Green wood makes a hot fire. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Wood half-coal is easily kindled. [ Proverb ]
Wood half burnt is easily kindled. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
'Tis noon - a calm, unbroken sleep
Is on the blue waves of the deep;
A soft haze, like a fairy dream,
Is floating over wood and stream;
And many a broad magnolia flower,
Within its shadowy woodland bower,
Is gleaming like a lovely star. [ George D. Prentice ]
Here lies one Wood enclosed in wood,
One Wood within another.
The outer wood is very good.
We cannot praise the other. [ Epitaph ]
I've often wished that I had clear.
For life, six hundred pounds a year,
A handsome house to lodge a friend,
A river at my garden's end,
A terrace walk, and half a rood
Of land, set out to plant a wood. [ Swift ]
You can't see the wood for the trees. [ Proverb ]
Heap on more wood! the wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will.
We'll keep our Christmas merry still. [ Scott ]
He cannot see the wood for the trees. [ German Proverb ]
He makes arrows of all sorts of wood. [ Proverb ]
A little wood will heat a little oven. [ Proverb ]
There are more ways to the wood than one. [ Proverb ]
To rock and river, plain and wood,
I cry, Ye are my kin. While I, O Earth!
Am but an atom of thee, and a breath,
Passing unseen and unrecorded, like
The tiny throb here in my temple's pulse. [ Philip J. Bailey ]
One wood is enough to feed many elephants. [ Proverb ]
In love, old wood burns better than green.
And the Sabbath bell,
That over wood and wild and mountain dell
Wanders so far, chasing all thoughts unholy
With sounds most musical, most melancholy. [ Samuel Rogers ]
Willows are weak, yet they bind other wood. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
And a million horrible bellowing echoes broke
From the red-ribbed hollow behind the wood.
And thundered up into heaven. [ Tennyson ]
Lay on more wood, the ashes will yield money. [ Proverb ]
They that live longest must go farthest for wood. [ Proverb ]
Would you cut down Falkland wood with a penknife? [ Proverb ]
He that is afraid of leaves goes not to the wood. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
The oak, when living, monarch of the wood;
The English oak, which, dead, commands the flood. [ Churchill ]
He that fears leaves, let him not go into the wood. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
I never asked you for wood to heat my own oven with. [ Proverb ]
Better to be a bird in the wood than one in the cage. [ Italian Proverb ]
The axe goes to that wood where it borrowed its helve. [ Proverb ]
It is a strange wood that has never a dead bough in it. [ Proverb ]
The rage of a wild boar is able to spoil more than one wood. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
Better strive with an ill ass than carry the wood one's self. [ Proverb ]
Bishop of gold, staff of wood; bishop of wood, staff of gold. [ French Proverb ]
Neither hew down the whole forest, nor come home without wood. [ Serv. Proverb ]
Like Wood's dog, he will neither go to the church nor stay at home. [ Proverb ]
Gardening, or husbandry, and working in wood, are healthy recreations. [ Locke ]
In courting women, many dry wood for a fire that will not burn for them. [ Balzac ]
The windflower and the violet, they perished long ago.
And the brier-rose and the orchis died amid the summer glow;
But on the hills the golden-rod, and the aster in the wood,
And the yellow sunflower by the brook, in autumn beauty stood.
Till fell the frost from the clear cold heaven, as falls the plague on men.
And the brightness of their smile was gone, from upland glade and glen. [ Bryant ]
Old wood to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, old books to read. [ Alonzo of Arragon ]
Like some tall tree, the monster of the wood, o'ershading all that under him would grow. [ Dryden ]
Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. [ Bacon ]
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him. [ Goethe ]
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff for that purpose in it; and a man becomes renowned because he has the necessary stuff in him.
The good man, even though overwhelmed by misfortune, loses never his inborn greatness of soul. Camphor-wood burnt in the fire becomes all the more fragrant. [ Sataka ]
Most people don't realize that large pieces of coral, which have been painted brown and attached to the skull by common wood screws, can make a child look like a deer. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
Bad company is like a nail driven into a post, which, after the first and second blow, may be drawn out with little difficulty; but being once driven up to the head, the pincers cannot take hold to draw it out, but which can only be done by the destruction of the wood. [ St. Augustine ]
Fetch a spray from the wood and place it on your mantel-shelf, and your household ornaments will seem plebeian beside its nobler fashion and bearing. It will wave superior there, as if used to a more refined and polished circle. It has a salute and response to all your enthusiasm and heroism. [ Thoreau ]