We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: 'It's clever, but is it Art?'(Joseph) Rudyard Kipling
Wag n'yong hayaan na pagdating ng panahon, sisihin kayo ng susunod na henerasyon dahil wala kayong ginawa… Wag kayong pumayag na manuod na lamang sa gilid, pumalakpak, ngumiti at kumaway habang hinuhubog ang ating kasaysayan. Sana'y makilahok kayo sa paghubog ng ating kasaysayan.francis escudero
Look at the movie 'Wag the Dog, I think this has all the elements of that movie. Our reaction to the embassy bombings should be based on sound, credible evidence, not a knee-jerk reaction to try to direct public attention away from his personal problems.jim gibbons
We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parents twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil whoops, as he whooped of old; It's clever, but is it art?Rudyard Kipling, The Conundrum of the Workshops. In Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 43-45
Seize all the joy you can that robs no other. Sleep in peace, play in jolly earnest, wag well and mean it, and finally, be happy always. The more I see of dogs the less I think of men. Whoever beats dogs loves not man.arsène houssaye
Kenzaburo Oe has devoted his life to taking certain subjects seriously — victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the struggles of the people of Okinawa, the challenges of the disabled, the discipline of the scholarly life — while not appearing to take himself seriously at all. Although he is known in Japan as much for being a gadfly activist as for being one of the country’s most celebrated writers, in person Oe is more of a delightful wagkenzaburō Ōe
'T is merry in hallWhere beards wag all.thomas tusser
Your tail, is becoming too heavy to wag.empress dowager cixi
It seems to be my destiny to discourse on truth, insofar as I discover it, in such a way that all possible authority is simultaneously demolished. Since I am incompetent and extremely undependable in men's eyes, I speak the truth and thereby place them in the contradiction from which they can be extricated only by appropriating the truth themselves. A man's personality is matured only when he appropriates the truth, whether it is spoken by Balaam's ass or a sniggering wag or an apostle or an angel.søren aabye kierkegaard
We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: “It's clever, but is it Art?”rudyard kipling
So wise, so grave, of so perplex'd a tongue, And loud withal, that would not wag, nor scarce Lie still without a fee.Ben Jonson, Volpone, Act I, scene 1; in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 411-12.
A man's personality is matured only when he appropriates the truth, whether it is spoken by Balaam's ass or a sniggering wag or an apostle or an angel.Søren Kierkegaard (1843) Journals IV A 87
So wise, so grave, of so perplex'd a tongue, And loud withal, that would not wag, nor scarce Lie still without a fee.Ben Jonson, Volpone, Act I, Sc 1.
'Tis merry in hall Where beards wag all.Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, August's Abstract. Adam Davie, Life of Alexander (About 1312). In Warton's History of English Poetry, Volume II, p. 10. Quoted by Ben Jonson, Masque of Christmas.
Some sigh for this and that; My wishes don't go far; The world may wag at will, So I have my cigar.Thomas Hood, The Cigar.
When to secure your bald pate from the weather, You lately wore a cap of black neats' leather; He was a very wag, who to you said, "Why do you wear your slippers on your head?"Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book XII, Epigram 45. Translation by Hay.
Farce follow'd Comedy, and reach'd her prime, In ever-laughing Foote's fantastic time; Mad wag! who pardon'd none, nor spared the best, And turn'd some very serious things to jest. Nor church nor state escaped his public sneers, Arms nor the gown, priests, lawyers, volunteers; "Alas, poor Yorick!" now forever mute! Whoever loves a laugh must sigh for Foote. We smile, perforce, when histrionic scenes Ape the swoln dialogue of kings and queens, When "Chrononhotonthologos must die," And Arthur struts in mimic majesty.Lord Byron, Hints from Horace, line 329.
Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about.Cotton Mather, Hymn.