Trees Quotes

Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
– Henry David Thoreau

A Poem does not grow by jerks. As trees in Spring produce a new ring of tissue, so does every poet put forth a fresh outlay of stuff at the same season.
– Wilfred Owen

And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
– William Shakespeare

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
– Kahlil Gibran

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
– Bill Vaughn

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

Trees outstrip most people in the extent and depth of their work for the public good.
– Sara Ebenreck

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

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

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
– American Proverb

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
– Moliere

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
– James G. Watt

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees.
– Wilson Flagg

No town can fail of beauty, though its walks were gutters and its houses hovels,if venerable trees make magnificent colonnades along its streets.
– Henry Ward Beecher

A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor.
– George William

A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand. I think, I too, have known autumn too long.
– e. e. cummings

He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he haith not seen shall bless him.
– Henry Van Dyke

Either make the tree food, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
– Bible

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