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220 Forest Quotes to Discover Peace & Beauty in the Woods

2. “The sacred place of silent minds and deep souls is the depths of the forest!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

3. “The forests are the lungs of the world.” – Woody Harrelson

4. “I found far more answers in the woods than I ever did in the city.” – Mary Davis

5. “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

6. “If you go to a desert, you will hear this mysterious voice. Be wise, protect your forests!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

7. “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.” –

8. “Seeds, not doubting their potential, rise and become forests.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

9. “When you are lost in the wilderness, a tree will always point you in the right direction.” – Anthony T. Hincks

10. “Gold is a luxury. Trees are necessities. Men can live and thrive without gold, but we cannot survive without trees.” – Paul Bamikole

11. “Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.” – Carver

12. “The forest is a pillow for a wanderer.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

13. “A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.” – David Douglas

14. “A cold wind was blowing from the north, and it made the trees rustle like living things.” – George R.R. Martin

15. “The forest is a quiet place if only the best birds sing.” – Kay Johnson

16. “If we lose the forests, we lose our only teachers.” – Bill Mollison

17. “To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.” –

18. “A forest is a living thing like a human body. Each part dependent on all the other parts.” – Louis L’Amour

19. “There is always an adventure waiting in the woods.” – Katelyn S. Bolds

20. “A forest is mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone.” – Keith Miller

21. “The death of the forest is the end of our life.” – Dorothy Stang

22. “The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.” – John Muir

23. “Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.” – Hal Borland

24. “Anywhere which is in a forest, that’s my zen place.” – Raveena Tandon

25. “It’s the forests where silence has leased. It’s the beauty that thrills me with wonder, it’s the stillness that fills me with peace.” – Robert W. Service

26. “A forest doesn’t weep over one tree.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

27. “Every forest branch moves differently in the breeze, but as they sway they connect at the roots.” –

28. “All forests have their own personality.” – Charles de Lint

29. “Observe the beauty of the forest.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

30. “The forest is not a resource for us, it is life itself. It is the only place for us to live.” – Evaristo Nugkuag

31. “Going for a leisurely walk in the forest feels like getting a big ol’ hug from mother nature.” – Jamie Erwine 

32. “A forest shares a history which each tree remembers even after it has been felled.” – Anne Michaels

33. “In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike.” –

34. “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

35. “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

36. “In the woods, we return to reason and faith.” –

37. “Going to the woods is going home.” – John Muir

38. “He who has no dreams, let him go to a beautiful forest to have many!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

39. “We can learn a lot from the forests, regrowth, change, and beauty.” – Catherine Pulsifer

40. “A people without children would face a hopeless future. A country without trees is almost as helpless.” –

41. “When you go into a forest, anything can happen.” – David Farr

42. “A seed stores a forest. A mind stores a universe.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

43. “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

44. “Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.” – Haruki Murakami

45. “The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life activity. It affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the ax-man who destroys it.” – Gautama

46. “To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature.” – Thomas Hardy

47. “These woods are where silence has come to lick its wounds.” – Samantha Hunt

48. “I love the forest. It is the place where you hear yourself better.” – Fahadh Faasil

49. “Need a sense of peace and relaxation, take a walk through the forest.” – Byron Pulsifer

50. “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

51. “All forests are one. They are all echoes of the first forest that gave birth to mystery when the world began.” – Charles de Lint 

52. “Keep close to nature’s heart and break clear away. Once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir

53. “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.” – Jr.

54. “Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests. No one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body.” – Charles Darwin 

55. “Forest is a dream where you may find yourself and dream is a forest where you may lose yourself!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

56. “Forests were the first temples of the divinity, and it is in the forests that men have grasped the first idea of architecture.” – François-René de Chateaubriand

57. “Forests are like churches, hallowed places. There’s a stillness about them, a sort of reverence.” – Sabrina Elkins

58. “Forest is the best port of the wise man!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

59. “And we will meet in the woods far far away from this hustle and bustle and share love and sunshine.” – Avijeet Das

60. “Their life is mysterious. It is like a forest, from far off. It seems a unity, it can be comprehended, described, but closer it begins to separate, to break into light and shadow, the density blinds one.” – James Salter

61. “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

62. “A rose started off a bud, a bird started off an egg, and a forest started off a seed.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

