Anne Bradstreet Quote

“Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.”


Ratings and Comments


Jean, Port Townsend

I have a problem with "seeing" this one. Since when do you "polish" with an axe, whether sharp or dull?

Joe, Rochester, MI

Cut is a better term than polish. Picture this ... a rotund legislator chopping a great tree with a block of steel at the end of an axe handle, declaring it the best method to fell trees, then writing a law to make it the only method allowed. Our government has severely bruised us with their authority.

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Anonymous    3/1/09

True.

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