Miner Quotes On Success In Life

These miner quotes will inspire you. A miner is a person who works in a mine or a person who digs tunnels in order to destroy an enemy position with explosives.

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

Best Miner Quotes

  1. “All creation is a mine, and every man a miner.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  2. “Genius is the gold in the mine, talent is the miner who works and brings it out.” ~ Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
  3. “If you want to appreciate the Sun, be a miner; to value the land, be a sailor and to long for freedom, get married…” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  4. “One day work is hard, and another day it is easy; but if I had waited for inspiration I am afraid I should have done nothing. The miner does not sit at the top of the shaft waiting for the coal to come bubbling up to the surface. One must go deep down, and work out every vein carefully.” ~ Sir Arthur Sullivan
  5. “All artists as a type seem to suffer a great deal, but then so do miners.” ~ Jim Harrison

  6. “I want to live, I want to give, I’ve been a miner for a heart of gold.” ~ Neil Young
  7. “The step between practical and theoretic science, is the step between the miner and the geologist, the apocathecary and the chemist.” ~ John Ruskin
  8. “Every time you warm yourself in front of a hot coal stove, remember the coal miners in the cold dark corridors and pray for them!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan , Coal miner quotes
  9. “I think of doing a series as very hard work. But then I’ve talked to coal miners, and that’s really hard work.” ~ William Shatner
  10. “Life comes to the miners out of their deaths, and death out of their lives” ~ Mother Jones

  11. “When a miner looks at the rope that is to lower him into the deep mine, he may coolly say, “I have faith in that rope as well made and strong.” But when he lays hold of it, and swings down by it into the tremendous chasm, then he is believing on the rope. Then he is trusting himself to the rope. It is not a mere opinion – it is an act. The miner lets go of every thing else, and bears his whole weight on those well braided strands of hemp. Now that is faith.” ~ Theodore L. Cuyler
  12. “Life is as the current spark on the miner’s wheel of flints; While it spinneth, there is light; stop it, all is darkness.” ~ Martin Farquhar Tupper
  13. “All too often miners, and indeed other trade unionists, underestimate the economic strength they have.” ~ Arthur Scargill
  14. “All ancient books which have once been called sacred by man, will have their lasting place in the history of mankind, and those who possess the courage, the perseverance, and the self-denial of the true miner, and of the true scholar, will find even in the darkest and dustiest shafts what they are seeking for,-real nuggets of thought, and precious jewels of faith and hope.” ~ Max Muller
  15. “Reason is the miner’s lamp used in bringing up ore from the mind.” ~ Austin O’Malley

  16. “Writer is a miner; he works in the gloomy places like a miner to get the precious material.” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  17. “All creation is a mine, and every man a miner. The whole earth, and all within it, upon it, and round about it, including himself … are the infinitely various “leads” from which, man, from the first, was to dig out his destiny.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  18. “Football is a game designed to keep coal miners off the streets.” ~ Jimmy Breslin
  19. “We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers. We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land.” ~ Aneurin Bevan
  20. “In West Virginia, we’re all family. We know how firefighters and policemen honor their own and we feel our miners deserve to be honored in a similar way.” ~ Ginger Baker

  21. “It constantly remains a source of disappointment to me that my drawings are not yet what I want them to be. The difficulties are indeed numerous and great, and cannot be overcome at once. To make progress is a kind of miner’s work; it doesn’t advance as quickly as one would like, and as others also expect, but as one stands before such a task, the basic necessities are patience and faithfulness. In fact, I do not think much about the difficulties, because if one thought of them too much one would get stunned or disturbed.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh
  22. “The reason I love teaching, it’s like being a miner. I find all these undiscovered jewels and, with the right motivation, they’re amazed at what they can do. I have to show them their capability.” ~ Rafe Esquith
  23. “Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf” ~ Annie Dillard
  24. “My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike. She said little, especially when my father or the men who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.” ~ Agnes Smedley
  25. “My father and brothers were coal miners.” ~ Merle Travis

