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Bowing Quotes

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To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

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A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm,
waving, swirling, tossing their branches
in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees
are now silent, their songs never cease.
- John Muir

Start with God - the first step in learning is bowing down to God;
only fools thumb their noses at such wisdom and learning.
- King Solomon

I like America anyway.
In Japan we are much more formal.
If two friends are separated for a long time and they
meet they bow and bow and bow.
They keep bowing without exchanging a word.
Here they slap each other on the back and say:
Hello,
old man, how goes everything.
- Sessue Hayakawa

 

Some hypocrites and seeming mortified men,
that held down their heads, were like the little images
that they place in the very bowing of the vaults of churches,
that look as if they held up the church,
but are but puppets.
- William Laud

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry,
he has seen the presence of the creator.
- Allen Ginsberg

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His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
- Clement Clarke Moore

A lot of celebrities just want money,
fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world
and have people bow down to them.
To me, that's frightful behaviour.
- Shirley Manson

The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.
- Richard Wright

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry,
the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness
which does not bow before children.
- Khalil Gibran

I got to dress up in funny clothes and run around New
Zealand with a bow and arrow for 18 months,
how bad could that be?
- Orlando Bloom

That is one reason so many of the Japanese pictures are not good,
they cannot spare all the footage necessary for that bow,
which is repeated over and over again.
- Sessue Hayakawa

British fashion is self confident and fearless.
It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant
flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.
- Alexander McQueen

I never will, by any word or act, bow to the shrine of intolerance
or admit a right of inquiry into the religious opinions of others.
- Thomas Jefferson

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Bow down before the one you serve, you're going to get what you deserve.
- Trent Reznor

I will not have my life narrowed down.
I will not bow down to somebody else's whim or to someone else's ignorance.
- Bell Hooks

I think I'm a natural-born leader.
I know how to bow down to authority if it's authority that I respect.
- Tupac Shakur

It's hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder
if you allow him to take a bow.
- Billy Rose

Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters
within a reasonable time,
as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
- Philip Stanhope

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier
than the bow of the violinist;
in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
- John Philip Sousa

The bow kept taut will quickly break,
kept loosely strung, it will serve you when you need it.
- Phaedrus

We emphasize that we believe in change because we were born of it,
we have lived by it, we prospered and grew great by it.
So the status quo has never been our god,
and we ask no one else to bow down before it.
- Carl T. Rowan

I bow before the authority of special men because it
is imposed upon me by my own reason.
- Mikhail Bakunin

What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band.
There was never any jealousy.
- Pete Fountain

I found this national debt, doubled,
wrapped in a big bow waiting for me as I stepped into the Oval Office.
- Barack Obama

The only business of the head in the world is to bow
a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
- William Butler Yeats

I bow at His Feet constantly, and pray to Him,
the Guru, the True Guru, has shown me the Way.
- Guru Nanak

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the
trees bow down their heads,
the wind is passing by.
- Christina Rossetti

Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion,
Father Time, even as I, for Time eventually wins.
- Major Taylor

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow.
And politics is the bow of idealism.
- Bill Moyers

Wearing a bow tie is a statement.
Almost an act of defiance.
- Rick Kaplan

Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively
to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us?
- William O. Douglas

Let others hail the rising sun: I bow to that whose course is run.
- David Garrick

Passion and strife bow down the mind.
- Virgil

Even now I can't trust life.
It did too many awful things to me as a kid.
- Clara Bow

It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson...
even at the expense of my conscience and judgement.
such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles.
- Davy Crockett

Oh yeah, I mean, it wasn't a very good guitar,
most good guitars have got thrust rods in the necks
that you can adjust or that'll keep them in shape,
you know keep them straight.
This one just, well it turned into a bow and arrow
after a couple of months.
- Eric Clapton

Namaste is a greeting of unity and acceptance
that recognizes the equality of all,
and pays honor to the sacredness of interconnection.
The sense of Namaste is
"The God in me greets the God in you,
I bow to the divine in you."
While saying Namaste, press the palms of the hands together
in front of the heart and bow the head slightly.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more I see of men, the more I like dogs.
- Clara Bow

