It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your 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
Shehad the rippling muscles of a panther, thesolidityof a water buffalo, and the lazy insolence of a shoe salesman.1944 Crazy Like a Fox,'Kitchen Bouquet'.
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
Trinny is definitely a hoarder. Her shoe cupboard is open and I lose count when I reach 78.trinny woodall
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.Meaning: A seemingly trivial event can cause a chain reaction which escaltes into something very big.
If the shoe fits, wear it.Accept an unflattering yet accurate description of you. (Speake, 2009)
No one knows where the shoe pinches, but he who wears it.Meaning: "Nobody can fully understand another person's hardship or suffering."
One of the most difficult of the philosopher's tasks is to find out where the shoe pinches.ludwig wittgenstein
The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.carl jung
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.Bukhari 4:538 This is an extraordinary hadith, because following the Sunnah of Muhammad (peace be upon him), prostitutes can be extremely despised figures among most Muslims, yet it expresses the idea that even someone working in one of the most despised of professions, in showing mercy to an animal, can merit the forgiveness of Allah, and the wise.
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."Plutarch
The shoemaker makes a good shoe because he makes nothing else.ralph waldo emerson
Let firm, well hammer'd soles protect thy feet Through freezing snows, and rains, and soaking sleet; Should the big last extend the shoe too wide, Each stone will wrench the unwary step aside; The sudden turn may stretch the swelling vein, The cracking joint unhinge, or ankle sprain; And when too short the modish shoes are worn, You'll judge the seasons by your shooting corn.john gay
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."Plutarch, Lives, "Aemilius Paulus", sec. 29
Thet tells the story! Thet's wut we shall git By tryin' squirtguns on the burnin' Pit; For the day never comes when it'll du To kick on dooty like a worn-out shoe.james russell lowell
For want of a nail the shoe was lost; For want of a shoe the horse was lost; For want of a horse the battle was lost; For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost All for the want of a horse-shoe nail.Anonymous, For Want of a Nail, cited in: Jan Gillett (2014), Making Your Work Work: Everyday performance revolution. p. 101
In the early 1800s, with the development of the pointe shoe and the many stories about fairies and nymphs, the Romantic tutu became popular. This skirt came below the dancers’ knees, and gave them a dreamy, ethereal look, while allowing them to move more freely.Karen Kain
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