Luther Burbank Quotes

Most popular Luther Burbank Quotes

Life is heredity plus environment.

life

Ignorance is the only unpardonable sin.

ignorance

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.

heredity

Those who are making history seldom have time to record it.

history

Most people's religion is what they want to believe, not what they do believe.
— Luther Burbank

religion

Self-reliance and self-respect are about as valuable commodities as we can carry in our pack through life.
— Luther Burbank
Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.
— Luther Burbank

flowers

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more hopeful; they are sunshine, food, and medicine to the soul.

flowers

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weeds.
— Luther Burbank
Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibit. If you violate her laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
— Luther Burbank

environment

Nature's laws affirm instead of prohibiting. If you violate her laws, you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
— Luther Burbank
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.

mankind

About the most interesting thing in the world, from the standpoint of animal economy—which of course includes human economy—is the wonderful laboratory or factory of the plant.
To the gardener who goes about his task with the right spirit must every plant appear as the most wonderful of laboratories in which miracles of transformation, outmatching the utmost feats of the most skillful conjurer, are being performed every hour.
Do not be cross with the child; you cannot afford it. If you are cultivating a plant, developing it into something finer and nobler, you must love it, not hate it; be gentle with it, not abusive; be firm, never harsh. I give the plants upon which I am at work...the best possible environment.

parenting

Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water-bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud-turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb, brooks to wade in, water-lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hay-fields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of his education.

nature parenting