From the withered tree, a flower blooms.
— Unknown

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.
Alfred Lord Tennyson wither quote

Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
— Graham Greene

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
— Robert Frost

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
— wither quotation by J. R. R. Tolkien