The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
– Nelson Henderson
- A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. – Greek Proverb
- One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade. – Anonymous
- Alone with myself the trees bend to caress me The shade hugs my heart. – Candy Polgar
- If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. – Confucius
- We plant trees not for ourselves, but for future generations. – Caecilius