Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Life plant

"There is a plant in Jamaica called the Life-plant, because it is almost impossible to kill it or any portion of it. When a leaf is cut off and hung up by a string, it sends out white thread-like shoots,
gathers moisture from the air, and begins to grow new leaves. Even when pressed and packed away in a botanist's herbarium, it has been known to grow out beyond the leaves of the book in which it is pressed. You can kill it by the heat of a hot iron, by boiling water, or by mashing it to pulp, but by no gentler means."

This little piece comes from Orison Swett Marden's book titled "The Secret of Achievement".
This comes from the chapter on the power of habit.

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