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Jacaranda Quotes and Sayings
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I have a tree man coming to trim the jacaranda in my front garden.
- Moon Unit Zappa

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

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Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree
is connected with that of man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
but which will bloom most constantly?
- Emily Bronte

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
- Carolus Linnaeus

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone,
play a slide trombone, plant a small tree,
good God, now you're free.
- Ray Manzarek

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird
or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther

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

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

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.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds.
A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship,
and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Saint Basil

My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian,
wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays,
and eat tree bark.
- Casey Affleck

The first guy who came up with the concept of religion
was sitting out under a tree.
I'm sure of that.
- Tom T. Hall

People who reach the top of the tree are only those
who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
- Peter Ustinov

Education forms the common mind.
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.
- Martin Luther

An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns,
but never looking up to see where they come from.
- Timothy Dexter

I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front
of me and put my foot on it to cross over.
At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!
- Louis Leakey

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend,
the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
- Barbara Tuchman

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree,
and the tree is all humanity.
We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
- Pablo Casals

The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched.
A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
- Blaise Pascal

The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.
- Spike Milligan

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.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Henceforth the leaves of the tree of knowledge were for women,
and for the healing of the nations.
- Lucy Stone

A tree is an incomprehensible mystery.
- Jim Woodring

You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus.
- Donella Meadows

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
- James Whitcomb Riley

When you have seen one ant, one bird,
one tree, you have not seen them all.
- E. O. Wilson

Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy;
I drop my fruits like a ripe tree.
What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.
- Henry Miller

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white,
the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
- Aime Cesaire

By depending on the great, The small may rise high.
See: the little plant ascending the tall tree Has climbed to the top.
- Saskya Pandita

What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The
purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
- Edward Abbey

As the twig is bent the tree inclines.
- Virgil

Even if one tree falls down it wouldn't affect the entire forest.
- Chen Shui-bian

To campaign against colonialism is like barking up
a tree that has already been cut down.
- Andrew Cohen

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.
- Thomas Fuller

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

We will all, someday, experience death,
and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree,
crushed by passersby to ashes underlying the earth.
- Kim Elizabeth

We could not guard every water pipeline from being
blown up and every tree from being uprooted.
We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an
orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan


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