The secret of good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown, to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.— Maria Montessori
Devotion Fertilizer quotations
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
I have used all the manure that has been thrown on me as fertilizer to make me stronger.
Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.
I fell in love with my country - its rivers, prairies, forests, mountains, cities and people. No one can take my love of country away from me! I felt then, as I do now, it's a rich, fertile, beautiful land, capable of satisfying all the needs of its people. It could be a paradise on earth if it belonged to the people, not to a small owning class.
The more we pour the big machines, the fuel, the pesticides, the herbicides, the fertilizer and chemicals into farming, the more we knock out the mechanism that made it all work in the first place.
Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas.
The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen.
I hold the most archaic values on earth .
.. the fertility of the soul, the magic of the animals, the power-vision in solitude.... the love and ecstasy of the dance, the common work of the tribe.
One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
Each new generation asks – What is the meaning of life? A more fertile way of putting the question would be – Why does man need a meaning to life?
I want my ashes either with some really good primo or as some fertilizer for plants.
The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coins of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
Even as the population doubled from three to six billion, we managed to race ahead with all kinds of technological and scientific events in agriculture - from using more fertilizers to mechanization to advanced plant breeding.
On the contrary, the most urgent problem today is how to limit and discourage the over-fertility of the mentally and physically defective.
To say that a man is made up of certain chemical elements is a satisfactory description only for those who intend to use him as a fertilizer.
The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.
Butterflies are but flowers that blew away one sunny day when Nature was feeling at her most inventive and fertile.
Innovation and best practices can be sown throughout an organization - but only when they fall on fertile ground.
A fertilizer bomb that kills hundreds in Oklahoma.
Fuel-laden civil jets that kill 4000 in New York. A sanctions policy that kills one and a half million in Iraq. A trade policy that immiserates continents. You can make a bomb out of anything. The ones on paper hurt the most.
School systems should base their curriculum not on the idea of separate subjects, but on the much more fertile idea of disciplines... which makes possible a fluid and dynamic curriculum that is interdisciplinary.
The fact is that writing, like any creative undertaking, carries with it both pain and great joy. The pain is often inherent in the most fertile subject matter; the joy lies in transforming that subject matter and thus moving through it in a way that helps us grow while we create something of value to others.
Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement, all success, all achievement in real life grows.
When you're feeling your worst, that's when you get to know yourself the best.
Impairment of fertility in both men and women because of hypothyroidism is firmly entrenched in medical literature...Miscarriage and fertility problems are a red flag for hypothyroidism.
A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future.
[When her daughter suggested the President refer in his conversation with foreign dignitaries about lawn care to 'fertilizer' instead of to 'manure':] But remember, it took me almost thirty years to get him to call it manure.
There is a steady check in an old civilisation upon the fertility of the abler classes: the improvident and unambitious are those who chiefly keep up the breed. So the race gradually deteriorates, becoming in each successive generation less fit for a high civilisation.
Nonjudgmentalism is not really nonjudgmental.
It is the judgment that . . . everything is the same, nothing is better. This is as barbaric and untruthful a doctrine as has yet emerged from the fertile mind of man.
Remind me that the most fertile lands were built by the fires of volcanoes.
It is a great thing to have a big brain, a fertile imagination, grand ideals, but the man with these, bereft of a good backbone, is sure to serve no useful end.
Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country, but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical crop to Illinois farmers.
Untilled soil, however fertile it may be, will bear thistles and thorns; so it is with man's mind.
Growing is a lifetime job, and we grow most when we're down in the valleys, where the fertilizer is.
Capitalist agricultural production prevents the return to the soil of its elements consumed by man in the form of food and clothing; it therefore violates the conditions necessary to lasting fertility of the soil. By this action it destroys at the same time the health of the town labourer and the intellectual life of the rural labourer.
This is a basic problem, to feed 6.6 billion people. Without fertilizer, forget it. The game is over.