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Trees Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Trees

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

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Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Every creature is better alive than dead,
men and moose and pine trees,
and he who understands it aright
will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

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Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt,
finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
sermons in stones, and good in everything.
- William Shakespeare

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
- Moliere

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

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

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,
watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the
way they have to live than other things do.
- Willa Cather

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
- Dave Barry

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with,
somehow.
- Zora Neale Hurston

A man has made at least a start on discovering the
meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under
which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

We need to find God, and he cannot
be found in noise and restlessness.
God is the friend of silence.
See how nature - trees, flowers, grass-
grows in silence; see the stars,
the moon and the sun, how they move in silence...
We need silence to be able to touch souls.
- Mother Teresa

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more
roses we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again,
it will do nothing but good.
- Michael Fish

How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan,
You Jane, and make a million?
- Johnny Weissmuller

The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good,
the beautiful, and the ennobling in man,
and for one, I wish to see it become universal.
- Julius Sterling Morton

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

If I have my way, I'm going to dissolve the Forest Service.
They're in the business of harvesting trees and they're not harvesting trees,
so why have them anymore?
- Don Young

Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing
of children that they miss the glory of parenthood,
just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
- Marcelene Cox

Actors cannot go on for over running around the trees.
- Rajendra Prasad

Trees Lounge is based on my own life.
Both my parents like the movie.
My father, of course, thinks it's a masterpiece.
- Steve Buscemi

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

I really liked Yale, although it was extremely intimidating.
When I visited the campus, I was hiding behind trees,
I felt so unworthy.
- Claire Danes

Trees are your best antiques.
- Alexander Smith

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away,
and the trees stand.
I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
- e. e. cummings

Green is my favorite.
And it's my favorite because it's the color of my wife's eyes,
grass, trees, life, and money, and mother earth!
- Casper Van Dien

A person should not be too honest.
Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
- Chanakya

I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song.
I would rather be in the middle of society,
whether it's growing or crumbling.
- Ric Ocasek

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes
a claim upon men's hearts,
as for that subtle something, that quality of air that
emanation from old trees,
that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden -
it's something you have to make.
And you must use your imagination too.
- Joyce Cary

Legislatures represent people, not acres or trees.
- Earl Warren

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
- Dolly Parton

The only difference between me and others is that they
think they can change something with cute little poems,
nice cards or embracing trees and being nice to little lapdogs.
- Henry Rollins

Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.
- Emily Carr

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country.
In the West the land was level, and there were no trees.
The grass grew thick and high.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass
under trees on a summer's day,
listening to the murmur of the water,
or watching the clouds float across the sky,
is by no means a waste of time.
- John Lubbock

Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.
- Frances Perkins

I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down
trees for forestry and grazing,
so as we all get to eat.
Everyone has to compromise.
- Steve Irwin

Your soul is a dark forest.
But the trees are of a particular species,
they are genealogical trees.
- Marcel Proust

I photographed rocks and trees and tide pools and nudes
and all that stuff for years and years.
Until 20 years ago when I found that I could do it
in the studio and never have to travel.
- Kim Weston

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland,
like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
- Elliott Smith

My grandfather gave me my first guitar,
an old acoustic with palm trees and dancing girls painted on it.
- Dan Fogelberg

In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping
through the trees overhead.
It's a chance to remember what the world is really like.
- Joanna Lumley

I was amazed at the house that I grew up in;
it looks practically identical to the way it was,
but I couldn't recognize it because of the size of the trees.
- Jim Fowler

The plants which stand next to dwarf trees in importance
with the Chinese are certainly chrysanthemums,
which they manage extremely well, perhaps better than they do any other plant.
- Robert Fortune

Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the
trunk down but graceful and agile on top.
- Orlando Bloom

What the eyes perceive in herbs or stones or trees is not yet a remedy;
the eyes see only the dross.
- Paracelsus

Trees, though they are cut and loped,
grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed,
it is not easy to get them again.
- Pericles

Momo listened to everyone and everything -
even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees -
and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion.
- Michael Ende

Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would
see by going to the forest that straight trees are
cut down while crooked ones are left standing.
- Chanakya

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers,
but for the wide world's joy.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being.
We take trees for granted.
We don't believe they are as much alive as we are.
- Ziggy Marley

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect.
Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways,
and they're still beautiful.
- Alice Walker

The Druids held the trees as very sacred.
- Enya

As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess,
but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try
and somehow make par from them.
I thought that was fun.
- Tiger Woods

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all
nature seems renewed around me and with me.
The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue,
the trees a deeper green.
The whole world is charged with the glory of God and
I feel fire and music under my feet.
- Thomas Merton

We are aware only of the empty space in the forest,
which only yesterday was filled with trees.
- Anna Freud


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