Scales

Famous quotes containing the word scales:

    In what camera do you taste
    Poison, in what darkness set
    Glittering scales and point
    The tipping tongue?
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    For these have governed in our lives,
    And see how men have warred.
    The Cross, the Crown, the Scales may all
    As well have been the Sword.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    It cannot but affect our philosophy favorably to be reminded of these shoals of migratory fishes, of salmon, shad, alewives, marsh-bankers, and others, which penetrate up the innumerable rivers of our coast in the spring, even to the interior lakes, their scales gleaming in the sun; and again, of the fry which in still greater numbers wend their way downward to the sea.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)