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1. "The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (Isaiah 40:28–31)"
Author: Alistair Begg
2. "To go through hurt, you have to stumble on the rocks in order to walk on solid ground."
Author: Alyssa Tillmon
3. "Life is truly known only to those who suffer, lose, endure adversity and stumble from defeat to defeat."
Author: Anais Nin
4. "I also have a brand-new prescription for gunfire jitters: When the shooting gets loud, proceed to the nearest wooden staircase. Run up and down a few times, making sure to stumble at least once. What with the scratches and the noise of running and falling, you won't even be able to hear the shooting, much less worry about it. Yours truly has put this magic formula to use, with great success!"
Author: Anne Frank
5. "From ragbag, stumblebum, peripatetic loutTo bonfire of catnip that burns itself out--Bristled sack of hiss & clawsCinched at the maw--"
Author: B.J. Ward
6. "Truth was the last thing on my mind, and even if there was such a thing, I didn't want it in my house. Oedipus went looking for the truth and when he found it, it ruined him. It was a cruel horror of a joke. So much for the truth. I was gonna talk out of both sides of my mouth and what you heard depended on which side you were standing. If I ever did stumble on any truth, I was gonna sit on it and keep it down."
Author: Bob Dylan
7. "What makes authentic disciples is not visions, ecstasies, biblical mastery of chapter and verse, or spectacular success in the ministry, but a capacity for faithfulness. Buffeted by the fickle winds of failure, battered by their own unruly emotions, and bruised by rejection and ridicule, authentic disciples may have stumbled and frequently fallen, endured lapses and relapses, gotten handcuffed to the fleshpots and wandered into a far county. Yet, they kept coming back to Jesus."
Author: Brennan Manning
8. "I stumbled into this format for 'Last Call with Carson Daly' that I really like, inspired by cable and Dave Attell's 'Insomniac.' I love being out on the street."
Author: Carson Daly
9. "She moved like water, graceful and soft and lovely. Every part of me wanted to stick out my foot and trip her, just to see her stumble."
Author: Cassandra Rose Clarke
10. "... Left weaponless, Roran was forced to retreat before the remaining soldier. He stumbled over a corpse, cutting his calf on a sword as he fell, and rolled to avoid a two-handed blow from the soldier, scrabbling frantically in the ankle-deep mud for something, anything he could use as a weapon. A hilt brushed his fingers, and he ripped it from the muck and slashed at the soldier's sword hand, severing his thumb. The man stared dumbly at the glistening stump, then said, "This is what comes from not shielding myself." "Aye," agreed Roran, and beheaded him."
Author: Christopher Paolini
11. "Men do not stumble over mountains, but over molehills."
Author: Confucius
12. "And he that strives to touch the stars, Oft stumbles at a straw."
Author: Edmund Spenser
13. "I stumbled away. I pressed the back of my hand to my mouth and just looked athim. "What was that?"His chest rose and fell heavily. "A kiss.""Why?""Why?" He laughed. His blue eyes suddenly looked so sad. "Because I've wanted to do that for twenty years."
Author: Elizabeth Morgan
14. "If none of us ever fell short, or put a foot astray, everything would be good in this great world, but we stumble and fall, every one. We must deal with what we have." - Cadfael, Pg. 245-6"
Author: Ellis Peters
15. "I carry Kate to the elevator, our lips and tongues dancing furiously. I didn't lock my car. I don't think I even closed the door. Fuck it. They can steal it. I have more important matters at hand. I stumble into the elevator…"
Author: Emma Chase
16. "A line, a short line, stumbles off into the morning. Thirty two men."
Author: Erich Maria Remarque
17. "She'd stumbled into Norman Bates' attic. There in the bathroom was a gaudy heart shaped pink bathtub, and standing proudly next to it was a bear. Holding a clean white towel draped over his arm like a waiter."
Author: Erin McCarthy
18. "Why, if you were not interested in me as anything more than a"-she stumbled, trying to find the right terminology-"momentary plaything, you might at least have just told me outright afterward." She crossed her arms and sneered at him. "Why didn't you? You think I was not strong enough to take it without causing a scene? I assure you, no one is better used to rejection than I, my lord. I think it very churlish of you not to inform me to my face that your breach in manners was an unfortunate impulse of the moment. I deserve some respect. We have known each other long enough for that at the very least."
