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Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Rebellion Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: inscription on cannon near ashes of John Bradshaw on top of hill near Martha Bay, Jamaica, it is als

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Sacred to the memory of printing, the art preservative of all arts. This was first invented about the year 1440. [Lat., Memoriae sacrum Typographia Ars artium omnium Conservatrix Hic primum inventa Circa annum mccccxl.

Printing Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: inscription on the facade of the house once occupied by Laurent Koster at Harlem

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As I saw fair Chloris walk alone, The feather'd snow came softly down, As Jove, descending from his tow'r To court her in a silver show'r. The wanton snow flew to her breast, As little birds into their nest; But o'ercome with whiteness there, For grief dissolv'd into a tear. Thence falling on her garment hem, To deck her, froze into a gem.

Snow Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: On Chloris walking in the Snow, in "Wit's Recreations", J.C. Hotten's reprint, p. 308 (1640)

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Some say "to-morrow" never comes, A saying oft thought right; But if to-morrow never came, No end were of "to-night." The fact is this, time flies so fast, That e'er we've time to say "To-morrow's come," presto! behold! "To-morrow" proves "To-day."

Tomorrow Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: from "Notes and Queries", fourth series, vol. XII

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The Channel is that silver strip of sea which severs merry England from the tardy realms of Europe.

English channel Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: in the "Church and State Review", Apr. 1, 1863

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The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible.

Ideas Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Yale Univ. professor on Fred Smith's idea for FedEx delivery service

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Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when a man has only one idea.

Ideas Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Yale Univ. professor on Fred Smith's idea for FedEx delivery service

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The defender of his country--the founder of liberty, The friend of man, History and tradition are explored in vain For a parallel to his character. In the annals of modern greatness He stands alone; And the noblest names of antiquity Lose their lustre in his presence. Born the benefactor of mankind, He united all the greatness necessary To an illustrious career. Nature made him great, He made himself virtuous.

Washington, george Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: part of an epitaph found on the back of a portrait of Washington sent to his family from England, se

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Every countenance seeked to say, "Long live George Washington, the Father of the People."

Washington, george Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Pennsylvania Packet, Apr. 21, 1789, after the election of Washington

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Our common Father and Deliverer, to whose prudence, wisdom and valour we owe our Peace, Liberty and Safety, now leads and directs in the great councils of the nation . . . and now we celebrate an independent Government--an original Constitution! an independent Legislature, at the head of which we this day celebrate, The Father of his Country--We celebrate Washington! We celebrate an independent Empire!

Washington, george Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Pennsylvania Packet, July 9, 1789, p. 284

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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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Food for the soul. [Lat., Nutrimentum spiritus.]

Libraries Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: inscription on the Berlin Royal Library

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The medicine chest of the soul.

Libraries Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: inscription of a library

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The rise of every man he loved to trace, Up to the very pod O! And, in baboons, our parent race Was found by old Monboddo. Their A, B, C, he made them speak, And learn their qui, quae, quod, O! Till Hebrew, Latin, Welsh, and Greek They knew as well's Monboddo!

Evolution Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: ballad in "Blackwood's Mag" referring to monkey theory of James Burnett (Lord Monboddo)

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The White Plume of Navarre.

Politics Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: name given to the New York "Tribune" during the U.S. Civil War

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Practical politics consists in ignoring facts.

Politics Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: name given to the New York "Tribune" during the U.S. Civil War

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"There beauty half her glory veils, In cabs, those gondolas on wheels."

Livery Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: said to be taken from "May Fair", a satire publication

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Fourth, eleventh, ninth, and sixth, Thirty days to each affix; Every other thirty-one, Except the second month alone.

Months Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: common in Chester County, Pennsylvania, among the Friends

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Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; All the rest have thirty-one Excepting February alone: Which hath but twenty-eight, in fine, Till lap year gives it twenty-nine.

Months Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: common in New England States

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Thirty days hath September, April, June, and November; February eight-and-twenty all alone, And all the rest have thirty-one: Unless that leap-year doth combine, And give to February twenty-nine.

Months Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Return from Parnassus, (London 1606)

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Thus the fable tells us, that the wren mounted as high as the eagle, by getting upon his back.

Wrens Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: in the "Tatler", no. 224

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Here's to Great Britain, the sun that gives light to all nations of the world.

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

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Our country, however bounded.

Toasts Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: toast founded on the speech of Winthrop

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Hier aupres de Charenton Un serpent morait Jean Freron, Que croyez-vous qu'il arriva? Ce fut le serpent qui creva.

Poison Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: imitation from the Greek, also found in Oeuvres Complets de Voltaire, III, p. 1002, 1817, printed as

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Un gros serpent mordit Aurele. Que croyez-vous qu'il arriva? Qu' Aurele en mourut? Bagatelle! Ce fut le serpent qui creva.

Poison Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: in a manuscript commonplace book, probably written at the end of the 18th century, see "Notes and Qu

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