89+ Best Plant Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Various folk cultures and traditions assign symbolic meanings to plants. Plants symbolize emotions, ideas and actions. Profoundly inspirational plant quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Plant Quotes

All life on earth emanates from the green of the plant. Jay Kordich

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

There are few plants that are ugly. It’s how you use them that may not be pretty. Christian Louboutin

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Michael Pollan

We evolved in a tropical climate where the smells of plants and flowers were all around us. We spent a lot of time in the trees with a lot of sunlight and no clothes. Helen Fisher

In some Native languages the term for plants translates to those who take care of us. Robin Wall Kimmerer

Plant a Seed so your Heart will Grow. Hafez

Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

People are like plants They grow; they change every day. Curtis Jackson

We can begin the restructuring of thought by declaring legitimate what we have denied for so long. Lets us declare Nature to be legitimate. The notion of illegal plants is obnoxious and ridiculous in the first place. Terence McKenna

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness. Eckhart Tolle

Love and work are to people what water and sunshine are to plants. Jonathan Haidt

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant. Robert Louis Stevenson

Our indigenous herbalists say to pay attention when plants come to you; they’re bringing you something you need to learn. Robin Wall Kimmerer

Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality. Earl Nightingale

I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer  and what trees and seasons smelled like how people looked and walked and smelled even. The memory of odors is very rich. John Steinbeck

So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. Jorge Luis Borges

We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water. Desmond Tutu

We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture it. John Lennon

No dig saves time and keeps it simple, so that you can continue cropping all year without using synthetic feeds or poisons. Charles Dowding

The plant is blind but it knows enough to keep pushing upwards towards the light, and it will continue to do this in the face of endless discouragements. George Orwell

Your soil and plants are friends that benefit from constant care and attention to the details I explain. Charles Dowding

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later. Og Mandino

No risk is more terrifying than that taken by the first root. A lucky root will eventually find water, but its first job is to anchor to anchor an embryo and forever end its mobile phase, however passive that mobility was. Once the first root is extended, the plant will never again enjoy any hope however feeble of relocating to a place less cold, less dry, less dangerous. Indeed, it will face frost, drought, and greedy jaws without any possibility of flight. The tiny rootlet has only once chance to guess what the future years, decades even centuries  will bring to the patch of soil where it sits. It assesses the light and humidity of the moment, refers to its programming, and quite literally takes the plunge. Hope Jahren

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

You know those plants that are always trying to find the light? Maybe they were planted in a location that didn’t necessarily facilitate growth, but inexplicably they make a circuitous route to not only survive but bloom into a beautiful plant. That was me my whole life. Jonathan Van Ness

You can never see a plant grow, but they do. Carol Plum Ucci

A thing which I regret, and which I will try to remedy some time, is that I have never in my life planted a walnut. Nobody does plant them nowadays when you see a walnut it is almost invariably an old tree. If you plant a walnut you are planting it for your grandchildren, and who cares a damn for his grandchildren? George Orwell

Good gardening is very simple, really. You just have to learn to think like a plant. Barbara Damrosch

How lucky country children are in these natural delights that lie ready to their hand! Every season and every plant offers changing joys. As they meander along the lane that leads to our school all kinds of natural toys present themselves for their diversion. The seedpods of stitchwort hang ready for delightful popping between thumb and finger, and later the bladder campion offers a larger, if less crisp, globe to burst. In the autumn, acorns, beechnuts, and conkers bedizen their path, with all their manifold possibilities of fun. In the summer, there is an assortment of honeys to be sucked from bindweed flowers, held fragile and fragrant to hungry lips, and the tiny funnels of honeysuckle and clover blossoms to taste. Miss Read

Every breath is a giveaway dance between you and the plants. Susun Weed

Flower will not grow, if the stem doesn’t allow. Nayreil

He who plants a tree plants a hope. Lucy Larcom

We were all born to be peaceful citizens of the world. Take care of your global garden and do not allow evil gardeners to try and convince you which flowers are ugly and which should be destroyed. This is God’s universe and he is the master gardener of all. If you see ugliness in his creations, then you see ugliness in our Creator. Wake up. If we eliminate all colors in his garden, then what would be a rainbow with only one color? And what would be a garden with only one kind of flower? Why would the Creator create a vast assortment of plants, ethnicities, and animals, if only one beast or seed is to dominate all of existence? Suzy Kassem

