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Life is a quarry, out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.
There was a time when idealistic folksingers such as myself believed that Reality TV was a programming vogue that would peak and recede, leaving only its hardiest show-offs. Instead, it has metastasized like toxic mold, filling every nook and opening new crannies.
God has entrusted us with his most precious treasure - people. He asks us to shepherd and mold them into strong disciples, with brave faith and good character.
A man has to learn that he cannot command things, but that he can command himself; that he cannot coerce the wills of others, but that he can mold and master his own will: and things serve him who serves Truth; people seek guidance of him who is master of himself.
The harsh truth is, most red-haired men look like blondes who've spoiled from lack of refrigeration. They look like brown-haired men who've been composted out behind the barn. Yet that same pigmentation that on a man can resemble leaf mold or junkyard rust, a woman wears like a tiara of rubies.
Concrete you can mold, you can press it into - after all, you haven't any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? You'd be surprised when you go into a room that has no straight line - how marvelous it is that you can feel the walls talking back to you, as it were.
People who don't fit the mold are treated differently than those who do.
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws.
I don't fit into the mold of the NBA man, and I think I've been punished financially for it.
The people at the top of the league think they need to rein me in so I don't become another Michael Jordan, somebody they aren't able to mold and shape and make their puppet.
It was darn nigh impossible for women in rock in the '70s. There wasn't a mold if you were a woman and you were in the entertainment in the '70s. You were probably a disco diva or a folk singer, or simply ornamental. Radio would play only one woman per hour.
When our interests matched, the Americans have been good to us, and when the interests differed, they wanted us to mold ourselves to them, which we refused.
TV tends to try and fit everyone into a TV mold.
Make your mold. The best flux in the world will not make a usable shape unless you have a mold to pour it in.
We need role models who are going to break the mold.
Most women's magazines simply try to mold women into bigger and better consumers.
I'm the mold that grunge was grown in.
Townes Van Zandt
My parent's divorce and hard times at school, all those things combined to mold me, to make me grow up quicker. And it gave me the drive to pursue my dreams that I wouldn't necessarily have had otherwise.
I like to be buttoned onto tradition. The thing is to improve it, twist it and mold it; to make something new of it; not to deny it. The riches of history can be plucked at any point.
It is enough that we set out to mold the motley stuff of life into some form of our own choosing; when we do, the performance is itself the wage.
I didn't try to copy my dad or fit into the pressure or the mold that everybody tried to make me fit into.
It ain't easy to break out of a mold, but if you do your work, people will ultimately see what you're capable of. Too often, people find it easier to make assumptions and stick with what they believe. They put you in a place and it makes their job easier. The good people constantly search for something different.
The poet gives us his essence, but prose takes the mold of the body and mind.
If you try to follow everyone else's mold, you'll probably fail at some point because God created us uniquely for a reason.
We are so bound together that no man can labor for himself alone. Each blow he strikes in his own behalf helps to mold the universe.
Jerome K. Jerome
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Leonardo da Vinci
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.
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