Mr. Jack London, writing in the Atlantic Monthly , on "The Scab," refers to the United States as a scab nation, and to the working-men of this country as scab workmen, because the workers in this country work more intensely, longer hours, and more cheaply than those of other great industrial nations. In other words, we are underbidding the other nations by a lower standard of work, and underselling them as a result, not of fair, but of scab methods.
Beneath a mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom. I am one of those whom suffering has made empty and frivolous: each night in my dreams I pull the scab off a wound; each day, vacuous and habit-ridden, I help it re-form.cyril connolly
The itch of disputing will prove the scab of churches.henry wotton
. . . My best friend [as a young girl] made this mole on my face, because she would get in a fight with me and scratch me -- by the third time the scab came off the [mole] was there . . .gloria estefan
"I attribute a scab to the present state of society. The way the scab looks in its worst state is gross and chaotic and horrible, that's now, but when it breaks away, there's a brand new piece of skin that's stronger than before. It's like creation out of chaos."brandon boyd
He directed the stone over his grave to be thus inscribed: Hie jacet hujus Sententiæ primus Author: Disputandi pruritus ecclesiarum scabies. Nomen alias quære. Here lies the first author of this sentence; "The itch of disputation will prove the scab of the Church." Inquire his name elsewhere.