Love shook my heart/ Like the wind on the mountain/ Troubling the oak-trees— Sappho
Delighting Oak Tree quotations
If you don't like where you're at, move you're not a tree.
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.
I got a burlap sack, put a brick in the middle, and filled it with rags, corncobs, some Spanish moss, and sand. I hung that sack off the branch of an oak tree. I'd wrap my hands with a necktie of my daddy's and punch at it. My mom gave me an hour a day. My brothers and sisters said, "Nah." I said, "You'll see."
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
The oak tree: not interested in cherry blossoms.
Every noble achievement is a dream before it is a reality just as the oak is an acorn before it is a tree.
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.
The greatest oak was once a little nut who held her ground.
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground.
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.
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
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.'
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.
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.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
The tallest oak tree once was an acorn that any pig could have swallowed.
Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems.
An acorn is just a tree's way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another.
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.
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping, For only the hand of God can contain your hearts.
A large oak tree is just a little nut that refused to give up.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Evil enters like a needle and spreads like an oak tree.
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
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
An unbending tree is easily broken.
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.
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.
Without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently.
All trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.
Of all the trees that grow so fair Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun Than Oak, and Ash and Thorn.
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.
If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall!
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop
Since my stroke, I have begun to see so many miracles all around me.
I look out of the window in my room: verdant grass, silver-tipped oak leaves, tall palm trees gentle swaying as they reach to the sky, masses and masses of roses. All colors, so many shapes, exquisite fragrances.
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.
Embryos turn into babies; buds turn into blossoms; acorns turn into oak trees. The same programming that exists in them exists in each of us - to manifest our highest potential. What is the difference between those things and us? That we can say no...So today, say yes.
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
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.
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.
Tall oaks branch charmed by the earnest stars Dream and so dream all night without a stir.
So they all went away from the little log house.
The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under.
It would be easier to grow oak trees by planting marbles than for someone to be saved without the seed of the word.