Root Quotes

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Maya Angelou
“Words are things. You must be careful, careful about calling people out of their names, using racial pejoratives and sexual pejoratives and all that ignorance. Don’t do that. Some day we’ll be able to measure the power of words. I think they are things. They get on the walls. They get in your wallpaper. They get in your rugs, in your upholstery, and your clothes, and finally in to you.”
Maya Angelou

Vera Nazarian
“Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind.

Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things.

Their language has been lost.

But not the gestures.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Francis Bacon
“The general root of superstition : namely, that men observe when things hit, and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one, and forget and pass over the other.”
Francis Bacon, The Collected Works of Sir Francis Bacon

Robert Francis
“I follow Plato only with my mind
Pure beauty strikes me as a little thin
A little cold, however beautiful.

I am in love with what is mixed and impure
Doubtful, dark and hard to disencumber
I want beauty I must dig for, search for.

Pure beauty is beginning and not end
Begin with the sun and drop from sun to cloud
From cloud to tree, and from tree to earth itself

And deeper yet to the earth dark root.
I am in love with what resists my loving
With what I have to labor to make live.”
Robert Francis

Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache
“The love that I believe in is something that goes beyond the physical aspects of this world. The love that I believe is one that extends its energy and power through the beautiful souls that I encounter along the way, a love that can be seen in the eyes of a little dog or in the confusion of a cute lost cat who wants to be worshiped like a Goddess. This kind of love goes through a divine crafting of a person's inner self, through personal experience and thousands of years of tears and strength, that can only be seen in the familiar eyes of old souls, the eyes that recognize each other even after long times of separation, the eyes that find themselves familiar with places they have probably been to before, but that nevertheless bring great memories with every visit. This kind of love sees hope in the eyes of new-born children that know way much more than they are capable of putting into words and that bring with their innocence a smile on each person's face who'd wish they could start again. The love that I see when I look at you is a love which has roots deep inside each of us, but that needs care and light to grow and unfold its branches so that they can reach outside of ourselves and even further beyond the skies.”
Virgil Kalyana Mittata Iordache

Rupi Kaur
“to heal
you have to
get to the root
of the wound
and kiss it all the way up”
Rupi Kaur, The Sun and Her Flowers

Toba Beta
“Secret is the mother of all lies.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Bruce Lee
“It is futile to argue as to which single leaf, which design of branch, or which attractive flower you like; when you understand the root, you understand all its blossoming.”
Bruce Lee, Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts: Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living

“We grew up on the same street,
You and me.
We went to the same schools,
Rode the same bus,
Had the same friends,
And even shared spaghetti
With each other's families.
And though our roots belong to
The same tree,
Our branches have grown
In different directions.
Our tree,
Now resembles a thousand
Other trees
In a sea of a trillion
Other trees
With parallel destinies
And similar dreams.
You cannot envy the branch
That grows bigger
From the same seed,
And you cannot
Blame it on the sun's direction.
But you still compare us,
As if we're still those two
Kids at the park
Slurping down slushies and
Eating ice cream.



Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun (2010)”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

George R.R. Martin
“Bloodraven is the root of all our woes, the white worm gnawimg at the heart of the realm.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

Dwight L. Moody
“Christ is our Way; we walk in Him. He is our Truth; we embrace Him. He is our Life; we live in Him. He is our Lord; we choose Him to rule over us. He is our Master; we serve Him. He is our Teacher, instructing us in the way of salvation. He is our Prophet, pointing out the future. He is our Priest, having atoned for us. He is our Advocate, ever living to make intercession for us. He is our Saviour, saving to the uttermost. He is our Root; we grow from Him. He is our Bread; we feed upon Him. He is our Shepherd, leading us into green pastures. He is our true Vine; we abide in Him. He is the Water of Life; we slake our thirst from Him. He is the fairest among ten thousand: we admire Him above all others. He is 'the brightness of the Father's glory, and the express image of His person;' we strive to reflect His likeness. He is the upholder of all things; we rest upon Him. He is our wisdom; we are guided by Him. He is our Righteousness; we cast all our imperfections upon Him. He is our Sanctification; we draw all our power for holy life from Him. He is our Redemption, redeeming us from all iniquity. He is our Healer, curing all our diseases. He is our Friend, relieving us in all our necessities. He is our Brother, cheering us in our difficulties.”
Dwight L. Moody, The Way to God and How to Find It

James C. Dobson
“10. Comparison is the root of all feelings of inferiority. The moment you begin examining other people’s strengths against your most obvious weaknesses, your self-esteem starts to crumble!”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

“At the root of every form of ungodliness, injustice, nepotism, selfishness, every rivalry and competitive jealousy, is the monster called greed.”
Sunday Adelaja, The Mountain of Ignorance

George R.R. Martin
“Bloodraven is the root of all our woes, the white worm gnawing at the heart of the realm.”
George R.R. Martin, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

“Never forget your roots, it's the foundation that builds your existence and the secret to your future.”
Cherry MPIO

Oswald Chambers
“Many of us refuse to grow where God plants us. Therefore, we don't take root anywhere.”
Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest
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James C. Dobson
“15. “The love of money is the root of all evil” (1Timothy 6:10, KJV). That’s why Jesus issues more warnings about materialism and wealth than any other sin. Obviously, it takes a steady hand to hold a full cup.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If the root is holy, the branches shall be holy.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The sap is nourish from the root.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The branches do not support the root. But the root supports the branches.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The root system supports the branches.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Steven Magee
“When I worked in high altitude astronomy, the worst sickness that I experienced was not at the 13,796 feet very high altitude summit of Mauna Kea Observatory (MKO) in Hawaii, it was at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO) in Arizona at the much lower altitude of 6,875 feet. Due to my very high altitude experiences, I knew that this strange sickness was not primarily caused by altitude sickness and was most likely Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). After reporting various behavioral problems in all of the staff to the management team, my contract was not renewed, I was unable to legally protect the health and safety of the workers that I was responsible for, troubleshooting of this environmental problem stopped and I left in a sickened state for my next position before I could find the root cause.”
Steven Magee

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Man without his maker is like root without a tender shoot.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Munia Khan
“Poverty's simplicity has an inexpensive beauty rooted in it, which the rich can never afford to buy”
Munia Khan

Dave Ramsey
“The love of money, not money, is root of all evil.”
Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

Munia Khan
“Earth stays in joy
When we plant a tree
Beneath the ground, oh, boy!
Roots feel free”
Munia Khan

Tamuna Tsertsvadze
“People are the root of the country.”
Tamuna Tsertsvadze, Gift of the Fox

Steven Magee
“Using Twitter has been the root cause of the downfall of many people.”
Steven Magee

“Contrary to popular belief, YOUR SENSUALITY IS NOT YOUR SINFUL SIDE nor what validates your wretchedness. That's like saying money is evil or the root of all evil.”
Lebo Grand

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