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350 Inspirational Tree Quotes About Family, Life And Love

350 Tree Quotes

Top 10 Tree Quotes

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare, ‘Troilus and Cressida’

“A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.” – George Nakashima

“Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” – Herman Hesse

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

“Trees give peace to the souls of men.” – Nora Waln

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

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

“It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – — Kahlil Gibran

“Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day.” – Shira Tamir

The Giving Tree Quotes

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“The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, and then dead timber. The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.” – Welsh proverb

“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

“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

“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

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” – Chris Maser

“Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism.” – — Sir David Attenborough

“Finland is officially the world’s happiest country. It is also 75 per cent forest. I believe these facts are related.” – Matt Haig

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

“Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn.” – Elizabeth Lawrence

“That each day I may walk unceasingly on the banks of my water, that my soul may repose on the branches of the trees which I planted, that I may refresh myself under the shadow of my sycamore.” – Egyptian tomb inscription

“One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” – William Shakespeare

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

“To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination.” – Joan Maloof

“When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air.” – Jodi Thomas

“Trees do not preach learning and precepts. They preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.” – Herman Hesse

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

“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

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

“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

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

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

“The symbolism – and the substantive significance – of planting a tree has universal power in every culture and every society on Earth, and it is a way for individual men, women and children to participate in creating solutions for the environmental crisis.” – Al Gore

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

“Even if one tree falls down it wouldn’t affect the entire forest.” – Chen Shui-bian

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

“A grove of giant redwood or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“Trees indeed have hearts.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Trees are right at the heart of all the necessary debates: ecological, social, economic, political, moral, religious.” – Colin Tudge

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

“Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.” – Martin O’Malley

“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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

“He that plants trees, loves others besides himself.” – Thomas Fuller

“What we are doing to the forests of the world is but a mirror reflection of what we are doing to ourselves and to one another.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“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

“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

“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

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

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

“Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root.” – Malay proverb

“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 creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

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

Plant A Tree Quotes

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“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb

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

“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

“When we plant a tree, we are doing what we can to make our planet a more wholesome and happier dwelling-place for those who come after us if not for ourselves.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb

“The great French Marshall Lyautey once asked his gardener to plant a tree. The gardener objected that the tree was slow growing and would not reach maturity for 100 years. The Marshall replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose; plant it this afternoon!’” – John F. Kennedy

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

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

“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

“Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.” – Tasneem Hameed

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

“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

“We’re merely one tree with various types, shapes and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” – Hal Borland

“A tree has roots in the soil yet reaches to the sky. It tells us that in order to aspire we need to be grounded and that no matter how high we go it is from our roots that we draw sustenance.” – Wangari Maathai

“A tree falls the way it leans.” – Bulgarian proverb

“How could you not be hopeful if you’ve got a tree around?” – Ross Spears

“But down deep, at the molecular heart of life we’re essentially identical to trees.” – Carl Sagan

“If a tree dies, plant another in its place.” – Carolus Linnaeus

“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

“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

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

“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

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

Short Tree Quotes

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“He who plants a tree, plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gebran

“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” – Santosh Kalwar

“The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.” – Moliere

“Trees are sanctuaries.” – Herman Hesse

“Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience.” – Hal Borland

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – – Winston Churchill

“Trees are always a relief, after people.” – David Mitchell

“The trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in.” – Steven Magee

“The groves were God’s first temples.” – William Cullen Bryant

“Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton

“You can’t have the fruits without the roots.” – Stephen Covey

“Have you ever considered that paper cuts are a tree’s last revenge?”

“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran

“Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” – Winston Churchill

“He who plants a tree. Plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom

“Friendship is a sheltering tree.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“Love is a tree; and lovers are its shade.” – Rumi

“Trees are your best antiques.” – Alexander Smith

“One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.” – Thomas Fuller

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime.”

“Losing the trees may lead to the extinction of mankind.” – Steven Magee

Tree Quotes Love

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“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

“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” – Chad Sugg

“The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility.” – Wendell Berry

“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

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

“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

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

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

“There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet.” – Peter Wohlleben

“Learn character from trees, values from roots and change from leaves” – Tasneern Harneed

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

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

“Gold is a luxury. Trees are necessities. Man can live and thrive without gold, but we cannot survive without trees.” – Paul Bamikole

“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

“A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.” – David Douglas

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

“Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” – Katrina Mayer

“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

“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

“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.” – Sylvia Plath

“Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism.” – Sir David Attenborough

“I think of trees as my extended family, living, breathing and social, like us.” – Dame Judi Dench

“I think that if you shake the tree, you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.” – Mary Cassatt

“To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estés

“At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.” – Chico Mendes

“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” – Adlai E. Stevenson

“I think that I shall never see a billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all.” – Ogden Nash

“Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.” – Bernard of Clairvaux

“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

“Alone with myself the trees bend to caress me the shade hugs my heart” – Candy Polgar

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

“You can’t have the fruits without the roots.” – Stephen Covey

“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

“For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, each green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”

“Be like a tree. The tree gives shade even to him who cuts off its boughs.”

