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Awe-inspiring Quotes About Trees and Forests

Welcome to our inspirational quotes collection about trees and forests. We hope they inspire you to care even more about forest conservation and to get out and enjoy the earth's amazing forests even more often. If you like them, please share and link back to us whenever possible.

Quote: And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. by author John Muir overlaid on photo of green trees in forest during daytime

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.


Quote: Forests should not be walked on, they should be walked under and through. by author Courtney M. Privett overlaid on photo of brown leaf tree facing the lake
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

Forests should not be walked on, they should be walked under and through.


Quote: The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man. by author Julius Sterling Morton overlaid on photo of green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime
Photo Credit: Dominic Vogl

The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man.


Quote: We are of the forest and of magi, and we have always been. by author Meagan Spooner overlaid on photo of aerial shot of road surrounded by green trees

We are of the forest and of magi, and we have always been.


Quote: The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. by author John Muir overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of aurora borealis
Photo Credit: Vincent Guth

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.


Quote: Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. by author John Muir overlaid on photo of two women walking on bridge during daytime
Photo Credit: Julia Caesar

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.


Quote: 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. by author Thomas Berry overlaid on photo of yellow sunflower field under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Todd Trapani

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.


Quote: Forests are like churches, hallowed places. There's a stillness about them, a sort of reverence. by author Sabrina Elkins overlaid on photo of sunset

Forests are like churches, hallowed places. There's a stillness about them, a sort of reverence.


Quote: Trees are worth more alive than dead. by author Prince overlaid on photo of low angle photography of green and brown tree
Photo Credit: Mathias P.R. Reding

Trees are worth more alive than dead.


Quote: Trees're always a relief, after people. by author David Mitchell overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

Trees're always a relief, after people.


Quote: I never saw a discontented tree. by author John Muir overlaid on photo of green trees on forest during daytime
Photo Credit: Adam Bixby

I never saw a discontented tree.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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.


Quote: I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. by author Henry David Thoreau overlaid on photo of trees at sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.


Quote: The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
Photo Credit: Kimon Maritz

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.


Quote: If love was a tree
I'd plant you a forest. by author Dahi Tamara Koch overlaid on photo of empty pathway
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

If love was a tree
I'd plant you a forest.


Quote: 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! by author Susan Fenimore Cooper overlaid on photo of Susan Fenimore Cooper quote; white text on black background

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!


Quote: Trees have no elsewhere. by author Meena Alexander overlaid on photo of shallow focus photography of person raising hand
Photo Credit: Dev Benjamin

Trees have no elsewhere.




Quote: Great people plant trees they'll never sit under. by author Alfred North Whitehead overlaid on photo of photo of author Alfred North Whitehead with quote

Great people plant trees they'll never sit under.


Quote: Love is the sap of the tree of Life. by author Banani Ray overlaid on photo of shade under a green-leafed tree
Photo Credit: christian buehner

Love is the sap of the tree of Life.


Quote: Destroying a tropical rainforest for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner. by author Edward O. Wilson overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
Photo Credit: Vincent Chin

Destroying a tropical rainforest for profit is like burning all the paintings of the Louvre to cook dinner.




Quote: And the forest perfume — trees and earth — it's like incense in a shrine. You fall into a state of... prayer. by author Keiichi Sigsawa overlaid on photo of milky way wallpaper
Photo Credit: Heiko Otto

And the forest perfume — trees and earth — it's like incense in a shrine. You fall into a state of... prayer.


Quote: Those who plant trees plant hope. by author Lucy Larcom overlaid on photo of fire near trees
Photo Credit: Cristofer Jeschke

Those who plant trees plant hope.


Quote: An Oak tree is a daily reminder that great things often have small beginnings. by author Matshona Dhliwayo overlaid on photo of man and woman kissing each other
Photo Credit: Zou Meng

An Oak tree is a daily reminder that great things often have small beginnings.


Quote: 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. by author Sanchita Pandey overlaid on photo of black mountain under blue sky during night time
Photo Credit: Marcus Dall Col

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.


Quote: 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. by author Wangari Maathai overlaid on photo of man and woman sitting on white bed reading book
Photo Credit: Anastasiia Rozumna

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.


Quote: The groves were God's first temples. by author William Cullen Bryant overlaid on photo of gray concrete road between trees
Photo Credit: Nick Fewings

The groves were God's first temples.


Quote: 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. by author Aldo Leopold overlaid on photo of brown and white corgi wearing pink heart shaped hat
Photo Credit: Ivana La

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.


