In handing over the Government of India to these so-called political classes, we are handing over to men of straw, of whom, in a few years, no trace will remain.
Men think highly of those who rise rapidly in the world; whereas nothing rises quicker than dust, straw, and feathers.
Obama specializes in knocking down straw men. 'I reject the view that says our problems will simply take care of themselves,' he said, implying that's the view of Republicans. It's the view of almost no one.
Drowning men, it is said, cling to wisps of straw.
The trouble with straw men is it only takes a single match to set them ablaze.
Men are born to succeed, not to fail.
Henry David Thoreau
Straw purchasing is illegal.