The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists — I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney.
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
Traditions are our roots and a profile of who we are as individuals and who we are as a family. They are our roots, which give us stability and a sense of belonging — they ground us.
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
Consider a tree for a moment. As beautiful as trees are to look at, we don't see what goes on underground — as they grow roots. Trees must develop deep roots in order to grow strong and produce their beauty. But we don't see the roots. We just see and enjoy the beauty. In much the same way, what goes on inside of us is like the roots of a tree.
Roots — quotes and aphorisms
Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots.
There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.
The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.