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So comes a reck'ning when the banquet's o'er, The dreadful reckn'ning, and men smile no more.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The What D'ye Call It (act II, sc. 9)

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A man should be religious, not superstitious.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The What D'ye Call It (act II, sc. 9)

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If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The What D'ye Call It (act II, sc. 9)

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A woman scorn'd is pitiless as fate, For then the dread of shame adds stings to hate.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The What D'ye Call It (act II, sc. 9)

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What boots it on the lineal tree to trace Through many a branch the founders of our race.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The What D'ye Call It (act II, sc. 9)

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Originality provokes originality.

John Gay Quotes , Source: The What D'ye Call It (act II, sc. 9)

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What is not in a man cannot come out of him surely.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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E'en his failings leaned to virtue's side.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done, Shoulder'd his crutch, and show'd how fields were won.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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Chill penury repressed their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the soul.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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Some mute, inglorious Milton here may rest.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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We frolic while 'tis May.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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What sorrow was, thou bad'st her know, And from her own she learnt to melt at others' woe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Herman and Dorothea (canto III, l. 3)

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Where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: On a Distant Prospect of Eton College (st. 10)

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Go West, young man, and grow up with the country.

Horace Greeley Quotes , Source: Hints toward Reform, ion an editorial in the "Tribune"

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Hell is full of good intentions. [Sp., El infierno es lleno de buenas intenciones.]

Horace Greeley Quotes , Source: Hints toward Reform, ion an editorial in the "Tribune"

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Life ain't all beer and skittles.

Horace Greeley Quotes , Source: Hints toward Reform, ion an editorial in the "Tribune"

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Circumstances alter cases.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton used pseudonym Sam Slick Quotes , Source: The Old Judge (ch. XV)

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Man's extremity is God's opportunity.

John Hamilton, Lord Belhaven Quotes , Source: in the Scottish Parliament, Nov. 2, 1706, protesting against union of England and Scotland

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Death rides on every passing breeze, He lurks in every flower.

Bishop Reginald Heber Quotes , Source: At a Funeral (st. 3)

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The longest Day hath an Eueninge.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: from a version of his published proverbs

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Who eates the Kings Goose uoydes the feathers an hundred years after. [Who eats the king's goose voids the feathers a hundred years after.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: from a version of his published proverbs

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His bark is worse than his bite.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Country Parson (ch. XXIX)

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A bad dog never sees the Wolfe.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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A beane in liberty is better then a comfit in prison.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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