Quote of the day 26th January 2023


The quote, "There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to leave our children: one of these is roots, the other, wings." usually without the reference to a wise woman, has been variously attributed to Goethe, Henry Ward Beecher, Ronald Reagan and various other people. 

The Quote Investigator website suggested that the most credible source for the origin of the saying is the "Wise woman" quoted in Hodding Carter's book, "Where main street meets the river" as cited in the image above.


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