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"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

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

"The oak recalls the acorn, the acorn dreams the oak, the stump lives in them both." - George R R Martin

"A song to the oak, the brave old oak, Who hath ruled in the greenwood long!" - Henry Fothergill Chorley

"Heart of oak are our ships, Heart of oak are our men; We always are ready." - David Garrick

"The oak, when living, monarch of the wood; The English oak, which, dead, commands the flood." - Charles Churchill

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

"The boughs of the oak are roaring inside the acorn." - Charles Tomlinson

"Man is the circled oak; woman the ivy." - Aaron Hill

"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

"It takes time for an acorn to turn into an oak, but the oak is already implied in the acorn." - Alan Watts

"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

"Heart of oak are our ships, Heart of oak are our men: We always are ready; Steady, boys, steady; We'll fight and we'll conquer again and again." - David Garrick

"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 oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived." - Robert Jordan

"The acorn of honest inquiry has often sprouted and matured into a great oak of understanding." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"The oak ... has not the efficacy of the fir , nor the cypress that of the elm ." - Marcus Vitruvius Pollio

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

"While the hollow oak our palace is, Our heritage the sea." - Allan Cunningham

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

"Many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak." - William Shakespeare

"When you have poison oak you love nature a little less." - Michael Lipsey

"Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." - William Congreve

"An oak whose boughs were mossed with age, and high top bald with dry antiquity." - William Shakespeare

"What planter will attempt to yoke a sapling with a falling oak?" - Jonathan Swift

"Hearts of oak are our ships, Gallant tars are our men." - David Garrick

"She did not wish any supper and she sank forgetfully back into the stately oak chair." - James Lane Allen

"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

"Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion?" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"A critic is to an author as a fungus to an oak." - Edward Abbey

"Love shook my heart/ Like the wind on the mountain/ Troubling the oak-trees" - Sappho

"Gehrig was not like the common folk; Created, was he, like the strongest oak;" - Willard Mullin

"The willow which bends to the tempest often escapes better than the oak which resists it." - Walter Scott

"Blow kisses to the oak trees and sparrows and elephants and weeds." - Rob Brezsny

"In 1846 the prairie town of Oak River existed only in a settler's dream." - Bess Streeter Aldrich

"A large, branching, aged oak is perhaps the most venerable of all inanimate objects." - William Shenstone

"Long cold nights mark November's return, grey rains fall, wind walks in the bronze oak leaves." - Gladys Taber

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

"Love, like a mountain-wind upon an oak, falling upon me, shakes me leaf and bough." - Sappho

"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

"Music has charms to soothe the savage breast To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." - William Congreve

"And many strokes, though with a little axe, Hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak." - William Shakespeare

"The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists." - Proverbs

"The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground." - Anonymous

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

"The mistletoe hung in the castle hall, The holly-branch shone on the old oak wall." - Thomas Haynes Bayly

"Music hath charm to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." - William Congreve

"How vainly men themselves amaze To win the palm, the oak, or bays." - Andrew Marvell

"The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood its ground." - Anonymous

"Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground." - David Icke

"Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." - William Congreve

"The acorn of ambition often grows into an oak from which men hang." - H. Rider Haggard

"The mistletoe hung in the castle hall, The holly branch shone on the old oak wall." - Thomas Haynes Bayly

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

"And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction." - John Motson

"Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak Love shakes my heart" - Sappho

"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

"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

"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

"Here and there on the branch of an oak a congress of leaves still clung, rigid as flakes of bronze." - Martha Ostenso

"Where are the rough brave Britons to be found With Hearts of Oak, so much of old renowned?" - Bill Vaughan

"The little girl skipped by under the wrinkled oak leaves and held fast to a replica of herself." - Anne Sexton

"Those pigmy tribes of Panton street, Those hardy blades, those hearts of oak, Obedient to a tyrant's yoke." - Anonymous

"Where are the rough brave Britons to be found With Hearts of Oak, so much of old renowned?" - Susannah Centlivre

"The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm." - Confucius

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

"Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground." - Rosa Parks

"I wish you were that birch rising from the clump behind you, and I the gray oak alongside." - Donald Hall

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

"It is progress when a centuries-old oak is cut down to give space for a road sign." - Thor Heyerdahl

"Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean." - Horace

"You cannot plant an acorn in the morning, and expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of an oak." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

"Then owls and bats Cowls and twats Monks and nuns in a cloister's moods, Adjourn to the oak-stump pantry." - Robert Browning

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

"That raven on yon left-hand oak (Curse on his ill-betiding croak!) Bodes me no good." - John Gay

"Do you have any idea how long it takes to dig graves for twenty-three oak trees?" - Robert Jordan

"It needs more than a heart of oak to shed all fear except the fear of God." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn." - James Allen

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

"In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak." - James Russell Lowell

"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

"For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October." - Hal Borland

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

"Where, twisted round the barren oak, The summer vine in beauty clung, And summer winds the stillness broke, The crystal icicle is hung." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"There was nothing dishonourable in not being blown about by every little modern wind. Better to have worth, to entrench, to be an oak of one's own generation." - John Le Carre

"The mind has grown to its present state of consciousness as an acorn grows into an oak, or as saurians developed into mammals." - Carl Jung

"Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it." - Aristotle

"It is a vast wilderness of rocks in a sea of light, colored and glowing like oak and maple in autumn, when the sun gold is richest" - John Muir

"When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with its fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze." - Thomas Carlyle

"The graceful ivy, clasping the oak that supported it, would form a whole in which strength and beauty would be equally conspicuous." - Mary Wollstonecraft

