Edward Everett Quotes

“Are you complete in yourself?” (The root) answers, “No, my life is in the trunk and the branches and the leaves. Keep the branches stripped of leaves and I shall die.” So it is with the great tree of being. Nothing is completely and merely individual.

Drop a grain of California gold into the ground, and there it will lie unchanged until the end of time;… drop a grain of our blessed gold (wheat) into the ground and lo! a mystery.