Grasping Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Grasping

#1. Trees there were, old as trees can be, huge and grasping with hearts black as sin. Strange trees that some said walked in the night. - Author: Neil Gaiman
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#2. Ladies and Felines," he stated grandly, grasping the doorknob, "Welcome to Tir Na Nog. Land of endless winter and shitloads of snow. - Author: Julie Kagawa
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#3. One sure way to lose the world and everything in it, is to try grasping it. - Author: Ruskin Bond
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#4. Touch your breast,Hellen," he commanded as he pressed a finger inside her and stroked the tight velvet passageway of her sex."I want to see you squeeze your nipples as I suckle your clit."
"Oh,gods,"she moaned, grasping her breast as her hips swung forward and back. - Author: Laura Wright
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#5. I'm grasping with how you do something on a large scale with multiple operations and not have quality decrease. - Author: David Chang
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#6. But I hung on, like a tiny four-year-old grasping the curved bars of a playground merry-go-round when someone's older cousin spins it too fast. YAY, THIS IS FUN, KINDA! - Author: Felicia Day
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#7. Difficulty attracts the characterful man, for it is by grasping it that he fulfils himself. - Author: Charles De Gaulle
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#8. If worldviews or metanarratives can be compared to lenses, which of them brings things into the sharpest focus? This is not an irrational retreat from reason. Rather, it is about grasping a deeper order of things which is more easily accessed by the imagination than by reason. - Author: Alister E. McGrath
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#9. Nature gives all, without reservation, and loses nothing; man or woman, grasping all, loses everything. - Author: James Allen
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#10. Even if you have not awakened, if you realize that your perceptions and activities are all like dreams and you view them with detachment, not giving rise to grasping and rejecting discrimination, then this is virtually tantamount to awakening from the dream. - Author: Muso Kokushi
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#11. Now every daughter of Eve want to "control her surrounding, her relationships, her God." No longer is she vulnerable; now she will be grasping. No longer does she want simply to share in the adventure; she wants to control it. - Author: John Eldredge
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#12. Pragmatically, aesthetic value can be recognized or experienced, but it cannot be conveyed to those who are incapable of grasping its sensations and perceptions. To quarrel on its behalf is always a blunder. - Author: Harold Bloom
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#13. He smirked and that was it. I propelled myself forward and into his arms, our mouths instantly locking in a frenzied kiss, my hands grasping his collar, his shirt, his hair, his anything. - Author: Jennifer DeLucy
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#14. From the proletarians nothing is to be feared. Left to themselves, they will continue from generation to generation and from century to century, working, breeding, and dying, not only without any impulse to rebel, but without the power of grasping that the world could be other than it is. - Author: George Orwell
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#15. My worst mistake has been not grasping that time goes by. It was going by and there I was, set in the attitude of the ideal wife of an ideal husband. Instead of bringing our sexual relationship to life again I brooded happily over memories of our former nights together. - Author: Simone De Beauvoir
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#16. Most people never realize that 80% of the work is done before you step in a room. That's why they spend their entire lives grasping for magical tactics instead of changing their entire mindset. - Author: Ramit Sethi
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#17. Sex is an attachment behavior, reinforcing the social bond between adults. Sometimes it takes the form of passionate, joyful sex between people who are falling in love with each other. Sometimes it takes the form of desperate, grasping sex between people whose attachment is threatened. - Author: Emily Nagoski
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#18. To fear the examination of any proposition apears to me an intellectual and a moral palsy that will ever hinder the firm grasping of any substance whatever. - Author: George Eliot
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#19. You can free yourself from aging by reinterpreting your body and by grasping the link between belief and biology. - Author: Deepak Chopra
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#20. She'd thought she'd left this behind. This crushing awful feeling of something unfulfilled, something she kept reaching for only to be dragged away and mired in others' needs and expectations and the cloying sick grasping of their love. - Author: Cole McCade
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#21. We are too kind, too willing
too unwilling too
reaching out blindly with a grasping hand but not knowing how to ask for what we don't even know we want. - Author: Carol Shields
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#22. But unlike the person with exquisite taste in painting or perfume, the movie nerd is classless as well. Grasping the genius of Russ Meyer or George Romero or Herschell Gordon Lewis carries no cultural cachet and gets no one laid, believe me. - Author: David Gordon
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#23. I've been grasping at nothing, running in circles, trying desperately to fill the emptiness inside with nothing but air. If I think about it too much, I feel shame, so much shame. So I don't. - Author: Kerry Cohen
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#24. It wasn't just pretending everything was fine or grasping at normalcy, but grabbing it by the ears and making it my bitch. - Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
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#25. The rhetoric of theory is always in a bind. It pronounces ideas and denounces failures to accept or grasp them while insisting that there are no grounds either for accepting or grasping ideas. - Author: Paul Fry
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#26. Taking impermanence truly to heart is to be slowly freed from the idea of grasping, from our flawed and destructive view of permanence, from the false passion for security on which we have built everything. - Author: Sogyal Rinpoche
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#27. I see many black males grasping for some thread of hope. There are so many destructive practices, glimpses into a psychic abyss. That must be very frightening. - Author: Yusef Komunyakaa
