Plucking: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Familiar Quotations PluckingThe art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing.ndash;Jean Baptiste ColbertLove is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.ndash;D. H. LawrenceDie when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.ndash;Abraham LincolnIf we decide to take this level of business creating ability nationwide, we'll all be plucking chickens for a living.ndash;H. Ross PerotAnd liberty plucks justice by the nose.ndash;William ShakespeareDemocritus plucked his eye out because he could not look at a woman without thinking of her as a woman. If he had read a few of our novels, he would have torn himself to pieces.ndash;Wallace StevensPlucking ndash; BravesThe truly brave are soft of heart and eyes, And feel for what their duty bids them do.ndash;ByronIt is always brave to say what everyone thinks.ndash;George DuhamelThe bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.ndash;Corra May HarrisThe brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all. Here's to the brave!ndash;Timothy Luce
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