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Oak Tree Quotes


"George Foreman can knock down an oak tree ... but oak trees don't move." - Angelo Dundee

"The oak tree: not interested in cherry blossoms." - Matsuo Basho

"An oak tree is an oak tree. That is all it has to do. If an oak tree is less than an oak tree, then we are all in trouble." - Nhat Hanh

"When we shout at the oak tree, the oak tree is not offended. When we praise the oak tree, it doesn't raise its nose. We can learn the Dharma from the oak tree; therefore, the oak tree is part of our Dharmakaya. We can learn from everything that is around, that is in us." - Nhat Hanh

"Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground." - Henry David Thoreau

"A large oak tree is just a little nut that refused to give up." - David McGee

"The talking oak To the ancient spoke. But any tree Will talk to me." - Mary Carolyn Davies

"The tallest oak tree once was an acorn that any pig could have swallowed." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"You woke up on the wrong side of the oak tree, did' you? (Acheron)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"You woke up on the wrong side of the oak tree, didn't you? (Acheron)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff." - Carl Sagan

"I belong on this earth in the way that an oak tree does." - Roger Housden

"You must remember that an oak tree is not a crime against the acorn." - David Zindell

"Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree." - Proverbs

"What will the solemn Hemlock- What will the Oak tree say?" - Emily Dickinson

"You look different now. Like a proper little girl," said Gendry. "I look like an oak tree, with all these stupid acorns," said Arya. "Nice, though. A nice oak tree. You even smell nice for a change." - George R R Martin

"If an artist tells you "this is an oak tree," then it better be an oak tree. It's how you proclaim things; if you say "the silence is the music," then it's the music." - Igor Levit

"Nothing is less promising than precocity. A young thistle is more like a future tree than is a young oak." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"The strength of weak people constantly appalls me. Have you ever seen a vine kill an oak tree? Deadly." - Rae Foley

"The best time to plant an oak tree was twenty-five years ago. The second best time is today." - James Carville

"Whoa tie a yellow ribbon 'Round the old oak tree It's been three long years Do ya still want me?" - Irwin Levine

"If you go to a tree with an ax and take five whacks at the tree every day, it doesn't matter if it's an oak or a redwood; eventually the tree has to fall down." - Jack Canfield

"Then here 's to the oak, the brave old oak, Who stands in his pride alone! And still flourish he a hale green tree When a hundred years are gone!" - Henry Chorley

"Then here's to the oak, the brave old oak, Who stands in his pride alone! And still flourish he, a hale green tree, When a hundred years are gone!" - Henry Fothergill Chorley

"If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall!" - T Harv Eker

"How vainly men themselves amaze, / To win the palm, the oak, or bays; / And their incessant labours see / Crowned from some single herb or tree." - Andrew Marvell

"For their entire lives, even before they met you, your mother and father held their love for you inside their hearts like an acorn holds an oak tree." - Anthony Marra

"When we really let go, we become everything. At that point we are identified with all things: the flower, the oak tree, the morning star." - Dennis Merzel

"We do not make beams from the hollow, decaying trunk of the fallen oak. We use the upsoaring tree in the full vigor of its sap." - Sylvia Pankhurst

"When the oak-tree is felled, the whole forest echoes with it; but a hundred acorns are planted silently by some unnoticed breeze." - Thomas Carlyle

"The whiskey tasted like bear steaks and river mud and the flesh of an oak tree. I had another swallow because it tasted so good." - Michael Chabon

"As to our garden and yard, we have all the woods. And the wilderness is our only cloister, for our house is like an oak tree planted therein." - Theodore Guerin

"Built like an oak tree, against which I could pitch my pillow and read; mornings, I could curl into the crook of your branches." - Lionel Shriver

"Just as the acorn contains the mighty oak tree, the Self has everything it needs to fulfill its destiny. When the inner conditions are right, it naturally emerges." - Derek Rydall

"Every noble achievement is a dream before it is a reality just as the oak is an acorn before it is a tree." - Patience Strong

"It is not pride when the beech-tree refuses to copy the oak. The only chance of any healthy life for it is to be as full a beech-tree as it can be." - Phillips Brooks

"The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree. It is truly a part of our national heritage and it merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree." - Bob Goodlatte

"When the Lord starts out to make an oak tree, he takes a hundred years to do it in, but he can make a pumpkin in 90 days. More or less life is like that. We must choose whether we desire to become and oak tree or a pumpkin." - Sterling W Sill

