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«Come Sleep! Oh Sleep, the certain knot of peace, the baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, the poor man's wealth, the prisoner's release, the indifferent judge between the high and low.»
«The reelection of Bill Clinton is as secure as a double-knot tied in wet rawhide.»
Author: Dan Rather | Keywords: Clinton, knot, rawhide, reelection, tied, wet
«I say that I am myself, but what is this Self of mine But a knot in the tangled skein of things where chance and change combine? Donald R»
«It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot; but when I had got that undone, the whole thing raveled out. And then I understood that it was all machine-sewn.»
«There'll be white blackbirds before an unwilling woman ties the knot.»
«BATTLE, n. A method of untying with the teeth of a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.»
«DUEL, n. A formal ceremony preliminary to the reconciliation of two enemies. Great skill is necessary to its satisfactory observance; if awkwardly performed the most unexpected and deplorable consequences sometimes ensue. A long time ago a man lost his life in a duel.That dueling's a gentlemanly vice I hold; and wish that it had been my lot To live my life out in some favored spot -- Some country where it is considered nice To split a rival like a fish, or slice A husband like a spud, or with a shot Bring down a debtor doubled in a knot And ready to be put upon the ice. Some miscreants there are, whom I do long To shoot, to stab, or some such way reclaim The scurvy rogues to better lives and manners, I seem to see them now --a mighty throng. It looks as if to challenge _me_ they came, Jauntily marching with brass bands and banners! --Xamba Q. Dar»
«Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot, which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie»
«A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world»
«I can look at the knot in a piece of wood until it frightens me.»