Strike

Famous quotes containing the word strike:

    When we walk the streets at night in safety, it does not strike us that this might be otherwise. This habit of feeling safe has become second nature, and we do not reflect on just how this is due solely to the working of special institutions. Commonplace thinking often has the impression that force holds the state together, but in fact its only bond is the fundamental sense of order which everybody possesses.
    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831)

    Then Love, I beg, when next thou takest thy bow,
    Thy angry shafts, and dost heart-chasing go,
    Pass rascal deer, strike me the largest doe.
    Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)

    Submission is the only good;
    Let me become an instrument sharply stringed
    For all things to strike music as they please.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)