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From the lone shielding on the misty island Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas-- But still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides.

Love of country Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Canadian Boat Song, first appeared in "Blackwood's Magazine" and attributed to various authors

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Oft he that doth abide Is cause of his own paine, But he that flieth in good tide Perhaps may fight again.

War Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: A Pleasant Satyre or Poesie, from the French (about 1595)

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I think Nature hath lost the mould Where she her shape did take; Or else I doubt if Nature could So fair a creature make.

Women Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: A Praise of his Lady, in "Tottel's Miscellany"

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The first of April, some do say Is set apart for All Fools' day; But why the people call it so, Nor I, nor they themselves, do know.

April Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Poor Robin's Almanac--All Fools' Day

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A fishmonger's wife may feed of a conger; but a serving-man's wife may starve for hunger.

Hunger Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Health to the Gentlemanly Profession of Servingmen

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Life is an uncharted ocean. The cautious mariner must needs take Many soundings ere he conduct his barque to port in safety.

Life Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: epigraph from Soundings by A. Hamilton Gibbs

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Terrible he rode alone, With his yemen sword for aid; Ornament it carried none But the notches on the blade.

Soldiers Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Death Feud--An Arab War Song (st. 14), in "Tait's Edinburgh Magazine", July, 1850, translation s

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We will fight them in the air, land and sea, and their aggression will achieve nothing but failure.

War Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: about U.S./British air strikes on Iraq, broadcast on Iraqi television

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Thee is a skeleton on every house.

Secrecy Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Italian Tales of Humour, Gallantry and Romance, s saying in a story

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Your fame shall (spite of proverbs) make it plain To write in water's not to write in vain.

Fame Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Art of Painting in Water Colours, in preface to Sir William Sanderson

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Those pigmy tribes of Panton street, Those hardy blades, those hearts of oak, Obedient to a tyrant's yoke.

England Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: A Monstrous good Lounge (p. 5)

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"Ten acres and a mule."

Agriculture Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: American phrase indicating the expectations of emancipated slaves

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Either this or upon this. (Either bring this back or be brought back upon it.)

War Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: said to be a Spartan mother's words to her son on giving him his shield

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If cold December gave you birth, The month of snow and ice and mirth, Place on you hand a Turquoise blue, Success will bless whate'er you do.

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

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Gently running made sweet music with the enameled stones and seemed to give a gentle kiss to every sedge he overtook in his watery pilgrimage.

Brooks Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Seven Champions (pt. III, ch. XII)

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The physician heals, Nature makes well. [Lat., Medicus curat, Natura sanat morbus.]

Medicine Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum, (edition 1607)

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Jesus Christ is risen to-day, Our triumphant holy day; Who did once upon the cross Suffer to redeem our loss. Hallelujah!

Easter Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Jesus Christ is Risen To-day, from a Latin hymn of the 15th century (translator unknown)

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Mind your P's and Q's.

Proverbs Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: possibly from the old custom of hanging a slate in a tavern with P and Q (for pints and quarts) unde

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There are four kinds of people, three of which are to be avoided and the fourth cultivated: those who don't know that they don't know; those who know that they don't know; those who don't know that they know; and those who know that they know.

Proverbs Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: rendering of an Arab proverb

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Wode has erys, felde has sigt.

Proverbs Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: King Edward and the Shepherd, a manuscript (circa 1300)

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The man that heweth over high, Some chip falleth in his eye.

Proverbs Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Story of Sir Eglamour of Artois, an English romantic story circa 1350, from a manuscript in the Garr

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Snug as a bug in a rug.

Proverbs Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Stratford Jubilee (II, 1, 1779), also in letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley

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The woman that deliberates is lost.

Proverbs Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Stratford Jubilee (II, 1, 1779), also in letter to Miss Georgiana Shipley

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The asses' bridge. [Lat., Pons Asinorum.]

Proverbial phrases Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: applied to Proposition 5 of the first book of Euclid

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I'll tell the names and sayings and the places of their birth, Of the seven great ancient sages so renowned on Grecian earth, The Lindian Cleobulus said, "The mean was still the best"; The Spartan Chilo said, "Know thyself," a heaven-born phrase confessed. Corinthian Periander taught "Our anger to command," "Too much of nothing," Pittacus, from Mitylene's strand; Athenian Solon this advised, "Look to the end of life," And Bias from Priene showed, "Bad men are the most rife"; Milesian Thales uregd that "None should e'er a surety be"; Few were there words, but if you look, you'll much in little see.

Proverbs (general) Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: from the Greek

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