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Tree Quotes

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All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed)

Related topics: Spiritual Live-By Unity

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear is the root of the tree of suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
- Lao Tzu

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

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

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

One day Alice came to a fork in the road
and saw a Cheshire cat in a tree.
"Which road do I take?" she asked.
His responses was a question: "Where do you want to go?"
"I don't know," Alice answered.
"Then," said the cat, "it doesn't matter."
- Lewis Carroll

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have you ever hugged a tree?
Hug a tree, and one day you will come to know
that it is not only that
you have hugged the tree
but that the tree also responds,
the tree also hugs you.
- Osho

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

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

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

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

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird
or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
- Hal Borland

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

As the poet said, 'Only God can make a tree,'
probably because it's so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
- Woody Allen

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

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

I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.
- Joyce Kilmer

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
but which will bloom most constantly?
- Emily Bronte

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire,
in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a
dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
- Hal Borland

We are born believing.
A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
- Rodney Dangerfield

A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

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

Faith:
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown,
you must believe that one of two things will happen:
...
There will be something solid for you to stand upon,
or, you will be taught how to fly
- Patrick Overton - from his book of poems: The Leaning Tree, 1975
[Widely mis-attributed to Barbara J. Winter, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, and others]

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone
planted a tree a long time ago.
- Les Brown

The tree of liberty needs to be watered from time to
time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Lyn Nofziger

Be not like the sugarcane -
do not hold your sweetness inside.
Be like the fruit tree -
be generous with your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie (inspired by Tagore)

Break open a cherry tree and there are no flowers,
but the spring breeze brings forth myriad blossoms.
- Ikkyu Sojun

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

Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

I am a plain ordinary magnificent creation of God,
just like every other plain ordinary
mountain, ocean, tree, animal, and human.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I don't have to look up my family tree,
because I know that I'm the sap.
- Fred Allen

One will never again look at a birch tree,
after the Robert Frost poem, in exactly the same way.
- Paul Muldoon

I said to the almond tree, "Friend, speak to me of God,"
and the almond tree blossomed.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

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

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

A tree is an incomprehensible mystery.
- Jim Woodring

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit.
- Saint Teresa of Avila

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

We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree,
and the tree is all humanity.
We cannot live without the others, without the tree.
- Pablo Casals

My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark
days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be;
she loves the bare,
the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
- Robert Frost

Sin, guilt, neurosis; they are one and the same,
the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
- Henry Miller

When you have seen one ant, one bird,
one tree, you have not seen them all.
- E. O. Wilson

Sometimes I worked with just a background of a rock
or a tree or black velvet,
and just had to imagine the whole thing.
- Fay Wray

Through the small tall bathroom window the December
yard is gray and scratchy,
the tree calligraphic.
- Dave Eggers

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple
tree in a sort of permanent October.
- John Leonard

To campaign against colonialism is like barking up
a tree that has already been cut down.
- Andrew Cohen

I was in my yard and thought that the tree was a living being.
We take trees for granted.
We don't believe they are as much alive as we are.
- Ziggy Marley

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

I am not a tree-hugger and I don't think mine is an extreme point of view.
- Kevin Richardson

As the tree is bent, so it will grow.
- Bill O'Reilly

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

Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all
the evils of our fallen state.
- William Law

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
- Thomas Jefferson

Behind the man is the Tree of Life, bearing twelve fruits,
and the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil is behind the woman;
the serpent is twining round it.
- Arthur E. Waite

Each has his own tree of ancestors, but at the top
of all sits Probably Arboreal.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

It is no use painting the foot of the tree white,
the strength of the bark cries out from beneath the paint.
- Aime Cesaire

What is more mortifying than to feel that you have
missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?
- Logan P. Smith

The unrecorded past is none other than our old friend,
the tree in the primeval forest which fell without being heard.
- Barbara Tuchman


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