When you're at the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on.
— Theodore Roosevelt

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.
Thomas Jefferson ropes quote

If you are losing a tug-of-war with a tiger, give him the rope before he gets to your arm. You can always buy a new rope.
— Max Gunther

Put a rope around your neck and many will be happy to drag you along.
— Egyptian Proverbs

When we hang the capitalists they will sell us the rope we use.
— Josef Stalin