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Carolus Linnaeus Quotes and Sayings

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If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
- Carolus Linnaeus

Related topics: Gardening

A practical botanist will distinguish at the first
glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe
and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them.
- Carolus Linnaeus

Nature does not proceed by leaps and bounds.
- Carolus Linnaeus

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

 

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird
or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree
is connected with that of man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
but which will bloom most constantly?
- Emily Bronte

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone,
play a slide trombone, plant a small tree,
good God, now you're free.
- Ray Manzarek

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

I don't have to look up my family tree,
because I know that I'm the sap.
- Fred Allen

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

We are born believing.
A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

A sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree.
- Spike Milligan

In the perception of a tree we can distinguish the act of experiencing,
or perceiving, from the thing experienced,
or perceived.
- Samuel Alexander

You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending,
breaks.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul,
undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life,
and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments.
- Arthur Middleton

A tree growing out of the ground is as wonderful today as it ever was.
It does not need to adopt new and startling methods.
- Robert Henri

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought
forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled.
He only cursed it when it was barren.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I said to the almond tree, "Friend, speak to me of God,"
and the almond tree blossomed.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend,
the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
- Barbara Tuchman

Behind every tree there's a new monster.
- Todd Rundgren

As the twig is bent the tree inclines.
- Virgil

Fake is as old as the Eden tree.
- Orson Welles

I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree,
past the trunk and up into the branches.
It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

If bad decorating was a hanging offense,
there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!
- Sylvester Stallone

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Thomas Jefferson

Every crag and gnarled tree and lonely valley has its
own strange and graceful legend attached to it.
- Douglas Hyde

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.
- Martin Luther

As a child I was the best tree climber in our neighbourhood,
I was like a little monkey.
I've never been afraid of hurting myself or a little physical discomfort.
- Rachel Weisz

What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The
purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
- Edward Abbey

A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of
Mexico has more different species than some European countries.
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari

An ungrateful man is like a hog under a tree eating acorns,
but never looking up to see where they come from.
- Timothy Dexter

We could not guard every water pipeline from being
blown up and every tree from being uprooted.
We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an
orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

With Cold Sassy Tree having its first production,
I saw no necessity to do anything other than produce
it with the correct setting.
- Bruce Beresford

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same,
the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
- Henry Miller

I suppose I would still prefer to sit under a tree
with a picnic basket rather than under a gas pump,
but signs and comic strips are interesting as subject matter.
- Roy Lichtenstein


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