„Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.“

—  Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

Variante: Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.
Source: The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett photo
Frances Hodgson Burnett1
romancière anglaise 1849 - 1924

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„I want it said of me by those who knew me best that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.“

—  Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States 1809 - 1865

Recalled in a letter from Joshua Speed in Herndon's Lincoln (1890), p. 527 http://books.google.com/books?id=rywOAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA527&dq=%22plucked+a+thistle+and+planted+a+flower%22
Posthumous attributions

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„Nature has come to a point where now, unless you take individual responsibility, you cannot grow.“

—  Rajneesh Godman and leader of the Rajneesh movement 1931 - 1990

Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram
Contexte: Nature has come to a point where now, unless you take individual responsibility, you cannot grow. More than this nature cannot do. It has done enough. It has given you life, it has given you opportunity; now how to use it, it has left up to you. Meditation is your freedom, not a biological necessity. You can learn in a certain period of time every day to strengthen meditation, to make it stronger — but carry the flavor of it the whole day.

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„I grow neither nettles nor thorns:
I grow a white rose.“

—  José Martí Poet, writer, Cuban nationalist leader 1853 - 1895

As translated in Spanish-American Poetry : A Dual-language Anthology (1996) by Seymour Resnick
Variant translation:
I cultivate a white rose
In July as in January
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his hand frankly. <p> And for the cruel person who tears out
the heart with which I live,
I cultivate neither nettles nor thorns:
I cultivate a white rose.
Simple Verses (1891), I Grow a White Rose
Contexte: I grow a white rose
In July just as in January
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his frank hand.
And for the cruel man who pulls out of me
the heart with which I live,
I grow neither nettles nor thorns:
I grow a white rose.

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„Each Morn a thousand Roses brings, you say;
Yes, but where leaves the Rose of Yesterday?“

—  Omar Khayyám Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer 1048 - 1131

The Rubaiyat (1120)

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„You will never see these lights
Glowing in your nights
If you don't know
And there are roses growing in the snow.“

—  Nico German musician, model and actress, one of Warhol's superstars 1938 - 1988

Roses in the Snow

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„You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.“

—  Napoleon I of France French general, First Consul and later Emperor of the French 1769 - 1821

As quoted in Dictionary of Quotations from Ancient and Modern English and Foreign Sources (1899) by Rev. James Wood, p. 567
Attributed

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„O whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad:
Tho' father and mither and a' should gae mad.“

—  Robert Burns Scottish poet and lyricist 1759 - 1796

Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad, chorus (1793)

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„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“