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Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Bible Quotes , Source: Proverbs (ch. XXVII, v. 5)

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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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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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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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Fierce eagles breed not the tender dove.

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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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The rose is fairest when 'tis budding new, And hope is brightest when it dawns from fears; The rose is sweetest wash'd with morning dew, And love is loveliest when embalm'd in tears.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lady of the Lake (canto IV)

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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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Thus conscience does make cowards of us all; And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment, With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Hamlet at III, i)

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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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