Growth itself contains the germ of happiness.
— Pearl Buck

Every germ of goodness will at last struggle into bloom and fruitage;...true success follows every right step.
Orison Swett Marden germs quote

The little dissatisfaction which every artist feels at the completion of a work forms the germ of a new work.
— Berthold Auerbach

Trouble has no necessary connection with discouragement. Discouragement has a germ of its own, as different from trouble as arthritis is different from a stiff joint.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald

Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
— germs quotation by Thomas Jefferson