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#28. Holding on to beliefs limits our experience of life. That doesn't mean that beliefs or ideas or thinking is a problem; the stubborn attitude of having to have things be a particular way, grasping on to our beliefs and thoughts, all these cause the problems. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#29. The practice is to make the non-arising of grasping and clinging absolute, final, and eternally void, so that no grasping and clinging can ever return. Just that is enough. There is nothing else to do. - Author: Buddhadasa
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#30. Well, we're grasping for two things at once. Partly for communion with others - that's the deepest instinct in us. And partly, we're seeking security. By constant communion with others we hope we shall be able to accept the horrible fact of our total solitude. - Author: Ingmar Bergman
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#31. Radical simply means grasping things at the root. - Author: Angela Y. Davis
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#32. The brain's strong point is its flexibility. It is unsurpassed at making shrewd guesses and at grasping the total meaning of information presented to it. - Author: Jeremy Campbell
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#33. Photographs provided a tangible reality to men who were far from home, fearful and tired; they were posed proofs of success, souvenirs to send to sweethearts and loved ones, or simply ways of remembering, of grasping a moment in a swift changing and uncertain world. - Author: Michael Crichton
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#34. All right-wing antigovernment rage in America bears a racial component, because liberalism is understood, consciously or unconsciously, as the ideology that steals from hard-working, taxpaying whites and gives the spoils to indolent, grasping blacks. - Author: Rick Perlstein
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#35. Raoul felt suddenly impatient. 'Heart of a man, if the Lady Elfrida will trust herself to me I will have her in spite of every customary usage!'
'There spoke the Norman,' Edgar said softly. 'Marauding, grasping, marking his prey! - Author: Georgette Heyer
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#36. It all started off with stirring speeches, Greek columns, the thrill of something new. Now all that's left is a presidency adrift, surviving on slogans that already seem tired, grasping at a moment that has already passed, like a ship trying to sail on yesterday's wind. - Author: Paul Ryan
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#37. I would like to appeal to all those in whose hands the future of mankind lies, to use their power not to destroy or kill, nor to create suffering in a grasping search for selfish objectives, but to help alleviate the plight of the needy; to aim at justice and freedom for the individual. - Author: Poul Hartling
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#38. Everything turns on grasping and expressing the True, not only as Substance, but equally as Subject. - Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
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#39. The Jews proposed the ridiculous story that the guards had fallen asleep. Obviously, they were grasping at straws. But the point is this: they started with the assumption that the tomb was vacant! Why? Because they knew it was! - Author: Lee Strobel
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#40. Sitting peacefully on a cushion day and night seeking to attain Buddhahood, rejecting life and death in hopes of realizing enlightenment, is all like a monkey grasping at the moon reflected in the water. - Author: Shoitsu Omatsu
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#41. I've never heard anyone say the really deep lessons of life have come in times of ease and comfort. But, I have heard many saints say every significant advance I've ever made in grasping in the depth of God's love and growing deep with Him, have come through suffering. - Author: John Piper
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#42. Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#43. I hope this scene isn't playing out all over the nation. People like me struggling to grab what they can. Whole families, even. Grasping at the leftover shards of their lives. - Author: Daniel H. Wilson
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#44. Self-giving is the only pathway to a meaningful life in this world and is the habit of heart that leads us into the world to come, but it is the opposite of the egocentric grasping we see increasingly around us. - Author: Collin Raye
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#45. Xcor's own hand trembled as he reached forth. Grasping Wrath's palm, he kissed the ring and then placed it upon his bowed forehead. "Fore'ermore, I pledge my allegiance unto to you and yours, serving none other." Both - Author: J.R. Ward
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#46. To say that the vote fraud conspiracy theorists are tilting at windmills is an understatement. They're using a legitimate public process to pursue an agenda that is, at best, grasping at straws and, at worse, partisan. - Author: George Voinovich
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#47. There's nothing on earth like the feel of someone who loves you grasping your hand in the dark when you're lost and afraid - Author: Mia Sheridan
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#48. Mindful awareness / Mindful (Res):Awareness of present-moment experience, with intention and purpose, without grasping on to judgments. Traits of being mindful are having an open stance toward oneself and others, emotional equanimity, and the ability to describe the inner world of the mind. - Author: Daniel J. Siegel
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#49. To cultivate equanimity we practice catching ourselves when we feel attraction or aversion, before it hardens into grasping or negativity. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#50. When people ask me where my roots are, I look down at my feet, and I see the roots of my soul grasping the earth. They are here ... in the Southwest ... I still live in New Mexico. - Author: Rudolfo Anaya
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#51. People are still grasping for the miracle, and unfortunately, there are no miracles, if you do not exercise for a year, and let your body remain dormant, then you will gain weight. - Author: Richard Simmons
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#52. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. - Author: Aesop
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#53. No very deep knowledge of economics is usually needed for grasping the immediate effects of a measure; but the task of economics is to foretell the remoter effects, and so to allow us to avoid such acts as attempt to remedy a present ill by sowing the seeds of a much greater ill for the future. - Author: Ludwig Von Mises
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#54. I don't treat my family any differently because they're on television. I've always had a problem grasping fame. I don't think I understand fame, and I don't think I ever will. I think that anybody who thinks that they understand fame, they're doing it for the wrong reasons. - Author: Brody Jenner
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#55. The usual disease of princes, grasping covetousness, had made them suspicious and quarrelsome neighbors. - Author: Plutarch
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#56. What was it Like?"
