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Truly some men there be That live always in great horrour, And say it goeth by destiny To hang or wed: both hath one hour; And whether it be, I am well sure, Hanging is better of the twain; Sooner done, and shorter pain.

Destiny Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: The School-house, published about 1542

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A blockhead, bit by fleas, put out the light, And chuckling cried, "Now you can't see to bite."

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

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A cat will look down to a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.

Animals Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Psalms (l. 10)

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Only last night he felt deadly sick, and, after a great deal of pain, two black crows flew out of his mouth and took wing from the room.

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

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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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Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will? For if she will, she will, you may depend on't; And if she won't, she won't; so there's an end on't.

Women Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: from the pillar erected on the Mount in the Dane John Field, Canterbury, in the "Examiner", May 31,

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Man was made when Nature was but an apprentice, but woman when she was a skilful mistress of her art.

Women Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Cupid's Whirligig

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What is lighter than the wind? A feather. What is lighter than a feather? Fire. What lighter than a fire? A woman. What lighter than a woman? Nothing. [Lat., Vente quid levius? fulgur. Quid fulgure? flamma Flamma quid? mulier. Quid mulier? nihil.]

Women Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Harleian Manuscript (no. 3362, folio 47)

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It is a thing very displeasing to me when the hen speaks and the cock is silent. [Fr., C'est chose qui moult me deplaist, Quand poule parle et coq se taist.]

Women Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Roman de la Rose, XIV century

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The virtue of her lively looks Excels the precious stone; I wish to have none other books To read or look upon.

Women Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Song and Sonnets

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A little house well fill'd, a little land well till'd, and a little wife well will'd, are great riches.

Wealth Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: written in a copy of the "Grete Herbal"

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Dollar Diplomacy.

Money Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: term applied to Secretary Knox's activities in securing opportunities for the investment of American

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But Bellenden we needs must praise, Who as down the stairs she jumps Sings o'er the hill and far away, Despising doleful dumps. - Unattributed Author,

Music Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Distracted Jockey's Lamentation--Pills to Purge Melancholy, found in "The Nursery Rhymes of England"

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Tom he was a piper's son, He learned to play when he was young; Bug all the tune that he could play Was "Over the hills and far away." - Unattributed Author,

Music Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Distracted Jockey's Lamentation--Pills to Purge Melancholy, found in "The Nursery Rhymes of England"

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The man that weds for greedy wealth, He goes a fishing fair, But often times he gets a frog, Or very little share.

Fishing Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Pepysian Garland (318)

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God curse Moawiyah. If I had served God so well as I have served him, he would never have damned me to all eternity.

Service Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: found in Ockley's "History of the Saracens", An. Hegira 54, A.D. 673

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Be aristocracy the only joy: Let commerce perish--let the world expire.

Nobility Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Modern Gulliver's Travels (p. 192), (ed. 1796)

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One that is neither flesh not fish.

Fish Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Rede Me and be Not Wrothe (I, 3)

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But death is sure to kill all he can get And all is fish with him that comes to net.

Fish Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Witts Recreations (ep. 644)

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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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When law can stop the blades of grass from growing as they grow; And when the leaves in Summer-time their colour dare not show; Then will I change the colour too, I wear in my caubeen; But till that day, plaze God, I'll stick to wearin' o' the Green.

Ireland Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Wearin' o' the Green (Shan-Van-Voght)

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Great pity were it if this beneficence of Providence should be marr'd in the ordering, so as to justly merit the Reflection of the old proverb, that though God sends us meat, yet the D------ does cooks.

Cookery Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Cooks' and Confectioners' Dictionary, or the Accomplished Housewife's Companions, London

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Every investigation which is guided by principles of nature fixes its ultimate aim entirely on gratifying the stomach.

Cookery Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Cooks' and Confectioners' Dictionary, or the Accomplished Housewife's Companions, London

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Use three Physicians, Still-first Dr. Quiet, Next Dr. Merry-man And Dr. Dyet.

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

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Why should (need) a man die who has sage in his garden? [Lat., Cur moriatur homo, cui salvia crescit in horto?]

Health Quotes, by Unattributed Author , Source: Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum, a medical poem, original and translation published by Sir Alexander

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