Arm

Famous quotes containing the word arm:

    A state that denies its citizens their basic rights becomes a danger to its neighbors as well: internal arbitrary rule will be reflected in arbitrary external relations. The suppression of public opinion, the abolition of public competition for power and its public exercise opens the way for the state power to arm itself in any way it sees fit.... A state that does not hesitate to lie to its own people will not hesitate to lie to other states.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    In his tenth July some instinct
    taught him to arm the waiting wave,
    a giant where its mouth hung open.
    He rode on the lip that buoyed him there
    and buckled him under.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    And they lie like wedges,
    Thick end to thin end and thin end to thick end,
    And are a figure of the way the strong
    Of mind and strong of arm should fit together,
    One thick where one is thin and vice versa.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)