It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe.
There is man in his entirety, blaming his shoe when his foot isguilty.Samuel Beckett
Or madly squeeze a right-hand foot Into a left-hand shoe.
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe Sailed on a river of crystal light, Into a sea of dew.Eugene Field
But from the hoop’s bewitching round,Her very shoe has power to wound.edward moore
At some point, don't voters start to see all of public life as one big polluted river? And if they do, don't they stop saying things like "That's a busted tire floating by" and "That's an old shoe"?Peggy Noonan
Men hang out their signs indicative of their respective trades: shoemakers hang out a gigantic shoe; jewelers, a monster watch; and the dentist hangs out a gold tooth; but up in the mountains of New Hampshire, God Almighty has hung out a sign to show that there He makes men.Daniel Webster
One of the most difficult of the philosopher's tasks is to find out where the shoe pinches.ludwig wittgenstein
" many seemingly independent businessmen or craftsman are more or less well paid retainers of larger corporations, such as the cobbler, operating a United States shoe machine or an automobile dealer holding a license of the General Motors Corporation."paul a. baran
“How does one conquer fear, Don B.?” “One takes a frog and sews it to one’s shoe,” he said. “The left or the right?” Don B. gave me a pitying look. “Well, you’d look mighty funny going down the street with only one frog sewed to your shoes, wouldn’t you?" he said. “One frog on each shoe.”Donald Barthelme
"We are the great grassroots campaign of the modern era, built from mousepads, shoe leather and hope."howard dean
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.carl jung
It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it is the grain of sand in your shoe.
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.
Dwight L. Moody was changed from a shoe salesman into an evangelist whose influence has reached around the world. In all parts of the earth are men and women whose characters were transformed as a direct result of contact with the changed Moody.
But from the hoop's bewitching round, Her very shoe has power to wound.edward moore
* * * And holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. "Yet," added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me."
For want of a nail the shoe is lost, for want of a shoe the horse is lost, for want of a horse the rider is lost.
A Roman divorced from his wife, being highly blamed by his friends, who demanded, "Was she not chaste? Was she not fair? Was she not fruitful?" holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. "Yet," added he, "none of you can tell where it pinches me."
A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that.
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