~ Chinese proverb
"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
"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
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
~ Martin Luther
"The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. "
~ Wendell Berry
"Every election is determined by the people who show up."
~ Larry Sabato
"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
"Nothing beats a haunted moonlit night on All Hallows Eve.... And on this fatal night, at this witching time, the starless sky laments black and unmoving. The somber hues of an ominous, dark forest are suddenly illuminated under the emerging face of the full moon."
~ Elizabeth Kim
"I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
"The world has enough beautiful mountains and meadows, spectacular skies and serene lakes. It has enough lush forests, flowered fields, and sandy beaches. It has plenty of stars and the promise of a new sunrise and sunset every day. What the world needs more of is people to appreciate and enjoy it.”
~ Michael Josephson
"I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again’.”
~ Lewis Carroll
"Snow was falling, so much like stars filling the dark trees that one could easily imagine its reason for being was nothing more than prettiness.”
~ Mary Oliver
"A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things."
~ George R.R. Martin
"How is it possible that the most intellectual creature to ever walk the planet Earth is destroying its only home?"
~ Jane Goodall
"The world's forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children's future."
~ Desmond Tutu
"When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard."
~ Lakota proverb
"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
~ John Burroughs
"Voting has become much like visiting a fast-food outlet or convenience store - turn up whenever you like. Heaven forbid that the right and responsibility to vote on the future of your state, or nation, cuts across other more important plans you might have."
~ Chris Earl
"We inter-breath with the rain forests, we drink from the oceans. They are part of our own body."
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
"To really feel a forest canopy one must use different senses, and often the most useful one is the sense of imagination."
~ Joan Maloof
"Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world."
~ Enock Maregesi
"An understanding of the natural world and what’s in it is a source of not only a great curiosity but great fulfillment."
~ David Attenborough
"If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos."
~ E. O. Wilson
"He that plants trees loves others besides himself."
~ Thomas Fuller
"Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time."
~ John Lubbock
"The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit."
~ Nelson Henderson
"Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal."
~ E. O. Wilson
"When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air."
~ Jodi Thomas
"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-Exupery
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."
~ Albert Einstein
"Here, in the forest, dark and deep, I offer you eternal sleep."
~ Frances Marion
"One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken."
~ Leo Tolstoy
"The only way forward, if we are going to improve the quality of the environment, is to get everybody involved."
~ Richard Rogers
"Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old, their beards of icicles and snow..."
~ Charles duc d’Orléans
"The pine stays green in winter... wisdom in hardship."
~ Norman Douglas
"The indescribable innocence of and beneficence of Nature,--of sun and wind and rain, of summer and winter,--such health, such cheer, they afford forever!"
~ Henry David Thoreau
"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
"For 200 years we’ve been conquering Nature. Now we’re beating it to death."
~ Tom McMillan
"If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere."
~ Vincent Van Gogh
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
~ Vivian Greene
"Forests are the world's air-conditioning system—the lungs of the planet—and we are on the verge of switching it off."
~ Prince Charles
"The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it."
~ Chief Joseph
"The forests are the lungs of the world. I've always believed if you breathe, you're an environmentalist."
~ Woody Harrelson
"The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration."
~ Claude Monet
"Watch out for potoroos."
"The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure."
~ D. H. Lawrence
"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous."
"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
~ Frank Lloyd Wright
"It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment."
~ Ansel Adams
"No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face."
~ John Donne
"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
~ George Washington Carver
"What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness."
~ John Steinbeck
"Of winter's lifeless world each tree, Now seems a perfect part; Yet each one holds summer's secret, Deep down within its heart."
~ Charles G. Stater
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed. "
~ Mahatma Gandhi
"What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on."
~ Henry David Thoreau
"First a howling blizzard woke us, Then the rain came down to soak us, And now before the eye can focus — Crocus."
~ Lilja Rogers
"It’s surely our responsibility to do everything within our power to create a planet that provides a home not just for us but for all life on Earth."
~ David Attenborough
"I think nature’s imagination is so much greater than man’s, she’s never going to let us relax."
~ Richard Feynman
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child."
~ Marie Curie
"The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment."
~ Jane Austen
"The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for."
~ Ernest Hemingway
"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty."
~ John Ruskin
"It is our collective and individual responsibility … to preserve and tend to the world in which we all live."
~ Dalai Lama
"If you think the economy is more important than the environment, try holding your breath while counting your money."
~ Guy McPherson
"Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries."
~ Jimmy Carter
"Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower."
~ Albert Camus
"Suddenly the day was gone, night came out from under each tree and spread."
~ Ray Bradbury
"Men argue. Nature acts."
"The crisp path through the field in this December snow, in the deep dark, where we trod the buried grass like ghosts on dry toast."
~ Dylan Thomas
"Trees are as close to immortality as the rest of us ever come."
~ Karen Joy Fowler
"We won’t have a society if we destroy the environment."
~ Margaret Mead
"If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
~ John Muir