Trees Quotes

Thomas jonathan [stonewall] jackson, last words, 10 may 1863. - let us cross the river, and rest under the trees....
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
Willa Cather, O Pioneers! (1913)

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk.
Alice Walke
Moliere - the trees that are slow to grow bear the best...
Trees like to have kids climb on them, but trees are much bigger than we are, and much more forgiving.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Old Tree, 1993
Dolly parton - storms make trees take deeper roots....

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek Prove
If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
Chinese Prove
He that plants trees loves others beside himself.
Dr. Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732
He plants trees to benefit another generation.
Caecilius Statius, Synephebi
If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.
Hal Borland
If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Genius is a bend in the creek where bright water has gathered, and which mirrors the trees, the sky and the banks. It just does that because it is there and the scenery is there. Talent is a fine mirror with a silver frame, with the name of the owner engraved on the back.
Edgar Lee Masters
A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.
Greek prove
He that plants trees loves others besides himself.
English Prove
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Bill Vaughan
If you are planning for a year, sow rice if you are planning for a decade, plant trees if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.
Chinese Prove
You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.
Saint Bernard, Epistle
The planting of trees is the least self - Centered of all that we can do. It is a purer act of faith than the procreation of children.
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos - The trees, the clouds, everything.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Sometimes, big trees grow out of acorns. I think I heard that from a squirrel.
Jerry Coleman
Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Death is just a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
J. J. Fumas
A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
D. Elton Trueblood
Good timber does not grow with ease the stronger the wind, the stronger the trees.
J. Willard Marriott
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Jacques Deval
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
Dave Barry
Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
Sir Winston Churchill
Geography is just physics slowed down, with a couple of trees stuck in it.
Terry Pratchet, The Last Continent
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - - Trees, flowers, grass - - Grows in silence see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... we need silence to be able to touch souls.
Mother Theresa
Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
William Shakespeare
And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Parents are often so busy with the physical rearing of children that they miss the glory of parenthood, just as the grandeur of the trees is lost when raking leaves.
Marcelene Cox
It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees.
Arab Prove
If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Kahlil Gibran
The trees reflected in the river - - They are unconscious of a spiritual world so near to them. So are we.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.
Martin Luthe
Trees, though they are cut and lopped, grow up again quickly, but if men are destroyed, it is not easy to get them again.
Pericles, from Plutarch, Lives
Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
David Letterman