One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade.
- He that plants trees loves others beside himself. - Dr. Thomas Fuller
- A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. - Greek Proverb
- Alone with myself the trees bend to caress me The shade hugs my heart. - Candy Polgar
- The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson
- It is humankind’s duty to respect all life, not only animals have feelings but even also trees and plants. - Michel Montaigne