65 Sap Quotes On Success In Life

These Sap quotes will inspire you. Sap gradually weakens or destroys (a person’s strength or power) or the fluid, chiefly water with dissolved sugars and mineral salts, that circulates in the vascular system of a plant.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Sap quotes, Sap sayings, and Sap proverbs.

Best Sap Quotes

  1. “Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.” ~ Leo Buscaglia
  2. “Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation… even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  3. “I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  4. “General principles… are to the facts as the root and sap of a tree to its leaves.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  5. “I don’t have to look up my family tree, because I know that I’m the sap.” ~ Fred Allen
  6. “Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us; there have been many circulation of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud.” ~ George Eliot
  7. “The main stem was then in most cases twisted in a zigzag form, which process checked the flow of the sap, and at the same time encouraged the production of side branches at those parts of the stem where they were most desired.” ~ Robert Fortune
  8. “We all know that any thing which retards in any way the free circulation of the sap, also prevents to a certain extent the formation of wood and leaves.” ~ Robert Fortune

  9. “Each is under the most sacred obligation not to squander the material committed to him, not to sap his strength in folly and vice, and to see at the least that he delivers a product worthy the labor and cost which have been expended on him.” ~ Anna Julia Cooper
  10. “As every divided kingdom falls, so every mind divided between many studies confounds and saps itself.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  11. “What sort of sap doesn’t know by now that picture-perfect beauty is all done with smoke and mirrors anyway?” ~ Julie Burchill
  12. “SAP is becoming the standard for business software. Oracle is in a state of chaos.” ~ Bill Vaughan

  13. “Ring out the grief that saps the mind, for those that were here we see no more.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  14. “Without you, without your onslaughts, without your uprootings of us, we should remain all our lives inert, stagnant, puerile, ignorant both of ourselves and of God. You who batter us and then dress our wounds, you who resist us and yield to us, you who wreck and build, you who shackle and liberate, the sap of our souls, the hand of God, the flesh of Christ: it is you, matter, that I bless.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  15. “I am a woodlander, I have sap in my veins.” ~ Roger Deakin

  16. “From the root, the sap rises up into the artist, flows through him, flows to his eye. Overwhelmed and activated by the force of the current, he conveys his vision into his work. And yet, standing at his appointed place as the trunk of the tree, he does nothing other than gather and pass on what rises from the depths. He neither serves nor commands he transmits. His position is humble. And the beauty at the crown is not his own; it has merely passed through him.” ~ Paul Klee
  17. “We can all make powerful choices. We can all take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcomes. It’s within our ability to cause everything to change. Rather than letting past hurtful experiences sap our energy and sabotage our success, we can use them to fuel positive, constructive change.” ~ Darren Hardy
  18. “So there you have it: Nature is a rotten mess. But that’s only the beginning. If you take your eyes off it for one second, it will kill you. Thorns, insects, fungus, worms, birds, reptiles, wild animals, raging rivers, bottomless ravines, dry deserts, snow, quicksand, tumbleweeds, sap, and mud. Rot, poison and death. That’s Nature.It’s a wonder you even step outside of your cabin, I said.My bravery exceeds my good sense, he said.” ~ Lee Goldberg
  19. “The plague of pornography is swirling about us as never before. Pornography brings a vicious wake of immorality, broken homes, and broken lives. Pornography will sap spiritual strength to endure. Pornography is much like quicksand. You can become so easily trapped and overcome as soon as you step into it that you do not realize the severe danger. Most likely you will need assistance to get out of the quicksand of pornography. But how much better it is never to step into it. I plead with you to be careful and cautious.” ~ Joseph B. Wirthlin
  20. “Every hour you spend on your rear end … saps your energy and ruins your health.” ~ Tom Rath

  21. “A tree is made to live in peace in the color of day and in friendship with the sun, the wind and the rain. Its roots plunge in thefat fermentation of the soil, sucking in its elemental humors, its fortifying juices. Trees always seem lost in a great tranquil dream. The dark rising sap makes them groan in the warm afternoons. A tree is a living being that knows the course of the clouds and presses the storms because it is full of birds’ nests.” ~ Jacques Roumain
  22. “All Nature’s wildness tells the same story: the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort, each and all, are the orderly, beauty-making love-beats of Nature’s heart.” ~ John Muir
  23. “It is daffodil time, so the robins all cry, For the sun’s a big daffodil up in the sky, And when down the midnight the owl call to-whoo! Why, then the round moon is a daffodil too; Now sheer to the bough-tops the sap starts to climb, So, merry my masters, it’s daffodil time.” ~ Clinton Scollard
  24. “The fascination of what’s difficult Has dried the sap out of my veins, and rent Spontaneous joy and natural content Out of my heart.” ~ William Butler Yeats

