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Tree Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Tree.

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

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

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

 

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]

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

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

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 saw what looked like another fallen tree in front
of me and put my foot on it to cross over.
At that moment it reared up in front of me-the biggest python I had ever seen!
- Louis Leakey

As a child I was the best tree climber in our neighbourhood,
I was like a little monkey.
I've never been afraid of hurting myself or a little physical discomfort.
- Rachel Weisz

Jews have God's promise and if we Christians have it,
too, then it is only as those chosen with them,
as guests in their house, that we are new wood grafted onto their tree.
- Karl Barth

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

Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once.
It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully.
Temperance is wickedness.
- Stephen Fry

If you were a kid actor, if you had any plans of being an actor as an adult,
you were really barking up the wrong tree.
- Susan Olsen

As the twig is bent the tree inclines.
- Virgil

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought
forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled.
He only cursed it when it was barren.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Whores don't live in company of poor men,
citizens never support a weak company and birds don't
build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits.
- Chanakya

If bad decorating was a hanging offense,
there'd be bodies hanging from every tree!
- Sylvester Stallone

Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me.
Tax that fellow behind the tree.'
- Russell B. Long

The oak has long been an enduring and mighty tree.
It is truly a part of our national heritage and it
merits the formal distinction of America's National Tree.
- Bob Goodlatte

A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful,
so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity,
is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
- Edna Ferber

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

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall.
Then I climb the tree and shake each limb,
and then each branch and then each twig,
and then I look under each leaf.
- Martin Luther

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

Friendship is a sheltering tree.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We always have a take that's 'one for fun',
so once you've got what you need, you can do what you like.
Something does occasionally pop out of that tree.
I'm always open to ideas.
- Guy Ritchie

What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The
purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.
- Edward Abbey

Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches
of a tree so that it will grow better.
- Henri Matisse

Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died.
They just come along and while the little needles fall
off me replace them with medallions.
- Orson Welles

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

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

You get tragedy where the tree, instead of bending,
breaks.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

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

You should issue demerits for tree cutting or the destruction of humus.
- Donella Meadows


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