Philosophy, astronomy, and politics were marked at zero, I remember. Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.
— Arthur Conan Doyle

I decided that my means were sufficient to enable me to devote myself to botany, a determination which I never, during the long period of my subsequent career, had on any occasion any reason to repent of.
George Bentham botany quote

Just as the science and art of agriculture depend upon chemistry and botany, so the art of education depends upon physiology and psychology.
— Edward Thorndike

It is, I find, in zoology as it is in botany: all nature is so full, that that district produces the greatest variety which is the most examined.
— Gilbert White

Without the name, any flower is still more or less a stranger to you. The name betrays its family, its relationship to other flowers, and gives the mind something tangible to grasp. It is very difficult for persons who have had no special training to learn the names of the flowers from the botany.
— botany quotation by John Burroughs