It is hard to cement any relations with any country based on promises that may not be deliverable.
— Jim Leach cemented quote
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
— Robert Herrick
Chastity is the cement of civilization and progress. Without it there is no stability in society, and without it one cannot attain the Science of Life.
— Mary Baker Eddy
How many of us are able to distinguish between the odors of noon and midnight, or of winter and summer, or of a windy spell and a still one? If man is so generally less happy in the cities than in the country, it is because all these variations and nuances of sight and smell and sound are less clearly marked and lost in the general monotony of gray walls and cement pavements.
— cemented quotation by Lin Yutang
Nothing so cements and holds together all the parts of a society as faith or credit, which can never be kept up unless men are under some force or necessity of honestly paying what they owe to one another.
How marvelous it all is! Built not by saints and angels, but the work of men's hands; cemented with men's honest blood and with a world of tears, welded by the best brains of centuries past; not without the taint and reproach incidental to all human work, but constructed on the whole with pure and splendid purpose. Human, and yet not wholly human -- for the most heedless and the most cynical must see the finger of the Divine.
Political image is like mixing cement.
When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.
Wildness and silence disappeared from the countryside, sweetness fell from the air, not because anyone wished them to vanish or fall but because throughways had to floor the meadows with cement to carry the automobiles which advancing technology produced.... Tropical beaches turned into high-priced slums where thousand-room hotels elbowed each other for glimpses of once-famous surf not because those who loved the beaches wanted them there but because enormous jets could bring a million tourists every year
Palestine is the cement that holds the Arab world together, or it is the explosive that blows it apart.
Cement doesn't give as much as snow.
I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand.
To cement a new friendship, especially between foreigners or persons of a different social world, a spark with which both were secretly charged must fly from person to person, and cut across the accidents of place and time.
May hard work, and justice, always cement our bonds of unity that we may get our country back to production.
Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet'ner of life, and solder of society.
Hitting Ali in the body or on the arms was like hitting a piece of cement.
Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement!
If Pete Rose brings the Reds in first, they ought to bronze him and put him in cement.
A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus.
Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning.
Your emotional life is not written in cement during childhood.
You write each chapter as you go along.
When the young Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret were growing up, that was at it's height and the War cemented that with photographs of the Royal Family having breakfast together and so on, by pinning their reputation so firmly on that particular issue.
As a solo artist, I just felt cemented in front of the mike stand.
There was very little time to play with the audience and be a band member.
The United States form a young republic, a confederacy which ought ever to be cemented by a union of interests and affection, under the influence of those principles which obtained their independence.
The special forces gave me the self-confidence to do some extraordinary things in my life. Climbing Everest then cemented my belief in myself.