Awe-inspiring Quotes About Trees and Forests
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Forests should not be walked on, they should be walked under and through.
The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man.
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
We lose our souls if we lose the experience of the forest, the butterflies, the song of the birds, if we can't see the stars at night.
Trees are worth more alive than dead.
Trees're always a relief, after people.
I never saw a discontented tree.
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.
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
If love was a tree
I'd plant you a forest.
What a noble gift to man are the Forests! What a debt of gratitude and admiration we owe to their beauty and their utility! How pleasantly the shadows of the wood fall upon our heads when we turn from the glitter and turmoil of the world of man!
Trees have no elsewhere.
Great people plant trees they'll never sit under.
Love is the sap of the tree of Life.
Destroying a tropical rainforest for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner.
And the forest perfume — trees and earth — it's like incense in a shrine. You fall into a state of... prayer.
Those who plant trees plant hope.
An Oak tree is a daily reminder that great things often have small beginnings.
Can you feel the connection? We breathe so that the trees thrive and the trees breathe so that we are able to live. Perfect symbiosis.
I know there is pain when sawmills close and people lose jobs, but we have to make a choice. We need water and we need these forests.
The groves were God's first temples.
I am convinced that most Americans of the new generation have no idea what a decent forest looks like. The only way to tell them is to show them.
Whosoever plants a tree, Winks at immortality.
The only investable idea I have real confidence in is farming and forestry. My family owns some forest, and now we're closing on a farm. Make the farming more sustainable and the forestry more sustainable, and everyone benefits.
If you have forest, if you have green forest, the water table goes up. What happens with deforestation is the water level goes down and we all know how much importance drinking water has.
My favourite places on earth are the wild waterways where the forest opens its arms and a silver curve of river folds the traveller into its embrace.
The improvement of forest trees is the work of centuries. So much more the reason for beginning now.
Your body's made to run, to walk, to trek long distances and carry things, work in a forest, and hunt animals. You have to keep it alive to function.
Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.
How humans love plundering a forest, like spoiled children with their parents' ATM cards and no concept of moderation.
The trees were dappling again. They loved to dapple, it seemed to be their favorite pastime.
Whenever there is a breeze in the old forest, you might, for a moment, realize that the trees are singing. There, on the wind, are the voices of sugarberry and juniper and maple.
Whenever there is a breeze in the old forest, you might, for a moment, realize that the trees are singing. There, on the wind, are the voices of sugarberry and juniper and maple...
When humans experience something as powerful as a forest or a rainbow, it is not crazy to assign its existence to a Greater Intelligence.
Few people know that trees in the Amazon put more water into the sky, in the form of steam, than the Amazon River transports to sea. We really need to take care of forests: they are an incredible value to all of us!
It would seem from this fact, that man is naturally a wild animal, and that when taken from the woods, he is never happy in his natural state, 'till he returns to them again.
Climate change is the greatest threat to humanity, perhaps ever. Global temperatures are rising at an unprecedented rate, causing drought and forest fires and impacting human health.
The forest has always been a place, in fairy tales and in Shakespeare, where you go and discover who you are. You get stripped of everything you thought you were, some type of ordeal takes place, and you come out stronger.
Gold is a luxury. Trees are necessities. Man can live and thrive without gold, but we cannot survive without trees.
The death of the forest is the end of our life.
If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.
It's hard to appreciate the importance of the rainforest because it seems so far away, but it's vital to the survival of the planet as we know it.
Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
I'm always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn.
Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And that they're also home to incredible animals like the orangutan and elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests.
Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes.
All things share the same breath -- the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination.
Tree cover is a sanctuary from modern life.
Nature should be beside you, not in the fire.
There are rich counsels in the trees.
To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.
When you’re outnumbered by trees your perspective shifts.
Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.
I speak for the trees!
When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope.
Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.
Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.
When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.
A tree's wood is also its memoir.
Like people, trees are all individuals.
A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries.
Trees are your best antiques.
A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.
Whenever I see a tree that is climbable, it must be climbed. Sometimes when I'm on a run, I'll just run up a tree, jump on a branch and swing off. My favorite tree, in Saratoga, gets me a good 75 feet up.
The people are leaving, he says, and the forest is gonna come back and take what's hers.
I was a beach boy, and I believe I learned my songs from the birds of the Brazilian forest.
The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light.
To be honest with you, the forest resonates with me more, like instinctually, than the sea does.
There's nothing more frightening -- and exciting -- than getting lost in a forest. There is a journey towards the light, and you've got to go through the dark to get to the light. That's what the forest is all about.
A fire in a forest is alive with terror and power.
I try to be like a forest, revitalizing and constantly growing... Kids would tease me, calling me 'Little Bush.' But... I thought being called Forest helped me find my identity.
When you go into a forest, anything can happen.
