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Quotations Page 'B'

Thursday, 18 April 2024

Borrowing is not much better than begging.

- Lessing, Nathan the wise -

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He who begs timidly courts refusal.

- Seneca, Hippalytue -

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Better a living beggar than a buried emperor.

- Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy -

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Do wrong to none.

- Shakespeare, All's Well that Ends Well -

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Those that are good mannered at the court are as ridiculous in the country as the behaviour of the country is most mockable at the court.

- Shakespeare, As you like it -

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Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

- New Testament, John xx, 29 -

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A man must not swallow more belief than he can digest.

- Haxelock Hills, The Dance of Life -

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A thing that nobody believes cannot be proved too often.

- G.B.Shaw, Devil's Disciple -

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Ring out the old, ring in the new,Ring, Happy bells across the snow.

- Tennyson, In Memoriam -

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Who is to bell the cat.It is easy to propose impossible remedies.

- Acheson -

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To do well to bad man is as great a danger as to do in a good one.

- Ploutus, Panulus -

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He child their wanderings but relieved their pain.

- Goldsmith, Deserted Village -

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Benevolent feeling ennobles the most trifling actions.

- Shakespeare, Macbeth -

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What, all my pretty chickens and their dam.At one fell swoop?

- Shakespeare, Macbeth -

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Alone at night,I read my Bible more any Euclid less.

- Robert Buchanan -

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The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort, the Holy Scriptures.

- Herbert, Priest to the Temple -

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The Bible is a window in this prison of hope through which we may look into eternity.

- Dwight -

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Would that every Johnson in the world had his vertical Boswell or leash of Boswells.

- Carlyle, Voltaire -

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Biography is the most universally pleasant and profitable of all reading.

- Carlyle -

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