„The still sowe eats up all the draffe.“

—  John Heywood, Part I, chapter 10.
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English writer known for plays, poems and a collection of... 1497 - 1580
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„Believe me, all these plantations are sowed with good seed. But the Enemy from the Beginning also sows the red blight“

—  R. A. Lafferty American writer 1914 - 2002
Context: “The world is a garden,” the old man said. “It is a farm, a plantation, a sheep-ranch. In the garden are the cities also; they too are a great part of the planting. Believe me, all these plantations are sowed with good seed. But the Enemy from the Beginning also sows the red blight: these are the charlocks, the tares, called zizania in the Vulgate. Do not be fooled as to what it is and who sowed it. Do not be fooled in the factory or the arsenal, in the ship-yard or the shop; do not be fooled on the bleak farms or in the crowded city, in the club or in the workers’ hall or in the drawing room. The wrong thing that is sowed is the red weed, the red blight. And the Enemy has done this. "Or let us say that we have a green thing growing forever. Everything that is done is done by it. And on it we also have the red parasite crunching forever: and everything that is undone is undone by that. The parasite will present itself as a modern thing. It will call itself the Great Change. Less often, and warily, it will call itself the Great Renewal. But it can never be another thing than the Red Failure returned. It is a disease, it is a scarlet fever, a typhoid, a diphtheria; it is the Africa disease, it is the red leprosy, it is the crab-cancer. It is the death of the individual and of the corporate soul. And incidentally, but very often, it is also the death of the individual and of the corporate body. We are asked to swear fealty to the parasite disease which the enemy sowed from the beginning. I will not do it, and I hope that you will not." Ch. 5 : Muerte De Boscaje

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„Sow a thought, and you reap an act;
Sow an act, and you reap a habit;
Sow a habit, and you reap a character;
Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.“

—  Samuel Smiles, Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them
Saying published anonymously in The Dayspring, Vol. 10 (1881) by the Unitarian Sunday-School Society, and quoted in Life and Labor (1887) by Smiles; this is most often attributed to George Dana Boardman, at least as early as 1884, but also sometimes attributed to William Makepeace Thackeray as early as 1891, probably because in in Life and Labor Smiles adds a quote by Thackeray right after this one, to Charles Reade in 1903, and to William James as early as 1906, because it appears in his Principles of Psychology (1890).

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„Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.“

—  Charles Reade British writer 1814 - 1884
Possibly a misattribution, ascribed to Reade in Notes and Queries (9th Series) vol. 12, 17 October 1903. It appears (as an un-sourced quotation) in Life and Labor (1887) by Samuel Smiles and in the front of The Power of Womanhood by Ellice Hopkins (1899) gutenberg. org/files/13722/13722-h/13722-h. htm http://www.. Apparently a common saying in 19th century. It has been also attributed to an “old Chinese proverb”, Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), William Makepeace Thackeray (1811–1863), George Dana Boardman (1828-1903), Frances Elizabeth Caroline Willard (1839-1898), James Allen (1864-1912), Marcus Fabius Quintilianus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quintilian http://www.worldofquotes.com/author/Quintilian-(Marcus-Fabius-Quintilian)/1/index.html and William James. No original source has ever been isolated. Its structure strongly reflects that of a ""classical Chinese"" set of aphorisms; and it may have been deliberately constructed in that form, by a non-Chinese, to imply an oriental (and, perhaps, far wiser) origin. Finally, almost all of those who cite the complete piece: ::We sow a thought and reap an act; ::We sow an act and reap a habit; ::We sow a habit and reap a character; ::We sow a character and reap a destiny. state that, in their view, it was written to expand an embellish the notion that was expressed at Proverbs XXIII:7 (""For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he"").

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„Courtship is the time for sowing those seeds which will grow up ten years into domestic hatred.“

—  Clive Staples Lewis Christian apologist, novelist, and Medievalist 1898 - 1963
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„All work is as seed sown; it grows and spreads, and sows itself anew.“

—  Thomas Carlyle Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher 1795 - 1881

„I'll eat you up!“

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„Whoever sows good shall harvest happiness, and whoever sows evil shall harvest regret.“

—  Hasan al-Askari Eleventh of the Twelve Imams 846 - 874
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„5466. Weeds want no sowing.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

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„To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.“

—  Pearl S. Buck, To My Daughters, With Love
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„Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.“

—  Herb Caen American newspaper columnist 1916 - 1997
Byrne, Robert. The 2,548 Wittiest Things Anybody Ever Said, page 372. http://books.google.com/books?id=odz2rZirMAkC&pg=PT372 Simon and Schuster, 2012.

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„My ultimate dream is to sow seeds in the desert. To revegetate the deserts is to sow seed in people's hearts.“

—  Masanobu Fukuoka Japanese farmer and philosopher 1913 - 2008
The Road Back to Nature (1984; English translation 1987, p. 360).

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