Luther Burbank Quotes

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Life is heredity plus environment.


Ignorance is the only unpardonable sin.


Heredity is nothing but stored environment.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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.

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