quote by Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Our nation is like a tree of which the original trunk is swarajya and the branches are swadeshi and boycott.

— Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Unusual Tree Trunks quotations

Tree trunks quote If you don't like where you're at, move you're not a tree.
If you don't like where you're at, move you're not a tree.
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Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;

And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back -- For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.

I've enjoyed every age I've been, and each has had its own individual merit.

Every laugh line, every scar, is a badge I wear to show I've been present, the inner rings of my personal tree trunk that I display proudly for all to see. Nowadays, I don't want a "perfect" face and body; I want to wear the life I've lived.

Tree trunks quote The axe forgets what the tree remembers.
The axe forgets what the tree remembers.

I like to take the time out to listen to the trees, much in the same way that I listen to a sea shell, holding my ear against the rough bark of the trunk, hearing the inner singing of the sap. It's a lovely sound, the beating of the heart of the tree.

A tree trunk the size of a man grows from a blade as thin as a hair.

A tower nine stories high is built from a small heap of earth.


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.

Tree trunks quote Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground.

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 tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.

Tree trunks quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other.


I have always been very interested in landscape.

.. I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest - tree trunks, the growth of branches from the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space.

However long it stays in the river the tree-trunk will never turn into a crocodile.

Tree trunks quote Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.

The evocative power of the drum can be compared to the Trinity.

The drum's frame comes from the trunk of a tree, and that tree has a spirit. It is not dead wood. There is also spirit in the animal skin. If there wasn't, it would not produce sound. Those, plus the spirit of the person playing become an irresistible force.

A tree may look as beautiful as ever;

but when you notice the insects infesting it, and the tips of the branches that are brown from disease, even the trunk seems to lose some of its magnificence.

One bit of advice: it is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree - make sure you understand the fundamental principles, ie the trunk and big branches, before you get into the leaves/details or there is nothing for them to hang on to.

Tree trunks quote An unbending tree is easily broken.
An unbending tree is easily broken.

I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree~ And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.

Repeat the truth so that the dull can grasp it! Repeat the truth with the speed of a woodpecker's beak making holes in tree trunks!

Growth is the surviving influence in all our lives.

The tree will send up its trunk in thick profusion from land burned black by atom bombs. Children will grow from poverty and filth and oppression and develop honor, integrity, contribute to all mankind.

Tree trunks quote All trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.
All trees are losing their leaves, and not one of them is worried.

I'd like a relationship that was like two tree trunks side by side, strong but independent.

I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree, past the trunk and up into the branches. It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.


I always thought jazz was like the trunk of a tree.

After the tree has grown, many branches have spread out. They're all with different leaves and they all look beautiful. But at the end of the season, they fold back up and it's still the tree trunk.

Tree trunks quote Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop

The trees grew too thickly, and their trunks were too big for any healthy New England wood. There was too much silence in the dim alleys between them.

For we are like tree trunks in the snow.

In appearance they lie smoothly and a little push should be enough to set them rolling. No, it can't be done, for they are firmly wedded to the ground. But see, even that is only appearance.

Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.

Tree trunks quote Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars.

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages.

Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.


Balance for me now means seeing myself as a tree, being strong enough in my roots and trunk to not be a pushover, but being flexible enough in every circumstance not to break. I am continuing to expand, but not any faster than my roots can support me.

Hope and purpose in this world is living as best as you can and maybe having life that gives back. But simply giving back isn't purpose; it's a branch of purpose, but it is not the trunk or root of the tree.

Tree trunks quote I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.

Man is like a tree, with the mighty trunk of intellect, the spreading branches of imagination, and the roots of the lower instincts that bind him to the earth. The moral life, however, is the fruit he bears; in it his true nature is revealed.

All we have observed is where moths do not spend the day.

In 25 years we have found only two betularia on the tree trunks or walls adjacent to our traps (one on an appropriate background and one not), and none elsewhere

There are many ways to inspire healing of the earth, all relating to the tree truth that everything is interconnected. We ourselves are trees. Each time we see a tree, outside us or within us, we can remember that they reflect the truth. Something deeply rooted, something with a strong trunk, something that sweeps the sky.

Tree trunks quote If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.
If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.

The design of the gum is expressed in the flow of it trunk and limbs, and the design of the European tree mainly in its foliage. In Europe great masses of foliage first attract the eye, here the limbs and trunk, which, on account of their proportion and colour, make themselves felt first, and one thinks of the foliage as a secondary matter.

If my body were a tree trunk, the rings would surely reveal the time it has had to mature.

I seek truth and beauty in the transparency of an autumn leaf, in the perfect form of a seashell on the beach, in the curve of a woman's back, in the texture of an ancient tree trunk, but also in the elusive forms of reality.

If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk - it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed.

In fierce March weather White waves break tether, And whirled together At either hand, Like weeds uplifted, The tree-trunks rifted In spars are drifted, Like foam or sand.