The old Inquisition had its rack and its thumbscrews and its instruments of torture with iron teeth.
Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
The United States isn’t a dictatorship ruling with a brutal army and an iron fist, so our police departments must understand that they are there to serve and protect us – all of us. And when they do commit crimes, they must be arrested and prosecuted like anyone else, bottom line.
A habit leads a man so gently in the beginning that he does not perceive he is led – with what silken threads and down what pleasant avenues it leads him! By and by, the soft silk threads become iron chains, and the pleasant avenues Avernus!
What Britain needs is an iron lady.
I should be proud to have my memory graced, but only if the monument be placed… here, where I endured three hundred hours in line before the implacable iron bars.
Iron sharpens iron; scholar, the scholar.
No iron chain, or outward force of any kind, can ever compel the soul of a person to believe or to disbelieve.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.