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1. "Marriage is love put to it's ultimate test - the grindstone of life. Where the idealism of love meets the everydayness of marriage."
Author: Carew Papritz
2. "Oh! But he was a tight-fisted hand at the grindstone, Scrooge! a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint, from which no steel had ever struck out generous fire; secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster."
Author: Charles Dickens
3. "The lesser grindstone stood alone there in the calm morning air, with a red upon it that the sun had never given, and would never take away."
Author: Charles Dickens
4. "In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dull and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well-oiled in the closet, but unused."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
5. "We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity."
Author: H.G. Wells
6. "America?" said Gamesh, smiling. "Roland, what's American to you? Or me, or those tens of thousands up in the the stands? It's just a word they use to keep your nose to the grindstone and your toes to the line. America is the opiate of the people."
Author: Philip Roth
7. "Once this person this counselor at school, this LADY, if you know what I mean, told me that if you kept your nose to the grindstone you could be someone in the world, and I thought, Yeah someone with a fucked up nose."
Author: Robert Boswell
8. "Away with the joint-stools, remove thecourt-cupboard, look to the plate. Good thou, saveme a piece of marchpane; and, as thou lovest me, letthe porter let in Susan Grindstone and Nell.Antony, and Potpan!"
Author: William Shakespeare

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Sometimes life has a way of putting us on our backs to force us to look up."
Author: Charles L. Allen

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