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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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The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs.

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

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I, Phoebus, sang those songs that gained so much renown I, Phoebus, sang them; Homer only wrote them down.

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

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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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"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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