Forests Quotes

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1. “For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow. 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. A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail. A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live. When we are stricken and cannot bear our lives any longer, then a tree has something to say to us: Be still! Be still! Look at me! Life is not easy, life is not difficult. Those are childish thoughts. Let God speak within you, and your thoughts will grow silent. You are anxious because your path leads away from mother and home. But every step and every day lead you back again to the mother. Home is neither here nor there. Home is within you, or home is nowhere at all. A longing to wander tears my heart when I hear trees rustling in the wind at evening. If one listens to them silently for a long time, this longing reveals its kernel, its meaning. It is not so much a matter of escaping from one's suffering, though it may seem to be so. It is a longing for home, for a memory of the mother, for new metaphors for life. It leads home. Every path leads homeward, every step is birth, every step is death, every grave is mother. So the tree rustles in the evening, when we stand uneasy before our own childish thoughts: Trees have long thoughts, long-breathing and restful, just as they have longer lives than ours. They are wiser than we are, as long as we do not listen to them. But when we have learned how to listen to trees, then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an incomparable joy. 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.”

Tags : Eternity Fear Forests History Holiness Home Life Longing Poet Roots Self Discovery Spirituality Strength Trees Trust
Author : Hermann Hesse
Source : Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte

2. “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.”

Tags : Conservation Environment Forests Humanity Misattributed To Gandhi Trees Wilderness
Author : Chris Maser
Source : Forest Primeval: The Natural History of an Ancient Forest

3. “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”

Tags : Animals Caring Earth Forests Nature Plants Trees Wilderness
Author : John Muir

4. “The world has a very serious problem, my friend' Shiva went on. 'Poor children still die by their millions. Westerners and the global rich -- like me -- live in post-scarcity society, while a billion people struggle to get enough to eat. And we're pushing the planet towards a tipping point, where the corals die and the forests burn and life becomes much, much harder. We have the resources to solve those problems, even now, but politics and economics and nationalism all get in the way. If we could access all those minds, though...”

Tags : Corals Death Die Environmental Environmental Degradation Environmental Protection Forest Forests Globalism Globalization Mind Power Poor Population Control Population Explosion Population Growth Poverty Problem Problems Scarcity Society Starvation Struggle Tipping Point Western Civilization
Author : Ramez Naam
Source : Crux

5. “I tried to discover, in the rumor of forests and waves, words that other men could not hear, and I pricked up my ears to listen to the revelation of their harmony.”

Tags : Forests Harmony Language Listening Nature Waves Words
Source : November

6. “An English wood is like a good many other things in life-- very promising at a distance, but a hollow mockery when you get within. You see daylight on both sides, and the sun freckles the very bracken. Our woods need the night to make them seem what they ought to be--what they once were, before our ancestors' descendants demanded so much more money, in these so much more various days. ("The Striding Place")”

Tags : England Forests Woods
Source : The Bell in the Fog & Other Stories

7. “He lived then before me, he lived as much as he had ever lived---a shadow insatiable of splendid appearances, of frightful realities, a shadow darker than the shadow of the night, and draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence. The vision seemed to enter the house with me---the stretcher, the phantom-bearers, the wild crowd of obedient worshipers, the gloom of the forests, the glitter of the reach between the murky bends, the beat of the drum regular and muffled like the beating of a heart, the heart of a conquering darkness.”

Tags : Conquering Darkness Death Descriptions Forests Funeral Glitter Heart Heart Of Darkness Life Murky Worship
Author : Joseph Conrad

8. “Forests may be gorgeous but there is nothing more alive than a tree that learns how to grow in a cemetery.”

Tags : Andea Gibson Forests Nothing More Alive Tree In Cemetery
Author : Andrea Gibson

9. “the fallen leaves in the forest seemed to make even the ground glow and burn with light”

Tags : Autumn Foliage Forest Forests Halloween October Woods
Author : Malcolm Lowry
Source : October Ferry To Gabriola

10. “What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in,whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, towhom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorlyunderstood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profoundunderstanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vitalrole they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertainfuture that is unfolding.”

