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Luther Burbank
March 7, 1849 - April 11, 1926
Nationality: American
Category: Environmentalist
Subcategory: American Environmentalist

Heredity is nothing but stored environment.


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


We must return to nature and nature's god.


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.


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