Plant Families

Famous quotes containing the words plant and/or families:

    He who eats the fruit should at least plant the seed; ay, if possible, a better seed than that whose fruit he has enjoyed.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Many older wealthy families have learned to instill a sense of public service in their offspring. But newly affluent middle-class parents have not acquired this skill. We are using our children as symbols of leisure-class standing without building in safeguards against an overweening sense of entitlement—a sense of entitlement that may incline some young people more toward the good life than toward the hard work that, for most of us, makes the good life possible.
    David Elkind (20th century)