For as long as I can remember, I’ve desired the solitude and marvel of nature. As Arbor Day 2019 is ahead of us, it feels rightly appropriate to collect some of the best Arbor Day quotes that always remind me how astounding the earth is, was, always has been, and always will be.
Go embrace a tree — it’s Arbor Day!
“The Earth has music for those who listen.” — George Santayana
“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” — John Keats
“If the foot of the trees were not tied to earth, they would be pursuing me, for I have blossomed so much, I am the envy of the gardens.” — Rumi
“The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir
“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, ‘This is what it is to be happy.'” — Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” — Chad Sugg
“What though the radiance which was once so brightBe now forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind;” — William Wordsworth, Ode on the Intimations of Immortality
“Trees’re always a relief, after people.” — David Mitchell, Black Swan Green
“To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment.” — Jane Austen
“All our wisdom is stored in the trees.” — Santosh Kalwar
“Is the spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”
“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” — Albert Schweitzer