25 Best Tree Quotes

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We’re dedicating these best Tree Quotes to some of the most beautiful, graceful, and oldest of the Earth’s living creatures — trees. Find out what these writers and well-known people have to say about our green friends.

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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey

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

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A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity. – Alexander Smith

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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

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

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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

Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. – Khalil Gibran

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It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man. – Henry David Thoreau

Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple. – Martin O’Malley

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The patriot’s blood is the seed of Freedom’s tree. – Thomas Campbell

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

Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest. – Chen Shui-bian

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I said to the almond tree, ‘Friend, speak to me of God,’ and the almond tree blossomed. – Nikos Kazantzakis

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. – William Blake

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I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree. – James Douglas

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn. – Walter Scott

The only time I can really relax is up a tree or somewhere outside. I love being outside. – Tom Felton

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When you live in the shadow of a big tree, you have to run twice as fast to get into the sunlight. – Leonard Lauder

You must grow like a tree, not like a mushroom. – Janet Erskine Stuart

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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

You can’t sow an apple seed and expect to get an avocado tree. The consequences of your life are sown in what you do and how you behave. – Tom Shadyac

The trees are God’s great alphabet:
With them He writes in shining green
Across the world His thoughts serene.
– Leonora Speyer

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I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. – Willa Cather, 1913

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The next best time is now. – Chinese proverb

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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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