A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
Happiness is a vine that takes root and grows within the heart, never outside it.
Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance.
The duty of the branch is to cling to the vine.
People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach
Everything - a horse, a vine - is created for some duty... For what task, then, were you yourself created?
Without the frown of clouds and lightning, the vines would be burned by the smiling sun.
Affliction brings out graces that cannot be seen in a time of health. It is the treading of the grapes that brings out the sweet juices of the vine; so it is affliction that draws forth submission, weanedness from the world, and complete rest in God. Use afflictions while you have them.
Flat fields produce mediocre grapes, but rolling hills produce the greatest grapes. Why? Because the vines must struggle for survival.
I had begun to think my ripening body would wither untasted on the vine.
I went to the dentist. He said "Say Aaah." I said "Why?" He said "My dog's died."
We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
Real prayer is union with God, a union as vital as that of the vine to the branch..
Now, most dentist's chairs go up and down, don't they? The one I was in went back and forwards. I thought 'This is unusual'. And the dentist said to me 'Mr Vine, get out of the filing cabinet.
If you don’t learn constantly, you don’t grow and you will wither. Too many people wither on the vine. Sure, it gets a little harder as you get older, but new experiences and new challenges keep it fresh.
I went to the doctor. I said to him "I'm frightened of lapels." He said, "You've got cholera."
He said 'I'm going to chop off the bottom of one of your trouser legs and put it in a library. I thought, "That's a turn-up for the books".
By making this wine known to the public, I have rendered my country as great a service as if I had enabled it to pay back the national debt.
You see my next door neighbour worships exhaust pipes, he's a catholic converter.
I'm so lazy I've got a smoke alarm with a snooze button.
So I went to buy a watch, and the man in the shop said "Analogue." I said "No, just a watch."
This policeman came up to me with a pencil and a piece of very thin paper. He said, "I want you to trace someone for me."
So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.'
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