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

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

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


 

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

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



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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

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

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

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

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

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

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trees are your best antiques.
- Alexander Smith

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

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
- Dolly Parton

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

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

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

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

The places that are most likely to grow trees for carbon
sequestration are places where trees aren't growing now.
- Robert Jackson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
- Khalil Gibran

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

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down
and it's not what they expect Florida to be,
the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean.
- David Jones

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

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

When I write stories I am like someone who is in her own country,
walking along streets that she has known since she was a child,
between walls and trees that are hers.
- Natalia Ginzburg

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

A Poem does not grow by jerks.
As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue,
so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.
- Wilfred Owen

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

Some people like to paint trees.
I like to paint love.
I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
- Robert Indiana

If you cut down a forest, it doesn't matter how many
sawmills you have if there are no more trees.
- Susan George

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

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 Druids held the trees as very sacred.
- Enya

If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.
- Hal Borland


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