Quote: Whosoever plants a tree, Winks at immortality. by author Felix Dennis overlaid on photo of person holding green plant during daytime
Photo Credit: Charlotte Thomas

Whosoever plants a tree, Winks at immortality.


Quote: 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. by author Jeremy Grantham overlaid on photo of brown rock formation beside calm body of water near mountain at daytime
Photo Credit: Ethan Dow

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.


Quote: 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. by author Mahendra Singh Dhoni overlaid on photo of orange leaves tree
Photo Credit: Cristina Gottardi

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.


Quote: 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. by author Rory MacLean overlaid on photo of brown wooden board
Photo Credit: Joshua Bartell

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.


Quote: The improvement of forest trees is the work of centuries. So much more the reason for beginning now. by author George Perkins Marsh overlaid on photo of sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

The improvement of forest trees is the work of centuries. So much more the reason for beginning now.






Quote: 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. by author Dolph Lundgren overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees with mist
Photo Credit: Dorel Gnatiuc

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.


Quote: 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. by author Munia Khan overlaid on photo of landscape photography of mountain hit by sun rays
Photo Credit: David Marcu

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.




Quote: How humans love plundering a forest, like spoiled children with their parents' ATM cards and no concept of moderation. by author Paul Rosolie overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

How humans love plundering a forest, like spoiled children with their parents' ATM cards and no concept of moderation.


Quote: The trees were dappling again. They loved to dapple, it seemed to be their favorite pastime. by author Millie Florence overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
Photo Credit: nate rayfield

The trees were dappling again. They loved to dapple, it seemed to be their favorite pastime.


Quote: 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. by author Kathi Appelt overlaid on photo of orange leaves tree
Photo Credit: Cristina Gottardi

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.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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...


Quote: When humans experience something as powerful as a forest or a rainbow, it is not crazy to assign its existence to a Greater Intelligence. by author Anne Lamott overlaid on photo of aerial photography of pine trees with mist
Photo Credit: Dorel Gnatiuc

When humans experience something as powerful as a forest or a rainbow, it is not crazy to assign its existence to a Greater Intelligence.


Quote: 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! by author Yana Marull overlaid on photo of leafless tree under gray sky
Photo Credit: Yogendra Singh

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!




Quote: 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. by author Benjamin Rush overlaid on photo of orange leaves tree
Photo Credit: Cristina Gottardi

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.


Quote: Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze, 
but as they sway they connect at the roots. by author Rumi overlaid on photo of silhouette of trees near body of water during sunset

Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze,
but as they sway they connect at the roots.


Quote: 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. by author Cary Kennedy overlaid on photo of photo of author Cary Kennedy with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author David Farr overlaid on photo of photo of author David Farr with quote

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.


Quote: Gold is a luxury. Trees are necessities. Man can live and thrive without gold, but we cannot survive without trees. by author Paul Bamikole overlaid on photo of long exposure photography of beach
Photo Credit: Kamil Kalbarczyk

Gold is a luxury. Trees are necessities. Man can live and thrive without gold, but we cannot survive without trees.


Quote: The death of the forest is the end of our life. by author Dorothy Stang overlaid on photo of photo of pine tree
Photo Credit: Kimon Maritz

The death of the forest is the end of our life.


Quote: If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct. by author Peter Benchley overlaid on photo of person standing on rock beside body of water between green trees
Photo Credit: Steve Carter

If man doesn't learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.


Quote: 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. by author Lily Cole overlaid on photo of white and black floral textile
Photo Credit: Fakurian Design

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.


Quote: Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed. by author Julius Sterling Morton overlaid on photo of brown wooden board
Photo Credit: Joshua Bartell

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


Quote: 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. by author Günter Grass overlaid on photo of white and black floral textile
Photo Credit: Fakurian Design

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.


Quote: 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. by author Chris Noth overlaid on photo of photo of author Chris Noth with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Cathy McMorris Rodgers overlaid on photo of green leaf in close up photography
Photo Credit: Dan Hodgkins

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.




Quote: All things share the same breath -- the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. by author Chief Seattle overlaid on photo of yellow green leaf
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

All things share the same breath -- the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.


Quote: To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination. by author Joan Maloof overlaid on photo of forest with tall and green trees during daytime

To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination.


Quote: Tree cover is a sanctuary from modern life. by author Jessica Marie Baumgartner overlaid on photo of copper-colored coins on in person's hands
Photo Credit: Annie Spratt

Tree cover is a sanctuary from modern life.


