The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.— James Allen
Surprising Acorn quotations
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
You know, when you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year. I get more excited by that than anything else.
Nothing can match the treasure of common memories, of trials endured together, of quarrels and reconciliations and generous emotions. It is idle, having planted an acorn in the morning, to expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of the oak.
There is nothing more lovely in life than the union of two people whose love for one another has grown through the years, from the small acorn of passion, into a great rooted tree
An optimist is a man who plants two acorns and buys a hammock.
Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it.
Every noble achievement is a dream before it is a reality just as the oak is an acorn before it is a tree.
I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame enough Americans to be ever vigilant not to let a Chicago communist raised communist educated communist nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America.
That’s us,” he said. “Those five nuts right there.” Which one is me?” I asked. The little deformed one,” Zoe suggested. Oh, shut up.
It takes time for an acorn to turn into an oak, but the oak is already implied in the acorn.
An infinity of forest lies dormant within the dreams on one acorn.
Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs. Our faith gives us knowledge of something better: that we can become oak trees.
The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.
You cannot plant an acorn in the morning, and expect that afternoon to sit in the shade of an oak.
The boughs of the oak are roaring inside the acorn.
After all, what is every man? A horde of ghosts - like a Chinese nest of boxes - oaks that were acorns that were oaks. Death lies behind us, not in front - in our ancestors, back and back until.
Only something as insane as human beings would ever asked themselves if 'I'm good.' You don't find oak trees having existential crisis. 'I feel so rotten about myself. I don't produce as much acorns as the one next to me.'
Just as the acorn contains the mighty oak tree, the Self has everything it needs to fulfill its destiny. When the inner conditions are right, it naturally emerges.
Oak trees come out of acorns, no matter how unlikely that seems.
An acorn is just a tree's way back into the ground. For another try. Another trip through. One life for another.
The real truth is that the Obama administration is professional at bullying, as we have witnessed with ACORN at work during the presidential campaign. It seems to me they are sending down their bullies to create fist fights among average American citizens who don't want a government-run health care plan forced upon them.
The tallest oak tree once was an acorn that any pig could have swallowed.
Acorns were good until bread was found.
I trust and believe that this College, this seed that we have sown, will grow to shelter and nurture generations who may add most notably to the strength and happiness of our people, and to the knowledge and peaceful progress of the world. 'The mighty oak from an acorn towers; A tiny seed can fill a field with flowers.'
People attain worth and dignity by the multitude of decisions they make from day to day.
Without courage you cannot practice any of the other virtues.
Sometimes big trees grow out of acorns - I think I heard that from a squirrel.
When the oak is felled the whole forest echoes with it fall, but a hundred acorns are sown in silence by an unnoticed breeze.
Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and again.
I get hoes like acorns falling out of trees.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
The mind has grown to its present state of consciousness as an acorn grows into an oak, or as saurians developed into mammals.
Acorns are planted silently by some unnoticed breeze.
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
As Collingwood never saw a vacant place in his estate but he took an acorn out of his pocket and planted it, so deal with your compliments through life. An acorn costs nothing, but it may spread into a prodigious timber.
Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground, and it explodes into an oak! Bury a sheep, and nothing happens but decay.