Old Folk Plant Trees Proverb

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May brooks and trees and singing hills join in the chorus too, and every gentle wind that blows send happiness to you.

Irish Blessings

When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.

Chinese Proverb

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.

George Eliot

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverbs and sayings

I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable, and they go to make love beautiful.

Robert Plant

Old men do it better. We're not so sensitive in certain areas.

Robert Plant

Does anyone remember laughter?

Robert Plant

Trees like to have kids climb on them, but trees are much bigger than we are, and much more forgiving.

Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I've hugged trees in every part of this little island.

Gerry Adams

Another Version

Our trees are aspens, but people
mistake them for birches;
they think of us as characters
in a Russian novel, Kitty and Levin
living contentedly in the country.
Our friends from the city watch the birds
and rabbits feeding together
on top of the deep, white snow.
(We have Russian winters in Illinois,
but no sleighbells, possums instead of wolves,
no trusted servants to do our work.)
As in a Russian play, an old man
lives in our house, he is my father;
he lets go of life in such slow motion,
year after year, that the grief
is stuck inside me, a poisoned apple
that won't go up or down.
But like the three sisters, we rarely speak
of what keeps us awake at night;
like them, we complain about things
that don't really matter and talk
of our pleasures and of the future:
we tell each other the willows
are early this year, hazy with green.

Lisel Mueller


Slowly the west reaches for clothes of new colors
which it passes to a row of ancient trees.
You look, and soon these two worlds both leave you
one part climbs toward heaven, one sinks to earth.

leaving you, not really belonging to either,
not so hopelessly dark as that house that is silent,
not so unswervingly given to the eternal as that thing
that turns to a star each night and climbs--

leaving you (it is impossible to untangle the threads)
your own life, timid and standing high and growing,
so that, sometimes blocked in, sometimes reaching out,
one moment your life is a stone in you, and the next, a star.

Rainer Maria Rilke

The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, 'In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!'

John F. Kennedy

And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare

Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals.

Edward Thorndike

As an integral part of the Department of Agriculture, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service monitors our Nation's agriculture to protect against agricultural pests and diseases.

Mike Rogers

When you do classical breeding, you cluster for hundreds of genes in a plant that allow it to be resistant to a particular insect.

Jeremy Rifkin

Folk rock was my real roots. I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.

Alan Parsons

All the time signatures we used on Gravity were taken from folk music cultures, where those kinds of time signatures are quite normal.

Fred Frith

A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.

Doug Larson

I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.

Herbert Rappaport
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