Liberty Bailey Quotes

20 Liberty Bailey quotes:

"Even though the college man raises no more wheat than his neighbor, he will have more satisfaction raising it. He will know why he turns the clod; he will challenge the worm that burrows in the furrow; his eyes will follow the field mouse that scuds under the grass; he will see the wild fowl winging its way across the heaven. All these things will add to the meaning of life and they are his."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: College Quotes
"The name of the subject is not fundamentally important. All subjects may be made the means of developing a man. What we call "culture" is not the result of a line of study, so much as the result of association with educated and sensitive persons. A well educated mind has a broad outlook. It develops beyond the specialist to the philosopher... We are learning that no subjects are unclean."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: Man Quotes
"A garden requires patient labor and attention. Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions or to fulfill good intentions. They thrive because someone expended effort on them."
"Anyone who acquires more than the usual amount of knowledge concerning a subject is bound to leave it as his contribution to the knowledge of the world."
"We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain."
"Is there any progress in horticulture? If not, it is dead, uninspiring. We cannot live in the past, good as it is; we must draw our inspiration from the future."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"When the traveler goes alone he gets acquainted with himself."
"There are two essential epochs in any enterprise - to begin, and to get done."
"We are now devoting ourselves to science. I am afraid some of us feel that science will give us final solutions - better bases for philosophy, an ideal groundwork for satisfactions, for enjoyment. But it is doubtful whether the mind of man can ever understand the universe. For every puzzle that we uncover and solve, two more appear that were hidden."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: Science Quotes
"Every decade needs its own manual of handicraft."
"One’s happiness depends less on what he knows than on what he feels."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Give the children an opportunity to make garden. Let them grow what they will. It matters less that they grow good plants than that they try for themselves."
"There is no excellence without labor. One cannot dream oneself into either usefulness or happiness."
"No beast has ever conquered the earth; and the natural world has never been conquered by muscular force."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: American Scientist Quotes Earth Quotes
"Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities."
"The sense of conquest is in it. Not often is a collector able to obtain complete material in one assault. The plant may be at the moment sterile, or only in fruit or flower... but this lack has the advantage of stimulating the collector to go back in another season or year to complete the work."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: Conquest Quotes
"Fact is not to be worshipped. The life which is devoid of imagination is dead; it is tied to the earth. There need be no divorce of fact and fancy; they are only the poles of experience. What is called the scientific method is only imagination set within bounds. Facts are bridged by imagination. They are tied together by the thread of speculation. The very essence of science is to reason from the known to the unknown."
Author: Bailey Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"A person cannot love a plant after he has pruned it, then he has either done a poor job or is devoid of emotion."
"My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon."
"I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult."

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