Quotes by grain
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American journalist 1875-1950
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.
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
Come, pensive nun, devout and pure, sober steadfast, and demure, all in a robe of darkest grain, flowing with majestic train.
William Jennings Bryan
American orator and politician 1860-1925
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?
Fjodor M. Dostojewski
Russisch writer 1821-1881
Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love the beasts and the birds, love the plants, love every separate fragment. If you love each fragment, you will understand the mystery of the whole resting in God.
John F. Kennedy
American politician 1917-1963
A police state finds that it cannot command the grain to grow.
Indian text in Sanskrit
A store of grain, Oh king is the best of treasures. A gem put in your mouth will not support life.
Americans want action for their money. They are fascinated by its self-reproducing qualities if it's put to work. Gold-hoarding goes against the American grain; it fits in better with European pessimism than with America's traditional optimism.
English poet and playwright 1631-1700
Bold knaves thrive without one grain of sense, but good men starve for want of impudence.Source: Epilogue to Constantine the Great
American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter 1931-
Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.
American singer and songwriter 1940-
For Bobby and I to sing R&B and sound black was probably the stupidest thing we could do. White radio stations wouldn't play us because they thought we were black. Black stations wouldn't play us because they thought we were white. Any time you break ground, you go against the grain.
William E. Vaughan
American columnist and author 1915-1977
If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.
Aaron C. Brown
American finance practitioner 1956-
If no one gambled against the grain in good times, there would be no winners to inspire people in the bad times.Source: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006) Ch. 4
It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out; it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
English artist and sculptor 1903-1975
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.
Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
Put a grain of boldness into everything you do.