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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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Whom drink made wits, though nature made them fools.

Chilo of Sparta Chilon Quotes , Source: his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

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Patience is sorrow's salve.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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A bachelor's bed is the most pleasant.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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A wise man does nothing by constraint.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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All soils are not fertile.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Anger should never appear in awarding punishment.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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As you sow, so shall you also reap.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Care must be taken that the punishment does not exceed the offence.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Certain signs are the forerunners of certain events.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Do nothing twice over.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Every animal loves itself.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Every man's friend is no man's friend.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Everyone has his besetting sin.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Falsehoods border on truths.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Favours out of place I regard as positive injuries.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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He has no other recommendation, save an assumed and crafty solemnity of demeanour.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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Honourable mention encourages science, and merit is fostered by praise.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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How do our philosophers act? Do they not inscribe their signatures to the very essays they write on the propriety of despising glory.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: Prophecy of Famine (l. 363)

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