Best 1 454 of Roots quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Charles Spurgeon

John Bunyan, while he had a surpassing genius, would not condescend to cull his language from the garden of flowers; but he went into the hayfield and the meadow, and plucked up his language by the roots, and spoke out in the words that the people used in their cottages.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Richard A. Falk

Our [American] leaders are so socialized as to address militarized threats by acting on the basis of a militarized mentality that the deep roots of problems are ignored.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ricky Schroder

I feel like I'm a fighter. I've fought my whole life to get to where I'm at. I like fight movies. When someone gets knocked down, I like to root for him to succeed.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Haruki Murakami

Mere humans who root through their refrigerators at three o'clock in the morning can only produce writing that matches what they do. And that includes me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Pope Benedict Xvi

Indeed, beauty is one of mankind's greatest needs; it is the root from which the branches of our peace and the fruits of our hope come forth. Beauty also reveals God because, like him, a work of beauty is pure gratuity; it calls us to freedom and draws us away from selfishness.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Samuel Rutherford

Grow as a palm-tree on God's Mount Zion; howbeit shaken with winds, yet the root is fast.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Alice Waters

People cooked with a certain integrity before fast food, 50 or 60 years ago. When the cheap food arrived, and we didn't have the education and deep cultural roots to hold on, we got swept away by fast, cheap and easy.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Mark Wahlberg

I always root for the bad guy and I don't think you have a great movie without a great villain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

John H. Makin

The Death of Money is an engrossing account of the massive stresses accumulating in the global financial system, especially since the 2008 financial crisis. Jim Rickards is a natural teacher. Any serious student of financial crises and their root causes needs to read this book.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Paul Westerberg

People like to see human error when it’s honest. When people see you swing and miss, they start to root for you.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen Covey

You can't change the fruit without changing the root.

By Anonym 15 Sep

George S. Patton

We must guard against becoming so engrossed in the specific nature of the roots and bark of the trees of knowledge as to miss the meaning and grandeur of the forest they compose.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Paul Weller

Even somebody like The Black Keys or Royal Blood, they all have this original roots base to what they do.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Black Elk

It may be that some little root of the sacred tree still lives. Nourish it then, that it may leaf and bloom and fill with singing birds.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Israelmore Ayivor

Every tree in the forest has a story to tell. Some of them were burnt but they endured the fire and got revived; some of them were cut, their barks injured, some people pick up their leaves to make medicines for their sicknesses, birds used their leaves to make their nests, etc. Upon all these, the tree is still tree!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Tanith Lee

Are not all loves secretly the same? A hundred flowers sprung from a single root.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ferdinand Marcos

No matter how strong and dedicated a leader may be, he must find root and strength amongst the people. He alone cannot save a nation. He may guide, he may set the tone, he may dedicate himself and risk his life, but only the people may save themselves.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Katee Sackhoff

People don't realize that I started in musical theater. That's where my roots are.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Van Morrison

I like to see people reaching back for the roots and for the reason why. Not intellectually, but just for the gut feeling of what it's all about.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Margaret Mead

It is typical, in America, that a person's hometown is not the place where he is living now but is the place he left behind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Marie Lu

My mother used to hope that I would rise up from my humble roots. Become someone sucessful, or even famous. I'm famous all right, but I don't think it's what she had in mind.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Stephen Covey

Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of the soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more than the total weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Dany Laferriere

...on n'est pas forcément du pays où l'on est né. Il y a des grains que le vent aime semer ailleurs.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Dalai Lama

Inner darkness, which we call ignorance, is the root of suffering. The more inner light that comes, the more darkness will diminish. This is the only way to achieve salvation or nirvana.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jones Very

The later rain,--it falls in anxious haste Upon the sun-dried fields and branches bare, Loosening with searching drops the rigid waste, As if it would each root's lost strength repair.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Plutarch

For man is a plant, not fixed in the earth, nor immovable, but heavenly, whose head, rising as it were from a root upwards, is turned towards heaven.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randy Jackson

I'm still true to my Southern roots.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Keorapetse Kgositsile

All cultural explorers. . . start off from specific roots which color their vision and define the allegiances of the work of art they produce.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stevie Ray Vaughan

