The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
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.
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.
Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried with fewer tensions and more tolerance.
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."
I went to the dentist. He said "Say Aaah." I said "Why?" He said "My dog's died."
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".
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."
So I went in to a pet shop. I said, "Can I buy a goldfish?" The guy said, "Do you want an aquarium?" I said, "I don't care what star sign it is."
I went to the doctor. I said to him "I'm frightened of lapels." He said, "You've got cholera."
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.
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
So I was getting into my car and this bloke says to me, 'Can you give me a lift?' I said, 'Sure, you look great, the world's your oyster, go for it!'
So I rang up a local building firm, I said 'I want a skip outside my house.' He said 'I'm not stopping you.'
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.
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.
People pretend not to like grapes when the vines are too high for them to reach
Upon your shattered ruins where, This vine will flourish still, as rare, As fresh, as fragrant as of old. Love will not crumble.