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42 Worth Quotes

Sometimes you have to let go to see if there was anything worth holding on to.

Socrates Quotes

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Nothing common can seem worthy of you. [Lat., Nihil vulgare te dignum videri potest.]

Augustus Caesar Quotes , Source: to Caesar

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My glass is not large, but I drink from my glass. [Fr., Mon verre n'est pas grand, mais je bois dans mon verre.]

Frederic R. Marvin Quotes , Source: Companionship of Books (p. 318)

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It is a maxim, that those to whom everybody allows the second place have an undoubted title to the first.

Jonathan Swift Quotes , Source: Tale of a Tub--Dedication

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If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.

Chinese Proverb Quotes

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It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold, than of the office which one fills. [Fr., Il est plus facile de paraitre digne des emplois qu'on n'a pas que de ceux que l'on exerce.]

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maximes (164)

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A pilot's part in calms cannot be spy'd, In dangerous times true worth is only tri'd.

William Alexander, Earl of Stirling Quotes , Source: Doomes-day--The Fifth Houre

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I care not twopence.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Coxcomb (act V, sc. I)

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They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, and tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

Bible Quotes , Source: Hebrews (ch. XI, v. 37-38)

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'Tis virtue, wit, and worth, and all That men divine and sacred call; For what is worth, in anything, But so much money as 't will bring?

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto I, l. 463)

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This was the penn'worth of his thought.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. II, canto III)

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You will always be fools! We shall never be gentlemen.

Lord John Arbutnoth Fisher of Kilverstone Quotes , Source: in the London "Times"

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Not worth twopence, (or I don't care twopence).

General Ferdinand Foch Quotes , Source: his favorite expression, hence his nickname "General Deux Sous"

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He has paid dear, very dear, for his whistle.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes , Source: The Whistle

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Too good for great things and too great for good.

Thomas Fuller Quotes , Source: Worthies

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In native worth and honour clad.

Franz Joseph Haydn Quotes , Source: Libretto of Creation

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'Tis fortune gives us birth, But Jove alone endues the soul with worth.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. XX, l. 290), (Pope's translation)

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This mournful truth is everywhere confess'd, Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd.

Samuel Johnson Quotes , Source: London (l. 175)

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An ounce of enterprise is worth a pound of privilege.

Frederic R. Marvin Quotes , Source: Companionship of Books (p. 318)

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Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow; The rest is all but leather and prunello.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Man (epistle IV, 203)

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(Goneril:) I have been worth the whistle. (Albany:) O Goneril, You are not worth the dust which the rude wind Blows in your face.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Goneril & Albany at IV, ii)

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I would that I were low laid in my grave. I am not worth this coil that's made for me.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life and Death of King John (Arthur at II, i)

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Now, good my lord, Let there be some more test made of my mettle Before so noble and so great a figure Be stamped upon it.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Angelo at I, i)

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O, how thy worth with manners may I sing When thou art all the better part of me? What can mine own praise to mine own self bring, And what is't but mine own when I praise thee?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Sonnet XXXIX

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The two Great Unknowns, the two Illustrious Conjecturabilities! They are the best known unknown persons that have ever drawn breath upon the planet. (the Devil and Shakespeare.)

Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Quotes , Source: Shakespeare Dead? (ch. III)

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