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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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To shoot at crows is powder flung away.

Crows Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Gesta Romanorum (tale XLV)

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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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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.

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

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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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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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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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