80+ Best Forest Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational forest quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Powerful Collection of Most Famous Forest Quotes

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances. – Charles Baudelaire

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. – John Muir

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. – Chris Maser

The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. – Victor Hugo

The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it. – Gautama Buddha

A forest is a living thing like a human body…each part dependent on all the other parts. – Louis L’Amour

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy. – Susan Polis Schutz

The forest is not a resource for us, it is life itself. It is the only place for us to live. – Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan

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

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

Votes are like trees, if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win. – Dan Quayle

At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity. – Chico Mendes

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. – Mahatma Gandhi

These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds. – Samantha Hunt

A forest doesn’t weep over one tree. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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

Only with a leaf can I talk of the forest. – Visar Zhiti

Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. – John Muir

In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. That’s why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow’s fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots. – T. Harv Eker

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun. – Napoleon Hill

I grew up in a forest. It’s like a room. It’s protected. Like a cathedral… it is a place between heaven and earth. – Anselm Kiefer

A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendance sense of freedom from whatever is low; upon a sense of purity and of romance. – P. T. Barnum

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

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see. – David Douglas

Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment. – Jane Goodall

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. – William Blake

Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed. – J. Sterling Morton

This forest eats itself and lives forever. – Barbara Kingsolver

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see. – David Douglas

If the forest has a day of fire and the heat of the flames does not consume a special tree, it will still be changed; charred, but still standing. – Dan Groat

The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun. – Napoleon Hill

If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees. – Susan George

There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet. – Peter Wohlleben

The death of the forest is the end of our life. – Dorothy Stang

But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything. – Alan Watts

The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. – John Muir

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

Forests were the first temples of the divinity, and it is in the forests that men have grasped the first idea of architecture. – Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand

The forests are the flags of nature. They appeal to all and awaken inspiring universal feelings. Enter the forest and the boundaries of nations are forgotten. It may be that some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world. – Enos Abijah Mills

The forest talks but a good hunter only hears it by learning its language. – Barry Babcock

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. – John Lubbock

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart. – Hal Borland

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise. – George Washington Carver

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man. – Orison Swett Marden

In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me. – John Fowles

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

There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations. – Washington Irving

A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone. – Keith Miller

Going to the woods is going home. – John Muir

The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation. – Tahir Shah

Going for a leisurely walk in the forest feels like getting a big ol’ hug from Mother Nature. – Jamie Erwine

My favourite places on earth are the wild waterways where the forest opens its arms and a silver curve of river folds the traveller into its embrace. – Rory MacLean

Trees, forests, and other forms of life – you have not inherited them from your forefathers, you have borrowed them from your children yet to be born. Their preservation, their enrichment, is the solemn responsibility you bear. – Native American teachings

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. – Mahatma Gandhi

If you walk into a forest – you hear all kinds of subtle sounds – but underneath there is an all pervasive silence. – Eckhart Tolle

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. – Martin Luther

And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. – John Muir

A forest ecology is a delicate one. If the forest perishes, its fauna may go with it. The athshean word for world is also the word for forest. – Ursula K. Le Guin

The forest is a quiet place if only the best birds sing. – Kay Johnson

The world’s forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children’s future. – Desmond Tutu

Save the elephants, and then you save the forest and then you save yourself. – Mark Shand

I never see a forest that does not bear a mark or a sign of history. – Anselm Kiefer

In a hamlet or in a forest, in the deep water or on the dry land, wherever venerable persons dwell, that place is delightful. – Friedrich Max Muller

An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit! – Mehmet Murat ildan

A forest bird never wants a cage. – Henrik Ibsen

As the forest went, so went the bird. It’s an indicator species, representative of what we did to the forests. Having it return is perhaps a sign that the forests and habitat are coming back as well. – David Luneau

We commend the forest for trying to do more. But at the same time i think everyone realizes a lot more can be done. – Ed Bond

When you hear that howl alone at night in the forest, it’s one of the most frightening sounds you’ll ever hear. – Tim Cope

The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own. – Willa Cather

Every time I have some moment on a seashore, or in the mountains, or sometimes in a quiet forest, I think this is why the environment has to be preserved. – Bill Bradley

Trees’re always a relief, after people. – David Mitchell

A forest doesn’t weep over one tree. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Maintaining healthy forests is essential to those who make a living from the land and for those of us who use them for recreational purposes. – Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. – Martin Luther

Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence. – Hal Borland

Only with a leaf can I talk of the forest. – Visar Zhiti

If you’re in a forest, the quality of the echo is very strange because echoes back off so many surfaces of all those trees that you get this strange, itchy ricochet effect. – Brian Eno

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