Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.
The golden toad was the first documented victim of global warming. We had killed it with our profligate use of coal-fired electricity and our oversize cars just as surely as if we had flattened its forest with bulldozers. It was as if, having experienced it, we did not recognize what happiness was.tim flannery
I look like a tree toad who was changed into a boy but not completely.(Gary Edward) Garrison Keillor
Give me your arm, old toad; Help me down Cemetery Road.
Him there they found Paradise Lost Squat like a toad, close at the ear of Eve.john milton
Richard Nixon has never been one of my favorite people anyway. For years I've regarded his existence as a monument to all the rancid genes and broken chromosomes that corrupt the possibilities of the American Dream; he was a foul caricature of himself, a man with no soul, no inner convictions, with the integrity of a hyena and the style of a poison toad. The Nixon I remembered was absolutely humorless; I couldn't imagine him laughing at anything except maybe a paraplegic who wanted to vote Democratic but couldn't quite reach the lever on the voting machine.hunter s. thompson
The art of a pedant is to divert his pupils from noticing the smallness of his puddle, and to make them attribute his apparent size to his being a really big toad.henry s. haskins
He was so good he would pour rose-water on a toad.Douglas William Jerrold
The chief is the chief. He is the eagle who flies high and cannot be touched by the spit of the toad.
So, destroy my castle by sorcery, would you, toad face? Well, Irongron's magic is too strong for you!
Honest toad was always ready to admit himself in the wrong.Kenneth Grahame
The world has held great Heroes, As history books have showed; But never a name to go down to fame Compared with that of toad!Kenneth Grahame
'No, not one little song,' replied the Rat firmly, though his heart bled as he noticed the trembling lip of the poor disappointed toad. 'It's no good, Toady; you know well that your songs are all conceit and boasting and vanity; and your speeches are all self-praise and and well, and gross exaggeration and and ' 'And gas,' put in the Badger, in his common way.Kenneth Grahame
All the animals cheered when he entered, and crowded round to congratulate him and say nice things about his courage, and his cleverness, and his fighting qualities; but toad only smiled faintly, and murmured, 'Not at all!' Or, sometimes, for a change, 'On the contrary!'Kenneth Grahame
The clever men at Oxford Know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much As intelligent Mr toad!william hazlitt