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To err is human, but to persevere in error is only the act of a fool. [Lat., Cujusvis hominis est errare, nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare.]

Cicero Marcus Tullius Cicero Quotes , Source: Philippicoe (XII, 2)

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Fair words butter no parsnips.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Alas, by what trivial causes is greatness overthrown!

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Consider not what may do, but what it will become you to do.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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He who seeks to terrify others is more in fear himself.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Here is a fine field for talent.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Liberty begets license.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Nature has placed his own happiness in each man's hands, if he only knew how to use it.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Nothing is more obnoxious than a low person raised to a high position.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Power call achieve more by gentle means than by violence.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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The best manners are stained by haughtiness.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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They are raised on high that their fall may be the greater.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Avoid excess.

Cleobulus of Lindos Quotes , Source: his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

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Hope is a waking dream.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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So use your own property as not to injure that of another.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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Success in crime always invites to worse deeds.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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The cause ceasing, the effect ceases also.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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Things are worth what they will fetch at a sale.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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Where there are many counsellors there is safety.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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You should trust any man in his own art provided he is skilled in it.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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Often do the spirits Of great events stride on before the events, And in to-day already walks to-morrow.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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Hell is paved with good intentions.

Lord Edward Coke Quotes , Source: probably direct quote of Aristotle (see Diogenes Laertius "Lives of Eminent Philosophers")

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On their own merits modest men are dumb.

George Colman "The Younger" Quotes , Source: Epilogue to The Heir-at-Law

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Falsehood is often rocked by truth, but she soon outgrows her cradle, and discards her nurse.

George Colman "The Younger" Quotes , Source: Epilogue to The Heir-at-Law

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It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies, seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.

George Colman "The Younger" Quotes , Source: Epilogue to The Heir-at-Law

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