If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man. Henry David Thoreau

This is God’s universe and he is the master gardener of all. If we were to eliminate all colors in his garden,then what would be a rainbow with only one color? Or a garden with only one kind of flower? Why would the Creator create a vast assortment of plants, ethnicities, and animals, if only one beast or seed is to dominate all of existence? Suzy Kassem

Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them. A. A. Milne

Plants do not speak, but their silence is alive with change. May Sarton

He who plants kindness gathers love. Saint Basil

A passionate look, touch or a hug on a plant is enough to open your inner eyes than going for a serious yoga and other therapies. Karthikeyan V

Plant seeds of expectation in your mind; cultivate thoughts that anticipate achievement. Believe in yourself as being capable of overcoming all obstacles and weaknesses. Norman Vincent Peale

A plant needs to do more than stretch its leaves toward the sun. It also needs to send down roots deep into the ground. They hold on tightly in the dark, out of sight where it is easy to forget about them. But it is the fact that a plant can do these two things at once, anchoring itself to the earth even as it reaches for the sky, that makes it strong. Cameron Dokey

Knowledge is a plant of slow growth. Thomas Cooper

There’s something satisfying about getting your hands in the soil. E.A. Bucchianeri

We are made for loving. If we don’t love, we will be like plants without water. Desmond Tutu

It is not hard to start a small garden, all you need is a sapling, a planting pot, a small bag of soil, and regular watering. There you go, you helped cooling the earth down by one plant. Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi

Trees are much like human beings and enjoy each other’s company. Only a few love to be alone. Jens Jensen

Would not the earth, quickened to an evil purpose by the sympathy of his eye, greet him with poisonous shrubs. Would he not suddenly sink into the earth, leaving a barren and blasted spot, where, in due course of time, would be seen deadly nightshade, dogwood, henbane, and whatever else of vegetable wickedness the climate could produce, all flourishing with hideous luxuriance? Nathaniel Hawthorne

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. Erma Bombeck

Thus nature provides a system for proportioning the growth of plants that satisfies the three canons of architecture. All modules are isotropic and they are related to the whole structure of the plant through self similar spirals proportioned by the golden mean. Jay Kappraff

To plant trees is to give body and life to one’s dreams of a better world. Russell Page

Organic foods are richer in nutrients. This means they improve satiety and naturally help regulate body weight. Plants produce antioxidants to protect themselves from pests like insects and to withstand harsh weather. When they’re treated with chemicals such as pesticides, they don’t need to produce as much of their own natural defenses, so the levels are lower. Cynthia Sass

I think Robert Plant is the quintessential frontman just the way he moves. His voice is superhuman. Taylor Momsen

The planting of a tree, especially one of the long-living hardwood trees, is a gift which you can make to posterity at almost no cost and with almost no trouble, and if the tree takes root it will far outlive the visible effect of any of your other actions, good or evil. George Orwell

True friendship is a plant of slow growth. George Washington

I saw that animals were important. I saw that plants were even more important. I was also to learn that compared to many of the other species, we weren’t important at all except for the damage we do. We do not rule the natural world, despite our conspicuous position in it. On the contrary, it is our lifeline, and we do well to try to understand its rules. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals. Being at one with nature. Mikhail Gorbachev

Tell me of what plant birthday a man takes notice, and I shall tell you a good deal about his vocation, his hobbies, his hay fever, and the general level of his ecological education. Aldo Leopold

In gardens, it’s not just plants and insects and microbes that grow. People grow too, and the best bit is that they don’t realize it’s happening. It just happens. Costa Georgiadis

In the rain forest, no niche lies unused. No emptiness goes unfilled. No gasp of sunlight goes untrapped. In a million vest pockets, a million life forms quietly tick. No other place on earth feels so lush. Sometimes we picture it as an echo of the original Garden of Eden a realm ancient, serene, and fertile, where pythons slither and jaguars lope. But it is mainly a world of cunning and savage trees. Truant plants will not survive. The meek inherit nothing. Light is a thick yellow vitamin they would kill for, and they do. One of the first truths one learns in the rain forest is that there is nothing fainthearted or wimpy about plants. Diane Ackerman

I have trust that we humans can resolve the problems that we have created. There is a Sanskrit saying that I subscribe to and I like very much, that God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in the animals, and thinks in Man. Edgar Mitchell

No Temple made by mortal human hands can ever compare to the Temple made by the gods themselves. That building of wood and stone that houses us and that many believe conceals the great Secret Temple from prying eyes, somewhere in its heart of hearts, is but a decoy for the masses who need this simple concrete limited thing in their lives. The real Temple is the whole world, and there is nothing as divinely blessed as a blooming growing garden. Vera Nazarian

