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Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.

Dale Carnegie

Our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.

William Shakespeare

The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.


Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among stones.'

Charlotte Bronte

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.

William Arthur Ward

Finishing 3-1 on our part was really good. I think we are definitely passing much better. Our offense is definitely working, and we are learning a new defensive system and still working the kinks out. It's our goal to make it to the playoffs and these things are stepping stones to do that.

Dina Graves

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.

Albert Einstein

Profits on the exchange are the treasures of goblins. At one time they may be carbuncle stones, then coals, then diamonds, then flint stones, then morning dew, then tears.

Lope De Vega

You've got the sun, you've got the moon, and you've got the Rolling Stones.

Keith Richards

Most men would feel insulted if it were proposed to employ them in throwing stones over a wall, and then in throwing them back, merely that they might earn their wages. But many are no more worthily employed now.

Henry David Thoreau

The aim of human rights, if I may borrow a term from engineering, is to move beyond the design and drawing-board phase, to move beyond thinking and talking about the foundations stones - to laying those foundation stones, inch by inch, together.

Mary Robinson

What is important is that our forces are vigilant about all these. We are watching continuously. We are monitoring continuously. Our instructions are very clear to our operatives in our intelligence units that we should not leave any stones unturned.

Generoso Senga

We spent a couple of hours removing some bricks, some large stones ... and trying to create some more holes and more pathways to see if we can come in contact with the animal.

Mike Pastore

With Days of Our Lives also celebrating its 40th anniversary ... the show was the perfect vehicle for promoting the Rolling Stones and their latest single.

Randy Miller

Our marketing plan is changing immensely because of what's going on in the world. I want to stress how hybrid and how eco-friendly we are - the natural stones and the bamboo flooring.

Janet Levine

Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.

Henri Poincare

With the stones we cast at them, geniuses build new roads with them.

Paul Eldridge

Katrina is like a very large pile of stones on top of a mountain. Standing by the pile of stones it's a big pile. But when you're looking at the mountain, it's not going to be that dramatic.

Peter Morris

The stones talk to me.

Lilia Lopez

If you're listening to the Rolling Stones on AOL Radio, you can buy tickets to their concert right there.

Geno Yoham

As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster.

Thomas Guthrie

We were protesting and some of us were throwing stones at the soldiers. Suddenly, the soldiers fired shots at us. One of my friends was killed instantly.

Gangadhar Baral

They've meant different things [to me], ... The Stones stuff was kind of the soundtrack to my life. I know that sounds kind of hokey, and some people say that about some of the stupidest bands, but it more or less happened.

John Flynn

The Rolling Stones are far and away the most successful touring entity in the history of mankind. The Stones have written and rewritten the book on touring. The things they have brought have been pioneering, from being the first to use credit cards at merc stands to a one-promoter global tour. They are the kings.

Ray Waddell

All the stones that were pushed over are upright and on their bases. We just have to glue them down, and that's going to take time to do.

Jay Taylor

Rolling Stones, Beatles, we gave them all the break they were looking for. All they needed was a good opening act, and we went out there and performed as well as we could... over 15,000 kids chanting.

Bobby Hatfield

We expected there would be field damage. There has been for the last two shows. But we have no regrets. We just have to adjust. I think the stage for the Stones was larger and had to be put down sooner.

Mike Dee

Red lips are not so red/ As the stained stones kissed by the English dead.

Wilfred Owen

Deeds, not stones, are the true monuments of the great.

John L. Motley

Word was got to (Stones frontman) Mick Jagger and he announced that the band would take a 10-minute break.

Carol Wood

You hear 'old' music all the time on commercials. You see how the Rolling Stones or Paul McCartney do on tour. Yet radio says there's no market for 'oldies.' Something doesn't compute.

Bobby Jay

You will find something more in woods than in books. Trees and stones will teach you that which you can never learn from masters.

Saint Bernard

The stones that Critics hurl with Harsh Intent, A Man may use to build a Monument.

Arthur Guiterman

What we're seeing is the trashing of her nationwide. She was a good woman and ... my information is that Mr. Blake shouldn't be the first one to cast stones.

Cary Goldstein

I resigned myself to this eventuality. After all, it was the musician's name first (he's a lot older than I am, certainly, and perhaps more famous), and . . . But then I remembered. . . . Bill Wyman the Rolling Stone wasn't born Bill Wyman. . . . His real name, Stones fans know, is William George Perks.

Bill Wyman

It was the most exciting music I'd ever heard, ... And 'Company' was the first album -- as in old-fashioned LP -- I ever bought for myself, which of course was pretty strange since all my peers were listening to the Rolling Stones.

