bacterial canker quotes

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A frenzied passion for art is a canker that devours everything else.
My days are in the yellow leaf;
The flowers and fruits of Love are gone;
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In the actual world--the painful kingdom of time and place--dwell care, and canker, and fear. With thought, with the ideal, is imm ...
It is the manners and spirit of a people which preserves a republic in vigour. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats t ...
First try all other means, but if the wound
Heal not, then use the knife, lest to the clean
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bacterial creepers
Wriggling through wounds
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No more be grieved at that which thou hast done,
Roses have thorns, and silver fountains mud,
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O, how much more doth beauty beauteous seem
By that sweet ornament which truth doth give!
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But he's something stained
With grief, that's beauty's canker, thou mightst call him
A goodly person.
Now, it may be stretching an analogy to compare epidemics of cholera--caused by a known agent--with that epidemic of violent crime ...
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