Nature should be beside you, not in the fire.


Quote: There are rich counsels in the trees. by author Herbert P. Horne overlaid on photo of silhouette of three men falling in line while walking during golden hour
Photo Credit: Tim Foster

There are rich counsels in the trees.


Quote: To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots. by author Richard Mabey overlaid on photo of black and pink heart print textile
Photo Credit: Kelly Sikkema

To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots.


Quote: When you’re outnumbered by trees your perspective shifts. by author Jessica Marie Baumgartner overlaid on photo of sunset woman at beach
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

When you’re outnumbered by trees your perspective shifts.


Quote: Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises. by author Emily Carr overlaid on photo of aerial photo of green trees
Photo Credit: Marita Kavelashvili

Trees love to toss and sway; they make such happy noises.


Quote: I speak for the trees! by author Dr. Seuss overlaid on photo of shade under a green-leafed tree
Photo Credit: christian buehner

I speak for the trees!


Quote: When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope. by author Wangari Maathai overlaid on photo of withered tree surrounded with snow during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabrice Villard

When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope.


Quote: Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. by author Khalil Gibran overlaid on photo of photo of author Khalil Gibran with quote

Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky,
We fell them down and turn them into paper,
That we may record our emptiness.


Quote: When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all. by author Edward O. Wilson overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabio Fistarol

When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.


Quote: A tree's wood is also its memoir. by author Hope Jahren overlaid on photo of gray slabs
Photo Credit: Lou Batier

A tree's wood is also its memoir.


Quote: If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what, a tree hater? by author Douglas Coupland overlaid on photo of trees on forest with sun rays

If you're not a tree hugger, then you're a what, a tree hater?


Quote: Like people, trees are all individuals. by author David Hockney overlaid on photo of lone tree in grassland
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

Like people, trees are all individuals.


Quote: If a tree dies, plant another in its place. by author Carolus Linnaeus overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on snowfield under white cloudy sky at daytime

If a tree dies, plant another in its place.


Quote: A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries. by author Carlos Salinas de Gortari overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Mitchell Luo

A single tree in the tropical forest in the south of Mexico has more different species than some European countries.


Quote: Trees are your best antiques. by author Alexander Smith overlaid on photo of brown trees under blue sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Jr. Farren

Trees are your best antiques.


Quote: A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity. by author Alexander Smith overlaid on photo of water droplets on green leaf
Photo Credit: Scott Webb

A man doesn't plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.


Quote: 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. by author Aaron Patzer overlaid on photo of purple and white light illustration
Photo Credit: Gradienta

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.


Quote: I was a beach boy, and I believe I learned my songs from the birds of the Brazilian forest. by author Antonio Carlos Jobim overlaid on photo of green trees on brown dried leaves during daytime
Photo Credit: Dominic Vogl

I was a beach boy, and I believe I learned my songs from the birds of the Brazilian forest.


Quote: The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light. by author Malcolm Lowry overlaid on photo of silhouette of kneeling man
Photo Credit: Aaron Burden

The fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light.


Quote: To be honest with you, the forest resonates with me more, like instinctually, than the sea does. by author Robert Eggers overlaid on photo of green leafed tree on body of water under starry sky
Photo Credit: nate rayfield

To be honest with you, the forest resonates with me more, like instinctually, than the sea does.


Quote: 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. by author David Farr overlaid on photo of blue and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: Daniele Levis Pelusi

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.


Quote: A fire in a forest is alive with terror and power. by author Matthew Desmond overlaid on photo of flame illustration
Photo Credit: Paul Bulai

A fire in a forest is alive with terror and power.


Quote: 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. by author Forest Whitaker overlaid on photo of orange leaves tree
Photo Credit: Cristina Gottardi

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.


Quote: When you go into a forest, anything can happen. by author David Farr overlaid on photo of car passing by in between trees
Photo Credit: Sergey Pesterev

When you go into a forest, anything can happen.


Quote: I love the forest. It is the place where you hear yourself better. by author Fahadh Faasil overlaid on photo of green leaf tree on shore
Photo Credit: Todd Quackenbush

I love the forest. It is the place where you hear yourself better.


Quote: 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. by author Jim Harrison overlaid on photo of road in the middle of grass covered field during day

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.


Quote: I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues. by author Dr. Seuss overlaid on photo of sunset forest
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.


Quote: We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to. by author Unknown Author overlaid on photo of brown mountain on body of water

We are living on the planet as if we have another one to go to.


