Harvest quotes

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People and harvest

What can the harvest hope for, if not for the care of the Reaper Man? (Terry Pratchett)

For I have had too much Of apple-picking:I am overtired Of the great harvest I myself desired. (Robert Frost)

The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character.Sow a character and you reap a destiny. (James Allen)

You plant, then you cultivate, and finally you harvest. Plant, cultivate, harvest. In today’s world, everyone wants to go directly from plant to harvest. (Jeff Olson)

We must give more in order to get more. It is the generous giving of ourselves that produces the generous harvest. (Orison Swett Marden)

Woman is the land that gives hope for all harvests. (Roger Bésus)

He who chases eternity reaps solitude. (Muriel Barbery)

There is nothing we should be more careful about than the growth of that weed called arrogance that spoils every good harvest in us. (Friedrich Nietzsche)

He who spends too long regretting his ruined crop will be neglect to plant next year’s harvest. (François Lelord)

The traces that the memory of our misfortunes imprints on the field of life are like the furrows dug by the hand of the plowman in a cultivated field. Without these there will be no rich harvests; without these there will be no abundant harvest for the experience. (Félix Bogaerts)

Picking roses is always a risk. But whoever is afraid of thorns will harvest tomatoes all his life. (Peter Hohl)

Life and harvest

Harvest life like a ripe ear of fruit. (Euripides)

One begins to see more and more clearly: life is only a time of sowing, and the harvest is not here. (Vincent van Gogh)

The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. (Henry David Thoreau)

The real harvest of life is the outworking of the internal. If there’s nothing in there, there’s nothing to work out. (T.D. Jakes)

Care less for your harvest than for how it is shared and your life will have meaning and your heart will have peace. (Kent Nerburn)

Each part of life has its own pleasures. Each has its own abundant harvest, to be garnered in season. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

What we could not fathom doing when we were young, we find great joy in when we are old. Like the seasons through which we move, life itself is a never-ending series of harvests, a different fruit for every time. (Joan D. Chittister)

The secret of life is to let every segment of it produce its own yield at its own pace. Every period has something new to teach us. The harvest of youth is achievement; the harvest of middle-age is perspective; the harvest of age is wisdom; the harvest of life is serenity. (Joan D. Chittister)

Repentance and yearning, and yearning and repentance: this is the total harvest of life. (Khurram Murad)

Love and harvest

We only reap the feelings we sow. (Charles Aznavour)

It is with love like with plants: whoever wants to harvest love must sow love. (Jeremiah Gotthelf)

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year. It brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. (Billy Graham)

There is no harvest for the heart alone. The seed of love must be eternally re-sown. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

Whether it’s the earth or the heart, it’s when we love each other that we reap. (Claude Frisoni)

We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond. (Gwendolyn Brooks)

Peace is the harvest of love as war is the fruit of hate. (Joan Walsh Anglund)

What bliss, what ecstasy! how freely all the sensitive chords of my heart could have relaxed without being constantly obliged to contract and close under coarse handling! What a charming harvest of invisible flowers that will never open, whose mysterious fragrance would have filled the fraternal union of our hearts with sweet perfume! (Théophile Gautier)

Autumn and harvest

Autumn ripened the orchards. (François-René de Chateaubriand)

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. (Walt Whitman)

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. (Samuel Butler)

Autumn is the bite of the harvest apple. (Christina Petrowsky)

Pears have to be shaken in the fall. (Ovid)

Autumn brings the harvest. There’s a race to gather the final fruits of the year’s labor, and then to dry, preserve, and store them for winter. (Because most of us no longer homestead, this autumnal hoarding impulse often expresses itself as frenzied holiday shopping.) (Jill McKeever)

Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies. (Sharon Kay Penman)

All-cheering Plenty, with her flowing horn,
Led yellow Autumn, wreath’d with nodding corn. (Robert Burns)

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Farmer and harvest

It is only the farmer who faithfully plants seeds in the Spring, who reaps a harvest in the Autumn. (B.C. Forbes)

Our deep respect for the land and its harvest is the legacy of generations of farmers who put food on our tables, preserved our landscape, and inspired us with a powerful work ethic. (James H. Douglas, Jr.)

I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do. (Miguel Indurain)

As for the drill in spring-time, it is ancient indeed, and ancients follow it—aged men stepping after over the clods, and watching it as if it were a living thing, that the grains may fall each in its appointed place. Their faces, their gait, nay, the very planting of their heavy shoes’ stamp on the earth, are full of the importance of this matter. On this the year depends, and the harvest, and all our lives, that the sowing be accomplished in good order, as is meet. (Richard Jefferies)

The day of fortune is like a harvest day,
We must be busy when the corn is ripe. (Torquato Tasso)

Vegetable garden and harvest

There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown. (Alice B. Toklas)

I know the pleasure of pulling up root vegetables. They are solvable mysteries. (Novella Carpenter)

The first gatherings of the garden in May of salads, radishes and herbs made me feel like a mother about her baby – how could anything so beautiful be mine. And this emotion of wonder filled me for each vegetable as it was gathered every year. There is nothing that is comparable to it, as satisfactory or as thrilling, as gathering the vegetables one has grown. (Alice B. Toklas)

Digging potatoes is always an adventure, somewhat akin to fishing. There is forever the possibility that the next cast – or the next thrust of the digging fork – will turn up a clunker. (Jerome Belanger)

