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Say, Bacchus, why so placid? What can there be In commune held by Pallas and by thee? Her pleasure is in darts and battles; thine In joyous feasts and draughts of rosy wine.

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

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Some thoughtlessly proclaim the Muses nine: A tenth is Sappho, maid divine.

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

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I believe that there is no God, but that matter is God and God is matter; and that it is no matter whether there is any God or no.

God Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Unbeliever's Creed--Connoisseur No. IX

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That blessed word Mesopotamia.

Words Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: see Brewer's "Dictionary of Phrase and Fable"

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He speaketh to me the words of men. I listen to him and I repeat to him the words of gods.

Words Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Egyptian Book of the Dead

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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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Unless by the lawful judgment of their peers. [Lat., Nisi per legale judicum parum suorum.]

Law Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Magna Charta--Privilege of Barons of Parliament

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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.

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

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To kiss the rod.

Punishment Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: History of Reynard the Fox, (William Caxton's translation, printed by him) (1481)

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The grave's the market place.

Grave Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Death and the Lady, a ballad in Dixon's "Ballads", the Percy Society

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A niche in the temple of Fame.

Fame Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: origin is owed to establishment of Pantheon (1791) as a receptacle for distinguished men

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Death's pale flag advanced in his cheeks.

Death Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Seven Champions (pt. III, ch. XI)

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Go thou, deceased, to this earth which is a mother, and spacious and kind. May her touch be soft like that of wool, or a young woman, and may she protect thee from the depths of destruction. Rise above him, O Earth, do not press painfully on him, give him good things, give him consolation, as a mother covers her child with her cloth, cover thou him.

Death Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Vedic Funeral Rite, quoted in the "New York Times" on the death of Buffalo Bill

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Death is a black camel, which kneels at the gates of all.

Death Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Vedic Funeral Rite, quoted in the "New York Times" on the death of Buffalo Bill

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But we that have but span-long life, The thicker must lay on the pleasure; And since time will not stay, We'll add night to the day, Thus, thus we'll fill the measure.

Night Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Duet printed 1795, probably of earlier date

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"Be bold!" first gate; "Be bold, be bold, and evermore be bold," second gate; "Be not too bold!" third gate.

Courage Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: inscription on the Gates of Busyrane

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To do good and be evil spoken of, is kingly. [Lat., Bene facere et male audire regium est.]

Goodness Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: on the town hall of Zittau, Saxony

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The silente man still suffers wrong.

Silence Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Rock of Regard, J.P. Collier's "Reprint", 1576

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It's love, it's love that makes the world go round.

Love Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: a popular French song in "Chansons Nationales et Populaires de France", vol. II, p. 180

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I seek for one as fair and gay, But find none to remind me, How blest the hours pass'd away With the girl I left behind me.

Love Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Girl I Left Behind Me

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Greensleeves was all my joy, Greensleeves was my delight, Greensleeves was my heart of gold, And who but Lady Greensleeves?

Love Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: A new Courtly Sonnet of the Lady Greensleeves to the new tune of "Greensleeves", from "A Handful of

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Man only,--rash, refined, presumptuous Man-- Starts from his rank, and mars Creation's plan! Born the free heir of nature's wide domain, To art's strict limits bounds his narrow'd reign; Resigns his native rights for meaner things, For Faith and Fetters, Laws and Priests and Kings.

Man Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Poetry of the Anti-Jacobin--The Progress of Man (l. 55)

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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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Life's but a span, or a tale, or a word, That in a trice, or suddaine, is rehearsed.

Life Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Roxburghe Ballads--A Friend's Advice (pt. II, edited by William Chappell)

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If you will do some deed before you die, Remember not this caravan of death, But have belief that every little breath Will stay with you for an eternity.

Life Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The Roxburghe Ballads--A Friend's Advice (pt. II, edited by William Chappell)

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