65 Grain Quotes On Success In Life

These grain quotes will inspire you. A grain is a small, hard, dry seed – with or without an attached hull or fruit layer – harvested for human or animal consumption.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging grain quotes, grain sayings, and grain proverbs.

Best Grain Quotes

  1. “Follow the grain in your own wood.” ~ Howard Thurman
  2. “If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me.” ~ William Shakespeare
  3. “If people say something rude or off-color, you have to take it with a grain of salt, because they don’t know you.” ~ Chris Daughtry
  4. “Our South Australian farmers left their holdings in the hands of their wives and children too young to take with them, but almost all of them returned to grow grain and produce to send to Victoria.” ~ Catherine Helen Spence

  5. “What I know about Mike Tyson, I see in the boxing ring. As far as all of the gossip stuff that I hear about him, I know first hand to take that with a grain of salt.” ~ Gerald McRaney
  6. “Grow your tree of falsehood from a small grain of truth. Do not follow those who lie in contempt of reality. Let your lie be even more logical than the truth itself, so the weary travelers may find repose.” ~ Czeslaw Milosz
  7. “The wise ones fashioned speech with their thought, sifting it as grain is sifted through a sieve.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  8. “I think being different, going against the grain of society is the greatest thing in the world.” ~ Elijah Wood

  9. “Ibrahim tells his story without a grain of complaint, and this was true for all of the band members. This is very much part of the Cuban spirit and soul.” ~ Wim Wenders
  10. “Anyone with a grain of sense would know that if I punched my wife I would rip her head off. It’s all lies. I have never laid a finger on her.” ~ Mike Tyson
  11. “We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.” ~ Tom Stoppard
  12. “A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.” ~ Sivananda

  13. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ~ Robert W. Service
  14. “If a farmer fills his barn with grain, he gets mice. If he leaves it empty, he gets actors.” ~ Walter Scott
  15. “We accept it because we have seen the vision. We know that we cannot reap the harvest, but we hope that we may so well prepare the land and so diligently sow the seed that our successors may gather the ripened grain.” ~ Liberty Hyde Bailey
  16. “It goes against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail and learning to be self-critical?” ~ Alan Perlis

  17. “This means that they are bound by law and custom to plough the fields of their masters, harvest the corn, gather it into barns, and thresh and winnow the grain; they must also mow and carry home the hay, cut and collect wood, and perform all manner of tasks of this kind.” ~ Jean Froissart
  18. “We must never throw away a bushel of truth because it happens to contain a few grains of chaff.” ~ Arthur Penrhyn Stanley
  19. “I always wanted to go against hat grain because it was too restricting.” ~ Donna Mills
  20. “All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don’t always do.” ~ Matthew Ashford

  21. “Here we grow the flax and grain; here we raise the meat they eat, and the wool to keep them warm; we cut trees to build their houses and firewood to heat their stoves.” ~ Ernest Poole
  22. “During the course of the seven years I played scenes with an oil slick, I played a scene with a grain of rice. Sometimes with indescribable creatures. I remember having a conversation with something which was simply a smell, that’s all. It was part of our job.” ~ Patrick Stewart
  23. “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand.” ~ Og Mandino
  24. “Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor to measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together.” ~ Dinah Maria Murlock Craik

  25. “One must be entirely sensitive to the structure of the material that one is handling. One must yield to it in tiny details of execution, perhaps the handling of the surface or grain, and one must master it as a whole.” ~ Barbara Hepworth
  26. “A little and a little, collected together, becomes a great deal; the heap in the barn consists of single grains, and drop and drop make the inundation.” ~ Saadi
  27. “Illinois corn farmers are the Nation’s number two exporter of feed grains.” ~ John Shimkus
  28. “The Indian Corn, or Maiz, proves the most useful Grain in the World; and had it not been for the Fruitfulness of this Species, it would have proved very difficult to have settled some of the Plantations in America.” ~ John Lawson

  29. “A wise woman puts a grain of sugar into everything she says to a man, and takes a grain of salt with everything he says to her.” ~ Helen Rowland
  30. “I think a responsibility comes with notoriety, but I never think of it as power. It’s more like something you hold, like grains of sand. If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it, but if you open your fingers in any way, you can lose it just as quickly.” ~ Diana Ross
  31. “Energy, like the biblical grain of the mustard-seed, will remove mountains.” ~ Hosea Ballou
  32. “I am a leader. Leaders always get heat. They’re always going against the grain. Jimi Hendrix got heat; Bob Marley got heat; Miles Davis got heat. Every great artist got heat. Heat means you’re doing something right.” ~ Ziggy Marley

  33. “If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections, will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?” ~ William Jennings Bryan
  34. “Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars.” ~ James Jeans
  35. “Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
  36. “Foods high in bad fats, sugar and chemicals are directly linked to many negative emotions, whereas whole, natural foods rich in nutrients – foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes – contribute to greater energy and positive emotions.” ~ Marilu Henner

