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  • What will the solemn Hemlock- What will the Oak tree say? -- Emily Dickinson
  • In 1846 the prairie town of Oak River existed only in a settler's dream. -- Bess Streeter Aldrich
  • Where are the rough brave Britons to be found With Hearts of Oak, so much of old renowned? -- Bill Vaughan
  • Of all the trees that grow so fair Old England to adorn, Greater are none beneath the Sun Than Oak, and Ash and Thorn. -- Rudyard Kipling
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  • I think character never changes; the Acorn becomes an Oak, which is very little like an Acorn to be sure, but it never becomes an Ash ... -- Hester Lynch Piozzi
  • Oak, granite, Lilies by the road, Remember me? I remember you. Clouds brushing Clover hills, Remember me? Sister, child, Grown tall, Remember me? I remember you. -- Gail Carson Levine
  • Thirty-six years after coming to America, the man once known by fellow body¬≠builders as the Austrian Oak was elected governor of California, the seventh largest economy in the world. -- Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems. An acorn is just a tree's way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another. -- Shirley Ann Grau
  • The OakLive thy Life, Young and old,Like yon oak,Bright in spring, Living gold;Summer-rich Then; and thenAutumn-changedSoberer-hued Gold again.All his leaves Fall'n at length,Look, he stands,Trunk and bough Naked strength. -- Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • Oak ... lasts for an unlimited period when buried in underground structures. ...when exposed to moisture... it cannot take in liquid on account of its compactness, but, withdrawing from the moisture, it resists it and warps, thus making cracks. -- Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
  • Gabby Giffords deserves a vote. The families of Newtown deserve a vote. The families of Aurora deserve a vote. The families of Oak Creek, and Tucson, and Blacksburg, and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence - they deserve a simple vote. -- Barack Obama
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  • Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. -- George Herbert
  • And Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction. -- John Motson
  • Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut, that held its ground. -- David Icke
  • Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. -- William Congreve
  • At my home in the southwest of France, I grow oak, hazel, and lemon trees in my backyard. -- Alain Ducasse
  • In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak. -- James Russell Lowell
  • As much as I love crisp, clean whites, there's always a time for rich but balanced Chardonnays with oak, especially at Thanksgiving. -- Gary Vaynerchuk
  • I have planted over 6,000 trees at home in Scotland, some of them oak. I'd like my children to be able to watch them grow. -- Rory Stewart
  • When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze. -- Thomas Carlyle
  • Giant oak trees... have deep root systems that can extend two-and-one-half times their height. Such trees rarely are blown down regardless of how violent the storms may be. -- Joseph B. Wirthlin
  • The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree. It is truly a part of our national heritage and it merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree. -- Bob Goodlatte
  • How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. -- Walter Scott
  • A young man, be his merit what it will, can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oak, twine himself round some man of great power and interest. -- Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
  • You can take for granted that people know more or less what a street, a shop, a beach, a sky, an oak tree look like. Tell them what makes this one different. -- Neil Gaiman
  • The memories that I have are mostly at our old ranch, out in Agoura. We used to go out there every Saturday. I can smell the oak trees. I can see it so clearly. -- Patti Davis
  • If you go to a tree with an ax and take five whacks at the tree every day, it doesn't matter if it's an oak or a redwood; eventually the tree has to fall down. -- Jack Canfield
  • I am a born-again atheist, so there isn't going to be a funeral. I will be buried in a linen wrap in a cardboard coffin in my forest with an oak tree planted on my head. -- Felix Dennis
  • Our success in this matter is important to all Americans. Whether you are in the forest land business or just enjoy the shade of a majestic oak gracing your lawn, we all have an interest in this important issue. -- Leonard Boswell
  • Human evolution, at first, seems extraordinary. How could the process that gave rise to slugs and oak trees and fish produce a creature that can fly to the moon and invent the Internet and cross the ocean in boats? -- Steven Pinker
  • Schoolchildren and older people like the idea of planting trees. For children, it's interesting that an acorn will grow into an oak, and for older people it's a legacy. And the act of planting a tree is not that difficult. -- Clive Anderson
  • The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities. -- James Allen
  • The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character. -- Albert Schweitzer