Author: Gail Carriger
19. "Beware how you trifle with your marvelous inheritance, this great land of ordered liberty, for if we stumble and fall, freedom and civilization everywhere will go down in ruin."
Author: Henry Cabot Lodge
20. "Companies that grow for the sake of growth or that expand into areas outside their core business strategy often stumble. On the other hand, companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time."
Author: Jamie Dimon
21. "What I saw next stopped me dead in my tracks. Books. Not just one or two dozen, but hundreds of them. In crates. In piles on the floor. In bookcases that stretched from floor to ceiling and lined the entire room. I turned around and around in a slow circle, feeling as if I'd just stumbled into Ali Baba's cave. I was breathless, close to tears, and positively dizzy with greed."
Author: Jennifer Donnelly
22. "There have been women who stumbled across Feministing randomly, through a bizarre Google search or something, and had no idea what feminism was. They thought it was something older women do, or bought into the hairy bra-burning man-hating stereotype 100 percent. Anything that deviates from that is very exciting for them."
Author: Jessica Valenti
23. "Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip."
Author: John Locke
24. "It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble, there lies your treasure."
Author: Joseph Campbell
25. "May I see your dance card?""Don't you believe me?" She presented it to him with a flourish.He ran his fingers down the list of names."Hmm . . . Waterburn? Bastard. D'Andre. Definitely a worthless bastard. Lord Camber, a thoroughgoing bastard. Lord Michaelson? Bastard. Peter Cheswick? Bast—"She snatched it from him, laughing."I wouldn't dance a waltz with you, anyway, Lord Dryden.""No?""You might accidentally lock eyes with Lisbeth Redmond, stumble, and fling me across the room to avoid crushing my feet."
Author: Julie Anne Long
26. "For many people religion can be so easy they stumble right over it."
Author: Kathie Lee Gifford
27. "You will be leaving, of course.""Or I could help you.""I've had a bit of practice bathing myself and I think I can stumble my way through this."
Author: Kresley Cole
28. "Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book."
Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
29. "Bella. "Nathan Malone is dead." He caught her shoulders, shook her."No!" she screamed back. And she couldn't hit him. She wanted to, and she couldn't."look at me," he yelled. "Look at me, Bella. What happened killed the man you loved. All that is left is this. The man you see now.The name name I carry now. Anything else is no possible.""No!" She pulled away from him, stumbled to her feet, and shook with the rage pounding through her. "The name may be dead, but you are not dead. "You weren't just a SEAL," she cried. "You weren't just a friend, or a son, or a grandson, or a brother. You weren't just a warrior." She clenched her fists, pressed to her stomach as the agony swell up through every cell of her body. "You are my husband. My lover.It doesn't matter if your name is Nathan, Noah, or hey fucking you, you are my my lover. My soul. My heart."
Author: Lora Leigh
30. "He ran toward the light. When he passed the corpse of his dead friend, he began to weep again. He picked up his sword. He tried to smash a crystal window with its hilt. The corridor oppressed him. Beyond the windows, the dead brains drifted. He ran on.'You should have done it,'whispered Birkin Grif in the soft spaces of his skull; and, 'OUROBUNDOS!'giggled the insane door, as he fell through it and in to the desert wind. His cloak cracking and whipping about him, so that he resembled a crow with broken wings, he stumbled toward the black air-boat. His mind mocked him. His face was wet.He threw himself into the command-bridge. Green light swam about him, and the dead Northmen stared blindly at him as he turned on the power. He did not choose a direction, it chose him. Under full acceleration, he fled out into the empty sky."
Author: M. John Harrison
31. "The sun edged up until it caught the first heights of our standards. I saw the raised fist of Jupiter reach for the first rays, folding the light into its majesty so that it blazed with a life all its own.I raised my hand to join it and the cheer that broke along the line was deeper than the enemy drumbeats, lasted longer, grew louder, and harder. It reached the oncoming cavalry and I saw them check in their advance, saw the horses pitch and stumble as they took the first rise of the hill."
Author: M.C. Scott
32. "Even now one rarely hears of people achieving great things unless they first stumble in some respect."
Author: Meister Eckhart
33. "Aylmer had long laid aside in unwilling recognition of the truth—against which all seekers sooner or later stumble—that our great creative Mother, while she amuses us with apparently working in the broadest sunshine, is yet severely careful to keep her own secrets, and, in spite of her pretended openness, shows us nothing but results."
