Best Kneel Quotes On Success In Life

These kneel quotes will inspire you. Kneel be in or assume a position in which the body is supported by a knee or the knees, as when praying or showing submission.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging kneel quotes, kneel sayings, and kneel proverbs.

Famous Kneel Quotes

  1. “There’s a big difference between kneeling down and bending over.” ~ Frank Zappa
  2. “Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” ~ Dwight L. Moody
  3. “A desire to kneel down sometimes pulses through my body, or rather it is as if my body has been meant and made for the act of kneeling. Sometimes, in moments of deep gratitude, kneeling down becomes an overwhelming urge, head deeply bowed, hands before my face.” ~ Etty Hillesum
  4. “Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  5. “When the world pushes you to your knees, you’re in the perfect position to pray.” ~ Rumi
  6. “Fall on your knees and grow there. There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it. Prayer means not always talking to Him, but waiting before Him till the dust settles and the stream runs clear.” ~ F.B. Meyer
  7. “The reason why the Christians in this day are at such a loss as to some things is that they are contented with what comes from man’s mouth, without searching and kneeling before God to know of Him the truth of things.” ~ John Bunyan
  8. “A lot of kneeling keeps one in good standing.” ~ Barbara Johnson

  9. “I would rather die standing than live kneeling” ~ Charb
  10. “The mystery of the Cross, a mystery of love, can only be understood in prayer. Pray and weep, kneeling before the Cross.” ~ Pope Francis
  11. “Satan laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.” ~ Samuel Chadwick
  12. “The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his oar, are true prayers heard throughout nature.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  13. “A dad stands tallest when he kneels to pray with his children.” ~ Rick Warren
  14. “Neither theological knowledge nor social action alone is enough to keep us in love with Christ unless both are proceeded by a personal encounter with Him. Theological insights are gained not only from between two covers of a book, but from two bent knees before an altar. The Holy Hour becomes like an oxygen tank to revive the breath of the Holy Spirit in the midst of the foul and fetid atmosphere of the world” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  15. “Christians and camels receive their burdens kneeling.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  16. “Everyone is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is a sacrament that should be taken kneeling.” ~ Oscar Wilde

  17. “When faith is kneeling by his bed of death, And innocence is closing up his eyes, Now if thou would’st, when all have given him over, From death to life, thou might’st him yet recover” ~ Michael Drayton
  18. “I remember really vividly kneeling by my bed as a nine-year-old, saying my prayers and asking God to give me boobs that were so big that if I laid on my back I wouldn’t be able to see my feet.” ~ Katy Perry
  19. “I saw Pastor Bonhoeffer, before taking off his prison garb, kneeling on the floor praying fervently to his God. I was most deeply moved by the way this lovable man prayed, so devout and so certain that God heard his prayer. At the place of execution, he again said a prayer and then climbed the steps to the gallows, brave and composed. His death ensued in a few seconds. In the almost 50 years that I have worked as a doctor, I have hardly ever seen a man die so entirely submissive to the will of God.” ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer , Kneel quotes down to God
  20. “I don’t go to church. Kneeling bags my nylons.” ~ Billy Wilder

  21. “With the influences of evil that surround our children, can we even imagine sending them out in the morning without kneeling and humbly asking together for the Lord’s protection? Or closing the day without kneeling together and acknowledging our accountability before Him and our thankfulness for His blessings? Brothers and sisters, we need to have family prayer.” ~ Neil L. Andersen
  22. “People simplify ‘Apollonian’ into ‘mild’, and ‘calm’, and ‘cool’. But ‘Apollonian’ and ‘Dionysian’ are two sides of one coin–a nun kneeling in her cell, holding perfectly still, can be in ecstacy more frenzied than any priestess of Pan Priapus celebrating the vernal equinox.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
  23. “When about fifteen I once made a great scandal by taking out my knife in prayer meeting and assaulting a young man who, while I was kneeling down during the prayer, stood above me and squeezed my neck.” ~ Simon Newcomb
  24. “That was the first time I saw a horse start from a kneeling position!” ~ Henny Youngman

  25. “I saw — with shut eyes, but acute mental vision — I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw the hideous phantasm of a man stretched out, and then, on the working of some powerful engine, show signs of life, and stir with an uneasy, half-vital motion.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  26. “A benevolent malefactor, merciful, gentle, helpful, clement, a convict, returning good for evil, giving back pardon for hatred, preferring pity to vengeance, preferring to ruin himself rather than to ruin his enemy, saving him who had smitten him, kneeling on the heights of virtue, more nearly akin to an angel than to a man. Javert was constrained to admit to himself that this monster existed. Things could not go on in this manner.” ~ Victor Hugo
  27. “Christmas Eve, and twelve of the clock. “Now they are all on their knees,” An elder said as we sat in a flock By the embers in hearth-side ease. We pictured the meek mild creatures where They dwelt in their strawy pen, Nor did it occur to one of us there To doubt they were kneeling then. So fair a fancy few would weave In these years! yet, I feel If someone said on Christmas Eve, “Come; see the oxen kneel, In the lonely barton by yonder coomb Our childhood used to know,” I should go with him in the gloom, Hoping it might be so.” ~ Thomas Hardy
  28. “Better die standing than live kneeling.” ~ Pericles

