Never cut what you can untie.
All books are either dreams or swords, You can cut, or you can drug, with words.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
Temptation is like a knife, that may either cut the meat or the throat of a man; it may be his food or his poison, his exercise or his destruction.
Laughter need not be cut out of anything, since it improves everything.
We must learn not to disassociate the airy flower from the earthy root, for the flower that is cut off from its root fades, and its seeds are barren, whereas the root, secure in mother earth, can produce flower after flower and bring their fruit to maturity.
Measure with a micrometer. Mark with chalk. Cut with an axe.
A cutting word is worse than a bowstring; a cut may heal, but the cut of the tongue does not.
Don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.
It’s better to measure ten times and cut once, than measure once and cut ten times.