150+ Wood Quotes To Keep The Fire Burning

Woodworking sayings can inspire the inner artists within you.

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Wood is used for many purposes, to make paper, as fuel, and for decoration.

To maximize your energy and increase focus on your goal, we have compiled a list of the best wood burn quotes and wood sayings for you.  These wood phrases and firewood quotes, along with some funny quotes about wood, will help you overcome your procrastination and always remain active in your workspace.

So read this list of woodworking phrases and wood art quotes, get to your work desk, and get prepared to achieve new heights of success. These quotes about wood grain, sayings about wood and quotes about the woods will bring bright color and creativity to your home.

You can also check out these [fire quotes] and [Mother Nature quotes] for more great quotes.

Tree Quotes

The solitude and calmness of trees leave you inspired and feel more powerful.

Tree quotes are some of the most inspirational quotes for us. These tree quotes are wood quotes that will help you to stay more connected with your inner self. Below we have listed a comprehensive list of tree quotes to keep your inner fire burning. Read these wood quotes to stay inspired and motivated.

1. “You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.”

- Saint Berna.

2. “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

- Abraham Lincoln.

3. “If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees.”

- Hal Borland.

4. “He who plants a tree plants a hope.”

- Lucy Larcom.

5. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”

- Nelson Henderson.

6. "In a forest of a hundred thousand trees, no two leaves are alike. And no two journeys along the same path are alike."

- Paulo Coelho.

7. "All our wisdom is stored in the trees."

- Santosh Kalwar.

8. "Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not."

- Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

9. "Of all the trees we could've hit, we had to get one that hits back."

- J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets'.

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

- John Muir.

11. “To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours.”

- Mirabel Osler.

12. “A man doesn’t plant a tree for himself. He plants it for posterity.”

- Alexander Smith.

13. “I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth.”

- Louise Dickinson Rich.

14. "To plant trees is to give body and life to one's dreams of a better world."

- Russell.

15. "Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root."

- Malay proverb.

16. "Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."

- Chinese proverb.

17. "It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses we must plant more trees."

- George Eliot.

18. "A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love."

- Saint Basil.

19. "Until you dig a hole, you plant a tree, you water it and make it survive, you haven't done a thing. You are just talking."

- Wangari Maathai.

20. "I feel a great regard for trees; they represent age and beauty and the miracles of life and growth."

- Louise Dickinson Rich

21. "The trees that are slow to grow to bear the best fruit."

- Moliere.

22. "I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses."

- Friedrich Nietzsche.

23. "I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do."

- John Muir.

24. "Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."

- Bruce Lee.

25. "Walk tall as the trees, live strong as the mountains, be gentle as the spring winds, keep the warmth of the summer sun in your heart, and the great spirit will always be with you."

- Native American proverb.

26. "Trees do not preach learning and precepts. They preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."

- Hermann Hesse.

27. "The giant pine tree grows from a tiny sprout. The journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath your feet.”

- Lao Tzu.

28. "Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”

- Rumi.

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

30. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.”

- Dolly Parton.

31. "Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

- Warren Buffett.

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

- Keizan.

33. "If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise rooted, like trees."

- Rainer Maria Rilke.

34. "Family, like branches in a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one."

- Unknown*.

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

- Frank Bolles.

36. "Alone with myself, the trees bend to caress me, the shade hugs my heart."

- Candy Polgar.

37. "I wish it grew on trees, but it takes hard work to make money."

- Jim Cramer.

38. "It is the nature of the strong heart, that like the palm tree it strives ever upwards when it is most burdened."

- Philip Sidney.

39. "Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves."

- Tasneem Hameed.

40. "If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree."

- Jim Rohn.

41. "Thoughts are roots; Words are leaves; Actions are fruits! Every success tree has all working normally!"

- Israelmore Ayivor.

42. “Be like a tree. The tree gives shade even to him who cuts off its boughs.”

- Sri Chaitanya.

43. “We’re merely one tree with various types, shapes, and sizes of leaves that all wave differently in the breeze.”

- Rasheed Ogunlaru.

44. “A tree has roots in the soil yet reaches to the sky. It tells us that to aspire we need to be grounded and that no matter how high we go it is from our roots that we draw sustenance.”

- Wangari Maathai.

45. "Votes are like trees if you are trying to build a forest. If you have more trees than you have forests, then at that point the pollsters will probably say you will win."

- Dan Quayle.

46. "For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”

- Martin Luther King Jr.

47. "A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see."

- David Douglas.

48. "A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart."

- Hal Borland.

49. "Of all man's works of art, a cathedral is greatest. A vast and majestic tree is greater than that."

- Henry Ward Beecher.

50. "A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people."

- Anonymous.

