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Grounds Quotes

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What are the proper grounds for joy?
Is it circumstance which will
determine the stature of my spirit?
Ah, no. It is choice. It is always a choice -
in the face of any event - for joy.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Related topics: Inspirational Choice Happy Positive Happiness Attitude Circumstances Wisdom

Masses are always breeding grounds of psychic epidemics.
- Carl Jung

I refuse to answer that question
on the grounds that I don't know the answer
- Douglas Adams

To the extent that the judicial profession becomes
the daily routine of deciding cases on the most secure
precedents and the narrowest grounds available,
the judicial mind atrophies and its perspective shrinks.
- Irving R. Kaufman

 

We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
- Winston Churchill

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

Keep your feet firmly planted on the ground
as you reach for the stars.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Gardening is all about optimism.
I put a seed in the ground.
I consistently tend it,
confident I will see the results, in time,
of the nurture I have provided.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Perspective is both a necessary
and a sufficient ground for wisdom.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

My Loved One
You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never saw a discontented tree.
They grip the ground as though they liked it,
and though fast rooted, they travel about as far as we do.
- John Muir

You are my ground and you are my rainbow.
You are my butterfly and you are my ecstasy.
You are the start of my journeys and always my destination.
You are my home - the place to which I always return.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground.
- Douglas Adams

The work an unknown good man has done is like a vein
of water flowing hidden underground,
secretly making the ground green.
- Thomas Carlyle

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground,
but a kind word is never thrown away.
- Arthur Helps

I never eat in a restaurant that's over a hundred feet
off the ground and won't stand still.
- Calvin Trillin

People have a constitutional right to burn a Koran if they want to,
but doing so is insensitive and an unnecessary provocation -
much like building a mosque at Ground Zero.
- Sarah Palin

I have always argued that change becomes stressful
and overwhelming only when you've lost any sense of
the constancy of your life.
You need firm ground to stand on.
From there, you can deal with that change.
- Richard Nelson Bolles

Jogging is very beneficial.
It's good for your legs and your feet.
It's also very good for the ground.
If makes it feel needed.
- Charles M. Schulz

Science is a first-rate piece of furniture for a man's upper chamber,
if he has common sense on the ground floor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

I am not bound for any public place,
but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees,
and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods.
- Wendell Berry

The foot feels the foot when it feels the ground.
- The Buddha

Food is our common ground, a universal experience.
- James Beard

Suspended between earth and sky,
my humanity draws from both,
my tendrils reach for the energies of each.
Spirit and Ground - equal yet opposite,
the lightness and the solidarity,
the ephemeral and the substantial.
The substantial is no more and no less
than the ephemeral - merely different.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The crops were planted, tended, and harvested -
now the ground lies fallow, awaiting the new planting.
Did the year fail? I think not.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the
ground from beneath your feet.
- Stanislaw Lec

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

The ground we walk on, the plants and creatures,
the clouds above constantly dissolving into new formations -
each gift of nature possessing its own radiant energy,
bound together by cosmic harmony.
- Ruth Bernhard

My father was grounded, a very meat-and-potatoes man.
He was a baker.
- Anthony Hopkins

When I go home, its an easy way to be grounded.
You learn to realize what truly matters.
- Tony Stewart

I feel very blessed to have two wonderful,
healthy children who keep me completely grounded,
sane and throw up on my shoes just before I go to an
awards show just so I know to keep it real.
- Reese Witherspoon

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

So your father, or your mother,
never thought you were good enough - SO WHAT?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It doesn't matter who my father was.
It matters who I remember he was.
- Anne Sexton

My father and he had one of those English friendships
which begins by avoiding the intimacies
and eventually eliminates speech altogether.
- Jorge Luis Borges

When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant
I could hardly stand to have the old man around.
But when I got to be 21, I was astonished
at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.
- Aldous Huxley

Nothing I've ever done has given me more joys and rewards
than being a father to my children.
- Bill Cosby

When a father gives to his son, both laugh;
when a son gives to his father, both cry.
- William Shakespeare

The most important thing a father
can do for his children
is to love their mother.
- Henry Ward Beecher

A man cannot speak to his son, but as a father;
to his wife, but as a husband;
to his enemy, but upon terms:
whereas a friend may speak, as the case requires,
and not as it sorteth with the person.
- Francis Bacon

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

The patriot blood of my father was warm in my veins.
- Clara Barton

It is easier for a father to have children than for
children to have a real father.
- Pope John XXIII

No matter how old we become, we can still call them
'Holy Mother' and 'Father' and put a child-like trust in them.
- Desmond Morris

A true king is neither husband nor father;
he considers his throne and nothing else.
- Pierre Corneille

Thirteen, 13 children, and I love - I love them all.
And I think I've been a good father to all of them.
- Anthony Quinn

My father wants me to be like my brother,
but I can't be.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

I made a decision when my father passed away that I
was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.
- Joel Osteen

I get whatever placidity I have from my father.
But my mother taught me how to take it on the chin.
- Norma Shearer

My father was always telling himself no one was perfect,
not even my mother.
- Broderick Crawford

If a country is to be corruption free and become a
nation of beautiful minds,
I strongly feel there are three key societal members
who can make a difference.
They are the father, the mother and the teacher.
- Abdul Kalam

She got her looks from her father.
He's a plastic surgeon.
- Groucho Marx

Most American children suffer too much mother and too little father.
- Gloria Steinem

My father was an Episcopalian minister,
and I've always been comforted by the power of prayer.
- Anna Lee

The most important influence in my childhood was my father.
- DeForest Kelley

My father loved people, children and pets.
- Tony Visconti

My father invented a cure for which there was no disease
and unfortunately my mother caught it and died of it.
- Victor Borge

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

My father wasn't really involved and my mom is the light in my life.
- Marion Jones

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

My father was the guy on the block who said hi to everyone.
- Damon Wayans

There's really no point in having children if you're
not going to be home enough to father them.
- Anthony Edwards

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe


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