Lonny Price

We found out why the Rolling Stones don't have a day job. Meetings and classes and conflicting schedules chews up a lot of practice time.

John Sherry

[But Fortune prevailed Tuesday night, beating Casey with his versions of the Rolling Stones'] You Can't Always Get What You Want ... What You Need.


I'm confident where we are. We have laid some very important foundation stones. We were never going to make dramatic progress in one season. I never thought we would win the championship this year, but we have done enough to make people believe we are a good side.

Frank Hadden

It's a great thing to have that confidence, but I know things can turn pretty quickly. These games are stepping stones along the way, but we know that big game in February is the one that counts.

Jayna Hefford

For the dining room table, skip the traditional two candles as a centerpiece and go for glass jars filled with red stones or marbles. Add lots of small tea candles and sprinkle rose petals all around.

Lee Snijders

[There has been talk that ticket prices for the smaller venues will skyrocket.] The Stones had a fantastic time playing the arena shows, ... Playing arenas like Madison Square Garden reminded the band of how much they enjoyed that kind of intimacy with the audiences.

Michael Cohl

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and chains excite me!

Aj Mclean

People are going to think we're propeller-headed geeks, but it really cleared our thinking and made sure we didn't leave any stones unturned.

Didi Chadran

[The Stones] thought nothing of ... music, golf, football and girls.

Andy Anderson

Apparently it wasn't that secure and we'll have to work on that. They didn't enter the property, they threw stones and bricks over the fence. They threw whatever was laying on the ground in the open land area behind the lot.

Dennis Summers

The Stones want the entire country to see their show.

Jonathan Krane

With my music locked into a system created by one company, what can I do if the format changes or the company goes out of business? In 25 years I want my children to be able to listen to the Pink Floyd and Rolling Stones music I purchased.

Tristan Nitot

I don t actually believe that stones turn into fairies, but I did once meet someone who had seen a fairy and heard a knocker.

David Lloyd George

He is looking after a few bushes and shrubs and has even placed a circle of white stones around a small palm tree.

Bakhtiar Amin

I think we all breathed a sigh of relief. Luckily for us, it was just stones.

Tom Eagleson

[Ford says despite some similarities in her and Steffans' career, there are major differences.] I try to project a good message to the young girls that you can use videos as stepping-stones if you do it the right way, ... You just look at it as a paycheck. You don't fraternize with the artist after hours or in the trailer.

Melyssa Ford

Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will break my heart.

Linda Eastman Mccartney

But we weren't a phenomenon like the Beatles or Elvis Presley or the Rolling Stones: We were only as good as our last hit. We lived on our music and couldn't slide on anything -- and this show is that story.

Bob Gaudio

Stones Throw produces consistently original, globally acclaimed music. We're thrilled at the opportunity to work with their artists on our next music venture.

Jason Demarco

Tens of thousands of people, including women and children, carried stones with bamboo baskets to build the airport, ... People hammered big stones into small pieces and then rammed the stone pieces with large rollers to make the runway solid.

George Brown

The Stones have written and rewritten the book on touring.

Ray Waddell

Not houses finely roofed or the stones of walls well builded, nay nor canals and dockyards make the city, but men able to use their opportunity.


I get emotional for working class people and poor (people). He gets emotional for the rich and likes to throw stones at working families.

Bill George

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport, the frogs do not die in sport, but in earnest.

Alyssa Biondo

[Executives and industry watchers say Rapino — whose musical tastes include the Stones, U2 and Coldplay — will have more latitude for new ideas after the spinoff.] They did a smart thing by giving Rapino the job, ... He has to be a lion tamer in a three-ring circus.

Randy Phillips

Some people spend their entire lives reading but never get beyond reading the words on the page, they don't understand that the words are merely stepping stones placed across a fast-flowing river, and the reason they're there is so that we can reach the farther shore, it's the other side that matters.

Jose Saramago

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

John Burroughs

I always do diamonds, ... ... but I don't do large stones. I try to use non-traditional shapes.

Angela Cummings

[Lauding the efforts of] people made by RSS ... when we reflect at BJP today as a building, these people are the foundation stones.

Lk Advani

Comparisons have been made between the new album and the Stones' classic 'Exile on Main Street' from 1972 ...

Robert Hilburn

The Rolling Stones Project.

Tim Ries

Look how noble the world is, the lonely-flowing waters, the secret-keeping stones, the flowing sky.

Robinson Jeffers

I knew right from the start that those who carried me on their shoulders will hurl stones at me one day. How was I to tell the workers 'now you will all be jobless'? But we had no choice.

Lech Walesa

It's easy to be cynical and sit on the sidelines and throw stones at the commission. It's easier to do that if you don't participate.

