Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises.
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.
Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
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.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.
The trees are God's great alphabet:
He writes in shining green
Across the world
His thoughts serene.
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life.
If I thought I was going to die tomorrow, I should nevertheless plant a tree today.
We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given.
There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph-green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.
In wilderness I sense the miracle of life, and behind it our scientific accomplishments fade to trivia.
The earth is what we all have in common.
They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
God cannot save them from fools.
The best friend on earth of man is the tree: When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources of the earth.
And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.
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