We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
— Denis Diderot

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt struck quote

These are days when no one should rely unduly on his competence. Strength lies in improvisation. All the decisive blows are struck left-handed.
— Walter Benjamin

If you pray for rain, don't be surprised if you're struck by lightning.
— Damien Cannon

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.
— William Hazlitt