63. “I drank the silence of God from a spring in the woods.” – Georg Trakl

64. “I never see a forest that does not bear a mark or a sign of history.” – Anselm Kiefer

65. “This forest eats itself and lives forever.” – Barbara Kingsolver

66. “A lovely nook of forest scenery, or a grand rock, like a beautiful woman, depends for much of its attractiveness upon the attendant sense of freedom from whatever is low. Upon a sense of purity and of romance.” – P. T. Barnum

67. “An autumn forest is such a place that once entered you never look for the exit!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

68. “We all have forests on our minds. Forests unexplored, unending. Each one of us gets lost in the forest, every night, alone.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

69. “The forest did not tolerate frailty of body or mind. Show your weakness, and it will consume you without hesitation.” – Tahir Shah

70. “The world’s forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children’s future.” – Desmond Tutu

71. “In some mysterious way, woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them—yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.” – John Pawson

72. “And the forest perfume—trees and earth—it’s like incense in a shrine. You fall into a state of—prayer.” – Keiichi Sigsawa

73. “Being in the woods at night is a beautiful thing.” – Hugo Weaving

74. “You can walk in a dream while you are awake. Just walk in the misty morning of a forest!” – Mehmet Murat İldan 

75. “At first I thought I was fighting to save rubber trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity.” – Chico Mendes

76. “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

77. “Some of the best advice you will ever hear will come from the forest.” – Dacha Avelin

78. “If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees.” – Susan George 

79. “We must protect the forest for our children, , and children yet to be born. We must protect the forest for those who can’t speak for themselves, such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.” – Qwatsinas

80. “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

81. “It is said that the forest has a certain limit if you look straight ahead, but the sides are boundless.” – Riccardo Bozzi

82. “It is not so much for its beauty that the forest makes a claim upon men’s hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air that emanates from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

83. “Nature gives us the beauty of the flowers in the summer, but the fall brings out the beauty of the trees and the entire forest.” – Catherine Pulsifer

84. “I love walking in the woods, along the trails, by the beaches. I love being part of nature. I love walking alone. It is therapy. One needs to be alone, to recharge one’s batteries.” – Grace Kelly

85. “We need to protect our forests to protect all of life.” – Samantha Lynch

86. “The forests are the flags 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 some time an immortal pine will be the flag of a united peaceful world.” – Enos A. Mills

87. “The forest is not merely an expression or representation of sacredness, nor a place to invoke the sacred. The forest is sacred itself.” – Richard Nelson

88. “Believe me, for I know, you will find something far greater in the woods than in books. Stones and trees will teach you that which you cannot learn from the masters.” – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

89. “Trees we plant today are forests we enjoy tomorrow.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

90. “Trees are always a relief, after people.” – David Mitchell

91. “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.” –

92. “A tree is our most intimate contact with nature.” – George Nakashima

93. “I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” – Dr. Seuss

94. “The gnarled trees are what show the harshness of the tortured landscape.” – Anthony T. Hincks

95. “Now then, let’s come right down in here and put some nice big strong arms on these trees. The tree needs an arm too. It’ll hold up the weight of the forest. Little bird has to have a place to set there. There he goes.” –

96. “A tree is beautiful, but what’s more, it has a right to life. Like water, the sun, and the stars, it is essential. Life on earth is inconceivable without trees. Forests create climate, climate influences peoples’ character, and so on and so forth. There can be neither civilization nor happiness if forests crash down under the ax, if the climate is harsh and severe, if people are also harsh and severe. What a terrible future!” – Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 

97. “Here in the trees, it was much easier to believe the absurdities that embarrassed me indoors. Nothing had changed in this forest for thousands of years, and all the myths and legends of a hundred different lands seemed much more likely in this green haze than they had in my clear-cut bedroom.” – Stephenie Meyer

98. “As the woods are the same, the trees standing in their places, the rocks and the earth. They are always different too, as lights and shadows and seasons and moods pass through them.” – Emily Carr

99. “When you save the life of a tree, you only pay your debt as we all owe our lives to the trees!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

100. “Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism.” – Sir David Attenborough

101. “When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts a little.” – Natassia Cassinero

102. “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth.” – Hermann Hesse

103. “If you love a tree you will be more beautiful than before!” – Amit Ray

104. “Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.” – Kahlil Gibran

105. “The woods seemed all answer and healing and more than enough to live for.” – Josephine Winslow Johnson

