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Tree quotes

Trees have been an inspiration for humans throughout the history. We collected some of our favorite tree quotes on this page. When you are to give a tree as a present for someone you care about, write a tree quote on the card. Here are some great tips for your gift card.

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The tree quotes tips for you

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”

Chinese proverb

“To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.”

Richard Mabey

“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

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

Kahlil Gibran

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.”

Shira Tamir

“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

“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”

Welsh proverb

“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.”

Albert Schweitzer

“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

The importance of caring for trees

“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

“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

“Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism.”

Sir David Attenborough

“The green oak and cedar—the dark pine, the yellow and silvery-barked willow—each majestic old tree; hath its own peculiar tone and whisper for thine ear.”

Elizabeth J. Eames

“Finland is officially the world’s happiest country. It is also 75 per cent forest. I believe these facts are related.”

Matt Haig

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.”

George Nakashima

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

Herman Hesse

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

John Muir

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.”

Nora Waln

“If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

Hal Borland

“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel.”

Aldo Leopold

“That each day I may walk unceasingly on the banks of my water, that my soul may repose on the branches of the trees which I planted, that I may refresh myself under the shadow of my sycamore.”

Egyptian tomb inscription

“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”

Lucy Larcom

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

Nelson Henderson

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”

Martin Luther

“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

“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”

John Muir

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

Chad Sugg

“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.”

Herman Hesse

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.”

 Wendell Berry

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.”

Elizabeth Lawrence

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.”

William Shakespeare

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

Warren Buffett

“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

“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

“To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination.”

Joan Maloof

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

Jodi Thomas

“Trees do not preach learning and precepts. They preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.”

Herman Hesse

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

Kahlil Gebran

“On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree.”

W.S. Merwin 

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