200+ Roots Quotes and Never Forget Your Roots Sayings

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Are you looking for inspiring root quotes? We have rounded up some of the best roots quotes, sayings, proverbs (with images and pictures) from famous authors, writers, leaders, and more. The essential thing in life is to remember the essence of your existence.


Whether you are pursuing your dreams, and your life has taken a new direction, but you should always remember your roots and bonds which gave you the strength to be the person you are today.

These don’t forget your roots quotes will remind you never to forget the people, family, relationships, friends who helped you all along the way and were always there for you.

Inspirational Never Forget Your Roots Quotes

  1. “Storms make trees take deeper roots.” – Dolly Parton

  2. “Return to the root and you will find the meaning.”- Sengcan

  3. “Before you ask which way to go, remember where you’ve been.”

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

  5. “It is in the roots, not the branches, that a tree’s greatest strength lies.”

  6. “Never forget where you came from because when you do it a long road home.”

  7. “Always remember your roots. They are the foundation of your life and the wings of your future.”

  8. “Never forget where you came from, but never let that hold you back from where you want to go.”

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

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

  11. “Understanding your heritage, your roots, and your ancestry is an important part of carving out your future.”

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

  13. “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.”

  14. “Never forget who you are and where you came from. It’s an important part of you that you will find strength and peace from.”

  15. “Closing my eyes to connect to my roots. I sense the wisdom of my ancestors and my grandmother smiles.” ―The Gossamer Path

  16. “Never forget where you come from. Roots are what support us and make us stronger. They hold us up and without roots, we could not grow.”

  17. “They didn’t have the strength to stay rooted to the ground -I understand now that some roots are just too weak.” ― Emily Curtis, in the absence of the Sun

  18. “Be like a tree stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Enjoy your own natural beauty. Keep growing.”

  19. “I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.” ― Beryl Markham

  20. “Home’s where you go when you run out of homes.” ― John le Carré

  21. “Maybe your country is only a place you make up in your own mind. Something you dream about and sing about. Maybe it’s not a place on the map at all, but just a story full of people you meet and places you visit, full of books and films you’ve been to. I’m not afraid of being homesick and having no language to live in. I don’t have to be like anyone else. I’m walking on the wall and nobody can stop me.” ― Hugo Hamilton

  22. “You can’t hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree.” ― Malcolm X

  23. “Language is the only homeland.” ― Czesław Miłosz

  24. “The longing for Paradise is man’s longing not to be man.” ― Milan Kundera

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

  26. “Senses of humor define people, as factions, deeper rooted than religious or political opinions. When carrying out everyday tasks, opinions are rather easy to set aside, but those whom a person shares a sense of humor with are his closest friends. They are always there to make the biggest influence.” ― Criss Jami

  27. “Everything might scatter. You might be right. I suppose it’s something we can’t easily get away from. People need to feel they belong. To a nation, to a race. Otherwise, who knows what might happen? This civilisation of ours, perhaps it’ll just collapse. And everything scatter, as you put it.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro

  28. “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

  29. “Let’s not grow with our roots in the ground.” ― Criss Jami

  30. “A tree stands strong not by its fruits or branches, but by the depth of its roots.” ― Anthony Liccione

Positive Strong Roots Quotes

  1. “Strong roots produce beautiful leaves.”

  2. “A tree with strong roots laughs at storms.”

  3. “Water your roots, so your soul can blossom.”

  4. “Don’t forget your history, not your destiny.”

  5. “Remember the people who helped you from the start.”

  6. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.”

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

  8. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

  9. “The taller a tree the deeper its roots.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo

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

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

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

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

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

  15. “Maybe you are searching among the branches for what only appears in the roots.” – Rumi

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

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

  18. “Everything you see has its roots in the unseen world. The forces change yet the essence remains the same.”

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

  20. “Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.” – Victor Hugo

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

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

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

  24. “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.” – R.R. Token

  25. “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

  26. “A tree without roots is just a piece of wood.” ― Marco Pierre White

  27. “Trees endure the hot sun and rainstorms by sending their roots down deeper. The adversity they face is eventually the source of great stability. The harshness of the elements surrounding them causes them to seek another source of life. They will one day come to the place that even the greatest of windstorms cannot affect their ability to produce fruit.” ― John Bevere

  28. “Once the roots of love have grown deep and firm, the flowers will keep on blooming!” ― Avijeet Das

  29. “As long as we refuse to accept that our pride is the source of our unrest, we will continue to wither on the vine. “Humility, that low, sweet root / From which all heavenly virtues shoot.” —Thomas Moore” ― Hannah Anderson

  30. “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

Famous Roots and Wings Quotes and Sayings

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

  2. “The heart wants roots, yet the mind wants wings.”

  3. “There are two gifts we should give our children: one is roots the other is wings.”

