Seed Quotes

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Robert Louis Stevenson
“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Michelle Obama
“We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

William S. Burroughs
“Junk turns the user into a plant. Plants do not feel pain since pain has no function in a stationary organism. Junk is a pain killer. A plant has no libido in the human or animal sense. Junk replaces the sex drive. Seeding is the sex of the plant and the function of opium is to delay seeding.
Perhaps the intense discomfort of withdrawal is the transition from plant back to animal, from a painless, sexless, timeless state back to sex and pain and time, from death back to life.”
William S. Burroughs, Junky

“From her thighs, she gives you life
And how you treat she who gives you life
Shows how much you value the life given to you by the Creator.
And from seed to dust
There is ONE soul above all others --
That you must always show patience, respect, and trust
And this woman is your mother.
And when your soul departs your body
And your deeds are weighed against the feather
There is only one soul who can save yours
And this woman is your mother.
And when the heart of the universe
Asks her hair and mind,
Whether you were gentle and kind to her
Her heart will be forced to remain silent
And her hair will speak freely as a separate entity,
Very much like the seaweed in the sea --
It will reveal all that it has heard and seen.

This woman whose heart has seen yours,
First before anybody else in the world,
And whose womb had opened the door
For your eyes to experience light and more --
Is your very own MOTHER.
So, no matter whether your mother has been cruel,
Manipulative, abusive, mentally sick, or simply childish
How you treat her is the ultimate test.
If she misguides you, forgive her and show her the right way
With simple wisdom, gentleness, and kindness.
And always remember,
That the queen in the Creator's kingdom,
Who sits on the throne of all existence,
Is exactly the same as in yours.
And her name is,
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
Anonymous, The Holy Bible: King James Version

Ann Voskamp
“Gratitude for the seemingly insignificant—a seed—this plants the giant miracle.”
Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

Marcel Proust
“But genius, and even great talent, springs less from seeds of intellect and social refinement superior to those of other people than from the faculty of transforming and transposing them. To heat a liquid with an electric lamp requires not the strongest lamp possible, but one of which the current can cease to illuminate, can be diverted so as to give heat instead of light. To mount the skies it is not necessary to have the most powerful of motors, one must have a motor which, instead of continuing to run along the earth's surface, intersecting with a vertical line the horizontal line which it began by following, is capable of converting its speed into lifting power. Similarly, the men who produce works of genius are not those who live in the most delicate atmosphere, whose conversation is the most brilliant or their culture the most extensive, but those who have had the power, ceasing suddenly to live only for themselves, to transform their personality into a sort of mirror, in such a way that their life, however mediocre it may be socially and even, in a sense, intellectually, is reflected by it, genius consisting in reflecting power and not int he intrinsic quality of the scene reflected.”
Marcel Proust, Within a Budding Grove, Part 2

Dean Koontz
“I'm no more a wonder than anyone. And that's what makes the world magical. Every baby's a seed of wonder - that gets watered or it doesn't.”
Dean Koontz, Relentless

“This is God's universe and he is the master gardener of all. If we were to eliminate all colors in his garden,then what would be a rainbow with only one color? Or a garden with only one kind of flower? Why would the Creator create a vast assortment of plants, ethnicities, and animals, if only one beast or seed is to dominate all of existence?”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Israelmore Ayivor
“Do not rush to judge someone unless his/her fruits reveal the truth. However, don't forget; mostly, it's not the fault of the tree to produce bitter fruits. Sometimes, the soil determines that; blame the source! Deal with the soil! Don't deal with the tree! Other trees are there that the same soil can influence! Don't deal with your enemy, deal with the satan that sponsors them!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

George Eliot
“Passion is of the nature of seed, and finds nourishment within, tending to a predominance which determines all currents towards itself, and makes the whole life its tributary.”
George Eliot, Daniel Deronda

J.M. Coetzee
“From one seed a whole handful: that was what it meant to say the bounty of the earth.”
J.M. Coetzee, Life & Times of Michael K
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Richard L.  Ratliff
“Do your thoughts continue and repeat a cycle
Seed, growth, bloom, and seed again”
Richard L. Ratliff

