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Sustains Quotes

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We return thanks to our mother,
the earth, which sustains us.
We return thanks to the rivers and streams
which supply us with water.
We return thanks to all herbs, which furnish medicines
for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the corn, and to her sisters,
the beans and squashes, which give us life.
We return thanks to the bushes and trees,
which provide us with fruit.
We return thanks to the wind,
which, moving the air, has banished diseases.
We return thanks to the moon and the stars,
which have given us their light when the sun was gone.
We return thanks to our grandfather He-no,
that he has protected his grandchildren from witches and reptiles,
and has given us his rain.
We return thanks to the sun,
that he has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in whom is embodied all goodness,
and who directs all things for the good of his children.
- Iroquois traditional

What sustains me is to be with my family and to write.
- David Guterson

There's a victory, and defeat; the first and best of victories,
the lowest and worst of defeats which each man gains
or sustains at the hands not of another,
but of himself.
- Plato

Where there is Torah it sustains the world.
- Ovadia Yosef

 

You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky,
unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!
- Sai Baba

It has not been for nothing that the word has remained
man's principal toy and tool:
without the meanings and values it sustains,
all man's other tools would be worthless.
- Lewis Mumford

My curiosity sustains me for the period of the shoot.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

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The poetry that sustains me is when I feel that,
for a minute, the clouds have parted and I've seen ecstasy or something.
- Rita Dove

Only when manhood is dead - and it will perish when
ravaged femininity no longer sustains it -
only then will we know what it is to be free.
- Andrea Dworkin

Hope sustains life, but misplaced hope prolongs recessions.
- Jim Grant

On Earth, we still have a beautiful atmosphere that
precisely maintains a thermally driven climatic system that shelters,
shields and sustains our natural treasures.
- Jay Inslee

I've had one very bad ankle injury but otherwise I've
been incredibly lucky with my fitness.
I've worked hard at it and I've always been fit even
compared to other players.
That sustains you through various parts of your career,
but I am 36.
- Graeme Le Saux

Passion is the thing that sustains you in acting.
If you're doing it for fame and money,
don't even bother because it will never happen.
The last thing I ever expected was to be paid for this.
- Scott Patterson

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

All philosophy lies in two words,
sustain and abstain.
- Epictetus

In some ways, with the security challenges this country has faced,
we have had to put in rules and regulations for business
to be able to sustain their growth and create jobs.
- Wayne Allard

To live for some future goal is shallow.
It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life,
not the top.
- Robert M. Pirsig

This unchecked spending is growing faster than our economy,
faster than inflation, and far beyond our means to sustain it.
- Jim Nussle

My nervous system is enfeebled, only work in oils can sustain me.
- Paul Cezanne

Clearly, children's charities struggle to find private
sources of money to sustain their benevolent programs.
- Dana Rohrabacher

A plant's ability to grow, increase and sustain itself
became of secondary and almost minimal interest.
- Bill Munson

Whatever you do, make sure you want to write more than you want to be a writer.
Make sure you want to act more than you want to be an actor.
That is what will sustain you.
- Bradley Whitford

There are those who believe Black people possess the
secret of joy and that it is this that will sustain
them through any spiritual or moral or physical devastation.
- Alice Walker

I'm quite sure that most writers would sustain real poetry if they could,
but it takes devotion and talent.
- Marguerite Young

But it's hard to sustain a successful acting career today.
- James MacArthur

You learn more discipline in the theatre than you do in movies or TV.
You're on stage every night and you have to sustain
your energy level tor several hours.
- Blythe Danner

The clear-sighted do not rule the world,
but they sustain and console it.
- Agnes Repplier

I cannot sustain hate for longer than a couple of years.
- Mercedes McCambridge

Mutual forbearance and reciprocal concessions:
thro' their agency the Union was established -
the patriotic spirit from which they emanated will forever sustain it.
- Martin Van Buren

Religion which requires persecution to sustain,
it is of the devil's propagation.
- Hosea Ballou

I have confidence that the Unitarian Church will steadily
grow and will help to sustain many of my fellow citizens
in these important days that lie ahead of us.
- Leverett Saltonstall

They will sustain the constitution and laws and institutions of the United States,
and be the champions of liberty and of that constitution
when its integrity shall be threatened.
- Lorenzo Snow

Recruitment and retention are critical to sustain our
Armed Forces with the best men and women willing to
stand in the gap and make huge sacrifices to ensure our freedom.
- Zack Wamp

Curious people who have become accustomed to think
that one cannot sustain the moral of the army without
giving it the freedom to shed blood from time to time.
- Moshe Sharett

For success, the author must make the reader care about
the destiny of the principals,
and sustain this anxiety, or suspense,
for about 100,000 words.
- Ken Follett

