"There is in every human heart,
Some not completely barren part, Where seeds of truth and love might grow,
And flowers of generous virtue flow;
To plant, to watch, to water there,
This be our duty, be our care.
- Sir John Bowring (English author, poet, political economist, and 4th governor of Hong Kong; b. 1792 - d. 1872), from Matins and Vespers: With Hymns and Occasional Devotional Pieces (1827)
Glossary of Quotations (Quotes), Proverbs, Phrases, and Sayings: Agriculture, Disposition, Duty, Heart, Growth, Land, Literature, Love, Natural Resources, Politics and Politicians, Virtue, Water