Inspiring quotes about trees

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we keep thinking of, but the tree is the real thing.

~ Abraham Lincoln

When filled with Qi (energy), the body is like a tree branch filled with sap, it can bend and flow with the breeze, but it does not snap or loose it’s connection with the root. On the other hand, a stiff, dead branch is easily broken.

Trees are the Earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening Heaven.

~ Tagore

Learn character from trees, values from roots and change from leaves.

~ Tasneem Hameed

If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

  ~ Kahlil Gibran

A tree is known by it’s fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows curtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

~  Saint Basil

Statue of Buddha in the roots of a big tree\

Advice from a Tree.  Stand tall and proud, sink your roots into the Earth, be content with your natural beauty, go out on a limb, drink plenty of water, remember your roots, enjoy the view!

~ Ilan Shamir

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.

~ Ralph Valdo Emerson

It is the nature of a strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened.

~ Philip Sidney

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

~ Dolly Parton

Trees are poems that Earth writes upon the Sky. We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.

~ Kahlil Gibran

Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree in the midst of them all.


If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.

     ~ Matthew Fox

Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.

~ Rumi

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

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.

∼ Alice Walker

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

Bright colored leaves on the branches in the autumn forest.