  29. “I made cranberry sauce, and when it was done put it into a dark blue bowl for the beautiful contrast. I was thinking, doing this, about the old ways of gratitude: Indians thanking the deer they’d slain, grace before supper, kneeling before bed. I was thinking that gratitude is too much absent in our lives now, and we need it back, even if it only takes the form of acknowledging the blue of a bowl against the red of cranberries.” ~ Elizabeth Berg
  30. “If I were to meet the slave-traders who kidnapped me and even those who tortured me, I would kneel and kiss their hands, for if that did not happen, I would not be a Christian and Religious today… The Lord has loved me so much: we must love everyone… we must be compassionate!” ~ Josephine Bakhita
  31. “You want sanity, democracy, community, an intact Earth? We can’t get there, obeying Constitutional theory and law crafted by slave masters, imperialists, corporate masters, and Nature destroyers. We can’t get there, kneeling before robed lawyers stockpiling class plunder precedent up their venerable sleeves. So isn’t disobedience the challenge of our age? Principled, inventive, escalating disobedience to liberate our souls, to transfigure our work as humans on this Earth.” ~ Richard Grossman
  32. “I’m getting housemaid’s knee kneeling here gulping beauty.” ~ Amelia Earhart

  33. “Part of Krishna consciousness is trying to tune in all the senses of all the people: to experience God through all the senses, not just by experiencing Him on Sunday, through your knees by kneeling on some hard wooden kneeler in the church.” ~ George Harrison
  34. “I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  35. “The trouble is that the whole ‘accept Christ’ attitude is likely to be wrong. It shows Christ applying to us rather than us to him. It makes him stand hat-in-hand awaiting our verdict on him, instead of our kneeling with troubled hearts awaiting his verdict on us. It may even permit us to accept Christ by an impulse of mind or emotions, painlessly, at no loss to our ego and no inconvenience to our usual way of life.” ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer
  36. “You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.” ~ S. D Gordon

  37. “But…but you can’t treat religion as a sort of buffet, can you? I mean, you can’t say yes please, I’ll have some of the Celestial Paradise and a helping of the Divine Plan but go easy on the kneeling and none of the Prohibition of Images, they give me wind. Its table d´hôte or nothing, otherwise…well, it would be silly.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  38. “Clearly, I see it. I was just about to leave when I found her kneeling there. A mountain range of rubble was written, designed, erected around her. She was clucthing at a book.” ~ Markus Zusak
  39. “You have got me walking up and down all day under those trees, saying to me over and over again, “Solitude, solitude.” And You have turned around and thrown the world in my lap. You have told me, “Leave all things and follow me,” and then You have tied half of New York to my foot like a ball and chain. You have got me kneeling behind that pillar with my mind making a noise like a bank. Is that contemplation?” ~ Thomas Merton
  40. “Piety–warm, soft, and passive as the ether round the throne of Grace–is made callous and inactive by kneeling too much.” ~ Walter Savage Landor

  41. “What more ghastly image can be called up than that of a man betrayed by his body who, simply because he did not die in time, lives out the comedy while awaiting the end, face to face with that God he does not adore, serving him as he served life, kneeling before a void and arms outstretched toward a heaven without eloquence that he knows to be also without depth?” ~ Albert Camus
  42. “What more ghastly image can be called up than that of a man betrayed by his body who, simply because he did not die in time, lives out the comedy while awaiting the end, face to face with that God he does not adore, serving him as he served life, kneeling before a void and arms outstretched toward a heaven without eloquence that he knows to be also without depth?” ~ Albert Camus
  43. “I walked slowly out on the beach. A few yards below high-water mark I stopped and read the words again: WRITE YOUR WORRIES ON THE SAND. I let the paper blow away, reached down and picked up a fragment of shell. Kneeling there under the vault of the sky, I wrote several words, one above the other. Then I walked away, and I did not look back. I had written my troubles on the sand. The tide was coming in.” ~ Arthur Gordon Webster
  44. “Every art is a church without communicants, presided over by a parish of the respectable. An artist is born kneeling; he fights to stand. A critic, by nature of the judgment seat, is born sitting.” ~ Hortense Calisher

  45. “There is no burden of the spirit but is lightened by kneeling under it. Little by little, the bitterest feelings are sweetened by the mention of them in prayer. And agony itself stops swelling, if we can only cry sincerely, “My God, my God!”” ~ William Mountford
  46. “You bring me to my knees, while I’m scratching out the eyes of a world I want to conquer, and deliver, and despise. And right while I am kneeling there, I suddenly begin to care. And understand that there could be a person that loves me.” ~ Madonna Ciccone
  47. “One day, I went to a soba restaurant outside town, and while I was waiting for the zarusoba I opened an old graph magazine. There was a picture of an exhausted, lonely kneeling woman who wore a checked patterned yukata after the tradegy of a large earthquake. With the intensity of my chest ready to burn up, I fell in love with that poor woman. I also felt a horrifying desire for her. Maybe tragedy and desire are back to back to one another.” ~ Osamu Dazai
  48. “The sight of one old man kneeling on all fours in front of me assembling a picnic table was enough to put all thoughts of lunch out of my head, possibly for life.” ~ Michael Simkins

