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One said he wondered that leather was not dearer than any other thing. Being demanded a reason: because, saith he, it is more stood upon than any other thing in the world. (Quote by - William Hazlitt (1))

A careless shoe string, in whose tie I see a wilde civility. (Quote by - Robert Herrick)

Ye tuneful cobblers! still your notes prolong, Compose at once a slipper and a song; So shall the fair your handiwork peruse, Your sonnets sure shall please--perhaps your shoes. (Quote by - George Gordon Noel Byron)

Him that makes shoes go barefoot himself. (Quote by - Robert Burton)

The title of Ultracrepidarian critics has been given to those persons who find fault with small and insignificant details. (Quote by - William Hazlitt)

But from the hoop's bewitching round, He very shoe has power to wound. (Quote by - Edward Moore)

A cobbler, . . . produced several new grins of his own invention, having been used to cut faces for many years together over his last. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

If you had taken off the shoe then, at length you would feel in what part it pinched you. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

When bootes and shoes are torn up to the lefts, Cobblers must thrust their awls up to the hefts. (Quote by - Nathaniel Ward)

Cinderella's lefts and rights To Geraldine's were frights, And I trow The damsel, deftly shod, Has dutifully trod Until now. (Quote by - Frederick Locker-Lampson)

A cobbler, produced several new grins of his own invention, having been used to cut faces for many years together over his last. (Quote by - Joseph Addison)

Remember, cobbler, to keep to your leather. (Quote by - Frederick Locker-Lampson)

Oh, where did hunter win So delicate a skin For her feet? You lucky little kid, You perished, so you did, For my sweet. (Quote by - Frederick Locker-Lampson)

The fairy stitching gleams On the sides and in the seams, And it shows That Pixies were the wags Who tipped these funny tags And these toes. (Quote by - Frederick Locker-Lampson)

When we see a man with bad shoes, we say it is no wonder, if he is a shoemaker. (Quote by - Michael Eyquen de Montaigne)

Rap, rap! upon the well-worn stone, How falls the polished hammer! Rap, rap! the measured sound has grown A quick and merry clamor. Now shape the sole! how deftly curl The glassy vamp around it, And bless the while the bright-eyed girl Whose gentle fingers bound it! (Quote by - John Greenleaf Whittier)

Marry because you have drank with the king, And the king hath so graciously pledged you, You shall no more be called shoemakers. But you and yours to the world's end Shall be called the trade of the gentle craft. (Quote by - George A. Greene)

I can tell where my own shoe pinches me. (Quote by - Cervantes)

Hans Grovendraad, an honest clown, By cobbling in his native town, Had earned a living ever. His work was strong and clean and fine, And none who served at Crispin's shrine Was at his trade more clever. (Quote by - Jan Van Ryswick)

I was not made of common calf, Nor ever meant for country loon; If with an axe I seem cut out, The workman was no cobbling clown; A good jack boot with double sole he made, To roam the woods, or through the rivers wade. (Quote by - Giuseppe Giusti)

The wearer knowes, where the shoe wrings. (Quote by - George Herbert)

The shoemaker makes a good shoe because he makes nothing else. (Quote by - Ralph Waldo Emerson)

And holding out his shoe, asked them whether it was not new and well made. Yet, added he, none of you can tell where it pinches me. (Quote by - Plutarch)

To one commending an orator for his skill in amplifying petty matters, Agesilaus said: I do not think that shoemaker a good workman that makes a great shoe for a little foot. (Quote by - Agesilaus, the Great)

As he cobbled and hammered from morning till dark, With the footgear to mend on his knees, Stitching patches, or pegging on soles as he sang, Out of tune, ancient catches and glees. (Quote by - Oscar H. Harpel)

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