He that holds fast the golden mean, 22And lives contentedly betweenThe little and the great,Feels not the wants that pinch the poor,Nor plagues that haunt the rich man's door.
There's many a one who would be idle if hunger didn't pinch him; but the stomach sets us to work.
Addito salis grano. With the addition of a pinch of salt.
Borrowing has a bad name, but you would be surprised how it helps in a pinch.will cuppy
The world stands out on either sideNo wider than the heart is wide;Above the world is stretched the sky, —No higher than the soul is high.The heart can push the sea and landFarther away on either hand;The soul can split the sky in two,And let the face of God shine through.But East and West will pinch the heartThat can not keep them pushed apart;And he whose soul is flat — the skyWill cave in on him by and by.edna st. vincent millay
What astonished me was the very low toxicity of a substance that has such very great physiological power. A little pinch, 5 mg, every day, is enough to keep a person from dying of pellagra, but it is so lacking in toxicity that ten thousand times as much can be taken without harm.linus pauling
A pinch of probability is worth a pound of perhaps.james thurber
When one read’s Kierkegaard’s profound analyses of anxiety and despair or Nietzsche’s amazingly acute insights into the dynamics of resentment and the guilt and hostility which accompany repressed emotional powers, one might pinch oneself to realize that one is reading works written in the last century and not some new contemporary psychological analysis.rollo may
If the provisions of the Constitution be not upheld when they pinch as well as when they comfort, they may as well be abandoned.george sutherland
I'm no expert on girls, but when one tries to pinch you four times, I'm pretty sure that's flirting.
Borrowing has a bad name, but you would be surprised how it helps in a pinch.
I'd like for them to say he took a few cups of love, he took one tablespoon of patience, teaspoon of generosity, one pint of kindness. He took one quart of laughter, one pinch of concern, and then, he mix willlingness with happiness, he added lots of faith, and he stired it up well, then he spreads it over his span of a lifetime, and he served it to each and every deserving person he met.
If put to the pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
Caliban: As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd With raven's feather from unwholesome fen, Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye, And blister you all o'er! Prospero: For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have cramps, Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up; urchins Shall, for that vast of night that they may work, All exercise on thee; thou shalt be pinch'd As thick as honeycomb, each pinch more stinging Than bees that made 'em.william shakespeare