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What you keep by you, you may change and mend; But words once spoke can never be recall'd.

John Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Liberty Song of 1768

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Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.

Unknown Quotes

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There is a devil in every berry of the grape.

Thomas a Kempis Quotes , Source: Imitation of Christ

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Hard cases make bad law.

Decimus Laberius Quotes , Source: (Latin)

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Laughter holding both his sides.

Thomas Middleton Quotes , Source: Roaring Girl (act II, sc. 1)

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Who aspires must down as low As high he soar'd.

Thomas Middleton Quotes , Source: Roaring Girl (act II, sc. 1)

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Who reigns within himself, and rules Passions, desires, and fears, is more a king.

Thomas Middleton Quotes , Source: Roaring Girl (act II, sc. 1)

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Success brings many to ruin.

Periander of Corinth Quotes , Source: his motto, inscribed on Temple of Apollo at Delphi,

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Her pretty action did outsell her gift, And yet enriched it too. She gave it me and said She prized it once.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Iachimo at II, iv)

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One may smile, and smile, and be a villain.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at I, v)

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One woe doth tread upon another's heel, So fast they follow.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Gertrude, Queen of Denmark at IV, vii)

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Those, that with haste will make a mighty fire, Begin it with weak straws.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Julius Caesar (Cassius at I, iii)

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Now out of this nettle, danger, will I pluck the flower, safety.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at II, iii)

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O, while you live, tell truth, and shame the devil.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur at III, i)

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But, Clifford, tell me, didst thou never hear, That things ill got had ever bad success?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Sixth, Part III (King Henry at II, ii)

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And, oftentimes, excusing of a fault, Doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Pembroke at IV, ii)

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Then westward ho! Grace and good disposition attend your ladyship.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Twelfth Night, or, What You Will (Viola at III, i)

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A man he seems of cheerful yesterdays, And confident to-morrows.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: The Excursion

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We take no note of time But from its loss.

William Wordsworth Quotes , Source: My Heart Leaps Up

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The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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A people without history is like the wind on the buffalo grass.

Sioux Saying Quotes

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There is safety in numbers. [Lat., Defendit numerus.]

Anonymous Quotes , Source: "The World of Mathematics" edited by J.R. Newman (p. 1452)

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Money makes the man.

Aristodemus Quotes , Source: see Alcaeus, "Fragment--Miscellaneous--Songs"

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One swallow does not make spring.

Aristotle Quotes , Source: Ethic--Nicom (bk. I)

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