Quotation Explorer - 'Roots'

Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. - Ansel Adams
to know your past is to know your future. Where lies the strength of the stem and the fruits of the branches when the roots are rotten? - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Human emotions have deep evolutionary roots, a fact that may explain their complexity and provide tools for clinical practice.The Nature of Emotions (2001) - Robert Plutchik
It is in the roots, not the branches, that a tree’s greatest strength lies. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We're experiencing the genesis of a community where it does not matter where your roots lie, but what you believe in. We will continue to create an inclusive and sustainable spirit, spreading the word from coast to mountaintop. - Akilnathan Logeswaran
The deep roots never doubt spring will come. - Marty Rubin
When nothing else worked, we created a holistic, hand-tailored program that saved Pax's life. At Passages, he and I use what we learned in curing him to help other discover the roots of their addiction or alcoholism and break free. - Chris Prentiss
All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Had he learned nothing from all those years of teaching Hawthorne? Through story after story he’d led his boys to consider the folly of obsession with purity its roots sunk deep in pride, flowering condemnation and violence against others and self. - Tobias Wolff
Find out the reason that commands you to write; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to write. - Rainer Maria Rilke
The things we share with each other are deeply felt from within our hearts that neither of us will ever forget. For the gifts that are priceless are the ones that are heartfelt; their roots are within our soul. They are the greatest gifts, of all. - Ellen J. Barrier
People like Nicholas are always gonna be around, roots of disaster. But if we fail to rescue them (Zach and Chanel), that is when they actually win. - Hamsa Priya Selvam
Furious and wild with fear, the potatoes flailed the air with their leaves and stamped their roots, but obviously this got them nowhere. - Stanisław Lem
Storms make trees take deeper roots. - Dolly Parton
To minimize hatred and oppression, our love roots must be deep and solid. - Auliq Ice
The sun is shining - the sun is shining. That is the Magic. The flower are growing - the roots are stirring. That is the Magic. Being alive is the Magic - being strong is the Magic. The Magic is in me - the Magic is in me. It is in me - it is in me. In every one of us. - Frances Hodgson Burnett
It hurts, doesn't it? Giving someone everything you can think of. The wings to fly and roots to stay and yet watch them choose none of those, leaving you hanging in the middle of void and nothingness. - Akshay Vasu
The forces of desire that sway man's mind are the forces that will eventually destroy him, while a singular love that roots his heart makes him invincible - Prabhukrishna M
Roots never get the appreciation that a flower does, but that doesn’t make them envious. - Debasish Mridha
I think our job as parents is to give our kids roots to grow and wings to fly. - Deborah Norville
it [In Memoriam] expressed exactly the nature of her own shock and sorrow, the very structure and slow process of pain, and the transformations and transmutations of grief, like rot in the earth-mould, like roots and other blind things moving in the grave. - A.S. Byatt
There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots. - Frank A. Clark
The higher a tree wants to rise, the lower its roots must grow. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Focus on faith and grow your roots strong and deep so no one can make you believe in something that is not good for your soul. - Molly Friedenfeld
Without moral values, which should begin in Congress, America will lose her roots, her basis, her thesis. - Janine Turner
Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future. The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality's soil. - Daisaku Ikeda
Going back to legalistic roots contaminates the blood of Jesus. - Sherry K. White
I do not think there is a woman in whom the roots of passion shoot deeper than in me. - Edna St. Vincent Millay
Your value lies not in status or title, but in the roots of your character and depth of your compassion. - Mollie Marti
Power & Money are fruits of life! But Family &Friends re roots of life! We can manage without fruits, But can never stand without roots. - Daniel Friday Danzor
Two seeds destined to grow in concert, planted together in the field of love.’ She took in a lungful of air and continued. ‘The sky cast wet buckets of dreams and desires, the roots took shape, and the leaves tangled as one. - Christina Lee
Pleasures are cheap to find, if you find the roots of true pain, you're going to achieve the fruits of true glory. - Ashutosh Naliapara
Yet, no matter how deeply I go down into myself, my God is dark, and like a webbing made of a hundred roots that drink in silence. I know that my trunk rose from his warmth, but that's all, because my branches hardly move at all near the ground, and just wave a little in the wind. - Rainer Maria Rilke
Wood burns. Roots nourish. Branches shelter. Leaves heal. The words had become her mantra, her way of reigniting her courage when it started to falter. My life depends on a tree, she thought wryly as she cinched her pack. - Teresa Tsalaky
Contemporary architects tend to impose modernity on something. There is a certain concern for history but it’s not very deep. I understand that time has changed, we have evolved. But I don’t want to forget the beginning. A lasting architecture has to have roots. - I. M. Pei
Realization is the direct seeing that this entity you have believed yourself to be has its roots in something infinitely vast and that this entity is not separate from that vastness, the source, the absolute. - Enza Vita
The Leader who grows his team not just in numbers but by nurturing the roots of their success,has planted a field of dreams - Bluenscottish
Politics is like a branches on a tree, they all grow in different directions but their roots remain as one. - Saminu Kanti
