Reference > Quotations > Frank J. Wilstach, comp. > A Dictionary of Similes
  PREVIOUSNEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
Business
 
  But certainly, some there are that know the resorts and falls of business that can not sink into the main of it; like a house that hath convenient stairs and entries, but never a fair room.
            —Francis Bacon
  1
Let business, like ill watches, go
Sometimes too fast, sometimes too slow.
            —Samuel Butler
  2
The tide of business, like the running stream,
Is sometimes high and sometimes low,
A quiet ebb, or a tempestuous flow,
And always in extreme.
Now with a noiseless gentle course,
It keeps within the middle bed,
Anon it lifts aloft the head,
And bears down all before it with impetuous force.
            —John Dryden
  3
 
 
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