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The man that hails you Tom or Jack, And proves by thumps upon your back How he esteems your merit, Is such a friend, that one had need Be very much his friend indeed To pardon or to bear it.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: On Friendship (169)

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How much a dunce that has been sent to roam Excels a dunce that has been kept at home.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Progress of Error (l. 410)

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God made the country, and man made the town.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. I, l. 749)

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Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavour.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 506)

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Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder lean; puts out our fires And introduces hunger, frost, and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. II, l. 614)

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Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 595)

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In idle wishes fools supinely stay; Be there a will,--and wisdom finds a way.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 595)

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Like lips like lettuce (i.e. like has met its like). (Lat., Similem habent labra lactucam.]

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 595)

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The faults of our neighbours with freedom we blame, But tax not ourselves, though we practise the same.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 595)

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He assigned it to regions more than tropical.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 595)

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We start from the Mother's Arms and we run to the Dustshovel.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. VI, l. 595)

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Barkis is willin'!

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: The Personal History of David Copperfield (ch. I)

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Immodest words admit of no defence; For want of decency is want of sense.

Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscomon Quotes , Source: Essay on Translated Verse (l. 113)

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The truly noble mind has no resentments.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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And Jove but laughs at lovers' perjury.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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Great wit to madness sure is near allied, And thin partitions do their bounds divide.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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If gaming does an aged sire entice, Then my young master swiftly learns the vice.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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None but the brave deserve the fair.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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Old age creeps on us ere we think it nigh.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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Sweet is pleasure after pain.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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Take the goods the gods provide thee.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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To tame the proud, the fetter'd slave to free, These are imperial arts.

Laertius Diogenes Quotes , Source: also attributed to William Shakespeare

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Beware the fury of a patient man.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Absalom and Achitophel (pt. I, l. 1005)

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A man so various, that he seem'd to be Not one, but all mankind's epitome; Stiff in opinions, always in the wrong. Was everything by starts, and nothing long; But in the course of one revolving moon, Was chymist, fiddler, statesman, and buffoon.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Absalom and Actitophel (pt. I, l. 545)

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Forgiveness to the injured does belong, But they ne'er pardon who have done the wrong.

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Conquest of Granada (pt. II, act I, sc. 2)

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