The slanderer and the assassin differ only in the weapon they use; with the one it is the dagger, with the other the tongue. The former is worse that the latter, for the last only kills the body, while the other murders the reputation.
A candour affected is a dagger concealed. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Thy words, I grant are bigger, for I wear not, my dagger in my mouth. - William Shakespeare
The incognito of lower class employment is an effective cloak for any dagger one might wish to hide. - Margaret Cho
There is no pain greater than this; not the cut of a jagged-edged dagger nor the fire of a dragon's breath. Nothing burns in your heart like the emptiness of losing something, someone, before you truly have learned of its value.
Familiarity is the dagger thrust into the heart of fear. - Todd Stocker
If one wants to be loved and return it full score dagger of silence closes the door. - David W. Earle
Word — That invisible dagger. - Emil Cioran
When my heart bleeds, it needs no stab with the dagger. - Kristian Goldmund Aumann
...a third [of three] had died in his bunk of natural causes--for a dagger in the heart quite naturally ends one's life. - R.A. Salvatore
MISERICORDE, n. A dagger which in mediaeval warfare was used by the foot soldier to remind an unhorsed knight that he was mortal. - Ambrose Bierce
Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain? - William Shakespeare
By now, she was far from the scorch of these sands. After the ransom deal, she would be safely married in England. To Ashton. And Caine, who had hurt her far more than anything Abdullah had planned for her with that long, curved dagger, deserved no better than this torment of knowing it. - V.S. Carnes