To ruminate upon evils, to make critical notes upon injuries, and be too acute in their apprehensions, is to add unto our own tortures, to feather the arrows of our enemies, to lash ourselves with the scorpions of our foes, and to resolve to sleep no more.
Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!Allen Ginsberg
Asthe eaglewas killed by thearrow wingedwith its own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill.
A pistol let off at the ear; not a feather to tickle the intellect.Charles Lamb
A wit's a feather, and a chief a rod; An honest man's the noblest work of God.Alexander Pope
Temporal was the first recording that captured my true guitar sound (dinosaurs slipping and blocks of wire whittled with a feather). The mood of the world was different and yet music (sculpted time) always is there waiting to be manifested.shawn lane
A feather will weigh down a scale when there is nothing in the opposite one.thomas malthus
To die for the racists is lighter than a feather, but to die for the people is heavier than any mountain and deeper than any sea.huey p. newton
Birds of a feather flock together.
The feather, whence the pen Was shaped that traced the lives of these good men, Dropped from an Angel's wing.william wordsworth
Was ever feather so lightly blown to and fro as this multitude?william shakespeare
Look, as I blow this feather from my face, And as the air blows it to me again, Obeying with my wind when I do blow, And yielding to another when it blows, Commanded always by the greater gust; Such is the lightness of you common men.william shakespeare
"And the Bastard grant us . . . in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding."lois mcmaster bujold
What we take to be our strongest tower of delight, only stands at the caprice of the minutest event the falling of a leaf, the hearing of a voice, or the receipt of one little bit of paper scratched over with a few small characters by a sharpened feather.Herman Melville
Life is always a tightrope or a feather bed. Give me the tightrope.edith wharton
The falcon and the dove sit there together, And th' one of them doth prune the other's feather.Michael Drayton
The male is colored much more gorgeously than the female so that he can be shot and made into feather embroidery.
A feather will weigh down a scale when there is nothing in the opposite one.
Private credit is wealth; public honor is security; the feather that adorns the royal bird supports its flight; strip him of his plumage, and you fix him to the earth.junius
May the hinges of friendship never rust, or the wings of luve lose a feather.Edward ramsay
Birdes of a feather will flocke togither.
Caliban: As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, And blister you all o'er! Prospero: For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have cramps, Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee; thou shalt be pinch'd As thick as honeycomb, each pinch more stinging Than bees that made 'em.william shakespeare
Christians, be ye more serious in your movements; Be ye not like a feather at each wind, And think not every water washes you. Ye have the Old and the New Testament, And the Pastor of the Church who guideth you Let this suffice you unto your salvation. If evil appetite cry aught else to you, Be ye as men, and not as silly sheep, So that the Jew among you may not mock you.
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