He liked those literary cooks Who skim the cream of others' books; And ruin half an author's graces By plucking bon-mots from their places.
In plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom.Constantinus
Yet if heretics be altogether uprooted by death, this is not contrary to Our Lord's command [in Matthew 13:30], which is to be understood as referring to the case when the cockle [weeds] cannot be plucked up without plucking up the wheat, as we explained above (10, 8, ad 1), when treating of unbelievers in general.thomas aquinas
In plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom.joseph conrad
If in the present work I have dwelt at some length on the worship of trees , it is not, I trust, because I exaggerate its importance in the history of religion, still less because I would deduce from it a whole system of mythology; it is simply because I could not ignore the subject in attempting to explain the significance of a priest who bore the title of King Of the Wood, and one of whose titles to office was the plucking of a bough the Golden Bough from a tree in the sacred grove.james frazer
They deny good luck, love, power, romance, and inspiration From La Jac Brite ointment and incense of all kinds, And condemn in writing skin brightening and whitening and whitening of minds. There is upon the federal trade commission a burden of glory So to defend the fact, so to impel The plucking of hope from the hand, honor from the complexion, Sprite from the spell.
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.
Think before you pluck. Irresponsible plucking costs lives.
They deny good luck, love, power, romance, and inspirationFrom La Jac Brite ointment and incense of all kinds,And condemn in writing skin brightening and whiteningand whitening of minds.There is upon the federal trade commission a burden of glorySo to defend the fact, so to impelThe plucking of hope from the hand, honor from the complexion,Sprite from the spell.josephine miles