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
- We plant trees not for ourselves, but for future generations. – Caecilius
- There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers. – Erich Fromm