Dorothy Frances Gurney Quotes (1 quote)
“The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God's Heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on Earth.”
―Dorothy Frances Gurney
God's Garden lines 13–16, Poems, by Dorothy Frances Gurney (London: Country Life, 1913)
“They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability, or to misfortune, rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement, and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.”
Between the Devil and the Dragon: The Best Essays and Aphorisms of Eric Hoffer (Harper & Row, 1982), p. 67
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Dorothy Frances Gurney
Bio: Dorothy Frances Gurney was an English poet and hymnwriter. Though both her father and husband were Anglican priests, Mrs. Gurney became a Roman Catholic in 1919. The last verse of her best-known poem, God's Garden is seen everywhere on signs, plaques and other garden ornaments, but few people know its author.