106. “But I’ll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you’ll come to understand that you’re connected with everything.” –

107. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” –

108. “Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper.” – Daphne Zuniga

109. “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

110. “I love the outdoors and looking at snakes, squirrels, bugs―just going through the woods and being part of it. You can smell the different trees. And I listen. There’s so much you can learn by listening, by sitting and watching things happen.” – Boo Weekley

111. “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

112. “Healthy forests and wetlands stand sentry against the dangers of climate change, absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and locking it away in plants, root systems, and soil.” – Frances Beinecke

113. “If you’ve ever walked a mile into a virgin forest—you know—like a deep forest where trees have been uncut—the energy is totally different from the shopping mall.” – James Redfield

114. “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

115. “Each generation takes the earth as trustees. We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.” – Julius Sterling Morton

116. “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

117. “Save the elephants, and then you save the forest and then you save yourself.” – Mark Shand

118. “Forests should not be walked on, they should be walked under and through.” – Courtney M. Privett

119. “Trees, forests, and other forms of life. You have not inherited them from your forefathers, you have borrowed them from your children yet to be born. Their preservation, their enrichment, is the solemn responsibility you bear.” – Native American Teaching

120. “Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, both dark and bright, and they will ensnare your soul.” – Robert Beatty

121. “The tree that never had to fight for sun and sky and air and light never became a forest king.“ – Douglas Malloch

122. “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

123. “At first glance, northern hardwood and hemlock forests aren’t very sexy. They are the accountants of the forest world, stable and consistent.” – Peter Quinby

124. “The forest talks but a good hunter only hears it by learning its language.” – Barry Babcock

125. “The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own.” – Willa Cather

126. “In a hamlet or in a forest, in the deepwater or on the dry land, wherever vulnerable persons dwell, that place is delightful.” – Friedrich Max Muller

127. “I love being in the woods when I can just walk barefoot in the grass and just sit down and breathe. I love that so much.” – Jessie Reyez 

128. “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

129. “Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes. Every form of animate or inanimate existence leaves its impression upon the soul of man.” – Orison Swett Marden

130. “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

131. “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

132. “But more impressive than the facts and figures as to height, width, age, etc., are the entrancing beauty and tranquility that pervade the forest, the feelings of peace, awe, and reverence that it inspires.” – George MacDonald

133. “My instincts led me to meditate in the woods when I was a kid. I would emerge at sunset and announce to my family that we are all connected beings. I would watch the grass grow and dance with trees and realize that I was a necessary part of the inner-workings of the world.” – Tara Stiles

134. “If you want to live a peaceful life, either bring the forest to your house or your house to the forest!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

135. “God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” – John Muir

136. “For you, it’s all about money, money, money. But what about the forests I say? Some of those trees have been there for hundreds of years. What right have you to destroy that?” – Emily Arden

137. “Deep down, at the molecular heart of life, the trees, and we are essentially identical.” –

138. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” – Nelson Henderson

139. “The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

140. “Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.” – Katrina Mayer

142. “We don’t want to focus on the trees or their leaves at the expense of the forest.” – Douglas R. Hofstadter

142. “I’m always astonished by a forest. It makes me realise that the fantasy of nature is much larger than my own fantasy. I still have things to learn.” – Gunter Grass

143. “It’s good to have the trees again, the singing of the breeze again.” – Edgar A. Guest

144. “Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man.” – Stewart Udall

145. “The forest, with its stately trees, so large and straight and grand, a monument to friendship, for in unity they stand.” – Leonora Milliken Boss

146. “The trees will tell their secrets to those that tune in.” – Steven Magee

147. “I feel a great regard for trees. They represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.” – Louise Dickinson Rich

148. “Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.” – Rabindranath Tagore

149. “Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.” –

150. “He who plants a tree plants a hope.” – Lucy Larcom

151. “I grew up in a forest. It’s like a room. It’s protected. Like a cathedral, it is a place between heaven and earth.” – Anselm Kiefer

152. “You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them, and you help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them.” – Wangari Maathai

153. “If a man walks in the woods for love with them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.” – Henry David Thoreau

154. “The mountains, the forest, and the sea render men savage. They develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy humans.” –

155. “Deforestation is changing our climate, harming people and the natural world. We must, and can, reverse this trend.” –

