Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.
Chorus: [We] must look beneath every stone, lest it conceal some orator ready to sting us. (tr. O'Neill 1938, Perseus ) Chorus: Under every stone lurks a politician. (tr. in Bartlett 1968, p. 91 or Archive.org)Aristophanes
What, would'st thou have a serpent sting thee twice?william shakespeare
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?Bible (NewTestament)
Who grasp'd at earthly fame, Grasped wind: nay, worse, a serpent grasped that through His hand slid smoothly, and was gone; but left A sting behind which wrought him endless pain.robert pollok
But by and by, the cause of my disease Gives me a pang, that inwardly doth sting, When that I think what grief it is again To live and lack the thing should rid my pain.howard, henry, earl of surrey
A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.samuel johnson
The assurance that we have no means of answering [final] questions is no valid excuse for callousness towards them. The more deeply should we feel, down to the roots of our being, their pressure and their sting. Whose hunger has ever been [sated] with the knowledge that he could not eat?josé ortega y gasset
The man who consecrates his hours By vig'rous effort and an honest aim, At once he draws the sting of life and death; He walks with nature and her paths are peace.Edward Young
Think'st thou there are no serpents in the world But those who slide along the grassy sod, And sting the luckless foot that presses them? There are who in the path of social life Do bask their spotted skins in Fortune's sun, And sting the soul.joanna baillie
The qualities all in a bee that we meet, In an epigram never should fail; The body should always be little and sweet, And a sting should be felt in its tail.
And wit its honey lent, without the sting.
Something is wrong with the system when our children, our students, struggling peacefully to have their voices heard, are answered by the spray of chemical weapons and the sting of a baton
I have not skill From such a sharp and waspish word as "No" To pluck the sting.henry taylor
Whether it be a poison from one serpent sting, or whether it be poison from a million of buzzing,tiny musquitoes; if there be a smart, go to Him, and He will help you bear it. He will do more, He will bear it with you; for if so be that we suffer with Him, He suffers with us.
Faith draws the poison from every grief, takes the sting from every loss, and quenches the fire of every pain; and only faith can do it.
The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown.
What, wouldst thou have a serpent sting thee twice?
Sometimes I'm scared of being Ozzy Osbourne. But it could have been worse. I could have been sting.ozzy osbourne
I find myself in situations that I know would be unbelievable pictures and I have to gauge, Is this worth taking the camera out? Am I gonna lose the moment? Am I gonna get a dirty look from sting?john mayer