"What was what like?" he said, although he knew.
"Quick, I imagine. But you must have perceived something. A split second of vanishing awareness. A grasping at a shrinking light."
"It was like being fucked in the brain. - Author: Max Barry
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#57. Authentic happiness can only come from the long-term cultivation of wisdom, altruism, and compassion, and from the complete eradication of mental toxins, such as hatred, grasping, and ignorance. - Author: Carmine Gallo
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#58. Neeta lunged for Jonas, grasping his arm and tugging him violently out of mine. So violently, I watched his shoulder wrench in an unnatural way and he let out a surprised but agonized cry of pain. When - Author: Kristen Ashley
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#59. You trip and lance
Your finger at a crab. It strikes. You rub
It inch-meal to a bilge of shell. You dance
Child-crazy over tub and gunnel, grasping
Your pitchfork like a trident, poised to stab
The greasy eel-grass clasping and unclasping
The jellied iridescence of the crab. - Author: Robert Lowell
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#60. Pain is what I feed from when nothing else will nourish the noxious fury in my heart. It's what I cling to when everything else - everyone else - slips right between my grasping fingers. - Author: Rachel Vincent
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#61. I can't love him. I don't. This feeling is not the selfish, grasping need that I've seen tear apart my family, writhing through heir hearts like worms through rotten apples. - Author: Rosamund Hodge
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#62. The problem is grasping the clock. So what do I do? Let it go, lay it aside - put it down gently without any kind of aversion. Then I can pick it up again, see what time it is and lay it aside when necessary. - Author: Ajahn Sumedho
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#63. Wherefore the mere practical architect is not able to assign sufficient reasons for the forms he adopts; and the theoretic architect also fails, grasping the shadow instead of the substance. - Author: Vitruvius
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#64. What Great Beast will have their solitude pierced by your grasping little voices? - Author: Garth Nix
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#65. Procrastination is hardly more evil than grasping impatience. - Author: Immanuel Kant
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#66. Poetry can bridge that gap between what is solid and what is suggested; poetry can pull cogent meaning from the veiled truths outside of reason's grasp. - Author: Bryant McGill
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#67. There are other relations besides reality, which the mind is capable of grasping and which also are primary, like chance, illusion, the fantastic, the dream. - Author: Louis Aragon
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#68. He endeavored to collect his thoughts, but did not succeed. At those hours especially when we have sorest need of grasping the sharp realities of life do the threads of though snap off in the brain. - Author: Victor Hugo
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#69. Everyone is groping and grasping," he says. "People are turning to Buddhism, Christianity, self-help, and Taoism. CEOs and billionaires run around with their spiritual masters and visit meditation rooms. - Author: Anonymous
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#70. Grasping the realities of the Middle East is never easy. This is not primarily because they change quickly, but because so much time, effort, and money is spent to prevent reality from breaking through. - Author: Elliott Abrams
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#71. I failed math twice, never fully grasping probability theory. I mean, first off, who cares if you pick a black ball or a white ball out of the bag? And second, if you're bent over about the color, don't leave it to chance. Look in the damn bag and pick the color you want. - Author: Janet Evanovich
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#72. How can you not love reading? It's wonderful. An excursion, an adventure ... an escape from reality.' She adored reading and had a hard time grasping anyone not loving it. - Author: Robin Caroll
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#73. I wrote a book on grace, and grace is a free gift, but to receive the gift you have to have your hands open. And a lot of people don't have their hands open, there's something they're grasping because there's a lot of things to grasp in a prosperous country. - Author: Philip Yancey
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#74. Being lost without grasping the rather obvious fact that we are lost is by far the best guarantee we have that we're going to stay lost. - Author: Craig D. Lounsbrough
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#75. Let new India arise out of peasants' cottage, grasping the plough, out of huts, cobbler and sweeper. - Author: Swami Vivekananda
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#76. Voices in the forest tell of dark and twisted enchantments - as dark and twisted as the roots and grasping branches of the trees themselves. Even the most gnarled tree is eloquent in the telling of its own tale. - Author: Brian Froud
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#77. Opportunity: A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment. - Author: Ambrose Bierce
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#78. The only true thoughts are those which do not grasp their own meaning - Author: Theodor W. Adorno
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#79. Once in a lifetime "True love" comes in your life. That is made just for you and you should not lose that chance of grasping it. - Author: Lovely Goyal
