What is pull a fast one on?

Famous quotes containing the words pull a, one on, fast and/or pull:

    ...I remembered the rose bush that had reached a thorny branch out through the ragged fence, and caught my dress, detaining me when I would have passed on. And again the symbolism of it all came over me. These memories and visions of the poor—they were the clutch of the thorns. Social workers have all felt it. It holds them to their work, because the thorns curve backward, and one cannot pull away.
    Albion Fellows Bacon (1865–1933)

    For there is no friend like a sister
    In calm or stormy weather;
    To cheer one on the tedious way,
    To fetch one if one goes astray,
    To lift one if one totters down,
    To strengthen whilst one stands.
    Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830–1894)

    I hope to “stand firm” enough to not go backward, and yet not go forward fast enough to wreck the country’s cause.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    I have a toothache today. I never seem to be able to rise above a toothache. It makes me want to howl, break things, pull noses, tweak ears, screech.
    John Colton (1886–1946)