‘Great Oaks from Little Acorns Grow’ According to some, this philosophical phrase originates from a 14th century English proverb (Although, there isn’t really any concrete evidence to prove this). There are plenty of alternate ways of wording this, including ‘Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow’ which made an appearance in A.B Johnson’s The Philosophical Emperor a Political Experiment, in 1841.
Regular readers & especially my Instagram followers will know, I love inspirational quotes (Many of which, I’m pleased to say I coin myself). I’m especially sentimental about words of wisdom that have been taught to me as I’ve grown up, & passed on from people I profoundly respect. This one in particular my Dad introduced me to (& it pains me to say this, but he’s nearly ALWAYS right. What can I say? He knows his shit!)
What does it mean? A plethora of connotations really:
The principle that great things come from small beginnings. When a child is born it is like a tiny acorn, & just like the acorn children are full of potential to grow big, strong & unique in every way.
As a symbol, the acorn is iconic in nature & according to some, wearing an acorn will increase your fertility and strength. Continue reading →