The most beautiful fig may contain a worm.
The nut doesn't reveal the tree it contains.
The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
Tickle it with a hoe and it will laugh into a harvest.
The garden must be prepared in the soul first or else it will not flourish.
The plum tree, dwindling, contains less of the spring; But the garden is wider, and holds more of the moon.
The nail that sticks out is hammered down. [More about the need for conformity than about tools, although conformity is a tool of society.]
Tis better to buy a small bouquet And give to your friend this very day, Than a bushel of roses white and red To lay on his coffin after he's dead.
The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body. The flower of health blooms when all parts work together.