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Hands Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Hands

Please enjoy these Hands Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

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We were given:
Two hands to hold.
Two legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
- Anonymous

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Often the hands will solve a mystery
that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
- Carl Jung

 

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

I come to life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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The WAY is Not The Way for You,
Unless You Come With an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I come with an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Approach life with an Open Mind,
Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

The final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands.
One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
- Audrey Hepburn

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

God Loves an Open Mind, Clean Hands, and a Loving Heart.
So does Your Mother.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Human salvation lies in the hands
of the creatively maladjusted.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Many hands make light work.
- Proverb

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Both young children and old people have a lot of time on their hands.
That's probably why they get along so well.
- Jonathan Carroll

Child-rearing is my main interest now.
I'm a hands-on father.
- Sean Penn

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

Whenever men take the law into their own hands,
the loser is the law.
And when the law loses, freedom languishes.
- Robert Kennedy

Show me your hands.
Do they have scars from giving? Show me your feet.
Are they wounded in service? Show me your heart.
Have you left a place for divine love?
- Fulton J. Sheen

All perception of truth
is the detection of an analogy;
we reason from our hands to our head.
- Henry David Thoreau

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To see the world in a grain of sand,
and to see heaven in a wild flower,
hold infinity in the palm of your hands,
and eternity in an hour.
- William Blake

Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

One cannot subdue a man by holding back his hands.
Lasting peace comes not from force.
- David Borenstein

There is no evil and there are
no evil forces in the world.
There are only people of awareness,
and there are people who are fast asleep -
and sleep has no force.
The whole energy is in the hands of the awakened people.
And one awakened person can awaken the whole world.
One lighted candle can make millions of candles lighted
without losing it's light.
- Osho

Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of husbands.
Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
- Abigail Adams

A man paints with his brains and not with his hands.
- Michelangelo

Designed by architects with honorable intentions but hands of palsy.
- Jimmy Breslin

When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt,
head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body,
but the soul.
- Alfred Austin

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
- Richard Bach

Only truthful hands write true poems.
I cannot see any basic difference between a handshake and a poem.
- Paul Celan

I felt like an extraordinary hero.
I was only five or six and I had the whole of life in my hands.
Even if I had been driving the carriage of the sun
I could not have felt any better.
- Dario Fo

I believe the preservation of the home in the future
lies almost entirely in the hands of men.
- Agnes Macphail

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
- Philip Larkin

In 1968 the Arts Council managed to get a grant from
the treasury to buy up a lot of derelict touring theatres
and put them back in the hands of the local authorities.
- Timothy West

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could
take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
- Charles Baudelaire

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from falling hands we throw.
- John McCrae

Your security is not in the hands of Kerry,
Bush or al-Qaida.
Your security is in your own hands.
- Osama bin Laden

All the powers in the universe are already ours.
It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
- Swami Vivekananda

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious,
though some survive it in the hands of very careful
and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck

I haven't had that many women - only as many as I could lay my hands on.
- Dudley Moore

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and
prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable
he can make himself with them.
- Don Marquis

Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe.
If you believe, clap your hands!
- James M. Barrie

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

Last good pratfall I did, I broke bones in both hands.
I still feel it when people shake my hand.
- Chevy Chase

I can think of a lot better things to do with my hands
than to cut them up on the rim of a drum.
- Buddy Rich

Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me
to use my hands and body more.
But that was never me.
I just breathe and sometimes it doesn't look as if I'm doing that.
- Perry Como

God will roast their stomachs in hell at the hands of Iraqis.
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf

The mass of the people commence life with no other
capital than the union of head,
hearts and hands.
To the benefit of this best of capital the wife has no right.
- Ernestine Rose

To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves
and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows.
It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
- Jean Anouilh

The women of the country have the power in their own hands,
in spite of the law and the government being altogether of the male order.
- Victoria Woodhull

I loved downers, almost any kind.
Loved the colors of them.
Loved them yellow...
I did.
I would just have a bouquet in my hands at night.
- Rosemary Clooney

Pale hands I loved beside the Shalimar,
where are you now? Who lies beneath your spell?
- Adela Florence Nicolson

How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort,
a little more patience would have achieved success.
- Elbert Hubbard

Every normal man must be tempted, at times,
to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
and begin slitting throats.
- H. L. Mencken

Government will not fail to employ education,
to strengthen its hands, and perpetuate its institutions.
- William Godwin

Let a joy keep you.
Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.
- Carl Sandburg

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

Power should not be concentrated in the hands of so few,
and powerlessness in the hands of so many.
- Maggie Kuhn

When Arab apologists wring their hands over an Israeli military incursion,
they never mention what the Israelis are reacting to,
or else diminish and distort it.
- Jack Schwartz

You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars.
I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners,
clean morals and clean characters.
- John Burns

When God hands you a gift, he also hands you a whip;
and the whip is intended for self-flagellation solely.
- Truman Capote

Shaking hands with the Queen of England was a long
way from being forced to sit in the colored section
of the bus going into downtown Wilmington,
North Carolina.
- Althea Gibson

Music was our wife, and we loved her.
And we stayed with her, and we clothed her,
and we put diamond rings on her hands.
- Lionel Hampton

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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