Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.
Words are the leaves of the tree of language, of which, if some fall away, a new succession takes their place
If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
God save me from my friends. I can protect myself from my enemies.
A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
What a country chooses to save is what a country chooses to say about itself.
In the point of rest at the center of our being, we encounter a world where all things are at rest in the same way. Then a tree becomes a mystery, a cloud a revelation, each man a cosmos of whose riches we can only catch glimpses. The life of its simplicity is simple, but it opens to us a book in which we never get beyond the first syllable.
We must not only protect the country side and save it from destruction, we must resort what has been destroyed and salvage the beauty and charm of our cities... Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.
I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.†
Indeed, unless the billboards fall
I'll never see a tree at all.
The long fight to save wild beauty represents democracy at its best. It requires citizens to practice the hardest of virtues ń self-restraint.
This bread I break was once the oat, This wine upon a foreign tree Plunged in its fruit; Man in the day or wind at night Laid the crops low, broke the grape's joy.
Then God said, I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food.
There is nothing good or evil save in the will
Virginity is such a personal thing. You can't judge anyone on it. A lot of young women feel they want to save themselves for the man who they think they will love forever.
The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of a miracle.
I did not want to be a tree, a flower or a wave. In a dancer's body, we as audience must see ourselves, not the imitated behavior of everyday actions, not the phenomenon of nature, not exotic creatures from another planet, but something of the miracle that is a human being.
The conservationist's most Important task, if we are to save the earth, is to educate.
I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.
God's miracles are to be found in nature itself; the wind and waves, the wood that becomes a tree - all of these are explained biologically, but behind them is the hand of God.
Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it, too, then it is only as those chosen with them, as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night.
Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the possible exception of a moose singing "Embraceable You" in spats.
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.