65 Grains Of Sand Quotes On Success In Life

These Grains of sand quotes will inspire you. Grains of sand, Small loose grains of worn or disintegrated rock.

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

Best Grains Of Sand Quotes

  1. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ~ Robert W. Service
  2. “Faith as tiny as a grain of sand allows us to move mountains.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  3. “From a grain of sand in the Pearl comes.” ~ Confucius
  4. “All that mankind has ever learned is nothing more than a single grain of sand on a beach that reaches to infinity.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  5. “From an endless beach of reality, we take a grain of sand and call it the world.” ~ Robert M. Pirsig
  6. “Individually, every grain of sand brushing against my hands represents a story, an experience, and a block for me to build upon for the next generation.” ~ Raquel Cepeda
  7. “Infinity is present in each part. A loving smile contains all art. The motes of starlight spark and dart. A grain of sand holds power and might.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle
  8. “Heaven is in a grain of sand.” ~ William Blake

  9. “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
  10. “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
  11. “Little drops of water, little grains of sand,
    Make the mighty ocean, and the pleasant land.
    So the little minutes, humble though they be,
    Make the mighty ages of eternity.” ~ Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney
  12. “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

  13. “Sometimes, that mountain you’ve been climbing, is just a grain of sand.” ~ Carrie Underwood
  14. “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
  15. “In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” ~ Rachel Carson
  16. “If all the circumstances of acting are made to easy, then there’s no grain of sand to make the pearl.” ~ Peter Sarsgaard

  17. “I am the infinite sea, and all worlds are but grains of sand upon my shore.” ~ Khalil
  18. “The total number of stars in the Universe is larger than all the grains of sand on all the beaches of the planet Earth.” ~ Carl Sagan
  19. “Hold infinity in the palm of your hand.” ~ William Blake
  20. “…like a grain of sand that gets into an oyster’s shell. What if the grain doesn’t want to become a pearl? Is it ever asked to climb out quietly and take up its old position as a bit of ocean floor?” ~ Robin McKinley

  21. “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
  22. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.” ~ William Blake
  23. “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
  24. “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

  25. “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
  26. “I am hanging in the balance of a perfect finished plan, like every sparrow falling, like every grain of sand.” ~ Bob Dylan
  27. “What we know is to what we do not know, as a grain of sand is to the beach.” ~ Ivan Panin
  28. “You must not change one thing, one pebble, one grain of sand, until you know what good and evil will follow on that act.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

  29. “Who then can calculate the path of the molecule? how do we know that the creations of worlds are not determined by the fall of grains of sand?” ~ Victor Hugo
  30. “We all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls.” ~ Robert R. McCammon
  31. “It’s not enough to be numbered with the grains of sand on the beach and the stars in the sky.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  32. “They defended the grains of sand in the desert to the last drop of their blood.” ~ Gamal Abdel Nasser

  33. “Like an hourglass with a certain number of grains of sand within it, God has appointed your life to last only a certain number of days, and you have absolutely no idea how many there are…. In God’s presence, consider: I have no idea when my life will end. All I know is that death will come for me eventually. Am I doing anything to prepare for the real possibility that God may call me, sooner rather than later? If he called me into eternity today, would I be ready?” ~ Patrick Madrid
  34. “Where is the subject that does not branch out into infinity? For every grain of sand is a mystery; so is every daisy in summer, and so is every snow-flake in winter. Both upwards and downwards, and all around us, science and speculation pass into mystery at last.” ~ William Mountford
  35. “The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  36. “Every particle of the world is a mirror. In each atom blazes forth the light of a thousand suns. Open the heart of a raindrop and you will find a hundred oceans. In a grain of sand lies the seed of a thousand beings.” ~ Mahmud Shabistari

  37. “A faerie heart is different from a human heart. Human hearts are elastic. They have room for all sorts of passions, and they can break and heal and love again and again. Faerie hearts are evolutionarily less sophisticated. They are small and hard, like tiny grains of sand. Our hearts are too small to love more than one person in a lifetime.” ~ Tink , Grains of sand quotes love
  38. “In this single galaxy of ours there are eighty-seven thousand million suns. […] In challenging it, you would be like ants attempting to label and classify all the grains of sand in all the deserts of the world. […] It is a bitter thought, but you must face it. The planets you may one day possess. But the stars are not for man.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
  39. “Our life is but a grain of sand in the indifferent ocean of infinity.” ~ Sergei Dovlatov
  40. “I wonder if we might pledge ourselves to remember what life is really all about—not to be afraid that we’re less flashy than the next, not to worry that our influence is not that of a tornado, but rather that of a grain of sand in an oyster! Do we have that kind of patience?” ~ Fred Rogers

  41. “Sometimes, I think there’s a lack of ambition in me. But then sometimes, I think, no, you can, like William Blake said, you know, see heaven in a grain of sand. If you look really, really closely at a situation, you can find almost endless interest in it.” ~ Emma Donoghue
  42. “When someone tells you it’s a grain of sand, there’s a moment where your reality falls apart and you have to reconstruct it. You have to step back and ask what the image is and what it means.” ~ Vik Muniz
  43. “Man is a living lie–a bitter jest Upon himself–a conscious grain of sand Lost in a desert of unconsciousness.” ~ Amos Bronson Alcott
  44. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” ~ William Goldman

