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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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I talk of cheese, you of chalk.

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

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Man is to man a god or a wolf.

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

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Not even the gods can withstand necessity.

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

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Prevention is better than cure.

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

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Of two evils choose the least. [Lat., E duobus malis minimum eligendum.]

Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus Quotes , Source: Adages

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In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. [Lat., In regione caecorum rex est luscus.]

Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus Quotes , Source: Adagia (III, IV, 96)

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An angelic boyhood becomes a Satanic old age. [Lat., Angelicus juvenis senibus satanizat in annis.]

Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus Quotes , Source: Fam. Coll., quoted as a proverb invented by Satan

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He touches nothing but he adds a charm.

Desiderius Gerhard Erasmus Quotes , Source: Fam. Coll., quoted as a proverb invented by Satan

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But me no buts.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: Rape upon Rape (act II, sc. 2)

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Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

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Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.

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Employ thy time well if thou meanest to get leisure.

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Employ thy time well if thou meanest to get leisure.

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Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

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Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?

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If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.

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If Jack's in love, he's no judge of Jill's beauty.

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If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.

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