"Do you know that even when you look at a tree and say, `That is an oak tree', or `that is a banyan tree', the naming of the tree, which is botanical knowledge, has so conditioned your mind that the word comes between you and actually seeing the tree? To come in contact with the tree you have to put your hand on it and the word will not help you to touch it." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Our own economy tells us to take as much as we can get, right? Our own economy says, you're going to be the most successful graduate if you go into the business world and take as much you can get. That's not how nature works. Nature has a much simpler economy. Everything in nature takes what it needs. That's it. You don't see an oak tree gathering up all the resources. An oak tree takes what it needs to be the authentic oak tree it is." - Tom Shadyac

"Every tree is an angel!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"And the tree was happy" - Shel Silverstein

"In between your failure-tree And your triumph-tree, The tree that is growing Is known as your patience-tree." - Sri Chinmoy

"Know your priorities and identify the five powerful action steps that you intend to take to move your initiatives forward each day. If you go to a tree with an ax and take five whacks at the tree every day, it doesn't matter if it's an oak or a redwood; eventually, the tree has to fall down." - Jack Canfield

"For it's home, dearie, home-it's home I want to be. Our topsails are hoisted, and we'll away to sea. O, the oak and the ash and the bonnie birken tree They're all growing green in the old countrie." - William Ernest Henley

"There are useful herbs growing near the oak tree by the stream," Flamepaw pointed out "Littlecloud would come for these" his tail curled up in amusement "Then we could pelt Blackfoot with acorns and he'd think they came from StarClan" - Erin Hunter

"And if we seem nutty to you and if we seem like an odd ball to you, just remember one thing. The mighty oak tree was once a nut just like me." - Glenn Turner

"Where is the pride of Summer, - the green prime, - The many, many leaves all twinkling? - three On the mossed elm; three on the naked lime Trembling, - and one upon the old oak tree! Where is the Dryad's immortality?" - Thomas Hood

"You know, I never imagined there were he-dryads. Not even in an oak tree." One of the giants grinned at him. Druellae snorted. "Stupid! Where do you think acorns come from?" - Terry Pratchett

"On opening sentences: "If in the first chapter a hurricane is going to blow down an oak tree which falls through the kitchen roof, there's no need to first describe the kitchen."" - James Thayer

"Where Claribel low-lieth The breezes pause and die, Letting the rose-leaves fall: But the solemn oak-tree sigheth, Thick-leaved, ambrosial, With an ancient melody Of an inward agony, Where Claribel low-lieth." - Alfred Tennyson

"Fare well! A whole world of pain is contained in these words. How can it be contained in them? - It is bound up in them. The words are like an acorn from which an oak tree can grow." - Ludwig Wittgenstein

"A rope; a prayer; and an oak-tree near, And a score of hands to swing him clear. A grim, black thing for the setting sun And the moon and the stars to gaze upon." - Madison Cawein

"You cannot spend your life wanting to be someone else, snipping off pieces of yourself you don't like, and suddenly expect, upon reaching a goal, to be confident, self-accepting, rooted like an oak tree in your being." - Geneen Roth

"You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different." - Neil Gaiman

"If you know the differences between an oak and a poplar, a spruce and a pine, down to the needles... you are able to paint that tree with more conviction, even if done with a few broad strokes." - T. Allen Lawson

"Schoolchildren and older people like the idea of planting trees. For children, it's interesting that an acorn will grow into an oak, and for older people it's a legacy. And the act of planting a tree is not that difficult." - Clive Anderson

"I am a born-again atheist, so there isn't going to be a funeral. I will be buried in a linen wrap in a cardboard coffin in my forest with an oak tree planted on my head." - Felix Dennis

"The truth, I discovered, is a tree that grows as a man gains access to experience. A child sees the acorn of his daily life, but a man looks back on the oak." - Robin Hobb

"Lik the tree falling in the forest," says Ira. "Huh?" "You know, the old question - if a tree falls in a forest and no one's there to hear it, does it really make a sound?" Howie considers this. "Is it a pine forest, or oak?" "What's the difference?" "Oak is a much denser wood; it's more likely to be heard by someone on the freeway next to the forest where no one is." - Neal Shusterman

"I think the tree is an element of regeneration which in itself is a concept of time. The oak is especially so because it is a slowly growing tree with a kind of really solid heartwood. It has always been a form of sculpture, a symbol for this planet." - Joseph Beuys

"An oak tree and a rosebush grew, Young and green together, Talking the talk of growing things- Wind and water and weather. And while the rosebush sweetly bloomed The oak tree grew so high That now it spoke of newer things- Eagles, mountain peaks and sky. "I guess you think you're pretty great," The rose was heard to cry, Screaming as loud as it possibly could To the treetop in the sky. "And now you have no time for flower talk, Now that you've grown so tall." "It's not so much that I've grown," said the tree, "It's just that you've stayed so small." - Shel Silverstein

"Do you say that tree isn't pretty cause it doesn't look like that tree? We're all trees. You're a tree. I'm a tree. You've got to love your body, Eve. You've got to love your tree. Love your tree. (Leah)" - Eve Ensler