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

“Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive.” – Mrs O’Brien

“Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries. Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it.” – Mrs O’Brien

“You make yourself what you are. You gotta control your own destiny. Can’t say “I can’t”. You say I’m having trouble, I’m not done yet. You can’t say ‘I can’t’.” – Mr O’Brien

“There are two ways through life: The way of Nature, and the way of Grace. You have to choose which one you will follow.” – Mrs O’Brien

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

“To exist as a nation, to prosper as a state, to live as a people, we must have trees.”

“People who will not sustain trees will soon live in a world that will not sustain people.”

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

“Of all man’s works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that.”

“We’re merely one tree with various types, shapes, and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze.”

“Every living creature should be grateful to every living tree for giving us a habitable world!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

“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

“Some people are like trees, they take forever to grow up.” – Nitya Prakash

“You must always know your roots if you are to know how sturdy the tree will grow.”

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

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

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

Tree Quotes About Family

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“Some people are like trees – they take forever to grow up.” – Leslie Hillman

“Every family tree produces some lemons, some nuts and a few bad apples.”

Life isn’t a race. Most “overnight successes” are years or even decades in the making. Don’t rush. Take all the time you need.

“The problem with drinking and driving is that trees defend themselves very well.”

Alicia (who already planted trees back in college and calls herself a “plant auntie”): “I always believe how essential time is and how much we could have done in the past to make a better now.
Todd: “I love this quote because it’s true about trees and also true about a lot of other things. It reminds me that it’s never too late to take the right actions in life.

“As a father of four, the quote resonates because more than anything, I want to do my part to leave a better world for my children.”

“When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and the seeds of hope. We also secure the future for our children.” – Wangari Maathai

“Education forms the common mind. Just as the twig is bent, the tree’s inclined.” – Alexander Pope

“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

“How beautiful leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burrough

“Around a flowering tree, one finds many insects.” – Guinea proverb

“Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.” – Chinese proverb

“Let’s take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of old trees.”

“I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” – Rodney Dangerfield

“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

“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

Christmas Tree Quotes

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“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.” – Maya Angelou

“Some Christmas tree ornaments do more than glitter and glow, they represent a gift of love given a long time ago.” – Tom Baker

“I was only kicking down the Christmas tree to get the star on top.” – Ray Bradbury

“Nothing ever seems too bad, too hard, or too sad when you’ve got a Christmas tree in the living room.” – Nora Roberts

“I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” – Charlie Brown

“All Christmas trees are perfect.” – Charles N. Barnard

“Christmas tree stands are the work of the devil and they want you dead.” – Bill Bryson

“Taking down the Christmas tree makes it feel official: time to get back to joyless and cynical.” – Greg Fitzsimmons

“I like indoor Christmas trees. And I like people who decorate their homes with lights and all that crap. I think it’s a healthy outlet for them. If they weren’t covering their lawns with twinkling lights, they’d be doing something that was really, really creepy.” – Lewis Black

“November, I’ll give thanks that you belong to me. December, you’re the present beneath my Christmas tree.” – Neil Sedaka

“You, me, and the Christmas tree. Picked, purchased, and pruned.” – Max Lucado

“With candy canes and silver lanes aglow.” – Johnny Mathis

“The best Christmas trees come very close to exceeding nature. If some of our great decorated trees had been grown in a remote forest area with lights that came on every evening as it grew dark, the whole world would come to look at them and marvel at the mystery of their great beauty.” – Andy Rooney

“Rockin’ around the Christmas tree.” – Brenda Lee

“There is something about spending Christmas alone, naked, sitting by the Christmas tree gripping a shotgun, that lets you know your life is spinning dangerously outta control.” – Nikki Sixx

“Biceps are like ornaments on a Christmas tree.” – Ed Coan

“The Christmas tree, twinkling with lights, had a mountain of gifts piled up beneath it, like offerings to the great god of excess.” – Tess Gerritsen

“The smells of Christmas are the smells of childhood.” – Richard Paul Evans in The Christmas Box

“O Christmas tree.” – Aretha Franklin, “O Christmas Tree”

“Freshly cut Christmas trees smelling of stars and snow and pine resin – inhale deeply and fill your soul with wintry night.” – John J. Geddes

“I grew up with a Christmas tree, I’m going to stay with a Christmas tree.” – Thomas Menino

“Not everyone who sells Christmas trees believes in Santa Claus.” – Matt Barr

“Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.” – Larry Wilde

“Lit up like a Christmas tree.” – Hazel Grace

Palm Tree Quotes

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“We make love instinctively.”

