A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down.
A tree is best measured when it is down.
When the tree is fallen [down], every man goes to it with his hatchet. -- Proverb
TALL KNIGHT: When you have found the shrubbery, then you must cut down the mightiest tree in the forest .
.. with a herring. -- Monty Python and the Holy Grail...
Festivity Level 1: Your guests are chatting amiably with each othe
admiring your Christmas-tree ornaments, singing carols around the upright piano, sipping at their drinks and nibbling hors d'oeuvres....
Do not cut down the tree that gives you shade.
Of course, kick a man when he's down. It's the best time.
If you're not willing to kick him when he's down, then don't kick him when he's up either....
He fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down.
George Washington, father of our country. George Washington, when he was just a child, just a boy, honesty was his trademark.
The classic story we all remember was when George Washington's father came up to George and said, "George Washington--father of our country--my son--I want to ask you a question....
Any man can work when every stroke of his hand brings down the fruit rattling from the tree to the ground
but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement, by the power of truth -- that requires a heroism which is transcendent....