„These hearts rust just as iron rusts; and indeed they are polished through the recitation of the Qur’an.“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Irshadul Qulub; Page 78
„I might have preferred iron, but bronze will do. It won't rust. And, this time I hope, the head will stay on.“
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
" Statue of Margaret Thatcher unveiled at British Parliament http://legacy.utsandiego.com/news/world/20070221-1456-britain-thatcher-statue.html", Associated Press, 21 February 2007.
On the unveiling of a statue of her in the Members' Lobby of the House of Commons. Baroness Thatcher referred to a previous marble statue which was decapitated http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2091200.stm in 2002.
— Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009
"Beauty in This Iron Age" in Starlanes #11 (Fall 1953); re-published in Pearls From Peoria (2006)
— Antisthenes Greek philosopher -444 - -365 BC
From Lives and Opinions of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius
„Antisthenes used to say that envious people were devoured by their own disposition, just as iron is by rust.“
— Diogenes Laërtius biographer of ancient Greek philosophers 180 - 240
The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers (c. 200 A.D.), Book 6: The Cynics
— Joan Baez American singer 1941
Diamonds & Rust
Diamonds & Rust (1975)
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„Ironic, isn't it, what religion does to people?"
"I guess it's more ironic what people do to religion.“
— Susan Elizabeth Phillips American writer 1948
Source: Dream a Little Dream
„Just as iron rusts unless it is used, and water putrifies or, in cold, turns to ice, so our intellect spoils unless it is kept in use.“
— Leonardo Da Vinci Italian Renaissance polymath 1452 - 1519
XIX Philosophical Maxims. Morals. Polemics and Speculations.
Variant: Just as iron rusts from disuse... even so does inaction spoil the intellect.
— Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
On the Death of a Favourite Cat http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=odfc (1747)
„Not chaffering war but waging war, not with gold but with iron—thus let us of both sides make trial for our lives“
— Ennius Roman writer -239 - -169 BC
As quoted by Cicero in De Officiis, Book I, Chapter XII
Original: (la) Nec cauponantes bellum sed belligerantes;
Ferro non auro vitam cernamus utrique.
„Copious springs are found where there are mines of gold, silver, iron, copper, lead, and the like, but they are very harmful.“
Source: De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book VII, Chapter III, Sec. 5
— Samuel Butler (poet) poet and satirist 1612 - 1680
Canto III, line 1
Source: Hudibras, Part I (1663–1664)
— Laxmi Prasad Devkota Nepali poet 1909 - 1959
„Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal.“
— Robert South English theologian 1634 - 1716
"On the Danger of Presumptuous Sins", in Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions (1727), Vol. 3, p. 291.