Quotation Explorer - 'Grain'

There's iron, they say, in all our blood, And a grain or two perhaps is good; But his, he makes me harshly feel, Has got a little too much of steel. - Anonymous
a wise woman puts a grain of sugar in everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her. - Helen Rowland
Three people I take their words with a grain of salt: a person in love, a drunk and an insurance agent. They never really mean exactly what they say. - E. Obeng-Amoako Edmonds
Follow the grain in your own wood. - Howard Thurman
A simple act of kindness the size of a rice grain can weigh as heavy as a mountain. - Feroz Bham
High culture can never be obliterated as long as the species continues to produce individuals with the inclination and fortitude to pursue their interests and talents against the grain of the mass culture surrounding them. - Susan Jacoby
What's the difference between rain and grain? Only a g, though they both grow in the land, and they don't land but fall. What a difference a g makes! - Ana Claudia Antunes
Then the Lord said: "If you had the faith the size of a mustard grain, you would say to this black mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea!' and it would obey you. Luke 17:6 - New World Translation of the World Scriptures
It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical? - Alan Perlis
You see, the world is as big as an elephant or small as a grain of sand, depending on you. You can let it stomp you, gore you, swallow you up. Or you can let it slip into your shell and turn into a pearl. -- Benjamin East - Jonathan Freedman
Common men talk bagfuls of religion but do not practise even a grain of it. The wise man speaks a little, even though his whole life is religion expressed in action. - Ramakrishna
God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to give rain, broken grain to give bread, broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever. - Vance Havner
We all have a grain of god in us. We do get opportunities to realize it, when moments in life demand selfless deeds of compassion from us. But we often squander them. - Ashok Kallarakkal
The whole of the world could be deduced from the smallest grain of sand, if one studied it closely enough. - Christopher Paolini
A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. - Unknown
To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. - William Blake
...But first appearances are often deceptive. Not everything monstrous looking is evil, and not everything fair is good...and in every fairytale, there is a grain of truth. - Andrzej Sapkowski
Punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying 'This is who I am. - Joey Ramone
In a way, she became the sand to my hourglass... she made watching that trickling sand a little more bearable. I no longer worried about what would happen when the sand ran out. I began to see the spark each grain held as it fell. - Hubert Martin
Keep your finger on the pulse of society, take controversies with a grain of salt, lick your finger and then lift it to the wind; always know what is going on, my friend, so this world can never steer you wrong again. - Criss Jami
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
Fish rule the waters,but can be caught using worms.Birds rule the air,but can be caught using grain. - Matshona Dhliwayo
To see a world in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. - William Blake
Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.
To go against the grain is the secret of bravery. - Dejan Stojanovic
How light the raindrop's contents are;how gently the world touches me.From View With a Grain of Sand - Wisława Szymborska
All the beaches of the world, could never amount to, nor implore the one grain of sand that I stand on, which is your love. - Anthony Liccione
A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. - George Eliot
It isn't the mountains ahead that wear you out, it's the grain of sand in your shoe. - Unknown
Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Sometimes that mountain you've been climbing is just a grain of sand, and what you've been up there searching for forever, is in your hands. When you figure out love is all that matters after all it sure makes everything else seem so small. - Carrie Underwood
That didn't surprise me; any man with a grain of sense knows that marriage is the only way, these days, to acquire a full-time maid who works twenty-five hours a day. with no time off and no pay except room and board. - Elizabeth Peters
Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach. - Robert Black
Write against patterns. Go against the devils. Write what you never write. Lie. Validate what you don’t validate. Indulge what you don’t like. Wallow in it. Write the opposite of what you always write, think, speak. Do everything against the grain! - Deena Metzger
Writers start with a grain of sand, and then create a beach. - Robert Black
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
Oats. A grain, which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. - Samuel Johnson
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