Life is bristling with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to cultivate one’s garden.
Letter to Pierre-Joseph Luneau de Boisjermain (October 21, 1769)
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It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose, and the eyes will take care of themselves.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.
Gardens are not made by singing: – “Oh, how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
November 21, 1694 - May 30, 1778