Olive Branch

The olive branch is usually a symbol of peace or victory and was historically worn by brides. This symbol, deriving from the customs of Ancient Greece, is strongest in Western culture. However, it has been found in every culture and religion to thrive in the Mediterranean basin.

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Famous quotes containing the words branch and/or olive:

    What can the dove of Jesus give
    You now but wisdom, exile? Stand and live,
    The dove has brought an olive branch to eat.
    Robert Lowell (1917–1977)

    Peace puts forth her olive everywhere.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)