Follow the grain in your own wood.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
It is nature's law that rivers wind, trees grow wood, and, given the opportunity, women work iniquity
As irrigators lead water where they want, as archers make their arrows straight, as carpenters carve wood, the wise shape their minds.
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."
If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Age appears to be best in four things, - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read
Knowledge without Spirit is like finding yourself on a cold night with all the wood in the world and having no flame with which to ignite it.
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.
Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.
One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good, Than all the sages can.
Wood already touched by fire is not hard to set alight
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.
Heap on the wood!-the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.
I don't know the weapons that will be used in the Third World War, but in the Forth men will use wood and stones
When I would recreate myself, I seek the darkest wood, the thickest and the most interminable, and to the citizen, most dismal swamp. I enter the swamp as a sacred place--a sanctum sanctorum; there is the strength, the marrow of Nature.
Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that age appears to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burn brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweethearts, are surest, and old lovers are soundest
Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass.
As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes.
Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.
From the solitude of the wood, Man has passed to the more dreadful solitude of the heart.
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.
If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hardbeaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.