When the sword of rebellion is drawn, the sheath should be thrown away.
What was any art but an effort to make a sheath, a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining, elusive element which is life itself — life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose?willa cather
For the sword outwears its sheath, And the soul wears out the breast, And the heart must pause to breathe, And love itself have rest.lord byron
:;Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. The servant's name was Malchus. Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath: the cup which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it?
He had too thoughtful a wit: like a penknife in too narrow a sheath, too sharp for his body.Izaak Walton
Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out night's gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows, Petal by petal, leaf by leaf.