BEST QUOTES ABOUT TREES

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

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

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“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

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran

“The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” – Hermann Hesse

“A tree is beautiful, but what’s more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees.” – Anton Chekhov

“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

“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.” – Jodi Thomas

“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

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one tree.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The oak fought the wind and was broken, the willow bent when it must and survived.” – Robert Jordan

“A single tree, if it is in the right place, may become in itself a forest.” – Tibetan Proverb

“We need to rediscover the gifts of the forests, learn how to value them, and teach others how to do the same.” – Jane Goodall

“To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

“Trees are your best antiques.” – Alexander Smith

“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.” – Chris Maser

“The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“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

“A forest is not a wilderness, but a community of souls who speak to one another on the wind.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“You can’t be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.” – Hal Borland

“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