Tags : Appreciation Forests Future Trees
Author : Jim Robbins
Source : The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet

11. “All forests have their own personality. I don't just mean the obvious differences, like how an English woodland is different from a Central American rain forest, or comparing tracts of West Coast redwoods to the saguaro forests of the American Southwest... they each have their own gossip, their own sound, their own rustling whispers and smells. A voice speaks up when you enter their acres that can't be mistaken for one you'd hear anyplace else, a voice true to those particular tress, individual rather than of their species.”

Tags : Forests
Source : The Onion Girl

12. “If you love a tree you will be more beautiful than before!”

Tags : Beauty Beauty In Nature Beauty Of Life Environment Environment Day Environmental Conservation Environmental Protection Forest Forests International Day Of Forests Love Love A Tree Saving Trees Tree Tree Care Tree Life Tree Planting Tree Quote Tree Quotes World Environment Day
Author : Amit Ray
Source : Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life

13. “The book of nature has no beginning, as it has no end. Open this book where you will, and at any period of your life, and if you have the desire to acquire knowledge you will find it of intense interest, and no matter how long or how intently you study the pages, your interest will not flag, for in nature there is no finality.”

Tags : Forests India Nature
Author : Jim Corbett

14. “The forest has shrunkAnd fear has expanded,The forests have dwindled,There are less animals now, less courage and less lightning, less beauty and the moon lies bare, deflowered by force and then abandoned.”

Tags : Animals Beauty Courage Fear Forests Lightning Moon
Author : Visar Zhiti
Source : The Condemned Apple: Selected Poetry

15. “If you go to a desert, you will hear this mysterious voice: Be wise, protect your forests!”

Tags : Forests

16. “It was the forest’s fault. Those two handsome woodcutters. An evil place, the forest, everyone knew it, full of temptations and imps...”

Tags : Fantasy Forests
Author : Tanith Lee

17. “Everything which helps us to exist is holy! And a tree is holiest of the holy for us!”

Tags : Existence Forest Forests Holy Mehmet Murat Ildan Quotations Tree Tree Quotes

18. “Old-growth forests met no needs. They simply were, in a way that bore no questions about purpose or value. They could not be created by men. They could not even be understood by men. They had too many parts that were interconnected in too many ways. Change one part and everything else would change, but in ways that were unpredictable and often inexplicable. This unpredictability removed such forests from the realm of human perspectives and values. The forest did not need to justify or explain itself. It existed outside of instrumental human considerations.”

Tags : 1980S Beauty In Nature Ecology Forests History Man Mount St Helens Nature Trees Washington
Author : Steve Olson

19. “The earth is hiring and the pay is your legacy.”

Tags : Activism Beauty Caring Dignity Earth Enviornment Faith Forests Giving Happiness Hope Inspiration Justice Kindness Legacy Love Mercy Oceans Peace Positive Outlook Sea Shepherd Service World

20. “I ‘am shaggy as rivers, forests and mountains My eyes see the universe natural and super My mind is of many cuts Non-identical I have fought demons Half-horse, half alligator I ‘am victorious, I bled”

Tags : Alligator Bled Bleeding Cut Demons Eyes Fight Forest Forests Half Many Mind Mind Power Mountains Nature Non Identical Poem Poetry Poetry Quotes River Spiritual Spiritual Quotes Spirituality Universe Victorious

21. “Forests should not be walked on, they should be walked under and through.”

Tags : Environmentalism Forest Forests
Source : Mayfly Requiem

22. “The time I spent in the jungles held unalloyed happiness for me, and that happiness I would now gladly share. My happiness, I believe, resulted from the fact that all wildlife is happy in its natural surroundings. In nature there is no sorrow, and no repining. A bird from a flock, or an animal from a herd, is taken by hawk or carnivorous beast and those that are left rejoice that their time had not come today, and have no thought of tomorrow.”

Tags : Forests Happiness Nature Wildlife
Author : Jim Corbett
Source : Jungle Lore

23. “You showed me there is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you.”

Tags : Forests Natural Medicine
Author : Donald Smith
Source : The Constable's Tale: A Novel of Colonial America

24. “Don't you see? You created this forest! It is your imagination that has given these trees the water to grow. It is your hopes that blazed a path through it. It is your dreams that give it the magic. All of this was created from within you!”

Tags : Blazing Dream Quotes Dreams Forest Forests Hope Imagination Magic Path Path Of Life Power Trees Trees Forest Water
Source : Blue and the Magical Forest: The Power of Hopes and Dreams

25. “He who sees a gold bullion more valuable than a tree has surely an intelligence much less than a donkey’s!”

