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Soil Quotes

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The roots of all goodness lie
in the soil of appreciation for goodness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Related topics: Inspirational Values Buddhist Gratitude

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil;
but it needs a little much of letters and phone calls
and small, silly presents every so often -
just to save it from drying out completely.
- Pam Brown

My music had roots which I'd dug up from my own childhood,
musical roots buried in the darkest soil.
- Ray Charles

 

People in cities may forget the soil for as long as a hundred years,
but Mother Nature's memory is long and she will not
let them forget indefinitely.
- Henry Cantwell Wallace

It is like the seed put in the soil -
the more one sows,
the greater the harvest.
- Orison Swett Marden

If you build up the soil with organic material,
the plants will do just fine.
- John Harrison

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Emancipation from the bondage of the soil
is no freedom for the tree.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our Jihad will remain on Palestinian soil that is wide and large.
- Ahmed Yassin

New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil,
a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it,
even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

Personal relationships are the fertile soil from which all advancement,
all success, all achievement in real life grows.
- Ben Stein

Europeans are familiar with terrorism and violence.
We have not experienced a true conflict on our soil in a hundred years,
and especially not one that involved 3,000 dead.
- Brent Scowcroft

Myths can't be translated as they did in their ancient soil.
We can only find our own meaning in our own time.
- Margaret Atwood

The island Mayo is generally barren,
being dry,
as I said; and the best of it is but a very indifferent soil.
- William Dampier

Iraq is not occupied, but there are foreign forces on its soil,
which is different.
- Jalal Talabani

The purpose of separation of church and state is to
keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife
that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries.
- James Madison

Strangely enough, they have a mind to till the soil,
and the love of possessions is a disease in them.
- Sitting Bull

There is no pleasing New Englanders,
my dear,
their soil is all rocks and their hearts are bloodless absolutes.
- John Updike

England and Greece are friends.
English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism,
and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots.
- Melina Mercouri

A soil, exhausted by the long culture of Pagan empires,
was to lie fallow for a still longer period.
- John Lothrop Motley

The Inhabitants of Carolina, thro' the Richness of the Soil,
live an easy and pleasant Life.
- John Lawson

The staple of our Australian colonies,
but more particularly of New South Wales,
the climate and the soil of which are peculiarly suited to its production,
- is fine wool.
- Charles Sturt

No American soldier should be allowed to set foot on Iranian soil,
regardless of the criticism we have of the Iranian government.
- Shirin Ebadi

I think plays, like books, are endemic.
They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about.
I think, you just can't move them about,
you know.
- Peter Shaffer

A people that has experienced all that the Germans have been through,
naturally offers fertile soil for the extremists.
- Gustav Stresemann

The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority
of those who work for their own bread.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

My father was a soil scientist with the Geological Survey.
- Jim Fowler

The white spruce forest along the banks is most inspiring,
magnificent here.
Down the terraced slopes and right to the water's edge
on the alluvial soil it stands in ranks.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

Stegosaurus was common only on well drained,
dry soil.
- Robert T. Bakker

But we wish to give the Jews a Homeland.
Not by dragging them ruthlessly out of their sustaining soil,
but rather by removing them carefully,
roots and all, to a better terrain.
- Theodor Herzl

For us Australians, Singapore also represents sacred soil.
Almost 2000 Australians died here in the defense of
your island country and our neighborhood.
- Michael Jeffery

Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil,
and let us see what we are made of.
- Charles Spurgeon

You have to stand guard over the development and maintenance of Islamic democracy,
Islamic social justice and the equality of manhood in your own native soil.
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah

The poison of skepticism becomes, like alcoholism,
tuberculosis, and some other diseases,
much more virulent in a hitherto virgin soil.
- Simone Weil

Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil,
however deeply sown, will make its way to the light.
- Ellis Peters

Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil,
and from it grows the tree of the arts.
- Ezra Pound

I am a nationalist...
my native soil is the theatre.
- Cyril Cusack

Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue,
where patience, honor, sweet humility,
and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish.
- David Mallet

I was a tried seaman when, for the first time,
I set foot upon the soil of my country,
and took up my residence where my people had lived
for over two hundred years.
- John Sergeant Wise

At the age of nineteen and a half, I went to the Land
of Israel to till its soil and live by the labour of my hands.
As I did not find work, I sought my livelihood elsewhere.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

Unfortunately, the current format for this lottery
program are subject to fraud and abuse and leave our
nation exposed to those who may seek to do harm on American soil.
- William L. Jenkins