Quote: The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. by author Robert Swan overlaid on photo of silhouette of man standing on rock while looking in sky
Photo Credit: Greg Rakozy

The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.


Quote: 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. by author Katherine McIntyre overlaid on photo of green leaf in close up photography
Photo Credit: Dan Hodgkins

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.


Quote: 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? by author Emily Arden overlaid on photo of green palm plant during daytime
Photo Credit: Prajwal Vedpathak

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?


Quote: You showed me there is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you. by author Donald Smith overlaid on photo of green trees under white sky during daytime
Photo Credit: Fabio Fistarol

You showed me there is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you.


Quote: 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. by author Duncan Harper overlaid on photo of brown and black long coated small dog lying on white textile
Photo Credit: Shaq Hossain

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.


Quote: 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. by author Robert William Service overlaid on photo of Robert William Service quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: All forests are one... They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began. by author Charles de Lint overlaid on photo of black dragonfly perched on green grass in close up photography during daytime
Photo Credit: Serge van Neck

All forests are one... They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began.


Quote: 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. by author Gary Ferguson overlaid on photo of Gary Ferguson quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The world's forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children's future. by author Desmond Tutu overlaid on photo of selective photography of green leaf plant
Photo Credit: Matthew Smith

The world's forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children's future.


Quote: In a moment the ashes are made, but a forest is a long time growing. by author Seneca the Younger overlaid on photo of person standing in front of fire

In a moment the ashes are made, but a forest is a long time growing.


Quote: The interminable forests should become graceful parks, for use and delight. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of green leafed trees

The interminable forests should become graceful parks, for use and delight.


Quote: You can't lie in a magical forest! It will ruin all the magic! by author Michael Delaware overlaid on photo of colored pencil lined up on top of white surface
Photo Credit: Jess Bailey

You can't lie in a magical forest! It will ruin all the magic!


Quote: 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. by author Casey Carter overlaid on photo of brown tabby kitten looking up
Photo Credit: The Lucky Neko

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.


Quote: If you are lucky you will have the opportunity in your life to be owned by a good piece of land. by author Daniel J. Rice overlaid on photo of sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

If you are lucky you will have the opportunity in your life to be owned by a good piece of land.


Quote: 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. by author Denis Johnson overlaid on photo of seashore during daytime
Photo Credit: Bruno Mira

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.


Quote: These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds. by author Samantha Hunt overlaid on photo of two women walking on bridge during daytime
Photo Credit: Julia Caesar

These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds.


Quote: Some of the best advice you will ever hear will come from the forest. by author Dacha Avelin overlaid on photo of green leafed trees

Some of the best advice you will ever hear will come from the forest.


Quote: I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth. by author Louise Dickinson Rich overlaid on photo of selective photography of green leaf plant
Photo Credit: Matthew Smith

I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.


Quote: I was disoriented by the idea that men should ever leave the forest. by author Daniel J. Rice overlaid on photo of close up photo of tree
Photo Credit: Hannah Gregg

I was disoriented by the idea that men should ever leave the forest.


Quote: Caring for a tree is caring for your soul. by author Amit Ray overlaid on photo of shade under a green-leafed tree
Photo Credit: christian buehner

Caring for a tree is caring for your soul.


Quote: The forest fires are the worst disaster in California since I was elected. by author Arnold Schwarzenegger overlaid on photo of time lapse photography of fire
Photo Credit: Cullan Smith

The forest fires are the worst disaster in California since I was elected.


Quote: Reforesting the earth is possible, given a human touch. by author Sandra Postel overlaid on photo of silhouette of three people up on mountain cliff
Photo Credit: Karl Magnuson

Reforesting the earth is possible, given a human touch.




Quote: A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless. by author Theodore Roosevelt overlaid on photo of Arizona landscape pines

A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.


Quote: This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff. by author Carl Sagan overlaid on photo of green fruit in macro lens photography
Photo Credit: Philipp Schneidenbach

This oak tree and me, we're made of the same stuff.


Quote: Imagine a man without lungs. Imagine earth without Amazon rainforest. by author Vinita Kinra overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Logan Easterling

Imagine a man without lungs. Imagine earth without Amazon rainforest.




Quote: 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. by author Michael Somare overlaid on photo of backdrop
Photo Credit: Mitch Harris

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.


Quote: The rainforests hold answers to questions we have yet to ask. by author Mark Plotkin overlaid on photo of green moss on brown tree trunk

The rainforests hold answers to questions we have yet to ask.


