Oak Tree quotes:

  • A large oak tree is just a little nut that refused to give up. -- David McGee
  • Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • The tallest oak tree once was an acorn that any pig could have swallowed. -- Arthur Schopenhauer
  • If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall! -- T. Harv Eker
  • 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
  • An oak tree is an oak tree. That is all it has to do. If an oak tree is less than an oak tree, then we are all in trouble. -- Nhat Hanh
  • You know, I never imagined there were he-dryads. Not even in an oak tree." One of the giants grinned at him. Druellae snorted. "Stupid! Where do you think acorns come from? -- Terry Pratchett
  • 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
  • There's a group of 12 oak trees on my property in California that I call 'my disciples.' Their branches form a canopy over the ground, and I sit underneath them for inspiration. -- Oprah Winfrey
  • 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
  • If an artist tells you "this is an oak tree," then it better be an oak tree. It's how you proclaim things; if you say "the silence is the music," then it's the music. -- Igor Levit
  • Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow. -- Khalil Gibran
  • Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees. -- E. F. Schumacher
  • I can see in the acorn the oak tree. I see the growth, the rebuilding, the restoring. I see that is the American psyche. There is so much we can draw understanding from. One of the lessons is the development of courage. Because without courage, you can't practice any of the other virtues consistently. -- Maya Angelou
  • When we shout at the oak tree, the oak tree is not offended. When we praise the oak tree, it doesn't raise its nose. We can learn the Dharma from the oak tree; therefore, the oak tree is part of our Dharmakaya. We can learn from everything that is around, that is in us. -- Nhat Hanh
  • I'd like to take a walk far back in the flinty hills and search for a souvenir, an old double-bitted ax stuck deep in the side of a white oak tree. I know the handle has long since rotted away with time. Perhaps the rusty frame of a coal-oil lantern still hangs there on the blade. -- Wilson Rawls
  • Thousands of experts study overbought indicators, oversold indicators, head-and-shoulder patterns, put-call ratios, the Fed's policy on money supply, foreign investment, the movement of the constellations through the heavens, and the moss on oak trees, and they can't predict markets with any useful consistency, any more than the gizzard squeezers could tell the Roman emperors when the Huns would attack. -- Peter Lynch
  • I got a burlap sack, put a brick in the middle, and filled it with rags, corncobs, some Spanish moss, and sand. I hung that sack off the branch of an oak tree. I'd wrap my hands with a necktie of my daddy's and punch at it. My mom gave me an hour a day. My brothers and sisters said, "Nah." I said, "You'll see." -- Joe Frazier
  • The oak tree: not interested in cherry blossoms. -- Matsuo Basho
  • This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff. -- Carl Sagan
  • What will the solemn Hemlock- What will the Oak tree say? -- Emily Dickinson
  • 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
  • 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
  • The talking oak To the ancient spoke. But any tree Will talk to me. -- Mary Carolyn Davies
  • You woke up on the wrong side of the oak tree, didn't you? (Acheron) -- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • A democracy is as really a republic as on oak a tree, or a temple a building -- John Adams
  • The strength of weak people constantly appalls me. Have you ever seen a vine kill an oak tree? Deadly. -- Rae Foley
  • Nothing is less promising than precocity. A young thistle is more like a future tree than is a young oak. -- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • And if we seem nutty to you and if we seem like an odd ball to you, just remember one thing. The mighty oak tree was once a nut just like me. -- Glenn Turner
  • On opening sentences: "If in the first chapter a hurricane is going to blow down an oak tree which falls through the kitchen roof, there's no need to first describe the kitchen." -- James Thayer
  • Thinking about such things soothed the creature as it dug at the base of a tall oak tree, deep into the ground, covering itself with dirt and leaves and moss; hiding, healing, waiting. -- Joe DeRouen