I love the forest. It is the place where you hear yourself better.
You can be in terrible shape, and if you take a three-hour walk through the forest and along the river, you're simply not the same as when you started out.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.
In the thick of the woods with a carpet of matted needles, the sharp scent of pine, and the fragrant breezes of a winter wind, she was home.
For you, it's all about money, money, money. But what about the forests I say? Some of those trees have been there for hundreds of years. What right have you to destroy that?
You showed me there is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you.
Here grew willows and alders, their trunks twisted like giants' sinews. Around them bark lichen bloomed blue-white in the darkness. It felt like a good place, where there was old magic.
Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wanting
So much as just finding the gold.
It's the great, big, broad land 'way up yonder,
It's the forests where silence has lease;
It's the beauty that thrills me with wonder,
It's the stillness that fills me with peace.
All forests are one... They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began.
The estimated value of the water filtration and storage services provided by the earth's forests is more than $4 trillion a year; as a corollary, for every 10 percent reduction of forest land, the cost of treating drinking water grow by about 20 percent.
The world's forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children's future.
You can't lie in a magical forest! It will ruin all the magic!
I have always been a anti-establishment artist. I once believed, and still do to some extent, that one could get a better education in a forest rather than a desk.
If you are lucky you will have the opportunity in your life to be owned by a good piece of land.
He liked the grand size of things in the woods, the feeling of being lost and far away, and the sense he had that with so many trees as wardens, no danger could find him.
These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds.
I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.
I was disoriented by the idea that men should ever leave the forest.
Caring for a tree is caring for your soul.
The forest fires are the worst disaster in California since I was elected.
Reforesting the earth is possible, given a human touch.
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.
This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff.
Imagine a man without lungs. Imagine earth without Amazon rainforest.
The answer is simple. If we lose the world's forests, we lose the fight against climate change. Rainforests are our Earth's greatest utility -- our planet's lungs, thermostat and air-conditioning system.
Our forests are not for toilet paper. They are worth more standing than cut. That deserves to be defended, not only by native peoples but also by environmentalists.
An infinity of forest lies dormant within the dreams on one acorn.
My favourite road I've ever been on ain't paved.
The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.
There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.
There is life and death in all forest, the life will bring you beauty and the dead will bring you new life!
Stories matter in an enchanted forest.
If I were to die this is where I want my life to end in a forest where my soul can find peace.
The forest will answer you in the way you call to it.
Nothing can match the joy of a forest in the
A church, to be a church, must be enveloped by a forest.
The woods invite me into themselves so that I might be drawn out of myself. And if I have never engaged in such an exchange, I will find myself a man so full of myself that I am nothing but myself. And that is a terribly small thing to be.
Deep in a forest,
you can exchange the noise and chatter
of a busy life,
with the serenity
of fresh blue skies,
and the constant babble of a rivulet.
The night is alive with the stridulating of crickets and the rustling of trees.
wind in pine trees.
In the silence of the woods
among the wildflowers
Walking away barefoot on the soft loam, with mist rising in ribbons all around her, Etty tucked the year's first violets into her hair.
If a church represents the efforts of the devout to invite God to join them in a place created by people, then a forest is a place where God already resides, and people can choose to recognize or ignore his presence.
A forest ecology is a delicate one. If the forest perishes, its fauna may go with it. The Athshean word for world is also the word for forest.
A forest full of trees is as important and valuable as a mine full of gold.
Planting a tree is the easiest way to align yourself with the cosmic rhythm.
The trees show definitions of themselves subtly like the face of a man.
The fresh, pungent summer smells of the forest bring me home to the natural, forgotten spiritual place deep inside me. The part of me where hope lives, where prayers are answered and life feels good.
A culture is no better than its woods.
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.
Print some money and give it to us for the rain forests.
Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.
Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you'll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.
To describe the overwhelming life of a tropical forest just in terms of inert biochemistry and DNA didn't seem to give a very full picture of the world.
Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes -- every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.
Save the elephants, and then you save the forest -- and then you save yourself.
The elephant can survive only if forests survive.
I want the Forest Service to look at a vista with scenery, not only at lumber with a price tag.
If you've ever walked a mile into a virgin forest -- you know, like a deep forest where trees have been uncut -- the energy is totally different from the shopping mall.
The woods were a boon; all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom.
Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.
The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be.
As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green, not black.
A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.
There is nothing so beautiful as the free forest. To catch a fish when you are hungry, cut the boughs of a tree, make a fire to roast it, and eat it in the open air, is the greatest of all luxuries. I would not stay a week pent up in cities if it were not for my passion for art.
It is one thing to hear about the forest and the river, but an entirely other experience to go there, to see the environment, and to appreciate the natural riches there first-hand.
Have you ever walked late at night through a forest when you are first in love?
Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved.
But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.