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RE: A little bit of history - GBShaw revisited

Subject: RE: A little bit of history - GBShaw revisited
From: Jonathan Astill
Date: May 11 2006 10:32:17
There are plenty more where that came from. I've been collecting quotes,
prose, poetry, philiosophies, proverbs, lyrics and any old snippets
about trees for a few years now. Might get round to collating them for
publication when I have the time and inclination. Should be around
retirement time in the early 2040's!

Jonathan

"A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots
deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows towards it, by
reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes
great. Absorb, absorb, absorb. That is the secret of the tree."

Deng Ming Dao - Everyday Tao

       

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Cullen [mailto:dscottcul@xxxx.net] 
Sent: 11 May 2006 11:10
To: UK Tree Care
Subject: Re: A little bit of history - GBShaw revisited

Great one Jonathan.  If we are shifting to tree quotes, I love
Churchill's 

"...the lone [some sources say "solitary"] tree, if it grows at all,
grows strong."  

I imagine it was a metaphor for Britain, the island nation, standing
alone after the fall of France in 1940, but I don't have the exact time
frame for the quote. 

SC


  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Jonathan Astill
  To: UK Tree Care
  Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2006 5:21 AM
  Subject: RE: A little bit of history - GBShaw revisited


  Another goodie from George B.S.

  "Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no
man
  manages his affairs as well as a tree does." 

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