Great oaks from little acorns grow
This page is about the saying "Great oaks from little acorns grow"
The normal order of words would be "Great oaks grow from little acorns." We understand: sometimes small and modest things can become very large and impressive things with time.
oak (noun) = a large hardwood tree found in many forests of the northern hemisphere; oak tree | acorn (noun) = the fruit of the oak tree, containing a small oval nut which is the seed | Another form of this proverb is: "Mighty oaks from little acorns grow"
Jane said "great oaks from little acorns grow"
Contributor: Josef Essberger