Nerving: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 211 pages
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Familiar Quotations NervingHe that struggles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.ndash;Edmund BurkePoetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.ndash;Paul EngleWhen you suffer an attack of nerves you're being attacked by the nervous system. What chance has a man got against a system?ndash;Russell HobanI don't like money actually, but it quiets the nerves.ndash;Joe LewisPessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.ndash;Mark TwainHow is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.ndash;Alan W. WattsNerving ndash; NervousnessThere is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness or death. Any attempt to prove otherwise constitutes unacceptable behavior.ndash;Fran LebowitzNerving, as opposed to UnnervingThe kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?ndash;Ruth Gordon Use in Literature NervingIt nerved the Austrians to despair.ndash;John S.C. Abbott in Napoleon Bonaparte.Dave and I were both nerved to desperation; Sheriff Wherry, anxious to prevent a conflict, counciled with the opposition drovers, resulting in their outfits leaving town, while the principals took stage across to Buford.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.You ought to take something for your nerves.ndash;Andy Adams in The Outlet.

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