Less than the dust beneath thy chariot wheel,Less than the rust that never stained thy sword,
Negligence is the rust of the soul that corrodes through all her best resolves.owen feltham
Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free of rust in the movable parts of the mind.gene fowler
But the good deed, through the ages Living in historic pages, Brighter grows and gleams immortal, Unconsumed by moth or rust.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion .antisthenes
And thou my minde aspire to higher things; Grow rich in that which never taketh rust.philip sidney
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where theives break through and steal: But lay up for your selves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where theives do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.Bible (NewTestament)
The knight's bones are dust, And his good sword rust; His soul is with the saints, I trust.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
With sharpen'd sight pale Antiquaries pore, Th' inscription value, but the rust adore. This the blue varnish, that the green endears; The sacred rust of twice ten hundred years.Alexander Pope
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion .
The brightest blades grow dim with rust, The fairest meadow white with snow.
Work is healthy, you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Worry is rust upon the blade.henry ward beecher
Better to wear out than to rust out.Richard Cumberland
Earth's axle creeks; the year jolts on; the trees begin to slip their brittle leaves, their flakes of rust; and darkness takes the edge off daylight, not because it wants tonever that. Because it must.Andrew Motion