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Coin Wishing Tree

In lieu of a Coin Toss in the United Kingdom

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

A Money Tree (Swilla Glen) near Ingleton, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

In the 1700s, they were used as wishing trees.

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

People believed that a person suffering from an illness could hammer a coin into a tree trunk, and the tree would take the illness away...

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

But if someone removed a coin, they themselves would become ill.

Coin Wishing Tree thanks to Keith Blake

Certainly didn't bring good health to the tree

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Appear as you may wish to be. - Niccolo Machiavelli

Follow the grain in your own wood. - Howard Thurman

If you wish to be a writer, write. - Epictetus

I wish he would explain his explanation. - Lord Byron

Wishing to be a bird so you can Fly Away. - Unknown

We live, not as we wish to, but as we can. - Menander

I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself. - Groucho Marx

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy. - Shel Silverstein

Magic: An art of converting superstition into coin - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

A year from now you'll wish you had started today. - Unknown

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment. - Jean Baudrillard

A chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up. - Brigham Young

By trying often, the monkey learns to jump from the tree. - Cameroon Proverb

Wood burns faster when you have to cut and chop it yourself. - Harrison Ford

Face reality as it is, not as it was or as you wish it to be. - Jack Welch

When you think about a walking tree, laughter is the response. - John Rhys-Davies

Character is the root of the tree; conduct, the fruit it bears. - E.M. Bounds

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out. - Elizabeth Bowen

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. - John Muir

I ordered a bed from IKEA and they sent me a tree trunk and a saw. - Eileen Curtright

When you wish upon a star... you might be happier the way you are. - Phyllis Sugar

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. - E R Bulwer-Lytton

If you tell a joe-k in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joe-k? - Steven Wright

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come. - Chinese Proverb

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears, does it make a sound? - Unknown

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly. - Eskimo Proverb

The trees in Siberia are miles apart - that's why the dogs are so fast. - Bob Hope

Death is just a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees. - J.J. Furnas

With a little study you'll go a long ways, and I wish you'd start now. - Groucho Marx

I wish I were dumber so I could be more certain about my opinions. It looks fun. - Scott Adams

Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top of all sits Probably Arboreal. - Robert Louis Stevenson

Someone told me I was immature. Guess who's not allowed in my tree house now? - Unknown

Conventions are like coins, an easy way of dealing with the commerce of relations. - Freya Stark

As the sculptor devotes himself to wood and stone, I would devote myself to my soul. - Toyohiko Kagawa

Trees are not known by their leaves, nor even by their blossoms, but by their fruits. - Eleanor of Aquitaine

A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. - C S Lewis

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson

There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were. - Irish Saying

My uncle's dying wish was to have me sitting in his lap; he was in the electric chair. - Rodney Dangerfield

I often sit back and think, I wish I'd done that and find out later that I already have. - Richard Harris

Smart people that like good health spend several hours outdoors daily in the shade of trees. - Steven Magee

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a family all wrapped up in each other. - Bill Vaughan

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

Family, religion, friendship... these are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business. - Mr. Burns

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. - Carl Sandburg

Madam, you're making history, in fact, you're making me, and I wish you'd keep my hands to yourself. - Groucho Marx

Thank you to all who posted kind birthday wishes. I'm touched. The rest of you will be un-friended tomorrow. - Unknown

Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms. - Mark Twain

He that climbs the tall tree has won the right to the fruit; he that leaps the wide gulf should prevail in his suit. - Walter Scott

The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

When we save the rain forest, the polar bear, and Al Gore, we should party so hard that Canada calls the cops on us for noise. - Paula Poundstone

I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement. - Calvin Coolidge

After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can't face each other, but still they stay together. - Sacha Guitry

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. - Unknown

Sometimes I feel like a groundhog. I wish that every time I saw my workplace I could just go down the hole and go off to sleep. - Sherry Bane

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything. - Napoleon Hill

We will receive not what we idly wish for but what we justly earn. Our rewards will always be in exact proportion to our service. - Earl Nightingale

I glanced out the window at the signs of spring. The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright. - Millard Kaufman

Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. - William Arthur Ward

I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about. - Tommy Shaw

It's all nonsense. It's only nonsense. I'm not afraid of the rain. I am not afraid of the rain. Oh, oh, God, I wish I wasn't. - Ernest Hemingway

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree;
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all. - Ogden Nash

Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. - Anais Nin

Advice from a tree:
- Stand tall and proud
- Go out on a limb
- Remember your roots
- Drink plenty of water
- Enjoy the view - Unknown

I'm always tinkering with something - suddenly I'll think I can work with wood, but then I'll realize I can't, so I go back to sewing. - Melissa McCarthy


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