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Tree Quotes and Sayings
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All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Related topics: Spiritual Live-By Unity

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.
- Khalil Gibran

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

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 is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

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

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird
or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland

I don't have to look up my family tree,
because I know that I'm the sap.
- Fred Allen

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
- Walter Scott

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

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.
- Carolus Linnaeus

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
- Martin Luther

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree
is connected with that of man.
- Henry David Thoreau

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Thomas Jefferson

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone,
play a slide trombone, plant a small tree,
good God, now you're free.
- Ray Manzarek

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

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

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

I often lay on that bench looking up into the tree,
past the trunk and up into the branches.
It was particularly fine at night with the stars above the tree.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Behind every tree there's a new monster.
- Todd Rundgren

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once.
It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.
Temperance is wickedness.
- Stephen Fry

Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than
the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas.
- Mary Austin

A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of
Mexico has more different species than some European countries.
- Carlos Salinas de Gortari

Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it,
too, then it is only as those chosen with them,
as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
- Karl Barth

History is like a constantly changing tree.
- David Irving

The first guy who came up with the concept of religion
was sitting out under a tree.
I'm sure of that.
- Tom T. Hall

A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup
finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets,
certainly with one-day cricket.
- Andy Pick

Art is the tree of life.
Science is the tree of death.
- William Blake

I didn't want to tell the tree or weed what it was.
I wanted it to tell me something and through me express its meaning in nature.
- Wynn Bullock

We could not guard every water pipeline from being
blown up and every tree from being uprooted.
We could not prevent every murder of a worker in an
orchard or a family in their beds.
- Moshe Dayan

Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits,
and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman;
the serpent is twining round it.
- Arthur E. Waite

General principles...
are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree are to its leaves.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I said to the almond tree, "Friend, speak to me of God,"
and the almond tree blossomed.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

In comedy, you have to be unafraid to hang from the
tree branch naked in the high wind and you have to
be absolutely unafraid to look ridiculous and silly.
- Matt LeBlanc

My family would be supportive if I said I wanted to be a Martian,
wear only banana skins, make love to ashtrays,
and eat tree bark.
- Casey Affleck

The possible solutions to a given problem emerge as the leaves of a tree,
each node representing a point of deliberation and decision.
- Niklaus Wirth

Then about 1951 I began writing again,
painfully, a novel I called in the beginning A Life Sentence on Earth,
but which developed into The Tree of Man.
- Patrick White

The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree.
It is truly a part of our national heritage and it
merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree.
- Bob Goodlatte

Whatever I do is done out of sheer joy;
I drop my fruits like a ripe tree.
What the general reader or the critic makes of them is not my concern.
- Henry Miller

As a child I was the best tree climber in our neighbourhood,
I was like a little monkey.
I've never been afraid of hurting myself or a little physical discomfort.
- Rachel Weisz

You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending,
breaks.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree,
and the tree is all humanity.
We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
- Pablo Casals

You can't pick cherries with your back to the tree.
- John N. Mitchell

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died.
They just come along and while the little needles fall
off me replace them with medallions.
- Orson Welles


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