Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaphgreen leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
(Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," published in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983).
Pryce-Jones chose these words for his book's epigraph.)
The tree of Knowledge is a Tree of Knowledge of good and evil.
(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 387, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
No matter how tall a tree can grow
It wont able to touch the sky
No matter how deep you dig the hole
It wont reach the bottom end
(I mean that it is like we are not the greatest one,
always many people out there are better than us
so be humble, and we must also not the unluckiest person in the world, we are far in better place in many people out there... so be thankful, we are in great place already)
God took pattern after a pine tree and built you noble.
(Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Missie May, in "The Gilded Six Bits," Opportunity (1925), Spunk: The Selected Short Stories of Zora Neale Hurston (1988).)