Tags : Ecological Awareness Ecological Consciousness Forests Gold Gold Mine Gold Mining Murat Ildan Quotes Nature Destruction Tree Cutting Trees

26. “The road had detours, stop signs, missed turns, hills and valleys, deep, deep tangled forests, ruts and potholes, icy patches, and spin-outs along the way.”

Tags : Along The Way Deep Tangled Forest Detours Forests Hill Hills And Valleys Icy Icy Patches Missed Out Patches Potholes Road Had Detours Ruts Ruts And Potholes Signs Spin Spin Outs Stop Stop Signs Tangle Turns Valley Way Writing Bound
Author : Jazz Feylynn

27. “This stretch through the fogbound forest gradually lulled Grange into his favorite daydream; in it he saw an image of his life: all that he had he carried with him; twenty feet away, the world grew dark, perspectives blurred, and there was nothing near him but this close halo of warm consciousness, this nest perched high above the vague earth.”

Tags : Daydreams Forests Simplicity
Author : Julien Gracq
Source : A Balcony in the Forest

28. “Why is the forest such an effective agent in the prevention of soil erosion and in feedingthe springs and rivers? The forest does two things: (1) the trees and undergrowth break upthe rainfall into fine spray and the litter on the ground protects the soil from erosion; (2)the residues of the trees and animal life met with in all woodlands are converted intohumus, which is then absorbed by the soil underneath, increasing its porosity and waterholdingpower. The soil cover and the soil humus together prevent erosion and at the sametime store large volumes of water. These factors -- soil protection, soil porosity, and waterretention -- conferred by the living forest cover, provide the key to the solution of the soilerosion problem. All other purely mechanical remedies such as terracing and drainage aresecondary matters, although of course important in their proper place. The soil must haveas much cover as possible; it must be well stocked with humus so that it can drink in andretain the rainfall. It follows, therefore, that in the absence of trees there must be a grasscover, some cover-crop, and ample provision for keeping up the supply of humus." (An Agricultural Testament)”

Tags : Forests Soil Erosion
Author : Albert Howard

29. “I am not Iron-Man, I am Forest-Man!”

Tags : Forest Forest Life Forest Spirit Forester Forestry Forests Iron Iron Man Man Mankind Metal Metal Illness Metals
Author : Steven Magee

30. “I am convinced that most Americans of the new generation have no idea what a decent forest looks like. The only way to tell them is to show them.”

Tags : Conservation Conservationist Forests Nature
Author : Aldo Leopold
Source : The River of the Mother of God: and other Essays by Aldo Leopold

31. “At first glance, northern hardwood and hemlock forests aren't very sexy - they are the accountants of the forest world, stable and consistent.”

Tags : Ecology Forest Ecology Forestry Forests Nature Woods
Author : Peter Quinby
Source : Ontario's Old Growth Forests

32. “People of deserts cannot know the importance of forests; to know this, one must first have sweet memories spent in the forests!”

Tags : Deserts Forest Forests Memories

33. “Don’t forget that the land is always out there, making its way, doing everything it can so you can breathe fresh air; so you can eat fresh food; so you can move and see and feel and think, and it’s on your side. The world is out there doing what it’s been doing way before you came here, it’s firm and strong and it takes a lot to bring it from time to time, just go outside and look at this spectacle. This pure painting right in front of your eyes. No one created it. No one owns it. It doesn’t want anything. It doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone. It simply is. So maybe, try a little tenderness. Just give it a chance to do what it can do. Just let it help you breatheand eatand moveand seeand maybe just try to live your life in a way that doesn’t kill this force of naturethat is just trying to give you a world worth living in. A clean world. A fresh world. Paths, forests, oceans, animals, oxygen, water. That’s all it takes.Just try a little tenderness towards this world we’ve been lucky enough to build our homes on. If you take care of it, it will take care of you.”

Tags : Air Animals Climate Climate Change Earth Environment Forest Forests Global Warming Home Land Landscape Nature Ocean Oceans Oxygen Sweden Wilderness World

34. “How many times did the sun shine, how many times did the wind howl over the desolate tundras, over the bleak immensity of the Siberian taigas, over the brown deserts where the Earth’s salt shines, over the high peaks capped with silver, over the shivering jungles, over the undulating forests of the tropics! Day after day, through infinite time, the scenery has changed in imperceptible features. Let us smile at the illusion of eternity that appears in these things, and while so many temporary aspects fade away, let us listen to the ancient hymn, the spectacular song of the seas, that has saluted so many chains rising to the light.”

