Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.
To some characters, fame is like an intoxicating cup placed to the lips,they do well to turn away from it who fear it will turn their heads. But to others fame is Love disguised, the love that answers to love in its widest, most exalted sense.
Social opinion is like a sharp knife. There are foolish people who regard it only with terror, and dare not touch or meddle with it; there are more foolish people, who, in rashness or defiance, seize it by the blade, and get cut and mangled for their pains; and there are wise people, who grasp it discreetly by the handle, and use it to carve out their own purposes.