Quotation Explorer - 'Root'

Doctrine once sown strikes deep its root, and respect for antiquity influences all men. - William Harvey
The Coming of Wisdom with TimeThough leaves are many, the root is one;Through all the lying days of my youthI swayed my leaves and flowers in the sun;Now I may wither into the truth. - W.B. Yeats
A root cause of rising unemployment is not illiteracy but sycophancy mainly at the top hierarchy. - Anuj Somany
As long as greed is the root of all evil, there will not be peace.Get rid of selfishness and greed too will disappear. - Zarina Bibi
The pastor looks at the money. It is money coming from the wife of a sodomite. It is money coming from a woman. It is the deep-lying root of evil. But it is a lot of money. - Jessie Burton
The root of joy is gratefulness...It is not joy that makes us grateful; it is gratitude that makes us joyful. - David Steindl-Rast
Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil.
The love of money is the root of all virtue. - George Bernard Shaw
What is attraction (akarshan) in this world? It is open fire and one should be aware of it. Attraction is the open fire. The root of illusory attachment (moha) is indeed attraction. - Dada Bhagwan
Fear is the root of all evil. Better live a single day fearlessly than living a long but fearful life. Especially, never fear another human being. Fear is the root of all relationship problems. - His Holiness Divas
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. - Plato
Storms make oaks take deeper root. - George Herbert
Since capitalism is a system based of the love of money,doesn't that make it the root of all evil? - Alan VanMeter
When God speaks faith has to connect to His Word because if you allow only your feelings to connect no root can be formed. - Mz Liz
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, until they take root in our personal experience. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It takes ,all at bottom from heart writing takes from root ,to spread likepieces of cloud ,then bind in such a thik Cloud ,pouring on earth to give entire life to start it again . - litymunshi
In silence alone does a man's truth bind itself together and strike root. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation. - Alan Cohen
Know from root to fruit - Thibanraaj Dora Rajah
Great compassion is the root of altruistic action, the object of amazement to the world;there is no greater source of help and happiness. - Dalai Lama XIV
Money - you demolish cities, root men from their homes, you train and twist good minds and set them on to the most atrocious schemes. No limit, you make them adept at every kind of outrage, every godless crime - money - Sophocles (trans. Robert Fagles)
I do not think he (Chester Arthur) knows anything. He can quote a verse from poetry or a page from Dickens or Thackeray, but these are only leaves springing from a root out of dry ground. His vital forces are not fed,and very soon he has given out his all. - Harriet Blaine
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. - Robertson Davies
Astonishment is the root of philosophy. - Paul Tillich
Money is still the root of all evilYet we tell our kids don't get that degreeThe jobs don't pay enough. - Prince Ea
We all have the same root, and are connected...To tap into this connectedness we must go within. - Summerlyn Guthrie
civilization is the very root cause of the woes of civilization - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Even in societies where words are often strictly controlled, messages diverse never die. Resembling seeds scattered here and there, they find all manner of cracks and crevices to root. - William E. Jefferson
I don't want to go on being a root in the dark,vacillating, stretched out, shivering with sleep,downward, in the soaked guts of the earth,absorbing and thinking, eating each day. - Pablo Neruda
Know it from root to fruit - Thibanraaj Dora Rajah
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. - Soren Kierkegaard
And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees. - Bible
I root through your remains,looking for the black box. Nothing leftbut glossy chunks, a pimp’s platinumtooth clanking inside the urn. I play youover and over, my beloved conspiracy,my personal Zapruder film - Erin Belieu
Feelings are relative. And at the root, they're all the same, even if they grow from different experiences and exist on different scales. - Becky Chambers
We must learn not to disassociate the airy flower from the earthy root, for the flower that is cut off from its root fades, and its seeds are barren, whereas the root, secure in mother earth, can produce flower after flower and bring their fruit to maturity.
It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. - Samuel Butler
False love, desire, and beauty frail, adieu! Dead is the root whence all these fancies grew. - Walter Raleigh
A child is the root of the heart. - Maria de Jesus
At the root of everything lay the passionatedesire of thinking people to find a simple, unifying norm for society like the law of gravity that Newton had found for nature. - James H. Billington
Irrational expectations are at the root of most human suffering. - Stefan Molyneux
LIBERTY, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. - George Washington
The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. - Plato
For every thousand hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the root.
Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex. - Havelock Ellis
Man takes root at his feet, and at best he is no more than a potted plant in his house or carriage till he has established communication with the soil by the loving and magnetic touch of his soles to it. - John Burroughs
Ideas take root at the oddest moments. Some grow into novels, the weaker ones wither and die. - Pippa DaCosta
When wasteful war shall statues overturn, And broils root out the work of masonry, Nor Mars his sword nor wars quick fire shall burn The living record of your memory. - William Shakespeare
The love of money is the root of all evil, therefore selfishness must be the seed. - M.D. Birmingham
Social justice has to do with issues such as poverty, inequality, war, racism, sexism, abortion, and lack of concern for ecology because what lies at the root at each of these is not so much someone's private sin but rather a huge, blind system that is inherently unfair. - Ronald Rolheiser
Allow the heart to empty itself of all turmoil! Retrieve the utter tranquility of the mind from which you issued.Although all forms are dynamic,and we all grow and transform,each of us is compelled to return to our root. Our root is quietude. - Lao Tzu
If money is the root of all evil, then why do we have to have jobs? - Matt Groening
The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers...but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds.
Money, so they say, is the root of all evil today. But if you ask for a raise it's no surprise that they're giving none away.
The K-T impact had no evident long-lasting effect on the redwoods. It's possible that, after the impact, the redwoods sprouted up from the remains of their root systems, rising up in fairy rings in a ruined world ... - Richard Preston
Above all, we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish, when it cannot freely select its methods and objects, when it is deprived of spontaneity, then society severs the root of art.
Treasure your Ideas, for they are like seeds that germinate in your mind. They Root, Shoot, and Fruit into Concepts & Creativity that are beyond Imagination. - RVM
Do not allow hate to take root in your heart. - Lailah Gifty Akita
I've grown certain that the root of all fear is that we've been forced to deny who we are. - Frances Moore Lappe
I don't understand women at all. Like how a women can pour boiling hot wax onto their upper thigh, then rip the hair out by the root... and still be afraid of a spider. - Jerry Seinfeld
Compassion, in which all ethics must take root, can only attain its full breadth and depth if it embraces all living creatures and does not limit itself to mankind. - Albert Schweitzer
Once I came across two ideographs for the word "love." The first contained the root words "heart" and "hand" and "action"-love as hands and heart in action together. The other ideograph, for "passionate love," was formed of "heart," "to tell," and "a long thread. - Joy Kogawa
Love and kindness are in the root of all creations. - Debasish Mridha
When other people reject positive changes you make for yourself, there is always some nerve to get to the root of in those other people.
If god is the root cause for our degradation destroy that god. If it is religion destroy it. If it is Manu Darma, Gita, or any other Mythology (Purana), burn them to ashes. If it is temple, tank, or festival, boycott them. Finally if it is our politics, come forward to declare it openly. - Periyar E.V. Ramasamy
The root of identity crises: we seem to know a lot about ourselves, but we can't tell who we are. Realize your self! - Stefan Emunds
Fear of the unknown and the other is the root of almost all hate. It is born of ignorance and fed by those who would keep us divided. - Tinnekke Bebout
it's difficult to root for America when the villains of the story live in a ditch and are armed with jagged rocks. At some point in recent years they looked up from their international heroism to realize they'd alienated the entire world. - Yahtzee Croshaw
The word ‘sin’ is derived from the Indo-European root ‘es-,’ meaning ‘to be.’ When I discovered this etymology, I intuitively understood that for a [person] trapped in patriarchy, which is the religion of the entire planet, ‘to be’ in the fullest sense is ‘to sin'. - Mary Daly
All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other. - Ayn Rand
Reading might be the root of ideas and inventions, even in the case of leisure reading. - Eraldo Banovac
Peace is natural.Every human begin is a living element of Peace. Peace has many faces and forms those need to be identified, accepted, promoted and celebrated everyday. It is first a personal responsibility and then collective. Failure of doing that is root cause of violence not conflict. - William Gomes
Whenever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves, after the first suffering, how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers. - Leigh Hunt
The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education. - Plutarch
Real development is not leaving things behind, as on a road, but drawing life from them, as on a root. - G. K. Chesterton
We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
We absolutely must battle with every bit of determination we can muster to root out the harm that would warp the souls and spirits of children in our world. - Wess Stafford
For the "We" must never be spoken, save by one's choice and as a second thought. This word must never be placed first within a man's soul, else it becomes a monster, the root of all evils on earth, the root of man's torture by men, and an unspeakable lie. - Ayn Rand
Lack of money is the root of all evil. - George Bernard Shaw
The Bible teaches that money is one of the fruits of being prosperous, but it is certainly not the root. - Paul Silway
Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public. - Immanuel Kant
Were such things here as we do speak about? Or have we eaten on the insane root that takes the reason prisoner? - William Shakespeare
We are one at the root - we just part at the branch - Rasheed Ogunlaru
Being a positive person doesn't mean you never have negative thoughts. It just means you don't allow them space to take root and grow to control your life. - Lorri Faye
The lack of money is the root of all evil. - Mark Twain
A nanny state is hostile to liberty. Any attempt to institute or continue it should be opposed, root and branch. Government intervention is never the solution; it is always part of the problem. - Laurence M. Vance
It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. - Samuel Butler
The root of all true greatness, is humility. - C. JoyBell C.
