„He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.“
— Thomas Jackson Confederate general 1824 - 1863
Last words (May 10, 1863); as quoted in "Stonewall Jackson's Last Days" by Joe D. Haines, Jr. in America's Civil War
„As to our garden and yard, we have all the woods. And the wilderness is our only cloister, for our house is like an oak tree planted therein.“
— Théodore Guérin Catholic saint and nun from France 1798 - 1856
„Believe me, you will find more lessons in the woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you what you cannot learn from masters.“
— Bernard of Clairvaux French abbot, theologian 1090 - 1153
Epistola CVI, sect. 2; translation from Edward Churton The Early English Church ( 1841) p. 324
„Just what makes that little old ant
Think he’ll move that rubber tree plant?
Anyone knows an ant, can’t
Move a rubber tree plant.
But he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes
He’s got high apple pie, in the sky hopes.“
— Sammy Cahn American lyricist, songwriter, musician 1913 - 1993
High Hopes (1959)
„That was a day of delight and wonder.
While lying the shade of the maple trees under—
He felt the soft breeze at its frolicksome play;
He smelled the sweet odor of newly mown hay.“
— Thomas Dunn English American state and federal politician 1819 - 1902
Under the Trees, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 494.
„villas with columns in different styles [in Louisiana, America] painted white, in gardens of magnolias, orange trees, banana trees, negroes in old clothes like characters from La Belle Jardiniere.... rosy white children in black [negro] arms.... a brilliant light which streams my eyes.... the Negresses of all shades, holding in their arms little white babies, so white, against white houses with columns of fluted wood and in gardens of orange trees. [quote on his journey through America during 1872]“
— Edgar Degas French artist 1834 - 1917
Quote from his letter, Louisiana, America 1872; as cited in The private lives of the Impressionists, Sue Roe, Harpen Collins Publishers, New York 2006, p. 113-114
„If I absolutely had to choose, I would take Mugabe in preference to Smith, though. I couldn't stand Smith. I thought he was a man who saw every tree in the wood but couldn't see the wood... He was a really stupid man, Smith; a bigoted, stupid man.“
— Ian Smith Prime Minister of Rhodesia 1919 - 2007
Lord Carrington, as quoted in Heidi Holland, Dinner with Mugabe, Penguin Books; Reprint edition (5 Feb 2009), .
— Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963
Context: p>As for the woods' excitement over you That sends light rustle rushes to their leaves, Charge that to upstart inexperience.Where were they all not twenty years ago? They think too much of having shaded out A few old pecker-fretted apple trees.</p
— Paul Celan Romanian poet and translator 1920 - 1970
"Aspen Tree. . ."; cited in: Ruth Golan (2006). Loving Psychoanalysis. p. 61
„To plant the trees that, after we are dead, shall shelter our children, is as natural as to love the shade of those our fathers planted.“
— Albert Pike Confederate States Army general and Freemason 1809 - 1891
Context: The true Mason labors for the benefit of those that are to come after him, and for the advancement and improvement of his race. That is a poor ambition which contents itself within the limits of a single life. All men who deserve to live, desire to survive their funerals, and to live afterward in the good that they have done mankind, rather than in the fading characters written in men's memories. Most men desire to leave some work behind them that may outlast their own day and brief generation. That is an instinctive impulse, given by God, and often found in the rudest human heart; the surest proof of the soul's immortality, and of the fundamental difference between man and the wisest brutes. To plant the trees that, after we are dead, shall shelter our children, is as natural as to love the shade of those our fathers planted. Ch. XIX : Grand Pontiff, p. 312
— Warren Buffett American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist 1930
Statement of January 1991, as quoted in Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett (2007) by Andrew Kilpatrick