The angels all were singing out of tune, And hoarse with having little else to do, Excepting to wind up the sun and moon, Or curb a runaway young star or two.
Refined himself to soul, to curb the sense And made almost a sin of abstinence.john dryden
You praise the firm restraint with which they write –I'm with you there, of course:They use the snaffle and the curb all right,But where's the bloody horse?roy campbell
Danger (the spur of all great minds) is everThe curb to your tame spirits.George Chapman
We all can't be heroes, for someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.will rogers
Formerly character proved a strong curb for passions; in the present there is not much strength in character, and it grows less and less because of the prevailing scepticism, which is a decomposing element. It is like a bacillus breeding in the human soul; it destroys the resistant power against the physiological craving of the nerves, of nerves diseased. The modern man is conscious of everything, and cannot find a remedy against anything.henryk sienkiewicz
Education has for its object the formation of character. To curb restive propensities, to awaken dormant sentiments, to strengthen the perceptions, and cultivate the tastes, to encourage this feeling and repress that, so as finally to develop the child into a man of well proportioned and harmonious nature — this is alike the aim of parent and teacher.Herbert Spencer
You might curb your magnanimity, and be more of an artist, and load every rift of your subject with ore.john keats
Chivalry!-why, maiden, she is the nurse of pure and high affection-the stay of the oppressed, the redresser of grievances, the curb of the power of the tyrant-Nobility were but an empty name without her, and liberty finds the best protection in her lance and her sword.walter scott
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, For gentle ways are best, and keep aloof From sharp contentions.
Dynastic wealth , the enemy of a meritocracy, is on the rise. Equality of opportunity has been on the decline. A progressive and meaningful estate tax is needed to curb the movement of a democracy toward plutocracy.
Yantra is an instrument designed to curb the psychic powers by concentrating them on pattern, and in such a way that this pattern becomes reproduced by the worshipper’s visualizing powers.Heinrich Robert Zimmer
And after hearing what our Church can say, If still our reason runs another way, That private reason 'tis more just to curb, Than by disputes the public peace disturb; For points obscure are of small use to learn, But common quiet is mankind's concern.john dryden
France is... what they call the dominant power of Europe, being incomparably the most powerful at land, that united in a close alliance with our states, and enjoying the benefit of our trade, there is not the smallest reason to doubt but both will be a sufficient curb upon the naval power of Great Britain.
Genius needs the curb as often as the spur.
" Oh, Mr. Wolff, what do you think of Balzac ? " Josh politely ceased to masticate, swallowed and answered, " I never trade them curb stocks! "
curb Your Dogma .
" Oh, Mr. Wolff, what do you think of Balzac? "Josh politely ceased to masticate, swallowed and answered," I never trade them curb stocks! "edwin lefèvre