Craig Walton

They're very white - folk and country and hillbilly. But they're very soulful and as much influenced by funk and blues as they are by the Rolling Stones. We consider what they do definitely as cracker soul. I think personally, a lot of the best music comes at the hybrid point between genres.

Johnny Hickman

I was in college and had a group called the Royal Flairs. We opened for the Stones when they appeared in Omaha during their first U.S. tour.

Bob Everhart

Stones in His Pockets.

Michael Wright

When we tried to stop them, they started pelting us with stones.

Manish Agarwal

Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

Henri Poincare

We have nothing for our back yard. We're considering stepping stones. We don't need to redo our windows or anything. Mostly looking for the outside stuff.

Mary White

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail: a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.

Frances Rodman

The walls surrounding it will be restored and refurbished, the stones cleared and cleaned.

Joe O'keefe

In the '60s everybody wanted to be the Beatles or the Stones, in the '70s there were bands everybody tried to emulate, like Led Zeppelin. And I think in the '80s you had lots of bands that had quite individual sounds, ... '80s Rewind.

Boy George

That's pretty good for a Rolling Stones concert. Maybe we're crossing over.

Ronnie Dunn

At some point people are going to have to decide if we're going to keep addressing the failures of the past or begin to address the future. How do you expect to go hand in hand, solving the problem, when one of the parties is throwing stones?

Clayton Wilcox

Some days are diamonds Some days are stones Sometimes the hard times won't leave me alone Sometimes the cold wind blows a chill in my soul Some days are diamonds, some days are stone.

Neil Diamond

This is a beautiful cemetery, but it really needs a better system for endowment. There are a huge range of stones. And there are a huge list of things that should be done to preserve it.

John Stubbs

She's swollen everywhere. I don't know if it was from laying the same way for so many hours or if it was the weight of the stones that he put on her.

Lisa Taylor

If you walk in Jerusalem you're walking on stones that are 5,000 years old. You can almost hear the Roman footsteps behind you.

Steven Bregman

They took such care laying the blocks. As they were building this house, every one of the stones, every one of the blocks they polished off and did such beautiful work on.

John Mccormick

Sticks and stones may break my bones, ... If they want to get mad at us, but they deal with it, that's OK.

John Dickerson

Rolling Stones: Stripped.

Carly Simon

Here we're trying to preserve and nurture our own historic New England downtown, and instead we're going to have a Disney version of a town square just a stone's throw away from the real one. We should be developing what we already have.

Peter Reynolds

It's like being with the Stones and Beatles.

Mark Few

I have big stones rolling off my heart. This was the goal I have been longing for. It is a great day. It was not easy and I had a lot of pressure, but now I have the medal.

Benni Raich

They are throwing stones and rocks and have broken into a building and started looting.

Walter Nalangu

We've done worldwide shows for the Rolling Stones, U-2, Pink Floyd. There's a level of confidence when we say we can do this.

Tres Thomas

Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.

Thomas C. Haliburton

I'm always buying her jewelry. And I have a couple of her stained-glass panels, too, some of her early pieces. They're just so unique, the way she puts them together with the natural stones, the agates, the shells, the beads. Her work is just beautiful.

Beth Jones

The band is redefining the concert experience - there is nothing even comparable to the thrill of being onstage with the Rolling Stones and seeing a stadium show from the band's perspective.

Michael Cohl

There will be a lot of emotions, but the biggest thing I'll be thinking about is, 'Did we do all that we could to get the kids ready for this game?' ... There will probably be a few stones left unturned, but those will be things we can build on.

Bill Morgan

The Rolling Stones thought the censorship of their songs by the NFL/ABC was absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary.

Fran Curtis

Life is a series of stepping stones followed with a series of stumbling blocks ....

Amber Frey

I've yet to hear anyone complain about not getting value for a Rolling Stones concert.

Tres Thomas

And then as I looked around and noticed many other stones, all broken in the same way, I was sickened as I realized that this was an act of vandalism. When I collected myself, I was determined to figure out how to repair the stones, and help the other families repair theirs as well.

Gregory Rogers

Eggs have no business dancing with stones.

Italian Proverb

The cut is the most important factor in the value of the diamond. You can have two diamonds of equal carat size, color and clarity ? one cut to ideal proportions and the other not and the value between the two may be as much as a 50 percent difference. That is why it is always important to look at the stones and compare them.

Kyle Hain

Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts...

Robert Fulghum

When we heard it was her appendix, we all thought the worst. But then, it turned out to be kidney stones.

