Luther Burbank

Luther Burbank
Luther Burbank
  • Born: March 7, 1849
  • Died: April 11, 1926
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Environmentalist









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As a scientist I cannot help feeling that all religions are on a tottering foundation. None is perfect or inspired. As for their prophets, there are as many today as ever before, only now science refuses to let them overstep the bounds of common sense. Religion & God
For those who do not think, it is best at least to rearrange their prejudices once in a while. Discrimination & Prejudice
Heredity is nothing but stored environment. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
I have seen myself lose intolerance, narrowness, bigotry, complacence, pride and a whole bushel-basket of other intellectual vices through my contact with Nature and with men. And when you take weeds out of a garden it gives you room to grow flowers. So, every time I lost a little self-satisfaction, or arrogance, I could plant some broadness or love of my own in its place, and after a while the garden of my mind began to bloom and be fragrant and I found myself better equipped for my work and more useful to others as a consequence. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
If you violate Nature's laws you are your own prosecuting attorney, judge, jury, and hangman. Nature ;Environment & Environmentalism
It appears to me as a great joke, but one which will educate the public and thus reduce the number of bigots. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Men should stop fighting among themselves and start fighting insects.
Several of my young acquaintances are in their graves who gave promise of making happy and useful citizens and there is no question whatever that cigarettes alone were the cause of their destruction. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
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. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Environment & Environmentalism
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. Families, Children & Parenting
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.
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.
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.
Science is knowledge arranged and classified according to truth, facts, and the general laws of nature. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Nature ;Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
The scientist is a lover of truth for the very love of truth itself, wherever it may lead. Truth ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from scientific knowledge, is love. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
We must return to nature and nature's god. Nature ;Religion & God ;Environment & Environmentalism