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No greater grief than to remember days Of joy when misery is at hand.

Henry Carey Quotes , Source: Translation of Dante

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The goal of yesterday will be our starting-point to-morrow.

Henry Carey Quotes , Source: Translation of Dante

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Speech is silvern, silence is golden.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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Be firm or mild as the occasion may require.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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Consider it the greatest of all virtues to restrain the tongue.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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Do not expect good from another's death.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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Don't promise twice what you can do at once.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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In doing nothing men learn to do evil.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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Should anyone attempt to deceive you by false expressions, and not be a true friend at heart, act in the same manner, and thus art will defeat art. [If you would catch a man let him think he is catching you.]

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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We see not our own backs.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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Many diseases may be cured by abstinence.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: A Swiss Inscription, quoted in "Sartor Resartus", bk. III, ch. III

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Let the worst come to the worst.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (bk. III, ch. V)

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The more thou stir it the worse it will be.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (bk. III, ch. VIII)

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The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (ch. XXIV)

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Make hay while the sun shines.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. I, bk. III, ch. 11)

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Spare your breath to cool your porridge.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. V)

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Honesty is the best policy.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXIII)

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I have other fish to fry.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXV)

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Many go out for wool, and come home shorn themselves.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (pt. II, ch. XXXVII)

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Whether the pitcher hits the stone or the stone hits the pitcher, it goes ill with the pitcher.

Cervantes Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Quotes , Source: Don Quixote (vol. II, ch. XLIII)

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Enough is as good as a feast.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Eastward Ho! (act III, sc. 2), written by Chapman, Jonson, Marston

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Hier lies that should fetch a perfect woman over the coles.

George Chapman Quotes , Source: Sir Gyles Goosecappe

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The shortest follies are the best. [Fr., Les plus courtes folies sont les meilleures.]

Pierre Charron Quotes , Source: Las Sagesse (bk. I, ch. 3)

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With emptie hands men may no haukes lure.

Pierre Charron Quotes , Source: Las Sagesse (bk. I, ch. 3)

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So was hir jolly whistel wel y-wette.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales (l. 4,155), The Reeve's Tale

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