Tom Eagleson

They were not taken seriously the way the Beatles were, or the Beach Boys, or the Stones ? bands who were written about.

Rick Elice

It appears after that, there was a group of individuals that pulled the passenger and the driver out of the vehicle and began beating them about the head with a large brick and sticks and stones. The investigation is ongoing.

Pat Camden

The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.

James Fenton

I see no reason why I should tickle stones or waste time on polishing bronze.

Louise Nevelson

They're going to be outstanding. If you didn't know any better, you'd think you were listening to the Rolling Stones.

Wade Moore

And it was around in the 1960s and 1970s as a recreational drug, too. The song 'Mother's Little Helper' by the Rolling Stones is about methamphetamine.

Bruce Freeman

Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid.

Ugo Betti

Life will throw stones at you, and it's what you do when that happens that counts.

Chris Beatty

You could argue the Rolling Stones are as big as it gets. The music industry sees the opportunity of performing in front of the largest audience the world can provide.

Charles Coplin

With the Stones, it's not like you're a side saxophone player.

Tim Ries

In the tradition of the great rematches — Ali vs. Frazier, McEnroe vs. Borg, the Rolling Stones and father time — neither could resist the challenge of proving once and for all they are the best.

Tom Bergeron

It was like dropping two stones into a pond. We did see some ripples. However, their political careers have been in decline since then.

Annette Lu

The Church cannot be content to live in its stained-glass house and throw stones through the picture window of modern culture.

Robert Mcafee Brown

The children who were standing around the houses were shaking with fear, and groups of policemen stormed around them with horses and batons. Stones were occasionally thrown. I saw policemen hurling stones at the people who blockaded themselves on the rooftops and yelling at them.

Anat Roth

[Will the Stones' lawyers come knocking on the Q107's doors this morning?] No, ... But the morning after the next bootleg broadcast we might.

Michael Cohl

He tried to be very thorough. Every day he'd try to motivate you. Sometimes it was to the point it was overkill, but he tried to not leave any stones unturned.

Dave Moore

In the end, it all comes to choices to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

Amber Frey

We have a memorial hill where people can place etched stones for loved ones whose remains have been scattered.

Lorretta Guazzini

They want to undermine our support. Tomorrow when you read the newspapers they will say you threw stones. There are no stones in the Johannesburg City centre.

Buti Manamela

The response has been tremendous. They are really loving it. It's a great song, and the Stones seem really focused again.

Paul Peterson

Gravity holds the stones in place. That way, they hold each other in place, fit best and look best.

Terry Doyle

The Rolling Stones thought the censorship of their songs ... was absolutely ridiculous and completely unnecessary.

Fran Curtis

Let a short Act of Parliament be passed, placing all street musicians outside the protection of the law, so that any citizen may assail them with stones, sticks, knives, pistols, or bombs without incurring any penalties.

George Bernard Shaw

'Give us the Rolexes. Give us the diamonds, loose stones.' They definitely knew what they were doing.

Lucas Woodford

They're so good. There are times when they're playing when it's just: 'Oh my gosh, these guys are like the Rolling Stones or something.' It's pretty stunning.

Frank Black

'Voodoo Lounge' is the Stones' most appealing album in years.

Robert Hilburn

Mick and I share the same philosophy - don't leave any stones unturned - and that's serving us well in our situation.

Larry Davis

We're going to have to bring all five stones. We can't stop them with just one stone.

Jerry Glanville

The stones give the place character. No two stones are the same. They make the house look more attractive.

Terry Doyle

The storm passed by my shop, and I had to escape from the shower of stones, tear gas and rubber bullets to save my life.

Abu Abbas

I can't imagine a more exciting way to celebrate the 40th landmark year of 'Days of Our Lives' than with the Rolling Stones.

Sheraton Kalouria

It was a good fight until yesterday night, Loeb was very good here. We have won this rally many times and I'm happy for that. Today we had to be cautious not to hit any stones or holes which could do damage to the car, it was not fun to drive the last stages.

Marcus Gronholm

This could have been a very expensive mantelpiece for my shelf, ... But I realized that if I couldn't sell this, I shouldn't even be in the business. Instead of investing the money I earn with the Stones in the stock market, I decided to have faith, leap in and invest in myself.

Tim Ries

When I was a kid, I found out about Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent through the Beatles and the Stones doing covers of rockabilly songs.

Brian Setzer

I'm the eldest at 51, and if the Stones can drag themselves around once more, then there's a few more albums in us.

Barry Gibb

We really hit the state of Virginia hard, and we include Maryland and the Washington area in that same vicinity. If you're in Northern Virginia, it's just a stone's throw to Maryland and the D.C. area.

Jim Cavanaugh