quote by Marcus Garvey

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

— Marcus Garvey

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Tree root quote Storms make trees take deeper roots.
Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Let us not be surprised when we have to face difficulties.

When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger, Let it be so with us. Let us not be weaklings, yielding to every wind that blows, but strong in spirit to resist.

A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.

Tree root quote Storms make trees take deeper roots
Storms make trees take deeper roots

A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.

Military action without politics is like a tree without a root.


Storms make trees take deeper roots.

Tree root quote If you don't like where you are, change it. You're not a tree.
If you don't like where you are, change it. You're not a tree.

Just as a tree without roots is dead, a people without history or cultural roots also becomes a dead people.

Whatever you keep hidden in your heart, God manifests in you outwardly.

Whatever the root of the tree feeds on in secret, affects the bough and the leaf.

If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees.

Look at a tree, a flower, a plant. Let your awareness rest upon it. How still they are, how deeply rooted in Being. Allow nature to teach you stillness.


Look after the root of the tree, and the fragrant flower and luscious fruits will grow by themselves. Look after the health of the body, and the fragrance of the mind and richness of the spirit will follow.

The longer you delay, the more your sin gets strength and rooting.

If you cannot bend a twig, how will you be able to bend it when it is a tree?

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

If you desire the path of sincerity, develop a love for obscurity.

Flee from the clatter and clinks of fame. Be like the roots of a tree; it keeps the tree upright and gives it life, but it itself is hidden underneath the earth and eyes cannot see it.

No tree becomes rooted and sturdy unless many a wind assails it.

For by its very tossing it tightens its grip and plants its roots more securely; the fragile trees are those that have grown in a sunny valley.


The vulnerability of precious things is beautiful because vulnerability is a mark of existence. The destruction of Troy. The fall of the petals from fruit trees in blossom. To know that what is most precious is not rooted in existence - that is beautiful.

Love is like a tree, it grows of its own accord, it puts down deep roots into our whole being.

Love should be a tree whose roots are deep in the earth, but whose branches extend into heaven.

Land is a nation's basis for existence.

The nation has its roots like those of a tree deep in the country's soil whence it derives its nourishment and life. There is no people that can live without land, as there is no tree which can live hanging in air.

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.


A tree with strong roots can withstand the most violent storm, but the tree can't grow roots just as the storm appears on the horizon.

A tree is a self: it is 'unseen shaping' more than it is leaves or bark, roots or cellulose or fruit ... What this means is that we must address trees as we must address all things, confronting them in the awareness that we are in the presence of numinous mystery.

Study the teachings of the pine tree, the bamboo, and the plum blossom.

The pine is evergreen, firmly rooted, and venerable. The bamboo is strong, resilient, unbreakable. The plum blossom is hardy, fragrant, and elegant.

The tree on the mountain takes whatever the weather brings.

If it has any choice at all, it is in putting down roots as deeply as possible."---Each New Day

Look upon yourself as a tree planted beside the water, which bears its fruit in due season; the more it is shaken by the wind, the deeper it strikes its roots into the ground.


Imagination is a tree. It has the integrative virtues of a tree. It is root and boughs. It lives between earth and sky. It lives in the earth and the wind. The imagined tree imperceptibly becomes a cosmological tree, the tree which epitomises a universe, which makes a universe.

No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.

No kind action ever stops with itself.

One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.

Liturgy is like a strong tree whose beauty is derived from the continuous renewal of its leaves, but whose strength comes from the old trunk, with solid roots in the ground.


Wherever the tree of beneficence takes root, it sends forth branches beyond the sky!

Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.

I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away like a tree that sows seed every spring and never counts the loss, because it is not loss, it is adding to future life. It is the tree's way of being. Strongly rooted perhaps, but spilling out its treasure on the wind.

I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do.

You spoke about things they couldn't see and so they laughed.

Yet to row up the dark river against the current, to take the unknown road blindly, stubbornly, and to search for words rooted like the knotted olive tree- let them laugh. And to yearn for the other world to inhabit today's suffocating loneliness, this ravaged present- let them be.

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