The abundance of everything around was so great, that.. over-ripe fruit strewed the ground unheeded, while peas and beanstalks, still loaded, were blackening and yellowing in the sun; and vegetables running on all sides to waste. (Anne Marsh)

Quotes about vegetable garden

Success and harvest

Do not measure success by today’s harvest. Measure success by the seeds you plant today. (Robert Louis Stevenson)

Success each day should be judged by the seeds sown, not the harvest reaped. (John C. Maxwell)

Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven’t planted. (David Bly)

You have to know how to reap the fruits of your defeats. (Otto Stoessl)

The rain may or may not fall, but one thing is certain: you will get a harvest only if you planted something in the field. It’s important to do everything in our power to ensure our success, but we also need to let the universe take its course. (Melody Beattie)

Orchard and harvest

When I walk in the orchard, I already see it as a jam. (Stanislaw Jerzy Lec)

Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard. (Walt Whitman)

In an orchard there should be enough to eat, enough to lay up, enough to be stolen, and enough to rot on the ground. (James Boswell)

There were many fine orchards and gardens on every side, but ripe fruits and berries were very scarce. (Walter Aimwell)

Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers today;
And give us not to think so far away
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here
All simply in the springing of the year. (Robert Frost)

Quotes about orchard

Nature and harvest

The grasshoppers sang, the wind swept through the grass and swung the harebells, the “drowsy hum” of the threshing engine rose up from the plain; the low slumberous melody of harvest time floated in the air. (Richard Jefferies)

The rain that falls on the soil may well awaken germs, but golden grain and harvest blessings only ripen in the sunlight. (Theodor Fontane)

Listening cloud over the forest. How we have learned to love her since we know how miraculously she comes as waking rain to the dreaming harvests. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

O Earth, that hast no voice, confide to me a voice! O harvest of my lands!O boundless summer growths! (Walt Whitman)

Quotes about nature

Gardening and harvest

Don’t worry about the harvest, just worry about cultivating the fields properly. (Confucius)

Whoever manages to grow two stalks where previously only one grew is taller than the greatest general. (Frederick II the Great)

There is a continuity about the garden and an order of succession in the garden year which is deeply pleasing, and in one sense there are no breaks or divisions – seed time flows on to flowering time and harvest time; no sooner is one thing dying than another is coming to life. (Susan Hill)

There are two harvests in Bengal, one in April, the other in October: the first, which is called the small harvest, is formed by small grains; the second, designated as the great harvest, consists solely of rice. (Guillaume Thomas Raynal)

Quotes about gardening

Rich and harvest

It’s ironic that those who till the soil, cultivate and harvest the fruits, vegetables, and other foods that fill your tables with abundance have nothing left for themselves. (Cesar Chavez)

Don’t envy the harvest of the rich. Envy their planting. (Bo Sanchez)

Because the billionaire has not reaped without difficulty, he imagines that he has sown. (Jean Jaurès)

Anyone who struggles in the sole hope of material goods, in fact, reaps nothing worth living for. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

Sowing and harvest

I say to you: Make perfect your will. I say: take no thought of the harvest, But only of proper sowing. (T.S. Eliot)

It takes less trouble and labor to sow than to harvest. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

You just sow, you reap over time. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

It is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. (Albert Schweitzer)

Old age and harvest

The harvest of old age is the recollection and abundance of blessing previously secured. (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

For aging is an art. The years between its first intimations and the time of the ultimate letting go of all earthly things can-if the readiness and resolve are there-be the real harvest of our lives. (Sherwin B. Nuland)

Privilege of middle age. We harvest. Whereas before, we sowed. (Ferdinando Camon)

Soil and harvest

Earth is here so kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. (Douglas William Jerrold)

Rest. Well-rested soil produces a superb harvest. (Ovid)

Our tendency is to be interested in something that is growing in the garden, not in the bare soil itself. But if you want to have a good harvest, the most important thing is to make the soil rich and cultivate it well. (Shunryu Suzuki)

Winter and harvest

The frost which kills the harvest of a year saves the harvest of a century, by destroying the weevil or the locust. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Snowy winter, a plentiful harvest. (Benjamin Franklin)

On cold December fragrant chaplets blow, And heavy harvests nod beneath the snow. (Alexander Pope)

Quotes about winter

Seeds and harvest

Nature herself does not distinguish between what seed it receives. It grows whatever seed is planted; this is the way life works. Be mindful of the seeds you plant today, as they will become the crop you harvest. (Mary Morrissey)

Your thoughts are seeds, and the harvest you reap will depend on the seeds you plant. (Rhonda Byrne)

Summer and harvest

Summer is the epitome of maturing and thriving. But as in life, the harvest and death are approaching. (Oskar Stock)

Hourly the year grew drier and sultry, as the time of wheat-harvest approached. Sap of spring had dried away; dry stalk of high summer remained, browned with heat. (Richard Jefferies)

Quotes about summer

Art and harvest

In this world, my dear, no one has a richer harvest than the dramatic writer. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Good writings are like good harvests. (Kurt Haberstich)

Death and harvest

The field of doom bears death as its harvest. (Aeschylus)

Autumn is the harvest of greedy death. (Juvenal)


The government sows civil servants and the taxpayer reaps taxes. (Georges Clemenceau)

Every day is a harvest day for the spirit. (Friedrich Rückert)

As soon as the harvest of an experience has been successfully harvested, the field is plowed again by fate. (Johann Nepomuk Nestroy)

My heart is up to my neck in yellow harvest light, like land ready to be cut under summer skies. (Ernst Stadler)

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