156. “I love the fact that we are surrounded by this spectacular natural beauty that routinely strikes us dead. Hikers walk off into the woods and are never seen again. And still, we tug on our fleece and skip off into the wilderness, not a care in the world.” – Chelsea Cain

157. “Every time we burn a gallon of gas or an acre of rainforest, aren’t we killing the future to preserve the present?” –

158. “The woods are lovely, dark, and deep. But I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.” –

159. “If man doesn’t learn to treat the oceans and the rain forest with respect, man will become extinct.” – Peter Benchley

160. “Dreams appear as seeds that when planted, must become a forest reserve.” – Israelmore Ayivor

161. “Humanity is cutting down its forests, apparently oblivious to the fact that we may not be able to live without them.” –

162. “If the day comes when our descendants can venture with wonder into chestnut forests, we will have gained back more than a perfect tree. We will have gained a new reason for hope.” – Susan Freinkel

163. “I feel like I’m nothing without wildlife. They are the stars. I feel awkward without them.” – Bindi Irwin

164. “It would seem from this fact, that man is naturally a wild animal, and that when taken from the woods, he is never happy in his natural state, ’till he returns to them again.” – Benjamin

165. “My favorite thing is just walking in the woods. I can do it for days on end without tiring of it.” – Jim Harrison

166. “Once upon a time, forests were repositories of magic for the human race.” – John Burnside

167. “The woods invite me into themselves so that I might be drawn out of myself. And if I have never engaged in such an exchange, I will find myself a man so full of myself that I am nothing but myself. And that is a terribly small thing to be.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough 

168. “The woods were a boon—all too often, the forest offered danger and mystery. Yet it could be liberating. If you entered that wild place on its own terms, you might be accorded wisdom.” – John Burnside

169. “Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home—and eating it.” – Rene Redzepi 

170. “Nothing can match the joy of a forest in the morning.” – Millie Florence

171. “Old-growth forests met no needs. They simply were, in a way that bore no questions about purpose or value. They could not be created by men. They could not even be understood by men. They had too many parts that were interconnected in too many ways. Change one part and everything else would change, but in ways that were unpredictable and often inexplicable. This unpredictability removed such forests from the realm of human perspectives and values. The forest did not need to justify or explain itself. It existed outside of instrumental human considerations.” – Steve Olson

172. “There’s nothing more frightening and exciting than getting lost in a forest. There is a journey towards the light, and you’ve got to go through the dark to get to the light. That’s what the forest is all about.” – David Farr

173. “Our forests offer much more than just beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Each one has a different story to tell.” – Raveena Tandon

174. “Walk straight ahead. Listen to no one. Trust not in the walls or doorways. For they will mislead and close behind you. As you walk through the forest, not knowing where you’ve come from. Or where you’re going. If anywhere at all.” – Renée Paule

175. “By walking in a snowy forest, you can really forget about this world and every time you forget about this world you leave this world and every time you leave this world you gain a very special wisdom that does not exist in this world!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

176. “I find my soul in forests.” – Kedar Dhepe

177. “To leave a footprint in the forest is akin to making a lasting imprint on humanity and its’ worldly environment.” – Theodore W. Higgingsworth

178. “I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. Look at the sun, if there is no sun, then we cannot exist. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals.” – Mikhail Gorbachev

179. “A forest’s beauty lies with its inhabitants.” – Anthony T. Hincks

180. “No traveler, whether a tree lover or not, will ever forget his first walk in a sugar-pine forest. The majestic crowns approaching one another make a glorious canopy, through the feathery arches of which the sunbeams pour, silvering the needles and gilding the stately columns and the ground into a scene of enchantment.” – John Muir

181. “The forest has always been a place, in fairy tales and in Shakespeare, where you go and discover who you are. You get stripped of everything you thought you were, some type of ordeal takes place, and you come out stronger.” – David Farr

182. “The battle we have fought, and are still fighting, for the forests is a part of the eternal conflict between right and wrong.” – John Muir

183. “The world’s a forest, in which all lose their way—though by a different path each goes astray.” – George Villiers 

184. “The forest is my loyal friend. A Delphic shrine to me.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

185. “When humanity wins its battle against the forests, this victory will be humanity’s greatest defeat!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

