delicious secret out to every breeze that roams about.
- Thomas Moore
(Keywords: Day, Plants, Sleep)

Reason clears and plants the wilderness of the imagination to harvest the wheat of art.
- Austin O'Malley
(Keywords: Art, Imagination, Harvest, Plants, Reason, Wilderness)

Every true man, sir, who is a little above the level of the beasts and plants does not live for the sake of living, without knowing how to live; but he lives so as to give a meaning and a value of his own to life.
- Luigi Pirandello
(Keywords: Life, Living, Man, Meaning, Plants, Value)

If nuclear power plants are safe, let the commerical insurance industry insure them. Until these most expert judges of risk are willing to gamble with their money, I'm not willing to gamble with the health and safety of my family.
- Donna Reed
(Keywords: Family, Health, Power, Money, Judges, Plants, Risk, Safety)

Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes, spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country.
- Marilyn vos Savant
(Keywords: Country, Insects, Plants, Spiders)

At present, I am mainly observing the physical motion of mountains, water, trees and flowers. One is everywhere reminded of similar movements in the human body, of similar impulses of joy and suffering in plants.
- Egon Schiele
(Keywords: Body, Flowers, Impulses, Joy, Mountains, Plants, Present, Suffering, Trees, Water)

To smile at the jest which plants a thorn in another's breast is to become a principal in the mischief.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan
(Keywords: Jest, Plants, Smile)

A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
- Alexander Smith
(Keywords: Man, Plants, Posterity)

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius
(Keywords: Plants, Trees)

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen
(Keywords: Light, Plants, Trees)



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