Trees always comfort us in our solitude. They remind us to be grateful, making us realize that the things that matter the most are the ones that are just around us. That’s why it’s no wonder that they’re a source of inspiration for people from all walks of life. It doesn’t matter who you are, a tree will offer you shade and respite whenever you need it.
And trees mean so much more than that. They don’t just feed our soul by sparking our imagination, they’re essential to our very own existence. Their power alone manifests as the air we breathe. Trees may just be around us that we sometimes ignore them, but it’s clear how important they are to us, which is why we also need to protect them.
If there’s a great example of strength, resolve, and persistence evident in nature, it would have to be the trees. So here are 30 quotes about trees – their beauty, power, and humility – that will soothe your mind and help you reconnect with nature.
The significance of the cherry blossom tree in Japanese culture goes back hundreds of years. In their country, the cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also tragically short. – Homaro Cantu
Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest. – Chen Shui-bian
All our wisdom is stored in the trees. – Santosh Kalwar
If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human. – Maggie Stiefvater, The Raven Boys
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man. – Henry David Thoreau
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. – Herman Hesse
When you live in the shadow of a big tree, you have to run twice as fast to get into the sunlight. – Leonard Lauder
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing. – Abraham Lincoln
A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity. – Alexander Smith
A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human. – Georges Rouault
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. – Walter Scott
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. – Warren Buffett
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. – Saint Basil
Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. – Khalil Gibran
The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside. – Tom Felton
For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. – Martin Luther
Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple. – Martin O’Malley
You must grow like a tree, not like a mushroom. – Janet Erskine Stuart
She was sitting in a garden more beautiful than even her rampaging imagination could ever have conjured up, and she was being serenaded by trees. – Lynn Kurland
We are sinful not only because we have eaten of the Tree of Knowledge, but also because we have not yet eaten of the Tree of Life. The state in which we are is sinful, irrespective of guilt. – Franz Kafka
The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time is now. – Chinese Proverb
I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed. – Nikos Kazantzakis
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. – Franklin D. Roosevelt
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. – William Blake
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir
I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree. – James Douglas
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. – William Blake
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. – Willa Cather
The trees are God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
– Leonora Speyer
Whenever you feel dispirited, weary, or down, simply look up to the trees and you’ll feel better. Love a tree today because trees are keeping us and this planet alive.
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