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30+ Quotes About Trees and Forests

Trees stand tall in nature and serve as an inspiration for humans to grow their roots to stay grounded while also gently swaying in the wind with life’s changes. Here are 30+ inspiring tree quotes, forest quotes, and quotes about trees.

Quotes About Trees and Forests
Quotes About Trees and Forests

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30+ Quotes About Trees | Tree Quotes and Forest Quotes

“He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.” – Thomas Fuller

“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

“A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.” – Alexander Smith

“To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, to live as a people, we must have trees.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” – Louise Dickinson Rich

“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” – Paulo Coelho

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

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir

Quotes About Trees and Forests | Tree Quotes
Quotes About Trees and Forests | Tree Quotes

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” – Napoleon Hill

“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.” – Munia Khan

“The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“Alone with myself / The trees bend to caress me / The shade hugs my heart” – Candy Polgar

“For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours.” – Mirabel Osler

“Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

“Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.” – John Muir

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

“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” – Basil

“You can’t have the fruits without the roots.” – Stephen Covey

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” – Susan Polis Schutz

“The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free.” – Ray Manzarek

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

“If the forest has a day of fire and the heat of the flames does not consume a special tree, it will still be changed; charred, but still standing.” – Dan Groat

“Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“A tree falls the way it leans.” – Bulgarian proverb

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” – Chinese Proverb

“Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don’t see what goes on underground – as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don’t see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.” – Joyce Meyer

“A tree does not move unless there is wind.” – Afghan Proverb

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“A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.” – Georges Rouault

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

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

“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

“Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.” – Charles Baudelaire

“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

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg

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

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.” – William Blake

“We can learn a lot from trees: they’re always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward.” – Everett Mamor

“Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.” – Malay proverb

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