"At my home in the southwest of France, I grow oak, hazel, and lemon trees in my backyard." - Alain Ducasse

"Time is different for a tree than for a man. Sun and soil and water, these are the things a weirwood understands, not days and years and centuries. For men, time is a river. We are trapped in its flow, hurtling from past to present, always in the same direction. The lives of trees are different. They root and grow and die in one place, and that river does not move them. The oak is the acorn, the acorn is the oak." - George R R Martin

"The tree is but a huge boquet." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The tree does not die, it waits." - Hermann Hesse

"When we exhale, a tree breathes in." - Les Stroud

"A tree is an incomprehensibl e mystery." - Jim Woodring

"Cause not a tree to die." - Mongkut

"Plant no tree sooner than the vine." - Alcaeus

"Whosoever plants a tree / Winks at immortality," - Felix Dennis

"Don't be a leaf... Be a tree!" - Charles M Schulz

"Compared with me, a tree is immortal." - Sylvia Plath

"Even a stunted tree reaches for sunlight." - Jacqueline Carey

"From the fallen tree everybody makes firewood." - Barbara Kingsolver

"Even a broken tree can bear fruit" - Rick Warren

"A single tree doesn't make a forest." - Chris Bradford

"Save a tree, eat a beaver." - Zac Hanson

"History is like a constantly changing tree." - David Irving

"But only God can make a tree." - Joyce Kilmer

"Carols of gladness ring from every tree." - Fanny Kemble

"Plant no other tree before the vine." - Horace

"I never saw a discontented tree." - John Muir

"Behind every tree there's a new monster." - Todd Rundgren

"A tree is an incomprehensible mystery." - Jim Woodring

"And the boy loved the tree.......very much. And the tree was happy." - Shel Silverstein

"You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree." - Malcolm X

"(...) the tree forsakes not the flower: the flower falls from the tree." - Alexandre Dumas

"Jesus cursed a living tree and it died; Mohammed blessed a dead tree and it lived." - John Remsburg

"Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death." - William Blake

"If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what, a tree hater?" - Douglas Coupland

"I grew up with a Christmas tree, I'm going to stay with a Christmas tree." - Thomas Menino

"What we want is another sample of life, which is not on our tree of life at all. All life that we've studied so far on Earth belongs to the same tree. We share genes with mushrooms and oak trees and fish and bacteria that live in volcanic vents and so on that it's all the same life descended from a common origin. What we want is a second tree of life. We want alien life, alien not necessarily in the sense of having come from space, but alien in the sense of belonging to a different tree altogether. That is what we're looking for, "life 2.0."" - Paul Davies

"If I stand here, I can see the Little Red Haired girl when she comes out of her house... Of course, if she sees me peeking around this tree, she'll think I'm the dumbest person in the world... But if I don't peek around the tree, I'll never see her... Which means I probably AM the dumbest person in the world... which explains why I'm standing in a batch of poison oak." - Charles M Schulz

"Oh, why does compassion weaken us?' It doesn't, really...Somewhere where it all balances out-don't the philosophers have a name for it, the perfect place, the place where the answers live?-if we could go there, you could see it doesn't.It only looks, a little bit, like it does, from here, like an ant at the foot of an oak tree. He doesn't have a clue that it's a tree; it's the beginning of the wall round the world, to him." - Robin Mckinley

"The hardest shot in golf is a mashie at 90 yards from the green, where the ball has to be played against an oak tree, bounces back into a sandtrap, hits a stone, bounces on the green and then rolls into the cup. That shot is so difficult I have made it only once." - Zeppo Marx

"Another British study discovered that average eight-year-olds were better able to identify characters from the Japanese card trading game Pokemon than native species in the community where they lived: Pikachu, Metapod, and Wigglytuff were names more familiar to them than otter, beetle, and oak tree." - Richard Louv

"I can see in the acorn the oak tree. I see the growth, the rebuilding, the restoring. I see that is the American psyche. There is so much we can draw understanding from. One of the lessons is the development of courage. Because without courage, you can't practice any of the other virtues consistently." - Maya Angelou

"I'd like to take a walk far back in the flinty hills and search for a souvenir, an old double-bitted ax stuck deep in the side of a white oak tree. I know the handle has long since rotted away with time. Perhaps the rusty frame of a coal-oil lantern still hangs there on the blade." - Wilson Rawls

"It's not about the way you look It's not about your face It's all about the way you think It's all about your grace You're love is like a power chase You're like an oak tree growing in a flower vase" - Mac Lethal

"Now is the seedtime of continental union, faith and honor. The least fracture now, will be like a name engraved with the point of a pin on the tender rind of a young oak; the wound would enlarge with the tree, and posterity read in it full grown characters." - Thomas Paine

