Soil Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old soil quotes, soil sayings, and soil proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness. Dalai Lama
Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow. A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. Henry Ward Beecher
The soil of friendship is worn out with constant use. Habit may still attach us to each other, but we feel ourselves fettered by it. Old friends might be compared to old married people without the tie of children. William Hazlitt
The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Complicated feelings are fertile soil for creative ideas. Kelly Sue DeConnick
Affliction is the wholesome soil of virtue, where patience, honor, sweet humility, and calm fortitude, take root and strongly flourish. David Mallet
Silence is the necessary soil for any thought to flourish. Stephen Hough
The tillage of the soil occupies the vast majority of those who work for their own bread. Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Ignorance is the soil in which belief in miracles grows. Robert Green Ingersoll
To call war the soil of courage and virtue is like calling debauchery the soil of love. George Santayana
In the soil of ignorance, fear can easily be sown. Heather Brooke
Even the richest soil, if left uncultivated will produce the rankest weeds. Leonardo da Vinci
The soil of a man’s heart is stonier; a man grows what he can and tends it. Stephen King
The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life. Wendell Berry
Land, then, is not merely soil; it is a fountain of energy flowing through a circuit of soils, plants, and animals. Aldo Leopold
If the soil is destroyed, then our liberty of action and choice are gone ... W.C. Lowdermilk
Within the soil of a discouraging season can often be the seeds of incredible blessing, miracles and breakthrough! Brian Houston
For all things come from earth, and all things end by becoming earth. Xenophanes
We might say that the earth has the spirit of growth; that its flesh is the soil. Leonardo da Vinci
It is impossible to have a healthy and sound society without a proper respect for the soil. Peter Maurin
The soil is not a mass of dead debris, merely resulting from the physical and chemical weathering of rocks; it is a more or less homogeneous system which has resulted from the decomposition of plant and animal remains. It is teeming with life. Selman Waksman
The soil, it appears, is suited to the seed, for it has sent its radicle downward, and it may now send its shoot upward also with confidence. Why has man rooted himself thus firmly in the earth, but that he may rise in the same proportion into the heavens above? Henry David Thoreau
At bottom is the best soil to sow and grow something new again. In that sense, hitting bottom, while extremely painful, is also the sowing ground. Anonymous
Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane. John Milton
Our native soil draws all of us, by I know not what sweetness, and never allows us to forget. Ovid
Untilled soil, however fertile it may be, will bear thistles and thorns; so it is with man’s mind. Teresa of Avila
Your soul: pure glucose edged with hints Of tentative and half-soiled tints. Edith Sitwell
If the soil were as good as the harbors, it would be a blessing. Jacques Cartier
The soil of their native land is dear to all the hearts of mankind. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Soil is an almost magical substance, a living system that transforms the materials it encounters. George Monbiot