  45. “Distrust even Mathematics; albeit so sublime and highly perfected, we have here a machine of such delicacy it can only work in vacuo, and one grain of sand in the wheels is enough to put everything out of gear. One shudders to think to what disaster such a grain of sand may bring a Mathematical brain. Remember Pascal.” ~ Anatole France
  46. “I want you to think of your life as an hourglass. You know there are thousands of grains of sand in the top of the hourglass; and they all pass slowly and evenly through the narrow neck in the middle. Nothing you or I could do would make more than one grain of sand pass through this narrow neck without impairing the hourglass. You and I and everyone else are like this hourglass.” ~ Dale Carnegie
  47. “Eternity is not a long time; rather, it is another dimension. It is that dimension to which time-thinking shuts us. And so there never was a creation. Rather, there is a continuous creating going on. This energy is pouring into every cell of our being right now, every board and brick of the buildings we sit in, every grain of sand and wisp of wind.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  48. “Waste not the smallest thing created, for grains of sand make mountains, and atomies infinity.” ~ Eric Knight

  49. “it’s so easy to get lost inside a problem that seems so big at the time it’s like a river a that’s so wide it swallows you whole while your sittin round thinkin ’bout what you can’t change and worrying about all the wrong things times flying by moving so fast you better use it all cause you can’t get it back sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand and what you’ve been out there searching for forever is in your hands ooooo when you figure out love is all that matters after all it sure makes everything else seem so small.” ~ Carrie Underwood
  50. “I do believe that everything we see, everything that is in front of us is just the visible part of reality. We have the invisible part of reality, like emotions for example, like feelings. This is our perception of the world, but God is-as William Blake said-in a grain of sand and in a flower. This energy is everywhere.” ~ Paulo Coelho
  51. “Love all God’s creation, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf, every ray of light. Love the animals, love the plants, love each separate thing. If thou love each thing thou wilt perceive the mystery of God in all; and when once thou perceive this, thou wilt thenceforward grow every day to a fuller understanding of it: until thou come at last to love the whole world with a love that will then be all-embracing and universal.” ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky
  52. “I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” ~ Og Mandino

  53. “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
  54. “A grain of sand leads to the fall of a mountain when the moment has come for the mountain to fall.” ~ Ernest Renan
  55. “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars, And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree toad is a chef-d’oeurve for the highest, And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven, And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, And the cow crunching with depress’d head surpasses any statue, And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels!” ~ Walt Whitman
  56. “One thought includes all thought, in the sense that a grain of sand includes the universe.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  57. “When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into this very deep, indescribable night, it is something that escapes my vocabulary to describe. Then I think: ‘God, I have no importance. Whatever I do or don’t do, or what anybody does, is not more important than the grains of sand that I am lying on, or the coconut that I am using for my pillow.’ So I really don’t think in the long sense.” ~ Marlon Brando
  58. “A name with a gently exotic ring to it, like birdsong, like a grain of sand in the far-off Gobi Desert or the northern steppes, whipped up by the wind, carried by storms, swirling through the sky, travelling, crossing whole countries without knowing quite how, and ending up in the crook of my ear.” ~ Sijie Dai
  59. “God will forgive you if you ask him to. Though your sins be numerous as the grains of sand on the shore, God’s merciful forgiveness is far greater than your sins. Do not be afraid. Trust in his love. Repent of your sins without delay and return to the house of the Father. He is waiting for you.” ~ Patrick Madrid
  60. “Can we find “The Universe in a grain of sand”? Well perhaps, but a stone seems easier to visualize.” ~ Peter J. Carroll

  61. “You have read very good books, I am sure; there is an excellent book however, that never grows old; it is the one that God has written on every plant, on every grain of sand, in yourself; it is the book of Divine love. Give, therefore, your preference to that beautiful book and add to it a few pages of admiration and gratefulness. Read and understand all other books in the light of this one.” ~ Peter Julian Eymard
  62. “Your existence is passing before you. Grains of sand in the hourglass. The Wicked Witch of the West has you in her castle and she’s turned the hourglass over and the sand is running through. Will you be liberated or will you die? The only way you can beat death is liberation.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  63. “The Hubbell space telescope, it’s first year up after they fixed it, categorized and counted 500 billion galaxies in any one photograph field of view of dark matter. That’s like grains of sand at the beach and you’ve just got a handful. It’s massive amounts. I’m sure that of all of the galaxies, and I’m sure the universe is teeming with life.” ~ Alex Jones
  64. “The world is a grain of sand on the beach of Eternity. Eternity is a grain of sand on the beach of Infinity. The ocean of Nirvana connects both Eternity and Infinity without connecting them. Know this and you will be free.” ~ Frederick Lenz
  65. “My role in life is that of the grain of sand to the oyster-it irritates the oyster and out comes a pearl.” ~ Ross Perot

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