Quotation Explorer - 'Iron'

FAMOUS, adj. Conspicuously miserable. Done to a turn on the iron, behold Him who to be famous aspired. Content? Well, his grill has a plating of gold, And his twistings are greatly admired. Hassan Brubuddy - Ambrose Bierce
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood - Otto von Bismarck
No iron can pierce the human heart as chillingly as a full stop placed at the right time. - Isaac Babel
We must beat the iron while it is hot, but we may polish it at leisure. - John Dryden
Hammer the iron that lies on your anvil instead of daydreaming about working silver.
A chastity device won't put out the flames of burning flesh.The Ultimate Guide to ChastityRemoving the Iron Panties - Sandra B. James
The strongest shoulders are not the well-built shoulders of a weight lifter who carries iron dumbbells, but they are of a mother’s weak shoulders which carry three children! - Mehmet Murat ildan
To write a novel, you need an iron butt. - Richard M. Nixon
Each one's no longer consciousOf the high wall, or the rest:Since the one enduring fortress,Is the soldier's iron breast.If you’d live unconquered,Quickly arm, and fight the real foe:Every wife an Amazon bred,And every child a hero. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
An iron does not rust of its own for it requires oxygen, chloride and moisture from the environment to corrode. Similarly, a citizen's life remains robust until the surrounding is vitiated from all around. - Anuj Somany
Is, then, the crown too heavy that I wear? Yet it is bright with many a gem; I, the wearer, see not its far flashings; but darkly feel that I wear that, that dazzling confounds. ’Tis Iron that I know not gold. - Herman Melville
There’s no blade sharper than the truth under the Sun, it’s enlightens the mind, releases the captives, condemns the guilty and spares the innocent; it’s the only weapon a hero ever needs to fight a war, the one which is conducted without a need of any Iron blade! - Marcus L. Lukusa
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. - Heinrich Heine
Pause you who read this, and think for a moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on one memorable day. - Charles Dickens
Revolution is no dinner party, unless your dinner party is full of blood and iron. - Mao Tse-Tung
The iron bolt which so mysteriously fastens the door of hope and holds our spirits in gloomy prison, needs a heavenly hand to push it back. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame - Charles Caleb Colton
On with you, horse-taming Trojans! Never give Greeks best in your will to fight! They are not made of stone or iron. Their flesh can't keep out penetrating spears when they are hit. - Homer
War is food and drink and disease and patience and anger and hate and cold and stealth and terror as well as sweet silver and bitter iron and the glitter of arms in the sun or under the moon. - Miles Cameron, The Dread Wyrm
We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names. - Nikita Gill
EMANCIPATION, n. A bondman's change from the tyranny of another to the despotism of himself. He was a slave: at word he went and came; His iron collar cut him to the bone. Then Liberty erased his owner's name, Tightened the rivets and inscribed his own. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. - Sir Winston Churchill
We do not fear the flame, though it burns us,We do not fear the fire, though it consumes us,And we do not fear its light,Though it reveals the darkness of our souls,For therein lies our power.-- Blood Oath of the Iron Elves - Chris Evans
But Fate does iron wedges drive,And always crowds itself betwixt. - Andrew Marvell
The world is ruled by such dreams, dreams of impassioned hearts, and improvisations of warm lips, not by cold words linked in chains of iron sequence, --- not by logic. The heart with its passions, not the understanding with its reasoning, sways, in the long run, the actions of mankind. - William Kirby
When people attempt to rebel against the iron logic of Nature, they come into conflict with the very same principles to which they owe their existence as human beings. Their actions against Nature must lead to their own downfall. - Adolf Hitler
Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with. He cannot inflame the minds of his audience. - Henry David Thoreau
From a pound of iron, that costs little, a thousand watch-springs can be made, whose value becomes prodigious. The pound you have received from the Lord,--use it faithfully. - Robert Schumann
As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion. - Antisthenes Pinto
In summers, after 1 hour of extreme gaming you can use your laptop to iron your shirt. - Neetesh Dixit
Books have that strange quality, that being of the frailest and tenderest matter, they outlast brass, iron and marble. - William Drummond
There's iron, they say, in all our blood, And a grain or two perhaps is good; But his, he makes me harshly feel, Has got a little too much of steel. - Anonymous
Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind. - Leonardo da Vinci
For ten years Caesar ruled with an iron hand. Then with a wooden foot, and finally with a piece of string. - Spike Milligan
He shall rule them with a rod of iron. - Bible
A great mentor works on your character to be as strong as iron. - JOEL NYARANGI AKOYA
Rich or poor, money rules with an iron fist. - Gary Hopkins
A country road, a gravel road, is a sign of civilization, sure, but it’s just a farm, an easy conquest. Iron means a stronghold, people who can defend what’s theirs. - Kathy Bryson, Fighting Mad
Iron helmets will not save/Even heroes from the grave/Good man's blood will drain away/While the wickid win the day. - Heinrich Heine
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
For a significant manwoman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron. - Friedrich Nietzsche
In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago. - Christina Rossetti
Life seemed to him to be a narrow cage, and her iron bars were many and dense, and there was only one way out. - Leonid Andreyev
Tomorrow go out and do one good deed something you would'nt normally do, then make it a habit and add another each and every time you've owned and mastered the one before and then even you can turn Iron into Gold - Lateef Abader
Now comes the reign of iron and cased sloops are to take the place of wooden ships. - John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren
Then might I exemplify how an influence beyond our control lays its strong hand on every deed which we do, and weaves its consequences into an iron tissue of necessity. (Wakefield) - Nathaniel Hawthorne
Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.
Any other iron on you? he asked impatiently.Just my tongue stud.His look was a mixture of curiosity and horror.I’m kidding, you idiot. Let’s go. - Kiersten White
And all I could see would be stars. And stars are the places where the molecules that life is made of were constructed billions of years ago. For example, all the iron in your blood which stops you from being anemic was made in a star. - Mark Haddon
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