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

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

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What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

Love doesn't just sit there like a stone;
it has to be made,like bread,
remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

 

The finest workers in stone are not copper or steel tools,
but the gentle touches of air and water
working at their leisure with a liberal allowance of time.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be careful the friends you choose -
for you will become like them.
- W. Clement Stone

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
- W. Clement Stone

It does not do to dwell on dreams, ...
and forget to live.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Character is always known.
Thefts never enrich;
alms never impoverish;
murder will speak out of stone walls.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise,
a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
- Ansel Adams

Nature teaches more than she preaches.
There are no sermons in stones.
It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.
- John Burroughs

I wanted to know the name of every stone
and flower and insect and bird and beast.
I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life -
but there was no one to tell me.
- George Washington Carver

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
- Matthew Green

Normally, an actress has to work to bring out her male side.
In our case, the dynamic is reversed.
The actor playing her modelled himself on Sharon Stone.
- Edward Hall

Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
- Richard Lovelace

All us Youngs could throw.
I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid,
and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.
- Cy Young

The reason why the stone is red is its iron content,
which is also why our blood is red.
- Andy Goldsworthy

No one should be allowed to make music as if he were made of wood.
One must reproduce the musical text exactly,
but not play like a stone.
- Olivier Messiaen

I felt that in time simple stone tools would be found
in early Pleistocene in England.
- Louis Leakey

The stone which Jacob consecrated at Bethel the generation
of the living continues to anoint,
paying the tithes which of old he vowed to the house of God there.
- Julius Wellhausen

If we can by any method establish a relation of mutual
trust between the laborer and the employer,
we shall lay the foundation stone of a structure that
will endure for all time.
- Mark Hanna

What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion,
is marriage renunciation or abundance,
is marriage a stepping-stone or an end.
What is marriage.
- Gertrude Stein

The stone often recoils on the head of the thrower.
- Elizabeth I

Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence.
You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off.
There is no moss on that stone.
- Gary Cherone

The first human who hurled an insult instead of a stone
was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

I think a guy who's had just the right amount of booze
can sing the blues a hell of a lot better than a guy who is stone sober.
- Charlie Rich

You can keep the things of bronze and stone and give
me one man to remember me just once a year.
- Damon Runyon

We said we would leave no stone unturned to get to
Germany and now we are applying the same philosophy
towards our tournament preparations.
- John O'Neill

The basis, the corner-stone of this Government,
was the perfect equality of the free,
sovereign, and independent States which made it.
- Robert Toombs

A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't
see it until after we have tripped over it.
- Cullen Hightower

The heart hid still in the dark, hard as the Philosopher's Stone.
- Paul Celan

Men admire the man who can organize
their wishes and thoughts
in stone and wood and steel and brass.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The body is the substance of the stone.
- George Ripley

Never treat anything you do as a stepping stone.
Do it fully, and follow it completely.
- Mira Nair

I've become so earthy.
And I never was earthy.
I'm doing all kinds of different roles which are not
at all like the intellectual and the legal mind of Ben Stone.
- Michael Moriarty

If you can take the hot lead enema, then you can cast the first stone.
- Lenny Bruce

I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention.
To not be like your parents.
To not be like your friends.
To be yourself.
To cut yourself out of stone.
- Henry Rollins

Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand,
but we must build as if the sand were stone.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Freud was a hero.
He descended to the Underworld and met there stark terrors.
He carried with him his theory as a Medusa's head which
turned these terrors to stone.
- R. D. Laing

Let them not make me a stone and let them not spill me,
otherwise kill me.
- Louis MacNeice

We recorded our first CD, Sixteen Stone,
with a small budget and never dreamed that we would
enjoy such a high success.
It was simply fantastic.
- Gavin Rossdale

We should bomb Vietnam back into the stone age.
- Curtis Lemay

You can't pretend to be a Sharon Stone or a Marilyn Monroe.
You really can't fake that.
- Claire Bloom

I've always seen modeling as a stepping stone.
- Tyra Banks

Travel and society polish one, but a rolling stone gathers no moss,
and a little moss is a good thing on a man.
- John Burroughs

I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man,
just a mortal with potential of a superman.
I'm living on.
- David Bowie

Love doesn't sit there like a stone,
it has to be made,
like bread: remade all the time, made new.
- Og Mandino

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch;
but a musician's music can never be fettered,
for it lives first in her heart and mind.
- Charles de Lint

A nickname is the heaviest stone that the devil can throw at a man.
It is a bugbear to the imagination, and,
though we do not believe in it, it still haunts our apprehensions.
- William Hazlitt

It's frightening and unnerving to watch a stone melt.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I cannot say who, precisely, came up with the idea of a Stone Age family.
- Joseph Barbera

Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil
is rightwise king born of all England.
- Thomas Malory

Under every stone lurks a politician.
- Aristophanes

I would have written of me on my stone:
I had a lover's quarrel with the world.
- Robert Frost

I stone got crazy when I saw somebody run down them
strings with a bottleneck.
My eyes lit up like a Christmas tree and I said that I had to learn.
- Muddy Waters

The expression of this idea is Queens of the Stone Age,
but the idea is that you will never slack on the music
and will always humble yourself at the alter of Rock.
- Joshua Homme

Who made the rule that life has to be so serious?
One would think that "life is serious" had been engraved
upon stone tablets to judge from how most lives are lived.
Get a life, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat - dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The fall of dropping water wears away the Stone.
- Lucretius

Leave no stone unturned to help your clients realize
maximum profits from their investment.
- Arthur C. Nielsen

The drop of rain maketh a hole in the stone,
not by violence, but by oft falling.
- Hugh Latimer

What would it profit thee to be the first Of echoes,
tho thy tongue should live forever, A thing that answers,
but hath not a thought As lasting but as senseless as a stone.
- Frederick Tennyson

A small species of pinus was much prized,
and, when dwarfed in the manner of the Chinese,
fetched a very high price; it is generally grafted
on a variety of the stone pine.
- Robert Fortune

I picked up the Joss Stone album, Josh Groban,
and the new Norah Jones.
I love, love, love Norah.
- Deborah Cox

Our horizon is the creation of a noble society to which,
like the medieval builder of those glorious cathedrals,
you will have added your conception,
your artful piece of stone.
- Adrienne Clarkson

Men of genius are often dull and inert in society;
as the blazing meteor,
when it descends to earth, is only a stone.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Become dust - and they will throw thee in the air;
Become stone -
and they will throw thee on glass.
- Muhammad Iqbal

It is a power stronger than will.
Could a stone escape from the laws of gravity? Impossible.
Impossible, for evil to form an alliance with good.
- Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

There are so many things that are misunderstood or
not recognized about my father's music because they've
been filtered by people who work for magazines like Rolling Stone.
- Dweezil Zappa

But which is the stone that supports the bridge?
- Kublai Khan


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