quote by Merle Haggard

We need to have music that contributes to the well-being of the spirit. Music that cradles people's lives and makes things a little easier. That's what I try to do, and what I want to do. You don't want to close the door on hope.

— Merle Haggard

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Cradle quote Adversity is the cradle of prosperity.
Adversity is the cradle of prosperity.

The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious - the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science.

All along this path I tread, my heart betrays my weary head, with nothing but my love to save, from the cradle to the grave.

The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.

I was elected by the women of Ireland, who instead of rocking the cradle, rocked the system.


The legends lie cradled in the seagulls call, and the promise they made are ground beneath the sadist's fall.

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas / Creation's most unique and precious pearl / And heaven help us always to remember / That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world

Excuses are the cradle ... that Satan rocks men off to sleep in.

Snuggle in God's arms. When you are hurting, when you feel lonely, left out. let Him cradle you, comfort you, reassure you of His all-sufficient power and love.

The web of life both cradles us and calls us to weave it further.


The Past: Our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition.

Workers of the world awaken. Break your chains, demand your rights. All the wealth you make is taken, by exploiting parasites. Shall you kneel in deep submission from your cradle to your grave? Is the height of your ambition to be a good and willing slave?

This thing called love, it cries like a baby in a cradle all night.

It swings, it jives, it shakes all over like a jelly fish. I kinda like it.

Silence is like a cradle holding our endeavors and our will;

a silent spaciousness sustains us in our work and at the same time connects us to larger worlds that, in the busyness of our daily struggle to achieve, we have not yet investigated. Silence is the soul's break for freedom.

I do not say that children at war do not die like men, if they have to die.

To their everlasting honor and our everlasting shame, they do die like men, thus making possible the manly jubilation of patriotic holidays. But they are murdered children all the same.


I cannot sing the old songs Though well I know the tune, Familiar as a cradle-song With sleep-compelling croon; Yet though I'm filled with music, As choirs of summer birds, I cannot sing the old songs-- I do not know the words.

Los Angeles is often described as the nadir of vapidity, a smog-choked space cradle.

What a mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.

A mighty power and stronger Man from his throne has hurled,For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world.

From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.


India is, the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. our most valuable and most instructive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only.

Our motto is 'from cradle to grave.' Unwanted babies are delivered to us through our cradle programme, where we work to find new homes for them for parents desiring children. In addition to our healthcare programmes, we also have a programme for burying the dead, meeting all the necessary expenses for those who are unable to do so.

Satan has declared war on motherhood.

He knows that those who rock the cradle can rock his earthly empire. And he knows that without righteous mothers loving and leading the next generation, the Kingdom of God will fail.

The way to begin healing the wounds of the world is to treasure the Infant Christ in us; to be not the castle but the cradle of Christ; and, in rocking that cradle to the rhythm of love, to swing the whole world back into the beat of the Music of Eternal Life.

One must accept the fact that we have only one companion in this world, a companion who accompanies us from the cradle to the grave - our own self. Get on good terms with that companion - learn to live with yourself.


Calmness is the cradle of power.

We must look into unknown dimensions, into Nature, into that incalculable and imponderable life, whose carrier and mediator, the blood of the Earth that accompanies us steadfastly from the cradle to the grave, is water.

If we think about things having multiple lives, cradle to cradle, we could design things that can go back to either nature or back to industry forever.

It is evidently known, beyond contradiction, that New Orleans is the cradle of Jazz and I, myself, happened to be the creator in the year 1902.

The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.


The hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation and its destiny.

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe;

the record may seem superficial, but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of the superstitious fears which were early implanted in his imagination; no matter how utterly his reason may reject them...

I'm going to be cremated from the neck down.

And at my funeral, when people are talking about me, they have to hold my head. And then at the end, they have to kick me into the audience and the audience has to keep me up for at least three hits or you have to start the whole service over. No cradling it - I want legit sets.

The sea! the sea! the open sea! The blue, the fresh, the ever free! Without a mark, without a bound, It runneth the earth's wide regions round; It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies; Or like a cradled creature lies.

Religions are the cradles of despotism.

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