Quotes: knees

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  • It is better to die on your feet than live on your knees.
  • Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    French writer 1802-1885
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    Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever be the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees.
  • H. Ross Perot
    H. Ross Perot
    American businessman & politician, founder EDS 1930-
    H. Ross Perot
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    Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
  • Bede Griffiths
    Bede Griffiths
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    God had brought me to my knees and made me acknowledge my own nothingness, and out of that knowledge I had been reborn. I was no longer the centre of my life and therefore I could see God in everything.
  • Bill Hybels
    Bill Hybels
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    I can write about prayer, you can read about prayer...but sooner or later you have to fall to your knees and just plain pray. Then, and only then, will you begin to operate in the vein of God's miracle-working ways.
    Source: Too Busy Not to Pray
  • Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln
    American statesman 1809-1865
    Abraham Lincoln
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    I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.
  • Bill Walton
    Bill Walton
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    I've had 36 orthopedic operations, have two fused ankles, my knees, hands and wrists don't work, I now have a fused spine, other than that, everything is great.
  • Bill Watterson
    Bill Watterson
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    If your knees aren't green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
    Ambrose Bierce
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    Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.
  • Buckminster Fuller
    Buckminster Fuller
    American architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor 1895-1983
    Buckminster Fuller
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    Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
    Source: Buckminster Fuller: starting with the universe (2008)
  • Adam Savage
    Adam Savage
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    Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
  • Barry Marshall
    Barry Marshall
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    My mother was a nurse, and in her era, most diseases weren't understood; people put mustard plasters on knees and rubbed camphor on your chest if you had a cough and did funny things to you if you had tuberculosis - all these things that really made very little difference once proper treatments were brought in.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are.
  • Brock Lesnar
    Brock Lesnar
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    My strength is my wrestling, but I don't focus on it as much. I try to focus on a lot of different things like knees, elbows, submissions, and submission defense - just a lot of different things.
  • Allen Ginsberg
    Allen Ginsberg
    American poet 1926-
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    Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine, jiggling your knees blankly in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.
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