But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
— Homer

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Will Rogers curbing quote

Some laws of state aimed at curbing crime are even more criminal.
— Friedrich Engels

A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
— Frances Burney

I took all of my rejection letters - there must have been thousands of them in a huge box - and I went out on the curb and burned them all, crying.
— curbing quotation by Janet Evanovich