Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped, for everything cannot be equally considered in a word, he must be able to simplify his duties, his business and his life.
Some of the men stood talking in this room, and at the right of the door a little knot had formed round a small table, the center of which was the mathematics student, who ws eagerly talking. He had made the assertion that one could draw through a given point more than one parallel to a straight line Frau Hagenstrom had cried out that this was impossible, and he had gone on to prove it so conclusively that his hearers were constrained to behave as though they understood.
Come, Sleep O Sleep, the certain knot of peace, The baiting-place of wit, the balm of woe, The poor mans wealth, the prisoners release, Th indifferent judge between the high and low.
We might knit that knot with our tongues that we shall never undo with our teeth.
Batter my heart, three-personed God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like a usurped town to another due, Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end Reason, your viceroy in me, me should defend, But is captived, and proves weak or untrue. Yet dearly I love you, and would be lov-ed fain, But am betrothed unto your enemy Divorce me, untie or break that knot again Take me to you, imprison me, for I Except you enthrall me, never shall be free, Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.
Battle, n., A method of untying with the teeth a political knot that would not yield to the tongue.
Ah our love is a harsh cord
that binds us wounding us
and if we want
to leave our wound,
it makes a new knot for us and condemns us
to drain our blood and burn together.
A man is a bundle of relations, a knot of roots, whose flower and fruitage is the world.
That subtle knot which makes us man So must pure lovers' souls descend T' affections, and to faculties, Which sense may reach and apprehend, Else a great Prince in prison lies.
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
It was then that I began to look into the seams of your doctrine. I wanted only to pick at a single knot but when I had got that undone, the whole thing raveled out. And then I understood that it was all machine-sewn.
When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
From worthy Edward, King of Albion,
My lord and sovereign, and thy vowed friend,
I come, in kindness and unfeigned love,
First to do greetings to thy royal person,
And then to crave a league of amity,
And lastly to confirm that amity
With nuptial knot, if thou vouchsafe to grant
That virtuous Lady Bona, thy fair sister,
To England's King in lawful marriage.
Now when he went from Nelly Gray
His heart so heavy got,
And life was such a burden grown,
It made him take a knot.
Quick now, here now, always A condition of complete simplicity (costing not less than everything) And all shall be well All manner of things shall be well When the tongues of flame are in-folded Into the crowned knot of fire And the fire and rose are one.