Trees Sayings and Quotes

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


If we're destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff, there's got to be a very powerful energy to fight that. I think we need more love in the world. We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter. I definitely want to contribute to that.     

Ellen DeGeneres

Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground - as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.     

Joyce Meyer

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

Rabindranath Tagore

If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.     

Maggie Stiefvater

Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.     

Chad Sugg

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn't it just lie there and rot?     

Chuck Palahniuk

He who plants a tree. Plants a hope.     

Lucy Larcom

Trees are your best antiques.     

Alexander Smith

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness.     

Khalil Gibran

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

Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.     

Malay proverb

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.     

Chinese Proverb

A tree falls the way it leans.     

Bulgarian proverb

A tree does not move unless there is wind.     

Afghan Proverb

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason.     

Jack Handey

To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours.     

Mirabel Osler

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.     

James G. Watt

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

Cyril Connolly

Everybody who's anybody longs to be a tree.     

Rita Dove

The tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down in front of us is not to bar Our passage to our journey's end for good, But just to ask us who we think we are.     

Robert Frost

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.     

John Muir

By felling the trees which cover the tops and sides of mountains, men in all climates seem to bring upon future generations two calamities at once; want of fuel and a scarcity of water.     

Baron Alexander von Humboldt

He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.     

Thomas Fuller

Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.     

Shel Silverstein

For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

A tree bends when its fruits have ripened; a fresh water cloud hangs low; similarily, a gentleman becomes all the more humble in prosperity.     

Shakuntala

Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.     

Khalil Gibran

A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.     

Georges Rouault

We can learn a lot from trees: they're always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward.     

Everett Mamor

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.     

Martin Luther