Best Quotes by Luther Burbank (Top 10)

  1. Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
  2. Every child should have mud pies, grasshoppers, water bugs, tadpoles, frogs, mud turtles, elderberries, wild strawberries, acorns, chestnuts, trees to climb. Brooks to wade, water lilies, woodchucks, bats, bees, butterflies, various animals to pet, hayfields, pine-cones, rocks to roll, sand, snakes, huckleberries and hornets; and any child who has been deprived of these has been deprived of the best part of education.
  3. Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature.
  4. If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman.
  5. Heredity is nothing but stored environment.
  6. Those who would legislate against the teaching of evolution should also legislate against gravity, electricity and the unreasonable velocity of light, and also should introduce a clause to prevent the use of the telescope, the microscope and the spectroscope or any other instrument of precision which may in the future be invented, constructed or used for the discovery of truth.
  7. 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.
  8. The scientist is a lover of truth for the very love of truth itself, wherever it may lead.
  9. It is well for people who think, to change their minds occasionally in order to keep them clean.
  10. 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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