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Tree of Life Quotes

Please enjoy these Tree of Life Quotes -- from the collection at Life Quotes and Sayings.

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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]

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

All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree
of life springs ever green.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The Incarnation is the medicine of the soul,
undoing the Fall and bringing man to the Tree of Life,
and the office of a priest is to administer this medicine in the sacraments.
- Arthur Middleton

We are separated from God on two sides;
the Fall separates us from Him,
the Tree of Life separates Him from us.
- Franz Kafka

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

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest,
the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
- Lord Byron

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

Caresses, expressions of one sort or another,
are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves
are to the life of a tree.
If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden,
mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found
by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and
by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.
- Paul Kurtz

Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.
- William Alexander

Yet, so far from laboring to know the forbidden tree
of worldly pleasures and its various fruits,
man gives himself up to a careless and thoughtless state of life,
and yields to the lust of the flesh,
not considering that this lust is really the forbidden tree.
- Johann Arndt

The tree of knowledge is not the tree of life!
And yet can we cast out of our spirits all the good
or evil poured into them by so many learned generations?
Ignorance cannot be learned.
- Gerard De Nerval

We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge,
but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life.
The state in which we are is sinful,
irrespective of guilt.
- Franz Kafka

If faith produce no works, I see That faith is not a living tree.
Thus faith and works together grow, No separate life they never can know.
They're soul and body, hand and heart,
What God hath joined, let no man part.
- Hannah More

The rubber industry is of much significance to our countries.
For millions of our smallholders, the rubber tree is a tree of life,
serving as a crucial source of income for earning a
living and raising families.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

I wrote that song for my wife, and it's what some guy
who's sitting under a tree would be singing to the woman of his life,
telling her how wonderful she is.
To me, that's more lasting than something that sounds
like it belongs on a movie soundtrack.
- John Fogerty

Just touching that old tree was truly moving to me
because when you touch these trees,
you have such a sense of the passage of time,
of history.
It's like you're touching the essence,
the very substance of life.
- Kim Novak

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them
strings with a bottleneck.
My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.
- Muddy Waters

Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all
the evils of our fallen state.
- William Law

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

Education forms the common mind.
Just as the twig is bent, the tree's inclined.
- Alexander Pope

It is the nature of the strong heart,
that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.
- Philip Sidney

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

I have a tree man coming to trim the jacaranda in my front garden.
- Moon Unit Zappa

I saw what looked like another fallen tree in front
of me and put my foot on it to cross over.
At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!
- Louis Leakey

When I was preparing for the film for tree weeks,
with David Cronenberg, I had a lady friend come over.
- John Lone

To campaign against colonialism is like barking up
a tree that has already been cut down.
- Andrew Cohen

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple
tree in a sort of permanent October.
- John Leonard


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