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Trees Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Trees are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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

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

 

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

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

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


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard.
I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing.
- Ezra Cornell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Druids held the trees as very sacred.
- Enya

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

On pavements and the bark of trees I have found whole worlds.
- Mark Tobey

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

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

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

The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good,
the beautiful, and the ennobling in man,
and for one, I wish to see it become universal.
- Julius Sterling Morton

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

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

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country.
In the West the land was level, and there were no trees.
The grass grew thick and high.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

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

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

A great thing about these trees is that they are excellent for cleaning,
both groundwater, and of course, air.
- Mike Lowry

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
- Dolly Parton

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

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

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


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