Hands Quotes

Raising children is like making biscuits: it is as easy to raise a big batch as one, while you have your hands in the dough.

E.W. Howe

Long after moments of closeness have passed, a part of you remains with me and warms the places your hands have touched and hastens my heart for your return.

ROBERT SEXTON

Talking is like playing on the harp; there is as much in laying the hands on the strings to stop their vibration as in twanging them to bring out their music.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands as we go over the dark places of life, cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.

Rebecca West

You politicians have got to look further ahead; you always got a Putter in your hands, when you ought to have a Driver.

Will Rogers

American democracy must be a failure because it places the supreme authority in the hands of the poorest and most ignorant part of the society.

Thomas Babington

Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

Paulo Freire

Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen; but urge me not to use moderation.

William Lloyd Garrison

All the sweetness of religion is conveyed to the world by the hands of story-tellers and image-makers. Without their fictions the truths of religion would for the multitude be neither intelligible nor even apprehensible; and the prophets would prophesy and the teachers teach in vain.

George Bernard Shaw

In the course of her education she had gone through the history usually put into the hands of young people... now her ripened reason gave to her present study at least the advantage of novelty.

Charlotte Smith

We must not be guilty of taking the law into our own hands, and converting it from what it really is to what we think it ought to be.

John Duke Coleridge, 1st Baron Coleridge

A newspaper is always a weapon in somebody's hands.

Francis Claud Cockburn

If you think Independence Day is America's defining holiday, think again. Thanksgiving deserves that title, hands-down.

Tony Snow

Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.

African Proverb

Live for yourself -- there's no one elseMore worth living forBegging hands and bleeding hearts will only cry out for more.

Neil Peart

The real breeders of discontent and alien doctrines of government and philosophies subversive of good citizenship are such as these who take the law into their own hands.

John L. Lewis

Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women

Maria Callas

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. . . As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.

Audrey Hepburn

Infinite striving to be the best is mans duty; it is its own reward. Everything else is in Gods hands.

Mahatma Gandhi

It is the mark of a modest man to accept his friendly circle ready-made from the hands of opportunity.

Robert Louis Stevenson

American presidents always avoid shaking hands with brutal dictators, except when it's advantageous to do so.

Elizabeth A. Sherman

A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.

Aldous Huxley

O Thou Lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world, what Thou bearest in Thy blessed hands and feet I cannot bear; take it all away. Hide me in the depths of Thy suffering love, mold me to the image of Thy divine passion.

Horace Bushnell

The privilege of ruling would be in the hands of the skilled and the learned, with a wide scope left for profitable crooked deals carried on by the Jews, who would be attracted by the enormous extension of the international speculations of the national banks.

Mikhail Bakunin

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