The paraphrase by Dash appears to be the origin of later popularly attributed variants, e.g.:
The wide difference between the two characters, the slowness and want of energy of the Spartans as contrasted with the dash and enterprise of their opponents, proved of the greatest service, especially to a maritime empire like Athens. Indeed this was shown by the Syracusans, who were most like the Athenians in character, and also most successful in combating them.
Thou art my Son: this day have I begotten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.Bible (Old Testament)
Elegance isgood taste plus a dash of daring.
Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts; dash him to pieces!william shakespeare
Hissensuality has all drifted intosexual vanity, delight for being the candletothemoths, with a dash of intellectual curiosity to give flavour to his tickled vanity? His incompleteness as a thinker, his shallow and vulgar view of many human relationshipsthe lack of a sterner kind of humour which would show him the dreariness of his farce and the total absence of proportion and inadequateness in some of his ideasall these defects came largely from the flippant and worthless self- complacency brought about by the worship of rather second-rate women.(Martha) Beatrice ne e Potter Webb
Though it lash the shallows that line the beach,Afar from the great sea-deeps,There is never a storm whose might can reachWhere the vast leviathan sleeps.Like a mighty thought in a mighty mindIn the clear cold depths he swims;Whilst above him the pettiest form of his kindWith a dash o'er the surface skims.john boyle o'reilly
The wide difference between the two characters, the slowness and want of energy of the Spartans as contrasted with the dash and enterprise of their opponents, proved of the greatest service, especially to a maritime empire like Athens. Indeed this was shown by the Syracusans, who were most like the Athenians in character, and also most successful in combating them.Thucydides
The reason the mass of men fear God, and at bottom dislike Him, is because they rather distrust His heart, and fancy Him all brain like a watch. (You perceive I employ a capital initial in the pronoun referring to the Deity; don't you think there is a slight dash of flunkeyism in that usage?)Herman Melville
Hope , in its stronger forms, is a great deal more powerful stimulans to life than any sort of realized joy can ever be. Man must be sustained in suffering by a hope so high that no conflict with actuality can dash it so high, indeed, that no fulfilment can satisfy it: a hope reaching out beyond this world.friedrich nietzsche
And the sand all alive, all alive, as the hatched sea-turtles made their dash for the sea, while the birds hovered and swooped to attack and hovered and swooped to attack! They were diving down on the hatched sea-turtles, turning them over to expose their soft undersides, tearing the undersides open and rending and eating their flesh.tennessee williams
They that stand high have many blasts to shake them; And if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.william shakespeare
He is a master of war; a friend of death. He has the dash of a lion and the patience of a cat:;!
Stream of the living world Where dash the billows of strife! One plunge in the mighty torrent Is a year of tamer life! City of glorious days, Of hope, and labour and mirth, With room and to spare, on thy splendid bays For the ships of all the earth!richard watson gilder
Though his tongue Dropp'd manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels.john milton
The full perfection of Keswick consists of three circumstances, beauty , horror , and immensity united…But to give you a complete idea of these three perfections, as they are joined in Keswick, would require the united powers of Claude , Salvator , and Poussin . The first should throw his delicate sunshine over the cultivated vales, the scattered cots, the groves, the lake, and wooded islands. The second should dash out the horror of the rugged cliffs, the steeps, the hanging woods, and foaming waterfalls; while the grand pencil of Poussin should crown the whole with the majesty of the impending mountains.
Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.khalil gibran
The solitary side of our nature demands leisure for reflection upon subjects on which the dash and whirl of daily business, so long as its clouds rise thick about us, forbid the intellect to fasten itself.james anthony froude
I want free life, and I want fresh air; And I sigh for the canter after the cattle, The crack of the whip like shots in battle, The medley of horns, and hoofs, and heads That wars, and wrangles, and scatters and spreads; The green beneath and the blue above, And dash, and danger, and life and love.Frank Desprez
Hope, in its stronger forms, is a great deal more powerful stimulans to life than any sort of realized joy can ever be. Man must be sustained in suffering by a hope so high that no conflict with actuality can dash it so high, indeed, that no fulfilment can satisfy it: a hope reaching out beyond this world.
I regard the death and mangling of a couple thousand men as a small affair, a kind of morning dash and it may be well that we become so hardened.william tecumseh sherman
The Spaniards in Mexico and Peru used to baptize Indian infants and then immediately dash their brains out: by this means they secured these infants went to Heaven.
I'm tired of fighting, dash. I guess this thing is going to get me.harry houdini
Every individual, from the common mechanic, that works in wood or clay, to the prime minister that regulates with the dash of his pen the agriculture, the breeding of cattle, the mining, or the commerce of a nation, will perform his business the better, the better he understands the nature of things,and the more his understanding is enlightened.jean-baptiste say
It was customary, I am told, to dash by [the Lakes] with an exclamation or two of "Oh, how fine!" &c. – or as a gentleman said to Robin Partridge the day after we were upon Windermere, "Good God! how delightful! – how charming! – I could live here for ever! – Row on, row on, row on, row on;" and, after passing one hour of exclamations upon the Lake, and half an hour at Ambleside, he ordered his horses into his phaeton , and flew off to take (I doubt not) an equally flying view of Derwentwater.Joseph Budworth