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What is bred in the bone will never come out of the flesh.

Bidpai Pilpay Quotes , Source: The Two Fishermen (fable xiv)

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Of joys departed Not to return, how painful the remembrance.

Bidpai Pilpay Quotes , Source: The Two Fishermen (fable xiv)

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Silence gives consent. [Lat., Qui tacet, consentire videtur.]

Pope Boniface VIII Quotes , Source: Decretals (bk. V, 12, 43), taken from the Canon Law

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To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb.

Nicholas Breton Quotes , Source: Court and County (p. 183), (1618 edition)

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First come, first served.

Henry Brinklow Quotes , Source: Complaint of Roderyck Mors

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What loss feels he that wots not what he loses?

Henry Brinklow Quotes , Source: Complaint of Roderyck Mors

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God's in His Heaven-- All's right with the world!

Robert Browning Quotes , Source: Pippa Passes (pt. I)

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The style is the man. [Fr., Le style c'est l'homme.]

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon Quotes , Source: Discourse on taking his seat in the French Academie

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Only by the candle, held in the skeleton hand of Poverty, can man read his own dark heart.

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon Quotes , Source: Discourse on taking his seat in the French Academie

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Sharp is the kiss of the falcon's beak.

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon Quotes , Source: Discourse on taking his seat in the French Academie

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The man who wants his wedding garments to suit him must allow plenty of time for the measure.

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon Quotes , Source: Discourse on taking his seat in the French Academie

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A pearl may in a toad's head dwell, And may be found too in an oyster shell.

George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon Quotes , Source: Discourse on taking his seat in the French Academie

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Every fat (vat) must stand upon its bottom.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. I)

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He that is down needs fear no fall He that is low, no pride.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions than ruined by too confident a security.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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There is a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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And last, the crown of a' my grief.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Breathes there a man, whose judgment clear Can others teach their course to steer, Yet run himself life's mad career Wild as the wave?

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower,--its bloom is shed.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drouned himsel amang the nappy.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Cock up your beaver.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Her prentice han' she tried on man, And then she made the lasses O!

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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I'ld charm her with the magic of a switch.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Is there a man whose judgment clear Can others teach the course to steer, Yet runs himself life's mad career, Wild as the wave?

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Know, prudent cautious self-control Is wisdom's root.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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