The Warrior Within: The Philosophies of Bruce Lee (1996, pg. 48).
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.Willa Sibert Cather
The morning comes to consciousness Of faint stale smells of beer From the sawdust-trampled street.1917 Prufrock and Other Observations,'Preludes', pt.2.
I keep no rank nor station. Cured, I am frizzled, stale and small.1956 'Home After Three Months Away'.
His English reminds me of tattered washing on the line?of stale bean-soup, of college yells, of dogs barking idiotically through endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it. 566Of President Warren G Harding. Quoted in Fred Hobson Mencken: A Life (1994).
Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen. On the farm the weather was the great fact, and men's affairs went on underneath it, as the streams creep under the ice. But in Black Hawk the scene of human life was spread out shrunken and pinched, frozen down to the bare stalk.willa cather
Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance that has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.Khakheperresenb
Innovation implies high risk, and with high risk comes failure, so you’ve got to be prepared for that, but if you don’t risk, then your business goes stale very quickly.Michael Grade, British broadcasting executive. From the transcript of his interview with Martyn Lewis, in his book, Reflections on Success (1997)
The word "souvenir" has, of course, slightly extended itself in meaning until it now denotes almost anything either breakable or useless; but even today, ninety per cent of the items covered by the word are forgettable objects in which cigarettes can be left to go stale.alan coren
stale is stale and borrowed is borrowed, no matter how original your models may have been.robert silverberg
She sits tormenting every guest, Nor gives her tongue one moment's rest, In phrases batter'd, stale, and trite, Which modern ladies call polite.jonathan swift
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.william shakespeare
A Court of equity which is never active in relief against conscience, or public convenience, has always refused its aid to stale demands where the party has slept upon his right, and acquiesced for a great length of time. Nothing can call forth this Court into activity, but conscience, good faith and reasonable diligence; where these are wanting, the Court is passive and does nothing.pratt, charles, 1st earl camden
It is the constant practice of Courts of equity to discourage stale demands.Sir Thomas Plumer, M.R., Att.-Gen. v. Mayor of Exeter (1822), Jacob's Rep. 448.
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity (1891).
One thing I learnt was never to hoard ideas because either they are not so relevant or they've gone stale. Whatever it is, pour them out.Mary Quant
Some jay of Italy, Whose mother was her painting, hath betray'd him: Poor I am stale, a garment out of fashion.william shakespeare
I want to take the calculated risk; to dream and to build, to fail and to succeed. I refuse to barter incentive for a dole. I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence; the thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of utopiaSam Walton, in Michael Bergdahl The 10 Rules of Sam Walton: Success Secrets for Remarkable Results, John Wiley & Sons, 17 December 2010, p.41
Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety...William Shakespeare, in Antony and Cleopatra, Act II, sc. 2, Enobarbus
stale is their gladness who were never sad.'Sonnet XIII', collected in C W Salier (ed) Rosa: Love Sonnets to Mary Doyle (1949).
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