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Quotes of the Day for 7 March 2003 – Seeds

Luther Burbank was born at Lancaster, Massachusetts on this day in 1849. He was raised on a farm, went no further than elementary school, but bought his own 17-acre farm when he was 21. There he started developing new varieties of plants, over 800 of them, including 113 varieties of plums and prunes, 10 varieties of berries, 50 varieties of lilies, and the Freestone peach. His eponymous potato was designed to resist the blight that Ireland, he sold all rights to it for $150 so he could afford to move to Santa Rosa, California where he established his nursery and experimental farm. I lack the time and discipline to grow plants, but I am impressed by those who do. For those of you with a green thumb, thanks for the food and here are some quotes on Seeds.

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The quotes:

To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds, and watch the renewal of life - this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.
     - Charles Dudley Warner

Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed.
     - Dr. Robert H. Schuller

If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
     - Joyce Chapman

In the depths of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
     - Kahlil Gibran, 1883 - 1931

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
     - Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850 - 1894

Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
     - Vilfredo Pareto

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