186+ Best Roots Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Root is the part of a plant that grows down into the earth to get water and food and holds the plant firm in the ground. Profoundly inspirational roots quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Roots Quotes

Strong roots produce beautiful leaves.

It is in the roots, not the branches, that a tree’s greatest strength lies. Matshona Dhliwayo

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

A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence. Denis Waitley

Water your roots, so your soul can blossom.

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle

Don’t forget your history, not your destiny.

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

If you know where you are from, it is harder for people to stop you where you are going. Matshona Dhliwayo

God judges a tree by its fruits and not by its roots. Paulo Coelho

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.

A tree torn from its roots dies, a man begins to live. Marty Rubin

When the roots are deep there is no reason to fear the wind.

Roots! You stay on the path to avoid the roots, Lilly! Ellie Elisabeth

No matter where life takes you, don’t forget where you come from.

Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Rabindranath Tagore

Never forget where you came from you may have to go back someday.

Roots are nice, but a tree can’t run. Andrew Vachss

Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.

Coincidence means only a connection that’s not seen. Roots meet underground. Charlotte Armstrong

To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.

The people deny their past won’t have a secure and strong future. Ali Rezavand Zayeri

Be so rooted in your being that nobody’s absence or presence can disturb your inner peace.

A bush with strong roots stands better than a tree with weak ones. Matshona Dhliwayo

Its because my roots are so strong that I can fly.

Roots are not in landscape or a country, or a people, they are inside you. Isabel Allende

I’m like a tree. My leaves might change color, but my roots are the same. Rose Namajunas

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

The heart wants roots, yet the mind wants wings.

I’ll never forget where I’m from, never forget my roots. It doesn’t matter where I live. I’m English, simple as that. David Beckham

If we surrendered to earth’s intelligence we could rise up rooted like trees. Rainer Maria Rilke

Wings to show you what you can become roots to remind you where you’re from.

Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year. Chad Sugg

The first notes I still play when I start a sound check are classical. Those are my roots. Andrew Bird

If we are the trees, words are our roots; and we grow as we write. Munia Khan

I don’t think, to be a traveler, you have to reject setting roots up. Mat Kearney

If you know where you are from, it will be harder for people to stop you where you are going. Matshona Dhliwayo

Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots. Rumi

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Storms make the oak grow deeper roots. George Herbert

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world. Paul Farmer

Loyalty to the true, core values and roots of democracy is what makes a true patriot, not loyalty to a symbol of the country. Cindy Sheehan

I’m not sure which matters more—where the seed comes from, or where it takes root and grows. Zetta Elliott

He who plants a tree plants hope. Lucy Larcom

We are going back to our roots by cultivating new unsigned talent who otherwise might go unnoticed. Tommy Hilfiger

Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb’s stuff. Alison Bechdel

If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him. John F. Kennedy

The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson

If a tree has strong roots, not even the strongest hands can pluck it from where it stands. Matshona Dhliwayo

Without its roots in reality, I don’t think escapism can survive. Rajkumar Hirani

Nobody roots for Goliath. Wilt Chamberlain

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light. Theodore Roethke

Strong Roots Quotes

God bless the roots! Body and soul are one. — Theodore Roethke

To have real success and roots in a society, there has to be a local champion, and hence we believe in identifying a local entrepreneur. Masayoshi Son

Of course things change course, but in the end, they circle back to the source. Drishti Bablani

Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness. Khalil Gibran

Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people. Alex Haley

I think it is important to maintain your personality, your roots, very important. Paz Vega

Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch the leaves turn. Elizabeth Lawrence

Sometimes your roots are dug so deep that even if you want to escape, it doesn’t let you. Amaranthine Poetry

I’m very proud of my roots, and I would never try not to be who I am. Rebecca Ferguson

Grow deep roots to harvest rich fruit! When your roots run deep, you cannot help but bear the fruit of the Spirit. Michael Beckwith

Roots to know where home is, wings to fly away and exercise what’s been taught them.

For a tree without a past is like a man without roots; and unless we stand in rich soil, our leaves will blow like blossom into the night. Richard Ayoade

Though a tree grows so high, the falling leaves return to the root. Malay proverb

He sprang from the grassroots of the country clubs of America. Alice Roosevelt Longworth

The goodness of the world grew like moss in cracks, she thought. It grew, somehow, with hidden roots, nourished by something unseen. K. J. Bishop

Finland is officially the world’s happiest country. It is also 75 percent forest. I believe these facts are related. Matt Haig

Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay. Dalai Lama

They didn’t have the strength to stay rooted to the ground -I understand now that some roots are just too weak. Emily Curtis

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama

Choices are at the root of every one of your results. Darren Hardy

I’ll always stand by my Gypsy roots, and I’ll always help out one of my own. Cher Lloyd

Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots. Frank A. Clark

So true is it that all sin is ultimately against the Lord; so bitter is the root of self. Alfred Edersheim

Ideas are the roots of creation. Ernest Dimnet

popular roots quotes

Ancient trees are precious. There is little else on Earth that plays host to such a rich community of life within a single living organism. Sir David Attenborough

A person does not grow from the ground like a vine or a tree, one is not part of a plot of land. Mankind has legs so it can wander. Roman Payne, ‘The Wanderess’

Deep Roots Quotes

Closing my eyes to connect to my roots. I sense the wisdom of my ancestors and my grandmother smiles.