51. "I can't see the forest through the trees, except the trees are people."

- Sloane Crosley.

52. "The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility."

- Unknown*.

53. "Your soul is a dark forest. But the trees are of a particular species, they are genealogical trees."

- Marcel Proust.

54. "Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year."

- Chad Sugg.

55. "Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness."

- Hermann Hesse.

56. "When trees burn, they leave the smell of heartbreak in the air."

- Jodi Thomas.

Woodwork Quotes

Woodwork quotes take away your tiredness and give rise to your inner creativity.

These quotes about wood can keep you going in your work. Below you will find our collection of quotes about wood and some funny woodworking quotes that will help you develop even more dedication towards your work. Unleash and discover your hidden strengths using these wooden phrases and chopping quotes. These wood quotes will help you to expand your horizon and bring out the best from you.

57. "Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read."

- Unknown*.

58. "All wood is worth logs."

- English proverb.

59. "Touch wood, it's sure to come good."

- Modern superstition, author unknown*.

60. "They are good furniture pictures, unworthy of praise, and undeserving of blame."

- John Ruskin.

61. "To be a carpenter or a builder or a home inspector, you have to have that kind of visual brain where you can sort of imagine something taken apart."

- Nick Petrie.

62. "I do think a carpenter needs a good hammer to bang in the nail."

- Oliver Reed.

63. "A craftsman knows in advance what the finished result will be, while the artist knows only what it will be when he has finished it."

- W. H. Auden.

64. "The best carpenters make the fewest chips."

- Unknown*.

65. "The carpenter is not the best who makes more chips than all the rest"

- Arthur Guiterman.

66. "By a Carpenter, mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade."

- Desiderius Erasmus.

67. "A carpenter is known by his chips."

- Jonathan Swift.

68. "Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice."

-  Henry Ford.

69. "We had grain but no mills, so I designed a special mill of wood so we could make flour. "

- Unknown*.

70. "To dwellers in a wood, almost every species of tree has its voice as well as its feature."

- Thomas Hardy.

71. "Unto this wood, I came As to a nest; Dreaming that sylvan peace Offered the harrowed ease- Nature a soft release From men's unrest."

- Thomas Hardy.

72. "If a man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it is in the woods.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

73. "Every man looks upon his woodpile with a sort of affection."

- Henry David Thoreau.

74. "Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God."

- George Washington Carver.

75. "The woods seemed all answer and healing and more than enough to live for. "

- Josephine Winslow Johnson.

76. “One day I sat in the woods, which I found to be stunningly different than walking ‘through’ the woods. And in the sitting, the woods jumped to life with a spirited activity that I had scarcely ever seen or known to exist. And as I sat there turning this way and that in order to draw it all in, I thought that it was not the woods coming alive, it was me coming to a halt.”

- Craig D. Lounsbrough.

77. “If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

-Haruki Murakami.

78. "Life is like landscapes. You live in the midst of it but can describe it only from the vantage point of distance."

- Charles Lindbergh.

79. "As the woods are the same, the trees standing in their places, the rocks and the earth... they are always different too, as lights and shadows and seasons and moods pass through them. "

- Emily Carr, 'The Emily Carr Omnibus'.

80. "The woods always look different at night… as if the daytime trees and flowers and stones had gone to bed and sent slightly more ominous versions of themselves to take their places."

- Suzanne Collins.

81. "The saws are sawing wood, But wood is also sawing the saws... The wood sawn into boards is fashioned into furniture. Saws just break and are discarded."

- Liu Shahe.

82. "Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture."

- Dee Hock.

83. "One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in."

- Francis Jourdain.

84. "We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons."

- Alfred Newman.

85. “Unlike fine furniture, a man is better unfinished.”

- Khang Kijarro Nguyen.

86. "I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose."

- Arthur Conan Doyle.

87. "We can never understand other people's motives, nor their furniture."

- Mignon McLaughlin.

88. "Furniture and food are ways that people define their attitude toward life. They'll buy better stuff if it's offered to them."

- Terence Conran.

89. "In a modern loft, you can't just fill a space with furniture. Each piece has to be perfect."

- Nate Berkus.

90. "It is sometimes easier to have furniture made than to find things."

- Stephen Bayley.

91. "Know your lines and don't bump into the furniture."

- Ashton Applewhite.

92. "I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own."

- Les Dawson.

93. "It's very hard, feeling that you're no more than a piece of unwanted furniture in this world."

- Anton Chekhov.

Fire Quotes

Stimulate your inner power by giving a read to these fire quotes. Remember you have the fire inside you, you only need some fuel (which can be some external motivation) to keep the fire burning within you always. These wood quotes all about fire will make you think.

94. "One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet"

- Odell Shepherd.

