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The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. ...
by Moliere

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
- Moliere

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The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.
- Moliere

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
- Moliere

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him,
and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.
- Moliere

 

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
- Moliere

True, Heaven prohibits certain pleasures;
but one can generally negotiate a compromise.
- Moliere

The duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them.
- Moliere

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One ought to look a good deal at oneself before thinking of condemning others.
- Moliere

A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house.
- Moliere

The more we love our friends, the less we flatter them;
it is by excusing nothing that pure love shows itself.
- Moliere

There's nothing quite like tobacco: it's the passion of decent folk,
and whoever lives without tobacco doesn't deserve to live.
- Moliere

He who follows his lessons tastes a profound peace,
and looks upon everybody as a bunch of manure.
- Moliere

Of all the noises known to man, opera is the most expensive.
- Moliere

No matter what Aristotle and the Philosophers say,
nothing is equal to tobacco; it's the passion of the well-bred,
and he who lives without tobacco lives a life not worth living.
- Moliere

It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible,
but also for what we do not do.
- Moliere

If everyone were clothed with integrity,
if every heart were just, frank, kindly,
the other virtues would be well-nigh useless.
- Moliere

Writing is like prostitution.
First you do it for love, and then for a few close friends,
and then for money.
- Moliere

People of quality know everything without ever having learned anything.
- Moliere

I prefer a pleasant vice to an annoying virtue.
- Moliere

All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes
that fill the history books,
all the political blunders, all the failures of the
great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
- Moliere

Perfect reason flees all extremity, and leads one to be wise with sobriety.
- Moliere

It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.
- Moliere

It is a strange enterprise to make respectable people laugh.
- Moliere

Some of the most famous books are the least worth reading.
Their fame was due to their having done something that
needed to be doing in their day.
The work is done and the virtue of the book has expired.
- Moliere

There are pretenders to piety as well as to courage.
- Moliere

We die only once, and for such a long time.
- Moliere

I want to be distinguished from the rest;
to tell the truth,
a friend to all mankind is not a friend for me.
- Moliere

Esteem must be founded on preference:
to hold everyone in high esteem is to esteem nothing.
- Moliere

If you make yourself understood, you're always speaking well.
- Moliere

A learned fool is more a fool than an ignorant fool.
- Moliere

People don't mind being mean; but they never want to be ridiculous.
- Moliere

Unreasonable haste is the direct road to error.
- Moliere

Oh, I may be devout, but I am human all the same.
- Moliere

It is the public scandal that offends;
to sin in secret is no sin at all.
- Moliere

I live on good soup, not on fine words.
- Moliere

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
- Moliere

There is no praise to bear the sort that you put in your pocket.
- Moliere

Reason is not what decides love.
- Moliere

Solitude terrifies the soul at twenty.
- Moliere

Every good act is charity.
A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does
in this world to his fellows.
- Moliere

It infuriates me to be wrong when I know I'm right.
- Moliere

Oh, how fine it is to know a thing or two.
- Moliere

All which is not prose is verse; and all which is not verse is prose.
- Moliere

It's true Heaven forbids some pleasures,
but a compromise can usually be found.
- Moliere

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
- Moliere

I have the fault of being a little more sincere than is proper.
- Moliere

Ah!
how annoying that the law doesn't allow a woman to
change husbands just as one does shirts.
- Moliere

I feed on good soup, not beautiful language.
- Moliere

Of all follies there is none greater than wanting to
make the world a better place.
- Moliere

As the purpose of comedy is to correct the vices of men,
I see no reason why anyone should be exempt.
- Moliere

Don't appear so scholarly, pray.
Humanize your talk, and speak to be understood.
- Moliere

To marry a fool is to be no fool.
- Moliere

Frenchmen have an unlimited capacity for gallantry
and indulge it on every occasion.
- Moliere

I have the knack of easing scruples.
- Moliere

Books and marriage go ill together.
- Moliere

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

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

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith


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