“Some people live in palm tree houses.”

“There is something dreamy and idyllic about Miami.”

“Flexible people are the strongest ones.”

“Palm trees add beauty to our lives.”

“A tropical paradise is exotic.”

“Many people are loners, like a palm tree on an island.”

“Many of us dream of escaping to a tropical paradise.”

“Travel opens a world of possibilities for you.”

“A strong heart grows out of difficulties.”

“A palm tree remains firm throughout a storm.”

“Some cities are known for their beautiful scenery.”

“The United States is a geographically diverse land.”

“Palm trees go with the smell of the sea.”

“Not everyone cares about living a lavish life.”

“Enjoy this present moment.”

“It’s hard to imagine a tropical paradise without palm trees.”

“The show 90210 has made Southern California famous.”

“The ballet isn’t the most natural fit for American culture.”

“You can sense the scent of palm trees in California.”

“Palm trees gently give shade.”

“The artist helps people find beauty around them.”

“Aged palm trees are deeply attached to the world.”

“Pictures of palm trees can beautify any object.”

“The palm tree is a symbol of hope and faith.”

“Swaying palm trees are the first images for storm coverage.”

“Most people give up when they are close to victory.”

“Some palm trees are super shady.”

“Remain firm in God no matter what happens.”

“Being in a tropical paradise can enhance our passions.”

Coconut Tree Quotes

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“My wife is on a new diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn’t lost weight, but can she climb a tree.” – Henny Youngman

“My favorite food is macaroni and cheese that my grandma makes. My favorite drink has to be Vita Coco coconut water.” – Sloane Stephens

“Coconut milk is the only thing on this planet that comes identically to mother’s milk.” – Dick Gregory

“Jemu watched his father disappear. He didn’t throw the coconut and he didn’t cry. Never again would he know love for another human being that wasn’t adulterated by another, contradictory emotion.” – Kiran Desai

“I’ll admit that I do quite like drinks that come in coconut shells. So there’s always that.” – Danica McKellar

“The only time I feel at ease is swinging up and down in a coconut tree.” – Ray Davies

“I love making Italian food. And coconut chicken.” – Joe Jonas

“For I am coconut / and the heart of me / is sweeter / than you know.” – Nikki Grimes

“Yes, we could solve for why, but we could also eat another slice of coconut cake.” – Sam Lipsyte

“In the garden of gentle sanity, May you be bombarded by the coconuts of wakefulness.” – Chogyam Trungpa

“I drink coconut water before my workouts. It has just the right amount of calories and electrolytes to get me going. My body has actually started craving it.” – Jennifer Morrison

“I was sometimes called ‘coconut’ when I was at school.” – David Oyelowo

“Skeletons of mice are often to be found in coconuts, for it is easier to get in, slim and greedy, than to get out, appeased but fat.” – Viktor Korchnoi

“I grew up with coconuts as the main flavor in food in Jamaica. It’s part of our culture.” – Ziggy Marley

Pine Tree Quotes

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“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.” – John Muir

“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

“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets, but humbler folk may circumvent this restriction if they know how. To plant a pine, for example, one need be neither god nor poet; one need only own a shovel.” – Aldo Leopold

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

“The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait and both without impatience: they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.” – Ho Chin Minh

“The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.” – Norman Douglas

“The best part of happiness is the pines.” – Terri Guillemets

Oak Tree Quotes

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“The green oak and cedar—the dark pine, the yellow and silvery-barked willow—each majestic old tree; hath its own peculiar tone and whisper for thine ear.” – Elizabeth J. Eames

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

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.”

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

“Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who stood their ground.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Just a the acorn contains the mighty oak tree, the Self has everything it needs to fulfill its destiny.” – Derek Rydall

“If a hundred-foot oak tree had the mind of a human, it would only grow to be ten feet tall” – Harv Eker

“In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade’s no easier to make than an oak” – James Russell Lowell

“Tall oaks branch charmed by the earnest stars dream and so dream all night without a stir.” – John Keats

Originally published November 23, 2021, updated November 23, 2021

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