Our kids are forest people; if they could, they would live in the tent build by themselves in the middle of the forest (of course, the tent should have wifi). But joking apart our family love hiking through mountains and forest, I decided to do a small research and found the most inspiring quotes about forests you can read below.

And while on a quotation roll, here are links to my collections of beautiful quotations about adventure, beach rainbowsrain and rivers – do check them all out and enjoy some new angles on our beautiful world.

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My favorite Quote about Forest

“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

Short Forest Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The forest is my loyal friend, Like God it useth me. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

“Human beings grew up in forests; we have a natural affinity for them.” – Carl Sagan 

“Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world” – Munia Khan

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

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

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

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

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

I find my soul in forests…” – Kedar dhepe 

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

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

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.

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

“In the woods we return to reason and faith.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Inspirational Forest Quotes

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

“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

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

“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

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.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Forest Quotes by John Muir

“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 

“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 

“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 

“In studying the fate of our forest king, we have thus far considered the action of purely natural causes only; but, unfortunately, man is in the woods, and waste and pure destruction are making rapid headway. If the importance of the forests were even vaguely understood, even from an economic standpoint, their preservation would call forth the most watchful attention of government.” – John Muir 

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

“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

“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” – John Muir 

Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains. – John Muir

“Going to the woods is going home, for I suppose we came from the woods originally.” – John Muir

“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

Inspiring Quotes About Forest by Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

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

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

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

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

Forest Quotes

“In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests.” – John James Audobon 

“Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.” – E. O. Wilson

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

“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 

“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.” – Alan Watts 

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

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

“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 

 “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 

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

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

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

“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 

“It is one thing to hear about the forest and the river, but an entirely other experience to go there, to see the environment, and to appreciate the natural riches there first-hand.” – Chris Kilham 

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

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

“The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace.” – James Rozoff

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

“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

“We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne 

“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.” – Chris Maser 

“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 

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

Inspiring Quotes about Saving The Forest

“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  

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

“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 

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

“If we can teach people about wildlife, they will be touched. Share my wildlife with me. Because humans want to save things that they love.” – Steve Irwin

The world’s forests are a shared stolen treasure that we must put back for our children’s future.

“Chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans have been living for hundreds of thousands of years in their forest, living fantastic lives, never overpopulating, never destroying the forest. I would say that they have been in a way more successful than us as far as being in harmony with the environment.” – Jane Goodall 

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” – Khalil Gibran

“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 axe-man who destroys it.”― Gautama Buddha

“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

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Quotes about Forest by famous writers

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

“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.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

“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 Fowles

“The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.” – Victor Hugo

“The woods are never solitary – they are full of whispering, beckoning, friendly life. But the sea is a mighty soul, forever moaning of some great, unshareable sorrow, which shuts it up into itself for all eternity.” – L. M. Montgomery

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

“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 – Scottish writer

“There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations.” – Washington Irving – American writer

“We used to go in the woods by ourselves, and you can’t help noticing the world then, especially animals. People used to know a lot about the natural world, especially in the country.” – Elizabeth Marshall Thomas 

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

“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

“You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.” – Knut Hamsun – Norwegian writer 

Long Forest Quotes

“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 axe, if the climate is harsh and severe, if people are also harsh and severe…What a terrible future!” – Anton Pavlovich Chekhov  

“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 

“Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And that they’re also home to incredible animals like the orangutan and elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests.” – Chris Noth

“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 

“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. ” – William Blake 

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

“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

“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 

“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 emanation from old trees, that so wonderfully changes and renews a weary spirit.” – Robert Louis Stevenson 

Quotes about Forest by Politician

“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

“We can halt the destruction of the world’s rainforests – and even restore parts of them – in order to ensure that the forests do what they are so good at – in other words, storing carbon naturally.” – Prince Charles

“Trees can reduce the heat of a summer’s day, quiet a highway’s noise, feed the hungry, provide shelter from the wind and warmth in the winter. You see, the forests are the sanctuaries not only of wildlife, but also of the human spirit. And every tree is a compact between generations.” – George H. W. Bush 

“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.” – Martin Luther

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

Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books. John Lubbock – British Stateman

Various Quotes of Unknown Orgin

“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” – Martin Luther

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

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.

Votes are like trees if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win.

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