Down on your knees!

By | December 8, 2010
  • Better to die upright than to live on your knees. ~ Yiddish Proverb
  • Certain thoughts are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the attitude of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~ Victor Hugo
  • Crawling on hands and knees has never prevented anyone from walking upright. ~ Kenyian Proverb
  • Don’t let your sorrow come higher than your knees. ~ Swedish Proverb
  • Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man’s love. ~ Euripides
  • Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial. ~ H. Ross Perot
  • Get down on your knees and thank God you’re still on your feet. ~ Irish Proverb
  • I have a list a mile long of faults that sometimes bring me to my knees in self-hatred. ~ Frank Langella
  • I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day. ~ Abraham Lincoln
  • I would not kill my enemies, but I will make them get down on their knees. I will, I can, I must. ~ Maria Callas
  • If you are swept off your feet, it’s time to get on your knees. ~ Fred Beck
  • If your knees are knocking, kneel on them. ~ Author Unknown
  • If your knees aren’t green by the end of the day, you ought to seriously re-examine your life. ~ Bill Watterson
  • It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees. ~ Emiliano Zapata
  • It is impossible to lose your footing while on your knees. ~ Author Unknown
  • Men are much oftener thrown on their knees by the melancholy than by the agreeable passions. ~ David Hume
  • My reason is not framed to bend or stoop: my knees are. ~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
  • Never be too proud to get down on your knees and pray. ~ Paul Bryant
  • No time is so well spent in every day as that which we spend upon our knees. ~ J.C. Ryle
  • Practical prayer is harder on the soles of your shoes than on the knees of your trousers. ~ Austin O’Malley
  • Prepare yourself for when the water comes up to your knees. ~ Congolese Proverb
  • Religion is in the heart, not in the knees. ~ Douglas William Jerrold
  • Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees. ~ William Cowper
  • The great are only great because we are on our knees. Let us rise! ~ Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
  • The men who have guided the destiny of the United States have found the strength for their tasks by going to their knees. This private unity of public men and their God is an enduring source of reassurance for the people of America. ~ Lyndon B. Johnson
  • The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it. ~ Vince Lombardi
  • There are thoughts which are prayers. There are moments when, whatever the posture of the body, the soul is on its knees. ~ Victor Hugo
  • Time spent on the knees in prayer will do more to remedy heart strain and nerve worry than anything else. ~ George David Stewart
  • To stand on one leg and prove God’s existence is a very different thing from going down on one’s knees and thanking him. ~ Soren Kierkegaard
  • We need tough days to drive us to our knees. ~ Author Unknown
  • We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse’s knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep. ~ Olive Schreiner
  • We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live on our knees. ~ Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • When life knocks you to your knees, and it will, why, get up! If it knocks you to your knees again, as it will, well, isn’t that the best position from which to pray? ~ Ethel Barrymore
  • When the knees are not often bent, the feet soon slide. ~ Author Unknown
  • When you go to your knees, God will help you stand up to anything. ~ Author Unknown

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