I'll tell you what's at the bottom of it. If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.
Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters US, let him get an eagle on his button, and a musket on his shoulder, and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power on earth or under the earth which can deny that he has earned the right of citizenship in the United States.frederick douglass
Roger can climb out of a pocket aeroplane and give a glib remark, I can't.timothy dalton
As long as I have a pen in my hand and a revolver in my pocket, I fear no one.
We hate poetry that has a palpable design upon us and if we do not agree, seems to put its hand in its breeches pocket. Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle or amaze with itself, but with its subject.john keats
Kill a man's family, and he may brook it, But keep your hands out of his breeches' pocket.lord byron
A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.john dennis
Alliance, n. In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
And find a poor devil has ended his cares At the foot of your rotten-runged rat-riddled stairs? Do I carry the moon in my pocket?Robert Browning
She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.Raymond Chandler
To be played with both hands in the pocket.
Fromnowonthepound abroad isworth14 percentorso less in terms of other currencies. That does not mean, of course, thatthepound here in Britaininyour pocket or purse, or in your bankhas been devalued.
I can't tell you how urbane and sprightly the old poll parrot was; and (this is what I think using the brain does for one), not a pocket, not a crevice, of pomp, humbug, respectability in him: he was fresh as a daisy.George Moore
I love irony in pictures. There's one photograph from Vietnam by Philip Jones Griffiths that shows a very large GI having his pocket picked by a tiny Vietnamese woman. It told the whole story of the clash of two cultures and how the invader could never win.john pilger
No man rides harder than my Lord Scamperdale – always goes as if he had a spare neck in his pocket.Robert Smith Surtees
An expansive life, one not constrained by four walls, requires as well an expansive pocket.Anton Chekhov
He knew there must be a Ring, and he patted his pocket where he had it; he thought there should be a Best Man, though when he wrote so to Daily Alice she wrote that they didn't believe in that; and as for Rehearsals, she said when he mentioned them, "Don't you want it to be a surprise?"john crowley
What's in my pocket? You never knew You didn't know me well So well, as I knew youzooey deschanel
The worst aspect of dating from the perspective of many men is how dating can feel to a man like robbery by social custom – the social custom of him taking money out of his pocket, giving it to her, and calling it a date. To a young man, the worst dates feel like being robbed and rejected. Boys risk death to avoid rejection (e.g., by joining the Army)warren farrell
The tacit assumption underlying the Lenin-Trotsky theory of dictatorship is this: that the socialist transformation is something for which a readymade formula lies completed in the pocket of the revolutionary party, which needs only to be carried out energetically in practice. This is, unfortunately or – perhaps fortunately – not the case.
The maxim of buying nothing without the money in our pocket to pay for it, would make of our country one of the happiest upon earth. Experience during the war proved this; as I think every man will remember that under all the privations it obliged him to submit to during that period he slept sounder, and awaked happier than he can do now. Desperate of finding relief from a free course of justice, I look forward to the abolition of all credit as the only other remedy which can take place.
A cutpurse of the empire and the rule, That from a shelf the precious diadem stole, And put it in his pocket!william shakespeare
Shall I not take mine ease in mine inn, but I shall have my pocket picked?
"So it's here or never, eh?" " 'Fraid so." Cabrillo braked the big truck far enough from the makeshift roadblock so the car could pass him once the cops were satisfied. In a concealed pocket to the right of his seat he could feel the butt of his preferred handgun, the Fabrique Nationale (FN) Five-seveN. The military-grade SS190 rounds had unbelievable penetrating power, and, because of their small size, twenty could be loaded into a comfortable grip magazine. He left it for the moment.