To ruminate upon evils, to make critical notes upon injuries, and be too acute in their apprehensions, is to add unto our own tortures, to feather the arrows of our enemies, to lash ourselves with the scorpions of our foes, and to resolve to sleep no more.
I can never acknowledge the right of slavery. I will bow down to no deity however worshipped by professing Christians — however dignified by the name of the Goddess of Liberty, whose footstool is the crushed necks of the groaning millions, and who rejoices in the resoundings of the tyrant’s lash, and the cries of his tortured victims.thaddeus stevens
He who has provoked the lash of wit, cannot complain that he smarts from it.james boswell
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
Not with a Club, the Heart is broken Nor with a Stone A Whip so small you could not see it I've known To lash the Magic Creature Till it fell, Yet that Whip's Name Too noble then to tell. Magnanimous as Bird By Boy descried Singing unto the Stone Of which it died Shame need not crouch In such an Earth as Ours Shame stand erect The Universe is yours.
Two forms of government are favorable to the prevalence of falsehood and deceit. Under a Despotism , men are false, treacherous, and deceitful through fear , like slaves dreading the lash. Under a Democracy they are so as a means of attaining popularity and office, and because of the greed for wealth .albert pike
Roused by the lash of his own stubborn tail, Our lion now will foreign foes assail.john dryden
Erie, and Ontario, and Huron, and Superior, and Michigan possess an ocean-like expansiveness, with many of the ocean's noblest traits... they are swept by Borean and dismasting blasts as direful as any that lash the salted wave; they know what shipwrecks are, for out of sight of land, however inland, they have drowned full many a midnight ship with all its shrieking crew.Herman Melville
The winds grow high; Impending tempests charge the sky; The lightning flies, the thunder roars; And big waves lash the frightened shores.Matthew Prior