To be honest with you, I'm not sure what a pop tune is. I'm sure if I hear it on the radio, I'd say that's pop or this or that. But, really, what I pay attention to the most is just music that moves me. It's all at least a root-type music instead of a formula.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Daniel Lee

Pchem is the root of all evil.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Oliver Sacks

Music originally had a social function. You were in church, in a concert hall, a marching band; you were dancing. I'm concerned that music could be too separated from its roots and just become a pleasure-giving experience, like a drug.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Steven Rose

Reductionist ideology not only hinders biologists from thinking adequately about the phenomena we wish to understand: it has two important social consequences: it serves to relocate social problems to the individual rather than exploring the societal roots and determinants of a phenomenon; and second, it diverts attention and funding from the social to the molecular.

By Anonym 14 Sep

George Noory

Ive been a radio and television news person since I was 19 years old. Im 57 years old now. But the advantage is that I have studied, investigated, and reported over those years on nearly every major story from wars and recessions to grass roots local issues.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Maren Elwood

The need of the human mind for contrast has its roots in the mind's age-old habit of looking for differences and likenesses. When the mind can find no differences and no likenesses, as is the case when monotony is present, it restlessly, then resentfully, and at last frantically seeks for contrast that it may again busy itself with observing differences and likenesses.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Vera Nazarian

Patriotism is a thing difficult to put into words. It is neither precisely an emotion nor an opinion, nor a mandate, but a state of mind -- a reflection of our own personal sense of worth, and respect for our roots. Love of country plays a part, but it's not merely love. Neither is it pride, although pride too is one of the ingredients. Patriotism is a commitment to what is best inside us all. And it's a recognition of that wondrous common essence in our greater surroundings -- our school, team, city, state, our immediate society -- often ultimately delineated by our ethnic roots and borders... but not always. Indeed, these border lines are so fluid... And we do not pay allegiance as much as we resonate with a shared spirit. We all feel an undeniable bond with the land where we were born. And yet, if we leave it for another, we grow to feel a similar bond, often of a more complex nature. Both are forms of patriotism -- the first, involuntary, by birth, the second by choice. Neither is less worthy than the other. But one is earned.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sarah Ruhl

Theatre is, at its roots, some very brave people mutually consenting to a make believe world, with nothing but language to rest on.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Khalil Gibran

You are good when you strive to give of yourself. Yet you are not evil when you seek gain for yourself. For when you strive for gain you are but a root that clings to the earth and sucks at her breast. Surely the fruit cannot say to the root, 'Be like me, ripe and full and ever giving of your abundance.' For to the fruit giving is a need as receiving is a need to the root.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Hannah More

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ramana Maharshi

The mind is only a bundle of thoughts. The thoughts have their root in the I-thought. Whoever investigates the True "I" enjoys the stillness of bliss.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ellen Kushner

Holly Black is the Real Thing: a gifted writer with a solid grounding in what matters. Her stories are dark and splendid blooms rising from roots sunk deep in myth and tradition.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Daisaku Ikeda

But I believe we must not allow feelings of defeat to take root in our hearts.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Barack Obama

I decided to become a community organizer ... Change won't come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Walter Payton

If you forget your roots, you've lost sight of everything

By Anonym 15 Sep

Harry Emerson Fosdick

We ask the leaf, "Are you complete in yourself?" And the leaf answers, "No, my life is in the branches." We ask the branch, and the branch answers, "No my life is in the root." We ask the root, and it answers, "No my life is in the trunk and the branches and the leaves. Keep the branches stripped of leaves, and I shall die," So it is with the great tree of being. Nothing is completely and merely individual.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Abraham Joshua Heschel

Self-respect is the root of discipline

By Anonym 13 Sep

George Shearing

I don't like freedom jazz - I think it's void of roots and void of foundation.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Beryl Markham

Roots of the weed sucked first life from the genesis of earth and hold the essence of it still. Always the weed returns; the cultured plant retreats before it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Haruki Murakami

Thanks to the long days of rain, the blades of grass glowed with a deep-green luster, and they gave off the smell of wildness unique to things that sink their roots into the earth.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kathryn Erskine

Ignore and ignorance share the same root.