(Van Chaplin, The Progressive Farmer Archives)

Cornerstones highlights thought-provoking quotes from notable folks.

A flower blossoms for its own joy.
Oscar Wilde

Flowers don't worry about how they're going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.
Jim Carrey

The beautiful spring came, and when nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.
Harriet Ann Jacobs

If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.
Victor Hugo

But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.
Matthew 13:23 (KJV)

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
Robin Williams

I suppose the best kind of spring morning is the best weather God has to offer.
Dodie Smith

Always it's spring and everyone's in love and flowers pick themselves.
e.e. cummings

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood

It's a spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want to -- oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!
Mark Twain

No matter how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.
Sheryl Crow

If winter comes, can spring be far behind?
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.
Lilly Pulitzer

Spring is the time of plans and projects.
Leo Tolstoy

Spring shows what God can do with a drab and dirty world.
Virgil A. Kraft

Spring work is going on with joyful enthusiasm.
John Muir

For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Isaiah 61:11 (KJV)

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
Anne Bradstreet

Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own.
Charles Dickens

Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring? Continue to allow humor to lighten the burden of your tender heart.
Neltje Blanchan

Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.
Luther Burbank

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.
Lewis Grizzard


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