Pitting: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 265 pages
Familiar Quotations PittingI got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.ndash;Bryan AdamsHe who thinks he is raising a mound may only in reality be digging a pit.ndash;Ernest BramahViolence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent, and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.ndash;Arthur Conan DoyleDifficulties show men what they are. In case of any difficulty, God has pitted you against a rough antagonist that you may be a conqueror, and this cannot be without toil.ndash;EpictetusGreed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction.ndash;Erich FrommA custom loathsome to the eye, hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, dangerous to the lungs, and in the black, stinking fume thereof nearest resembling the horrible Stygian smoke of the pit that is bottomless.ndash;James IAn unstable pilot steers a leaking ship, and the blind is leading the blind straight to the pit. The ruler is like the ruled.ndash;Saint JeromeI am walking over hot coals suspended over a deep pit at the bottom of which are a large number of vipers baring their fangs.ndash;John MajorNo matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed.ndash;Ogden NashWho digs a pit for others will fall in themselves.ndash;German Proverb

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