A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Beauty that shocks you, parts that none will trust, Wit that can creep, and pride that licks the dust.Alexander Pope
For the love of the ox, the wolf licks the yoke.
Pleas'd to the last he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just rais'd to shed his blood.Alexander Pope
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