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An examin'd enterprize goes on boldly.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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You cannot know wine by the barrell. [You cannot know the wine by the barrel.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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A brute without a single redeeming point.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Every Man in his Humour (act I, sc. 1)

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A countenance inconceivably forbidding.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Every Man in his Humour (act I, sc. 1)

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A woman is most merciless when shame goads on her hate.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Every Man in his Humour (act I, sc. 1)

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A thing of beauty is a joy forever; Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

John Keats Quotes , Source: Endymion (bk. I, l. 1)

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As you behave towards others, expect that others will behave to you.

Decimus Laberius Quotes , Source: (Latin)

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The more honesty a man has the less he affects the air of a saint.

Decimus Laberius Quotes , Source: (Latin)

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It is not to be argued that the abuse of a thing proves that it is useless.

Decimus Laberius Quotes , Source: (Latin)

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No man ought to be twice tried for the same offence.

Decimus Laberius Quotes , Source: (Latin)

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Facts are stubborn things.

Alain Rene Le Sage Quotes , Source: Gil Blas (bk. X, ch. I), (Smollet's translation)

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A crime in which many are implicated goes unpunished.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 7)

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Idleness induces caprice.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 7)

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The apprehension of approaching evil has hurried many into the utmost danger.

James Russell Lowell Quotes , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 7)

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Hold their nose to the grindstone.

Thomas Middleton Quotes , Source: Blurt, Master Constable (act III, sc. 3)

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I have been a soldier, Till the helm hath worn those aged temples bare.

Thomas Middleton Quotes , Source: Roaring Girl (act II, sc. 1)

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How fallen, how changed From him, who, in the happy realms of light, Clothed with transcendent brightness, didst outshine Myriads, though bright.

Thomas Middleton Quotes , Source: Roaring Girl (act II, sc. 1)

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The word "impossible" is not in my dictionary.

Motto Quotes , Source: of the State of Kentucky

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Your knowing a thing is nothing, unless another knows you know it.

Periander of Corinth Quotes , Source: his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

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I have cut my leg with my own adze.

Periander of Corinth Quotes , Source: his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

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Judge of a tree by its fruit, not by its leaves.

Periander of Corinth Quotes , Source: his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

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One science only will one genius fit, So vast is art, so narrow human wit.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay of Criticism (pt. I, l. 60)

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The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears; The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto IV)

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The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto IV)

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O, what a tangled web we weave, When first we practise to deceive!

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Marmion (canto VI, st. 17)

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