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Quotations for Reference
Cleanness of body was ever deemed to proceed from a due reverence to God. ~Francis Bacon
Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.
~Friedrich Halm (Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen)
Trooly it is with us as it was with Mr. and Mrs. Ingomer in the Play, to whit -
2 soles with but a single thawt
2 harts which beet as 1.
A rolling stone gathers no moss. ~Publilius Syrus
Do not hold everything as gold which shines like gold. (Non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum.) ~Alanus de Insulis, Parabolae, c.1280, later used by Shakespeare and others as "All that glisters is not gold." (see notes at bartleby.com), now commonly misphrased as "glitters"
Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed. ~Daniel Defoe, The Political History of the Devil, 1726
He should, as he list, be able to prove the moon made of grene cheese. ~Sir Thomas More
Tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are. ~Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, translated
The way to a man's heart is through his stomach. ~Fanny Fern
All human history attests
That happiness for man, - the hungry sinner! -
Since Eve ate apples, much depends on dinner.
~Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIII, stanza 99
I can't live either without you or with you. ~Ovid, Amores
But when he shall have been taken from sight, he quickly goes also out of mind. ~Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ
Where ignorance is bliss,
'Tis folly to be wise.
~Thomas Gray, On a Distant Prospect of Eton College
Though this be madness, yet there is method in 't. ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet
What is one man's meat is another man's rank poison. ~Lucretius
Why, then the world's mine oyster, which I with sword will open. ~William Shakespeare, The Merry Wives of Windsor
Absence makes the heart grow fonder. ~Thomas Haynes Bayly, Isle of Beauty
Thou hast added insult to injury. ~Phaedrus
'Tis strange, but true; for truth is always strange, -
Stranger than fiction.
~Lord Byron, Don Juan, Canto XIV, stanza 101
A thing of beauty is a joy forever. ~John Keats
God's mill grinds slow, but sure. ~George Herbert
Mollify it with thy tears, or sweat, or blood. ~John Donne
For the hand that rocks the cradle
Is the hand that rules the world.
~William Ross Wallace, What Rules the World
Variety's the very spice of life
That gives it all its flavour.
~William Cowper, The Task, 1785
To make a mountain of a mole-hill. ~Henry Ellis, Original Letters
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. ~Author unknown, commonly misattributed to Sigmund Freud
Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular, all his life long. ~Robert Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy
A man's house is his castle. ~Old English Proverb, often attributed to Edward Coke
If a man write a better book, preach a better sermon, or make a better mousetrap than his neighbor, though he build his house in the woods, the world will make a beaten path to his door. ~Mrs. Sarah S.B. Yule credits this quotation to Ralph Waldo Emerson in her Borrowings, 1889
Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. ~James Bramston, Man of Taste
It is a tiresome way of speaking, when you should despatch the business, to beat about the bush. ~Plautus
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essays: Second Series, 1844
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, one hundred. ~Thomas Jefferson
Sighing that Nature form'd but one such man,
And broke the die.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "Monody on the Death of Sheridan"
Our land is everything to us. It is the only place in the world where Cheyennes talk the Cheyenne language to each other. It is the only place where Cheyennes remember the same things together. I will tell you one of the things we remember on our land. We remember our grandfathers paid for it — with their life. ~John Wooden Legs, "Back on the War Ponies," 1960, quoted in We Are the People: Voices from the Other Side of American History, edited by Nathaniel May and Clint Willis
Okay, Houston, we've had a problem here. ~John L. Swigert, Jr., Apollo 13 command module pilot, 13 April 1970
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