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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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I wish I knew how to quit you. - Cookie Monster

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

An ounce of work is worth a ton of wishing. - Amish Saying

Sometime the peacock wish to be the seagull. - Jamaican Saying

Tweezers: A tool for removing wood splinters - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride. - Scottish Proverb

We often confuse what we wish for with what is. - Neil Gaiman

Dialogue: Changing the colour of a piece of wood - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got. - Seneca

Pencil: A tiny tree used to draw a line in the sand - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Three wishes - no substitutes, exchanges or refunds. - Robin Williams

Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting. - Cormac McCarthy

The best cure for sea sickness, is to sit under a tree. - Spike Milligan

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap. - Rodney Dangerfield

Botany: The art of insulting flowers in Greek and Latin. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. - Thomas Campbell

He knows his olive trees better than he knows his children. - Rebecca Helm-Ropelato

If you don't like where you are, move. You are not a tree. - Unknown

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

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

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

All wish to possess knowledge, but few are willing to pay the price. - Juvenal

Xylophonist: A superstitious person who goes around knocking on wood - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting. - Plutarch

Athlete: A dignified bunch of muscles, unable to split wood or sift ashes - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it. - Michel de Montaigne

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese Proverb

Man wishes to be happy even when he so lives as to make happiness impossible. - St. Augustine

Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen. Others make it happen. - Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

My mother-in-law fell down a wishing well. I was amazed - I never knew they worked. - Les Dawson

I wish I could trade my heart for another liver, so I could drink more and care less. - Tina Fey

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. - George R.R. Martin

Wishes and fears are illusions, Dil Bahadur, not realities. You must practice detachment. - Isabel Allende

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

I do wish I could tell you my age but it's impossible. It keeps changing all the time. - Greer Garson

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill. - Harold Nicolson

Dentist: a prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coin out of your pocket. - Ambrose Bierce

If I had six hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend the first four hours sharpening the axe. - Abraham Lincoln

I wish to be cremated. One tenth of my ashes shall be given to my agent, as written in our contract. - Groucho Marx

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

Some wish to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell. - C.T. Studd

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

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. - George Bernard Shaw

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

Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. - John Muir

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

Monkey: 1. An arboreal animal which makes itself at home in genealogical trees; 2. A key that won't open a door. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

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

If I had one wish for my children, it would be that each of them would reach for goals that have meaning for them as individuals. - Lillian Carter

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

The very things we wish to avoid, neglect and flee from turn out to be the 'prima materia' from which all real growth comes. - Andrew Harvey

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 think trees should bloom earlier in the spring. They act like they are on a schedule. It’s not like they have anywhere to go. - Jarod Kintz

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

Try your best to treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself, and you will find that this is the shortest way to benevolence. - Mencius

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it was stupid. - Albert Einstein

The axe cannot boast of the tree it has cut down. It could do nothing but for the woodsman. He made it, he sharpened it, and he used it. - Samuel Brengel

Love is like the wild-rose briar, friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? - Emily Bronte

Some primal termite knocked on wood,
And tasted it, and found it good;
That is why your Cousin May
Fell through the parlor floor today. - Ogden Nash


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