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Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought;
by Anne Bradstreet

Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought;
so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction,
and then beats them on his anvil into what frame he pleases.
- Anne Bradstreet

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet PHOTO

A prosperous state makes a secure Christian,
but adversity makes him Consider.
- Anne Bradstreet

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge,
fitter to bruise than polish.
- Anne Bradstreet

 

If what I do prove well, it won't advance.
They'll say it's stolen, or else it was by chance.
- Anne Bradstreet

Youth is the time of getting, middle age of improving,
and old age of spending.
- Anne Bradstreet

Iron rusts from disuse;
water loses its purity from stagnation...
even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.
- Leonardo da Vinci

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Strike while the iron is hot.
- Proverb

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies;
but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and,
as the magnet finds the iron,
so it will find, in every hour,
some heavenly blessings!
- Henry Ward Beecher

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back,
with a hinge in it.
- Charles Dudley Warner

I eat a variety of foods like vegetables,
fruit and beef for protein and iron.
- Sasha Cohen

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring
the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
- Horace Mann

Our real work is prayer.
What good is the cold iron of our frantic little efforts
unless first we heat it in the furnace of our prayer?
Only heat will diffuse heat.
- Mother Maribel

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot;
but make it hot by striking.
- William Butler Yeats

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
- Charles Caleb Colton

The reason why the stone is red is its iron content,
which is also why our blood is red.
- Andy Goldsworthy

The sword - the first, for a time the only force:
the force of iron.
- John Lothrop Motley

The brave man, indeed, calls himself lord of the land,
through his iron, through his blood.
- Ernst Moritz Arndt

Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
- Richard Lovelace

For us she is not the iron lady.
She is the kind, dear Mrs.
Thatcher.
- Alexander Dubcek

Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron.
- Ezra Cornell

I've banged my head quite a bit.
I liked Iron Maiden, Ozzy, AC/DC.
And of course, Ratt and Poison.
- Cameron Diaz

I prefer being penetrated by iron to seeing Palestine is loose.
- Theodor Herzl

In case of a thunderstorm, stand in the middle of the
fairway and hold up a one iron.
Not even God can hit a one iron.
- Lee Trevino

I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth,
they're starting to rust and buckle a bit.
- Jeanne Calment

Iron Maiden is an institution, and I'm delighted that I'm involved in it,
but there was a time that I wasn't delighted so I quit.
- Bruce Dickinson

No performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron
unless he has a good set of teeth.
- Harry Houdini

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
- King Solomon

Iron hand in a velvet glove.
- Charles V

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
- Antisthenes

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

Laws are to be enforced justly but firmly,
with an iron hand.
This is the case anywhere, even in a family.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Their every instinct - and I have to say this is without exception -
is to iron out the bumps,
and It's always the bumps that are the most interesting stuff.
- Adrian Lyne

I have tamed men of iron in my day, shall I not easily
crush these men of butter?
- Ferdinand Alvarez De Toledo

Without a Jewish state, the iron truth of history is
that the Jewish people sooner or later become even
more vulnerable to the next wave of anti-Semitism.
- Jack Schwartz

Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

We too could wrest iron from the bowels of the earth
and fashion it into ships and machines.
- Jose C. Orozco

In no direction that we turn do we find ease or comfort.
If we are honest and if we have the will to win we find only danger,
hard work and iron resolution.
- Wendell Willkie

We are not in the business of iron ore.
Whatever captive iron ore sources we have,
we use it to make steel.
- Lakshmi Mittal

But scientists on both sides of the iron curtain played
a very significant role in maintaining the momentum
of the nuclear arms race throughout the four decades of the Cold War.
- Joseph Rotblat

The good Lord made us all out of iron.
Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.
- Marie Osmond

We must not only strike the iron while it is hot,
we must strike it until it is hot.
- Tom Sharpe

Of what use were wings to a man fast bound in chains of iron?
- Adelbert von Chamisso

Let tyrants shake their iron rod.
- William Billings

Now comes the reign of iron.
- John Ericsson

We got touring with the Stones, and people were trying to keep up with Keith.
He's like a human machine with a constitution of iron,
and they all thought they could do the same.
- Ron Wood

He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul.
- David Lloyd George

You gotta strike while the iron's hot.
- Josh Schwartz

If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning,
hold up a 1-iron.
Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
- Lee Trevino

A precisely made iron chain 22 yards in length consisting of 100 links.
- Edmund Gunter

The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation
of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools
but also because they had no draft animals.
- Ellsworth Huntington

Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
- William Drummond

Comrades, this man has a nice smile,
but he's got iron teeth.
- Andrei A. Gromyko

For ten years Caesar ruled with an iron hand.
Then with a wooden foot, and finally with a piece of string.
- Spike Milligan

I should be proud to have my memory graced,
but only if the monument be placed...
here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before
the implacable iron bars.
- Anna Akhmatova

Often, city fathers blamed prostitutes for the disease,
and some threatened to brand their cheeks with hot
iron if they did not desist from their vices.
- Peter Lewis Allen

No iron can pierce the heart with such force as a period
put just at the right place.
- Isaac Babel

Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

We are one of the last heavy metal bands.
Iron Maiden has always been unique.
- Adrian Smith

But let's just say, I'm Irish.
I grew up in the 1950s.
Religion had a very tight iron fist.
- Liam Neeson

What Britain needs is an iron lady.
- Margaret Thatcher

This scepticism is the same scepticism I heard a generation
ago in the USSR when few thought that a democratic
transformation behind the iron curtain was possible.
- Natan Sharansky

There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in
embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering
devices to oblige them to be ugly.
Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
- H. G. Wells

No iron chain, or outward force of any kind,
can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
- Thomas Carlyle

Stone walls confine a tinker; cold iron binds a witch;
but a musician's music can never be fettered,
for it lives first in her heart and mind.
- Charles de Lint

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic,
an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.
- Winston Churchill

Not only strike while the iron is hot,
but make it hot by striking.
- Oliver Cromwell

A big iron needle stitching the country together.
- Jessamyn West

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility,
like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before
it can give forth its spark.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

A sincere diplomat is like dry water or wooden iron.
- Joseph Stalin


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