Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
There was once a man who said 'God Must think it exceedingly odd If he finds that this tree Continues to be When there's no-one about in the Quad.' SeeAnonymous 22:51.
When nations grow old, the Arts grow cold,And Commerce settles on every tree.william blake
The world is wide; no two days are alike, nor even two hours; neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike since the creation of the world.john constable
People who try to explain pictures are usually barking up the wrong tree.pablo picasso
You know the tree by its fruit.
Three merry boys, and three merry boys, And three merry boys are we. As ever did sing in a hempen string Under the gallows tree.
And only God who makes the tree Also makes the fools like me. But only fools like me, you see, Can make a God, who makes a tree.yip harburg
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
There does not exist a category of science to which one can give the name applied science. There are sciences and the applications of science, bound together as the fruit of the tree which bears it.Louis Pasteur
I should say that, in addition to my tree - love (it was originally called The tree), it arose from my own pre-occupation with the Lord of the Rings , the knowledge that it would be finished in great detail or not at all, and the fear (near certainty ) that it would be 'not at all'. The war had arisen to darken all horizons. But no such analyses are a complete explanation even of a short story...j. r. r. tolkien
"I'll tell you something," he said, as if he had said nothing that day. "You're walking on gallows ground, and there's a rope around your neck and a raven-bird on each shoulder waiting for your eyes, and the gallows tree has deep roots, for it stretches from heaven to hell, and our world is only the branch from which the rope is swinging."
The large white owl that with eye is blind, That hath sate for years in the old tree hollow, Is carried away in a gust of wind.
NO! When my scepter dies, I go too! I turn- I turn- I turn... into... a tree...
It is saying less than the truth to affirm that an excellent book (and the remark holds almost equally good of a Raphael as of a Milton) is like a well-chosen and well-tended fruit tree. Its fruits are not of one season only. With the due and natural intervals, we may recur to it year after year, and it will supply the same nourishment and the same gratification, if only we ourselves return to it with the same healthful appetite.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I shall be like that tree, I shall die at the top.jonathan swift
Build your nest upon no tree here, for ye see that God hath sold the forest to death.
The tree is known by his fruit.
the juices of these plants have been mixed with the poisonous pitch of the upas tree.
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication: Glory, the grape, love, gold, in these are sunk The hopes of all men and of every nation; Without their sap, how branchless were the trunk Of life's strange tree, so fruitful on occasion: But to return, Get very drunk; and when You wake with headache, you shall see what then.lord byron
The cedar and the juniper tree have the same uses and good qualities... from the cedar is produced an oil called cedar oil. Books as well as other things smeared with this are not hurt by worms or decay. ...the grain of the wood is straight. The statue of Diana in the temple at Ephesus is made of it, and so are the coffered ceilings both there and in all other famous fanes , because that wood is everlasting.
Yet I will look upon thy face again, My own romantic Bronx , and it will be A face more pleasant than the face of men. Thy waves are old companions, I shall see A well remembered form in each old tree And hear a voice long loved in thy wild minstrelsy.
Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under the tree
The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas . Tolerant like the sky , all-pervading like sun light , firm like a mountain , supple like a tree in the wind , he has no destination in view and makes use of anything life happens to bring his way.
"Hey Griswold. Where do you think you're gonna put a tree that big?" "Bend over and I'll show you."Clark Griswold Todd Chester
We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.Franz Kafka
Next to thee, O fair gazelle, O Beddowee girl, beloved so well; Next to the fearless Nedjidee, Whose fleetness shall bear me again to thee; Next to ye both I love the Palm, With his leaves of beauty, his fruit of balm; Next to ye both I love the tree Whose fluttering shadow wraps us three With love, and silence, and mystery!bayard taylor