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Stone Quotes

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Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

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What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise,
a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
- Ansel Adams

Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
- Matthew Green

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

What contemptible scoundrel has stolen the cork to my lunch?
- W. Clement Stone

A small species of pinus was much prized,
and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese,
fetched a very high price; it is generally grafted
on a variety of the stone pine.
- Robert Fortune

I did not lose myself all at once.
I rubbed out my face over the years washing away my pain,
the same way carvings on stone are worn down by water.
- Amy Tan

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
- Lucretius

The first stone was just tried in the spirit of experimentation.
The opening of the stone was far more interesting than
the drawing that I had done on it.
- Andy Goldsworthy

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing
rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone.
And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.
- Frank Borman

When I started working for Rolling Stone,
I became very interested in journalism and thought
maybe that's what I was doing,
but it wasn't.
- Annie Leibovitz

If you make an error, use it as a stepping stone to
a new idea you might not have otherwise discovered.
- Roger von Oech

If you pinch the sea of its liberty,
though it be walls of stone or brass,
it will beat them down.
- John Cotton

I had a great deal of pressure to move to LA after
Romancing the Stone came out and I'd become very popular.
But people came to me anyway.
- Kathleen Turner

Constant dripping hollows out a stone.
- Lucretius

I can well conceive a man without hands,
feet, head.
But I cannot conceive man without thought;
he would be a stone or a brute.
- Blaise Pascal

Africa is a cruel country; it takes your heart and
grinds it into powdered stone -
and no one minds.
- Elspeth Huxley

I rambled all the time.
I was just like that, like a rollin' stone.
- Muddy Waters

A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
- Saul Bellow

Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil
is rightwise king born of all England.
- Thomas Malory

If we can by any method establish a relation of mutual
trust between the laborer and the employer,
we shall lay the foundation stone of a structure that
will endure for all time.
- Mark Hanna

The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone,
that never mused on sorrow but its own.
- Thomas Campbell

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself.
To cut yourself out of stone.
- Henry Rollins

The foolish are like ripples on water,
For whatsoever they do is quickly effaced;
But the righteous are like carvings upon stone,
For their smallest act is durable.
- Horace

It was a challenge, to work with Oliver Stone.
- Anthony Hopkins

I am not saying that Hitler was a choir boy.
But I am saying, let him who was innocent in the Second
World War cast the first stone.
- Ernst Zundel

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,
became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

I enjoy sports.
I get a real joy from playing sports but I don't look for those movies.
Oliver Stone wanted to know if I would do Any Given
Sunday and it just didn't appeal to me.
- Kevin Costner

No individual is alone responsible for a single stepping
stone along the path of progress,
and where the path is smooth progress is most rapid.
- Ernest Lawrence

I think a guy who's had just the right amount of booze
can sing the blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.
- Charlie Rich

Bob Dylan did the first really long record -
Like A Rolling Stone -
I think it was four minutes.
- Pete Townshend

A whole bunch of months passed and I didn't hear anything
and then he emailed and asked if I could do a little
piece on POD and Queens of the Stone Age.
- Chuck Klosterman

Love does not just sit there, like a stone;
it had to be made,
like bread, remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I came over here and worked for rock magazines,
and I worked for Rolling Stone, which has a very high standard of journalism,
a very good research department.
- Kurt Loder

The stones tear like flesh, rather than breaking.
Although what happens is violent, it is a violence that is in stone.
A tear is more unnerving than a break.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart.
O when may it suffice?
- William Butler Yeats

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes,
tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers,
but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone.
- Frederick Tennyson

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch;
but a musician's music can never be fettered,
for it lives first in her heart and mind.
- Charles de Lint

Fire is the origin of stone.By working the stone with heat,
I am returning it to its source.
- Andy Goldsworthy

Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
- Richard Lovelace

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone
was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.
- Pope Paul VI

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
It is a bugbear to the imagination, and,
though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
- William Hazlitt

My father was a stone mason, and a talented amateur pianist and vocalist.
- John E. Walker

We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to
Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy
towards our tournament preparations.
- John O'Neill

I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them
strings with a bottleneck.
My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.
- Muddy Waters

Self-suggestion makes you master of yourself.
- W. Clement Stone

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it
is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
- Michelangelo

It...
is the best opportunity we've had in the last 25 years
to bring about a settlement in Northern Ireland,
and I think we should leave no stone unturned to achieve that.
- Dick Spring

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood.
One must reproduce the musical text exactly,
but not play like a stone.
- Olivier Messiaen

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society;
as the blazing meteor,
when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand,
but we must build as if the sand were stone.
- Jorge Luis Borges

If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone.
- Lenny Bruce

Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone.
Do it fully, and follow it completely.
- Mira Nair

There may be problems we still need to tease out,
but we will leave no stone unturned in our bid to make London the host city.
- Sebastian Coe

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone,
is really, if physics is to be believed,
observing the effects of the stone upon himself.
- Bertrand Russell

Once the fired stone is out of the kiln,
it is still possible to mentally reconstruct it in its original form.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I honored the fallen enemy by placing a stone on his beautiful grave.
- Manfred von Richthofen

A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't
see it until after we have tripped over it.
- Cullen Hightower

I've always loved War's Low Rider and Sly Stone's Thank You,
and I just wanted to put my take on them.
- Barry White


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