27 Pine tree quotes & sayings with pictures – the ultimate collection of pine tree wisdom from great minds!

The stateliness of pine trees inspires awe in me, their evergreen leaves light up my heart and the mystic of those intricately shaped pinecones fascinate me no end. Well, that this creative venture is named “Pineconedream” is not without reasons! :)

Right from ancient history, people have found Pines trees to be extraordinary and special, studied them, built folklore around them, worshiped them. A number of great minds from varied walks of life have written and spoken some profoundly wise words inspired by Pines.

Here I have curated all the beautiful quotes and sayings about Pine trees and Pinecones that I have come across so far and used my Pine trees/ Pinecone photographs to design and compile this big collection of picture quotes about Pine trees.


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Monks & Philosophers

Fill the path
With fallen needles
Of the pine tree,
So that no one knows
If anyone lives there.

— Ikkyu


Did you know that at the edge of a deep valley, there is an excellent pine tree growing up straight in spite of the many years of cold?



The pine tree seems to listen, the fir tree to wait and both without impatience: they give no thought to the little people beneath them devoured by their impatience and their curiosity.

Friedrich Nietzsche


Ancient Sayings/Proverbs 

It’s as difficult to win love as to wrap salt in pine needles.

-Ancient Chinese Wisdom


The words of God are not like the oak leaf which dies and falls to the earth, but like the pine tree which stays green forever.

-Mohawk Wisdom


Visionary Leaders 

Remember, the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.

-Ho Chi Minh


Poets & Writers

The pine stays green in winter… wisdom in hardship.

-Norman Douglas


To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

-Helen Keller


The best part of happiness is the pines.

-Terri Guillemets, “Thunder in the mountains”


In the storm, like a prophet o’ermaddened,
Thou singest and tossest thy branches;
Thy heart with the terror is gladdened,
Thou forebodest the dread avalanches…
In the calm thou o’erstretchest the valleys
With thine arms, as if blessings imploring,
Like an old king led forth from his palace,
When his people to battle are pouring…

-James Russell Lowell, “To A Pine-Tree”


But high on mountains,
the pines stand praying,
their voices whisper low
as they chant together
an ageless measure,”Reach out and up, and grow!”

-Lorraine Babbitt, “Tree Portraits,” in Arizona Highways, 1961


“The Jack Pine grows to any shape that suits the light, suits the winds, suits itself.”

-Milton Acorn.


Wild like the wind
In the tall pine trees
I got roots
And I got wings

-Miranda Lambert


God took pattern after a pine tree and built you noble.

-Zora Neale Hurston


If you look close … you can see that the wild critters have ‘No Trespassing’ signs tacked up on every pine tree.

-Marguerite Henry

Marguerite Henry Pine tree quote with picture

There was once a bundle of matches, and they were frightfully proud because of their high origin. Their family tree, that is to say the great pine tree of which they were each a little splinter, had been the giant of the forest.

-Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen pine tree quote with picture

Learn about a pine tree from a pine tree, and about a bamboo plant from a bamboo plant.

-Matsuo Basho


You can live years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night.

-Denise Levertov


In a pine tree, a few yards from my window sill, a brilliant blue jay is springing up and down, up and down on a branch. I laugh, as I see him abandon himself to entire delight, for he knows as well as I do that the branch will not break.

-James Wright

James Wright lines about pine tree

Yes this at least I find is surely mine;

after a long hard journey and mighty cities seen,

the pure sweet scent of a southern long-leafed pine

into my nostrils breathed, soft rich and clean.

-John Gould Fletcher


In snowbound, voiceless, mountain depths, to herald spring, pine trees sound in tune.

-Princess Shikishi


No writing on the solitary, meditative dimensions of life can say anything that has not already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.

-Thomas Merton


Who leaves the pine-tree, leaves his friend, unnerves his strength, invites his end.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Pine trees with low limbs spread over fresh snow made a stronger vault for the spirit than pews and pulpits ever could.

-Daniel Woodrell



“Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”
-John Muir


Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts . . .

-John Muir


No one can look at a pine tree in winter without knowing that spring will come again in due time.

-Frank Bolles


Enlightened minds have this powerful ability to express the most profound, life-changing wisdom in the simplest of words. That is why I love these witty quotes, especially, quotes about mindfulness. I choose the best mindfulness quotes I come across and combine them with my favorite nature photographs to create these picture quotes.


Which one is your favorite pine tree quote from this collection? Do you know any other quote which is not here? Comment below! :)


You can use/share these picture quotes ONLY for non-commercial, personal/educational purposes, in order to respect the hard work gone behind this project, kindly provide a link/reference to this page.

Thank you!


Article & Photographs ©2019 Gyaneshwari Dave

2 Responses

  1. Abbas Hitawala

    My favourite is,

    God took pattern after a pine tree and built you noble.
    -Zora Neale Hurston

    Good compilation. Keep it up

    • Gyaneshwari Dave

      That is an awesome choice! :)
      So wonderful to say that to someone, isn’t it?

      I am so glad you enjoyed the post…hearty thanks for your comment! :)

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