Forests And Trees Quotes by William C. Bryant, William Blake, Ronald Reagan, Elton John, Wendell Berry, Henry David Thoreau and many others.
The groves were God’s first temples.
To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at?
Sometimes you can’t see the wood for the trees as an artist.
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.
I am not bound for any public place, but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees, and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.
The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful and the ennobling in man.
You can’t see the forest for the trees.
In that case, there is no time to lose. Plant it this afternoon!
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
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.
For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers.
What will the axemen do, when they have cut their way from sea to sea?
To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect.
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.