Trees are sometimes consigned to fire: Tree Destiny. Here Gracian provides a choice between two options (and of course is speaking metaphorically as well).
There are trees and there are trees. Some bear fruit, while others are barren. Know well the use for both — one for provision and profit — the other for timber.
Translated by Thomas G. Corvan.
This is of course offered as a way of judging people: but are we not all firewood in the end (unless we sink and rot, enriching the soil)?
And so for day 2120