  37. “I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” ~ Og Mandino
  38. “Actually I think Art lies in both directions – the broad strokes, big picture but on the other hand the minute examination of the apparently mundane. Seeing the whole world in a grain of sand, that kind of thing.” ~ Peter Hammill
  39. “The science of politics is the one science that is deposited by the streams of history, like the grains of gold in the sand of a river; and the knowledge of the past, the record of truths revealed by experience, is eminently practical, as an instrument of action and a power that goes to making the future.” ~ Lord Acton
  40. “The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.” ~ Jeremy Rifkin

  41. “Barley, where it succeeds, yields a larger weight of feed per acre than any other small grain crop.” ~ David F. Houston
  42. “We can make a commitment to promote vegetables and fruits and whole grains on every part of every menu. We can make portion sizes smaller and emphasize quality over quantity. And we can help create a culture – imagine this – where our kids ask for healthy options instead of resisting them.” ~ Michelle Obama
  43. “Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ~ Robert W. Service
  44. “A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.” ~ Jose Marti

  45. “As I drift back into sleep, I can’t help thinking that it’s a wonderful thing to be right about the world. To weigh the evidence, always incomplete, and correctly intuit the whole, to see the world in a grain of sand, to recognize its beauty, its simplicity, its truth. It’s as close as we get to God in this life, and reside in the glow of such brief flashes of understanding, fully awake, sometimes for two or three seconds, at peace with our existence. And then back to sleep we go.” ~ Richard Russo
  46. “Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but to pour them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, knowing that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then, with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away.” ~ George Eliot
  47. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.” ~ William Blake
  48. “I’m secure in who I am. I don’t need the validation of those that would say, you have to be a certain thing in order to be accepted. I’m comfortable going against the grain if I need to.” ~ J. C. Watts

  49. “To see a world in a grain of sand
    And a heaven in a wild flower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake
  50. “They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood.” ~ Gamal Abdel Nasser
  51. “In the fury of the moment/ I can see the Master’s hand In every leaf that trembles, in/ every grain of sand.” ~ Bob Dylan
  52. “A man with a grain of faith in God never loses hope, because he ever believes in the ultimate triumph of Truth.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  53. “I’ve never had any real big blow-ups. I go against the grain. Hey, it’s life, I’m happy.” ~ Jermaine Jackson
  54. “There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. When you’re high it’s tremendous. The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars….But, somewhere, this changes. The fast ideas are far too fast, and there are far too many; overwhelming confusion replaces clarity. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against-you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable….It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.” ~ Kay Redfield Jamison
  55. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” ~ William Goldman
  56. “I have always been very rebellious and gone against the grain. I’ve always challenged the standards set before me.” ~ Amber Heard

  57. “Seven Guidelines For a Healthy Diet
    1. Substitute low-fat foods for high-fat foods
    2. Cut down on meat-eat low on the food chain
    3. Avoid salty and sugary foods
    4. Cut down on sugar
    5. Emphasize whole grains
    6. Beware of alcohol
    7. Emphasize the Healthy Five:
    Raw unsalted nuts and sesame seeds
    Sprouted seeds such as soybeans
    Fresh raw wheat bran and wheat germ
    Yogurt and kefir
    Fresh fruits and vegetables” ~ Jane Fonda
  58. “A reduction of meat consumption by only 10% would result in about 12 million more tons of grain for human consumption. This additional grain could feed all of the humans across the world who starve to death each year- about 60 million people!” ~ Marc Bekoff
  59. “Chicken, brown rice, and veggies is a great healthy dinner option. It’s full of whole grains and protein, and will keep you full for a long time.” ~ Mia Hamm
  60. “Time slips through our hands like grains of sand, never to return again.” ~ Robin Sharma

  61. “Well, acting itself is a form of rebellion, always. Getting up there in front of people, telling stories – you’re kind of going against the grain to begin with, wanting to do that, don’t you think? Why else would you do it? Except maybe as kind of a way to affirm your very existence.” ~ John Cusack
  62. “For great are you, Lord, and you look kindly on what is humble, but the lofty-minded you regard from afar. Only to those whose hearts are crushed do you draw close. You will not let yourself be found by the proud, nor even by those who in their inquisitive skill count stars or grains of sand, or measure the expanses of heaven, or trace the paths of the planets.” ~ Saint Augustine
  63. “It all comes down to this:
    If you want one year of happiness, grow grain
    If you want 10 years of happiness, grow trees
    If you want 100 years of happiness, grow people” ~ Harvey Mackay
  64. “I observed certain animalcules, within whole bodies I saw so quick a motion as to exceed belief; they were about the size of a large grain of sand, and their bodies being transparent, that the internal motion could plainly be seen. Among other things, I saw in the body of one of these animalcules a bright and round corpuscle, placed near the head, and in which a very wonderful swift motion was to be seen, consisting of an alternate extension and contraction. This particle I concluded to be the heart.” ~ Antonie van Leeuwenhoek
  65. “Any good parody takes a grain of truth and exaggerates it for the big screen. People ask me if I’m offended at all and I say not in the least.” ~ Mort Crim

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