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Lay Quotes

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The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

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I lay aside the battles within my own mind,
and grant myself peace.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Books can only reveal us to ourselves,
and as often as they do us this service we lay them aside.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature will bear the closest inspection.
She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf,
and take an insect view of its plain.
- Henry David Thoreau

 

Trusting your individual uniqueness challenges you to lay yourself open.
- James Broughton

One of the most adventurous things left us is to go to bed.
For no one can lay a hand on our dreams.
- E. V. Lucas

Think what a better world it would be if we all,
the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o'clock
every afternoon and then lay down on our blankets for a nap.
- Barbara Jordan

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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
- William Wordsworth

Have a talk with your mind
(it really is something separate from yourself).
Lay down the law.
"My life begins TODAY.
I am like a newborn.
I have what I have today;
I have my fingers, my toes,
some people in my life,
some material and financial state.
Yesterday is only a dream -
perhaps a nightmare,
perhaps a cherished memory,
but only a dream - nothing more.
I will make all decisions and actions based solely
on what I have today as a starting point."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation
with the bricks others have thrown at him.
- David Brinkley

Thank God men cannot fly, and lay waste
the sky as well as the earth.
- Henry David Thoreau

We shall see our friends again.
We can lay them in the grave; we know they are safe with God.
- Matthew Simpson

I don't have to lay on the couch and see a therapist
because my therapist is in my paint brushes.
- Abbey Lincoln

I think that together the church has learned a lot,
and as we know from our own oversight board,
the involvement of our wonderful lay leaders has been a real grace.
- Roger Mahony

I'll cook you two dishes and then you lay around for next time up.
- Trick Daddy

I think the solo playing, the decision to start playing solo,
came out of having discovered what lay behind the doors
that that technique opened for me.
- Evan Parker

I'll give you an example.
Henry, the old black guy who cooks the corn bread,
he worked on the railroads for about 20 years so he
knows how to lay and build track.
- Marc Singer

Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you;
after marriage,
he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
- Helen Rowland

When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.
- George Washington

I don't follow any system.
All the laws you can lay down are only so many props
to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.
- Raoul Dufy

Remember to be gentle with yourself and others.
We are all children of chance and none can say why
some fields will blossom while others lay brown beneath the August sun.
- Kent Nerburn

To apologize is to lay the foundation for a future offense.
- Ambrose Bierce

If I have to lay an egg for my country,
I'll do it.
- Bob Hope

When I lay my head on the pillow at night I can say
I was a decent person today.
That's when I feel beautiful.
- Drew Barrymore

It is much the best way...
to lay the emphasis on the first part of the bar in triple time,
and on the first and third parts of the bar in common time.
- William Billings

A successful artist of any kind has to work so hard
that she is justified in refusing to lay down her sceptre
until she is placed on the bier.
- Edith Evans

Start with good people, lay out the rules,
communicate with your employees, motivate them and reward them.
If you do all those things effectively,
you can't miss.
- Lee Iacocca

Would I lay down my life to save my brother? No,
but I would to save two brothers or eight cousins.
- John B. S. Haldane

My husband and I were very in love, and I had no reason
to suspect that his interests lay anywhere else.
- Marion Zimmer Bradley

They built these little tanning booths for Brooke and
I to do nothing but lay down and tan all over.
- Christopher Atkins

I must say acting was good training for the political
life which lay ahead for us.
- Nancy Reagan

They have shrunk from inquiry, though they have strained after punishment.
I have in every shape dared the one,
that I might,
so far as lay in my power, be able to secure the other.
- Joseph Howe

We all sit in front of our mics and our scripts lay on music stands.
Then the silliness begins!
- Tara Strong

Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty
you should lay it on with a trowel.
- Benjamin Disraeli

In twenty years you'll look back at photos of yourself
and recall in a way you can't grasp now how much possibility
lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.
- Mary Schmich

But he lay like a warrior taking his rest,
with his martial cloak around him.
- Charles Wolfe

Nature and nature's laws lay hid in the night.
God said, Let Newton be!
and all was light!
- Alexander Pope

When we can lay down our fear and anger and choose
responses other than aggression,
we create the conditions for bringing out the best in us humans.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

You always want to feel better but I'm good.
My thing is once you get to the playoffs,
you do whatever it takes.
You've got to lay it on the line.
- Brian Jordan

They cannot see that we must lay one brick at a time,
take one step at a time.
- Dorothy Day

They tend to lay dormant for a while but often come back,
and then the cheques come in!
- Thayer David

When your parent is a public idol, you never really
have a chance to lay that parent to rest.
- Lorna Luft

I haven't had that many women - only as many as I could lay my hands on.
- Dudley Moore

I played with Sam Lay, Jimmy Reed, Big Walter Horton,
Big Moose Walker, and all those guys.
- Jimmy Smith

The great achievement of the Catholic Church lay in harmonizing,
civilizing the deepest impulses of ordinary,
ignorant people.
- Kenneth Clark

The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
- Charles Spurgeon

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye,
ear and imagination - everything which can charm and
bewitch the simple and ignorant.
I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.
- John Adams

There is no ghost so difficult to lay as the ghost of an injury.
- Alexander Smith

I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different,
and at times, clashing personalities,
Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life.
- Jim Coleman

In the first place, our faith ought to lay hold on
Christ as God and man in that nature by which He has been made our neighbor,
kinsman, and brother.
- Martin Chemnitz

Whatever title you want to lay on me is fine.
I am still working; you know what I'm saying?
- George Thorogood

And I certainly won't lay out areas of my life that
I think are just private.
- Kevin Spacey

The future of the airlines lay in hauling people,
not in hauling mail for the government.
- Cyrus Rowlett Smith

Roosevelt's magic lay in one facet of his personality:
He knew how to take the risk.
No other man in public life I knew could so readily
take the challenge of the new.
- Emanuel Celler

Lay the burden at the feet of the Savior.
- Richard G. Scott

I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who
lay abed late in the morning.
- Jonathan Swift

A thousand years may scare form a state.
An hour may lay it in ruins.
- Lord Byron

I always felt that I was one of the women who helped
lay the foundation for rock and roll.
But I'd always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.
- Brenda Lee

In politics, strangely enough, the best way to play
your cards is to lay them face upwards on the table.
- H. G. Wells

From a very early age I had imbibed the opinion that
it was every man's duty to do all that lay in his power
to leave his country as good as he had found it.
- William Cobbett

If you truly dig what you are doing,
if you lay it out that way,
nobody can not respond.
That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless.
- Cass Elliot

To-morrow is the day when idlers work,
and fools reform, and mortal men lay hold on heaven.
- Aulus Persius Flaccus

Books let us into their souls and lay open to us the secrets of our own.
- William Hazlitt

When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom
and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever,
whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
- Norman MacCaig

The history of our country is not the history of any
other country in the world which is either practicing
advanced democracy or struggling to lay the foundation for democracy.
- Ibrahim Babangida

I never believed that U2 wanted to save the whales.
I don't believe that The Beastie Boys are ready to lay it down for Tibet.
- Iggy Pop

No one ever expects a great lay to pay all the bills.
- Jean Harlow

We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees.
We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep.
- Olive Schreiner

A man cannot lay down the right of resisting them that assault him by force,
to take away his life.
- Thomas Hobbes

We must lay hold of the fact that economic laws are not made by nature.
They are made by human beings.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt


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