By the yard, life is hard. By the inch, it's a cinch.
— American Proverbs

People who think by the inch and talk by the yard deserve to be kicked by the foot.
Anonymous yard quote

Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.
— Henry Ward Beecher

Opiate. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard.
— Ambrose Bierce

I wear the chain I forged in life....I made it link by link, and yard by yard; I girded it on of my own free will, and of my own free will I wore it.
— yard quotation by Charles Dickens