A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living.
We are always on the anvil; by trials God is shaping us for higher things.
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
A man who governs his passions is master of his world. We must either command them or be enslaved by them. It is better to be a hammer than an anvil.
Iron till it be thoroughly heated is incapable to be wrought; so God sees good to cast some men into the furnace of affliction, and then beats them on His anvil into what frame He desires.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil, hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them, because in fact, there is none.
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.
You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer.
I keep waiting, like in the cartoons, for an anvil to drop on my head.
Everyone stopped to blink at that for a second. I mean, come on. Impaled by a guided frozen turkey missile. Even by the standards of the quasi-immortal creatures of the night, that ain't something you see twice. "For my next trick," I panted into the startled silence, "anvils.
As great Pythagoras of yore,
Standing beside the blacksmith's door,
And hearing the hammers, as they smote
The anvils with a different note,
Stole from the varying tones, that hung
Vibrant on every iron tongue,
The secret of the sounding wire.
And formed the seven-chorded lyre.
It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil.
Hammer the iron that lies on your anvil instead of daydreaming about working silver.
The Word of God is the anvil upon which the opinions of men are smashed.
Hockey belongs to the Cartoon Network, where a person can be pancaked by an ACME anvil, then expanded - accordion-style - back to full stature, without any lasting side effect.
In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer...
I would rather be the hammer than the anvil
Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants.
I had lost too much of the heart and all the faith needed to stay afloat in a job where every human encounter felt like an anvil strung around my neck just when I thought I was nearing the shore.
When you leave the familiar and enter the unknown, your fear becomes refined by experience and hammered into tools of survival on the anvil of anxiety.
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