186. “When we lose these woods, we lose our soul. Not simply as individuals, but as a people.” – Kevin Walker 

187. “My engagement with mountains, rivers, and forests has been right from my childhood. I have lived in the jungles by myself. I have floated down rivers. So, I didn’t experience these rivers, mountains, forests as some mythological figures but as thriving, living entities.” – Jaggi Vasudev

188. “No one who loves the woods stays on the path.” – Millie Florence

189. “The forest was not dark, because the darkness has nothing to do with the forest. The forest is made of life, of light but the trees move with the wind and subtle creatures.” – Lauren Groff

190. “Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.” – George Washington Carver

191. “Nature soothes us. Nature heals us, and something more, the woods are a place of power. Any woods that are still surviving on this planet, those are powerful areas to have kept themselves free from the encroachment of the industrial societies of our earth.” – Frederick Lenz

192. “There is nothing so beautiful as the free forest. To catch a fish when you are hungry, cut the boughs of a tree, make a fire to roast it, and eat it in the open air, is the greatest of all luxuries. I would not stay a week pent up in cities if it were not for my passion for art.” – Edmonia Lewis

193. “Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take.” – Chris Noth 

194. “Sadly, it’s much easier to create a desert than a forest.” – James Lovelock

195. “The forests are dying, the rivers are dying, and we are called to act. To return earth to harmony is to restore the harmonious principles within ourselves and to act as responsible caretakers—to save the forests and the waters for future generations.” – Dhyani Ywahoo

196. “The improvement of forest trees is the work of centuries. So much more the reason for beginning now.” – George Perkins Marsh

197. “You can be in terrible shape, and if you take a three-hour walk through the forest and along the river, you’re simply not the same as when you started out.” – Jim Harrison

198. “You showed me there is something in the forest to cure most anything that bothers you.” – Donald Smith

199. “The planet’s forests are essential for life.” – Paul Polman

200. “To describe the overwhelming life of a tropical forest just in terms of inert biochemistry and DNA didn’t seem to give a very full picture of the world.” – Rupert Sheldrake

201. “A house you can rebuild. A bridge you can restring—a washed-out road you can fill in. But there is nothing you can do about a tree but mourn.” – Louise Dickinson Rich

202. “We’ve all got to come together, and we’ve got to protect what’s left of our ancient forests on this planet.” – Stella McCartney

203. “Land forests are the coral reefs of the ocean of air.” – Steven Magee

204. “We need healthy forests if we want to protect our climate. As the climate changes, forests become more vulnerable to insect outbreaks, droughts, and wildfires. Simultaneously, when our forests are destroyed, their carbon is released back into the atmosphere, further impacting climate change. It’s a horrifying one-two punch.” – Chris Noth

205. “I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.” –

206. “Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.” – Rachel Carson

207. “A forest bird never wants a cage.” – Henrik Ibsen

208. “Only with a leaf can I talk of the forest.” – Visar Zhiti

209. “A grove of giant redwoods or sequoias should be kept just as we keep a great or beautiful cathedral.” – Theodore Roosevelt

210. “I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” – Henry David Thoreau

211. “In every forest, on every farm, in every orchard on earth, it’s what’s under the ground that creates what’s above the ground. That’s why placing your attention on the fruits that you have already grown is futile. You cannot change the fruits that are already hanging on the tree. You can, however, change tomorrow’s fruits. But to do so, you will have to dig below the ground and strengthen the roots.” – T. Harv Eker

212. “Grass is the forgiveness of nature, her constant benediction. Forests decay, harvests perish, flowers vanish, but the grass is immortal.” – Brian Ingalls

213. “What the leaves are to the forest, with light and air for food, were their sweet and tender juices, have been hardened into wood.” – Henry W. Longfellow

214. “For the gladness of the sunshine, for the dropping of the rain—for the beauty of the forest. We thank thee, O Lord!” – Agnes Maule Machar

215. “There are more life forms in a handful of forest soil than there are people on the planet.” – Peter Wohlleben

216. “If you walk into a forest—you hear all kinds of subtle sounds—but underneath there is an all-pervasive silence.” –

217. “Use what talents you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.” – Henry van Dyke

218. “People of deserts cannot know the importance of forests. To know this, one must first have sweet memories spent in the forests!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

219. “The night sky in the forest is a dilating blackness.” – Gwen Calvo

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