Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank

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Author Profession: US botanist
Born: March 07, 1849
Died: April 11, 1926
Birth Sign: Pisces

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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed.

If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.

I see humanity now as one vast plant, needing for its highest fulfillment only love, the natural blessings of the great outdoors, and intelligent crossing and selection.

For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.

Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature.

We must return to nature and nature's god.

In the span of my own lifetime I observed such wondrous progress in plant evolution that I look forward optimistically to a healthy, happy world as soon as its children are taught the principles of simple and rational living.

The scientist is a lover of truth for the very love of truth itself, wherever it may lead.

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love.

It is well for people who think to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean. For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while.

Less than fifteen per cent of the people do any original thinking on any subject. The greatest torture in the world for most people is to think.

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

The only movie I can watch on a loop, over and over, is 'Help', the Beatles movie. It's so funny and irreverent and great. Emma Stone

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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