Dejan Stojanovic
“The world contained in a seed, Determined by its program.”
Dejan Stojanovic, Circling: 1978-1987

“Note what the catalogue says about colour and height and time of flowering, choose the appropriate shade of crayon and mark position of plant on plan. You will soon see what would make good neighbours nd what would be fatal. Last year I dumped a lot of seeds haphazardly in a hurry and got mesembryanthemums and a new ‘electric orange’ calendula mingled with a scarlet eschscholtzia and even the thought of it makes me shudder yet. The conjunction of paralytic pink, blinding blood-orange and genuine clear scarlet was practically un-lookable at. I expected it to blow up at any moment, …”
Ethelind Fearon

“Ideas are like seeds,
Plant right seeds to grow right fruits.”
Srinivas Mishra

Gift Gugu Mona
“Great leaders do not suffer from greed. They always sow a seed in the lives of those who are in need.”
Gift Gugu Mona, The Effective Leadership Prototype for a Modern Day Leader

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Much like people, the seed always contained the tree. It just needed water and soil to release it.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“In the heart of the seed is the picture of the tree. Yet the picture requires the death of the seed.”
Eche Agubata

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“There is what I call “the hugging tree.” And when I wish better things for this world of ours, I go out and hug the old tree so that we both carry the wish as one. And why do I do such a foolish thing? I do that because the tree understands that it only takes one seed to start a forest.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“If we have seed, soil, and water, we have the ingredients for a miracle. And yet, it is not in our nature to believe that a miracle can arise from something so simple. Therefore, we forsake the miracle in our search for the miracle.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Reflection is the seed for deep thinking!”
Jaya Bhateja

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“A mighty oak doesn’t spend its life living inside of a seed, for if it did it would still be an oak, but it will never be mighty.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Patsy Clairmont
“God’s seeds of hope are often sown by people and books.”
Patsy Clairmont, I Grew Up Little: Finding Hope in a Big God

“Love is like a seed, if nourished and taken good care, it grows and flourishes but if neglected and not taken good care it stagnates and eventually dies.”
Dr. Lucas D. Shallua

Janisse Ray
“I want to tell you about the most hopeful thing in the world. It is a seed.”
Janisse Ray, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food

Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma
“In the field of success, sow the seeds of plans, with the manure of actions, to reap the crop of success. Plough at your best.”
Vikrmn: CA Vikram Verma, Debit Credit of Life: from the good books of accounts

“No matter the provocation, the pains and the discomfort, we need to mindful of the seeds we are sowing today, once sown, it will grow, after the growth, it will manifest.”
Chidi Ejeagba

Gift Gugu Mona
“Our Mothers

Your eyes see hope for tomorrow
Your hearts are made of gold that many wish to borrow
Your minds sharp enough for others follow
Your hands ensure that children grow

Your feet go places where some cannot know
Your courage makes you stand where strong winds blow
Your presence becomes warmth, regardless of the snow
Your influence can be felt within a stone’s throw

You hold nothing back for whom you protect
You speak words with good intent
You treat others with so much respect
You fight and never retract

You pursue a path that keeps your faith intact
You fulfil dreams and make a significant impact
You pass through tough times while remaining steadfast
You conquer battles as you pray and fast

You instil discipline that becomes a great shield
You serve others until they succeed
You give inspiration among those who bleed
You understand that you are rearing a rare breed

You plant and nurture the right seed
You help attract breakthroughs with speed
You care for those in need
You touch lives, indeed

You lead your own to be great every step of the way
You play your role very well, even without a pay
You smile as if every day is your pay day
You exude wisdom and put it on full display

You save generations from going astray
You run your race just like in a relay
You pass the baton with no delay
You carry so much worth as you get to be gray

Hence, we salute you, our Mothers”
Gift Gugu Mona, From My Mother's Classroom: A Badge of Honour for a Remarkable Woman

Gift Gugu Mona
“Pray for productivity and longevity so you can live long and enjoy the harvest from the seed you planted today.”
Gift Gugu Mona, Prayer: An Antidote for the Inner Man

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