  26. “But at the same time I went down into the mines with working miners who are still young men, younger than I am, who are aware that their working life is coming to an end and they feel suddenly cut off.” ~ Bill Vaughan
  27. “What one state could not get alone, what one miner against a powerful corporation could not achieve, can be achieved by the union.” ~ Mother Jones
  28. “I am often asked why men don’t get as worked up as they might about women – particularly poor women – having to use their bodies as prostitutes. Because most men unconsciously experience themselves as prostitutes every day – the miner, the firefighter, the construction worker, the logger, the soldier, the meatpacker – these men are prostitutes in the direct sense: they sacrifice their bodies for money and for their families.” ~ Warren Farrell
  29. “Coal miners don’t get coal miners’ block.” ~ John Green
  30. “I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner because of the absence of falling coal.” ~ Peter Cook

  31. “I could have been a Judge, but I never had the Latin for the judgin’. I never had it, so I’d had it, as far as being a judge was concerned… I would much prefer to be a judge than a coal miner because of the absence of falling coal.” ~ Peter Cook
  32. “During the Gold Rush, most would-be miners lost money, but people who sold them picks, shovels, tents and blue-jeans (Levi Strauss) made a nice profit.” ~ Peter Lynch
  33. “Coal is not dear for the coal-miner who can use it there and then, nor is khadi dear for the villager who manufactures his own khadi.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  34. “Go to the place where the thing you wish to know is native; your best teacher is there. Where the thing you wish to know is so dominant that you must breathe its very atmosphere, there teaching is moat thorough, and learning is most easy. You acquire a language most readily in the country where it is spoken; you study mineralogy boat among miners; and so with everything else.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  35. “Who deserves more credit than the wife of a coal miner? Mother was one.” ~ Merle Travis

  36. “You acquire a language most readily in the country where it is spoken; you study mineralogy best among miners; and so with everything else.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  37. “My parents were so proud when I got a scholarship to go to theatre school – it was unheard of that a coal-miners son should go to drama school.” ~ Brian Blessed
  38. “The union miner cannot agree to the acceptance of a wage principle which will permit his annual earnings and his living standards to be determined by the hungriest unfortunates whom the non-union operators can employ.” ~ John L. Lewis
  39. “The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric. They are construing our constitution from a co-ordination of a general and special government to a general and supreme one alone.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  40. “I am a firm believer that every few years one needs to shake one’s life through a sieve, like a miner in the Yukon. The gold nuggets remain. The rest falls through like the soft earth it is.” ~ Amy Poehler

  41. “Not exactly. You see, Portia and I think that the coal miner thing’s very overdone. No one will remember you in that. And we both see it has our job to make District 12 tributes unforgettable,’ says Cinna. I’ll be naked for sure, I think. ‘So rather than focus on the coal mining itself, we’re going to focus on the coal,’ says Cinna. Naked and covered in black dust, i think. ‘And what do we do with coal? We burn it,’ says Cinna. ‘You’re not afraid of fire, are you, Katniss?’ He sees my expression and grins.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  42. “I know I’m not a coal miner, but I do long hours and I never complain, and there is nowhere else I’d rather be. So, yeah, that’s how I’d define myself. I want to do it right, and prove people wrong once and for all about the myth of child stars.” ~ Daniel Radcliffe
  43. “In isolation I ruthlessly plow the deep silences, seeking my opportunities like a miner seeking veins of treasures. In what shallow glimmering space shall I find what glimmering glory?” ~ Jamaica Kincaid
  44. “Writing is to descend like a miner to the depths of the mine with a lamp on your forehead, a light whose dubious brightness falsifies everything, whose wick is in permanent danger of explosion, whose blinking illumination in the coal dust exhausts and corrodes your eyes.” ~ Blaise Cendrars
  45. “He that in ye mine of knowledge deepest diggeth, hath, like every other miner, ye least breathing time, and must sometimes at least come to terr. alt. for air.” ~ Isaac Newton

