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Famous quotes on forest

“If a tree falls in a forest and lands on a politician, even if you can't hear the tree or the screams, I'll bet you'd at least hear the applause.”

 Paul Tindale

No shade tree?
Blame not the sun, but yourself.

Chinese Proverb

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

Nelson Henderson

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

William Blake

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

Martin Luther (1483-1546)

“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

"People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world
that will not sustain people." 

Bryce Nelson

There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance.”

William Sharp

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree.

When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured.

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. 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

Hermann Hesse

Every forest is god's garden, a fallen leaf, a life lived.

Sylvi Kekkonen

Each generation takes the earth as trustees. 
We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests
and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.

J. Sterling Morton

The groves were God's first temples.

William Cullen Bryant

A grove of giant redwoods or sequoias should be kept
just as we keep a great or beautiful cathedral.

Theodore Roosevelt

Going to the woods is going home.

John Muir

Only after the last tree has been cut down,

  Only after the last river has been poisoned,

  Only after the last fish has been caught,

  Only then will you find that you cannot eat money.”


Cree Indian Prophecy