Roots Proverbs

Sayings about Roots

Idleness is ever the root of indecision.~ Latin Proverbs

The love of evil is the root of all money. ~ American Proverbs

He who always eats the roots of a plant is capable of any thing. ~ Chinese Proverb

Money is the root of all evil. ~ English Proverbs

To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.~ Chinese Proverb

Even thinking about sexual pleasure has its roots in greed. ~ Japanese Proverbs

Though a tree grows ever so high, the falling leaves return to its roots. ~ Malawian Proverbs

Happiness has its roots — sorrow has its womb. ~ Chinese Proverb

The tallest tree is rooted in the ground.~ Traditional Proverb

Quotations about Roots

No American worth his salt should go around looking for a root. I advance this in all modesty, as a not unreasonable opinion. ~ Wyndham Lewis

Selfishness is the root and source of all natural and moral evils. ~ Nathaniel Emmons

Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it. ~ Olive Schreiner

When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word “succeed,” you find that it simply means to follow through. ~ F. W. Nichol

It is well worth the efforts of a lifetime to have attained knowledge which justifies an attack on the root of all evil … which asserts that because forms of evil have always existed in society, therefore they must always exist. ~ Elizabeth Blackwell

Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.~ James Freeman Clarke

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor. ~ Robertson Davies

Pain is the root of knowledge.~ Simone Weil

We must take root; send out some little fibre at least, even every winter day. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Love of the right use of money is the root of much good.~ Author Unknown

True glory takes root, and even spreads; all false pretences, like flowers, fall to the ground; nor can any counterfeit last long. ~ Marcus T. Cicero

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

Poverty is not the root cause of crime.~ Rush Limbaugh

Radical simply means “grasping things at the root.” ~ Angela Y. Davis

The people always have some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness. This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.~ Plato

The person who said money is the root of all evil just flat out didn’t have any.~ Stuart Wilde

Boredom is the root of all evil — the despairing refusal to be oneself.~ Soren Kierkegaard

Money is the root of all excellence.~ Louis E. Bejarano

Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. ~ Abraham J. Heschel

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

Man tends to root for the underdog, because he fears that he will find himself in that same position far too often.~ Michael S. Rosenberg

The history, the root, the strength of my father is the strength we now rest on.~ Carolyn M. Rodgers

Prudent, cautious self-control is wisdom’s root. ~ Robert Burns

Christianity is the root of all democracy, the highest fact in the rights of men.~ Novalis

To talk about doing good all day is not equal to doing one act of charity. If you do good and want people to know about it, then the good done becomes the root of evil. ~ T. C. Lai

Return to the root and you will find the meaning. ~ Author Unknown

Whatever evil befalls us, we ought to ask ourselves… how we can turn it into good. So shall we take occasion, from one bitter root, to raise perhaps many flowers. ~ Leigh Hunt

Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth. ~ George Washington

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.~ Abraham J. Heschel

Philanthropy proves that though money is the root of all evil, it is also the route of much good. ~ Author Unknown

What better way is there to make men love one another than to make men understand one another? True charity comes only with clarity — just as “mercy” is but justice that understands. Surely the root of all evil is the inability to see clearly that which is.~ William J. Durant

I think it’s bad to talk about one’s present work, for it spoils something at the root of the creative act. It discharges the tension.~ Norman Mailer

There are thousands hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.~ Henry David Thoreau

There seemed to be endless obstacles — it seemed that the root cause of them all was fear. ~ Joanna Field

In times of storm, the shallowness of the root structure is revealed.~ Author Unknown

To those who despair of everything, reason cannot provide a faith but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred.~ Albert Camus

Money is the fruit of evil, as often as the root of it.~ Henry Fielding

Familiarity is the root of the closest friendships, as well as the interests hatreds. ~ Antoine Rivarol

Remorse is virtue’s root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness. ~ William C. Bryant

The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering. ~ Ram Dass

Prayer is an all-efficient panoply, a treasure undiminished, a mine which is never exhausted, a sky unobscured by clouds, a heaven unruffled by the storm. It is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessings.~ St. John Chrysostom

I went to the root of things, and found nothing but Him alone.~ Mira Bai

Roots Proverbs

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