There is now evidence to suggest that Santa's grotto lies not in icy Lapland, but among Mediterranean olive groves on Gemiler, a tiny island off Turkey.
But beside it I have planted a green Bay-tree, A sweet Bay, an Olive, and aTurkey Fig, A Fig, an Olive, and a Bay.
As Justice Olive Wendell Holmes, Jr. put it, censorship rests on the idea that “every idea is an incitement.” Perhaps he should have specified “every interesting idea,” for a dull idea is not. By the same token, every interesting drug is an incitement. And so is everything else that people find interesting.thomas szasz
The sailing pine, the cedar proud and tall, The vine-prop elm, the poplar never dry, The builder oak, sole king of forests all, The aspen good for staves, the cypress funeral. The laurel, meed of mighty conquerors And poets sage, the fir that weepeth still, The willow worn of forlorn paramours, The ewe obedient to the benders will, The birch for shafts, the sallow for the mill, The myrrh sweet bleeding in the bitter wound, The warlike beech, the ash for nothing ill, The fruitful Olive, and the platan round, The carver holme, the maple seldom inward sound.Edmund Spenser
I simply want tomorrow to be better than today. I want Palestine to be independent and sovereign... Do not let the Olive branch fall from my hand.mahmoud abbas
My chances of being PM are about as good as the chances of finding Elvis on Mars, or my being reincarnated as an Olive.Boris Johnson
The dead leaves their rich mosaicsOf Olive and gold and brownHad laid on the rain-wet pavements,Through all the embowered town.samuel longfellow
Mark how fleeting and paltry is the estate of man - yesterday in embryo, tomorrow a mummy or ashes. So for the hairsbreadth of time assigned to thee, live rationally, and part with life cheerfully, as drops the ripe Olive, extolling the season that bore it and the tree that matured it.marcus aurelius
See there the Olive grove of Academe, Plato's retirement, where the Attic bird Trills her thick-warbled notes the summer long.john milton
The dead leaves their rich mosaics Of Olive and gold and brown Had laid on the rain-wet pavements, Through all the embowered town.
The laurell, meed of mightie conquerours And poets sage; the firre that weepeth still; The willow, worne of forlorne paramours; The eugh, obedient to the bender's will; The birch, for shafts; the sallow for the mill; The mirrhe sweete-bleeding in the bitter wound; The warlike beech; the ash for nothing ill; The fruitfull Olive; and the platane round; The carver holme; the maple seldom inward sound.Edmund Spenser
O Love, what hours were thine and mine, In lands of palm and southern pine; In lands of palm, of orange-blossom, Of Olive, aloe, and maize, and vine.
Old religious factions are volcanoes burned out; on the lava and ashes and squalid scoriae of old eruptions, grow the peaceful Olive, the cheering vine, and the sustaining corn.
Surely Allah has chosen four cities from amongst all others, just as He, the Noble and Grand has said (in the Noble Qur’an): "I swear by ‘the fig’ and ‘the Olive’ and the ‘Mountain of Sinai’ and by this protected city." ‘The fig’ is the city of Madinah; ‘The Olive’ is the city of Baitul Maqdas (in Jerusalem); ‘The Mountain of Sinai’ is Kufah; and the protected city is Makkah."
Always observe how ephemeral and worthless human things are. Pass then through this little space of time conformably to nature, and end thy journey in content, just as an Olive falls off when it is ripe , blessing nature who produced it, and thanking the tree on which it grew.
Fair land! of chivalry the old domain, Land of the vine and Olive, lovely Spain! Though not for thee with classic shores to vie In charms that fix th' enthusiast's pensive eye; Yet hast thou scenes of beauty richly fraught With all that wakes the glow of lofty thought.felicia hemans
God grant that we may contend with other churches as the vine with the Olive, which of us shall bear the best fruit; but not as the brier with the thistle, which of us shall be most unprofitable.