  25. “The more a church flourishes, the more, I believe, do hypocrites get in, just as you see many a noxious creeping thing come and get in a garden after a shower of rain. The very things that make glad the flowers bring out these noxious things. And so hypocrites get in and steal much of the church’s sap away.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  26. “Without the Spirit of God we can do nothing. We are as ships without wind or chariots without steeds. Like branches without sap, we are withered. Like coals without fire, we are useless. As an offering without the sacrificial flame, we are unaccepted.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  27. “The tree doesn’t die, nor do I when you cut off a branch or a finger, we both heal so we don’t lose all the sap or blood. That to me is total shock. Also that water defies the laws of physics by becoming less dense when frozen. Life really is a miracle and all the things that are been built into us through it.” ~ Bernie Siegel
  28. “There is nothing that saps one’s confidence as the knowing how to do a thing” ~ Mark Twain

  29. “Living day in and day out with guilt over sin that has not been properly confessed and forsaken expends a certain amount of emotional energy; it saps your emotional strength and causes you to become emotionally exhausted (i.e., depressed).” ~ Lou Priolo
  30. “Sap which mounts, and flowers which thrust,
    Your childhood is a bower:
    Let my fingers wander in the moss
    Where glows the rosebud
    Let me among the clean grasses
    Drink the drops of dew
    Which sprinkle the tender flower” ~ Paul Verlaine
  31. “Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty; power is ever stealing from the many to the few. The manna of popular liberty must be gathered each day or it is rotten. The living sap of today outgrows the dead rind of yesterday. The hand entrusted with power becomes, either form human depravity or esprit de corps, the necessary enemy of the people. Only by continued oversight can the democrat in office be prevented from hardening into a despot; only by unintermitted agitation can a people be sufficiently awake to principle not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity.” ~ Wendell Phillips
  32. “I’m a sap, I’ll cry at anything. But I don’t cry when I feel manipulated, or when there’s a music cue telling me to.” ~ John Krasinski

  33. “No, we don’t accomplish our love in a single year as the flowers do; an immemorial sap flows up through our arms when we love. Dear girl, this: that we loved, inside us, not One who would someday appear, but seething multitudes; not just a single child, but also the fathers lying in our depths like fallen mountains; also the dried-up riverbeds of ancient mothers-;also the whole soundless landscape under the clouded or clear sky of its destiny -; all this, my dear, preceded you.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  34. “I’m a very smart guy. I haven’t a feeling or a scruple in the world. All I have the itch for is money. I am so money greedy that for twenty-five bucks a day and expenses, mostly gasoline and whisky, I do my thinking myself, what there is of it; I risk my whole future, the hatred of the cops . . . I dodge bullets and eat saps, and say thank you very much, if you have any more trouble, I hope you’ll think of me, I’ll just leave one of my cards in case anything comes up.” ~ Raymond Chandler
  35. “Many Christians and Christian leaders have been neutralized by the love of money and materialism. The homage paid to affluence becomes a burden that saps our energy as well as our love for God and other people…Like Jesus and Paul, we can learn to be content with what we have, living modestly in order that we may give liberally to the work of the kingdom and to meet the needs of others.” ~ John Wimber
  36. “Trees do not force their sap, nor does the flower push its bloom.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

  37. “Love is faith’s flower, hope is its stem. Grace comes into us by faith, like water through the roots of a tree. It rises in us by hope, like sap rising through the trunk of a tree. And it matures in us by [love] as fruit matures on a tree’s branches, fruit for the neighbor’s eating.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  38. “With the ripening of the fruits in Autumn the leaves begin to wither and the trees, taking up their sap from the earth through the roots, recover themselves and are restored to their former solid texture. But the strong air of winter compresses and solidifies them.” ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
  39. “In felling a tree we should cut into the trunk of it to the very heart, and then leave it standing so that the sap may drain out drop by drop throughout the whole of it… Then and not till then, the tree being drained dry and the sap no longer dripping, let it be felled and it will be in the highest state of usefulness.” ~ Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
  40. “Like an odorless gas, [inequality] pervades every corner of the United States and saps the strength of the country’s democracy. But it seems impossible to find the source and shut it off.” ~ George Packer

  41. “Let us not go hurrying about and collecting honey, bee-like buzzing here and there for a knowledge of what is not to be arrived at, but let us open our leaves like a flower, and be passive and receptive, budding patiently under the eye of Apollo, and taking hints from every noble insect that favours us with a visit – sap will be given us for meat and dew for drink.” ~ John Keats
  42. “You know all my life I’ve hated funerals. The fuss and bother never brings anybody back. It just spoils remembering them as they really are. And when I see people actually facing it that way, I have to act like a sap.” ~ Jules Furthman
  43. “Inequality saps the will to conceive of ambitious solutions to large collective problems, because those problems no longer seem very collective.” ~ George Packer
  44. “The conservatism of a religion – it’s orthodoxy – is the inert coagulum of a once highly reactive sap.” ~ Eric Hoffer

