Some simple little quotes that I like….
“We live in a vastly complex society which has been able to provide us with a multitude of material things, and this is good, but people are beginning to suspect that we have paid a high spiritual price for our plenty” Gibbons wrote – in 1962 in Stalking the Wild Asparagus
“from my moral point of view—the vegetarian downgrades the life of plants by stating that it’s OK to eat them but not animals. Plants are alive too.” Gibbons in a Ploughboy Interview for Mother Earth News in 1972
Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.
Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self needs strength.
He who knows he has enough is rich.
Perseverance is a sign of will power.
He who stays where he is endures.
To die but not to perish is to be eternally present.
Tao Te Ching
All the plants that grow beside the stream
Have surely grown from angels’ lips;
Tread roughly on no plant
For it has sprung out of the dust of the tulip-cheeked
The Ruba’iyat of Omar Khayam
“Bless your hearth, bless your home, every rafter, every stone. Each room and floor, each stair and door, the bed the sink, the food and drink. Bless the windows, bless the stove, bless each heart there filled with love.”
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. ~ Eden Phillpots
“Herbs do comfort the
wearied braine with fragrant
smells which yield a certain
kinde of nourishment.”-William Coles, 1656
“We are supposed to forgive everyone; everyone includes ourselves.” Denis Waitley
“A society of people who are responsible for their own health and able to gather or grow their own medicines is a hard society to rule.” –from This is Archo-Medicine
The difference between an herb and a weed is judgment. – Old Gardner’s saying
A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
– Doug Larson
“The real secret of magic is that the world is made of words. And that if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish. ” -T.M.
Women are angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we continue to fly…on a broomstick. We’re flexible that way.