Quotes About Trees
The trees encountered on a country stroll
Reveal a lot about that country’s soul ...
A culture is no better than its woods.
A mountain without a forest is an absurdity and it creates a serious illness of the Earth’s surface.
– Dr E. Pfeiffer, agriculturalist.
Love is a tree; and lovers are its shade.
– Rumi, Afghan poet, 13th Century.
Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
– George Bernard Shaw
There were never two leaves of a tree alike since the creation of the world.
– John Constable, artist, 1776-1837.
Trees, forests, and other forms of life - you have not inherited them from your forefathers, you have borrowed them from your children yet to be born. Their preservation, their enrichment, is the solemn responsibility you bear.
– American Indian tradition
The Soul in the body is like sap in a tree.
– Saint Hildegard of Bingen
The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, “In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon.”
– John F. Kennedy, U.S. President
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, renowned architect.
Be like a tree. The tree gives shade even to him who cuts off its boughs.
– Sri Chaitanya, Hindu Saint
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
The forest is the source of everything in the world, the dharma, the natural law. It is the university of our life and understanding, the place where Buddha first had a revelation, where monks first came into existence.
– Prajak Kuttajitto, Thailand
Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to listen to them, can experience the truth. They do not teach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.
– Herman Hesse, Nobel Laureate.
More here: Gospel of the Living Tree