  45. “The point of the dragonfly’s terrible lip, the giant water bug, birdsong, or the beautiful dazzle and flash of sunlighted minnows,is not that it all fits together like clockwork–for it doesn’tbut that it all flows so freely wild, like the creek, that it all surges in such a free, finged tangle. Freedom is the world’s water and weather, the world’s nourishment freely given, its soil and sap: and the creator loves pizzazz.” ~ Annie Dillard
  46. “Idleness is emptiness; the tree in which the sap is stagnant, remains fruitless.” ~ Hosea Ballou
  47. “Meaningful rules in the consumer credit market can accelerate economic recovery. Rules would increase consumer confidence and, more importantly, weed out all the tricks and traps that sap families of billions of dollars annually.” ~ Elizabeth Warren
  48. “The painter or draftsman ought to be solitary, in order that the well-being of the body not sap the vigour of the mind.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

  49. “The life of a good man will hardly improve us more than the life of a freebooter, for the inevitable laws appear as plainly in theinfringement as in the observance, and our lives are sustained by a nearly equal expense of virtue of some kind. The decaying tree, while yet it lives, demands sun, wind, and rain no less than the green one. It secretes sap and performs the functions of health. If we choose, we may study the alburnum only. The gnarled stump has as tender a bud as the sapling.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  50. “Parents still have primary responsibility for raising children, but they must have the power to do so in ways consistent with their children’s needs and their own values…. We must address ourselves less to the criticism and reform of parents themselves than to the criticism and reform of the institutions that sap their self-esteem and power.” ~ Kenneth Keniston
  51. “The essence of any plan for financing old age is saving-to put aside some part of today’s earnings for the future. Anything that saps the value of savings-and inflation is the worst single threat-is the enemy of the aged and of those who expect to grow old.” ~ Bernard Baruch
  52. “Let the sap of reason quench the fire of passion.” ~ William Shakespeare

  53. “Some people imagine that by returning to tradition, you will renew it. This is not true, for by returning to tradition, you renew nothing. But by setting out from it and adding to it, you renew its power, because only by addition can you prepare the future path for the living sap within it.” ~ Jabra Ibrahim Jabra
  54. “I like to take the time out to listen to the trees, much in the same way that I listen to a sea shell, holding my ear against the rough bark of the trunk, hearing the inner singing of the sap. It’s a lovely sound, the beating of the heart of the tree.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
  55. “In New York and New England the sap starts up in the sugar maple the very day the bluebird arrives, and sugar-making begins forthwith. The bird is generally a mere disembodied voice; a rumor in the air for two or three days before it takes visible shape before you.” ~ John Burroughs
  56. “She stood in front of the mirror a long time, and finally decided she either looked like a sap or else she looked very beautiful. One or the other.” ~ Carson McCullers

  57. “Writing an informative yet compact thriller is a lot like making maple sugar candy. You have to tap hundreds of trees – boil vats and vats of raw sap – evaporate the water – and keep boiling until you’ve distilled a tiny nugget that encapsulates the essence.” ~ Dan Brown
  58. “I know that, as night and shadows are good for flowers, and moonlight and dews are better than a continual sun, so is Christ’s absence of special use, and that it hath some nourishing virtue in it, and giveth sap to humility, and putteth an edge on hunger, and funisheth a fairfield to faith to put forth itself, and to exercise its fingers in gripping it seeth not what.” ~ Samuel Rutherford
  59. “I’m not denying that depression can be spiritually induced. Guilt from having wronged and hurt others can bring it on. A sense of having failed to live out the will of God can give rise to depression. Certainly the fear of death and what might follow can sap the joy out of life.” ~ Tony Campolo
  60. “The sound of her laughter was sticky as sap, the smell of night-blooming jasmine soft as a milk bath.” ~ Janet Fitch

  61. “Violence harms the one who does it as much as the one who receives it. You could cut down a tree with an axe. The axe does violence to the tree, and escapes unharmed. Is that how you see it? Wood is soft compared to steel, but the sharp steel is dulled as it chops, and the sap of the tree will rust and pit it. The mighty axe does violence to the helpless tree, and is harmed by it. So it is with men, though the harm is in the spirit.” ~ Robert Jordan
  62. “As any war veteran will tell you, there is a vast difference between preparing for battle and actually facing battle for the first time. You can be told that reading Victor Hugo will sap your will to live, but you can’t understand what it means until you’ve read a few chapters and your eyes are glazed over and someone has to revive you with a defibrillator.” ~ Kevin Hearne
  63. “No one dies of nausea, but it can seriously sap the will to live.” ~ Yann Martel

  64. “In this there is no measuring with time, a year doesn’t matter, and ten years are nothing. Being an artist means: not numbering and counting, but ripening like a tree, which doesn’t force its sap, and stands confidently in the storms of spring, not afraid that afterward summer may not come. It does come. But it comes only to those who are patient, who are there as if eternity lay before them, so unconcernedly silent and vast. I learn it every day of my life, learn it with pain I am grateful for: patience is everything!” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke
  65. “Does a leaf, when it falls from the tree in winter, feel defeated by the cold? The tree says to the leaf: “That’s the cycle of life. You may think you’re going to die, but you live on in me. It’s thanks to you that I’m alive because I can breathe. It’s also thanks to you that I have felt loved because I was able to give shade to the weary traveler. Your sap is in my sap; we are one thing.” ~ Paulo Coelho

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