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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.”
“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
“Just as tall trees are known by their shadows, so are good men known by their enemies”
“Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.”
“We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A man can't make a place for himself in the sun if he keeps taking refuge under the family tree.”
“If you climb up a tree, you must climb down the same tree”
“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”
“As a single withered tree, if set aflame, causes a whole forest to burn, so does a rascal son destroy a whole family.”
“She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree;But I, being young and foolish, with her would not agree.”
William Butler Yeats
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