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The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXVIII, v. 1)

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There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXX, v. 18-19)

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Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXXI, v. 10)

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Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXXI, v. 6)

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Silence gives consent. [Lat., Qui tacet, consentire videtur.]

Pope Boniface VIII Quotes , Source: Decretals (bk. V, 12, 43), taken from the Canon Law

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Breathes there a man, whose judgment clear Can others teach their course to steer, Yet run himself life's mad career Wild as the wave?

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower,--its bloom is shed.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Care, mad to see a man sae happy, E'en drouned himsel amang the nappy.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Yestreen, when to the trembling string The dance gaed thro' the lighted ha', To thee my fancy took its wing; I sat, but neither heard nor saw.

John Bunyan Quotes , Source: Pilgrim's Progress (pt. II)

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Then gently scan your brother man, Still gentler sister woman; Though they may gang a' kennin' wrang To step aside is human.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: Address to Unco Guid

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Penny wise, pound foolish.

Robert Burton Quotes , Source: Anatomy of Melancholy--Democritus to the Reader (p. 35)

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The present century was growing blind To the great Marlborough's skill in giving knocks, Until his late life by Archdeacon Coxe.

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Better a bad excuse, than none at all.

William Camden Quotes , Source: Remaines--Proverbs (p. 293)

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Many a smale maketh a grate.

Geoffrey Chaucer Quotes , Source: The Canterbury Tales, The Parson's Tale

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Nothing is more obnoxious than a low person raised to a high position.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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They are raised on high that their fall may be the greater.

John Clarke Quotes , Source: Paroemiologia (p. 21, ed. 1639)

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Then join in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.

John Dickinson Quotes , Source: The Liberty Song of 1768

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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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Three things are men most likely to be cheated in, a horse, a wig, and a wife.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: Poor Richard

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A trade is better then service.

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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You cannot know wine by the barrell. [You cannot know the wine by the barrel.]

George Herbert Quotes , Source: Jacula Prudentum

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Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.

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A countenance inconceivably forbidding.

Ben Jonson Quotes , Source: Every Man in his Humour (act I, sc. 1)

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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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