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Hold their nose to the grindstone.

Hold their nose to the grindstone.

by Thomas Middleton Found in: General Sayings,
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If half thy outward graces had been placed
About the thoughts and counsels of thy heart.

If half thy outward graces had been placed
About the thoughts and counsels of thy heart.

by William Shakespeare Found in: General Sayings,
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To have money is a feare, not to have it a griefe.

To have money is a feare, not to have it a griefe.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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A curst Cow hath short hornes.
[A curst cow has short horns.]

A curst Cow hath short hornes.
[A curst cow has short horns.]

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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What! can so young a thorn begin to prick?

What! can so young a thorn begin to prick?

by William Shakespeare Found in: General Sayings,
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Which he by hook or crook has gather'd
And by his own inventions father'd.

Which he by hook or crook has gather'd
And by his own inventions father'd.

by Samuel Butler 1 Found in: General Sayings,
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Play with a foole at home, and he will play with you in the
market.

Play with a foole at home, and he will play with you in the
market.

by George Herbert Found in: General Sayings,
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It is, I believe, better to restrain the passions of youth by a
sense of shame, and by conciliatory read more

It is, I believe, better to restrain the passions of youth by a
sense of shame, and by conciliatory means, than by fear.

by Lord Alfred Tennyson Found in: General Sayings,
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Some flowers of Eden ye yet inherit,
But the trail of the serpent is over them all.

Some flowers of Eden ye yet inherit,
But the trail of the serpent is over them all.

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