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

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

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

  7. “It doesn’t matter how high you fly with the biggest wings you have, but remember that your soul is still trapped in the roots in the ground where you fell and you were so small and so empty.” ― Neymat Khan

  8. “If you do not earn what you say you deserve, it is because you have not watered your roots. If you win $1, that’s all you can get. The universe will only give you what you can carry, if you program your files (learned from childhood) you will work miracles.” ― Alan Maiccon

  9. “Ofcourse things change course, but in the end they circle back to the source.” ― Drishti Bablani

  10. “I am Forest Man!” ― Steven Magee

  11. “Dig deep & pull the roots of confidence from the ground of your being, standing firm in the raging storm until sunlight blossoms inside you.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

  12. “Habits, places and faces grew into you over time, like tree roots burrowing into stone work.” ― Frances Hardinge

  13. “Moments later, I was climbing nervously into the back of the car. The driver wore the archetypal expression of an antagonist. No words were exchanged beyond the brief lines uttered to this nameless stranger, whose inclinations remained unclear. The car sped along empty roads and traversed dingy alleyways. Music blared from its speakers. I did not remember exhaling throughout the entire journey.” ― Agnes Chew

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

  15. “A ministry gives us the opportunity to establish roots” ― Sunday Adelaja

  16. “Roots! You stay on the path to avoid the roots, Lilly!” ― Ellie Elisabeth

  17. “Everything about the house was rich, and dense, and rooted. It was everything I wasn’t. Even the air, with its distinct smell of oak wood and sage, spoke to its identify and its history. I couldn’t help but feel small here. Overwhelmed. Incompatible.” ― Bianca Scardoni

  18. “Never forget where it all began-never forget your roots” ― Charmaine J Forde

Family Roots Quotes (Love and Relationship)

  1. “Friendships with strong roots really last.”

  2. “Fearless love results like an old age tree with strong roots.”

  3. “The roots of a family tree begin with the love of two hearts.”

  4. “Distance doesn’t matter if the roots of your relationship are strong enough.”

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

  6. “Home is a notion that only nations of the homeless fully appreciate and only the uprooted comprehend.” ― Wallace Stegner

  7. “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

  8. “I love your roots, not the flower everybody sees!” ― Akilnathan Logeswaran

  9. “People aren’t trees, so it is false when they speak of roots.” ― Tom Robbins

  10. “He should have seen this coming, but he hadn’t. Of course she wouldn’t want to move back to Wynette after everything that had happened to her there. But what about his family, his friends, his roots, which stretched so deep into that rocky soil he’d become part of it?” ― Susan Elizabeth Phillips

  11. “These people came into the world and left it bound to their soil, proliferating on their own dung-hills with slow deliberation like the uncomplicated soul of trees which scatter their seed about their feet, with little conception of any larger world beyond the dun rocks among which they vegetated.” ― Émile Zola

  12. “Women should not feel obliged towards any men for eternity. They earned this privilege by gathering berries, digging roots, picking wild rice, and chewing the skin to make it soft for 999 thousand years, while the men were having fun in the open chasing deer and fighting among themselves.” ― Vinko Vrbanic

  13. “Give them the wings to fly and the roots to stay. Never put them in a golden cage, taking away their wings with their desire to fly and call it love.” ― Akshay Vasu

  14. “Strong roots can make you stand or stumble depending on your relation to them.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

  16. “A tree dies torn from its roots; a man begins to live.” ― Marty Rubin

  17. “I was becoming a tree rooted in the soil of tragedy, he said, and with every fresh reading I was watering the roots, sinking deeper, allowing my pain to grow stronger. “Plant your roots in fresh soil,” he told me. And so my words were shut away.” ― Michelle Moran

  18. “He touched the dangling branches, the spring bright leaves hiding baby green apples, a first glimpse at the harvest to come. Everything around him was new and fresh with so much growing left to do. Yet with all the new growth, the trees had aged bark, wrinkled and scarred where branches had been trimmed off. He could almost feel the roots winding deeper into the earth, stretching themselves ever farther while their crowns reached to the sun.” ― Amy E. Reichert

  19. “it is you who became yourself but those before you are a part of your fabric” ― Rupi Kaur

  20. “She tried to remember all the times she had spoken to him. She replayed every moment she could remember at the beach last week. Not once had she led him to believe that she liked him improperly. And yet, last night, he had appeared as if she had invited him. She had given herself so willingly, so lasciviously, that he must have thought she had desired him all along. Perhaps she had, or perhaps she had not realised how pleasurable intimacy could be.” ― Mahita Vas

  21. “Maybe Americans have found it easier to latch on to new traditions because we are uprooted people, and have few deep roots.” ― Pete Seeger

  22. “A wise person knows that he should not allow his roots to grow too deep in this world, for the deeper they grow here, the shallower they become in spirituality.” ― Charbel Tadros

  23. “Love people who hate you and their hatred won’t get grounds to gain roots.” ― Israelmore Ayivor

  24. “The people deny their past won’t have secure and strong future.” ― Ali Rezavand Zayeri

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