No cord norcable cansoforciblydraw, orhold sofast, as love can do with a twined thread.The scorching beams under the equinoctial or extremity of cold within the circle Arctic, where the very seas are frozen, cold or torrid zonecannot avoid orexpel thisheat, fury, and rage of mortal men.1621Anatomy of Melancholy, pt.3, section 2, member1, subsection 2.
And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.Bible (Old Testament)
No cord nor cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread.robert burton
I was an ugly kid. When I was born, after the doctor cut the cord, he hung himself.rodney dangerfield
In a sane society no woman would be left to struggle on her own with the huge transformation that is motherhood, when a single individual finds herself joined by an invisible umbilical cord to another person from whom she will never be separated, even by death.Germaine Greer
I was suspicious for several reasons... after all, Hess who had been held in Spandau for almost 30 years was by then 93-years-old and fragile. I doubted he had the strength to kill himself with a cord which was not attached at both ends to anything.rudolf hess
A long bow and a strong bow, and let the sky grow dark!The cord to the nock, the shaft to the ear, and the king of Koth for a mark!robert e. howard
Every sinful act is another cord woven into that mighty cable of habit, which binds the spirit to the throne of darkness.thomas david
And so no force however great can stretch a cord however fine into an horizontal line which is accurately straight.william whewell
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.Ecclesiastes, XII. 6.
A threefold cord is not quickly broken.Ecclesiastes, IV, 12.
It is the function of a judge not to make but to declare the law, according to the golden mete-wand of the law and not by the crooked cord of discretion.Edmund Burke
"The object of a dialogical-liberterian action is not to 'dislodge' the oppressed from a mythological reality in order to 'bind' them to another reality. On the contrary, the object of dialogical action is to make it possible for the oppressed, by perceiving their adhesion, to opt to transform an unjust reality." "In order for the oppressed to unite they must first cut the umbilical cord of magic and myth which binds them to the world of oppression; the unity which links them to each other must be of a different nature."paulo freire
Gaskell... had to keep his stately soldiers upright and uniformly oriented... by crafting the brain and spinal cord from an arthropod digestive tube, while forming a completely new gut below. ...Gaskell thought that his move would rescue the theory of linear progress, with its necessary transition of arthropod into vertebrate, from the absurdities of the old inversion theory.stephen jay gould
How ironic. In order to avoid the "nutty" theory of inversion, Gaskell invented the even odder notion of stomachs turning into brains with new guts forming below. No wonder then, that later biologists cast a plague on both speculative houses and opted instead for the obvious alternative: arthropods and vertebrates do not share the same anatomical plan at all, but rather represent two separate evolutionary developments of similar complexity from a much simpler common ancestor that grew neither a discrete gut nor a central nerve cord.stephen jay gould
The moral truth here is obvious: anyone who feels that the interests of a blastocyst just might supersede the interests of a child with a spinal cord injury has had his moral sense blinded by religious metaphysics.sam harris
As unto the bow the cord is, So unto the man is woman; Though she bends him, she obeys him, Though she draws him, yet she follows, Useless each without the other!Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The economy - once a great scatter of small productive units in autonomous balance, has become dominated by two or three hundred giant corporations, administratively and politically interrelated… The political order, once a decentralized set of several dozen states with a weak spinal cord, has become a centralized executive establishment which has taken up into itself many powers previously scattered… The military order, once a slim establishment in a context of distrust fed by state militia, has become the largest and most expensive feature of government.c. wright mills
Time will rust the sharpest sword, Time will consume the strongest cord; That which molders hemp and steel, Mortal arm and nerve must feel.walter scott
Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.Ecclesiastes, XII. 6. (Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations)
A threefold cord is not quickly broken.Ecclesiastes, IV, 12.
No force however great can stretch a cord however fine into an horizontal line which is accurately straight.William Whewell Elementary Treatise on Mechanics, The Equilibrium of Forces on a Point (1819)
A Judge must determine, not by the crooked cord of discretion,1 but by the golden mete-wand of the law! I admit that corruption is not to be imputed or supposed in any Judge, but fallibility must be admitted humanum est errare; neither would I subject the opinion of a Judge upon matters of fact to be canvassed before, or submitted to the consideration of juries.Perrin, J., Conway and another v. The Queen (1845), 1 Cox, C. C. 216.
And so no force, however great, Can strain a cord, however fine, Into a horizontal line That shall be absolutely straight.William Whewell, given as an accidental instance of metre and poetry
Every sinful act is another cord woven into that mighty cable of habit, which binds the spirit to the throne of darkness.David Thomas, p. 296. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
O, the charity of a penny cord! it sums up thousands in a trice.1 Gaoler, scene iv