February 13, 2015

10 Totally Awesome Quotes about Forests

I love reading great quotes on all sorts of topics. The exercise can be inspiring and really make you think. Truth is, a simple quote can have an immeasurable impact on your life. A quote can become a motto for living, helping steer you down a noble and righteous path.

Find your own favorite quotes. Commit them to memory. Dream big. Accomplish great things.

Here are 10 awesome quotes related to the importance of the world’s forests:

Humanity is cutting down its forests, apparently oblivious to the fact that we may not be able to live without them. —Isaac AsimovOld Growth Forest

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. —Mahatma Gandhi

Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the pine trees. —Thomas Merton

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

We don’t need to clear the 4 to 6 percent of the Earth’s surface remaining in tropical rain forests, with most of the animal and plant species living there. —E.O. Wilson

web_GBRThe clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.—John Muir

What an irony it is that these living beings whose shade we sit in, whose fruit we eat, whose limbs we climb, whose roots we water, to whom most of us rarely give a second thought, are so poorly understood. We need to come, as soon as possible, to a profound understanding and appreciation for trees and forests and the vital role they play, for they are among our best allies in the uncertain future that is unfolding. —Jim Robbins

Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets. To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel. —Aldo Leopold

But when on shore, & wandering in the sublime forests, surrounded by views more gorgeous than even Claude ever imagined, I enjoy a delight which none but those who have experienced it can understand. —Charles Darwin

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