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
34. "I averted my eyes, looked around, and stumbled through all the faces in the room till they finally rested on his. He was standing like a scared bird, waving one wing and using the other to hide his scar. Aya Rabah- Scars"
Author: Refaat Alareer
35. "Perseverance is everything. We all stumbled when we took our first steps yet we were running sooner than we realized, and then we couldn't stay still. Why stay still now?"
Author: Rob Liano
36. "I admit that reason is a small and feeble flame, a flickering torch by stumblers carried in the star-less night, -- blown and flared by passion's storm, -- and yet, it is the only light. Extinguish that, and nought remains."
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
37. "We are all only mortal," said the Master, even more slowly. "We do only what we can do. All the Elemental priests have certain teachings in common: one of them is that everyone, every human, every bird, badger and salamander, every blade of grass and every acorn, is doing the best it can. This is the priests' definition of mortality: the circumstance of doing what one can is that of doing one's best. Only the immortals have the luxury of furlough. Doing one's best is hard work; we rely on our surroundings because we must; when our surroundings change, we stumble. If you are running as fast as you can, only a tiny roughness of the ground may make you fall."
Author: Robin McKinley
38. "We come to this book because something is missing in our souls. This book will take you through the steps that you stumbled over in all your other attempts. And it will bring more than you asked for."
Author: Ruben Papian
39. "Commitment isn't about being perfect, always following through, or never going astray. Commitment means that when you (inevitably) stumble or get off track, you pick yourself up, find your bearings, and carry on in the direction you want to go."
Author: Russ Harris
40. "She smirked as she stood. "How're you feeling now?" He tucked himself back in and zipped his pants. "Like I ate a delicious appetizer, but I'm still hungry for the main meal." He grabbed her hand and pulled her toward the stairs. "Let's go kill a couple of hours. There's a scarf and a bar in your closet that are calling your name."She gasped and stumbled, her cheeks pink. "Race you there."
Author: Shelly Bell
41. "Oh yes, I know the way to heaven was easy. We found the little kingdom of our passion that all can share who walk the road of lovers. In wild and secret happiness we stumbled; and gods and demons clamoured in our senses."
Author: Siegfried Sassoon
42. "Is he daft?" Bond queried."His brain is so advanced, it stumbles over mediocrity."
Author: Sylvia Day
43. "When you've managed to stumble directly into the heart of the unknown - either through the misdirection of others, or better yet, through your own creative ineptitude - there is no one there to hold your hand or tell you what to do. In those bad lost moments, in the times when are advised not to panic, we own the unknown, and the world belongs to us. The child within has full reign. Few of us are ever so free"
Author: Tim Cahill
44. "A man who denies his past is a man who truly denies himself a future, for he refuses to know himself, and to deny knowledge of oneself is to stumble through life as handicapped as the blind mute."
Author: Tobsha Learner
45. "I'll never be a non-stumbler. I'll be a forgiven stumbler, but never a non-stumbler."
Author: TobyMac
46. "Maybe that's how it starts. You stumble upon something that helps you cope, fills a void. Makes you feel something different than what you currently feel. You know in the long run it probably won't be good for you, but you do it anyway. Tell yourself you can handle it."
Author: Tracey Garvis Graves
47. "How did you know about my candy stash?"Vincent innocently shrugged. "I needed tape and stumbled across your Willy Wonka drawer"
Author: Victoria Michaels
48. "Mute, I stumble through the dry, verdigris aqueducts of your eye, thinking this prayer, formic acid, ant spit and sandpaper: blink and I will be expelled, sharpen the edge of the water, subtract me from eternity."
Author: Warren Heiti
49. "We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them."
Author: William Arthur Ward
50. "How helpless they all looked in the ugliness of sleep. A third of life spent unconscious and corpselike. And some, the great majority, stumbled through their waking hours scarcely more awake, helpless in the face of destiny. They stumbled down a dark alley toward their deaths. They sent exploring feelers into the light and met fire and writhed back again into the darkness of their blind groping."
Author: William Lindsay Gresham

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You need a minute? Or can we get on with it?" She tilted her head with a flirty grin. I wanted desperately to tell her I was so ready to get on with it: in my bed, on the floor, against the wall, in the shower. Definitely in the shower—rivulets of water streaming down her body, the curve of her breasts, the dip of her hips."
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