Quotes containing word "tree"

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Definitions and meanings of word "tree"

• Noun: a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

• Noun: a figure that branches from a single root; example: "genealogical tree"

• Noun: English actor and theatrical producer noted for his lavish productions of Shakespeare (1853-1917)

• Verb: force a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape

• Verb: plant with trees; example: "this lot should be treed so that the house will be shaded in summer"

• Verb: chase an animal up a tree; examples: "the hunters treed the bear with dogs and killed it", "her dog likes to tree squirrels"

• Verb: stretch (a shoe) on a shoetree

Featured authors with quotes containing word "tree"

William Blake
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English Poet
Monday 28 November 1757 - Sunday 12 August 1827
Martin Luther
3 quotes about tree
German Leader
Saturday 10 November 1483 - Monday 18 February 1546
Robert Fortune
2 quotes about tree
Scottish Scientist
Wednesday 16 September 1812 - Tuesday 13 April 1880
Pablo Casals
one quote about tree
Spanish Musician
Friday 29 December 1876 - Monday 22 October 1973
Abraham Lincoln
2 quotes about tree
American President
Sunday 12 February 1809 - Saturday 15 April 1865
Samuel Alexander
2 quotes about tree
Australian Philosopher
Thursday 6 January 1859 - Tuesday 13 September 1938
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3 quotes about tree
English Philosopher, Critic, Poet
Wednesday 21 October 1772 - Friday 25 July 1834
Franz Kafka
2 quotes about tree
Austrian Writer, Novelist, Critic, Author
Tuesday 3 July 1883 - Tuesday 3 June 1924
Gerard De Nerval
one quote about tree
French Novelist
Sunday 22 May 1808 - 1855
Wangari Maathai
one quote about tree
Kenyan Activist
Monday 1 April 1940 - Sunday 25 September 2011
Georgia O'Keeffe
one quote about tree
American Artist
Tuesday 15 November 1887 - Thursday 6 March 1986
Arthur E. Waite
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American Scholar
Friday 2 October 1857 - Tuesday 19 May 1942

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree.

Pablo Casals

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On embarking to return we could perceive no sign of One Tree Island; and as we swept down towards the sea the leafy top of a tree seen in the clear water under the boat was the only evidence of its existence; though a few hours ago it had formed so prominent an object.

George Grey

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

Nikos Kazantzakis

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We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt.

Franz Kafka

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What is the meaning of the togetherness of the perceiving mind, in that peculiar modification of perceiving which makes it perceive not a star but a tree, and the tree itself, is a problem for philosophy.

Samuel Alexander

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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

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Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits, and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman; the serpent is twining round it.

Arthur E. Waite

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The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life! And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good or evil poured into them by so many learned generations? Ignorance cannot be learned.

Gerard De Nerval

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Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree of worldly pleasures and its various fruits, man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life, and yields to the lust of the flesh, not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.

Johann Arndt

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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

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Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

William Blake

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Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

Lord Byron

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First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.

Martin Luther

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The tree was evidently aged, from the size of its stem. It was about six feet high, the branches came out from the stem in a regular and symmetrical manner, and it had all the appearance of a tree in miniature.

Robert Fortune

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

Abraham Lincoln

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If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what, a tree hater?

Doug Coupland

Words: tree, hugger, hater
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That's the way I do things when I want to celebrate, I always plant a tree. And so I got an indigenous tree, called Nandi flame, it has this beautiful red flowers. When it is in flower it is like it is in flame.

Wangari Maathai

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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

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You must not lean on a tree on Sabbath, if the tree might be dependent on you for support.

Ovadia Yosef

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I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I'll never see a tree at all.

Ogden Nash

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