Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.

Better bend than break.

People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.

If God wanted us to bend over he'd put diamonds on the floor.

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Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.N.B.: This quote is commonly misquoted as savage beast.

I've been around the bend in corporations.

Bend image quote by Lao Tzu

An unbending tree is easily broken.

The willow is my favorite tree. I grew up near one. It's the most flexible tree in nature and nothing can break it - no wind, no elements, it can bend and withstand anything.

Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose their direction and begin to bend.

Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race.

All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity, perform any vile act, do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy the whores are us.

If you force the trail to emerge and turn with your every command, then most likely it will only become what you imagined. If you just enjoy the anticipation of each new curve and seize it as it comes, the road around the bend might lead to the unimaginable.

The friends I made have slipped and strayed.

And who's the one that cares A trifling lot and best forgot - And that's my tale, and theirs. Then if my 'friendships break and bend There's little need to cry The while I know that every foe Is faithful till I die.'

This American government -- what is it but a tradition, though a recent one, endeavoring to transmit itself unimpaired to posterity, but each instant losing some of its integrity? It has not the vitality and force of a single living man; for a single man can bend it to his will.

Bend image quote by Japanese Proverbs

The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath.

What would you have me do? Search out some powerful patronage, and be Like crawling ivy clinging to a tree? No thank you. Dedicate, like all the others, Verses to plutocrats, while caution smothers Whatever might offend my lord and master? No thank you. Kneel until my knee-caps fester, Bend my back until I crack my spine, And scratch another

Everything starts with yourself -- with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend.

A trend is a trend is a trend. But the question is, will it bend? Will it alter its course through some unforeseen force and come to a premature end?

That men in armour may be born With serpents' teeth the field is sown;

Rains mould, winds bend, suns gild the corn Too quickly ripe, too early mown. I scan the quivering heads, behold The features, catch the whispered breath Of friends long garnered in the cold Unopening granaries of death, Whose names in solemn cadence ring Across my slow oblivious page. Their friendship was a finer thing Than fame, or wealth, or honoured age, And--while you live and I--shall last Its tale of seasons with us yet Who cherish, in the undying past, The men we never can forget.

With rivers as with good friends, you always feel better for a few hours in their presence; you always want to review your dialogue, years later, with a particular pool or riffle or bend, and to live back through the layers of experience. We have been to this river before and together. We have much to relive.

Bend image quote by Franz Kafka

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow you most intense obsessions mercilessly.

My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are.

What I need for my characters in my books [is] a passionate heart.

I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.

Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.

Old maids, having never bent their temper or their lives to other lives and other tempers, as woman's destiny requires, have for the most part a mania for making everything about them bend to them.

We will not bend or fail until the blood of every last Jew from the youngest child to the oldest elder is spilt to redeem our land!

I would bend over backward to be back on Grey's.

Any day, I'll choose lying in bed with Katherine Heigl looking over me over getting thrown against walls by supernatural persons at 5 in the morning.

Bend image quote by Helen Keller

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.

If I have to produce movies, direct movies, whatever to change the way Hollywood treats older women, I'll do it. If I have to bend the rules, I will. If I have to break them, I will.

Heart is what drives us and determines our fate.

That is what I need for my characters in my books: a passionate heart. I need mavericks, dissidents, adventurers, outsiders and rebels, who ask questions, bend the rules and take risks.

You see, idealism detached from action is just a dream.

But idealism allied with pragmatism, with rolling up your sleeves and making the world bend a bit, is very exciting. It's very real. It's very strong.

Every knee will bend before me, and every tongue shall give glory to God.

It is now for the Catholic Church to bend herself to her work with calmness and generosity. It is for you to observe her with renewed and friendly attention.

I come here to speak poetry. It will always be in the grass. It will also be necessary to bend down to hear it. It will always be too simple to be discussed in assemblies.

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

What appears to be the end of the road may simply be a bend in the road.

When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time.

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

The superior man is the providence of the inferior.

He is eyes for the blind, strength for the weak, and a shield for the defenseless. He stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others.

You start chasing a ball and your brain immediately commands your body to 'Run forward, bend, scoop up the ball, peg it to the infield,' then your body says, 'Who me?'

Everything starts with yourself, with you making up your mind about what you're going to do with your life. I tell kids that it's a cruel world, and that the world will bend them either left or right, and it's up to them to decide which way to bend.

We must never bend too much.

Physicists are more like avant-garde composers, willing to bend traditional rules... Mathematicians are more like classical composers.

All flowers in time bend towards the sun, I know you say there's no one for you, But here is one.

Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.

Politics can be likened to driving at night over unfamiliar hills and mountains.

Close attention must be paid to what the beam can reach and the next bend.

If it bends, it's funny; if it breaks, it's not funny.

I've always found ways to bend the rules.

This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots, withholding water, bending the branches, or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle.

Raft told me how to walk with him in a scene: We'd start off in a long shot normal, and about the time we got together in a close-up, I'd be bending my knees so I'd be shorter.

It's weirder and more surprising than the other books.

I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending, deliberately so. I think it's a lot more emotionally raw.

My friend, I am going to tell you the story of my life, as you wish;

and if it were only the story of my life I think I would not tell it; for what is one man that he should make much of his winters, even when they bend him like a heavy snow?

Once it becomes impossible for members of Congress to make a career of legislative service, the temptation to bend a vote for whatever reason may yield to the better angels of their nature.