What is evil? Killing is evil, lying is evil, slandering is evil, abuse is evil, gossip is evil, envy is evil, hatred is evil, to cling to false doctrine is evil; all these things are evil. And what is the root of evil? Desire is the root of evil, illusion is the root of evil. - Gautama Buddha
Etymology, n.: Some early etymological scholars come up with derivations that were hard for the public to believe. The term "etymology" was formed from the Latin "etus" ("eaten"), the root "mal" ("bad"), and "logy" ("study of"). It meant "the study of things that are hard to swallow."
The idea that sins can be forgiven is at the root of mankind's problems. Everyone pays...sooner or later. - Sola Kosoko
This is also the case with our disease-care system: it focuses on treating symptoms as if they were root causes, and as a result, it tends to choose interventions that completely ignore the true root causes and thus make it highly likely that symptoms will reappear. - T. Colin Campbell
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. - Bible
Love energy can revolutionize any part of life. If we are open to it, we can observe the potential energy of love in everything. That is the root of optimism. - Phil 'Philosofree' Cheney
Happiness is in all of us and it comes from progress. The root cause of a multiplier effect or a destroyer effect lies inside of us. The multiplication of the happiness in us on a daily basis makes us unique and powerful and gives us the reason for our existence." --. - Bimal Shah
The surest way to suppress our ability to understand the meaning of God and the importance of worship is to take things for granted...Indifference to the sublime wonder of living is the root of sin. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
Medicine directly to the disease doesn't work, rather, the root cause needs to be diagnosed! Similarly the evil deeds of Man can never be fixed unless the evil heart behind it, is fixed at the first place! - Ajay Chandan
The root of failure is self-pity. It leads to assumption that our needs are not being met now and probably never will be. - Prince Akwarandu
Self-respect is the root of discipline: The sense of dignity growswith the ability to say no to oneself. - Abraham Joshua Heschel
I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil.And that no one knows the truth. - Molly Ivins
The root of all fear is imagination. - Atsushi Ohkubo
The fundamental fact about all of us is that we’re alive for a while but will die before long. This fact is the real root cause of all our anger and pain and despair. And you can either run from this fact or, by way of love, you can embrace it. - Jonathan Franzen
Woman! She's mother, she's daughter, she's sister; she's a unique creation of God; her womb is also root cause of mankind; her shadow provides gallantry; her affection heals life into the languid body; love her, worship her, you'll find paradise. - Tanmaya Guru
Everything is in the root. If you pick the weed without getting the root out of the soil, be assured, it is going to grow back. - Sheila Burke
When Albert Einstein told you to hide your source, he wasn't giving you a deliberate advice to conceal the root in which you're growing, but was to conceal the root from the eyes of people that will dare to uproot it. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Ignorance of Scripture is the root of every error in religion, and the source of ever heresy. To be allowed to remove a few grains of ignorance, and to throw a few rays of light on God's precious word, is, in my opinion, the greatest honor that can be put on a Christian. - J.C. Ryle
Since when is public safety the root password to the Constitution?
All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Reduce inflammation to treat the root of many issues. If your gut isn't working right it can cause so many other issues. - Jay Woodman
most people don't understand what process can do or can't do, chattr it's one of many way to show whoever you're root. Boss still boss and God still God. - creatorbe
There seemed to be endless obstacles preventing me from living with my eyes open, but as I gradually followed up clue after clue it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. - Joanna Field
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