Quotes About Tree Of Life

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Andrea Koehle Jones
“I'm planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”
Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees

Charles Darwin
“The affinities of all the beings of the same class have sometimes been represented by a great tree.I believe this simile largely speaks the truth. The green and budding twigs may represent existing species; and those produced during former years may represent the long succession of extinct species. At each period of growth all the growing twigs have tried to branch out on all sides, and to overtop and kill the surrounding twigs and branches, in the same manner as species and groups of species have at all times overmastered other species in the great battle for life. The limbs divided into great branches, and these into lesser and lesser branches, were themselves once, when the tree was young, budding twigs; and this connection of the former and present buds by ramifying branches may well represent the classification of all extinct and living species in groups subordinate to groups. Of the many twigs which flourished when the tree was a mere bush, only two or three, now grown into great branches, yet survive and bear the other branches; so with the species which lived during long-past geological periods, very few have left living and modified descendants. From the first growth of the tree, many a limb and branch has decayed and dropped off; and these fallen branches of various sizes may represent those whole orders, families, and genera which have now no living representatives, and which are known to us only in a fossil state. As we here and there see a thin straggling branch springing from a fork low down in a tree, and which by some chance has been favoured and is still alive on its summit, so we occasionally see an animal like the Ornithorhynchus or Lepidosiren, which in some small degree connects by its affinities two large branches of life, and which has apparently been saved from fatal competition by having inhabited a protected station. As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these, if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the surface with its ever-branching and beautiful ramifications.”
Charles Darwin

Elita Daniels
“...nothing is taken that cannot be found again... (Tree of Life)”
Elita Daniels

David Paul Kirkpatrick
“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of Love. Along that river is the tree of heaven.”
David Paul Kirkpatrick, The Address Of Happiness

Robert G. Ingersoll
“When I speak of God, I mean that god who prevented man from putting forth his hand and taking also of the fruit of the tree of life that he might live forever; of that god who multiplied the agonies of woman, increased the weary toil of man, and in his anger drowned a world—of that god whose altars reeked with human blood, who butchered babes, violated maidens, enslaved men and filled the earth with cruelty and crime; of that god who made heaven for the few, hell for the many, and who will gloat forever and ever upon the writhings of the lost and damned.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Janet Autherine
“We spring from one great tree of life; when the root of the tree is watered with love, we all thrive.”
Janet Autherine, Growing into Greatness with God: 7 Paths to Greatness for our Sons and Daughters

Gérard de Nerval
“Για μας όμως, που έχουμε γεννηθεί σε μέρες επαναστάσεων και καταιγίδων, όπου έχουν γίνει θρύψαλα όλα τα πιστεύω - για μας που το πολύ πολύ μεγαλώσαμε μ' αυτήν την αόριστη πίστη που αρκείται σε ορισμένους εξωτερικούς τύπους και που η αδιάφορη προσχώρηση σ' αυτήν είναι ίσως περισσότερο ένοχη απ' την ασέβεια και την αίρεση, - είναι πολύ δύσκολο, όταν αισθανόμαστε την ανάγκη της, να ανοικοδομήσουμε το μυστηριακό οικοδόμημα που οι αθώοι και οι απλοί έχουν βαθιά χαραγμένη τη μορφή του στις καρδιές τους. "Το δέντρο της γνώσεως δεν είναι το δέντρο της ζωής!" Παρ' όλ' αυτά, μπορούμε άραγε ν' αποβάλουμε από το πνεύμα μας ό,τι καλό ή ολέθριο έχουν ενσταλλάξει σ' αυτό τόσες ευφυείς γενεές; Η άγνοια δεν διδάσκεται.”
Gérard de Nerval, Αυρηλία

Munia Khan
“The world of light and starry grace;
within your mind I live to trace.
Your thought’s speed in thunder’s glory,
lightening my being with dream’s story.
I embrace the tree carrying your name
Your unspoken wish : the heart of fame.”
Munia Khan

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