“Nor sword nor spear the stripling took, / But chose a pebble from the brook.”
“Crossing the stripling Thames at Bablock-hithe, / Trailing in the cool stream thy fingers wet, / As the slow punt swings round.”
“And the king said, Enquire thou whose son the stripling is.”
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without one.”
“The pebble in the brook secretly thinks itself a precious stone”
“A place where pebbles are polished and diamonds are dimmed.”
Robert Green Ingersoll
“Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.”
Thomas Browne Sr.
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