A child's behavior we see on the surface is the reflection of the feelings that are rooted underneath. We can use topical treatments to try to shape what the behavior looks like, but if we really want things to change, we need to address the roots. Nourish the roots, see the growth. - Kelly Bartlett
The brittle seeds remained inside my soul, my tears the water that begged them to grow. And though I hate to admit it, you are my sun. Your light and warmth the last variables needed to see the seedlings burst and anchor. The roots in my soul, the flower and fruit in yours. - Hubert Martin
I am in awe of flowers. Not because of their colors, but because even though they have dirt in their roots, they still grow. They still bloom. - D. Antoinette Foy
When you are up against a wall, put down roots like a tree, until clarity comes from deeper sources to see over that wall and grow. - C.G. Jung
If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. - John F. Kennedy
Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the flowers, Kind deeds are the fruits, Take care of your garden And keep out the weeds, Fill it with sunshine, Kind words, and Kind deeds. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To hold the power of affection and maintain the roots of love, you must stay trusted. - Auliq Ice
Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being. - Victor Hugo
In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Roots cannot grow into trees if there are no supernatural elements in the soil. Man cannot grow wealthy and famous if he doesn't contribute to either, the good or evil. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Plants die off when their roots have no water to sustain them. May your tears feed the roots of love in your heart and bring healing to your soul. May God grant you the strength to move on, knowing there's so much ahead of you. - Kemi Sogunle
With me, illusions are bound to be shattered. I am here to shatter all illusions. Yes, it will irritate you, it will annoy you - that's my way of functioning and working. I will sabotage you from your very roots! Unless you are totally destroyed as a mind, there is no hope for you. - Osho
Lets toil under the sun to build poles of love. And let our roots be planted like strong trees that strong winds can't move. - Auliq Ice
All that is gold does not glitter.Not all those who wander are lost:The old that is strong does not wither.Deep roots are not reached by the frost. - J.R.R. Tolkien
A relationship is like a tree.The deeper the roots are,the more it will grow.The deeper the friendship is,the more it will grow. - Johncen-k.m.f Vergara
Without roots a tree, no matter how tall, cannot stand. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Suffering has many faces. If we discover the roots of one suffering, we are at the same time discovering the roots of others. - Thich Nhat Hanh
to understand the real reasons to uphold humility, know your real roots, remember death and study the masses - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
Your heart is the roots to God.Your heart is nourished by truth, by God, but you have forgotten the heart.Come back to the heart, and you will be able to know the truth.You will be able to know the truth as the truth and the false as the false. - Swami Dhyan Giten
Among the great struggles of man-good/evil, reason/unreason, etc.-there is also this mighty conflict between the fantasy of Home and the fantasy of Away, the dream of roots and the mirage of the journey. - Salman Rushdie
Women should not feel obliged towards any men for eternity. They earned this privilege by gathering berries, digging roots, picking wild rice, and chewing the skin to make it soft for 999 thousand years, while the men were having fun in the open chasing deer and fighting among themselves. - Vinko Vrbanic
You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. - Malcolm X
You have wings, I have roots. - Jorge Molist
The roots of the strongest tree grow deep. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A small tree with large roots will last longer than a large tree with small roots. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Never stay still, you'll end up with roots. - Adam Kinser
If we are the trees, words are our roots; and we grow as we write - Munia Khan
Focus on keeping faith and growing your roots of light so strong and deep that no one, not even yourself, can make you believe something about yourself that is not good for your soul. - Molly Friedenfeld
Whenever the cloud of ego threatens to engulf me, I remind myself of my roots. It helps keeping my feet on the ground. - Faraaz Kazi
A tree without roots is just a piece of wood. - Marco Pierre White
We need to track back ISIS ideology to its origins, so as to pull it up by its roots. Then, and only then, we can establish a whole new understanding of the righteous religion rather than mere individuals’ interpretations that satisfy clerks desires and fantasies. - مُضر آل أحميّد
If you desire the path of sincerity, develop a love for obscurity. Flee from the clatter and clinks of fame. Be like the roots of a tree; it keeps the tree upright and gives it life, but it itself is hidden underneath the earth and eyes cannot see it. - Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak
trees with strong roots bear delicious fruits. - Srinivas Shenoy
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
The Y Chromosome, organized religion and money are the roots of all evil. - William Hageman
I carry my roots with me all the time rolled up, I use them as my pilllow. - Francisco X. Alarcón
The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become. - Harold Taylor
Roots creep under the ground to make a firm foundation. Shoots seems new and small, but to reach the light they can break through brick walls. - Jane Goodall
Wealth and greed are the roots of all evils - Ali R.A
it was when I stopped searching for home within others and lifted the foundations of home within myself I found there were no roots more intimate than those between a mind and body that have decided to be whole. - Rupi Kaur
I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees! - Akilnathan Logeswaran
It is not our job to remain whole.We came to lose our leavesLike the trees, and be born again,Drawing up from the great roots. - Robert Bly
Do the roots reveal everything to the branches, or do they keep what is painful to themselves? - Sinan Antoon
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