A Quote by e. e. cummings on gratitude and trees

i thank You God for most this amazing
day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes.

e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Contributed by: TK

A Quote by John Muir on god, trees, and fools

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 (1838 - 1914)

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A Quote by Viktor Schauberger on water, earth, mother earth, science, nature, harmony, unemployment, hydrology, floods, hunger, forestry, trees, drought, imbalance, disturbance, gaia, timber, economic, and death

All around us we see the bridges of life collapsing, those capillaries which create all organic life. This dreadful disintegration has been caused by the mindness and mechanical work of man, who has wrenched the living soul from the Earth's blood - water.
The more the engineer endeavours to channel water, of whose spirit and nature he is today still ignorant, by the shortest and straightest route to the sea, the more the flow of water weighs into the bends, the longer its path and the worse the water will become. The spreading of the most terrible disease of all, of cancer, is the necessary consequence of such unnatural regulatory works. These mistaken activities - our work - must legitimately lead to increasingly widespread unemployment, because our present methods of working, which have a purely mechanical basis, are already destroying not only all of wise Nature's formative processes, but first and foremost the growth of the vegetation itself, which is being destroyed even as it grows. The drying up of mountain springs, the change in the whole pattern of motion of the groundwater, and the disturbance in the blood circulation of the organism - Earth - is the direct result of modern forestry practices. The pulsebeat of the Earth was factually arrested by the modern timber production industry. Every economic death of a people is always preceded by the death of its forests. The forest is the habitat of water and as such the habitat of life processes too, whose quality declines as the organic development of the forest is disturbed. Ultimately, due to a law which functions with awesome constancy, it will slowly but surely come around to our turn. Our accustomed way of thinking in many ways, and perhaps even without exception, is opposed to the true workings of Nature. Our work is the embodiment of our will. The spiritual manifestation of this work is its effect. When such work is carried out correctly, it brings happiness, but when carried out incorrectly, it assuredly brings misery.

Viktor Schauberger

Source: The Water Wizard: The Extraordinary Properties of Natural Water, Pages: 8, 9

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A Quote by Barbara Kingsolver on city, nature, children, and trees

With all due respect for the wondrous ways people have invented to amuse themselves and one another on paved surfaces, I find that this exodus from the land makes me unspeakably sad. I think of the children who will never know, intuitively, that a flower is a plant's way of making love, or what silence sounds like, or that trees breathe out what we breathe in.

Barbara Kingsolver

Source: Small Wonder

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A Quote by Mason Jennings on http masonjennings com and trees

The seeds that we speed into life to be trees, will soon become fallen if thier roots aren't deep.

Mason Jennings

Source: "Freedom part 2" by The Beautiful Girls

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A Quote by Jaques Deval on birds, animals, trees, love, and god

God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.

Jaques Deval


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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on emerson, nature, trees, attorney, transcendentalism, and buddhism

The tradesman, the attorney comes out of the din and craft of the street, and sees the sky and wood, and is a man again. In their eternal calm, he finds himself. The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: Nature

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A Quote by Claude McDonald on storms, trees, deeper, and roots

Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Claude McDonald

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A Quote by James Hudson Taylor on timberline, storms, fury, sturdy, trees, metaphor, strength, and persistence

At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found.

Hudson Taylor (1832 - 1905)

Source: The Pebble and the Tower‎ - Page 179 by David J. Scott quoting Hudson Taylor

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Alfred Edward Housman on trees, cherry, blooming, april, easter, and spring

Loveliest of trees, the cherry now
Is hung with bloom along the bough,
And stands about the woodland ride
Wearing white for Eastertide.

A.E. Housman (1859 - 1936)

Source: A Shropshire Lad, 1896, no. 2, st. I

Contributed by: Zaady

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