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Grain Quotes

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It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

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If you may count every drop of water in the ocean and
count every grain of sand in the sea -
multiply it by a thousand and that's how much I love you.
- George of Langkloof

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person;
having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words,
but to pour them all out, just as they are,
chaff and grain together,
knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping, and then,
with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.
- George Eliot

 

I am but a grain of sand on the beach of life.
My footprints in the sands of time soon wash away.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought,
sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.
- The Buddha

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

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I have not been able to get any grain yet.
It is all in the country, and the people talk instead of working.
- John Buford

Hemingway hated me.
I sold 200 million books, and he didn't.
Of course most of mine sold for 25 cents,
but still...
you look at all this stuff with a grain of salt.
- Mickey Spillane

Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big,
worthwhile things.
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out -
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert Service

I always wanted to go against hat grain because it was too restricting.
- Donna Mills

If a farmer fills his barn with grain,
he gets mice.
If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
- Walter Scott

Barley, where it succeeds, yields a larger weight of
feed per acre than any other small grain crop.
- David F. Houston

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
- Tom Stoppard

We had high and boisterous winds last night and this morning:
the Indians continue to purchase repairs with grain of different kinds.
- Meriwether Lewis

Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched
my wife I would rip her head off.
It's all lies.
I have never laid a finger on her.
- Mike Tyson

I think being different, going against the grain of
society is the greatest thing in the world.
- Elijah Wood

Analysis kills spontaneity.
The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

We had grain but no mills, so I designed a special
mill of wood so we could make flour.
- Mikhail Kalashnikov

A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man,
and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.
- Helen Rowland

What I know about Mike Tyson, I see in the boxing ring.
As far as all of the gossip stuff that I hear about him,
I know first hand to take that with a grain of salt.
- Gerald McRaney

Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed,
will remove mountains.
- Hosea Ballou

Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat,
and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build
their houses and firewood to heat their stoves.
- Ernest Poole

A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.
- Jose Marti

Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint,
and this was true for all of the band members.
This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul.
- Wim Wenders

One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of
the material that one is handling.
One must yield to it in tiny details of execution,
perhaps the handling of the surface or grain,
and one must master it as a whole.
- Barbara Hepworth

Actually I think Art lies in both directions -
the broad strokes,
big picture but on the other hand the minute examination
of the apparently mundane.
Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand,
that kind of thing.
- Peter Hammill

The Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World;
and had it not been for the Fruitfulness of this Species,
it would have proved very difficult to have settled
some of the Plantations in America.
- John Lawson

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program.
What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline,
organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail,
and learning to be self critical.
- Alan Perlis

I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain,
not to shrink to a grain of sand.
Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the
highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential
until it cries for mercy.
- Og Mandino

I Did Not Die
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
- Anonymous

Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth.
Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality.
Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself,
so the weary travelers may find repose.
- Czeslaw Milosz

But we didn't have the financial structure,
like the right attorneys, the right managers,
the right accountants, and we were going against the
grain of what black entertainers is supposed to do.
- Solomon Burke

All the writers and producers around us that gave us
the environment where we could play.
They were able to provide us with a place where we
could take chances to play with things,
go against the grain and do things that people don't always do.
- Matthew Ashford

We accept it because we have seen the vision.
We know that we cannot reap the harvest,
but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and
so diligently sow the seed that our successors may
gather the ripened grain.
- Liberty Hyde Bailey

During the course of the seven years I played scenes with an oil slick,
I played a scene with a grain of rice.
Sometimes with indescribable creatures.
I remember having a conversation with something which was simply a smell,
that's all.
It was part of our job.
- Patrick Stewart

This means that they are bound by law and custom to
plough the fields of their masters,
harvest the corn, gather it into barns,
and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay,
cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.
- Jean Froissart

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat
can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections,
will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
- William Jennings Bryan

I am a leader.
Leaders always get heat.
They're always going against the grain.
Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat;
Miles Davis got heat.
Every great artist got heat.
Heat means you're doing something right.
- Ziggy Marley

Our South Australian farmers left their holdings in
the hands of their wives and children too young to take with them,
but almost all of them returned to grow grain and produce to send to Victoria.
- Catherine Helen Spence

The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases
of affluence from eating all these fatty meats,
our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty,
because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.
- Jeremy Rifkin

