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Letter "O" » oar
«There are some people who leave impressions not so lasting as the imprint of an oar upon the water.»
«This is what extremely grieves us, that a man who never fought. Should contrive our fees to pilfer, on who for his native land. Never to this day had oar, or lance, or blister in his hand.»
, native land
, to this day
«I don't believe in just ordering people to do things. You have to sort of grab an oar and row with them.»
«There are no galley-slaves in the royal vessel of divine love -- every man works his oar voluntarily!»
«Between the dark lakes where the dark rivers flowthere is no ferry waiting on the shore of rockand no man holding a long oar,ready to take your last coin.This is the real earth and the real water it contains.»
«And all that handle the oar, the mariners, and all the pilots of the sea, shall come down from their ships, they shall stand upon the land; / And shall cause their voice to be heard against thee, and shall cry bitterly, and shall cast up dust upon their heads, they shall wallow themselves in the ashes: / And they shall make themselves utterly bald for thee, and gird them with sackcloth, and they shall weep for thee with bitterness of heart and bitter wailing.»
, sackcloth and ashes
, The Ashes
, with bitterness
«He has an oar in every man's boat and a finger in every pie»
«The prayer of the farmer kneeling in his field to weed it, the prayer of the rower kneeling with the stroke of his oar, are true prayers heard throughout nature.»
«Two such as you with such a master speed, cannot be parted nor be swept away, from one another once you are agreed, that life is only life forevermore, together wing to wing and oar to oar.»
«He that embarks on the voyage of life will always wish to advance rather by the impulse of the wind than the strokes of the oar; and many fold in their passage; while they lie waiting for the gale.'»
Author: Samuel Johnson
, embark on
, The Strokes