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Trees - Quotes
  • He who plants a tree, plants a hope.
    -- Lucy Larcom, Plant a Tree

  • I think that I shall never see
    A billboard lovely as a tree.
    Indeed, unless the billboard fall,
    I will never see a tree at all.
    -- Ogden Nash, Song of the Open Road, in Happy Days, 1933.

  • The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.
    -- Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening

  • Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth.
    -- Robert Frost, Two Roads

  • He that planteth a tree is a servant of God, he provideth a kindness for many generations, and faces that he haith not seen shall bless him.
    -- Henry Van Dyke

  • The groves were God's first temples.
    -- William Cullen Bryant, A Forest Hymn, 1825.

  • We have nothing to fear and a great deal to learn from trees, that vigorous and pacific tribe which without stint produces strengthening essences for us, soothing balms, and in whose gracious company we spend so many cool, silent and intimate hours.
    -- Marcel Prous, Pleasures and Regrets, 1896

  • I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
    -- Willa Cather, O Pioneers, 1913

  • I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
    -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden Pond

  • I turned my face more exclusively than ever to the woods, where I was better known.
    -- Henry David Thoreau, Walden Pond

  • Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself?
    -- Henry David Thoreau

  • The bud is on the bough again,
    The leaf is on the tree.
    -- Charles Jefferys, The Meeting of Spring and Summer

  • The lofty oak from a small acorn grows.
    -- Lewis Duncombe, De Minimus Maxima

  • All a green willow, willow,
    All a green willow is my garland.
    -- John Heywood, The Green Willow

  • One impulse from a vernal wood
    May teach you more of man,
    Of moral evil and of good,
    Than all the ages can.
    -- William Wordsworth, The Tables Turned

  • Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?
    -- Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road, 1856




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