Nettle Related Quotes

Better be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The strawberry grows underneath the nettle And wholesome berries thrive and ripen best Neighbour'd by fruit of baser quality.

William Shakespeare

“Better to be a nettle in the side of your friend than his echo.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

And when April like an over-lustful lover leaped upon the lush flanks of the Downs there would be yet another child in the wretched hut down on Nettle Flitch Field, where Meriam housed the fruits of her shame.

Stella Gibbons

The rose is often found near the nettle.


Tis dangerous to take a cold, to sleep, to drink; but I tell you, my lord fool, out of this nettle, danger, we pluck this flower, safety.

William Shakespeare

“The more I think about the nettle argument, the more it makes me laugh. This country's awash with nettles. Butterflies that eat them are not in any difficulty at all.”

Ken Thompson

My mother's great line was, Grasp the nettle with two hands, girl, because if you don't somebody else will.

Fiona Wood

“No one can liberate you, for no one has bound you; you hold on to the nettle of worldly pleasures and you weep for pain. The kite is pursued by the crows so long as it carries the fish in its beak, it twists and turns in the sky trying to last and it drops the fish. That moment it is free. So give up the attachment to the senses; then grief and worry can harass you no more.”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“The world's a nettle. Disturb it, it stings. Grasp it firmly, it stings not.”

Edward G. Bulwer-lytton