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75 Greatest Quotes About Roots


All depression has its roots in self-pity, and all self-pity is rooted in people taking themselves too seriously. Tom Robbins
By justification we are saved from the guilt of sin…by sanctification we are saved from the power and root of sin. John Wesley
We Communists are like seeds and the people are like the soil. Wherever we go, we must unite with the people, take root and blossom among them. Mao Zedong
The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves. Amelia Earhart
You can't change the fruit without changing the root. Stephen Covey
Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots also becomes a dead people. Malcolm X
Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. John Steinbeck
Cultivate the root; the leaves and branches will take care of themselves. Confucius
The tree that would grow to heaven must send its roots to hell. Friedrich Nietzsche
Love should be a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven. Bertrand Russell
You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself. Malcolm X
Let's start with the church. As you know, it's my background, it's a natural setting for me and it's definitely my roots. Aretha Franklin
The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings. If it has any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible."---Each New Day. Corrie Ten Boom
No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell. Carl Jung
We must not look at goblin men, We must not buy their fruits: Who knows upon what soil they fed Their hungry thirsty roots? Christina Rossetti
A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm, but the tree can't grow roots just as the storm appears on the horizon. Dalai Lama
We have a strange anxiety in us; that if we don't interfere then it won't happen. Now that's the root of an enormous amount of trouble. Alan Watts
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
Roots are not in landscape or a country, or a people, they are inside you. Isabel Allende
The roots below the earth claim no rewards for making the branches fruitful. Rabindranath Tagore
People in general want to build somebody up and then try to knock them down. They always root for the underdog. Wayne Gretzky
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hugo
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Amelia Earhart
I kept my culture. I kept the music of my roots. Through my music I became this voice and image of Africa and the people without even realising. Miriam Makeba
The root of all sin is the suspicion that God is not good. Oswald Chambers
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. Black Elk
The longing for Paradise is man's longing not to be man. Milan Kundera
If you forget your roots, you've lost sight of everything. Walter Payton
As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares. Daniel Defoe
I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues. Jimmy Page
Many of those who are driven to this life are desperately searching for those pockets of silence where we can root and grow. Mark Rothko
For this purpose was I born, let all virtuous people understand. I was born to advance righteousness, to emancipate the good, and to destroy all evil-doers root and branch. Guru Gobind Singh
A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots. Jose Marti
If you don't love the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into Heaven. Tommy Lasorda
As a kid I didn't root for the bad guys. Robert De Niro
It is a question of building which is at the root of the social unrest of today: architecture or revolution. Le Corbusier
To kill the grass you must also remove the root. Pol Pot
When your roots grow out and things go south, go back to the salon. Miranda Lambert
Good science fiction has its roots in good science. Dan Brown
Money Is The Root Of All Evil I Thought....But When Im Broke Is Usually When I Have The Evilest Thoughts. Fabolous
I'll never forget where I'm from, never forget my roots. It doesn't matter where I live. I'm English, simple as that. David Beckham
Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people. Alex Haley
What I am trying to translate to you is more mysterious, it is entwined in the very roots of being, in the implacable source of sensations. Paul Cezanne
At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure. Charles de Gaulle
My fondest hope is that 'Roots' may start black, white, brown, red, yellow people digging back for their own roots. Man, that would make me feel 90 feet tall. Alex Haley
Misunderstanding a culture's symbols is a common root of predujice. Dan Brown
It's funny; as I get older I'm reverting to my roots - I want to plant stuff. Melissa McCarthy