Christianity is most admirably adapted to the training of slaves, to the perpetuation of a slave society; in short, to the very conditions confronting us to-day. … The rulers of the earth have realized long ago what potent poison inheres in the Christian religion. That is the reason they foster it; that is why they leave nothing undone to instill it into the blood of the people. They know only too well that the subtleness of the Christian teachings is a more powerful protection against rebellion and discontent than the club or the gun.
Please accept my resignation. I don't want to belong to any club that will accept me as a member.1959 Recalled in his autobiography, Groucho and Me (1959), ch.26.
Let us pause to consider the English, Who when they pause to consider themselves they get all reticently thrilled and tinglish, Because every Englishman is convinced of one thing, viz.: That to be an Englishman is to belong to the most exclusive club there is.1938 I'm a Stranger Here Myself,'England Expects'.
Two European Cup finals in three years — not bad for a little club."Quotes of the Week", BBC Sport (9 May 2007)
I don't like him and I'm not in a club of one.On Sri Lanka cricket team captain Arjuna Ranatunga
When Alfred's word was ended Stood firm that feeble line, Each in his place with club or spear, And fury deeper than deep fear, And smiles as sour as brine.G. K. Chesterton, describing Alfred rallying his men for a final charge after apparent defeat in The Ballad of the White Horse (1911), Book VII : Ethandune: The Last Charge; (an account of the Battle of Ethandun)
Any time women come together with a collective intention , it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens.Phylicia Rashad, in Monthly Treasures – Feng Shui Newsletter December/ January 2013- 2014
Not with a club, the Heart is broken Nor with a Stone A Whip so small you could not see it I've known To lash the Magic Creature Till it fell, Yet that Whip's Name Too noble then to tell. Magnanimous as Bird By Boy descried Singing unto the Stone Of which it died Shame need not crouch In such an Earth as Ours Shame stand erect The Universe is yours.1304: Not with a Club, the Heart is broken
A four wood I hit on the 13th hole at Bel Air Country club in June of 1945. It landed right on the green and rolled into the cup for a hole in one.Fred Astaire on his proudest achievement in Lewis, Jerry D. "Interview : Fred Astaire." Glendale Federal Magazine, Summer 1982, pp.8-10 (M)