The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak, became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.
There is no worse screen to block out the Spirit than confidence in our own intelligence.
Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
The game of life is a lot like football. You have to tackle your problems, block your fears, and score your points when you get the opportunity.
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?
A book that is shut is but a block.
I've never tried to block out the memories of the past, even though some are painful. I don't understand people who hide from their past. Everything you live through helps to make you the person you are now.
It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.
A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we can't see it until after we have tripped over it.
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
I write music all the time. When I talk about having writer's block, it's more to do with lyrics than anything else
Any time you do physical stuff, violence, it is controlled. It's a little bit like you block the move.
Racism may be as systemic as it always was. It is the great problem of America. It's the one stumbling block that I don't believe was ever smoothed over.
Fort Leavenworth is in fact no fort, being without defensive works, except two block-houses.
As a columnist, I realize that whatever amount of corruption I expose, half my readers will block it out, although they may get a frisson of joy in the process.
If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two times-but never three.
One reason I don't suffer Writer's Block is that I don't wait on the muse, I summon it at need.
When I'm rhyming it's all in my head... Like the slaves, when they were picking cotton, they would block out their minds. They would sing.
Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe.
I want to block some common misunderstandings about understanding: In many of these discussions one finds a lot of fancy footwork about the word understanding.
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.
In almost all city governments in America, the small group of people who don't want change are able to block change.
The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination.
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