65 Sand Quotes On Success In Life

These sand quotes will inspire you. Sand is a substance that looks like powder and consists of extremely small pieces of stone or a loose granular substance, typically pale yellowish brown, resulting from the erosion of siliceous and other rocks and forming a major constituent of beaches, riverbeds, the seabed, and deserts.

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

Best Sand Quotes

  1. “Write your Sad times in Sand,
    Write your Good times in Stone.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  2. “From a grain of sand in the Pearl comes.” ~ Confucius
  3. “Too many people write their blessings in the sand but engrave their sorrows in marble” ~ Charles Spurgeon
  4. “Time is like a handful of sand – the tighter you grasp it, the faster it runs through your fingers.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  5. “To see a world in a grain of sand
    And a heaven in a wildflower,
    Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
    And eternity in an hour.” ~ William Blake , Grains of sand quotes
  6. “You throw the sand against the wind and the wind blows it back again.” ~ William Blake
  7. “The more sand has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.” ~ Niccolo Machiavelli
  8. “The sand murmurs that it wants to swallow everything.” ~ Gao Xingjian

  9. “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
  10. “All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.” ~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  11. “We are like children building a sandcastle. We embellish it with beautiful shells, bits of driftwood, and pieces of colored glass. The castle is ours, off-limits to others. We’re willing to attack if others threaten to hurt it. Yet despite all our attachment, we know that the tide will inevitably come in and sweep the sandcastle away. The trick is to enjoy it fully but without clinging, and when the time comes, let it dissolve back into the sea.” ~ Pema Chodron
  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. “I love the sea’s sounds and the way it reflects the sky. The colours that shimmer across its surface are unbelievable. This, combined with the colour of the water over white sand, surprises me every time.” ~ John Dyer
  14. “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.” ~ Milton Friedman
  15. “Nothing is built on stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone.” ~ Jorge Luis Borges
  16. “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

  17. “Art is not a study of positive reality, it is the seeking for ideal truth.” ~ John Ruskin
  18. “Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument.” ~ George Sand
  19. “I see upon their noble brows the seal of the Lord, for they were born kings of the earth far more truly than those who possess it only from having bought it.” ~ George Sand
  20. “They dined on mince, and slices of quince, Which they ate with a runcible spoon; And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand, They danced by the light of the moon.” ~ Edward Lear

  21. “America cannot be an ostrich with its head in the sand.” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  22. “It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.” ~ Muhammad Ali
  23. “If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water’s edge.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  24. “To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower.” ~ William Blake

  25. “Work is not man’s punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.” ~ George Sand
  26. “Once my heart was captured, reason was shown the door, deliberately and with a sort of frantic joy. I accepted everything, I believed everything, without struggle, without suffering, without regret, without false shame. How can one blush for what one adores?” ~ George Sand
  27. “No one makes a revolution by himself; and there are some revolutions which humanity accomplishes without quite knowing how, because it is everybody who takes them in hand.” ~ George Sand
  28. “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ~ Robert W. Service

  29. “One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness-simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.” ~ George Sand
  30. “If they are ignorant, they are despised, if learned, mocked. In love they are reduced to the status of courtesans. As wives they are treated more as servants than as companions. Men do not love them: they make use of them, they exploit them, and expect, in that way, to make them subject to the law of fidelity.” ~ George Sand , Sand quotes love
  31. “I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.” ~ Og Mandino
  32. “Everybody’s life is either a warning or an example. You’ve got to decide what you’re gonna be and you have to draw a line in the sand.” ~ Tony Robbins

  33. “The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul.” ~ George Sand
  34. “Hold infinity in the palm of your hand.” ~ William Blake
  35. “The question is: how bad do things have to get before you will do something about it? Where is your line in the sand? If you don’t enforce the constitutional limitations on your government very soon, you are likely to find out what World War III will be like.” ~ Michael Badnarik
  36. “On sand, you can never be sure of anything. An ordinary shot can take a wicked deflection at the last moment.” ~ Eric Cantona

  37. “The Winner is always part of the answer.
    The Loser is always part of the problem.
    The Winner always has a program.
    The Loser always has an excuse.
    The Winner says, “Let me do it for you.”
    The Loser says, “That’s not my job.”
    The Winner sees an answer for every problem.
    The Loser sees a problem for every answer.
    The Winner sees a green near every sand trap
    The Loser sees two or three sand traps near every green.
    The Winner says, “It may be difficult but it’s possible.”
    The Loser says, “It might be possible but it’s too difficult.”
    Be a Winner.” ~ Vince Lombardi
  38. “The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.” ~ George Eliot
  39. “Just as the sand-dunes, heaped one upon another, hide each the first, so in life the former deeds are quickly hidden by those that follow after.” ~ Marcus Aurelius
  40. “Heaven is in a grain of sand.” ~ William Blake

