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Four-leaf clover

The shamrock is a religious symbol. St. Patrick said the leaves represented the trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That’s why four leaf clovers are so lucky, you get a bonus Jesus. (Stephen Colbert)

If you work, if you wait, you will find the place where the four-leaf clovers grow. (Ella Higginson)

I’m feeling lucky like a four-leaf clover. (Jennifer Lopez)

Mass breeding of four-leaf clover certainly brings benefits. (Stanisław Jerzy Lec)

I will surely find four – leaf clovers in this grove. Hold? In fact, a four- leaf clover, it’s a five- toed foot! (René Goscinny)

Ilse and I hunted all over the old orchard to-day for a four-leaved clover and couldn’t find one. Then I found one in a clump of clover by the dairy steps to-night when I was straining the milk and never thinking of clovers. Cousin Jimmy says that is the way luck always comes, and it is no use to look for it. (L.M. Montgomery)

Oh, four leaf clover, ha! ha! ha!
I think a little fraud you are,
But whether false or whether true,
It’s only fun to hunt for you. (Mary D. Brine)

Superstitions and clovers

Story collectors tend to be superstitious. Knock on wood, black cats, four leaf clovers… that sort of thing. After all, superstitions are the little stories we tell ourselves to make sense of our chaotic world. (Kristin O’Donnell Tubb)

If you overvalue the uncommon, you spoil the uncommon and it begins to think of itself as something very precious! Don’t forget, a three-leaf clover is as valuable as the five-leaf-clover! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

I once laughed at fortune-telling and I wear a five-leaf clover on my left shoulder. It may happen to me along the way that I fall into a precipice or be chased by stones, but each time, I beg you to believe, this is only a reality. (André Breton)

I make the fiery [wisps] run over the marshes and rivers to drown the travelers, I excite the fairies to dance in the light of the moon, I push the players to look for the four-leaf clover under the gallows. (Cyrano de Bergerac)

I’ll toss my coins in the fountain,
Look for clovers in grassy lawns
Search for shooting stars in the night
Cross my fingers and dream on. (Tracy Chapman)

Good luck and clovers

She was looking for the four-leaf clover, which is very rare and which brings good luck to those who can get their hands on it. (George Sand)

For a four- leaf clover, luck is when no one finds it. (Sylvain Tesson)

Finding a four-leaf clover is good luck. What else is there to do? (Erhard Blanck)

Me, when I find a 5-leaf clover I tear off a leaf… and it seems that it brings good luck. (Philippe Geluck)

Every leaf of clover brings good luck! At least the ruminant stomach. (Martin Gerhard Reisenberg)

Women and clovers

Her lawn looks like a meadow, And if she mows the place She leaves the clover standing And the Queen Anne’s Lace. (Edna St. Vincent Millay)

A little icy cloverleaf managed to give me warmth for a whole day because it touched me. (Sonja Recknagel)

One June evening, when the orchards were pink-blossomed again, when the frogs were singing silverly sweet in the marshes about the head of the Lake of Shining Waters, and the air was full of the savor of clover fields and balsamic fir woods, Anne was sitting by her gable window. (Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Her Voice was like a portrait of her soul
Wild as a fire, sharp as a shattered glass
Sweet and clean as clover. (Patrick Rothfuss)

Flowers and clovers

How many times… have I enjoyed seeing the golden sweet clover, the purple clovers and the green grasses forming undulations like waves! (Bernardin de Saint-Pierre)

The mimosa is like the four-leaf clover, you don’t have to look long to see that there isn’t one. (Denis Guedj)

There’s no dew left on the daisies and clover; there’s no rain left in heaven. (Jean Ingelow)

Along the edges of the clearings and under their feet, and around the fir trees, clover caps were red in the thick grass, night blindness was blinking, the corollas of small forest daisies were peeking out, and the petals of abundant strawberries were whitening… (Pyotr Boborykin)

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Farming and clovers

In March, you sow clover in your wheat. The following year, you have fodder. (Henri Pourrat)

Straw mulch, a ground cover of white clover interplanted with the crops, and temporary flooding all provide effective weed control in my fields. (Masanobu Fukuoka)

Joking “clover”, as a rabbit would say in a patch of alfalfa… (Fernand Raynaud)

The lands that bring with them non-ordinary goodness are those that, when not cultivated, produce Ebuli, Rumini, Gramigna… & others similar herbs, which are cheerful, green, thick, and fat, and well nourished. & the greatest indication of goodness is that they produce the cheerful, green, and thick Clover. (Alessandro Capra)

People and clovers

At home the great delight is to see the clover and grass now growing on places that were bare when we came. These small healings of the ground are my model accomplishment-everything else I do must aspire to that.. (Wendell Berry)

The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers. (Walter Chrysler)

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: a hard to find and lucky to have. (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Bread! shouts Mr. Malone, whose tone and accent sufficiently indicate that he was born in the land of clover and potatoes. (Charlotte Brontë)

Bees and clovers

His Labor is a Chant – His Idleness -a Tune – Oh, for a Bee’s experience Of Clovers, and of Noon! (Emily Dickinson)

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. (Emily Dickinson)

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me. (James Russell Lowell)

On the day the world ends A bee circles a clover, A fisherman mends a glimmering net. (Czeslaw Milosz)

Love and clovers

Now I believe that lovers should be draped in flowers and laid entwined together on a bed of clover and left there to sleep, left there to dream of their happiness. (Conor Oberst)

Love is as bitter as the dregs of sin, As sweet as clover-honey in its cell; Love is the password whereby souls get in To Heaven — the gate that leads, sometimes, to Hell. (Ella Wheeler Wilcox)

The wind is awake, pretty leave, pretty leaves, Heed not what he says, he deceives, he deceives; Over and over To the lowly clover He has lisped the same love (and forgotten it, too). He will be lisping and pledging to you. (John Vance Cheney)

Bloom and clovers

Our meadows taste like honey,
our fields are full of rye –
the scarlet clover
is beautiful when it blooms.
And a horse drinking at the ford. (Józef Andrzej Frasik)

Now the white clover grasses are blooming at home. the wind plays with the scent of a flower – silent sorrows sing secretly around me. (Ernst Enno)

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Livestock and clovers

Over there, at the top of an undulation, in rows like soldiers, an endless line of cows … chew the cud and graze on a clover as vast as a lake. (Guy de Maupassant)

No one knows better than him how to treat a horse, to deflate the beast stuffed with fresh clover with a stroke of the trocar. (Georges Bernanos)

Honey and clovers

The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him is aristocracy. (Emily Dickinson)

The sweetness of life lies in usefulness, like honey deep in the heart of a clover bloom. (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

Smell and clovers

What airs outblown from ferny dells And clover-bloom and sweet brier smells. (John Greenleaf Whittier)

In the smell of clover and blooming rye, I walked along the slope. (Vikenty Veresaev)

Life and clovers

What a miserable thing life is: you’re in clover; only the clover isn’t good enough. (Bertolt Brecht)

Even if I had a whole garden, a whole meadow of four-leaf clovers, I wouldn’t be any luckier than having one with just one leaf… When it doesn’t want, it doesn’t want… (Descrea)

Ability to count and clovers

If a man who can’t count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky? (Stanislaw Lem)

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he entitled to happiness? (Stanisław Jerzy Lec)

 

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