28 Forest Quotes – Trees Quotes

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Trees and Forest  

Quotes for Arbor DayInternational Day of Forests and Trees which is Celebrated on March 21 annually.

Forest Quotes – Plant and Care for Trees

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” » Mahatma Gandhi

“What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky?” » Pablo Neruda

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” » William Blake

“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.” » Henry David Thoreau

“What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in, whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, to whom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorly understood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profound understanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vital role they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertain future that is unfolding.” » Jim Robbins

“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets. To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel.” » Aldo Leopold

“Walk tall as the trees, live strong as the mountains, be gentle as the spring winds, keep the warmth of the summer sun in your heart and the great spirit will always be with you.” » Native American proverb

“A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” » Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Humanity is cutting down its forests, apparently oblivious to the fact that we may not be able to live without them.” » Isaac Asimov

“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

72 Quotes About Our Beautiful Earth

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” » John Muir

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” » Bruce Lee

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

“They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust. They teach us, and we tend them.” » Galeain MacDunelmor

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.” » Chinese Proverb

“The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.” » Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But when on shore, & wandering in the sublime forests, surrounded by views more gorgeous than even Claude ever imagined, I enjoy a delight which none but those who have experienced it can understand.” » Charles Darwin

“He who plants a tree – Plants a hope.” » Lucy Larcom

“Forests are the world’s air-conditioning system—the lungs of the planet—and we are on the verge of switching it off.” » Prince Charles

“We don’t need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earth’s surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there.” » E.O. Wilson

“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

“Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.” » Thomas Merton

“Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.” » Henry Ward Beecher

“Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” » George Washington Carver

“I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.” » Henry David Thoreau

“I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.” » Friedrich Nietzsche

“Trees are your best antiques.” » Alexander Smith

“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

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