...with the most infinite tenderness I have ever known in my life, he put his arms around me, gently, gently, and I embraced him around the neck, and we touched...

The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth.

Experience - the wisdom that enables us to recognise in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

Christianity has always embraced both reason and faith.

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Hypocrisy is a value that I think has been embraced by the Republican Party.

We get lectured by people all day long about moral values by people who have their own moral shortcomings.

Having embraced Islam, I felt as if I were born again.

I found in Islam the answers to those queries which I had failed to find in Christianity.

If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics --a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage --surely that proves that you are in the right?

Experience. The wisdom that enables us to recognize in an undesirable old acquaintance the folly that we have already embraced.

When a husband is embraced without affection, there must be some reason for it.

As for the spirit of poverty, I do not remember any moment when it was not in me, although only to that unhappily small extent compatible with my imperfection. I fell in love with Saint Francis of Assisi as soon as I came to know about him. I always believed and hoped that one day Fate would force upon me the condition of a vagabond and a beggar which he embraced freely. Actually I felt the same way about prison.

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness.

Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character.

Before we knew each others' names, or anything, we had embraced and wept.

In the nineteenth century, many Anglican theologians, both evangelical and catholic, embraced positively the proposal of evolution.

Up until, really, Roosevelt, African-Americans largely voted ninety per cent Republican. That was the political origins, that's what their political voice was in the Republican party. During that history, that last sixty or seventy years of history, the Republican party effectively walked away from the community. They were afraid to really embrace civil rights even though they embraced civil rights legislation. And so it's not enough to just to put it on paper, you gotta actually show up and be in the community, and understand what that struggle was really about.

Of course, there is no question that Libya - and the world - will be better off with Gaddafi out of power. I, along with many other world leaders, have embraced that goal, and will actively pursue it through non-military means. But broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake.

When Demetrie got sick, we knew it was our responsibility to take care of her and pay her medical bills. And we embraced that. But the tricky part is, like so many families in the South, we also expected her to use a separate bathroom, to use separate utensils.

It's like these songs are your babies and you don't want anybody to think your babies are ugly! You never really know until you throw it out there if it's gonna take. And that is a really scary and vulnerable place to be, so having those songs be embraced is the best feeling in the world. That's been our dream our whole lives.

It's possible and available to any artist to be himself or herself on their own terms, to be accepted and embraced by black people. You don't have to be a thug to get love from black people.

I embraced, I think, the process of becoming No.

1 of the world, which was long and difficult, but it's sweeter in the end.

I spent two months in Fredericksburg, Texas, when I was 8, while my father shot a movie, and I loved it. I just embraced the whole cowboy culture. I got myself a pair of awesome boots and a cowboy hat.

The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence; he embraced a radical doctrine of pre-emptive war unprecedented in our history; and he failed to build a true international coalition.

A nation must be embraced, rehabilitated and expressed as a tangible sign of human creativity and as an integral element of mankind's heritage.

My mom and dad just loved the fact that I fooled around.

They just embraced it. They'd always kind of enjoy it, and they liked it when I made them laugh.

After so much suffering, after enduring so much sacrifice, sanctioned and embraced by our people, what is it that the people of East Timor expect as a result of independence?

I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam.

I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful.

In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything.

I think that's kind of natural for anyone who's just embraced Islam - or any religion - as a convert. It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.

For as long as this nation has known war, we have embraced the heroes it has produced.

Contradiction was something I really like when it is embraced in that kind of philosophy.

We had some major successes and we did so because the country embraced the spirit of Earth Day and embraced this concept that we have to have forward-looking, visionary environmental policy and energy policy in this country.

It is to be regretted that few persons who have arrived at any degree of eminence or fame, have written Memorials of themselves, at least such as have embraced their private as well as their public life.

The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand.

I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless.

If you win a National Championship, or you win two, people think you have not only seen the Holy Grail, but you've embraced it. Basically, I do what a lot of people do, but I've been able to win.

'Dirtbag' is just the term we use, like a 'gnarly dude' in surfing.

Within the climbing culture, it means being a committed lifer: someone who has embraced a minimalist ethic in order to rock climb. It basically means you're a homeless person by choice.

I'm a Twitter addict. Jose Andres is a serial tweeter. It's funny to see which chefs have embraced it, and the different paths they take.

I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.

Miami has embraced me and I love them for that.

I was called a terrorist yesterday, but when I came out of jail, many people embraced me, including my enemies, and that is what I normally tell other people who say those who are struggling for liberation in their country are terrorists.

Personally, I experience success when I enjoy what I'm doing.

I love the creative process, even if the end result isn't embraced by anyone else.

My biggest hero was my mother. She told me every day that I could do or be anything. I knew it, I believed it, and I embraced it.

When we embraced social media, we took more control of the Newark narrative.

We increased responsiveness toward residents. We drew more of our constituents in to participate in government and improve our cities.

The gospel of Jesus Christ is good news, glad tidings, and much more.

It is the message of salvation as repeatedly announced by Jesus Christ and His apostles and prophets. It is my firm belief that all truth and light originating with God is embraced in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Hollywood embraced me in the late '80s because there was a good project I was in and it was different. Nowadays, it's about corporate mentality, box office, youth.

It's interesting that when economic times were the hardest, that's when many people embraced liberalism.