Quotes - Sage herb

Sage herb quotes by topic: Medicine and sage, Food and sage, Gardening and sage, Flowers and sage, Sage features, Smell and sage, People and sage, Burning sage, Poverty and sage, Wildflowers and sage, Forest and sage, Age and sage, Sage cheese, Bloom and sage, Desert and sage, River and sage.

Medicine and sage

Sage cures Everything!!! (Nicholas Culpepper)

If one consults enough herbals…every sickness known to humanity will be listed as being cured by sage. (Varro Taylor)

La sauge est une plante riche en hormones végétales et sans doute la meilleure pour réguler la transpiration. (Sophie Lacoste)

The red sage, mixed with honey and vinegar, is used for a gargle in sore throats. (William Salisbury)

The only herb in the cooking of thrushes, sage had its little bush in the garden. It left the culinary domain to enter the domestic pharmacopoeia – in the same way as many aromatic plants. (Jean Clerc)

Why should a man die in whose garden grows sage?
Against the power of death there is not medicine in our gardens
But Sage calms the nerves, takes away hand
Tremors, and helps cure fever.
Sage, castoreum, lavender, primrose,
Nasturtium, and athanasia cure paralytic parts of the body.
O sage the savior, of nature the conciliator! (Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum)

There in the very front glows sage, sweetly scented,
It deserves to grow green for ever, enjoying perpetual youth;
For it is rich in virtue and good to mix in a potion,
Of proven use for many a human ailment. (Walahfrid Strabo)

Food and sage

The Romans brought with them spices such as ginger, pepper and cinnamon, and herbs including borage, chervil, dill, fennel, lovage, sage and thyme, all of which have remained staples of the British kitchen. (Monty Don)

I think I’m obsessed with food. Maybe that’s why I’m making the transition to organic products – they just feel yummy. I like vanilla scents. I like mint. I like sage. (Phillipa Soo)

Another way I like to barbecue king salmon is as a whole fish stuffed, literally to the gills, with sweet onions, sliced lemons, and summer sage. (Tom Douglas)

Placed by aunt Agathe on the uncle’s plate, half a sausage, from which a yellow broth spurts, smokes, smelling of sage and wood fire (Joseph Malègue)

Rice and peas fit into that category of dishes where two ordinary foods, combined together, ignite a pleasure far beyond the capacity of either of its parts alone. Like rhubarb and strawberries, apple pie and cheese, roast pork and sage, the two tastes and textures meld together into the sort of subtle transcendental oneness that we once fantasized would be our experience when we finally found the ideal mate. (John Thorne)

Gardening and sage

Salvia, or scarlet sage, looks well in wide borders, or near the underpinning of the house. (Ellen Eddy Shaw)

The Red Sage of gardens is a near relative of the Blue Sage, which well deserves cultivation also. (Edith S. Clements)

The sweeping lawns and gardens of the Estates were bright with scarlet sage, dahlias and early autumn flowers. (Josephine Chase)

It is in the kitchen garden of the farm that she takes me. Crumpled sorrel, sage, leek green incense our steps. (Colette)

Quotes about gardening

Flowers and sage

Bright carnation flowers and raspberry panicles of sage smile redly towards the dawn, the thick smell of narcissus floats in the fresh air of the morning, mixing with the salty breath of the sea. (Maxim Gorky)

Here verbena in bloom… there, three sprigs of sage picked at midnight from the cemetery of those who died by the sword. (Charles Nodier)

The daffodil in spring, the autumn in chrysanthemum,
The rose of always, the pale tuberose,
The sage in full summer, the hellebore in winter. (Louise de Vilmorin)

Quotes about flowers

Sage features

Sage is cleansing and sacred. (Pink)

Sage is considered the queen of aromatic herbs. (Noémie Vialard)

Fern pagodas. Away –
anise, like a collapsed column,
sage minaret at the moment of inclination –
herbal copy of Babylon,
green version of ThirdRome-sk! (Joseph Brodsky)

Smell and sage

And most agreeable on the cool morning air was a faint breath of California sage. (Gene Stratton-Porter)

I know sage, wormwood, and hyssop, but I can’t smell character unless it stinks. (Edward Dahlberg)

I could smell pinion trees, wet sage, woodsmoke, cattle in the pastures, and creek water that had melted from snow. I could smell the way the country probably was when it was only a dream in the mind of God. (James Lee Burke)

People and sage

The transparent water of your memory caressed the wet sage and moss. (Robert Goffin)

Above all, I seek to bring life to my poems, to give them a smell of white bread, a scent of lilac, the freshness of a sage stem. (Rene-Guy Cadou)

Sprinkling drops of lavender and clary-sage oil into a bath is a totally simple yet complex pleasure. (Isabel Gillies)

Burning sage

There was a toad of amazing size under this sage bush, from whose poisonous breath it was believed that this sage became poisonous. Since no one dared to approach this toad, they laid a high pile of brushwood on it and burned it along with sage. (Giovanni Boccaccio)

Burning sage changes the energy for the home, so if you’ve had an argument or some form of stress, it removes negative energies. (Karen Rose)

Poverty and sage

There is sage, the flower of the poor. Ask him for shelter – perhaps he will not refuse you. (Alexander Amfiteatrov)

Cultivate poverty like a garden herb, like sage. Do not trouble yourself much to get new things, whether clothes or friends. Turn the old; return to them. Things do not change; we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. God will see that you do not want society. (Henry David Thoreau)

Wildflowers and sage

The rough bushes of the wild sage were growing everywhere, its dull pale green overspreading hill and hollow. (Francis Parkman)

Those green irises were like gentle pools of brilliant meadows of sage and green-envy coneflowers swaying in a warm breeze. (Christine Zolendz)

Quotes about wildflowers

Forest and sage

A patch of fallen leaves glowed in a pool of golden sun, and the dim forest air smelled sweet, of young lilac, invisible sage. (Aspen Matis)

Against a background of gray sage the gold and red and purple aspen groves showed too much like exquisite paintings to seem real. (Zane Grey)

Quotes about forest

Age and sage

We are happier in many ways when we are old than when we were young. The young sow wild oats. The old grow sage. (Winston Churchill)

The gardener’s rule applies to youth and age: When young ‘sow wild oats’; but when old, grow sage. (Henry James Byron)

Sage cheese

Sage cheese is another modified form of the Cheddar variety. (Bob Brown)

In my childhood home, we always had Sage cheese with other cheeses; it was believed to be an aid in digestion. (Alice Morse Earle)

Bloom and sage

The leaves on the new shoots are two-ranked, soft and pale sage green in colour. (Julia Ellen Rogers)

In the well-kept gardens across the way, scarlet sage and cosmos, asters and dahlias made riots of color. (Ralph Henry Barbour)

Quotes about bloom

Desert and sage

The vast sage desert undulates with almost imperceptible tides like the oceans. (Frank Waters)

The desert floor appeared clean and damp, with fresh gray sage and shining bunches of cedar. (Zane Grey)

River and sage

A river of red sages wound limply along the path, between banks of asters … (Colette)

Here there is considerable grass along the creek and very good water but no wood except wild sage. (William Clayton)

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