A man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.
— Charles M. Schwab
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
— Raymond Hull whittle quote
There is no human reason why a child should not admire and emulate his teacher's ability to do sums, rather than the village bum's ability to whittle sticks and smoke cigarettes. The reason why the child does not is plain enough -- the bum has put himself on an equality with him and the teacher has not.
— Floyd Dell
Gentlemen, I give you the Whittle engine.
— Frank Whittle
I have like 250 letters that I have to whittle it down to 150. Only then do you have the whole overview of a book. When it was finally edited, at least my take was, everybody's lying. You know?
— whittle quotation by Don Novello