Then spare the rod and spoil the child.
— Samuel Butler

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson rods quote

I discovered that it was a lonely world being a solo artist. Then I started working with another solo artist, Rod Stewart, and he used to tell me how lonely he was!
— Andy Taylor

I'd rather be a lightning rod than a seismograph.
— Ken Kesey

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. Proverbs 22:15
— rods quotation by Bible