Quotes of the Day for 9 July 2001 – Cut, Knife, Blade, and Sharpen
At our local arts fair yesterday I chanced upon a knife maker whose work I have admired for some time, and bought myself a gorgeous new tool for my kitchen. Inspired by that I chose as today's quotes a few cutting remarks: Cut, Knife, Blade, and Sharpen. To see my new knife, check out http://www.domainvanhorn.com/van/stonesoup.html.
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
- Washington Irving
The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.
- Edward Roscoe Murrow, 1908 - 1965
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
- James Russell Lowell, 1819 - 1891
If man has good corn, or wood, or boards, or pigs to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles, or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad, hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803 - 1882
If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my axe.
- Abraham Lincoln
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