Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Il Faut Cultiver Notre Jardin

Isaiah Berlin, letter to Norman O. Brown (May 6, 1991):
Never mind, we are both quite old, we shan't live to see the worst, let us cultivate our gardens as best we can — tell me what plants you want from mine, and which you would like to offer me from yours, and we shall remain contented and affectionate.
A graceful variation on a famous phrase from Voltaire's Candide: "Il faut cultiver notre jardin."

Hat tip: Ian Jackson, who has offered me so many plants from his garden.

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