Arbor Day Quotes


Arbor Day is not like other holidays. Each of those reposes on the past, while Arbor Day proposes for the future. Julius Sterling Morton

You can gauge a country's wealth, its real wealth, by its tree cover. Richard St. Barbe Baker

The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Like the trees, we are visitors, guests of the earth. Kim Stafford

When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air. Jodi Thomas

Thanksgiving is the holiday that encompasses all others. All of them, from Martin Luther King Day to Arbor Day to Christmas to Valentine's Day, are in one way or another about being thankful. Jonathan Safran Foer

The great object to be attained through the observance of Arbor Day is the cultivation of a love for nature among children, with the confident expectation that thereby the needless de-struction of the forests will be stayed, and the improvement of grounds about school buildings and residences will be promoted. Andrew S. Draper

The school children of New York State planted more than 200,000 trees within ten years from the time Arbor Day was recognized. Few similar efforts in years have been more thoroughly commendable than the effort to get our people practically to show their appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees. Andrew S. Draper

What did the tree learn from the earth to be able to talk with the sky? Pablo Neruda

If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees. Hal Borland

The groves were God's first temples. William C Bryant

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. John Muir

The primary purpose of the Legislature in establishing "Arbor Day," was to develop and stimulate in the children of the Commonwealth a love and reverence for Nature as revealed in trees and shrubs and flowers. In the language of the statute, "to encourage the planting, protection and preservation of trees and shrubs" was believed to be the most effectual way in which to lead our children to love Nature and reverence Nature's God, and to see the uses to which these natural objects may be put in making our school grounds more healthful and at-tractive. Andrew S. Draper

Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that. Henry Ward Beecher

God cannot save them from fools. John Muir

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. John Muir

No man manages his affairs as well as a tree does George Bernard Shaw

If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today. Stephen Girard

To be poor and be without trees, is to be the most starved human being in the world. To be poor and have trees, is to be completely rich in ways that money can never buy. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk? Alice Walker



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