For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear - when you are the hammer, strike.
In real life it is always the anvil that breaks the hammer.
The anvil is not afraid of the hammer.
Sometimes we are so busy being the hammer or the anvil, that we forget who really needs the shaping.
You must either conquer and rule or serve and lose, suffer or triumph, be the anvil or the hammer.
Hammer the iron that lies on your anvil instead of daydreaming about working silver.
It is better to be the hammer than the anvil.
Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
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.
In this world a man must either be anvil or hammer.
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.
Tell people the hammered truth, and it will ring like steel against 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.
Thus at the flaming forge of life
Our fortunes must be wrought;
Thus on its sounding anvil shaped
Each burning deed and thought!
The Word of God is the anvil upon which the opinions of men are smashed.
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.
One forges one's style on the terrible anvil of daily deadlines.
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.
The anvil of justice is planted firm, and fate who makes the sword does the forging in advance.
Harsh counsels have no effect; they are like hammers which are always repulsed by the anvil.
I would rather be the hammer than the anvil
Lay me on an anvil, O God.
Beat me and hammer me into a steel spike.
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.
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.
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