“As in the rankest soil the most beautiful flowers are grown, so in the dark soil of poverty the choicest flowers of humanity have developed and bloomed.”
“The richest soil, if cultivated, produces the rankest weeds”
“The richest genius, like the most fertile soil, when uncultivated, shoots up into the rankest weeds”
“The rankest compound of villainous smell that ever offended nostril.”
“Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of; they just turn up some of the ill weeds on to the surface.”
Charles H. Spurgeon
“Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day”
Simone de Beauvoir
“Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.'”
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