Quotes by sharp-edged
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Decision is a sharp knife that cuts or to do anything, never to turn back or to stop until the thing intended was clean and straight; indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind it.
English poet 1731-1800
A fretful temper will divide the closest knot that may be tied, by ceaseless sharp corrosion; a temper passionate and fierce may suddenly your joys disperse at one immense explosion.
American writer 1783-1859
A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
American humorist, writer
And, of course, you have the commercials where savvy businesspeople Get Ahead by using their MacIntosh computers to create the ultimate American business product: a really sharp-looking report.
Greek poet c. 850 -? BC
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.
Henry Ward Beecher
American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
Education is the knowledge of how to use the whole of oneself. Many men use but one or two faculties out of the score with which they are endowed. A man is educated who knows how to make a tool of every faculty - how to open it, how to keep it sharp, and how to apply it to all practical purposes.
English poet 1612-1680
For most men, and most circumstances, pleasure - tangible material prosperity in this world - is the safest test of virtue. Progress has ever been through the pleasures rather than through the extreme sharp virtues, and the most virtuous have leaned to excess rather than to asceticism.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
English poet 1806-1861
God answers sharp and sudden on some prayers and thrust the thing we have prayed for in our face, like a gauntlet with a gift in it.
G. C. Lichtenberg
German writer and physicist 1742-1799
He was always smoothing and polishing himself, and in the end he became blunt before he was sharp.
I don't consider myself bald, I'm just taller than my hair.
American professional wrestler 1977-
I'm always staying motivated because, as training camp goes on, practices become more intense, harder, and shorter. It's a mental thing, too, not only physical - you have to stay mentally sharp and stay focused on the task in front of you.
American academic and social critic 1947-
In insisting, for political purposes, on a sharp division between gay and straight, gay activism, like much of feminism, has become as rigid and repressive as the old order it sought to replace.Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
A. R. Ammons
American poet 1926-2001
In nature there are few sharp lines.
American writer 1901-1986
It's about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull.