Quotes with putting
When a fellow thinks he is putting it over on the boss, the boss is not thinking of putting him over others to boss.
I'm happy to say that funhouse mirrors are becoming less common among the women I meet. Try putting one in front of my daughter. She'll just laugh and smash it.
"Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women" in Fortune, published on May 2, 2013
There is nothing of permanent value (putting aside a few human affections), nothing that satisfies quiet reflection, except the sense of having worked according to one’s capacity and light to make things clear and get rid of cant and shams of all sorts.
On my coming here I was long subject to low spirits, and I put off from day to day what I would do any day, till at last the putting off became habitual and I could not prevail on myself to sit down and write.
In a letter. Apparently suffering from depression.
The very granite hills, the mountains, the valleys, the brooks, the miracle of the growing crops are every moment registering their mighty potencies in his constitution, putting iron into his blood and stamina into his character, all of which will help to make him a giant when he comes to compete with the city-bred youth.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Theology -- An effort to explain the unknowable by putting it into terms of the not worth knowing.
A Mencken Chrestomathy (1949)
The art of putting well into play mediocre qualities often begets more reputation than true merit achieves.
One of them [cats] likes to be crammed into a corner-pocket of the billiard table -- which he fits as snugly as does a finger in a glove and then he watches the game (and obstructs it) by the hour, and spoils many a shot by putting out his paw and changing the direction of a passing ball.
Letter to Mable Larkin Patterson, 2 October 1908