Forest Sayings and Quotes

Looking to decompress? A dose of nature may do just the trick. That’s right, forests aren’t just ecosystems, they can also provide a mood boost for city dwellers needing peace and quiet. Embrace your inner tree-hugger with the list of wise and insightful forest quotes below.

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
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. John Muir
The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human. Victor Hugo
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
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
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
These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds. Samantha Hunt
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
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
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
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
A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see. David Douglas
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
This forest eats itself and lives forever. Barbara Kingsolver
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
If you cut down a forest, it doesn't matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees. Susan George
The death of the forest is the end of our life. Dorothy Stang
The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir
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 forest talks but a good hunter only hears it by learning its language. Barry Babcock
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
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
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
A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone. Keith Miller
The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it would consume you without hesitation. Tahir Shah
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
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
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
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
Dark is the forest and deep, and overhead / Hang stars like seeds of light / In vain, though not since they were sown was bred / Anything more bright. Edward Thomas
In the depths of a Forest secluded and wild / The night voices whisper in passionate numbers. Henry Kendall
Deep in the forest / The witches are dancing / The witches are dancing / For sacrifice. Ed Gage
The Forest Of Darkness / There's no escape from the madness / The Forest Of Darkness / You'll suffer and scream from the sadness. Ed Gage
The silent forest / Echoes with the loon. Alex Zivojinovich
The forests have taught man liberty. Paul Bourget
Forest is the best port of the wise man! Mehmet Murat ildan
If we lose the forests, we lose our only teachers. Bill Mollison
An infinity of forest lies dormant within the dreams on one acorn. Wayne W. Dyer
To the artist, the forest is an asylum of peace and dancing shadows. John F. Carlson
The interminable forests should become graceful parks, for use and delight. Ralph Waldo Emerson
A true forest is not merely a storehouse full of wood, but, as it were, a factory of wood. Theodore Roosevelt
The forest is not a resource for us, it is life itself. It is the only place for us to live. Evaristo Nugkuag
The forests are the lungs of the world. I've always believed if you breathe, you're an environmentalist. Woody Harrelson
When the forest and the city are functionally indistinguishable, then we know we have reached sustainability. Janine Benyus
If you walk into a forest - you hear all kinds of subtle sounds - but underneath there is an all pervasive silence. Eckhart Tolle
The natural elements in the forests, mountains, deserts and large bodies of water, help shield you from the thought forms and auras of other human beings. Frederick Lenz
Our forests are not for toilet paper. They are worth more standing than cut. That deserves to be defended, not only by native peoples but also by environmentalists. Winona LaDuke
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
The forests are the flag's 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 sometime an immortal pine will be the flag of a united and peaceful world. Enos Mills
Forests are places where we can get back in touch with our inner selves, where we can walk on soft ground, breathe in natural scents, taste berries, listen to the leaves crackling - all the senses are awakened in the subdued light and stress melts away like snow in the snow. Pierre Lieutaghi