"Grandpappy told my pappy, back in my day son, a man had to answer for the wicked he done. Take all the rope in Texas, find a tall oak tree, round up all the bad boys, and hang them in the streets for all the people to see." - Toby Keith

"I'll give you three guesses, Rabbit. Digging holes in the ground? Wrong. Leaping from branch to branch of a young oak tree? Wrong. Waiting for somebody to help me out of the river? Right. Give Rabbit time, and he'll always get the answer." - A A Milne

"Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow." - Khalil Gibran

"He who owns a veteran Bur Oak owns more than a tree. He owns an historical library, and a reserved seat in the theatre of evolution. To the discerning eye, his farm is labeled with the badge and symbol of the prairie war." - Aldo Leopold

"Some people when I speak of awareness of the "inner body" call it a technique. I would not call it a technique because it is too simple for that. When the oak tree feels its roots in the earth, its connectedness with the earth, it is not practicing a technique." - Eckhart Tolle

"How vainly men themselves amaze To win the palm, the oak, or bays; And their uncessant labours see Crown'd from some single herb or tree. Whose short and narrow verged shade Does prudently their toils upbraid; While all flow'rs and all trees do close To weave the garlands of repose." - Andrew Marvell

"I've lived here ... my whole life. It's where I lost all my baby teeth. Where tiny hamster, gerbil, and bird skeletons lie in rotted-out cardboard coffins beneath the oak tree in our backyard. Also where, if some future archaeologist goes digging, they'll find the remains of a plush toy: a gray terrier named Toto I buried after the accident." - Jennifer McMahon

"The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression." - Marianne Williamson

"Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don't really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way of praying, as you no doubt have yours. Besides, when I am alone I can become invisible." - Mary Oliver

"I felt a positive yearning toward one bush this afternoon. There was a match found for me at last. I fell in love with a shrub oak." - Henry David Thoreau

"Soul of fibre and heart of oak." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Storms make the oak grow deeper roots." - George Herbert

"An oak is no respecter of persons." - Aldo Leopold

"When most people see a tree, they don't see a tree at all. They see an idea that they have developed of what a tree is." - Frederick Lenz

"What makes the strength of the soldier isn't the energy he uses trying to intimidate the other guy by sending him a whole lot of signals, it's the strength he's able to concentrate within himself, by staying centered. That Maori player was like a tree, a great indestructible oak with deep roots and a powerful radiance- everyone could feel it. And yet you also got the impression that the great oak could fly, that it would be as quick as the wind, despite, or perhaps because of, its deep roots." - Muriel Barbery

"Anger is a weed; hate is a tree" - Saint Augustine

"Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree." - Ed Coan

"If you've seen one redwood tree, you've seen them all" - Ronald Reagan

"Judge a tree from its fruit, not from its leaves." - Euripides

"Grief, like a tree, has tears for its fruit." - Philemon

"The forest fire burns even tree like sandalwood." - Chanakya

"You are my koala bear, and I am your tree." - Zoe Sugg

"The tree that God plants, no winde hurts it." - George Herbert

"The tree that growes slowly, keepes it selfe for another." - George Herbert

"Under a cherry tree, all burdens of life fly away!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Everyone knows an ant, can't, move a rubber tree plant." - Nick Swisher

"Blood is that fragile scarlet tree we carry within us." - Osbert Sitwell

"Nothing is perfect. Flaws are interesting. Be the tree." - Laurie Halse Anderson

"Raising kids is like nailing Jell-O to a tree." - Maya Angelou

"When the old plum tree blooms, the entire world blooms." - Dogen

"Roots are nice, but a tree ca' run." - Andrew Vachss

"Wealth, like a tree, grows from a tiny seed." - George S. Clason

"On the gallows tree, all men are brothers." - George R R Martin

"She smelled like herself, like the wind through a tree." - Junot Diaz

"There seemed nothing so true as a yellow tree." - Lorrie Moore

"Nothing grows well in the shade of a big tree." - Constantin Brancusi

"The bark on the tree was just a little softer." - Louis Sachar

"One can lynch a person without a rope or tree." - James H. Cone

"A tree is our most intimate contact with nature." - George Nakashima

"Criticism often takes from the tree caterpillars and blossoms together." - Jean-Paul Sartre

"Like father, like son: every good tree maketh good fruits." - William Langland

"My family tree consists of drug dealers, thugs, and killers." - Tupac Shakur

"There is no stranger under the cherry tree." - Kobayashi Issa

"The tree falls not at the first stroke." - John Ray

"He who plants a tree is a servant of God." - Louis L'Amour

"Our tree was so puny we used orthopedic bulbs." - Milton Berle

"Seek out a tree and let it teach you stillness." - Eckhart Tolle

"The best friend of earth of man is the tree." - Frank Lloyd Wright



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