Oak Wreath

Famous quotes containing the words oak and/or wreath:

    Alas for America as I must so often say, the ungirt, the diffuse, the profuse, procumbent, one wide ground juniper, out of which no cedar, no oak will rear up a mast to the clouds! It all runs to leaves, to suckers, to tendrils, to miscellany. The air is loaded with poppy, with imbecility, with dispersion, & sloth.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    And before, with banner red,
    Through the blizzard snow unseen,
    All unharmed by hail of lead,
    With a step like snow so light,
    Showered in myriad pearls of snow.
    Crowned in wreath of roses white,
    Christ leads onward as they go.
    Alexander Blok (1880–1921)