An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it makes a better soup.
— Bertrand Russell

Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing, but cabbage with a college education.
Mark Twain cabbages quote

I want death to find me planting my cabbage
— Michel de Montaigne

An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it is also more nourishing.
— H. L. Mencken

Like warmed-up cabbage served at each repast, The repetition kills the wretch at last.
— Juvenal