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O wad some power the giftie gie us To see oursel's as ithers see us! It wad frae monie a blunder free us. And foolish notion; What airs in dress and gait wad lea'e us, And ev'n devotion!

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: To a Louse

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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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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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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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Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.

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There are faults we would fain pardon.

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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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He who has once made himself notorious as utterly unprincipled, is not credited even when he speaks the truth.

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

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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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For murder though it have no tongue, will speak With most miraculous organ.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at II, ii)

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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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Trust not those cunning waters of his eyes, For villany is not without such rheum.

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

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Alas! sir, In what have I offended you? What cause Hath my behaviour given to your displeasure?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Queen Katharine at II, iv)

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