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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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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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