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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

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I'm interested in raw land and trees and fresh air
and rivers and lots of animals around them.
- Kent McCord

The Japanese put houses in among the trees and allowed
nature to gain the ascendancy in any composition.
- Stephen Gardiner

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and
melodious thoughts descend upon me?
- Walt Whitman

If you're in a forest, the quality of the echo is very
strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of
all those trees that you get this strange,
itchy ricochet effect.
- Brian Eno

Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street
trees as much as other communities have.
- Gavin Newsom

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

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

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone,
but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
- Martin Luther

I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots,
stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light.
But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
- Edward Steichen

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

If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky,
they would all seem too short.
- Franz Grillparzer

I prefer the country life.
I live in Kingston, but there is lots of trees.
- Ziggy Marley

I love New Orleans physically.
I love the trees and the balmy air and the beautiful days.
I have a beautiful house here.
- Anne Rice

What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages.
Our best institutions are like young trees growing
upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of
the shadows and the different greens in the trees,
but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
- Grandma Moses

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant
breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees.
The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk,
opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
- Hamlin Garland

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 tallest Trees are most in the Power of the Winds,
and Ambitious Men of the Blasts of Fortune.
- William Penn

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

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

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

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me.
I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there
when we are all dead and gone.
I've hugged trees in every part of this little island.
- Gerry Adams

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

Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat,
and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build
their houses and firewood to heat their stoves.
- Ernest Poole

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest.
If you have more trees than you have forests,
then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.
- Dan Quayle

Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the
greatest houses and the tallest trees.
For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest.
- Herodotus

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

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

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

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

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the
trees bow down their heads,
the wind is passing by.
- Christina Rossetti

The difficulty with this conversation is that it's
very different from most of the ones I've had of late.
Which, as I explained, have mostly been with trees.
- Douglas Adams

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.
- Pablo Neruda

To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender,
and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours,
imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.
- Gore Vidal

You will find something more in woods than in books.
Trees and stones will teach you that which you can
never learn from masters.
- Saint Bernard

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

The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every
broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.
- Carl Hiaasen

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

They all went down in droves because just scenes of
palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.
- James MacArthur

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


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