move mountains

move mountains

To do or achieve something that is incredibly difficult. I firmly believe that our faith in God can move mountains. I would move mountains to be with you.
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move mountains

If you move mountains you succeed in doing something that is very difficult and requires a lot of hard work. If you get a good team round you, you can move mountains. We should all repeat five times a day, `It is possible to change!' With this belief, you can move mountains. Note: People sometimes say that faith or love can move mountains, meaning that faith and love can be very powerful forces. Here's proof, if it were needed, that faith can move mountains. Note: This is from the proverb `Faith will move mountains', which is based on the words of Jesus to his followers in the Bible: `If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove'. (Matthew 17:20)
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move mountains

1 achieve spectacular and apparently impossible results. 2 make every possible effort.
In sense 1, the phrase alludes to 1 Corinthians 13:2: ‘And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing’.
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"Yes, prayer can move mountains, but one must have faith and not pray as Natasha and I used to as children, that the snow might turn into sugar- and then run out into the yard to see whether it had done so.
"D'you mean to say that if you really believed you could move mountains you could?"
He has my love not only because he is a poet of the most exquisite verity, but because he is a lover of men, with a faith in them such as can move mountains of ignorance, and dulness, and greed.
This selfless act became the initiative for doctors, nurses, and other health personnel to move mountains and grant their wish to give the gift of sight to those in need," the Eye Bank Philippines added.
We need an education czar very badly to move mountains for our youth.
I will move mountains to make sure that you are safe."
I will move mountains to make sure that you are safe" - Actress Sandra Bullock, below, on her children.
They are people with great patience, strength, will and determination to move mountains. I have seen what they can achieve and it lifts my spirits.
Summary: They are people with great patience, strength, will and determination to move mountains. I have seen what they can achieve and it lifts my s...
Faith can move mountains, in this case a father's faith in the Hindu deity Krishna rescued his son from the jaws of death.
As COO, I need her to continue to move mountains to unlock access to finance for small businesses across Europe.'
We move mountains and make differences, but still things stay the same Sickness, bitterness, upset and loss.
The Greeks believed that Orpheus's sung lyrics could move mountains and deities.
The painting that got the most amount of attention was 'The Seeking lips'; it was a subject about the search of that one true love who got away, and how a person would move mountains to seek that true love.
'It is time to lift stones; it is time to move mountains,' he said.