Reference > Quotations > Frank J. Wilstach, comp. > A Dictionary of Similes
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Name
 
  Women’s good name, O my lady, is like curded milk, the least dust fouleth it; and like glass, which, if it be cracked, may not be mended.
            —Arabian Nights
  1
  A good name is like a precious ointment; it filleth all around about, and will not easily away; for the odors of ointments are more durable than those of flowers.
            —Francis Bacon
  2
  Names like jewels flashing the night of time.
            —Joseph Conrad
  3
  A man’s name is not like a mantle, which merely hangs about him, and which one perchance may safely twitch and pull, but a perfectly fitting garment, which like the skin has grown over and over him, at which one cannot rake and scrape without injuring the man himself.
            —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  4
  A great name without merit is like an epitaph on a coffin.
            —Madeleine d’Arsont, dame de Puisieux
  5
  A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.
            —Old Testament
  6
  A good name is like sweet-smelling ointment.
            —Old Testament
  7
 
 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors