Tree Quotes

“The groves were God’s first temples.” 
–  William Cullen Bryant, A Forest Hymn

“Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath, no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.” 
–  George Bernard Shaw  

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“God is the experience of looking at a tree and saying, “Ah!” 
–  Joseph Campbell    

“Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems.  An acorn is just a tree’s way back into the ground.  For another try.  Another trip through.   One life for another.” 
–  Shirley Ann Grau  

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

Poem of the Dune Tree

“[The Torah compares humans to trees] because, like humans, trees have the power to grow. And as humans have children, so trees bear fruit. And when a human is hurt, cries of pain are heard throughout the world, so when a tree is chopped down, its cries are heard throughout the world.” – Rashi

Click here to read more Jewish Tree Quotes from NFTY. 

Thanks to Devon Schwartz, 5th grade teacher, pulling these together in honor of our hike.

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