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For evil news rides post, while good news baits.

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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Novelty in all things is charming.

Ovid Publius Ovidius Naso Quotes , Source: (Latin)

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I have cut my leg with my own adze.

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

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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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There are as good fish in the sea as ever came out of it.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Fortunes of Nigel (ch. 35)

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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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Breathes there the man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd, As home his footsteps he hath turn'd, From wandering on a foreign strand!

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: The Lay of the Last Ministrel (canto VI, st. 1)

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A friend always loves, but he who loves is not always a friend.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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After a bad harvest sow again. [Yield not to difficulties.]

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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Do what you should, not what you may.

Sir Walter Scott Quotes , Source: Rob Roy (ch. XXIV)

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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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A friend should bear a friend's infirmities.

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

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God save the mark!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Henry the Fourth, Part I (Hotspur 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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What stronger breast-plate than a heart untainted.

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

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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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