  • There's too many sounds in the world! The sounds of the earth are terrible! The roots squeezing and jostling one another through the clefts, and the crashing of the acorn from the oak. The cry of the little birdeen in under the silence of the hawk! -- Lady Gregory
  • The Law of Divine Compensation posits that this is a self-organizing and self-correcting universe: the embryo becomes a baby, the bud becomes a blossom, the acorn becomes an oak tree. Clearly, there is some invisible force that is moving every aspect of reality to its next best expression. -- Marianne Williamson
  • So they all went away from the little log house. The shutters were over the windows, so the little house could not see them go. It stayed there inside the log fence, behind the two big oak trees that in the summertime had made green roofs for Mary and Laura to play under. -- Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Know your priorities and identify the five powerful action steps that you intend to take to move your initiatives forward each day. If you go to a tree with an ax and take five whacks at the tree every day, it doesn't matter if it's an oak or a redwood; eventually, the tree has to fall down. -- Jack Canfield
  • Soul of fibre and heart of oak. -- Miguel de Cervantes
  • An oak is no respecter of persons. -- Aldo Leopold
  • The oak tree: not interested in cherry blossoms. -- Matsuo Basho
  • Man is the circled oak; woman the ivy. -- Aaron Hill
  • The boughs of the oak are roaring inside the acorn. -- Charles Tomlinson
  • This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff. -- Carl Sagan
  • Autumn flings her fiery cloak over the sumac, beech and oak. -- Susan Lendroth
  • Blow kisses to the oak trees and sparrows and elephants and weeds. -- Rob Brezsny
  • A critic is to an author as a fungus to an oak. -- Edward Abbey
  • our destinies are intertwinedlike the stems of ivy on an oak tree. -- Chris Tinniswood
  • George Foreman can knock down an oak tree ... but oak trees don't move. -- Angelo Dundee
  • Love shook my heart/ Like the wind on the mountain/ Troubling the oak-trees -- Sappho
  • Without warning as a whirlwind swoops on an oak Love shakes my heart -- Sappho
  • Is the acorn better than the oak which is its fullness and completion? -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The acorn of ambition often grows into an oak from which men hang. -- H. Rider Haggard
  • I wrapped my arms around him like I was saving an oak tree. -- C.J. English
  • I belong on this earth in the way that an oak tree does. -- Roger Housden
  • Many strokes, though with a little axe, hew down and fell the hardest-timber'd oak. -- William Shakespeare
  • Gehrig was not like the common folk; Created, was he, like the strongest oak; -- Willard Mullin
  • A large, branching, aged oak is perhaps the most venerable of all inanimate objects. -- William Shenstone
  • The tallest oak tree once was an acorn that any pig could have swallowed. -- Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • The talking oak To the ancient spoke. But any tree Will talk to me. -- Mary Carolyn Davies
  • It was a miracle to me, this transformation of my acorns into an oak. -- Betsy Lerner
  • A large oak tree is just a little nut that refused to give up. -- David McGee
  • You woke up on the wrong side of the oak tree, didn't you? (Acheron) -- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Love, like a mountain-wind upon an oak, falling upon me, shakes me leaf and bough. -- Sappho
  • The mistletoe hung in the castle hall, The holly branch shone on the old oak wall. -- Thomas Haynes Bayly
  • The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived. -- Robert Jordan
  • Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak." -- William Congreve
  • The oak ... has not the efficacy of the fir , nor the cypress that of the elm . -- Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
  • The willow which bends to the tempest often escapes better than the oak which resists it. -- Walter Scott
  • Long cold nights mark November's return, grey rains fall, wind walks in the bronze oak leaves. -- Gladys Taber
  • The oak, when living, monarch of the wood; The English oak, which, dead, commands the flood. -- Charles Churchill
  • The acorn of honest inquiry has often sprouted and matured into a great oak of understanding. -- Dieter F. Uchtdorf
  • It is progress when a centuries-old oak is cut down to give space for a road sign. -- Thor Heyerdahl
  • It needs more than a heart of oak to shed all fear except the fear of God. -- Mahatma Gandhi
  • A democracy is as really a republic as on oak a tree, or a temple a building -- John Adams
  • Surely oak and threefold brass surrounded his heart who first trusted a frail vessel to the merciless ocean. -- Horace
  • The little girl skipped by under the wrinkled oak leaves and held fast to a replica of herself. -- Anne Sexton
  • I wish you were that birch rising from the clump behind you, and I the gray oak alongside. -- Donald Hall
  • The strength of weak people constantly appalls me. Have you ever seen a vine kill an oak tree? Deadly. -- Rae Foley
  • The green reed which bends in the wind is stronger than the mighty oak which breaks in a storm. -- Confucius
  • Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that held its ground. -- Rosa Parks
  • It takes time for an acorn to turn into an oak, but the oak is already implied in the acorn. -- Alan Watts
