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A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
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
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
What we call wisdom is the result of all the wisdom of past ages. Our best institutions are like young trees growing upon the roots of the old trunks that have crumbled away.
Henry Ward Beecher
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
Frank A. Clark
Storms make trees take deeper roots.
A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.
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.
Now I'm an old Christmas tree, the roots of which have died. They just come along and while the little needles fall off me replace them with medallions.
Most of the problems a President has to face have their roots in the past.
Harry S. Truman
I'm not a fighter, but in my mind I'm fighting every day. 'What's new? What am I doing?' I'm fighting myself. My soul is samurai. My roots aren't samurai, but my soul is.
'Be faithful to your roots' is the liberal version of 'Stay in your ghetto.'
Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
Saint Teresa of Avila
A genuine man goes to the roots. To be a radical is no more than that: to go to the roots.
I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
I see America spreading disaster. I see America as a black curse upon the world. I see a long night settling in and that mushroom which has poisoned the world withering at the roots.
I think you can judge from somebody's actions a kind of a stability and sense of purpose perhaps created by strong religious roots. I mean, there's a certain patience, a certain discipline, I think, that religion helps you achieve.
George W. Bush
When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
I am not a Catholic; but I consider the Christian idea, which has its roots in Greek thought and in the course of the centuries has nourished all of our European civilization, as something that one cannot renounce without becoming degraded.
Earth was not built for six billion people all running around and being passionate about things. The world was built for about two million people foraging for roots and grubs.
The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure.
David Herbert Lawrence
Urdu can not die out because it has very strong roots in Persia. The language itself is not only just the language of the Muslims, but it's also the language of the Hindus.
I'm getting back to my old roots.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
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