Tags : Earth Eternity Forests Geology History Jungles Light Science Sun Time Wind
Author : Emile Argand
Source : Tectonics of Asia

35. “For you, it’s all about money, money, money. But what about the forests I say? Some of those trees have been there for hundreds of years. What right have you to destroy that?”

Tags : Conflict Deception Developers Environment Forests Love Money Romance
Author : Emily Arden
Source : Lie to me: Deception: Book Two

36. “We walked into the forests which encircled the town. I have never liked them, their dark throat, their sullen height, their slump-shouldered gloom. But Evangeline walked steadily into their maw, and I followed her. She wanted to see the swathes which, years ago, the firebug had burned. The furnaced forest was green again, though here and there stood leafless trunks cindered to the core; on the scruffy dirt lay stiff black limbs tangled in morning-glory. Evangeline touched her palm to the charcoal, murmured, 'Poor things.”

Tags : Black Burned Charcoal Cindered Dirt Firebug Forests Leafless Poor Thing
Source : Surrender

37. “Here grew willows and alders, their trunks twisted like giants’ sinews. Around them bark lichen bloomed blue-white in the darkness. It felt like a good place, where there was old magic.”

Tags : Alder Darkness Fantasy Fiction Forest Forests Lichens Old Magic Willows
Author : Duncan Harper
Source : Witch of the Fall

38. “In our forestspart divineand makes her heart palpitatewild and tame are one. What a delicious Sound!”

Tags : Forests Naturalism Nature Pantheism Wilderness
Author : John Cage
Source : M: Writings '67-'72

39. “Yet it isn't the gold that I'm wantingSo much as just finding the gold.It's the great, big, broad land 'way up yonder,It's the forests where silence has lease;It's the beauty that thrills me with wonder,It's the stillness that fills me with peace.”

Tags : Forests Nature Peace Silence Stilness Wilderness

40. “Observe the beauty of forest.”

Tags : Forest Forest Life Forest Spirit Forestry Forests Observation Observe Observer

41. “But when on shore, & wandering in the sublime forests, surrounded by views more gorgeous than even Claude ever imagined, I enjoy a delight which none but those who have experienced it can understand - If it is to be done, it must be by studying Humboldt.”

Tags : Alexander Von Humboldt Claude Lorrain Delight Experience Forests Humboldt Imagination Nature Study Understanding

42. “When her mother combed Harriet's hair, she said that the woods were disgustingly muddy and mosquito-ridden. During her history unit on pioneers, her father bashfully admitted that he couldn't pitch a tent, barbeque, or fight off bears in a forest. They both agreed that such a place was unsafe. Hotels were better.”

Tags : Forests Hotels Overprotective Parents Woods
Source : Pocket Forest

43. “If the day comes when our descendants can venture with wonder into chestnut forests, we will have gained back more than a perfect tree. We will have gained a new reason for hope.”

Tags : Conservation Forests Hope Trees

44. “All forests are one... They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to Mystery when the world began.”

Tags : Forests Mystery Trees World
Source : Spiritwalk

45. “Tree is a soldier, forest is an army! And let us wish that all the battles against this army is lost!”

Tags : Forests

46. “Do you know how many acres of beautiful forests and moors have been destroyed by your company? How many animals have lost their homes and how many trees have been murdered? I am sick of being bothered by you people.”

Tags : Conflict Conservation Deception Environment Forests Love
Author : Emily Arden
Source : Lie to me: Deception: Book Two

47. “It’s not by accident that people talk of a state of confusion as not being able to see the wood for the trees, or of being out of the woods when some crisis is surmopunted. It is a place of loss, confusion, terror and anger, a place where you can, like Dante, find yourself going down into Hell. But if it’s any comfort, the dark wood isn’t just that. It’s also a place of opportunity and adventure. It is the place in which fortunes can be reversed, hearts mended, hopes reborn.”

Tags : Dante Divine Comedy Finding Yourself Forests Hope Inferno Life Crisis Mysical Recovery Self Knowledge Trees Woods
Author : Amanda Craig