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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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Nothing succeeds like success. [Fr., Rien ne reussit comme le succes.]

Alexandre Dumas pere Quotes , Source: Ange Pitou (vol. I, p. 72)

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While gripinge grefes ye hart would wounde, And dolefulle domps ye mynde oppresse, There musicke with her silver sound, Is wont with spede to send redresse.

Alexandre Dumas pere Quotes , Source: Ange Pitou (vol. I, p. 72)

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If thy heart fails thee, climb not at all.

Elizabeth I Quotes , Source: Worthies of England (vol. I, p. 419), by Thomas Fuller, (written on window pane under words written

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A true friend is tested in adversity.

Sir Henry Ellis Quotes , Source: Original Letters--Second Series (p. 312)

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One man restored our fortunes by delay. [By skilfully avoiding an engagement, Fabius exhausted the resources of the enemy.]

Quintus Ennius Quotes , Source: (Latin)

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Why, then, do you walk as if you had swallowed a ramrod?

Epictetus Quotes , Source: Discourses (ch. XXI)

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If you wish to be good, first believe that you are bad.

Epictetus Quotes , Source: Fragments, (Long's translation)

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