Trees have been a source of inspiration to mankind throughout history, reflected in a wealth of references in literature, poetry, mythology, mysticism and religion across all 7 continents. Below are a selection of quotations, sayings and jokes, all of which share a common thread - that of celebrating the tree.
“He plants trees to benefit another generation.”
“ Forest sources and forest lands should be sustainably managed to meet the social, economic, ecological and spiritual human needs of the present and future generations”
“Trees are your best antiques”
“You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.”
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way.”
“The groves were God’s first temples.”
“Of all the wonders of nature, a tree in the summer is perhaps the most remarkable; with the exception of a moose singing ‘Embraceable You’ in spats.”
“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”
“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.”
“I think that I shall never see
“I was a vegetarian until I started leaning towards sunlight.”
“Forests were the first temples of the Divinity, and it is in the forests that men have grasped the first idea of architecture. “
“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.”
“The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully
“As the poet said 'Only God can make a tree' - probably because it’s so hard to get the bark on.”
“Only when the last tree has died, and the last river been poisoned, and the last fish has been caught, will we realise that we cannot eat money.”
“A tree never hits an automobile except in self-defense.”
“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.”
“What does he plant who plants a tree?
“I am the heat of you hearth, the shade screening you from the sun;
“Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory.
“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets.
“God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, "Ah!"“