  49. “We need less travelling by jet plaes from congress to congress… but more kneeling and praying and pleading to God to have mercy on us, more crying to God to arise and scatter his enemies and make himself known.” ~ Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  50. “I’ve recently noticed “as if for the first time” that when people pray they always look “upward” – i.e. perpendicular to whatever place they’re standing – or kneeling or groveling. I deduce that they conceive of their “god” as topologically isomorphic to a huge donut, about a thousand miles wider than Earth.” ~ Robert Anton Wilson
  51. “Monotheism is the primitive religion which centers human consciousness on Hive Authority. There is One God and His Name is _______ (substitute Hive-Label). If there is only One God then there is no choice, no option, no selection of reality. There is only Submission or Heresy. The word Islam means “submission”. The basic posture of Christianity is kneeling. Thy will be done.” ~ Timothy Leary
  52. “There is no burden of the spirit but is lighter by kneeling under it.” ~ F.B. Meyer

  53. “Avoid kneeling in unheated stone churches. Ecclesiastical dampness causes prematurely grey hair.” ~ John Cheever
  54. “[Keenan] ‘What am I going to do?’ He sank to the floor. [Donia] ‘Hope that some of us are kinder to you than you’ve been to us,’ she whispered. Then, before she could soften again, she walked away and left the Summer King kneeling in her foyer.” ~ Melissa Marr
  55. “He knew one thing only, and it was beyond fear or reason: He was not going to die crouching here like a child playing hide-and-seek; he was not going to die kneeling at Voldemort’s feet . . . he was going to die upright like his father, and he was going to die trying to defend himself, even if no defense was possible. . . .” ~ J. K. Rowling
  56. “When they saw you kneeling, crying words you mean. Opening their eyeballs, eyeballs, pretending that your Al Green, Al Green.” ~ Adam Ant

  57. “Eric followed Vlad Tepes’s stubby finger, identifying me as the future Happy Meal. Then he stared at Dracula, looking up from his kneeling position. I couldn’t read his face at all, and I felt a stirring of fear. What would Charlie Brown have done if the Great Pumpkin wanted to eat the little red-haired girl?” ~ Charlaine Harris
  58. “The eyes of the future are looking back at us and they are praying for us to see beyond our own time. They are kneeling with hands clasped that we might act with restraint, that we might leave room for the life that is destined to come. To protect what is wild is to protect what is gentle. Perhaps the wilderness we fear is the pause between our own heartbeats, the silent space that says we live only by grace. Wilderness lives by this same grace. Wild mercy is in our hands.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams
  59. “I’m sure you’ve heard people talk about their Heart’s Desire—well that’s a load of rot. Hearts are idiots. They’re big and squishy and full of daft dreams. They flounce off to write poetry and moon at folk who aren’t worth the mooning. Bones are the ones that have to make the journey, fight the monster, kneel before whomever is big on kneeling these days. Bones do the work for the heart’s grand plans. Bones know what you need. Hearts only know want.” ~ Catherynne M. Valente
  60. “You have a heart of gold and I am kneeling in your bloodstream panning for the only thing that has ever felt like home.” ~ Andrea Gibson

  61. “The man who knelt before her would have sprung from her needles, even down the ghostly flecks of silver in his hair. She had not known before that she wanted all these things, that she preferred dark hair and a slightly cruel expression, that she wishes for tallness, or that a man kneeling might thrill her.” ~ Catherynne M. Valente
  62. “That’s all you get,” said Alpharius, and split him in half. Alpharius sheathed his gladius, and dragged the sabre out of his torso. He tossed it away, and walked through the liter of bodies to where Namatjira was kneeling on the deck. “Please! My lord primarch! Please, I beg you!” Namtjira pleaded, his hands making a desperate namaste. Alpharius drew his boltgun. “Why?” shrieked Namatjira. “Why are you doing this? “For the Emperor,” said Alpharius, and pulled the trigger.” ~ Dan Abnett
  63. “And it’s when I’m standing there this morning, in my PJs and a hijab, next to my mum and my dad, kneeling before God, that I feel a strange sense of calm. I feel like nothing can hurt me, and nothing else matters.” ~ Randa Abdel-Fattah

  64. “Vin snorted, kneeling in the low tent as she pulled her belt tight; then she crawled over to him. “I don’t know how you read while riding,” she said. “Oh, it’s quite easy – if you aren’t afraid of horses.” “I’m not afraid of them,” Vin said. “They just don’t like me. They know I can outrun them, and that makes them surly.” ~ Brandon Sanderson
  65. “Probably one or two moments in your whole life you will hear a dark whispering spirit, a voice coming from the center of things. It will have blades for lips and will not stop until it speaks the one secret thing at the heart of it all. Kneeling on the floor, unable to stop shuddering, I heard it plainly. It said, You are unlovable.” ~ Sue Monk Kidd

Kneel to position the body so that one or both knees rest on the floor.

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