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Motivational Trees Quotes

May these quotes about Trees inspire and motivate you.

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

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Trees are the earth's endless effort
to speak to the listening heaven.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius


 

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

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

Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.
- Winston Churchill


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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 Teresa

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

Trees 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

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

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
- Dave Barry

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

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

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

He plants trees to benefit another generation.
- Caecilius Statius

The trees in Siberia are miles apart,
that is why the dogs are so fast.
- Bob Hope

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more
roses we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,
watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare,
and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Anton Chekhov

I am sure that if you plant the trees back again,
it will do nothing but good.
- Michael Fish

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.
- John Muir

Trees and plants always look like the people they live with,
somehow.
- Zora Neale Hurston

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.
Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
- Hal Borland

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
- Moliere

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

They all went down in droves because just scenes of
palm trees and beaches can get pretty boring.
- James MacArthur

Momo listened to everyone and everything -
even to the rain and the wind and the pine trees -
and all of them spoke to her after their own fashion.
- Michael Ende

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me.
I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there
when we are all dead and gone.
I've hugged trees in every part of this little island.
- Gerry Adams

If someone were to think that trees are made to support the sky,
they would all seem too short.
- Franz Grillparzer

How can a guy climb trees, say Me Tarzan,
You Jane, and make a million?
- Johnny Weissmuller

The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers,
but for the wide world's joy.
- Henry Ward Beecher

I could never be a country person, sitting around trees trying to write a song.
I would rather be in the middle of society,
whether it's growing or crumbling.
- Ric Ocasek

Street and park trees provide tremendous benefits to cities.
- Gavin Newsom

Storms make trees take deeper roots.
- Dolly Parton

There's a general culture in this country to cut all the trees.
It makes me so angry because everyone is cutting and no one is planting.
- Wangari Maathai

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant
breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees.
The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk,
opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
- Hamlin Garland

If you reveal your secrets to the wind,
you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
- Khalil Gibran

Parts like Morse don't grow on trees.
He's a great character.
- John Thaw

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all
nature seems renewed around me and with me.
The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue,
the trees a deeper green.
The whole world is charged with the glory of God and
I feel fire and music under my feet.
- Thomas Merton

If I have my way, I'm going to dissolve the Forest Service.
They're in the business of harvesting trees and they're not harvesting trees,
so why have them anymore?
- Don Young

Australians were unique due to our corals,
our apples, our gum trees and our kangaroos.
- Harold Edward Holt

Being a woman has only bothered me in climbing trees.
- Frances Perkins

If you cut down a forest, it doesn't matter how many
sawmills you have if there are no more trees.
- Susan George

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the
trees bow down their heads,
the wind is passing by.
- Christina Rossetti

As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess,
but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try
and somehow make par from them.
I thought that was fun.
- Tiger Woods

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

We get a lot of people from out of state who come down
and it's not what they expect Florida to be,
the horse farms and oak trees instead of the sand and the ocean.
- David Jones

Trees Lounge is based on my own life.
Both my parents like the movie.
My father, of course, thinks it's a masterpiece.
- Steve Buscemi

The advice I am giving always to all my students is
above all to study the music profoundly...
music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands,
very beautiful for the flowers and trees.
- Andres Segovia

It's the little things citizens do.
That's what will make the difference.
My little thing is planting trees.
- Wangari Maathai

I look out the window sometimes to seek the color of
the shadows and the different greens in the trees,
but when I get ready to paint I just close my eyes and imagine a scene.
- Grandma Moses

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country.
In the West the land was level, and there were no trees.
The grass grew thick and high.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Some people like to paint trees.
I like to paint love.
I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
- Robert Indiana

I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down
trees for forestry and grazing,
so as we all get to eat.
Everyone has to compromise.
- Steve Irwin

If you would know strength and patience,
welcome the company of trees.
- Hal Borland

Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would
see by going to the forest that straight trees are
cut down while crooked ones are left standing.
- Chanakya

Yesterday I staked off the ground on the hill for an orchard.
I want to get 1000 apple trees agrowing.
- Ezra Cornell

Historically, San Franciscans have not valued street
trees as much as other communities have.
- Gavin Newsom

A person should not be too honest.
Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
- Chanakya

April in Paris, chestnuts in blossom,
holiday tables under the trees.
- E. Y. Harburg

I want to do to you what spring does with the cherry trees.
- Pablo Neruda

I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and for the blue dream of sky
and for everything which is natural,
which is infinite, which is yes.
- e. e. cummings

Today's acorns grow into the oak trees of thirty years hence.
But what acorns are we sowing today?
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of prejudice or hatred would grow into.
Imagine what an acorn-sized bit of pollution can become.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you're in a forest, the quality of the echo is very
strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of
all those trees that you get this strange,
itchy ricochet effect.
- Brian Eno

But I was also doing odd jobs around Portland,
like spreading gravel and transplanting bamboo trees.
- Elliott Smith

I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person.
There was such a glory over everything.
The sun came up like gold through the trees,
and I felt like I was in heaven.
- Harriet Tubman


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