Like feather-bed betwixt a wallAnd heavy brunt of cannon ball.
Like feather bed betwixt a wall And heavy brunt of cannon ball.
There is one thing alone that stands the brunt of life throughout its course: a quiet conscience.Euripides
At the classical origins of philosophic thought, the transcending concepts remained committed to the prevailing separation between intellectual and manual labor to the established society of enslavement. ... Those who bore the brunt of the untrue reality and who, therefore, seemed to be most in need of attaining its subversion were not the concern of philosophy. It abstracted from them and continued to abstract from them.herbert marcuse
Like feather-bed betwixt a wall And heavy brunt of cannon ball.
"Safety first" has been the motto of the human race for half a million years; but it has never been the motto of leaders. A leader must face danger. He must take the risk and the blame, and the brunt of the storm.