Arm

Famous quotes containing the word arm:

    A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he’ll give him sixpence. But the second time it’ll only be a threepenny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he’ll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.
    Bertolt Brecht (1898–1956)

    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)

    the uncomfortable angels that rot
    On the slabs, a wing chipped here, an arm there:
    The brute curiosity of an angel’s stare
    Turns you, like them, to stone....
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)