Iron Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old iron quotes, iron sayings, and iron proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.     

William Butler Yeats

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.     

Tim Tebow

I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit.     

Jeannie Calment

Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.     

Leonardo DaVinci

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.     


When iron and carbon come together, there emerges steel! To be something stronger and better, you must mostly unite with something else and melt in something else!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Everything has its limit - iron ore cannot be educated into gold.     

Mark Twain

The good Lord made us all out of iron. Then he turns up the heat to forge some of us into steel.     

Marie Osmond

No man can feel the iron which enters another man's soul.     

Frances Harper

Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.     


A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.     

Horace Mann

Stupidity is an attempt to iron out all differences, and not to use or value them creatively.     

Bill Moliison

Idleness is to the human mind like rust to iron     

Ezra Cornell

Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.     

Ryszard Kapuscinski

Theory attracts practice as the magnet attracts iron.     

Carl Friedrich Gauss

Adolescence is about digging out the iron inside irony     

Andy Hargreaves