Nothing and no one can destroy the Chinese people. Theyare relentless survivors? They yield, they bend to the wind, but they never break.
Sometimes the fluffy bunny of incredulity zooms round the bend so rapidly that the greyhound of language is left, agog, in the starting cage.david mitchell
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.helen keller
Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.william congreve
Loosen up. Being masculine doesn't mean being a statue. Wrists were made to bend.
The head must bow, and the back will have to bend, Wherever the darkey may go; A few more days, and the trouble all will end, In the field where the sugar-canes grow. A few more days for to tote the weary load, No matter, 't will never be light; A few more days till we totter on the road: Then my old Kentucky home, good-night!stephen foster
I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over he'd've put diamonds on the floor.joan rivers
Whether you are pretty or not, I outlive you, bend down my strange face to yours and forgive you.
Faith, like light, should ever be simple and unbending; while love, like warmth, should beam forth on every side, and bend to every necessity of our brethren.Martin Luther
The government and the people are under a moral necessity of acting together; a free press compels them to bend to one another.james mill
I don't believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it.sonia sotomayor
Obsolescence and death, the reign of the archaic, the abandoned, and the corny: Really, if you saw Windows 3.0 on the sidewalk outside the building, would you bend over and pick it up?!?Bruce Sterling
When to mischief mortals bend their will, how soon they find it instruments of ill.Alexander Pope
We like rather to dream of a body of young men as a live thing, as a tree where all the branches are nourished by a single sap, and where each part is meaningless and incomplete except in connection with its fellows. You may lop away the dead branches, you may bend the trunk, you may dig about it and water it; but leave it to assume its own form, do not constrain the peculiar roots, or you will have a crippled, gnarled monster, and no tree.learned hand
Servants, when their lords no longer sway, Their minds no more to righteous courses bend.homer
They more adeptly bend the willow's branches who have experience of the willow's roots.Rainer Maria Rilke
For the White Horse knew England When there was none to know; He saw the first oar break or bend, He saw heaven fall and the world end, O God, how long ago. For the end of the world was long ago, And all we dwell to-day As children of some second birth, Like a strange people left on earth After a judgment day.
Thou spring'st a leak already in thy crown, A flaw is in thy ill-bak'd vessel found; 'Tis hollow, and returns a jarring sound, Yet thy moist clay is pliant to command, Unwrought, and easy to the potter's hand: Now take the mould; now bend thy mind to feel The first sharp motions of the forming wheel.john dryden
In vain we call old notions fudge And bend our conscience to our dealing. The Ten Commandments will not budge And stealing will continue stealing.
Society mediates between the extremes of, on the one hand, intolerably strict morality and, on the other, dangerously anarchic permissiveness through an unspoken agreement whereby we are given leave to bend the rules of the strictest morality, provided we do so quietly and discreetly. Hypocrisy is the grease that keeps society functioning in an agreeable way, by allowing for human fallibility and reconciling the seemingly irreconcilable human needs for order and pleasure.
Selfishness and demagoguery take advantage of liberty. The selfish hand constantly seeks to control government, and every increase of governmental power, even to meet just needs, furnishes opportunity for abuse and stimulates the effort to bend it to improper uses.charles evans hughes
The elm and the ash ... when put in shape for use in buildings... are tough and having no stiffness... soon bend. But when they become dry with age, or are allowed to lose their sap... they get harder, and from their toughness supply a strong material for dowels to be used in joints and other articulations.
"Hey Griswold. Where do you think you're gonna put a tree that big?" "bend over and I'll show you."Clark Griswold Todd Chester