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Either Zeus came to earth to shew his form to thee, Phidias, or thou to heaven hast gone the god to see.

Gods Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: in "Greek Anthology"

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The tongue of a man is his sword and effective speech is stronger than all fighting.

Words Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Husia of Ancient Egypt, translation by Maulana Kaurenga

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Doubtless there are men of great parts that are guilty of downright bashfulness, that by a strange hesitation and reluctance to speak murder the finest and most elegant thoughts and render the most lively conceptions flat and heavy.

Speech Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: in "The Tatler", no. 252

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A cat may look like a king.

Cats Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: title of a Pamphlet

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Oh, tell me whence Love cometh! Love comes uncall'd, unsent. Oh, tell me where Love goeth! That was not Love that went.

Love Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Burden of a Woman, found in J.W. Ebsworth's "Roxburghe Ballads"

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If one has no better method of enticement to offer, the cordial agreement seems to us to be the best compromise. [Fr., Si l'on n'a pas de meilleurs moyen de seduction a lui offrir, l'entente cordiale nous parait fort compromise.]

Statesmanship Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Le Charivari (vol. XV, no. 3, p. 4), referring to the ambassador of Morocco, then in Paris (1846)

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The king of France with twenty thousand men Went up the hill, and then came down again: The king of Spain with twenty thousand more Climbed the same hill the French had climbed before.

Soldiers Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: from Sloane Manuscript 1489, written time of Charles I

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A thousand leagues of ocean, a company of kings, You came across the watching world to show how heroes die. When the splendour of your story Builds the halo of its glory, 'Twill belt the earth like Saturn's rings And diadem the sky.

Soldiers Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: "M.R.C.S.", in "Anzac", on Colonial Soldiers, 1919

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The weakest goeth to the wall.

Weakness Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: title of a play printed in 1600 and 1618

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Labour in vain; or coals to Newcastle.

Labor Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: in a sermon to the people of Queenhith, advertised in the "Daily Courant", Oct. 6, 1709

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Who in this world of ours their eyes In March first open shall be wise; In days of peril firm and brave, And wear a Bloodstone to their grave.

Jewels Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: March, in "Notes and Queries", May 11, 1889, p. 371

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Who first beholds the light of day In Spring's sweet flowery month of May And wears an Emerald all her life, Shall be a loved and happy wife.

Jewels Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: May, in "Notes and Queries", May 11, 1889, p. 371

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The cattle upon a thousand hills.

Animals Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Psalms (l. 10)

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She who from April dates her years, Diamonds should wear, lest bitter tears For vain repentance flow; this stone, Emblem of innocence is known.

April Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: April, in "Notes and Queries", May 11, 1889, p. 371

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Transcendental moonshine.

Moon Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: found in "Life of John Sterling", p. 84 (People's Ed.), applied to teaching of Coleridge

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The service was of great array, That they were served with that day. Thus they ate, and made them glad, With such service as they had-- When they had dined, as I you say, Lordis and ladies yede to play; Some to tables and some to chess, With other games more and less.

Festivities Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Life of Ipomydon--Harleian Library, (British Museum), Manuscript No. 2,252

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The February born will find Sincerity and peace of mind; Freedom from passion and from care, If they the Pearl (also green Amethyst) will wear.

February Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: February, in "Notes and Queries", May 11, 1889, p. 371

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Never a fishermen need there be If fishes could hear as well as see.

Fishermen Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Notes and Queries (ser. IV, ii, 94)

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Mors sceptra ligonibus aequat. (Death levels sceptre and the law.)

Death Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: inscribed over a 14th century mural painting once at Battle Church, Sussex

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Let us live then, and be glad While young life's before us After youthful pastime had, After old age had and sad, Earth will slumber over us. [Lat., Gaudeamus igitur, Juvenes dum sumus Post pucundam juventutem. Post molestam senectutem. Nos habetit humus.]

Life Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: (John Addington Symonds' translation)

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Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse.

Life Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Knock On Any Door (Nick Romano character), in a movie

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In the day, do the day's work.

Sun dial mottoes Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: on a sun dial against the residence of Spenser Wells, Hamstead, England

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An Austrian army awfully arrayed.

Soldiers Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: poet arranged with "apt alliteration's artful aid", first appeared in "The Trifler", May 7, 1817, pr

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Here's to France, the moon whose magic rays move the tides of the world.

Toasts Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Frenchman's toast at a banquet in England

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He who labours, prays. [Lat., Qui laborat, orat.]

Labor Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: in a sermon to the people of Queenhith, advertised in the "Daily Courant", Oct. 6, 1709

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