Consequently the student who is devoid of talent will
derive no more profit from this work than barren soil
from a treatise on agriculture.
- Quintilian

Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses.
- Virgil

What we plant in the soil of contemplation,
we shall reap in the harvest of action.
- Meister Eckhart

The Lord grant we may all be tillers of the soil.
- Nikolai Gogol

Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

Slavery is a weed that grows on every soil.
- Edmund Burke

As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown,
so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers
of humanity have developed and bloomed.
- James Allen

You will die but the carbon will not;
its career does not end with you.
It will return to the soil, and there a plant may take it up again in time,
sending it once more on a cycle of plant and animal life.
- Jacob Bronowski

This homage has been rendered not to me -
for the Polish soil is fertile and does not lack better writers than me -
but to the Polish achievement,
the Polish genius.
- Henryk Sienkiewicz

I kiss the soil as if I placed a kiss on the hands of a mother,
for the homeland is our earthly mother.
I consider it my duty to be with my compatriots in
this sublime and difficult moment.
- Pope John Paul II

Mr. Speaker, we are a blessed Nation.
We have not suffered another attack on our soil since September 11,
and we are grateful.
We have killed or captured dozens of members of al Qaeda and the Taliban.
Our military and intelligence forces are working both hard and smart.
- Marsha Blackburn

But the truth of the matter is, we're an open society,
we want to remain an open society, and there will continue to be vulnerability.
That's why we have to meet the threats when they are
not yet taking place on our territory and on our soil.
- Condoleezza Rice

For humanism also appeals to man as man.
It seeks to liberate the universal qualities of human
nature from the narrow limitations of blood and soil
and class and to create a common language and a common
culture in which men can realize their common humanity.
- Christopher Dawson

All over the land are vast and handsome pastures,
with good grass for cattle, and it strikes me the soil
would be very fertile were the country inhabited and
improved by reasonable people.
- Alvar N. C. de Vaca

We are taking steps to fight the production of meth
on our own soil through limiting access to precursor ingredients,
supporting educational efforts and providing necessary
resources to law enforcement.
- Greg Walden

The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying
free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country.
It is recognized from near and afar,
and many lives have been lost defending it.
- Jeff Miller

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world
looks at the Palestinian question,
and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil,
as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories.
These are the bases on which peace will be built.
- King Hussein I

If you allow one single germ, one single seed of slavery
to remain in the soil of America...
that germ will spring up, that noxious weed will thrive,
and again stifle the growth, wither the leaves,
blast the flowers and poison the fair fruits of freedom.
- Ernestine L. Rose

The most superficial student of Roman history must
be struck by the extraordinary degree in which the
fortunes of the republic were affected by the presence of foreigners,
under different names, on her soil.
- Henry James Sumner Maine

Subsequently, the Japanese people experienced a variety
of vicissitudes and were involved in international disputes,
eventually, for the first time in their history,
experiencing the horrors of modern warfare on their
own soil during World War II.
- Eisaku Sato

Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology,
and the combining together of various processes into a social whole,
only by sapping the original sources of all wealth -
the soil and the labourer.
- Karl Marx

Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to
eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been
loosened or fertilized by education;
they grow firm there,
firm as weeds among stones.
- Charlotte Bronte

There's some new evidence that has just come out about
the CIA planning terrorist attacks on U.S.
soil in the '60s and how they were going to set up
Castro for it in order to get America behind a war in Cuba.
- Aaron McGruder

Standing on soil feels so much different than standing on city pavement;
it lets you look inward and reflect and see who you really are,
while you see a beautiful, unspoiled land as far as the eye can see.
It allows your inner life to grow.
- Ricardo Montalban

In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography,
soil profile and distinctive weather patterns,
is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.
- Peter Garrett

The art music of the West has developed through out
its history by means of individual geniuses,
and out of the soil supporting them;
non-Western musicians were born,
and grew like the grasses of the field.
- Toru Takemitsu

Isn't it the moment of most profound doubt that gives
birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the
very soil that nourishes human hope;
perhaps one could never find sense in life without
first experiencing its absurdity.
- Vaclav Havel

I elect to stay on the soil of which I was born and
on the plot of ground which I have fairly bought and honestly paid for.
Don't advise me to leave, and don't add insult to injury
by telling me it's for my own good;
of that I am to be the judge.
- Robert Purvis

At an unprecedented time with the worst attack ever on our soil,
our President displayed extraordinary determination,
leadership and resolve when history was thrust upon
him and the United States.
- Olympia Snowe


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