Quote: 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. by author Winona LaDuke overlaid on photo of man in black tank top standing near tree under starry night
Photo Credit: Chinh Le Duc

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.




Quote: An infinity of forest lies dormant within the dreams on one acorn. by author Wayne W. Dyer overlaid on photo of white and brown short coated puppy lying on brown wooden floor
Photo Credit: Ben Michel

An infinity of forest lies dormant within the dreams on one acorn.


Quote: The forest talks but a good hunter only hears it by learning its language. by author Barry Babcock overlaid on photo of green leafed trees

The forest talks but a good hunter only hears it by learning its language.


Quote: My favourite road I've ever been on ain't paved. by author Viktor Tatarczuk overlaid on photo of sunset dirt road
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

My favourite road I've ever been on ain't paved.


Quote: The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more. by author Ralph Waldo Emerson overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of trees during night time
Photo Credit: Casey Horner

The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.


Quote: There is always an adventure waiting in the woods. by author Katelyn S. Bolds overlaid on photo of worm's eye view of trees during night time
Photo Credit: Ryan Hutton

There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.


Quote: There is life and death in all forest, the life will bring you beauty and the dead will bring you new life! by author Roland R Kemler overlaid on photo of mountains covered with fog
Photo Credit: asoggetti

There is life and death in all forest, the life will bring you beauty and the dead will bring you new life!


Quote: Every forest has its own character, its own whispered rumors and smells. by author Jennifer Ackerman overlaid on photo of lake beside green pine trees

Every forest has its own character, its own whispered rumors and smells.


Quote: Stories matter in an enchanted forest. by author Kate Coombs overlaid on photo of car passing by in between trees
Photo Credit: Sergey Pesterev

Stories matter in an enchanted forest.


Quote: I would make my home, with joy and gladness, in a dark forest. by author Alexander Pushkin overlaid on photo of trees on forest with sun rays

I would make my home, with joy and gladness, in a dark forest.


Quote: If I were to die this is where I want my life to end in a forest where my soul can find peace. by author Roland R Kemler overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

If I were to die this is where I want my life to end in a forest where my soul can find peace.


Quote: The forest will answer you in the way you call to it. by author Finnish proverb overlaid on photo of person with flashlight near lighted green tree on mountain under starry night
Photo Credit: Brent Cox

The forest will answer you in the way you call to it.


Quote: Nothing can match the joy of a forest in the
morning. by author Millie Florence overlaid on photo of green forest during daytime
Photo Credit: Rural Explorer

Nothing can match the joy of a forest in the
morning.


Quote: A church, to be a church, must be enveloped by a forest. by author Alemayehu Wassie Eshete overlaid on photo of sunset forest
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

A church, to be a church, must be enveloped by a forest.


Quote: 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. by author Craig D. Lounsbrough overlaid on photo of ocean wave during day
Photo Credit: Ahmed Saeed

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.


Quote: 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. by author Meeta Ahluwalia overlaid on photo of woman in blue dress standing on green grass field during daytime
Photo Credit: Hannah Busing

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.


Quote: Autumn night--
Silvery moonlight,
wind in pine trees. by author Meeta Ahluwalia overlaid on photo of silhouette photo of trees during night time
Photo Credit: Casey Horner

Autumn night--
Silvery moonlight,
wind in pine trees.


Quote: In the silence of the woods
among the wildflowers
butterflies danced. by author Meeta Ahluwalia overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Logan Easterling

In the silence of the woods
among the wildflowers
butterflies danced.


Quote: 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. by author Nancy Springer overlaid on photo of green trees near lake under cloudy sky during daytime

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.


Quote: 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. by author Steve Olson overlaid on photo of high-angle photography of beach side
Photo Credit: Syd Sujuaan

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.


Quote: 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. by author Ursula K. Le Guin overlaid on photo of foggy mountains
Photo Credit: Simon Berger

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.


Quote: A forest full of trees is as important and valuable as a mine full of gold. by author Paul Bamikole overlaid on photo of sunset
Photo Credit: DiscoverQuotes Staff

A forest full of trees is as important and valuable as a mine full of gold.


Quote: Planting a tree is the easiest way to align yourself with the cosmic rhythm. by author Amit Ray overlaid on photo of forest trees photograph
Photo Credit: Logan Easterling

Planting a tree is the easiest way to align yourself with the cosmic rhythm.


Quote: The trees show definitions of themselves subtly like the face of a man. by author Daniel J. Rice overlaid on photo of green leaf tree on shore
Photo Credit: Todd Quackenbush

The trees show definitions of themselves subtly like the face of a man.


