“If you want to be happy for a year, plant a garden; If you want to be happy for life, plant a tree.”
“All theory, dear friend, is grey, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“It boggles my mind that someone can see life breathed into a baby, watch the grass die and then come to life again, see leaves fall and watch the rebirth of a tree, or gaze on any of the majestic splendor that is this earth and not be overpowered by the presence of an Almighty God!”
“Our lives are like islands in the sea, or like trees in the forest, which co-mingle their roots in the darkness underground.”
“We should worship lord Shiva so that we are freed from our worldly attachments just like a fruit falls from a tree after ripening. Once we are successful in doing this we are liberated from these vicious cycles of life and death.”
“Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life.
Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall.
Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone.
Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.”
“A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.”
“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.”
“There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.”
“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,
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now.”
“Earth allows several levels for Soul to gain experience in life, including the mineral, plant, fish, animal and human stages.”
“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