Trees are beautiful, especially old trees. There are many proverbs and quotes in which trees are mentioned.

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A bad tree does not yield good apples.

A dead cherry tree will not blossom.

A fig tree with figs turned out to be a ruin with mosquitoes.


A fruit tree that grows in a dung heap will certainly blossom.

A fruit-bearing tree is known by its flowers.

A good tree bears good fruit.

A good tree brings forth good fruit.

A lawsuit is a fruit-tree planted in a lawyer's garden.

A little axe can cut down a big tree.

A palm tree growing in the shade will not bear ripe fruit.

A pear tree cannot bear an apple.

A single tree makes no forest; one string makes no music.

Chinese proverb

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverb

A tree does not move unless there is wind.

Afghan proverb

A tree falls the way it leans.

Bulgarian proverb

A tree is known by its fruit.

A tree will not grow taller by measuring it more often.


A tree, a religion, a school, and parents are judged by the fruits they produce.

All birds will flock to a fruitful tree.

An okra tree does not grow taller than its master.

Sierra Leone
This means that young persons, even with a higher education, can not surpass their elders.

And many strokes though with a little axe hew down and fell the hardest-timbered oak.

William Shakespeare

Around a flowering tree, there are many insects.

As the tree, so the fruit.

As the tree, so the fruit; as the mistress, so the maid.

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life.

John Muir

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