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  • 11.
    Sin, guilt, neurosis—they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Creative Death," The Wisdom of the Heart (1947).)
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  • 12.
    "Where the tree of knowledge stands, there is always paradise": thus speak the oldest and the youngest serpents.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 99, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 152 (1886).)
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  • 13.
    You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending, breaks.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian philosopher. Culture and Value, journal entry for 1929, eds. G.H. von Wright and Heikki Nyman (1980).)
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  • 14.
    Trees and plants always look like the people they live with, somehow.
    (Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), African-American novelist, short story writer, folklorist, playwright and anthropologist. Seraph on the Suwanee, ch. 1, Scribners (1948).)
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  • 15.
    Health, south wind, books, old trees, a boat, a friend.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Emerson in His Journals, March 1847, ed. Joel Porte (1982).)
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  • 16.
    Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal.
    (Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), Scottish novelist, essayist, poet. "Pastoral," ch. 6, Memories and Portraits (1887).)
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  • 17.
    If you believe in the soul, do not clutch at sensual sweetness before it is ripe on the slow tree of cause and effect.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Prudence," Essays, First Series (1841, repr. 1847).)
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  • 18.
    We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Worship," The Conduct of Life (1860).)
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  • 19.
    Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
    (Ezra Pound (1885-1972), U.S. poet, critic. Poetry (Chicago, October 1914). Pound was fulminating against the motto on Poetry's cover, that, "To have great poets, there must be great audiences too"Ma quote by Whitman. Pound preferred to think that the arts were dependent on no one.)
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  • 20.
    The very dew seemed to hang upon the trees later into the day than usual, as on the sides of mountains.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. Walden (1854), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 2, p. 96, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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