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Wise Quotes about Trees

May you find great value in these Trees quotes and sayings.

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

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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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

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

The advice I am giving always to all my students is
above all to study the music profoundly...
music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands,
very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
- Andres Segovia

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

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

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

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

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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 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

What is the good of your stars and trees,
your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
- E. M. Forster

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom,
holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg

The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown,
The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

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

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

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

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

Spring beckons!
All things to the call respond; the trees are leaving and cashiers abscond.
- Ambrose Bierce

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees.
- Don Van Vliet

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

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

One mustn't ask apple trees for oranges,
France for sun, women for love, life for happiness.
- Gustave Flaubert

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

The guy who owned that island was from Oregon and he
decided that he wanted to have an Oregon feeling to it,
so he planted pine trees all over the place!
- Christopher Atkins

Everything looks nicer when you win.
The girls are prettier.
The cigars taste better.
The trees are greener.
- Billy Martin

Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.
- Gavin Newsom

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

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

It's the little things citizens do.
That's what will make the difference.
My little thing is planting trees.
- Wangari Maathai

In order to understand life it is not only necessary
not to be indifferent to men,
but not to be indifferent to flocks,
to trees.
One should be indifferent to nothing.
- Remy de Gourmont

Parts like Morse don't grow on trees.
He's a great character.
- John Thaw

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

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

Trees are your best antiques.
- Alexander Smith

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

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

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

I'm an introvert...
I love being by myself, love being outdoors,
love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees,
flowers, the sky.
- Audrey Hepburn


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