Saturday, 31 October 2009

Words empty as the wind....

Words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.

Friday, 30 October 2009

Never take anything for granted

Never take anything for granted.
Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Even if something is left undone ...

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time
to sit still and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Youth cannot know ...

Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if
they forget what it feels like to be young.
J.K. Rowling

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The trees that are slow to grow ...

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Failure will never overtake me...

Failure will never overtake me if my determination is strong enough.
Og Mandino

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Flying may not be all plain sailing...

Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
Amelia Earhart

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Life is like a landscape

Life is like a landscape. You live in the midst of it, but can describe it
only from the vantage point of distance.
Charles Lindbergh

Friday, 23 October 2009

It is not only fine feathers...

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

Thursday, 22 October 2009


Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Be like the sun and meadow ...

Be like the sun and meadow, which are not in the least concerned
about the coming winter.
George Bernard Shaw

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Green fingers ...

Green fingers are the extension of a verdant heart.
Russell Page

Monday, 19 October 2009

In all things of nature ...

In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

No two gardens are the same

No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden.
Hugh Johnson

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Chance is always powerful

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast;
in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.

Friday, 16 October 2009

The secret of happiness ...

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Carl Sandburg

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Losing an illusion ...

Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding the truth.
Ludwig Borne

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Things are only impossible ...

Things are only impossible until they're not.
Jean-Luc Picard

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The bird of paradise

The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.
John Berry

Monday, 12 October 2009

Climate change

Ignoring climate change will be the most costly of all possible
choices for us and for our children.
Peter Ewins

Sunday, 11 October 2009

If you have a garden...

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Autumn arrives in the early morning...

Autumn arrives in the early morning, but spring at the close
of a winter day.
Elizabeth Bowen

Friday, 9 October 2009

Real freedom lies in wildness ....

Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilisation.
Charles Lindbergh

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Defer not till tomorrow...

Defer not till tomorrow to be wise; tomorrow's sun to thee may never rise.
William Congreve

Wednesday, 7 October 2009


Many human beings say they enjoy the winter, but what they really
enjoy is feeling proof against it.
Richard Adams

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Keep in the sunlight ....

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin

Monday, 5 October 2009

On days when the sun is grey...

On days when the sky is grey, the sun has not disappeared for ever.
Arnaud Desjardins

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Fire is the test of gold ....

Fire is the test of gold; adversity, of strong men.
Martha Graham

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Love is a fruit ...

Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.
Mother Theresa

Friday, 2 October 2009

A camel ...

A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
Sir Alec Issigonis

Thursday, 1 October 2009


Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them.
David Hume