  41. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” ~ William Goldman
  42. “Our lives are but specks of dust falling through the fingers of time. Like sands of the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.” ~ Socrates
  43. “Life is singing also in the sand crunching under the slow and heavy steps of the guards, when we know how to listen to it.” ~ Rosa Luxemburg
  44. “I stand amid the roar Of a surf-tormented shore, And I hold within my hand Grains of golden sand- How few! yet how they creep Through my fingers to the deep, While I weep- while I weep!” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

  45. “I did not imitate the skeptics who doubt only for doubting’s sake, and pretend to be always undecided; on the contrary, my whole intention was to arrive at a certainty, and to dig away the drift and the sand until I reached the rock or the clay beneath.” ~ Rene Descartes
  46. “Time seems to me a drift, a shifting of sand. And my mind is shifting with it. I am wearing away.” ~ E. L. Doctorow
  47. “A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.” ~ Hester Lynch Piozzi
  48. “I wiped away the weeds and foam, I fetched my sea-born treasures home; But the poor, unsightly, noisome things Had left their beauty on the shore, With the sun and the sand and the wild uproar.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  49. “What is time? The shadow on the dial, the striking of the clock, the running of the sand, day and night, summer and winter, months, years, centuries-these are but arbitrary and outward signs, the measure of Time, not Time itself. Time is the Life of the Soul.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  50. “Expedients are for an hour, but principles are for the ages. Just because the rains descend and winds blow, we cannot afford to build on shifting sands.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  51. “A house built on sand is, in fair weather, just as good as if builded on a rock. A cobweb is as good as the mightiest chain cable when there is no strain on it. It is trial that proves one thing weak and another strong.” ~ Henry Ward Beecher
  52. “Surely one may as profitably be soaked in the juices of a swamp for one day as pick his way dry-shod over sand. Cold and damp ? are they not as rich experience as warmth and dryness?” ~ Henry David Thoreau

  53. “Sugar and sand may be mixed together, but the ant rejects the sand and goes off with the sugar grain; so pious men lift the good from the bad.” ~ Ramakrishna
  54. “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 , Sand quotes beach
  55. “Alone I walked on the ocean strand, A pearly shell was in my hand; I stooped, and wrote upon the sand My name, the year, the day. As onward from the sport I passed, One lingering look behind I cast, A wave came rolling high and fast And washed my lines away.” ~ Hannah Flagg Gould
  56. “When your head is firmly in the sand, another part of your anatomy is fully exposed.” ~ Don Feder

  57. “People say that time slips through our fingers like sand. What they don’t acknowledge is that some of the sand sticks to the skin. These are memories that will remain, memories of the time when there was still time left.” ~ David Levithan
  58. “I am convinced, by repeated observation, that marbles, limestones, chalks, marls, clays, sand, and almost all terrestrial substances, wherever situated, are full of shells and other spoils of the ocean.” ~ Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon
  59. “Extreme torture is mute, and so we sat silent, petrified, like columns of marble buried under the sand of an earthquake. Neither wished to listen to the other because our heart-threads had become weak and even breathing would have broken them.” ~ Khalil Gibran
  60. “The sands of time cannot be stopped. Years pass whether we will them or not… but we can remember. What has been lost may yet live in memories.” ~ Christopher Paolini

  61. “We are going to die, and that makes us the lucky ones. Most people are never going to die because they are never going to be born. The potential people who could have been here in my place but who will in fact never see the light of day outnumber the sand grains of Sahara.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  62. “Since the first human eye saw a leaf in Devonian sandstone and a puzzled finger reached to touch it, sadness has lain over the heart of man. By this tenuous thread of living protoplasm, stretching backward into time, we are linked forever to lost beaches whose sands have long since hardened into stone. The stars that caught our blind amphibian stare have shifted far or vanished in their courses, but still that naked, glistening thread winds onward. No one knows the secret of its beginning or its end. Its forms are phantoms. The thread alone is real; the thread is life.” ~ Loren Eiseley
  63. “I jammed my hand in my jacket pocket, bracing myself for the next hit, and feel something. Something grainy and small, sticking to the tips of my fingers: the sand from Commons Park. Oh, Cass, I thought. I miss you so, so much.” ~ Sarah Dessen

  64. “Bod said, ‘I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island. I want to play football with people. I want,’ he said, and then he paused and he thought. ‘I want everything.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  65. “There is a curious thing that happens with the passage of time: a calcification of character… Change isn’t always for the worst; the shell that forms around a piece of sand looks to some people like an irritation, and to others, like a pearl.” ~ Jodi Picoult

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