One uncle told his youthful charge, “The most important thing for a gentleman is posture; the second most important thing is staying alive.” (The kid didn’t know what it meant, but he knew it meant SOME thing.
The State’s Priest explained to the King that his many recent reversals, calamities, and all around bad luck was due to him having been spiritually bested by a “host of demons,” and His Grace thought, “Well, they sure were lousy hosts.”
Those who “stoop to conquer”
end up stooping a lot.
In an excited manner, a fellow grabbed my arm near Fourth Street and said that he had a whole new definition for the word, “metaphor,” but that he just couldn’t seem to get it into words.
You can always recognize injury to great thoughts: They’re rushed back to the palace at full speed.