Thursday, 24 October 2013


A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. - Elton Trueblood 

A tree is known by its fruit. - Unknown

A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. That is the secret of the tree. - Deng Ming-Dao

All theory, dear friend, is grey; but the precious tree of life is green. - Johann Wolfgang von Geothe

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees. - J. Willard Marriott

He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit. - Sir Walter Scott

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit. - Anton Chekhov

Little strokes fell great oaks. - Benjamin Franklin

Many strokes overthrow the tallest oaks. - John Lyly

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. - C. G. Jung 

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. - Bruce Lee 

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. - Sir Winston Churchill

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. - Warren Buffett

The best time to plant a tree was forty years ago. The second best time is today. - Unknown

The lofty oak from a small acorn grows. - Lewis Duncombe

The mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held its ground. - Unknown

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? - Logan Pearsall Smith

You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm. - Publilius Syrus

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