The line of life is a ragged diagonal between duty and desire.
— William R. Alger

Oh! it offends me to the soul to hear a robust periwig-pated fellow, tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings.
William Shakespeare rag quote

The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
— Walt Whitman

The craftiest trickery are too short and ragged a cloak to cover a bad heart.
— Johann Kaspar Lavater

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime, nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
— rag quotation by John Donne