„You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.“

—  Jorge V do Reino Unido, Attributed
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„You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.“

—  Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984
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Indíra Gándhí photo

„India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.“

—  Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984
Press conference, New Delhi (October 19, 1971), quoted in "Indian and Pakistani Armies Confront Each Other Along Borders" by Sydney H. Schanberg, The New York Times (October 20, 1971), page 6C.

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Herbert N. Casson photo

„There is more power in the open hand than in the clenched fist.“

—  Herbert N. Casson Canadian journalist and writer 1869 - 1951
1950s and later, Herbert N. Casson cited in: The International Chemical Worker Vol. 13-15 (1953). p. 192

„We hold each other’s lives in our open hands, not in clenched fists.“

—  Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain
The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book II: The Black Cauldron (1965), Chapter 2

Alex Haley photo

„When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything.“

—  Alex Haley African American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist 1921 - 1992
Roots : The Saga of an American Family (1976), Ch. 51.

Marcus Orelias photo

„Tightly clenched fist don’t catch blessings.“

—  Marcus Orelias American actor, rapper, songwriter, author and entrepreneur

Don McLean photo

„Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan's spell“

—  Don McLean American Singer and songwriter 1945
Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie, Context: So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick Jack Flash sat on a candlestick 'Cause fire is the Devil's only friend Oh, and as I watched him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of rage No angel born in hell Could break that Satan's spell And as the flames climbed high into the night To light the sacrificial rite I saw Satan laughing with delight The day the music died.

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„And over mastered by his choler, flies
With a clenched fist at him of Sericane.“

—  Ludovico Ariosto, book Orlando Furioso
Orlando Furioso (1532), E tratto da la colera, aventosse Col pugno chiuso al re di Sericana. Canto XXVII, stanza 63 (tr. W. S. Rose)

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„[with a fist-shake] Take that, ____.“

—  Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962
Commonly repeated, citation needed

George Jean Nathan photo

„No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.“

—  George Jean Nathan American drama critic and magazine editor 1882 - 1958
" Undeveloped Notes http://books.google.com/books?id=xIEcAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA137#v=onepage," The Smart Set (August 1922) The World in Falseface http://books.google.com/books?id=7rlEAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA21#v=onepage (1923)

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„Step up and shake the hand
Of someone you can't stand,
You can tolerate him if you try!“

—  Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928
That Was the Year That Was (1965), "National Brotherhood Week"

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