True as the needle to the pole,
Or as the dial to the sun. [ Barton Booth ]
To seek a needle in a bottle of hay. [ Proverb ]
Needle and thread are half clothing. [ Spanish Proverb ]
Flaw-seeing eyes, like needle points. [ Lowell ]
Like a tailor's needle, say,
I go through. [ Proverb ]
And the touched needle trembles to the pole. [ Pope ]
You seek the needle where you never stuck it. [ Proverb ]
Here I left a needle, and here I will find it. [ Proverb ]
He was a man
Versed in the world as pilot in his compass;
The needle pointed ever to that interest
Which was his loadstar; and he spread his sails
With vantage to the gale of others' passions. [ Ben Jonson ]
Trade hardly deems the busy day begun,
Till his keen eye along the sheet has run;
The blooming daughter throws her needle by.
And reads her schoolmate's marriage with a sigh;
While the grave mother puts her glasses on.
And gives a tear to some old crony gone.
The preacher, too, his Sunday theme lays down,
To know what last new folly fills the town;
Lively or sad, life's meanest, mightiest things.
The fate of fighting cocks, or fighting kings. [ Sprague ]
It is easier to miss, than to hit a needle's eye. [ Proverb ]
The poet's pen is the true divining rod
Which trembles towards the inner founts of feeling;
Bringing to light and use, else hid from all.
The many sweet clear sources which we have
Of good and beauty in our own deep bosoms;
And marks the variations of all mind
As does the needle. [ Bailey ]
You sewed it with a red hot needle and a burning thread. [ Proverb ]
My tears must stop, for every drop Hinders needle and thread. [ Hood ]
Between a woman's
No you may insert the point of a needle. [ German Proverb ]
By the needle you shall draw the thread, and by that which is past see how that which is to come will be drawn on. [ English Proverb, collected by George Herbert ]
I believe one reason why women are generally so much more cheerful than men is because they can work with the needle, and so endlessly vary their employment. [ Sydney Smith ]
No amount of preaching, exhortation, sympathy, benevolence, will render the condition of our working women what it should be. so long as the kitchen and needle are substantially their only resources. [ Horace Greeley ]