The master of the garden is the one who waters it, trims the branches, plants the seeds, and pulls the weeds. If you merely stroll through the garden, you are but an acolyte.
We were planting seeds of change, the fruit of which we might never see. We had to be patient.
Long-term goals are like planting a tree that will bear fruits only after a few years. These trees take a long time to grow but they provide lasting benefits. Unlike the seasonal crop that gives you benefits only once, the trees keep bearing fruits year after year without much effort. However, you have to constantly work for a couple of years even when no fruit is in sight. You must have faith and the motivation to be able to put in continuous effort for a long time.
Each colony became accustomed to planting new settlements and to claiming new boundaries.
Reversing deforestation is complicated; planting a tree is simple.
Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind, as harrowing and planting those of the earth.