Leaves Sayings and Quotes

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

Some leaves hang on longer but eventually they all fall.     

Marty Rubin

The tree leaves rustled like that noise e-books make when you turn the page.     

Daniel Nayeri

Though leaves are many, the root is one.     

William Butler Yeats

Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies.     

Sharon Kay Penman

Now Autumn's fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt.     

William Allingham

Autumn casts a spell and dying never was so beautiful.     

Amelia Dashwood

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.     

Nathaniel Hawthorne

When leaves turn bright colors in the fall they make one last effort to compete with the flowers.     

Brent M. Jones

As leaves move in the wind, your mind moves with your breath.     

B.K.S. Iyengar

How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.     

John Burroughs

Flowers, leaves, fruit, are the air-woven children of light.     

Jacob Moleschott

The last red leaf is whirled away, The rooks are blown about the skies.     


In the whisper of the leaves appears an interchange of love.     

William Jones

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.     

Albert Camus

The leaves and the light are one.     

Albert Einstein

When leaves turn bright colors in the fall they make one last effort to compete with the flowers     

Brent M. Jones

The rustling of the leaves is like a low hymn to nature.     

James Ellis

Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph-green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.     

Cyril Connolly

The leaf and his body were one. Neither possessed a separate permanent self. Neither could exist independently from the rest of the universe.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

And the leaves were telling secrets to the wind.     

Peter Mulvey

Fallen leaves on the ground are the golden song of immortal creativity.     

Amit Ray

There is not a single leaf which is a mere ornament; all contribute to the fruitfulness of the earth, and the support of its inhabitants.     

Christoph Christian Sturm

The true order is what the wind creates by scattering the leaves.     

Marty Rubin

There's never been a better time to let the leaves of mediocrity fall from your tree of life.     

David Ault

A chaplet of leaves crowns the victor.     


The fall of leaves is an emblem of the decline of life.     

R. Trevor

Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.     

Samuel Butler

Autumn colors remind us we are all one dancing in the wind.     

Lorin Morgan-Richards

Leaves leave this world in beautiful fall colors and songs.     

Debasish Mridha

Every leaf is a spacious plain; every line a flowing brook; every period a lofty mountain.     

James Hervey