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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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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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Nae man can tether time nor tide.

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

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O doul on the day that gae me an old man.

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

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Tam lo'ed him like a vera brither; They had been fou for weeks thegither.

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

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The gallant Sir Robert fought hard to the end, But who can with fate and quart bumpers contend? Though Fate said, a hero should perish ill light; So up rose bright Phoebus, and down fell the knight.

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

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The life blood streaming thro' my heart, Or my more dear immortal part, Is not more fondly dear.

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

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Think, ye may buy the joys o'er dear, Remember Tam o'Shanter's mare.

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

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Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Man Was Made to Mourn

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Inspiring bold John Barleycorn, What dangers thou canst make us scorn! Wi' tippenny, we fear nae evil; Wi' usquebae, we'll face the devil!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Tam o' Shanter (l. 105)

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Whistle, and I'll come to you, my lad.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Whistle, and I'll Come to You (act IV, sc. 4)

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Believe Robert who has tried it. [Lat., Experto crede Roberto.]

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy, a proverb quoted by him in the introduction

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No rule is so general, which admits not some exception.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. I, sc. II, memb. 2, subsect. 3)

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Hold one another's noses to the grindstone hard.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sec. I, memb. 3)

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Going as if he trod upon eggs.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy (pt. III, sect. II, memb. 3)

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A man convinced against his will, Is of the some opinion still.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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Compound for sins they are inclined to, By damning those they have no mind to.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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