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  1. A flaw … would surface like an aching wisdom tooth —James Lee Burke
  2. The defects of the mind, like those of the face, grow worse as we grow old —Francois, Due de La Rochefoucauld

    See Also: MIND

  3. Delusions, errors and likes are like huge, gaudy vessels, the rafters of which are rotten and worm-eaten, and those who embark in them are fated to be shipwrecked —Buddha
  4. Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; he who would search for pearls must dive below —John Dryden
  5. Flaunt their folly, like a washline of dirty and patched clothes —George Garrett
  6. Gone astray like a lost sheep —The Holy Bible
  7. Great blunders are often made, like large ropes, of a multitude of fibers —Victor Hugo
  8. Illusion forms before us like a grove —Barbara Howes

    This simile is the first line and leitmotif in Howes’ poem, The Triumph of Death.

  9. (Is somehow) impure, as sacrilegious as a Coca-Cola machine in a cathedral —Tony Ardizzone


  10. A mistake is like a mule, not always distinguishable from a horse in front, but known beyond doubt by acquaintance with its kicking qualities —New York Sun, 1918
  11. Wrong as two left shoes —Arthur Baer