About the use of language: it is impossible to sharpen a pencil with a blunt axe. It is equally vain to try to do it with ten blunt axes instead.
You are axes, in a world of wood. And the wood remembers when it has been cut, even if the axe forgets.john amaechi
Many axes are being kept under cover, waiting in ambush, ready to pounce, when we resign. Have no worries. We will deliver this homeland to you perfectly clean, as it was in Atatürk's time.kenan evren
No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung,Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung.Majestic silence.Reginald Heber
No hammers fell, no ponderous axes rung;Like some tall palm the mystic fabric sprung.Majestic silence!Reginald Heber
I despair of persuading people to drop the familiar and comforting tactic of dichotomy. Perhaps, instead, we might expand the framework of debates by seeking other dichotomies more appropriate than, or simply different from, the conventional divisions. All dichotomies are simplifications, but the rendition of a conflict along differing axes of several orthogonal dichotomies might provide an amplitude of proper intellectual space without forcing us to forgo our most comforting tool of thought.stephen jay gould
Orcs came with axes and cut down my trees.
This town of Sheffield is very populous and large, the streets narrow, and the houses dark and black, occasioned by the continued smoke of the forges, which are always at work: Here they make all sorts of cutlery-ware, but especially that of edged-tools, knives, razors, axes, &. and nails;Daniel Defoe
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