  46. “Mathematics may be likened to a large rock whose interior composition we wish to examine. The older mathematicians appear as persevering stone cutters slowly attempting to demolish the rock from the outside with hammer and chisel. The later mathematicians resemble expert miners who seek vulnerable veins, drill into these strategic places, and then blast the rock apart with well placed internal charges.” ~ Howard Whitley Eves
  47. “I SEE thee better in the dark, I do not need a light. The love of thee a prism be Excelling violet. I see thee better for the years That hunch themselves between, The miner’s lamp sufficient be To nullify the mine. And in the grave I see thee best— Its little panels be A-glow, all ruddy with the light I held so high for thee! What need of day to those whose dark Hath so surpassing sun, It seem it be continually At the meridian?” ~ Emily Dickinson
  48. “It’s hard for me to believe that just my words on the page are enough. I ought to be out physically keeping abortion safe and legal, restoring the Fourth Amendment, getting clean water back into Kentucky since the Bush Administration has allowed strip miners to fill it all up with slag. The list is endless. Bring it down. Make it small. Make it one thing that you can do. It’s very hard for me to remember that.” ~ Sara Paretsky
  49. “My dad played for a coal-mining team in eastern Ohio; he was a very good pitcher. If he hadn’t hurt his arm, he probably would have got a shot somewhere. He hurt his arm one spring, didn’t warm up good enough, couldn’t throw a fastball anymore. Another coal miner taught him how to throw the knuckleball.” ~ Phil Niekro
  50. “My administration will put our coal miners and our steel workers back to work.” ~ Donald Trump

  51. “There are a lot of regulations that are really just crushing jobs. Look at the coal miners in the Rust Belt that are getting out of work. Look at the – look at the loggers and the timber workers and the paper mills in the West Coast. Look at the ranchers or farmers in the Midwest with regulations.” ~ Paul Ryan
  52. “I will lift the restrictions on the production of American energy, which is getting clobbered with the EPA, and by the way, and with the restrictions – including shale, oil, natural gas, and clean coal. We are putting our miners back to work.” ~ Donald Trump
  53. “Thatcher had broken the miners’ union, all but crushed the Labour Party, dramatically cut back the welfare state, even flirted with a poll tax. In the circles I ran in, Reagan was mocked as a childish dolt. Thatcher was despised.” ~ Jon Weisman
  54. “Little kids sing a song called “America the Beautiful.” They sing a song called “This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land.” To me, those songs are not just nice little ditties. They are marching orders. They are commandments that we must protect America’s beauty from the clear-cutters, the strip-miners, the oil spillers. They are pledges we have made. They are promises to keep.” ~ Van Jones
  55. “I’ve got the body of a model and the face of a coal miner.” ~ Jason Flemyng

  56. “Let me tell you what is interesting about the administration. We had Central American miners that were placed in Ohio, and we never knew a thing about it. We didn’t know where they were. And, in fact, we know now that some of them, there is a case going on where some of them may have been human-trafficked.” ~ John Kasich
  57. “The hardest thing I’ve had to overcome was being from my small coal-mining town of Big Stone Gap, Virginia. My mother was a coal miner for nineteen years, and the expectations of making it out of my town were slim to none.” ~ Thomas Jones
  58. “Hillary Clinton wants to put the great miners and the great steelworkers of America out of work and out of business. That will never happen with Donald J. Trump as president. Our steelworkers and our miners are going back to work again!” ~ Donald Trump
  59. “Just like Hillary Clinton is against the miners, she is against the police, believe me. Those peddling, the narrative of cops as a racist force in our society have fostered the dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America.” ~ Donald Trump
  60. “After the miners’ rally, when I saw how emotional everyone got when I sang, I thought I might get somewhere with singing” ~ Aselin Debison

  61. “Sadly, I wish I had been able to play [“Miner’s Prayer”] for [grandfather]. Yeah, I’ll never escape the influence of him in my life. And my – his wife, my grandmother, Earlene Tibbs – those experiences with them shaped me musically probably more profoundly than anything else in my life and shaped me as a writer.” ~ Dwight Yoakam
  62. “I didn’t even watch the soaps when I was in them because it’s like a coal miner coming home and staring at the coal scuttle – I was never a great lover of watching myself act.” ~ Ross Kemp
  63. “I don’t meet stockbrokers or carpenters or coal miners; I spend all day with actors, composers and photographers.” ~ Michael Caine

  64. “All in all I’d rather have been a judge than a miner. And what’s more, being a miner, as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly, you have to go. Well, the very opposite applies with judges. *” ~ Peter Cook
  65. “Hillary Clinton wants to put all the miners out of business.” ~ Donald Trump

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