102 Tree Quotes and Sayings for Nature Lovers

For centuries, poets, authors, and nature lovers have drawn inspiration from trees.

Tress represent development, strength, and a connection to the ground.

Through a collection of thought-provoking tree quotes and sayings, we shall examine the beauty and significance of trees in this article.


From the words of great poets to the musings of ordinary people, these tree quotes will reawaken your passion for nature and emphasize the vital role that trees play in our lives.

Top 10 Tree Quotes


Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. ~ Hal Borland.


Losing the trees may lead to the extinction of mankind. ~ Steven Magee.


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


The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit. ~ Moliere.


Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong. ~ Winston Churchill.


To be without trees would, in the most literal way, to be without our roots. ~ Richard Mabey.


The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. ~ John Muir.


All our wisdom is stored in the trees. ~ Santosh Kalwar.


If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. ~ Jim Rohn.


Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being. ~ Victor Hugo.

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Famous Tree Quotes

A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things. ~ George R.R. Martin.


Every living creature should be grateful to every living tree for giving us a habitable world! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

This solitary Tree! a living thing produced too slowly ever to decay; of form and aspect too magnificent to be destroyed. ~ William Wordsworth.

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. ~ John Muir.


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

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

The only thing that ultimately matters is to eat an ice-cream cone, play a slide trombone, plant a small tree, good God, now you’re free. ~ Ray Manzarek.


Look at a tree, a plant. How still they are, how deeply rooted in being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. ~ Eckhart Tolle.

If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn’t it just lie there and rot? ~ Chuck Palahniuk.

Lovely Tree Quotes

I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees. ~ Henry David Thoreau.


The trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in. ~ Steven Magee.

Be as useful as a tree! Give life to others; be shelter to everyone; grant fruits to all! Be good like a tree! ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan.

The best friend on earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the earth. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright.


When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air. ~ Jodi Thomas.

Trees are the best monuments that a man can erect to his own memory. They speak his praises without flattery, and they are blessings to children yet unborn. ~ Lord Orrery.

Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree. ~ Rabindranath Tagore.

Inspiring Tree Quotes


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

Nothing on this earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being. ~ Lou Holtz.

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. ~ Hal Borland.


Alone with myself the trees bend to caress me the shade hugs my heart. ~ Candy Polgar.

For a tree without a past is like a man without roots; and unless we stand in rich soil, our leaves will blow like blossom into the night. ~ Richard Ayoade.

You must always know your roots if you are to know how sturdy the tree will grow. ~ Zoraida Córdova.


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

I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth. ~ Louise Dickinson Rich.

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


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.

Beautiful Tree Quotes

When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts a little. ~ Natassia Cassinero.

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.

Yes, the cherry trees put this truth very plainly: none of the glory of blossoms and autumn leaves lasts long in this fleeting world. ~ Murasaki Shikibu.


I’m like a tree. My leaves might change color, but my roots are the same. ~ Rose Namajunas.

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. ~ Basil.

When you are lost in the wilderness, a tree will always point you in the right direction. ~ Anthony T. Hincks.


Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death. ~ William Blake.

Best Tree Quotes

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.

Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish. ~ Munia Khan.


A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. ~ Greek Proverb.

People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. ~ Marcus Garvey.


We can learn a lot from trees: they’re always grounded but never stop reaching heavenward. ~ Everett Mamor.

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.

Inspirational Tree Quotes

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. ~ Martin Luther.


Trees give peace to the souls of men. ~ Nora Waln.

If a tree dies, plant another in its place. ~ Carolus Linnaeus.

Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind. ~ Bruce Lee.

A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its Tormentor. ~ George William Curtis.


Some people are like trees, they take forever to grow up. ~ Nitya Prakash.

There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it. ~ Minnie Aumonier.

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.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~ William Shakespeare.


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

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.

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


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

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. ~ Chinese Proverb.

To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, to live as a people, we must have trees. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people. ~ Bryce Nelson.


Be like a tree. The tree gives shade even to him who cuts off its boughs. ~ Sri Chaitanya.

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

Powerful Tree Quotes

And see the peaceful trees extend their myriad leaves in leisured dance – they bear the weight of sky and cloud upon the fountain of their veins. ~ Kathleen Raine.

This oak tree and me, we’re made of the same stuff. ~ Carl Sagan.


On the last day of the world I would want to plant a tree. ~ W.S. Merwin.

Of the infinite variety of fruits which spring from the bosom of the earth, the trees of the wood are the greatest in dignity. ~ Susan Fenimore Cooper.

It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees. ~ Wilson Flagg.


Live like a tree, giving, forgiving and free. ~ Debasish Mridha.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.


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

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. ~ Nelson Henderson.

Positive Tree Quotes


I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots. ~ Andrea Koehle Jones.

Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness. ~ Herman Hesse.

Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven’t done a thing. You are just talking. ~ Wangari Maathai.


Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time. ~ Katrina Mayer.

He that plants trees, loves others besides himself. ~ Thomas Fuller.

Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come. ~ Karen Joy Fowler.

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. ~ John Muir.

The next generation will never be able to understand the joy of planting a tree and watching it grow. ~ Nitya Prakash.


Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky. ~ Kahlil Gibran.

You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there. And let’s give him a friend. Everybody needs a friend. ~ Bob Ross.

Thought-Provoking Tree Quotes

Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. ~ Warren Buffett.

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.

The groves were God’s first temples. ~ William Cullen Bryant.


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

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf. ~ Albert Schweitzer.

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

A grove of giant redwoods or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great or beautiful cathedral. ~ Theodore Roosevelt.

Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. ~ Henry Ward Beecher.

So these were the 102 top quotes about Trees.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Mountain quotes and Waterfall quotes.

References and Sources:

  1. The 27 Most Inspirational Quotes About Trees – TreeClicks
  2. 40 Inspirational Quotes about Trees – Walk My World
  3. 39 Motivational and Inspirational Tree Quotes about Life
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