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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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