A tree falls the way it leans. Bulgarian proverb

Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots. Victor Hugo

Though leaves are many, the root is one. William Butler Yeats

Focus on faith and grow your roots strong and deep so no one can make you believe in something that is not good for your soul. Molly Friedenfeld

Like branches on a tree we grow in different directions but our roots remain as one.

Once the roots of love have grown deep and firm, the flowers will keep on blooming! Avijeet Das

To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Civilization has its roots in the soil. Charles Kellogg

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther

You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. Malcolm X

Do not forget how you got where you are today. Use the experiences in your life to learn the lesson that will move you ahead.

Rebellion has its roots in the government’s indifference and incompetence. Mike Barnicle

For a tree to become tall it must grow tough roots among the rocks. Friedrich Nietzsche

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. Chinese Proverb

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers. James G. Watt

This submission to the threshold of a cross is at the very root of our following Jesus; it changes the game completely. Alan Hirsch

I’m getting back to my old roots. Tiger Woods

Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. Shira Tamir

The longing for Paradise is man’s longing not to be man. Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Sometimes it is impossible to know where you are headed without reflecting on where you came from.

All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. J. R. R. Tolkien

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

best roots quotes

At the root of many a woman’s failure to become a great cook lies her failure to develop a workmanlike regard for knives. — Robert Farrar Capon

I have deep comedic roots, and I want to be funny. — Khandi Alexander

Love is indeed, at root, the product of the firings of neurons and release of hormones. — Julian Baggini

Know Your Roots Quotes

Alone with myself, the trees bend to caress me The shade hugs my heart. Candy Polgar

I’m planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots. Andrea Koehle Jones

Everybody who’s anybody longs to be a tree. Rita Dove

Remembering where you have been can help you make a better decision.

Fortunate are the people whose roots are deep. Agnes Meyer Driscoll

Trees give peace to the souls of men. Nora Waln

Let’s not grow with our roots in the ground. Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

A small tree with strong roots will outlive a big tree with weak ones.

The fairest thing in nature, a flower, still has its roots in earth and manure. D. H. Lawrence

Return to the root and you will find the meaning. Sengcan

I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees. Akilnathan Logeswaran

I am a strong believer that as one moves toward the future, the strongest and clearest way to do it is if you have a good sense of your past. You cannot have a very tall tree without deep roots. Cesar Pelli

Between every two pine trees, there is a door leading to a new way of life. John Muir

Forgetting your roots will only lead you further from your sweet home.

Deep roots are not reached by the frost. J. R. R. Tolkien

A tree is our most intimate contact with nature. George Nakashima

A tree without roots is just a piece of wood. Marco Pierre White

Storms make trees take deeper roots. Dolly Parton

A plant needs roots in order to grow. With man, it is the other way around: only when he grows does he have roots and feels at home in the world. Eric Hoffer

I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins. Ryan Giggs

Ignorance, the root and the stem of every evil. Plato

top roots quotes

Fruits are always of the same nature with the seeds and roots from which they come, and trees are known by the fruits they bear: as a man begets a man, and a beast a beast, that society of men which constitutes a government upon the foundation of justice, virtue, and the common good, will always have men to promote those ends; and that which intends the advancement of one man’s desire and vanity, will abound in those that will foment them. — Algernon Sidney

Idealistic reformers are dangerous because their idealism has no roots in love, but is simply a hysterical and unbalanced rage for order amidst their own chaos. — William Irwin Thompson

I’ll always stand by my Gypsy roots, and I’ll always help out one of my own. — Cher Lloyd

As covetousness is the root of all evil, so poverty is the worst of all snares. — Daniel Defoe

Dear Chicago, when I wake up in the morning and see your skyline – the terra cotta of the Wrigley Building, the height of the Willis Tower, the shiny sides of my beloved Trump Tower – I know I’m home. I feel a certain energy walking between your spires, but recognize that what makes you special to me is that my roots are here. — Bill Rancic

I like every single actor or actress in the world, because we never know what the conditions are like when they are working. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt and root for them like a psychotic sports fan — Judd Nelson

Until women learn to want economic independence, and until they work out a way to get this independence without denying themselves the joys of love and motherhood, it seems to me feminism has no roots. — Crystal Eastman

You can have more than one home. You can carry your roots with you, and decide where they grow. — Henning Mankell

I was impressed by a program called New Roots, which helps women refugees from countries in conflict to start new lives in the U.S. by farming. They are trained in a four-year program, at the end of which New Roots helps them find their own land to farm and live on. — Rebecca Pidgeon

I love Cleveland, and I love going back home. That’s where my family is. That’s where my roots are. — Kym Whitley

Experience proves that in this life peace and satisfaction are had, not by the listless but by those who are fervent in God’s service. And rightly so. For in their effort to overcome themselves and to rid themselves of self-love, they rid themselves of the roots of all passion and unrest. — Saint Ignatius

