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The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.
All the lessons of history in four sentences: Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad with power. The mills of God grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly small. The bee fertilizes the flower it robs. When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
As long as you're having fun, that's the key. The moment it becomes a grind, it's over.
In any profession it gets to be a grind.
What I lack in talent, I compensate with my willingness to grind it out. That's the secret of my life.
You're confronted with the quandary: do I grind things to a halt? Ideally you would, but I have better things to do than educate people.
Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it.
There's times when I'll see a show, or something cooking on TV, and think, 'That can really be fun when it's working.' But it's a grind. I did that at NBC, it was five days a week. I was doing 'Talk Soup' and 'Later' at the same time. It's a hard job, more difficult than people realize.
As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death.
I've accentuated the look over the years. As a comic, you try something and if it works you go with it and grind it to death.
Poets yearn, of course, to be published, read, and understood, but they do little, if anything, to set themselves above the common herd and the daily grind.
Interviews are usually a follow-up, like a press junket or a publicity junket, or something like that, and I'm not doing any of that right now. I don't have any axes to grind.
My career has been successful, but it's been a grind of hard work.
Sometimes the intensity and the grind of doing television can wear you down, but at the same time there's something about the repetition, the sheer mass of work that you do that's also liberating.
It was taunted as reality. It was dangled as a carrot. In terms of people's hopes and dreams, to say that that is less of a reality than the daily grind they find themselves in is maybe not correct.
My confidence comes from the daily grind - training my butt off day in and day out.
Often the grind of book promotion wearies you of your own book - though at the same time this frees you from its clutches.
Sometimes the wheels of justice grind slowly.
Giving Northern Europe a veto over Southern Europe's budgets will not hold a monetary union together. The euro zone will continue to need the weaker countries to stomach decades of high unemployment to grind down wages.
Anyone who undertakes the literary grind had better like playing around with words.
Roy Blount, Jr.
About every two minutes a new wave of planes would be over. The motors seemed to grind rather than roar, and to have an angry pulsation like a bee buzzing in blind fury.
I don't lecture and I don't grind any axes. I just want to entertain.
Naturally enough when I was a young dancer, I was terribly anxious to get ahead, and to get ahead quickly. I was impatient with all those older people who talked of the long grind to the top, who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do.
The glacier was God's great plough set at work ages ago to grind, furrow, and knead over, as it were, the surface of the earth.
I grind my teeth and keep my thumbs in so tight that I've dislocated them, just not to scream. Sometimes as an actor one is lucky enough to be asked to scream.
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past.
Daniel D. Palmer
Everybody was in struggle, in the grind trying to make it.
On tour, I'll get up at 5 p.m. and go to bed at 8 in the morning. With fishing, it's the exact opposite. Fishing is the only healthy thing I do. Touring is such a grind; it's the opposite of healthy.
When I appear in public people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail - none of which is easy.
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