Leaves Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old leaves quotes, leaves sayings, and leaves proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Like leaves on trees, the race of man is found, now green in youth, now withering on the ground. Homer
We whirl along like leaves, and nobody knows, nobody cares where we fall. Katherine Mansfield
One by one, like leaves from a tree, all have forsaken me. Sara Teasdale
There are two seasons when the leaves are in their glory, their green and perfect youth in June, and this their ripe old age. Henry David Thoreau
As I go through the woods now, so many oak and other leaves have fallen the rustling noise somewhat disturbs my musing. Henry David Thoreau
It is pleasant to walk over the beds of these fresh, crisp, and rustling leaves. How beautifully they go to their graves! How gently lay themselves down and turn to mould!—painted of a thousand hues, and fit to make the beds of the living. So they troop to their last resting-place, light and frisky. Henry David Thoreau
How much beauty in decay! I pick up a white oak leaf, dry and stiff, but yet mingled red and green, October-like, whose pulpy part some insect has eaten beneath, exposing the delicate network of its veins. Henry David Thoreau
Yet these leaves are dying. / They are about to flutter from the trees / Down to the waiting earth wherein death / they will become soft mulch, brown mold, / and indistinguishable earth / and then new leaves again. D.C. Clausen
And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons. And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day. Genesis 3:7
And the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelations 22:2
each preparation of the leaves has its individuality; its special affinity with water and heat, its hereditary memories to recall, its own method of telling a story. The truly beautiful must be always in it. Kakuzo Okakura
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. John Muir
When the elm leaves are as big as a shilling, / Plant kidney-beans if to plant 'em you're willing; / When elm leaves are as big as a penny, / You must plant the beans if'n ye have any. Worcestershire
how the fresh leaves at the tips of her branches have no idea of the vast structure of life, of boughs and trunks and roots that hold them in being and bring them to their awakening, but how they awaken anyway, without needing to know why and how; and how hood it is to be, and to grow, and to trust. Leo Tolstoy
One of life's ironies is that for new life to emerge there always has to be a letting go. The trees have to let go of their leaves just when they're at their most radiant. Deepak Chopra
Down come the leaves, / Like fleeting years, / Or idle tears / Of love that grieves. / A tinkling trill, / A pallid flight / Like brief delight -- / And all is still. Gamaliei Bradford
and when I burnt infinite leaves of my immaculate heart, / there was a mystical aroma that imprisoned the ambience, / it was a smell that portrayed sacrosanct love, / it was an insatiable odour of her mesmerizing soul thoroughly entwined in mine. Nikhil Parekh
A frail and tenuous mist lingers on baffled and intricate branches; / Little gilt leaves are still, for quietness holds every bough; / Pools in the muddy road slumber, reflecting indifferent stars; / Steeped in the loveliness of moonlight is earth, and the valleys, / Brimmed up with quiet shadow, with a mist of sleep. Frederic Manning
Why should I be the first to fall / Of all the leaves on this old tree? / Though sadly soon I know that all / Will lose their hold and follow me. / While my birth-brothers bravely blow, / Why should I be first to go? Robert William Service
Why should I be the last to cling / Of all the leaves on this bleak bough? / I've fluttered since the fire of Spring / And I am worn and withered now. / I would escape the Winter gale / And sleep soft-silvered by a snail. Robert William Service
Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; / Lengthen night and shorten day; / Every leaf speaks bliss to me / Fluttering from the autumn tree. Emily Jane Brontë
In every change, in every falling leaf, there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow. Amit Ray
'Come, little leaves,' said the Wind one day, 'Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold; For Summer is past, and the days grow cold.' George Cooper
This is a green world, with animals comparatively few and small, and dependent on the leaves. By leaves we live. Patrick Geddes
Soon the flaming autumn reds and brilliant golds of the deciduous trees, mingled with the dark greens of the conifers, will weave a tapestry across the hills. Mary Mason Campbell
When leaves have to let go of the tree, they wear their best colors and they dance all the way to the ground. Karen Kingsbury
leaves glow under a haze of sunlight and hang still on a windless day. Bremer Acosta
There is a subtle magic in the falling of old leaves. Avijeet Das
Leaves are love letters that fall from the sky, in the brightest of colors see how they fly! Suzie Davies
A gust of wind rattles the window and I lookout. Leaves are whooshing all over the place, flying past horizontally as if they have engines of their own. Kate Messner