The foot, the pound, and the pint are all close to the size of many things used in daily life. In contrast, the metre, the kilogram, and the litre are all rather large, and the centimetre, the gram, and the millilitre rather small, for many practical uses.
So the baby was carried in a small deal box, under an ancient woman's shawl, to the churchyard that night, and buried by lantern-light, at the cost of a shilling and a pint of beer to the sexton, in that shabby corner of God's allotment where He lets the nettles grow, and where all unbaptized infants, notorious drunkards, suicides, and others of the conjecturally damned are laid.thomas hardy
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce,That all my wealth won't buy me healthSo I smoke a pint of tea a day.lenny bruce
It would be a very short pint. It would be gummy bears and matzah, and be called Chewy Jewy.stephen colbert
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.george s. patton
I was going home two hours ago, but was met by Mr. Griffith, who has kept me ever since. I will come within a pint of wine.richard steele
Alas! in nature, as in art, we gain only according to our capacity. You cannot put an ocean in a pint pot.flora thompson
Of my merit On thet pint you yourself may jedge; All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.james russell lowell
The pint would call the quart a dualist, if you tried to pour the quart into him.george santayana
I'd like for them to say he took a few cups of love, he took one tablespoon of patience, teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness. He took one quart of laughter, one pinch of concern, and then, he mix willlingness with happiness, he added lots of faith, and he stired it up well, then he spreads it over his span of a lifetime, and he served it to each and every deserving person he met.
If a workman can conveniently spare those three halfpence, he buys a pot of porter. If he cannot, he contents himself with a pint, and, as a penny saved is a penny got, he thus gains a farthing by his temperance.
Of my merit On that pint you yourself may jedge: All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.james russell lowell