Things they said: Sir Patrick Geddes

oak-leaves-taynish-2“By leaves we live.  Some people have strange ideas that they live by money.  They think energy is generated by the circulation of coins.  Whereas the world is mainly a vast leaf colony, growing on and forming a leafy soil, not a mere mineral mass:  and we live not by the jingling of our coins, but by the fullness of our harvests.”

Sir Patrick Geddes (1854-1932), scientist, social visionary and town planner

Writer and editor at The Hazel Tree (www.the-hazel-tree.com). Writer in Residence at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and writing a blog on great explorers at www.rsgsexplorers.com

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