Who is sting?

Famous quotes containing the word sting:

    Then, welcome each rebuff
    That turns earth’s smoothness rough,
    Each sting that bids nor sit nor stand but go!
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    Thou thyself hast been a libertine,
    As sensual as the brutish sting itself.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Jim said bees wouldn’t sting idiots; but I didn’t believe that, because I had tried them lots of times myself, and they wouldn’t sting me.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)