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#80. In the case of complex personalities the matter stands thus: one of these can understand other men better than they can understand themselves, because within himself he has not only the character he is grasping, but also its opposite. Duality is necessary for observation and comprehension. - Author: Otto Weininger
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#81. Here's Lego Zombie Chef! Here's Lego Zombie builder! See their grasping hands and posable limbs! - Author: Kirsty McKay
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#82. Energetic cords are unconscious - often sentimental or compulsive - emotional ties to past and present relationships, pre-conditioned by our wounds. They are made of toxic emotions such fear, guilt, blame, hatred, obligation, grasping need or pain. - Author: Avril Carruthers
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#83. I suddenly felt my spirit expand, for I was capable of grasping the utter beauty of the trees. - Author: Muriel Barbery
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#84. Moving between the legs of tables and of chairs, rising or falling, grasping at kisses and toys, advancing boldly, sudden to take alarm, retreating to the corner of arm and knee, eager to be reassured, taking pleasure in the fragrant brilliance of the Christmas tree. - Author: T. S. Eliot
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#85. We can not escape tragic roads. It is like grasping at the sun & trying to catch air. We must take one step at-a-time. Keep going. - Author: Ace Antonio Hall
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#86. The trouble with us is that we try to find happiness where it does not exist, in transient, impermanent things; we try to find it in the gratification of desire; we seek it in animal pleasure. Happiness lives in giving, in doing, not in getting, in grasping. - Author: Orison Swett Marden
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#87. In meditation, silently and serenely, all words are transcended.
In Illumination, all things appear as is.
Silence is the ceasing of ego-grasping. Illumination is the functioning of the wonder of wisdom.
The unity of these two is awakening to Buddha Nature. - Author: Sheng Yen
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#88. I've told you before. I'm here for you, day or night. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned. - Author: Ethan Cross
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#89. Dan gave chase with his big, blue-collar hands grasping at my shirttail. - Author: Bobby Adair
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#90. Government is actually the worst failure of civilized man. There has never been a really good one, and even those that are most tolerable are arbitrary, cruel, grasping and unintelligent. - Author: H.L. Mencken
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#91. I find that you learn from others. It's very much about watching TV and watching movies for me and grasping that way and watching other people act. - Author: Callan McAuliffe
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#92. I believe in God as I believe in my friends, because I feel the breath of His affections, feel His invisible hand, drawing me, leading me, grasping me; because I possess an inner consciousness of a particular Providence and of a universal mind that marks out for me the course of my own destiny. - Author: Miguel De Unamuno
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#93. Let the amelioration in our laws of property proceed from the concession of the rich, not from the grasping of the poor. Let us understand that the equitable rule is, that no one should take more than his share, let him be ever so rich. - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#94. How will we experience the world a month, a year, or five years from now? Will we be even angrier, more grasping and fearful, or will some shift have occurred? This depends entirely on the tendencies we reinforce today. - Author: Pema Chodron
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#95. Pride and folly, they go together like two tightly grasping hands. - Author: Patrick Rothfuss
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#96. The secure attachment of Western psychology is actually akin to Buddhist non-attachment; avoid-ant attachment is the inverse of being mindful and present; and anxious attachment aligns with Buddhist notions of clinging and grasping. - Author: Sharon Salzberg
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#97. I have made a similar suggestion for poetry: that one should approach it as pure sonority, reading and rereading it as a sort of music, and should not introduce meanings or intentions into the diction before clearly grasping the system of sounds that every poem must offer on pain of nonexistence. - Author: Paul Valery
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#98. When I stop trying to create a life for myself, I find the life God creates for me. When I cease trying to make a name for myself - competing, grasping, pushing my way to the top - His name emerges through the actions of my life. - Author: Rachel Olsen
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#99. Here?"
She gasped, grasping his forearm with her hand.
He growled low in his throat as he watched her attempt to understand the feelings coursing through her. When he spoke, his voice was rough with his own response. "I think you want more than that. - Author: Sarah MacLean
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#100. [Heraclitus had] pride not in logical knowledge but rather in intuitive grasping of the truth. - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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