Plant a good seed in the right spot and it will grow without further coaxing. B. J. Fogg

The plants in the garden the aloes, the almond tree, the rose tree and the iris were afraid of her. The flowers withered under her breath and the touch of her hand was leprous for the leaves. The plants whose growth is belief, whose breathing is hope, whose immobility is confidence and whose calyx is prayer, the plants who kept watch into the night, hated this women with the secret force of stars. Hendrik Cramer

Rain falls, wind blows, plants bloom leaves mature and are blown away; these phenomena are all interrelated with causes and conditions, are brought about by them, and disappear as the causes and conditions change. Gautama Buddha

In its various forms, so far as we know them, Love seems always to have a deep significance and a most practical importance to us little mortals. In one form, as the mere semi conscious Sex love, which runs through creation and is common to the lowest animals and plants, it appears as a kind of organic basis for the unity of all creatures; in another, as the love of the mother for her offspring which may also be termed a passion it seems to pledge itself to the care and guardianship of the future race; in another, as the marriage of man and woman, it becomes the very foundation of human society. And so we can hardly believe that in its homogenic form, with which we are here concerned, it has not also a deep significance, and social uses and functions which will become clearer to us, the more we study it. Edward Carpenter

Curiously, light loving green plants reject the Sun’s green light, reflecting it back at you, which is why they look green. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Our most important job as vegetable gardeners is to feed and sustain soil life, often called the soil food web, beginning with the microbes. If we do this, our plants will thrive, we’ll grow nutritious, healthy food, and our soil conditions will get better each year. This is what is meant by the adage Feed the soil not the plants. Jane Shellenberger

Trees are the largest and most spiritually advanced plants on Earth. They are constantly in meditation. Subtle energy is their natural language. Mantak Chia

Plants don’t have a brain because they are not going anywhere. Robert Sylwester

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have never been discovered. Ralph Waldo Emerson

At first, he talked about the flowers in the garden behind his country house in Surrey. His voice still had its Midlands accent but was soft now and barely audible. He knew the plants by name and took a few minutes with each of them: ageratum, coreopsis, echinacea, rudbeckia. The yarrow, he said, had rose red flowers on two foot stems. Achillea millefolium, the plant Achilles used to heal wounds. Frederick Weisel

Today I fulfill my creative side. I want to bloom wherever I am planted! Louise Hay

Bring outdoor life into the home. Steven Magee

If we had paid no more attention to our plants than we have to our children, we would now be living in a jungle of weed. Luther Burbank

That we take plant words in through our nose or our skin or our eyes or our tongue instead of our ears does not make their language less subtle, or sophisticated, or less filled with meaning. As the soul of a human being can never be understood from its chemistry or grammar, so cannot plant purpose, intelligence, or soul. Plants are much more than the sum of their parts. And they have been talking to us a long time. Stephen Harrod Buhner

Artists can no more speak about their work than plants can speak about horticulture. Jean Cocteau

Gardening gives you an appreciation for the strength of life, but it also shows you its fragility. Matt Puchalski

I hold no preference among flowers, so long as they are wild, free, spontaneous. Edward Abbey

Treat your students as a plant to care of don’t break their personality otherwise they get low self esteem. Kamaran Ihsan Salih

I love to think that animals and humans and plants and fishes and trees and stars and the moon are all connected. Gloria Vanderbilt

We all sit in silence, soaking up the sun, as the plants do beside us, their little leaves opened up wide in thankfulness for the day. It is a beautiful day; there are beautiful moments in all of this. Tilly Lawless

Whatever our dreams, ideas, or projects, we plant a seed, nurture it  and then reap the fruits of our labors. Oprah Winfrey

Plants looking like they were sunburned on one side was a common report after utility company wireless radiation smart meters were deployed around the world. Similar to sunburn, the smart meters were radiation burning the plants! Steven Magee

A tree is our most intimate contact with nature. George Nakashima

Not that I subscribe to the utilitarian view that plants are only good for what we can get out of them it should be enough to add another beautiful or even plain item to nature’s inventory. We need to know what there is in the world for us to look after, regardless of its potential use. Richard Fortey

What a marvelous cooperative arrangement plants and animals each inhaling each other’s exhalations, a kind of planet wide mutual mouth to stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away. Carl Sagan