The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.
The sham engineers of the music industry, who steer the wheels of public opinion, are driving the good features of calypso into the ground. I shudder to think what these greedy men will eventually do to this true art form.harry belafonte
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day, The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea, The ploughman homeward plods his weary way, And leaves the world to darkness and to me. Now fades the glimmering landscapes on the sight, And all the air a solemn stillness holds, Save where the beetle wheels his droning flight, And drowsy tinklings lull the distant folds.thomas gray
Brought up inanage when ladies apparently rolledalong on wheels, Mr Quarles was peculiarly susceptible to calves.
His critics called him a wheeler-dealer. Theyoverlooked the subtlety of Johnsonian strategy, his use of wheels within wheels.William Raymond Manchester
Time that is moved by little fidget wheels Is not myTime, the flood that does not flow. Between the double and the single bell Of a ship's hour, between a round of bells From the dark warship riding there below, I have lived many lives, and this one life Of Joe, long dead, who lives between five bells.Adam Skirving
We dream our dream alone with no resistance / Fading like the stars we wish to beTrue perfection has to be imperfectMy God woke up on the wrong side of his bedLittle by little / We gave you everything you ever dreamed of / And little by little / the wheels of your life have slowly fallen off" **Noel Gallagher
A nation is not a complex of wheels, nor a wild horse race, but a stride upward concerted by real men.josé martí
It left me there, the Compleat Young Girl, hell on wheels. I could build one-fifteenth of a log cabin, kill one-thirty-first of a tiger, kiss, do needlepoint, pass through an obstacle course, and come pretty close (in theory) to killing somebody with my bare hands. What did I have to worry about?alexei panshin
Basically, to sum up: We're a generation of anarchists, and we just haven't gotten our hands on the means of production yet so we can fetter the wheels. We haven't been handed the controls yet except to the Internet, which is why it looks like it does.mark pesce
Most often it is the case that people know that something big can be manipulated with it [i.e., the screw], but not how and in what way it is connected to time, and that untold time, and finally such force of machines, wheels, and shafts is necessary as cannot be produced nor be had.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.ambrose bierce
Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels with a chain at least in a poor country like Russia and his vanity begins to swell out like his tires. In America it takes an automobile to produce this effect.
In contemporary usage, more often “wheels of justice” than “mills of justice”, with both “turn slowly” and “grind slowly” being common. It is often stated in abbreviated form as “the wheels of justice turn slowly”
Those spacious regions where our fancies roam, Pain'd by the past, expecting ills to come, In some dread moment, by the fates assign'd, Shall pass away, nor leave a rack behind; And Time's revolving wheels shall lose at last The speed that spins the future and the past: And, sovereign of an undisputed throne, Awful eternity shall reign alone.
Arms on armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord, and the madding wheels Of brazen chariots ray'd; dire was the noise Of conflict.john milton
Or fairy elves, Whose midnight revels by a forest side Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Or dreams he sees, while overhead the Moon Sits arbitress, and nearer to the Earth wheels her pale course; they, on their mirth and dance Intent, with jocund music charm his ear; At once with joy and fear his heart rebounds.john milton
Time, the foe of man's dominion, wheels around in ceaseless flight, Scattering from his hoary pinion Shades of everlasting night.thomas love peacock