Little moments make an hour.
Little thoughts a book,
Little seeds a tree or flower.
Water-drops a brook;
Little deeds of faith and love
Make a home for you above. [ Anonymous ]
Step by step lift bad to good,
Without halting, without rest.
Lifting Better up to Best;
Planting seeds of knowledge pure.
So nigh is grandeur to our dust,
So nigh is God to man.
When Duty whispers low, Thou must,
The youth replies, I can. [ Ralph Waldo Emerson ]
Contrivances of the time
For sowing broadcast the seeds of crime. [ Longfellow ]
Small are the seeds fate does unheeded sow
Of slight beginnings to important ends. [ Davenant ]
Go! wake the seeds of good, asleep throughout the world. [ Robert Browning ]
Nature has given us the seeds of knowledge, not knowledge itself. [ Seneca ]
The seeds of first instructions are dropped into the deepest furrows. [ Tupper ]
Angels boast ethereal vigor, and are formed from seeds of heavenly birth. [ Virgil ]
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant. [ Robert Louis Stevenson ]
The seeds of repentance are sown in youth by pleasure, but the harvest is reaped in age by pain. [ Colton ]
Scandals are like dandelion seeds - they are arrow-headed, and stick where they fall, and bring forth and multiply fourfold. [ Ouida ]
By cultivating the beautiful, we scatter the seeds of heavenly flowers; by doing good, we foster those already belonging to humanity. [ Howard ]
Good books are to the young mind what the wanning sun and the refreshing rain of spring are to the seeds which have lain dormant in the frosts of winter. [ H. Mann ]
We content ourselves to present to thinking minds the original seeds from whence spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, beautified, and enlarged. [ Chevalier Ramsay ]
Sow the seeds of life - humbleness, pure-heartedness, love; and in the long eternity which lies before the soul, every minutest grain will come up again with an increase of thirty, sixty, or a hundredfold. [ F. W. Robertson ]
We may scatter the seeds of courtesy and kindness around us at so little expense. Some of them will inevitably fall on good ground, and grow up into benevolence in the minds of others; and all of them will bear fruit of happiness in the bosom whence they spring. [ Bentham ]
Of all studies, the most delightful and the most useful is biography. The seeds of great events lie near the surface; historians delve too deep for them. No history was ever true. Lives I have read which, if they were not, had the appearance, the interest, and the utility of truth. [ Landor ]
Nature seems to delight in disappointing the assiduities of art, with which it would rear dulness to maturity, and to glory in the vigor and luxuriance of her chance productions. She scatters the seeds of genius to the winds, and though some may perish among the stony places of the world, and some may be choked by the thorns and brambles of early adversity, yet others will now and then strike root even in the clefts of the rock, struggle bravely up into sunshine, and spread over their sterile birthplace all the beauties of vegetation. [ Washington Irving ]