I would love to continue in music, with writing...
but I am not the kind of person who will hang around
if I start to become irrelevant.
If that happens, I will bow down gracefully,
raise my kids, and have a garden.
And I am going to let my hair go gray when I am older.
I don't need to be blonde when I'm 60!
- Taylor Swift

At this camp I had the unique experience of showing
all these seasoned Westerners that it was possible
to make a fire by the friction of two sticks.
This has long been a specialty of mine;
I use a thong and a bow as the simplest way.
- Ernest Thompson Seton

We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits -
and we bow our heads.
We even lose consciousness of the situation,
we just submit.
Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.
- Simone Weil

I think Pete did have a hard time as a kid with his appearance.
But don't all kids have a hard time? God,
I had a hard time, too.
I was little with bow legs and rickets.
I used to get picked on like everybody used to get picked on.
- Roger Daltrey

Since when has the world of computer software design
been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution.
The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist,
and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
- Bill Gates

If there are signs that Americans bow to the gods of advertising,
there are equally indications that people find the gods ridiculous.
It is part of the popular culture that advertisements are silly.
- Michael Schudson

Success soon palls.
The joyous time is when the breeze first strikes your sails,
and the waters rustle under your bows.
- Charles Buxton

The bad fortune of the good turns their faces up to heaven;
the good fortune of the bad bows their heads down to the earth.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

So Pa sold the little house.
He sold the cow and calf.
He made hickory bows and fastened them upright to the wagon box.
Ma helped him stretch white canvas over them.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
- Khalil Gibran

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.
- Samuel Ullman

These natives are a very good people;
for when they saw that I would not remain,
they supposed that I was afraid of their bows;
and,
taking their arrows, the broke them in pieces and threw them into the fire.
- Henry Hudson

These people were well dressed in skins,
had some guns, but armed generally with bows and arrows
and such other instruments of war as are common among
the Indians of the Missouri.
- William Henry Ashley

At Euro '92 itself, we bowed out to the eventual winners,
Denmark, in our final group match.
- Michel Patini

My youth passed at the time of the country's reconstruction
from the ruins and ashes of the war in which my nation
never bowed to the enemy paying the highest price in the struggle.
- Lech Walesa

Jealousy is not at all low, but it catches us humbled and bowed down,
at first sight.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans upon his
hoe and gazes on the ground,
the emptiness of ages in his face, and on his back the burden of the world.
- Edwin Markham

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy;
Better than the pain of thinking,
Is to steep the sense in drinking.
- Alcaeus

When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices,
hard and harsh and loud.
The baby was not wrapped in any shroud.
The mother made no sound.
Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.
- Helen Hunt Jackson

She bowed her head, clasping her hands tightly before
her upon the arm of his chair,
for her heart yearned towards him, yet could not reach him,
and it made her throat ache with unhappiness to meet
that look of his that rested on her face without seeing it.
- Georgette Heyer

Behold a republic standing erect while empires all
around are bowed beneath the weight of their own armaments -
a republic whose flag is loved while other flags are only feared.
- William Jennings Bryan

Go for Dr. Bowen as soon as you can.
I think father is hurt.
- Lizzie Andrew Borden

When I came back to California in the early '60s I
was hanging out with Jimmy Bowen,
Phil Spector, and I wanted to be a record producer
and work with other artists.
- Johnny Rivers

Education is not so important as people think.
- Elizabeth Bowen

When you love someone all your saved up wishes start coming out.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Nothing can happen nowhere.
The locale of the happening always colours the happening,
and often, to a degree, shapes it.
- Elizabeth Bowen

When I hear of an 'equity' in a case like this,
I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room -
looking for a black hat -
which isn't there.
- Charles Bowen

Autumn arrives in early morning, but spring at the close of a winter day.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
- Elizabeth Bowen

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you
react to life in his own terms.
- Elizabeth Bowen


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