Quotes of the Day for 1 November 2001 – Leaves
I had a request for quotes about the turning of the leaves in this season, but I didn't turn up much. I did find some interesting entries that use leaves metaphorically.
October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.
- Hal Borland
Do not think of your faults, still less of others' faults; look for what is good and strong, and try to imitate it. Your faults will drop off, like dead leaves, when their time comes.
- John Ruskin
Patience is power; with time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
- Chinese proverb
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
The customs and fashions of men change like leaves on the bough, some of which go and others come.
- Dante Alighieri, 1265 - 1321
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