We have the most flexible and adaptive economy.
Making sure we sustain the ability of the American
economy to perform well is really the priority of economic policy.
- John W. Snow

Normal life cannot sustain revolutionary attitudes for long.
- Milovan Djilas

Population growth and development place additional
stress on the Nation's water infrastructure and its
ability to sustain hard-won water quality gains.
- Jerry Costello

It was not a healthy marriage for long time.
It was never about another man, it was about what my
and Dennis's relationship could not sustain.
- Meg Ryan

The H-1B visa program which helps sustain our rapidly
growing economy and also helps meet the health care
needs of families living in rural New Mexico.
- Heather Wilson

We need God, not in order to understand the why,
but in order to feel and sustain the ultimate wherefore,
to give a meaning to the universe.
- Miguel de Unamuno

Fat is one of the chief enemies of the heart because
it has to be plentifully supplied with blood and thus
needlessly increases the pumping load that the heart must sustain.
- Gene Tunney

But eradicating corruption is not enough to sustain a country.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

We need a defense budget that's big enough to sustain
an increase in the size of the Army.
- James Talent

I've always played every amp I've ever had full up,
because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud.
Also, that's how you get your sustain.
- Ritchie Blackmore

To live only for some future goal is shallow.
It's the sides of the mountain that sustain life,
not the top.
- Robert M. Pirsig

To sustain longevity, you have to evolve.
- Aries Spears

I think it's real easy to be famous these days;
it's not real easy to sustain success.
- Jerry Jeff Walker

So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet,
music in some living form will accompany and sustain
it and give it expressive meaning.
- Aaron Copland

If you didn't have some sense of idealism,
then what is there to sustain you?
- James Carville

Religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself.
- Kary Mullis

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago,
the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to
sustain an anti-Jewish political party.
- Franz Boas

The two basic items necessary to sustain life are sunshine and coconut milk.
- Dustin Hoffman

With prose you can incorporate more details,
develop scenes, sustain the tension in a special way.
Prose has its own speed.
- Robert Morgan

The future of our nation depends on our ability to
produce food and fiber to sustain the world.
- Phil Bredesen

I'm trying to find a character that's my age and I
can sustain week after week.
I'd like to do a series.
- William Devane

We need to educate Americans about the real harms of
marijuana if we want to sustain the gains we've made
over the past three years.
- John Walters

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that
sustain me and the ideas of that symbol,
of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
- Fidel Castro

I wanted something very dense, something that would
sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft,
sweet, for more of a mellow sound.
- Les Paul

Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves.
Some can't bear bright lights, so wherever they go
they search for the dark;
they turn the lights down,
anything to sustain some level of comfort.
- Julian Schnabel

The Anti-Slavery public have generously responded to our appeal,
and sent the means to enable us to fit them out well,
to pay their passages, supply them with many useful
articles and give the Missionaries money to sustain themselves for a while.
- Lewis Tappan

The myths connected with individual sanctuaries and
ceremonies were merely part of the apparatus of the worship;
they served to excite the fancy and sustain the interest of the worshipper...
no one cared what he believed about its origin.
- William Robertson Smith

I hardly expected the grand jury to sustain me,
after they saw everything different from what it had been while I was there.
Yet they did, and their report to the court advises
all the changes made that I had proposed.
- Nellie Bly

Remember, that of all the elements that comprise a human being,
the most important, the most essential,
the one that will sustain, transcend,
overcome and vanquish obstacles is -
Spirit!
- Buddy Ebsen

You are traveling and see these people shooting the
entire experience of going through a city,
and maybe in the back of their minds they sustain the
illusion that they will edit it all,
but I don't think that's it.
- Atom Egoyan

The problem was to sustain at any cost the feeling
you had in the theater that you were watching a real person,
yes, but an intense condensation of his experience,
not simply a realistic series of episodes.
- Arthur Miller

This is the moment when we must build on the wealth
that open markets have created,
and share its benefits more equitably.
Trade has been a cornerstone of our growth and global development.
But we will not be able to sustain this growth if it favors the few,
and not the many.
- Barack Obama

If you search for poverty, you'll find it,
often in the family.
Why? Because the family makes this great investment,
from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps.
We have to point the spotlight on the family,
and make political choices that sustain the family.
- Rocco Buttiglione

Where we have the choice between putting a dollar against
those that are going to advance horizontal integration
and those that are going to sustain current capability,
we'd rather put them against the horizontal integration activity.
- Stephen Cambone

It is a high patriotic duty that we support and sustain
the men who have been placed in position of difficulty,
burden, responsibility, and even danger as the result of our suffrages.
- Bainbridge Colby


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