Forbearance is the root of quietness and assurance forever. — Ieyasu Tokugawa

The creative process is not like a situation where you get struck by a single lightning bolt. You have ongoing discoveries, and theres ongoing creative revelations. Yes, its really helpful to be marching toward a specific destination, but, along the way, you must allow yourself room for your ideas to blossom, take root, and grow. — Carlton Cuse

I will use whatever position I have in order to root out hypocrisy. Democrats have strong moral values. Frankly, my moral values are offended by some of the things I hear on programs like Rush Limbaugh, and we don’t have to put up with that. — Howard Dean

My roots are more in he Beatles, Zeppelin, the whole 60’s side. — Pat Mastelotto

At root fame is a sham. I’m not going to live forever and if I am I certainly need don’t you to tell me that so that I will buy a car or a box of dried up crackers. — Nick Mancuso

We also have a tendency to root for the fugitive. We’re always on the side of the animal being chased. — Norman Jewison

I have to put down roots where I decide to stay. It wasn’t enough for me to be an expatriate Indian in Canada. If I can’t feel that I can make social, political and emotional commitments to a place, I have to find another place. — Bharati Mukherjee

Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. — Alveda King

Imagination is at the root of much that passes for love. — Gilbert Parker

Roots is not just a saga of my family. It is the symbolic saga of a people. — Alex Haley

Only a minority of science fiction dystopias attempt to plumb the real existential roots of oppression, the flaws in humanity’s nature that undermine our best attempts at organizing ourselves into social units. — Paul Di Filippo

When our forefathers put down roots in desolate places, the thing that allowed them to survive was that they had a faith to see them through the tough times. — Lee Greenwood

I think there’s been a major shift in grass roots media because of the Internet and because the geeks and nerds rule the world. They are in control in so many ways. — Erin Gray

Waters are distilled out of Herbs, Flowers, Fruits, and Roots. — Nicholas Culpeper

Such Roots as are soft, your best way is to dry in the Sun, or else hang them up in the Chimney corner upon a string; as for such as are hard you may dry them any where. — Nicholas Culpeper

I am proud of my black roots and of the black blood that runs in my veins. — Ryan Giggs

Vegetables, which are the lowest in the scale of living things, are fed by roots, which, implanted in the native soil, select by the action of a peculiar mechanism, different subjects, which serve to increase and to nourish them. — Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

The government are very keen on amassing statistics. They collect them, add them, raise them to the nth power, take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams. But you must never forget that every one of these figures comes in the first instance from the village watchman, who just puts down what he damn pleases. — Josiah Stamp

Hatred, intolerance, poor hygienic conditions and violence all have roots in illiteracy, so we’re trying to do something to help the poor and the needy. — Abdul Qadeer Khan

Washington’s answer to a self-inflicted financial crisis reminded Americans why they so deeply distrust the political class. The ‘fiscal cliff’ process was secretive and sloppy, and the nation’s so-called leadership lacked the political courage to address our root problems: joblessness and debt. — Ron Fournier

It’s the first time I have returned to my roots – like going back to be a trio. The fans really wanted me to go back on stage and do the Supremes music, so I went about trying to make it happen. We’ll go on tour in the summer. — Diana Ross

I think this is one of the greatest strengths of this school. Not only do the students go on to achieve great milestones in their own lives, they never forget their roots and the school that gave them the chance they needed to improve their lives and their families’ lives. — Michael N. Castle

Some people see life as many steps up and try to forget where they are coming from, you understand? A little step in life on a commercial or a material level is a good step, but a big step does not mean a strong step – you tend to lose your roots – and if you don’t be careful, you can fall. — Burning Spear

A new model is starting to take root and grow, one in which consumers have more choices, more tools, more information, and more power to guide these choices. I call this emerging model The Mesh. — Lisa Gansky

We must find out where the roots of terrorism lie. — Brent Scowcroft

I think the Flecktones are a mixture of acoustic and electronic music with a lot of roots in folk and bluegrass as well as funk and jazz. — Bela Fleck

After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness still to remain in the ground, to sprout and bear fruit in the future as it has borne fruit in the past? — Robert Dale Owen

Roots Quotes About Life

  • Storms make trees take deeper roots.
  • The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
  • A person without the knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.
  • Before you ask which way to go, remember where you’ve been.
  • God judges a tree by its fruits and not by its roots.
  • A small tree with strong roots will outlive a big tree with weak ones.
  • A tree torn from its roots dies, a man begins to live.
  • It is in the roots, not the branches, that a tree’s greatest strength lies.
  • Never forget where you came from because when you do it a long road home.
  • Trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
  • Always remember your roots. They are the foundation of your life and the wings of your future.
  • Coincidence means only a connection that’s not seen. Roots meet underground.
  • Sometimes it is impossible to know where you are headed without reflecting on where you came from.
  • The people deny their past won’t have a secure and strong future.
  • A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.
  • A bush with strong roots stands better than a tree with weak ones.
  • Understanding your heritage, your roots, and your ancestry is an important part of carving out your future.
  • Roots are not in landscape or a country, or a people, they are inside you.
  • Do not forget how you got where you are today. Use the experiences in your life to learn the lesson that will move you ahead.

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