Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.— Abraham Lincoln
Most Powerful Axed quotations
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
Soon the earth will tilt on its axis and begin to dance to the reggae beat to the accompaniment of earthquake. And who can resist the dance of the earthquake, mon?
If the literature we are reading does not wake us, why then do we read it? A literary work must be an ice-axe to break the sea frozen inside us.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
The purpose of a story is to be an axe that breaks up the ice within us.
The problem with cats is that they get the exact same look on their face whether they see a moth or an axe-murderer.
The "Axis of Evil" was - and is - very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.
No metal can--no, not the hangman's axe--bear half the keenness of thy sharp envy.
We must wake up to the insane reality of our time.
We are all irresponsible, unless we demand from the responsible decision makers that modern armaments must no longer be made available to people whose former battle axes and swords our ancestors condemned.
My mother was a Chinese trapeze artist in pre-war Paris Smuggling bombs for the underground. And she met my father at a fete in Aix-en-Provence; He was disguised as a Russian cadet in the employ of the Axis.
Apart altogether from our own vital interests, we cannot and must not desert those other nations who have already gone through so much tragedy and suffering to defeat the evil designs of the Axis powers.
A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.
I cannot believe that the inscrutable universe turns on an axis of suffering;
surely the strange beauty of the world must somewhere rest on pure joy!
What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and there is only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship's axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides.
Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.
A dull axe never loves grindstones, but a keen workman does;
and he puts his tool on them in order that it may be sharp. And men do not like grinding; but they are dull for the purposes which God designs to work out with them, and therefore He is grinding them.
The tree can teach you forbearance and tolerance.
It offers shade to all, irrespective of age, sex or religion, nationality or status. It helps with fruit and shade even to the foe who lays his axe on its trunk! The dog can teach you a lesson in Faith, Self-less service and the process of Dedication.
The centre of gravity of any cylinder is the point of bisection of the axis.
If you want to be called a dwarf you must be in immediate possession of a battle axe cause otherwise your just a midget with an attitude.
You may loan your last dollar to a friend;
but never loan him your axe, unless you are certain that he knows how to use it.
We need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.
To take photographs is putting one's head, one's eye, and one's heart on the same axis
I don't lecture and I don't grind any axes. I just want to entertain.
About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
A book is not an isolated being: it is a relationship, an axis of innumerable relationships
Turning points in my life... the bush, the trails, lakes, waterfalls... moving camp from one wonderful lake to another... the companionship of a great individual, a wonder with canoe, axe and fish line.
Every linguistic sign is located on two axes: the axis of simultaneity and that of succession.
A tree is a wonderful living organism which gives shelter, food, warmth and protection to all living things. It even gives shade to those who wield an axe to cut it down
Now, I stand alone on this rock, fighting the errors of this world, and establish the science of life by my works. What is my mode of warfare? With the axe of truth I strike at the root of every tree of error and hew it down, so that there shall not be one error in man showing itself in the form of disease.
He had thought more than other men, and in matters of the intellect he had that calm objectivity, that certainty of thought and knowledge, such as only really intellectual men have, who have no axe to grind, who never wish to shine, or to talk others down, or to appear always in the right.
Humility has such power. Apologies can disarm arguments. Contrition can defuse rage. Olive branches do more good than battle axes ever will.
Learn to use an axe, and respect it and you can't help but love it.
But abuse one and it will wear your hands raw and open your foot like an overcooked sausage.
When some remote ancestor of ours invented the shovel, he became a giver: He could plant a tree. And when the axe was invented, he became a taker: He could chop it down. Whoever owns land has thus assumed, whether he knows it or not, the divine functions of creating and destroying plants.
Generally speaking, I'm much more in favour of penises entering vaginas than axes entering skulls. But the world seems to accept the violence a lot easier than the sex.
You are axes, in a world of wood. And the wood remembers when it has been cut, even if the axe forgets.
The centre of the universe and only rotates on its axis without going from east to west, is a very dangerous attitude and one calculated not only to arouse all Scholastic philosophers and theologians but also to injure our holy faith by contradicting the Scriptures.