Stairs Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old stairs quotes, stairs sayings, and stairs proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

They say faith is taking the first step when you can’t see the whole staircase. Actually, wisdom is seeing the elevator behind it that would have taken you to the top floor. Shannon L. Alder
You need mountains, long staircases don't make good hikers. Amit Kalantri
You can’t move up in the staircase of leadership unless you are emotionally intelligent. Amit Ray
Our actions in the present build the staircase to the future. The question is whether that staircase is going up or down. Craig D. Lounsbrough
You shall find out how salt is the taste of another man's bread, and how hard is the way up and down another man's stairs. Dante Alighieri
Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase. Martin Luther King
The world is like a grand staircase, some are going up and some are going down. Samuel Johnson
It's like climbing a staircase. I'm on the top of the staircase, I look behind me and I see the steps. That's where I was. Jeanne Moreau
To me, a staircase looks like a series of dark and light horizontal stripes, which is exactly how you'd draw a staircase. So I know how the image is going to look on the page. G. Willow Wilson
My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness. Michelangelo Buonarroti
Those stairs won't know which way they're going... take drastic steps, kick it to the curb. William Steig
We walk through the world, we walk / Up the stairs to the landing John Michael Stipe
And all my cares are laid by / I'll lay down my soul, my battles are won / I'll walk dem golden stairs when I die when I die Elvis Presley
Halfway down the stairs is a stair where I sit. / There isn't any other stair quite like it. / I'm not at the bottom, I'm not at the top. / So this is the stair where I always stop. A. A. Milne
Somewhere up the stairs, / Into the fire / May your strength give us strength / May your faith give us faith Bruce Springsteen
I'm on my way to God don't know or even care / My brain's the weak heart, and my heart's the long stairs / My heart's the long stairs, my heart's the long stairs Eric Judy
Those are his footprints, right there / Elvis has just left the building / To climb up that heavenly stair Frank Vincent Zappa
Story to story / Building to building / Street to street / We pass each other on the stairs Michael Hutchence
She said the lift doesn't work / Run up the stairs and come Paul Donald Love
I declare this tower is my symbol; I declare / This winding, gyring, spiring treadmill of a stair is my ancestral stair William Butler Yeats
From time to time, in singles, pairs, / By hand or post went up those stairs! Edwin James Brady
And through that fellowship may ne'er, / As then it was, re-climb the Stair / Its voices echo down the years / The voices of the pioneers! Edwin James Brady
That stairway grand of marbled might, / The most majestic in the land, / In statured splendour, flight on flight Robert William Service
T is a stairway, not a street, / That ascends the deep ravine, / Where the torrent leaps between / Rocky walls that almost meet. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Climbing, climbing, higher and higher / The branches blow and I see a spire / The gleam of a turret, the glint of a dome / All sparkling and bright, like white sea foam. Amy Lowell
High up in the apple tree climbing I go, / With the sky above me, the earth below. / Each branch is the step of a wonderful stair / Which leads to the town I see shining up there. Amy Lowell
Today to the end of the marvelous stair, / Where those glittering pinacles flash in the air! / Climbing, climbing, higher I go, / With the sky close above me, the earth far below. Amy Lowell
Is it the music of a larger place? It makes our room too small: it is like a stair, / A calling stair that climbs up to a smile you scarcely see, / Dim, but so waited for; and you know what a smile is, how it calls Charlotte Mary Mew
Half in the unvesselled sea, we climbed the stair / And climbed so long, I thought the last steps were / Hung from the morning star; when these mild words / Fanned the delighted air like wings of birds: William Butler Yeats
Stairs, ladders, and ramps entered thesaurus of building components in prehistoric times. Yet even the earliest known and simplest demonstrations are still constructed today. John Templer

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