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Quotes of the Day for 2 August 2003 – Grass

This spring I let the grass in my yard get completely out of control; the alternation of sun and rain makes it hard to keep up when there is real work to be done. There were some clumps in the back that, I kid you not, were so tall that I could not reach the top. So I've been playing catch-up with mower, weed-whacker, and many trips of the wheel barrow. Since it's on my mind, today's theme is Grass.

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The quotes:

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.
     - Eleonora Duse

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
     - Henry Miller, 1891 - 1980

In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.
     - Rabindranath Tagore, 1861 - 1941

The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe.
     - Russian proverb

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
     - Sir John Lubbock

If the grass is greener in the other fellow's yard - let him worry about cutting it.
     - Fred Allen, 1894 - 1956


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