Forest Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old forest quotes, forest sayings, and forest proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A forest doesn't weep over one tree.     

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.

Susan Polis Schutz

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.     

Dan Quayle

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances.

Charles Baudelaire

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

John Muir

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.

Ursula K. Le Guin

The forest is a quiet place if only the best birds sing.     

Kay Johnson

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.

Victor Hugo

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

Desmond Tutu

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

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

Mark Shand

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

Samantha Hunt

I never see a forest that does not bear a mark or a sign of history.

Anselm Kiefer

In a hamlet or in a forest, in the deep water or on the dry land, wherever venerable persons dwell, that place is delightful.     

Friedrich Max Muller

In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.

Paulo Coelho

An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill.     

John Muir

A forest bird never wants a cage.

Henrik Ibsen

A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance.     

P. T. Barnum

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.     

Napoleon Hill

As the forest went, so went the bird. It's an indicator species, representative of what we did to the forests. Having it return is perhaps a sign that the forests and habitat are coming back as well.     

David Luneau

We commend the forest for trying to do more. But at the same time i think everyone realizes a lot more can be done.

Ed Bond

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

David Douglas

When you hear that howl alone at night in the forest, it's one of the most frightening sounds you'll ever hear.     

Tim Cope

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.

William Blake

If the forest has a day of fire and the heat of the flames does not consume a special tree, it will still be changed; charred, but still standing.

Dan Groat

It looked like a corner kick practice for forest lake out there.

Dave Molina

This forest eats itself and lives forever.

Barbara Kingsolver

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

Dorothy Stang

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

John Muir