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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Trees:

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship. But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease. Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves. No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.
~ John Muir.

A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.
~ Welsh Proverb.

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

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 Curtis.

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.

Alone with myself
The trees bend to caress me
The shade hugs my heart.
~ Candy Polgar.

As the poet said, "only God can make a tree" - probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
~ Woody Allen.

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
~ John Muir.

Bread and butter, devoid of charm in the drawing-room, is ambrosia eating under a tree.
~ Elizabeth Russell.

Breeze is the conductor, trees the musicians, leaves the instruments.
~ Nathaniel LeTonnerre.

Climb a tree - it gets you closer to heaven.
~ Author Unknown.

Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
~ J.J. Furnas.

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, Chesuncook, The Maine Woods, 1848.

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, Maxims for Revolutionists, 1903.

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.

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
~ John Muir.

God in the whizzing of a pleasant wind
Shall march upon the tops of mulberry trees.
~ George Peele, David and Fair Bathsabe, 1599.

Happiness is sharing a bowl of cherries and a book of poetry with a shade tree. He doesn't eat much and doesn't read much, but listens well and is a most gracious host.
~ Astrid Alauda.

He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
~ Lucy Larcom, Plant a Tree.

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
~ Willa Cather, 1913.

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.
~ Henry David Thoreau.

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
~ John Muir.

I think that I shall never see
A billboard lovely as a tree.
Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,
I'll never see a tree at all.
~ Ogden Nash, Song of the Open Road, 1933.

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~ Joyce Kilmer, Trees, 1914.

I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them.
~ James Russell Lowell.

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