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rooted

1.  Having roots
2.  Firmly implanted; fixed in the heart 
3.  To establish deeply

Synonyms:

anchored, attached, buried, deep, downreaching, entrenched, established, firm, fixed, grounded, immersed, lasting, permanent, stable, steady, settled, situated, unmoving

Etymology:

1350-1400; Middle English roted; late Old English rot, from Old Norse; akin to Old English wyrt wort "plant"

Quotes:

"I say to you friends, even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: - 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life." Joseph Conrad

"To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul." Simone Weil

"Those who are rooted in the depths that are eternal and unchangeable and who rely on unshakeable principles, face change full of courage, courage based on faith." Emily Greene Balch

Alfredo Cabrera

headshot1 "My dad has always told me that if I have passion for my work, then I will be rewarded."

 

12.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE I have been able to accomplish so much is because I have seen my dad’s determination not to give up

Mandy Foster

headshot “I feel that the reason I have been able to accomplish so much is because I have seen my dad's determination not to give up."

12.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE I have been able to accomplish so much is because I have seen my dad’s determination not to give up

Adan Gonzalez

Adan Gonzalez “I want to achieve my goals and be happy, most importantly, knowing that I made a difference in everything I do."

12.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE I have been able to accomplish so much is because I have seen my dad’s determination not to give up

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