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A Quote by Annie Dillard on nature, leaves, deciduous, economic, capitalism, and extravagance

Nature is, above all, profligate. Don't believe them when they tell you how economical and thrifty nature is, whose leaves return to the soil. Wouldn't it be cheaper to leave them on the tree in the first place? This deciduous business alone is a radical scheme, the brainchild of a deranged manic-depressive with limitless capital. Extravagance! Nature will try anything once.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

Source: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha on gautama, buddha, leaves, tree, teach, divide, sorrow, shore, and harmony

What I know is like the leaves on that tree; what I teach is only a small part. But I offer it to all with an open hand. What do I not teach? Whatever is fascinating to discuss, divides people against each other, but has no bearing on putting an end to sorrow. What do I teach? Only what is necessary to take you to the other shore.

Buddha (563 - 483 BC)

Source: Buddha in 'The Dhammapada,' trans. E. Easwaran

Contributed by: Meenakshi

A Quote by 302designs on independence, life, limbs, limitless, sky, leaves, and tree

“With these hands a life will spring-whose limbs will stretch to the limitless sky, whose leaves will grace the vastness of the universe”

302designs

Source: 302

Contributed by: Dave

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