  • You cannot plant an acorn in the morning, and expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of an oak. -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Here and there on the branch of an oak a congress of leaves still clung, rigid as flakes of bronze. -- Martha Ostenso
  • Nothing is less promising than precocity. A young thistle is more like a future tree than is a young oak. -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall! -- T. Harv Eker
  • As naturally as the oak bears an acorn and the vine a gourd, man bears a poem, either spoken or done. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • The graceful ivy, clasping the oak that supported it, would form a whole in which strength and beauty would be equally conspicuous. -- Mary Wollstonecraft
  • I see only a little, lady, but I know that your fortune is as twined with his as the ivy to the oak. -- Deanna Raybourn
  • Every noble achievement is a dream before it is a reality just as the oak is an acorn before it is a tree. -- Patience Strong
  • It would be easier to grow oak trees by planting marbles than for someone to be saved without the seed of the word. -- Steven J Lawson
  • What idiocy, to racing into this story and its labyrinths, sprinting away from our happiness among the fresh spring grasses by the oak. -- Ian Mcewan
  • Where, twisted round the barren oak, The summer vine in beauty clung, And summer winds the stillness broke, The crystal icicle is hung. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The mind has grown to its present state of consciousness as an acorn grows into an oak, or as saurians developed into mammals. -- Carl Jung
  • Before the acorn can bring forth the oak, it must become itself a wreck. No plant ever came from any but a wrecked seed. -- Hannah Whitall Smith
  • Built like an oak tree, against which I could pitch my pillow and read; mornings, I could curl into the crook of your branches. -- Lionel Shriver
  • Let me look upward into the branches of the flowering oak and know that it grew great and strong because it grew slowly and well. -- Bill Vaughan
  • Rin slept inside the oak's thought. Its own memories of weather and growth continued to hum, and like a pond, its stillness reflected back herself. -- Shannon Hale
  • How vainly men themselves amaze, / To win the palm, the oak, or bays; / And their incessant labours see / Crowned from some single herb or tree. -- Andrew Marvell
  • When we really let go, we become everything. At that point we are identified with all things: the flower, the oak tree, the morning star. -- Dennis Merzel
  • We do not make beams from the hollow, decaying trunk of the fallen oak. We use the upsoaring tree in the full vigor of its sap. -- Sylvia Pankhurst
  • For anyone who lives in the oak-and-maple area of New England, there is a perennial temptation to plunge into a purple sea of adjectives about October. -- Hal Borland
  • A thousand Dreams within me softly burn: From time to time my heart is like some oak Whose blood runs golden where a branch is torn. -- Arthur Rimbaud
  • When I started to climb, the sky seemed to be sunny and blue. But being up here on the oak tree it is cloudy and foggy. -- Sandra Harner
  • I felt a positive yearning toward one bush this afternoon. There was a match found for me at last. I fell in love with a shrub oak. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • It is a vast wilderness of rocks in a sea of light, colored and glowing like oak and maple in autumn, when the sun gold is richest -- John Muir
  • Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it. -- Aristotle
  • Just as the acorn contains the mighty oak tree, the Self has everything it needs to fulfill its destiny. When the inner conditions are right, it naturally emerges. -- Derek Rydall
  • There was nothing dishonourable in not being blown about by every little modern wind. Better to have worth, to entrench, to be an oak of one's own generation. -- John le Carre
  • Revolutions are not made: they come. A revolution is as natural a growth as an oak. It comes out of the past. Its foundations are laid far back. -- Wendell Phillips
  • Stand together yet not too near together:For the pillars of the temples stand apart,And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each others shadow. -- Kahlil Gibran
  • For their entire lives, even before they met you, your mother and father held their love for you inside their hearts like an acorn holds an oak tree. -- Anthony Marra
  • The oak roars when a high wind wrestles with it; the beech shrieks; the elm sends forth a long, deep groan; the ash pours out moans of thrilling anguish. -- Thomas Starr King
  • Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay. -- George Bernard Shaw
  • i been meek, and hard like an oak, i seen pretty people disappear like smoke. friends will arrive, friends will disappear. if you want me, honey baby, i'll be here. -- Bob Dylan
  • I always wished to be a better planner. It seems more elegant, while my trial and error process is more akin to someone scratching an awful case of poison oak. -- Joshua Mohr
  • Grass that is here today and gone tomorrow does not require much time to mature. A giant oak tree that lasts for generations requires much more time to grow strong. -- Henry T. Blackaby
  • Not every oak has to be gnarled, every detective hard-bitten. The adjective that exists solely as a decoration is a self-indulgence for the writer and an obstacle for the reader. -- William Zinsser
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