Wood Quotes

I have the right to do whatever I wish with my property. If I own a pile of wood, I can set fire to it even if it is currently nailed together in the shape of a barn. Cigarettes may not be healthy for me in the long run, but I have the freedom to smoke them anyway. Drinking alcohol may or may not have negative side effects, but even if it does, the government has no authority to prohibit you from consuming it, even if it is "in your own best interest." Since when do we let the government decide what is or isn't good for us? What the hell does Congress know about nutrition, anyway? (For that matter, what does Congress know about the Constitution?) If the government can use force whenever something is "in our best interest" then government should force everyone to wake up at 6am every morning for calisthenics in the front yard. Fast food establishments should be torn down and replaced with bars that serve carrot juice and alfalfa sprouts, since - "it's in your best interest." This paternalistic attitude that "the government knows best" and that you are merely a helpless child is insulting and reprehensible. Hitler used the same attitude to persuade the Germans to subjugate themselves to the "Fatherland."

Michael J. Badnarik

Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Follow the grain in your own wood.

Howard Thurman

Pure at heart: to be like a flower that blooms as gloriously, brilliantly in a secluded wild wood, not seen and praised.

Vanna Bonta

Burn old wood, read old books, drink old wines, have old friends.

Alfonso X

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

Bible

No Wood without Bark.

Benjamin Franklin

Before enlightenment; chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment; chop wood, carry water.

Zen Proverb

A stair not worn hollow by footsteps is, regarded from its own point of view, only a boring something made of wood.

Franz Kafka

Out of defeat can come the best in human nature. As Christians face storms of adversity, they may rise with more beauty. They are like trees that grow on mountain ridges -- battered by winds, yet trees in which we find the strongest wood.

Billy Graham

Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight

African Proverb

One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.

William Wordsworth

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.

Old Eskimo proverb

Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.

Sir Francis Bacon

It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and, given the opportunity, women work iniquity

Buddha Sutta-Pitaka

Without wood a fire goes out; without gossip a quarrel dies down.

Bible

Starting in a hollowed log of wood some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning! I ask myself 'Why?' and the only echo is 'damned fool!... the Devil drives'.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

The south wind searches for the flowers whose fragrance late he bore, And sighs to find them in the wood and by the stream no more.

William Cullen Bryant

Can't see the wood for the trees

Proverb

The block of wood should not dictate to the carver

Maori Proverb

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot

Dixie Lee Ray

Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I can look at the knot in a piece of wood until it frightens me.

William Blake
Social Media
Our Partners