Hands Quotes

The way to secure liberty is to place it in the people's hands, that is, to give them the power at all times to defend it in the legislature and in the courts of justice

John Adams

You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it.

John Updike

For thousands of years, father and son have stretched wistful hands across the canyon of time.

Alan Valentine

The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.

James Madison

Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more?

Bev Adams

If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the clergy

Marquis De Lafayette

Another good reducing exercise consists in placing both hands against the table edge and pushing back.

Robert Quillen

But there is always a Mass. It is not a formal Mass at all. We were sitting around her dining room table with wine and Eucharist and holding hands. It is very informal and small, but to me that is a wonderful way to have Mass.

Linda Vester

Much like the hands of a clock go nowhere fast, anxious thoughts run us round-and-round without taking us anywhere!

Guy Finley

You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.

Merle Shain

Our defeat at the hands of England could turn out to be a major positive.

Justin Langer

Language may die at the hands of the schoolman: it is regenerated by the poets

Emmauel Mounier

You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore. You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God. But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each of you be alone, Even as the strings of the lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping. For only the hands of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.

Kahlil Gibran

Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.

Alan Watts

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein

Genius is always allowed some leeway, once the hammer has been pried from its hands and the blood has been cleaned up

Terry Pratchett

Success is a ladder you cannot climb with your hands in your pockets.

American Proverb

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.

Maxim Gorky

Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you reach your destiny.

Carl Schurz

God waits to win back his own flowers as gifts from man's hands.

Rabindranath Tagore

I forgot to shake hands and be friendly. It was an important lesson about leadership.

Lee Iacocca

Words -- so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Let freedom never perish in your hands.

Joseph Addison

[C]ensorship in any form is the opening wedge for fascism, since it places arbitrary and unwarranted power in the hands of individuals.

Jack Parsons

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