No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped.
No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole.
No one knew any of those things.
All they saw was this grainy film and police officers
hitting him over the head.
- Daryl Gates

Illinois corn farmers are the Nation's number two exporter of feed grains.
- John Shimkus

We must never throw away a bushel of truth because
it happens to contain a few grains of chaff.
- Dean Stanley

A little and a little, collected together,
becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains,
and drop and drop make the inundation.
- Saadi

We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and
fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu.
We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity.
And we can help create a culture - imagine this -
where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.
- Michelle Obama

Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral,
and the cathedral will be more closely packed with
sand than space is with stars.
- James Jeans

They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the
last drop of their blood.
- Gamal Abdel Nasser

The science of politics is the one science that is
deposited by the streams of history,
like the grains of gold in the sand of a river;
and the knowledge of the past,
the record of truths revealed by experience,
is eminently practical, as an instrument of action
and a power that goes to making the future.
- Lord Acton

Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly
linked to many negative emotions,
whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients -
foods such as fruits,
vegetables, grains and legumes - contribute to greater
energy and positive emotions.
- Marilu Henner

I think a responsibility comes with notoriety,
but I never think of it as power.
It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand.
If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it,
but if you open your fingers in any way,
you can lose it just as quickly.
- Diana Ross

A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth.
The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water.
Even so, life is but an endless series of little details,
actions, speeches, and thoughts.
And the consequences whether good or bad of even the
least of them are far-reaching.
- Sivananda

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois.
- Dick Durbin

I grew up in Danville, Illinois, right in the middle of the state.
- Dick Van Dyke

Nitrogen fertilizer is used on all crops produced in this country,
but it is a key plant nutrient to produce corn a critical
crop to Illinois farmers.
- John Shimkus

One of the chiefs of this nation, with his young men,
escorted us to the Lake of the Illinois.
- Jacques Marquette

If we can rebuild Iraq, we can rebuild Illinois and
Indiana and if we can do Baghdad,
we can do Baltimore.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Train service is particularly vital for the students
and employees of Southern Illinois University.
- Jerry Costello

Illinois has less than a 12 percent black population
and I won with 55 percent of the vote.
- Carol Moseley Braun

Illinois then had no legislation providing compensation
for accident or disease caused by occupation.
- Alice Hamilton

Almost 70 percent of U.S.
ag exports travel the upper Mississippi River and the
Illinois waterway system.
- Jerry Costello

We're from Rockford, Illinois, but we've always thought international.
- Robin Zander

Because the Illinois death penalty system is arbitrary and capricious -
and therefore immoral -
I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.
- George Ryan

In Illinois, community, migrant, homeless and public
housing health centers operate 268 primary care sites
and serve close to 1 million patients every year.
- Jan Schakowsky

I love the Midwest.
I think about it every day.
I wonder if I would rather have a little farm in the Midwest,
in Illinois or Wisconsin, or would I rather have like
a little getaway up in the mountains of Colorado.
- Joe Lando

I said we are going to balance an $11 billion budget
deficit in a $29 billion budget,
so by percentage, the largest budget deficit in America,
by percentage, larger than California,
larger than New York, larger than Illinois.
And we're going to balance that without raising taxes
on the people of the state of New Jersey.
- Chris Christie

Tax reform and expanded trade are going to be so important
to the economy of Illinois,
particularly the 11th Congressional District,
which is a major manufacturing and a major agricultural district.
- Jerry Weller

We in Illinois are very fortunate to have a number
of historic structures that have added immeasurably
to the cultural life of the state,
to the tourism industry of the state which by the way
is our number one industry.
- James R. Thompson

I am committed to working with Speaker Hastert and
the other members of the Illinois congressional delegation
to do all that I can to ensure that Illinois' funding
needs are adequately met.
- Bill Lipinski

The meetings of the legislature at Springfield then
first brought together that splendid group of young
men of genius whose phenomenal careers and distinguished
services have given Illinois fame in the history of the nation.
- John George Nicolay

But, also, before I even go on the Medicare prescription drug debate,
I always tell the folks in rural Illinois,
and I represent 30 counties south of Springfield down to Indiana and Kentucky,
that in this bill is the best rural package for hospitals ever passed.
- John Shimkus


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