Arbor Day Quotes (4 quotes)
A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless.
A true forest is not merely a storehouse full of wood, but, as it were, a factory of wood, and at the same time a reservoir of water.
Each generation of humanity takes the earth as trustees… We ought to bequeath to posterity as many forests and orchards as we have exhausted and consumed.
We of an older generation can get along with what we have, though with growing hardship; but in your full manhood and womanhood you will want what nature once so bountifully supplied and man so thoughtlessly destroyed; and because of that want you will reproach us, not for what we have used, but for what we have wasted...So any nation which in its youth lives only for the day, reaps without sowing, and consumes without husbanding, must expect the penalty of the prodigal whose labor could with difficulty find him the bare means of life.