1. The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
2. If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.
3. 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.
4. The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn
5. 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.
6. Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
7. Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.
8. 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.
9. Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.
10. A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.
11. A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander.
12. Trees’re always a relief, after people.
13. If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn’t it just lie there and rot?
14. Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.
15. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.
16. All our wisdom is stored in the trees.
17. I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.
18. When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.
19. In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.
20. To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.
21. Trees, for example, carry the memory of rainfall. In their rings we read ancient weather—storms, sunlight, and temperatures, the growing seasons of centuries. A forest shares a history, which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.
22. If you really want to eat, keep climbing. The fruits are on the top of the tree. Stretch your hands and keep stretching them. Success is on the top, keep going.
23. We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorours and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent, and intimate hours.
24. If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees.
25. Trees were so rare in that country, and they had to make such a hard fight to grow, that we used to feel anxious about them, and visit them as if they were persons.
26. I keep drawing the trees, the rocks, the river, I’m still learning how to see them; I’m still discovering how to render their forms. I will spend a lifetime doing that. Maybe someday I’ll get it right.
27. She was sitting in a garden more beautiful than even her rampaging imagination could ever have conjured up, and she was being serenaded by trees.
28. There are a hundred thousand species of love, separately invented, each more ingenious than the last, and every one of them keeps making things.
29. We need to save the forests. I have a big warehouse we can store them in.
30. You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let’s give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend.
31. The very idea of “managing” a forest in the first place is oxymoronic, because a forest is an ecosystem that is by definition self-managing.
32. The few trees still upright were stripped of their branches, lonely flagpoles without a nation to claim them.
33. Trees are corrupting our parks. They should be arrested for loitering. For deciduous trees, add littering and indecent exposure to that list of offenses.
34. Listen to the trees talking in their sleep,’ she whispered, as he lifted her to the ground. ‘What nice dreams they must have!
35. Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
36. When you enter a grove peopled with ancient trees, higher than the ordinary, and shutting out the sky with their thickly inter-twined branches, do not the stately shadows of the wood, the stillness of the place, and the awful gloom of this doomed cavern then strike you with the presence of a deity?
37. Tree planting is always a utopian enterprise, it seems to me, a wager on a future the planter doesn’t necessarily expect to witness.
38. Trees there were, old as trees can be, huge and grasping with hearts black as sin. Strange trees that some said walked in the night.
39. Let your autobiography contain these words; “I was able to think positively, love affectionately and work efficiently”. Thinking, loving and working are what make us different from animals and trees.
40. They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load, And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed So low for long, they never right themselves.
41. To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.
42. I’m such a fan of nature, and being with the trees every day fills me with joy.
43. Why pay money for the horror movies? Just go to a street without trees!
44. He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he hath not seen shall bless him.
45. Trees, how many of ’em do we need to look at?
46. Unless you understand the pain and sufferings of the people, trees, birds and the nature, how can you understand God.
47. Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.
48. Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come.
49. Who else goes to the woods to find peace only to discover themself in the process? I find forests unclutter the mind with each breath the trees afford me.
50. When you’re outnumbered by trees your perspective shifts.
51. A forest tree cannot help a lonely tree in its battle for existence, because such a battle requires the knowledge of loneliness!
52. In ever defeat there is a seed of success, just waiting to sprout.
53. The trees need to breathe too just as you and me do.
54. When I fell, every future move exploded apart in my mind, a deck of cards thrown in the air.
55. How peaceful to be a tree! Trees had only to grow. Trees had no hearts to confuse and complicate things. Trees could not love kings and still disobey them.
56. Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.
57. There is something in the trees awaiting discovery.
58. Every bird, every tree, every flower reminds me what a blessing and privilege it is just to be alive.
59. Trees are great messengers of peace. One of the worst crimes of modern humankind is indiscriminate cutting down of the trees, and forests, in the pursuit of establishing civilization. No wonder, that modern civilized society has everything but peace.
60. Trees are great empaths. Trees have this unusual power to take your pain away, if you can establish a connection with them.