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Grain Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Grain Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

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

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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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
- Marcus Aurelius

Carpe diem! Rejoice while you are alive; enjoy the day;
live life to the fullest;
make the most of what you have.
It is later than you think.
- Horace

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Personal importance, or taking things personally,
is the maximum expression of selfishness
because we make the assumption that everything is about me.
- don Miguel Ruiz

What we call the beginning is often the end.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
- T. S. Eliot

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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