Ossifying: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 36 pages
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Familiar Quotations Ossifying ndash; HardeningPain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame.ndash;Antonia S. ByattPeople in high life are hardened to the wants and distresses of mankind as surgeons are to their bodily pains.ndash;Gilbert ChestertonAfflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the same furnace that liquefies the gold, hardens the clay.ndash;Charles Caleb ColtonSeek ye counsel of the aged for their eyes have looked on the faces of the years and their ears have hardened to the voices of Life. Even if their counsel is displeasing to you, pay heed to them.ndash;Kahlil GibranThe same sun that melts butter hardens clay.ndash;Donald MeyerPolitical image is like mixing cement. When it's wet, you can move it around and shape it, but at some point it hardens and there's almost nothing you can do to reshape it.ndash;Walter F. MondaleSoft words butter no parsnips but they won't harden the heart of the cabbage either.ndash;Irish ProverbWith sixty staring me in the face, I have developed inflammation of the sentence structure and definite hardening of the paragraphs.ndash;James ThurberOssifying ndash; StiffenOur live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink.ndash;Francis H. BradleyFaith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.ndash;Edward Forster Use in Literature OssifyingI shall ossify out there in those mountains.ndash;Francis Lynde in A Fool For Love.

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