95. " If I put my head deliberately into the fire, there is no appeal to fire or to the Maker of fire, and I have only myself to blame."

- Henry David Thoreau.

96. "Words are only painted fire; a look is a fire itself."

- Mark Twain.

97. "To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark."

- Victor Hugo.

98. "If you ever catch on fire, try to avoid seeing yourself in the mirror, because I bet that's what throws you into a panic."

- Jack Handey.

99. "Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire."

- Arnold Glasow.

100. "Just as a candle is useless until you light it, so a man is useless until the fire inside his soul is lit."

- Unknown*.

101. "Light the fire within you to light the world with your fire"

- P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar.

102. "Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames"

- Maulana Rumi.

103. "As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all Karma to ashes."

- Gita Quotes

104. "Become the person you were meant to be, light your inner fire, and follow your heart's desire."

- Leon Brown.

105. "The fires of suffering become the light of consciousness."

- Eckhart Tolle.

106. "What fire does not destroy, it hardens"

- Oscar Wilde.

107. "The finest steel has to go through the hottest fire."

- Richard M Nixon.

108. "The weakest of all weak things is a virtue that has not been tested in the fire."

- Mark Twain.

109. "Catch fire, do something, get excited by finding your purpose in life."

- Steve Harvey.

110. "The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled."

- Plutarch.

111. "The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness.”

- Unknown*.

112. "Motivation is a fire from within. If someone else tries to light that fire under you, chances are it will burn very briefly."

- Stephen R. Covey.

113. “Keep a little fire burning; however small, however, hidden.”

- Cormac McCarthy.

114. “Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.”

- Amit Ray.

115. “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”

- Siddhartha Gautama.

116. "If you prefer to smoke over fire then get up now and leave. I do not intend to perfume your mind's clothing with more sooty knowledge."

- Adyashanti.

117. “If these little sparks of holy fire thus heaped up together do not give life to your prepared and already enkindled spirit, yet they will sometimes help to entertain a thought, to actuate a passion, to employ and hallow a fancy.”

- Jeremy Taylor.

118. "What matters most is how well you walk through the fire."

- Charles Bukowski.

119. "The passions are like fire, useful in a thousand ways and dangerous only in one, through their excess."

- Christian Nestell Bovee.

120.“Seek what sets your soul on fire.”

- Unknown*.

121.“Heat makes things expand; that is why life sometimes throws us into a fiery furnace.”

- Matshona Dhliwayo.

122. "We are all born with a divine fire in us. Our efforts should be to give wings to this fire and fill the world with the glow of its goodness."

- Abdul Kalam.

123. "I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men."

- George R. R. Martin, 'A Clash of Kings'.

124. "The blazing fire makes flames and brightness out of everything thrown into it."

- Marcus Aurelius.

125. "The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire."

- CG Jung.

126. "Keep a little fire burning; however small, however, hidden."

- Cormac McCarthy.

127. "Time is the fire in which we burn."

- Gene Roddenberry.

128. "Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire."

- Jorge Luis Borges.

129. “The fire doesn’t make you what you are; it reveals what you were.”

- Jack Hyles.

130. “I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.”

- Joshua Graham.

131. “Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.”

- Roy L. Smith.

132. “If you continue to work hard, let that be the fuel to your fire.”

- Pitbull.

133. "The innovative leader has to be an arsonist and a firefighter."

- Unknown*.

134. “Kindle your fire within your spirit.”

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

135. “A spark neglected makes a mighty fire.”

- Robert Herrick.

136. “You have to go through the fires to be tested by faith.”

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

137. “Fire does transform, but the fire within is always better than fire beneath!”

- Harrish Sairaman.

138. “Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire.”

- Bernard Williams.

139. “Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

- Buddha.

140. “Become the person you were meant to be, light your inner fire, and follow your heart’s desire.”

- Leon Brown.

141. "Talent is a flame. Genius is a fire."

- Bernard Williams.

142. “To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”

- Victor Hugo.

143. "The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness."

- Joan Miro.

144. "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

- Terri Pratchett.

145. "Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability."

- Roy L Smith.

146. "Have a dream, chase it down, jump over every single hurdle, and run through fire and ice to get there."

- Whitney Wolfe Herd.

147. "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."

- William Butler Yeats.

148. "Become the person you were meant to be, light your inner fire, and follow your heart's desire."

- Leon Brown.

149. "Wood feed the fire which burns it."

- Leonardo Da Vinci.

150. "Yesterday is ashes. Tomorrow is green wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly."

- Inuit saying.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked these wood quotes and inspirational quotes on wood to keep the fire burning, then why not take a look at these [fire emblem quotes] or Tree of Life quotes for more?


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