For there is no friend like a sister in calm or stormy weather, to cheer one on the tedious way, to fetch one if one goes astray, to lift one if one totters down, to strengthen whilst one stands.
And like a dying lady, lean and pale, Who totters forth, wrapped in a gauzy veil.Percy Bysshe Shelley
But now, instead of discussion and argument, brute force rises up to the rescue of discomfited error, and crushes truth and right into the dust. "Might makes right," and hoary folly totters on in her mad career escorted by armies and navies.
The altar of liberty totters when it is cemented only with bloodDaniel O'Connell