Flanking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations Flaking, as opposed to SmoothThe Gods in bounty work up storms about us, that give mankind occasion to exert their hidden strength, and throw our into practice virtues that shun the day, and lie concealed in the smooth seasons and the calms of life.ndash;AddisonThe world would run a lot smoother if more men knew how to dance.ndash;AnonymousThose old ages are like the landscape that shows best in the purple distance, all verdant and smooth, and bathed in mellow light.ndash;E. H. ChapinThe most violent revolutions in an individual's beliefs leave most of his old order standing. Time and space, cause and effect, nature and history, and one's own biography remain untouched. New truth is always a go-between, a smoother-over of transitions.ndash;William JamesA smooth sea never made a skillful mariner.ndash;ProverbSmooth seas do not make skillful sailors.ndash;ProverbSmooth hands love the labor of others.ndash;Russian ProverbThe course of true love never did run smooth.ndash;William ShakespeareManners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value.ndash;Philip StanhopeSuccess can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.ndash;Barbara Walters Use in Literature FlakingThe crust Came drawn from underneath in flakes, like scales Scrap'd from the bream or fish of broader mail.ndash;Dante Alighieri in The Divine Comedy, entire (tr H.F. Cary).
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