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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.

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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After a bad harvest sow again. [Yield not to difficulties.]

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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Do what you should, not what you may.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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For murder though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at II, ii)

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Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment, With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, i)

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Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard. It seems to me most strange that men should fear, Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Caesar at II, ii)

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A friend should bear a friend's infirmities.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Cassius at IV, iii)

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What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part II (King Henry at III, ii)

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Trust not him that hath once broken faith.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (Queen Elizabeth at IV, iv)

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Truth is a dog that must to kennel. He must be whipped, when Lady, the brach, may stand by the fire and stink.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Fool at I, iv)

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Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes, For villany is not without such rheum.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Salisbury at IV, iii)

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Alas! sir, In what have I offended you? What cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Queen Katharine at II, iv)

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I know myself now, and I feel within me A peace above all earthly dignities, A still and quiet conscience.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Wolsey at III, ii)

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A kindness spontaneously offered to him who needs it, is doubly gratifying.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Pastoral Dialogue (l. 7)

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A man suffers death himself as often as he loses those dear to him.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Pastoral Dialogue (l. 7)

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A pleasant traveling companion helps us on our journey as much as a carriage.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Pastoral Dialogue (l. 7)

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The generous heart Should scorn a pleasure which gives others pain.

Thales of Miletus Quotes , Source: his motto as inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi

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Seeing is different than being told.

African Proverb Quotes

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For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool: this also is vanity.

Bible Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastes (ch. VII, v. 6)

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Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing; I sat, but neither heard nor saw.

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

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Better a bad excuse, than none at all.

William Camden Quotes , Source: Remaines--Proverbs (p. 293)

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