"I see only a little, lady, but I know that your fortune is as twined with his as the ivy to the oak." - Deanna Raybourn

"Oak, granite, Lilies by the road, Remember me? I remember you. Clouds brushing Clover hills, Remember me? Sister, child, Grown tall, Remember me? I remember you." - Gail Carson Levine

"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

"Let me look upward into the branches of the flowering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well." - Wilferd A. Peterson

"Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow." - Alice Mackenzie Swaim

"Don't worry if your job is small and your rewards few. Remember that the mighty oak was once a nut like you." - Anonymous

"The dews of summer night did fall; The moon (sweet regent of the sky) Silver'd the walls of Cumnor Hall, And many an oak that grew thereby." - William Julius Mickle

"Where, twisted round the barren oak, The summer vine in beauty clung, And summer winds the stillness broke, The crystal icicle is hung." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Hearts of oak are our ships, Jolly tars are our men, We always are ready, boys, steady, We'll fight and will conquer again and again." - David Garrick

"The tall Oak, towering to the skies, The fury of the wind defies, From age to age, in virtue strong. Inured to stand, and suffer wrong." - James Montgomery

"One day in the bluest of summer weather, Sketching under a whispering oak, I heard five bobolinks laughing together, Over some ornithological joke." - Christopher Pearse Cranch

"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

"Revolutions are not made: they come. A revolution is as natural a growth as an oak. It comes out of the past. Its foundations are laid far back." - Wendell Phillips

"I think character never changes; the Acorn becomes an Oak, which is very little like an Acorn to be sure, but it never becomes an Ash ..." - Hester Lynch Piozzi

"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

"A thousand Dreams within me softly burn: From time to time my heart is like some oak Whose blood runs golden where a branch is torn." - Arthur Rimbaud

"As naturally as the oak bears an acorn and the vine a gourd, man bears a poem, either spoken or done." - Henry David Thoreau

"Before the acorn can bring forth the oak, it must become itself a wreck. No plant ever came from any but a wrecked seed." - Hannah Whitall Smith

"It would be easier to grow oak trees by planting marbles than for someone to be saved without the seed of the word." - Steven J Lawson

"The dews of summer nights did fall, The moon, sweet regent of the sky, Silvered the walls of Cumnor Hall And many an oak that grew thereby." - William Julius Mickle

"Revolutions are not made; they come. A revolution is as natural a growth as an oak. It comes out of the past. Its foundations are laid far back." - Wendell Phillips

"Under an oak, in stormy weather, I joined this rogue and whore together; And none but he who rules the thunder Can put this rogue and whore asunder." - Jonathan Swift

"Men say that in this midnight hour, The disembodied have power To wander as it liketh them, By wizard oak and fairy stream." - William Motherwell

"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

"You... you are as old as the Mamre oak, ancient interrogator of the moon, whose feigned groans cannot take us in. You write laws of iron." - Anna Akhmatova

"Strongest of Oak is the gallows Tighest of knots is the noose Why oh why did I kill that man Now I'll never get loose" - Hoyt Axton

"Small Mabel whimpered all night long, For calling herself the cause. Her oak-eyed mother did no thing But change the bloody gauze." - Gwendolyn Brooks

"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

"Or, as an oak comes of a little spire, So through this letter, which that she him sent, Increasen 'gan desire, of which he brent." - Geoffrey Chaucer

"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

"Of all the trees that grow so fair, Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun, Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn." - Rudyard Kipling

"Under the Earth I go, On the oak leaf I stand. I ride on the filly That was never foaled, And I carry the dead in my hand." - Anonymous

"Of all the trees that grow so fair Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun Than Oak, and Ash and Thorn." - Rudyard Kipling

"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

"And at home by the fire, whenever you look up there I shall be- and whenever I look up, there will be you. -Gabriel Oak" - Thomas Hardy

"When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze." - Thomas Carlyle

"What idiocy, to racing into this story and its labyrinths, sprinting away from our happiness among the fresh spring grasses by the oak." - Ian Mcewan

"As much as I love crisp, clean whites, there's always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak, especially at Thanksgiving." - Gary Vaynerchuk

"I have planted over 6,000 trees at home in Scotland, some of them oak. I'd like my children to be able to watch them grow." - Rory Stewart

"Let me look upward into the branches of the flowering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well." - Bill Vaughan

"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

"Organic growth is a cyclical process; it is just as true to say that the oak is a potential acorn as it is to say the acorn is a potential oak. But the process of writing a poem, of making any art object, is not cyclical but a motion in one direction toward a definite end." - W H Auden

"An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength. When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and leaning with the gusts of wind. But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots." - Aesop

"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

"The dream in your heart may be bigger than the environment in which you find yourself. Sometimes you have to get out of that environment to see that dream fulfilled. It's like planting an oak sapling in a pot. Once it becomes rootbound, its growth is limited. It needs a great space to become a mighty oak. So do you." - Darren Hardy

"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

"The oak roars when a high wind wrestles with it; the beech shrieks; the elm sends forth a long, deep groan; the ash pours out moans of thrilling anguish." - Thomas Starr King

"The conservative may clamor against reform, but he might as well clamor against the centrifugal force. He sighs for the "good old times,"-he might as well wish the oak back into the acorn." - Edwin Hubbel Chapin

"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

"Only something as insane as human beings would ever asked themselves if 'I'm good.' You don't find oak trees having existential crisis. 'I feel so rotten about myself. I don't produce as much acorns as the one next to me.'" - Adyashanti



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