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Everything is twice as large, measured on a three-year-old's three-foot scale on a thirty-year-old's six-foot scale.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: Poet at the Breakfast Table (I)

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Is it possible your pragmatical worship should not know that the comparisons made between wit and wit, courage and courage, beauty and beauty, birth and birth, are always odious and ill taken?

Cervantes (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra) Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. I)

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How God ever brings like to like.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Ethics Mag (2, 11)

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'Tis light translateth night; 'tis inspiration Expounds experience; 'tis the west explains The east; 'tis time unfolds Eternity.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. A Ruined Temple)

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Defining night by darkness, death by dust.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. Water and Wood)

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Our similarities are different.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus (sc. Water and Wood)

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Glass antique! 'twixt thee and Nell Draw we here a parallel! She, like thee, was forced to bear All reflections, foul or fair. Thou art deep and bright within, Depths as bright belong'd to Gwynne; Thou art very frail as well, Frail as flesh is,--so was Nell.

Laman Blanchard Quotes , Source: Nell Gwynne's Looking Glass (st. 1)

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Not worthy to carry the buckler unto him.

Sir Thomas Browne Quotes , Source: Religio Medici (pt. I, sec. 21)

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It's wiser being good than bad; It's safer being meek than fierce: It's fitter being sane than mad. My own hope is, a sun will pierce The thickest cloud earth ever stretched; That, after Last, returns the First, Though a wide compass round be fetched; That what began best, can't end worst, Nor what God blessed once, prove accurst.

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Apparent Failure (VII)

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It has all the contortions of the sibyl without the inspiration.

Edmund Burke Quotes , Source: Prior's Life of Burke

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To liken them to your auld-warld squad, I must needs say comparisons are odd.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Brigs of Ayr (l. 177)

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Some say, compared to Bononcini, That Mynheer Handel's but a ninny; Others aver, that he to Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a Candle: Strange all this difference should be, 'Twixt Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee!

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epigram

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Some say, that Seignior Bononchini Compar'd to Handel's a mere Ninny; Others aver, to him, that Handel Is scarcely fit to hold a candle. Strange! that such high Disputes shou'd be 'Twixt Tweedledum and Tweedledee.

John Byrom Quotes , Source: Epigram on the Feuds between Handel and Bononcini, as given in the "London Journal"

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At whose sight, like the sun, All others with diminish'd lustre shone.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (bk. III, div. 18), (Yonge's translation)

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Like lips like lettuce (i.e. like has met its like). (Lat., Similem habent labra lactucam.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Tusculanarum Disputationum (bk. III, div. 18), (Yonge's translation)

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Like to like.

George Gascoigne Quotes , Source: Complaynt of Philomene

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Comparisons are odious.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Too great refinement is false delicacy, and true delicacy is solid refinement.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxims (no. 131)

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And but two ways are offered to our will, Toil with rare triumph, ease with safe disgrace, The problem still for us and all of human race.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: Under the Old Elm (pt. VII, st. 3)

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Comparisons do ofttime great grievance.

John Lydgate Quotes , Source: Bochas (bk. III, ch. VIII)

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Who wer as lyke as one pease is to another.

John Lyly (Lylie or Lyllie) Quotes , Source: Euphues (p. 215)

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Some are good, some are middling, the most are bad. [Lat., Sunt bona, sunt quaedam mediocria, sunt mala plura.]

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (I, 17, 1)

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Such are thou and I: but what I am thou canst not be; what thou art any one of the multitude may be. [Lat., Hoc ego, tuque sumus: set quod sum, non potes esse: Tu quod es, e populo quilibet esse potest.]

Marcus Valerius Martial Quotes , Source: Epigrams (V, 13, 9)

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The bee and the serpent often sip from the selfsame flower. [It., L'ape e la serpe spesso Suggon l'istesso umore.]

Metastasio (pseudonym of Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi Pietro) Quotes , Source: Morte d' Abele (I)

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There are fagots and fagots. [Fr., Il y a fagots et fagots.]

Jean Baptiste Poquelin Moliere Quotes , Source: Le Medecin Malgre lui (I, 6)

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