Quote: It has always been my understanding that truth and freedom can only exist in wild places. by author Daniel J. Rice overlaid on photo of photo of author Daniel J. Rice with quote

It has always been my understanding that truth and freedom can only exist in wild places.


Quote: 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. by author Ben Foster overlaid on photo of red and white petaled flower close-up photography
Photo Credit: Evie S.

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.


Quote: A culture is no better than its woods. by author W. H Auden overlaid on photo of man facing women near forest
Photo Credit: NeONBRAND

A culture is no better than its woods.


Quote: 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. by author Chris Maser overlaid on photo of green trees near lake under cloudy sky during daytime

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.


Quote: Print some money and give it to us for the rain forests. by author Vivienne Westwood overlaid on photo of aerial photo of green trees
Photo Credit: Marita Kavelashvili

Print some money and give it to us for the rain forests.


Quote: Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. by author Stewart Udall overlaid on photo of leafless tree on snow covered ground
Photo Credit: Wolfgang Hasselmann

Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.


Quote: 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. by author Sylvia Earle overlaid on photo of Sylvia Earle quote: 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.- black text on quotes background

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.


Quote: 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. by author Rupert Sheldrake overlaid on photo of blue painted wall with white paint
Photo Credit: engin akyurt

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.


Quote: 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. by author Orison Swett Marden overlaid on photo of two birds on flight
Photo Credit: Daniel Mingook Kim

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.


Quote: Save the elephants, and then you save the forest -- and then you save yourself. by author Mark Shand overlaid on photo of silhouette photography of trees and sky
Photo Credit: Aperture Vintage

Save the elephants, and then you save the forest -- and then you save yourself.


Quote: The elephant can survive only if forests survive. by author Mark Shand overlaid on photo of elephant play with brown sand
Photo Credit: Alan J. Hendry

The elephant can survive only if forests survive.


Quote: I want the Forest Service to look at a vista with scenery, not only at lumber with a price tag. by author Michael Frome overlaid on photo of silhouette of person standing beside bare tree under stary sky
Photo Credit: Vincent Chin

I want the Forest Service to look at a vista with scenery, not only at lumber with a price tag.


Quote: I have gone to the forest. by author Knut Hamsun overlaid on photo of man in gray shirt and blue denim jeans sitting on gray rock near green tree during

I have gone to the forest.


Quote: 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. by author James Redfield overlaid on photo of brown and white abstract painting
Photo Credit: James Lee

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.


Quote: 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. by author John Burnside overlaid on photo of orange leaves tree
Photo Credit: Cristina Gottardi

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.


Quote: Once upon a time, forests were repositories of magic for the human race. by author John Burnside overlaid on photo of lake beside green pine trees

Once upon a time, forests were repositories of magic for the human race.


Quote: Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest. by author James Lovelock overlaid on photo of green tree under blue sky during night time
Photo Credit: Tasos Mansour

Sadly, it's much easier to create a desert than a forest.




Quote: 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. by author James Cameron overlaid on photo of silhouette of trees during sunset
Photo Credit: Kristaps Ungurs

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.


Quote: As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green, not black. by author Greg Walden overlaid on photo of silhouette of man looking towards left
Photo Credit: Vivek Trivedi

As a lifelong Oregonian, I prefer our forests green, not black.


Quote: 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. by author Franklin D. Roosevelt overlaid on photo of silhouette of person spreading hands
Photo Credit: Debby Hudson

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.


Quote: 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. by author Edmonia Lewis overlaid on photo of Edmonia Lewis quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper. by author Daphne Zuniga overlaid on photo of aerial view of foggy forest

Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper.


Quote: 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. by author Chris Kilham overlaid on photo of photo of author Chris Kilham with quote

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.


Quote: Have you ever walked late at night through a forest when you are first in love? by author Conrad Veidt overlaid on photo of person holding gray leaf
Photo Credit: Jakob Owens

Have you ever walked late at night through a forest when you are first in love?


Quote: 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. by author Bill Bradley overlaid on photo of photo of author Bill Bradley with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Alan Watts overlaid on photo of man in black tank top standing near tree under starry night
Photo Credit: Chinh Le Duc

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.


Quote: I grew up in a forest. It's like a room. It's protected. Like a cathedral... it is a place between heaven and earth. by author Anselm Kiefer overlaid on photo of photo of pine trees

I grew up in a forest. It's like a room. It's protected. Like a cathedral... it is a place between heaven and earth.


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