Favorite Quotations ~  Trees Dogs

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


I turned my face more exclusively than ever to the woods, where I was better known. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees. ~ Karle Wilson Baker

He who plants a tree, plants a hope. ~ Lucy Larcom

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. ~ Alice Walker

The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

When we long for life without...difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure. ~ Peter Marshall

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

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. ~ D. Elton Trueblood

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep. ~ May Sarton

Human beings grew up in forests; we have a natural affinity for them. How lovely a tree is, straining toward the sky. ~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos

God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools. ~ John Muir

Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I'm talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. ~ Gerry Adams

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life. ~ Hermann Hesse

Trees and their various parts—root, trunk, branch, bark, leaf, flower, sap, and more—have a deep resonance for us. ~ Lewis Blackwell, Life & Love of Trees

I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. I feel as if this tree knows everything I ever think of when I sit here. ~ Willa Cather, O Pioneers!

A tree is beautiful, but what's more, it has a right to life; like water, the sun and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees. ~ Anton Chekhov

If you speak for the trees, you speak for all of nature. ~ Diana Beresford-Kroeger, Utne, Nov-Dec, 2011

Trees in winter lose their leaves. Some trees may even fall during storms, but most stand patiently and bear their fortune. ~ Ming-Dao Deng

Hug a tree and it will take away your stress. ~ Vel Alahan, Hawaii Magazine, May/June 2014

I stood still and was a tree amid the wood. ~ Ezra Round, Personae