• Title: Shroud: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
  • Author: Icon Group
  • Released: 2008-11-26
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 160
  • ASIN: B001Q8FKO6
Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. Familiar Quotations


No matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed.
–Ogden Nash

We were up to our elbows in your underwear drawer. It was like touching the Shroud of Turin.

Shroud – "Concealing"

It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.
–Arnold Glasgow

Conceal a flaw, and the world will imagine the worst.

Shroud – "Cover"

A talk is like a woman's dress. Long enough to cover the subject, but short enough to be interesting.

Cover Me, I'm Changing Lanes.

You could cover the whole world with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.
–Ilya Ehrenburg

God has no power over the past except to cover it with oblivion.
–Pliny The Elder

A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
–Nathaniel Hawthorne

There are ten weakness against which most of us guard ourselves. One of these is the habit of trying to reap before we have sown, and the other nine are all wrapped up in the one practice of creating alibis to cover every mistake made.
–Napoleon Hill
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