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"He that plants trees loves others beside himself."
-Dr. Thomas Fuller
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"There's nothing that keeps its youth, So far as I know, but a tree and truth."
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
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"Train up a fig tree in the way it should go, and when you are old sit under the shade of it."
-Charles Dickens
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"As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on."
-Woody Allen
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"You should go to a pear tree for pears, not to an elm."
-Publilius Syrus
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"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them."
-Bill Vaughan
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"He plants trees to benefit another generation."
-Caecilius Statius
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"You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters."
-Saint Bernard
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"I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree."
-Joyce Kilmer
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"He that climbs the tall tree has won right to the fruit."
-Sir Walter Scott
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"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."
-Dr. Seuss
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"Trees, though they are cut and lopped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again."
-Pericles
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"Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does."
-George Bernard Shaw
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"Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off."
-Carl Jung
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"As a twig is bent the tree inclines."
-Virgil
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"The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'"
-John F. Kennedy
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"A woman, a dog and a walnut tree, the more you beat them, the better they be."
-Dr. Thomas Fuller
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"One that would have the fruit must climb the tree."
-Dr. Thomas Fuller
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"The tree of Liberty needs to be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
-Thomas Jefferson
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"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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"We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls."
-Mother Teresa
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"Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
-William Shakespeare
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"Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade. "
-Persian Proverb
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"If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; if you want to be happy for life, plant a tree."
-English Proverb
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"He that plants trees loves others besides himself. "
-English Proverb
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"One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree. Which road do I take? she asked. Where do you want to go? was his response. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter."
-Lewis Carroll
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"It is not much for its beauty that makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit."
-Robert Louis Stevenson
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"The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit."
-German Proverb
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